I'm sure most of you have heard about Percy Fawcett, but for those who havn't, Here is a little background from wikipedia.
"Lt. Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867 – in or after 1925)
was a British artillery officer , archaeologist and South American explorer.
Along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappeared under unknown
circumstances in 1925 during an expedition to find "Z " – his name for an
ancient lost city , which he (in all likelihood, accurately) believed to be El
Dorado , in the uncharted jungles of Brazil."
So that is the mystery that is widely believed to have taken place.
I on the other hand would like to bring to attention a little known mystery, that I thought was pretty interesting.
As I was rereading and researching his disappearence. I came across this site.
Apparently his granddaughter had this to say.
" Colonel Fawcett was not in search of a 'city of gold ' and did not even
visit the Mato Grosso. He had not encountered the Kalapalos Indians
and he had never struck an Indian. The real story had yet to be told. I
don't believe he was murdered. We have reasons to believe something
else may have happened. "
also on the site was this
"Brazil's Sociedade de Estudos Extraterrestres (SOCEX) is currently
investigating a flurry of reports of strange tunnels in the mountains of
Santa Catarina and Parana states. The tunnel sightings are concentrated
around the city of Joinvile in Santa Catarina state about 304 kilometers
(190 miles) southwest of Sao Paulo."
Then I found this site.
"In his book, The
Hollow Earth, Dr Raymond Bernard, a resident in Brazil, assures us that
`mysterious tunnels, an enigma to archaeologists, exist in great numbers
under Brazil, where they open on the surface in various places. The most
famous is in the Roncandor Mountains of northwest Mato Grosso, to
where Colonel Fawcett was heading when last seen."
So was Col. Fawcett really looking for a lost city called "Z"? Or was he looking for an enterance to an underground civilization?
The links I provided has more stories with witnesses who found the openings and saw and inhabitant.
I hope you find this interesting, I sure did.
Thanks for reading!
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