With the upcoming release of the movie The Lost City of Z, and having read the accounts of the explorer Percy Fawcett, this newspaper report from 85 years ago seems timely:
About 85 years ago, word of Fawcett possibly being alive came from a Swiss trapper who claimed to have met him. Fawcett, who had disappeared 7 years earlier, was being held in captivity deep in the jungles of Brazil.
Fawcett, his son, and his son’s best friend went missing on a quest to find a lost city in the Mato Grosso. To this day, no one can say with certainty what happened to the explorers.