The following is condensed:
”That Moricz was not the originator of the story was clear, as von Däniken himself noted on page 53 of his book. In the 1973 interview with Der
Spiegel, Moricz confirmed that an unnamed person had shown him the cave. But who was this person?”
Moricz died in February 1991.
“After Moricz died, Hall decided to track down this "third man", who had disappeared into the
shadows. Hall had a name—Petronio Jaramillo—but nothing more…”
Petronio Jaramillo was murdered in 1998.
"Even if the library books are made out of gold—though Jaramillo never spoke of gold but of 'metal' (in fact, it seems copper was an ingredient, as
Jaramillo had seen a green colour on the books)—there is more gold outside the library than inside. "
"Jaramillo stated that he had entered the library in 1946, when he was 17 years old. He was shown it by an uncle, whose name has gone unrecorded but
who was known as "Blanquito Pelado" (a loving description of the man's appearance). He was apparently on friendly terms with the local Shuar
population, who invited him to see a secret in gratitude for the kindness and goodness he had shown towards the tribe."
"Jaramillo entered the system at least once after that. On that occasion, he saw a library consisting of thousands of large, metal books stacked on
shelves, each with an average weight of about 20 kilograms, each page impressed from one side with ideographs, geometric designs and written
"There was a second library, consisting of small, hard, smooth, translucent—what seemed to be crystal—tablets, grooved with parallel encrusted
channels, stacked on sloping shelves of trestled units covered in gold leaf. "
"There were zoomorphic and human statues (some on heavy column plinths), metal bars of different shapes, as well as sealed "doors"—possibly
tombs—covered in mixtures of coloured, semi-precious stones."
"There was a large sarcophagus, sculpted from hard, translucent material, containing the gold-leafed skeleton of a large human being. In short, an
incredible treasure, stored away as if hidden in preparation for some upcoming disaster."
"On one occasion, Jaramillo took down seven books from the shelves to study them, but their
weight prevented him from replacing them. It also meant that they were too heavy to remove from the library and reveal to the world. Jaramillo never
produced any physical evidence for his claims, which may explain why he wanted to live in the shadows of this story."
"Hall did ask him why he never took photographs. He said that it would not prove anything.
Still, Jaramillo stated that he had left his initials in these seven books so that, if the library were ever discovered, it could be proved that it
was he who had entered it."
"The most active Indiana Jones today is Stan Grist, who also knew Juan Moricz as well as his
confidante, Zoltan Czellar, also a good friend of Hall."
"In 2005, Grist wrote: ‘As I write these words, I am in negotiations with the native Shuars who live near the Cueva de los Tayos, whose permission
is necessary to enter and explore the area of the caves. I plan to mount an expedition in the coming months to search for the secret entrance to the
cave from which the alleged metallic library can be accessed. Many people have entered the cave by the well-known, vertical entrance near the top of
the mountain. However, I calculate that it is nearly impossible or is impossible to reach the metallic library through this well-known entrance. The
secret entrance is only accessed from underwater!’"
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