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Percy Fawcett & The Hollow Earth

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:43 AM
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.
and this
"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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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:58 AM
I also found this.
"One of the early German settlers in Santa Catarina, Brazil, wrote and
published a book in old German, dealing with the Subterranean World,
deriving his information from the Indians. The book described the Earth
as being hollow, with a sun in its center. The interior of the earth was
said to be inhabited by a disease-free, long-lived race of fruitarians. This
Subterranean World, the book claimed, was connected by tunnels with
the surface, and these tunnels, it was claimed, open mostly in Santa
Catarina and surrounding parts of South Brazil."
On this site.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:59 AM
He was a rather odd fellow, Percy Fawcett. I remembered that there was an article in the Guardian about him a while back so I went and searched for it -

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 06:53 AM
As someone who has been to the North Pole, I can personally promise you that there are no giant openings to underground civilizations. I'll be heading to the South Pole this year, so if I meet any earth-dwelling pygmys I'll be sure to let you know.


Just realised this wasn't the claim the enterances/exits are on the poles. Disregard this.

But either way, a lot of 1800's explorers claimed a lot of outrageous, crazy things in order to make money. Take it with a pinch of salt.
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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 07:30 AM
Hi, I haven't really posted much before but this post really interested me, it reminds me of the stories of elves and fairies living in a subterranean world, there is a book called the secret commonwealth of elves fauns and fairies by the reverend Robert kirk of aberfoyle in Scotland this was written in 1691 the book talks mostly about a subterranean world. He died in 1692 but the people in aberfoyle thought that he had been abducted by the fairies for writing about them.

"He died (if he did die, which is disputed in 1692, aged about fifty-one....the tomb in Scott's time, was to be seen in the east end of the churchyard of aberfoyle; but the ashes of my kirk are not there. His successor, the rev. Dr. Grahame, in his sketches of picturesque scenery, informs us that, as mr kirk was walking on a dun-shi, or fairy hill, in his neighbourhood, he sunk down in a swoon, which was taken for death "after the ceremony of a seeming funeral," writes Scott (op. cit., p. 105), "the form of the rev. Robert kirk appeared to a relation, and commanded him to go to Grahame of Duchray. 'Say to Duchray, who is my cousin as well as you own, that I am not dead but captive in fairyland....."

He asked for the help of his cousin but the cousin was too scared to carry out the instruction so it is supposed that rev kirk is still captive.

I find the work the most surprising because it is by a member of the clergy. Sorry if this is a bit off topic.

edit on 26-1-2013 by Gildenel because: Needed to put in a quote

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:06 PM
From what I've read, and I have no way of comfirming it. They say that in those caves in Brazil lies an underground city with around 50 inhabitants that lives on hydroponically grown fruit. I got really excited after reading this, after remembering those caves that were just found but then I realized those caves were in Equador and not Brazil. Its not to hard to believe that a small indigineous tribe could be living underground in a large cave system. Look at the Wieliczka Salt Mine
That thing is huge with underground churches.
I don't believe in the theory of a Hollow Earth but the stories had to start somewhere.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:26 PM
reply to post by sajuek

Operation Highjump was the expedition to the North Pole that supposedly found an opening to the Inner Earth. It was chronicled in Admiral James Byrd's alleged diary from that trip. You can find the Operation Highjump Documentary on Youtube.
What I find strange is that the Diary fills in the details left out by the Documentary.
A few planes took off to survey the land, and they end up finding an unfrozen lake with a temp. of 70 degrees and green grass. Well the Documentary shows this footage but cuts out. Now here is where the "diary" picks up. As they are flying the other planes turn back being low on fuel, but the plane with Admiral Byrd continues on. Then they supposedly see a flying saucer that guides them with a "tractor beam" and escorts them through a hole in the earth. After landing he meets an Ayran race. They talk a little then he is allowed to leave. Now the film restarts back at base camp with everyone looking for the Admirals plane. He finally arrives a few hours late.
Now I believe someone could have watched this documentary, then created a fake diary to fill in the missing pieces of footage, but I always thought it was odd that the film cut out a few mins after they discover the unfrozen lake and grass.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by geldib

Ummm... a minor correction to your post. Operation Highjump was an expedition to Antarctica, not the North Pole.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 02:03 PM
reply to post by AngryCymraeg

I have read the other theories about how Col. Fawcett plan to set up a cult to worship his son. I think its nonsense. Most believe he was killed by the Kalapalos Indians after offending them unknowingly. Supposedly someone urinated upstream from where the tribe got their drinking water, and then someone shoved a indian away from some meat they were saving for the next part of the trip. The last thing they did that sealed their fate was to spank an indian chilled who kept messing with their equipment.
Or were they killed after losing the presents, in the Amazon River, used to placate the indians.
Or as the Kalapalos say that 3 white men arrived, they agree that he lost the gifts, and thry were sick. After a few days rest they headed out into the jungle. They were warned of more violent tribes. The indians watch the smoke rise from their campfire for 5 days getting further away until it stopped. They then assumed the other tribe probably killed them. In his last letter home he talked.disparagingly about Raleigh Rimmell. Was he the one who offended the Kalapalos indians and caused their demise? By all accounts Fawcett knew their customs and also taught his son as well. He had even visited them before. Either way this is a strange and fascinating tale.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by fltcui

Thanks for the correction. I always get them confused.

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