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The most isolated man on the planet will spend tonight inside a leafy
palm-thatch hut in the Brazilian Amazon. As always, insects will darn the air.
Spider monkeys will patrol the treetops. Wild pigs will root in the undergrowth.
And the man will remain a quietly anonymous fixture of the landscape,
camouflaged to the point of near invisibility.
He's an Indian, and Brazilian officials have concluded that he's the
last survivor of an uncontacted tribe. In 2007, with ranching and logging
closing in quickly on all sides, government officials declared a 31-square-
mile area around him off-limits to trespassing and development. It's meant
to be a safe zone. He's still in there. Alone.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
Question: How do they know all this
stuff about him if they've never contacted him???
- From OP source.
Eventually, the agents found the man. He was unclothed, appeared to be in his mid-30s (he's now in his late 40, give or take a few years), and always armed with a bow-and-arrow. Their encounters fell into a well-worn pattern: tense standoffs, ending in frustration or tragedy. On one occasion, the Indian delivered a clear message to one agent who pushed the attempts at contact too far: an arrow to the chest.
Originally posted by LiveForever8
Read the full article, they have:
Originally posted by Arkady
When I read this I was overwhelmed by a strange feeling that somehow this man is incredibly important to all of us.
Originally posted by Kaiju
Can you imagine how upset he would be if he found out that he's entitled to free food and free education and free healthcare and free housing and...
Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
Speaking to this man would probably be the closest experience to contact with an alien species.
I suppose one day there will be someone like him who is the very last of the human race.