Missing Explorers

In a recent post, I mentioned a newspaper article from 85 years ago that told of a Swiss trapper who encountered missing explorer Percy Fawcett deep in the jungles of Brazil. Fawcett, who went missing seven years earlier, was being heavily guarded but managed to get a message to the trapper for the British Consulate.

It is believed by many that Fawcett died of illness in the jungle, although this theory has never been confirmed. Adding to the mystery, what happened to his son Jack and Jack’s friend Raleigh who also went missing? There are even fewer clues to reveal the fate of those two young men.

The Sydney Morning Herald August 27, 1938.

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