“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless, Read More

We go in search of the ancients of Northern California known as the Wa-gas, a race of mystical beings that once largely inhabited the Americas. There are many variations of this myth, but none are so extensively described than by the Yurok, who maintained a deep connection with them. In the legend, they said, Read More

South America, Part 7: Pusharo; We finally reach the mysterious symbols of Pusharo, an ancient wall of petroglyphs deep inside the Amazon jungles of Peru. Could these symbols be a map leading to Paititi, the El Dorado? or are they sacred symbols inscribed by shaman of the Amazon? Places featured: Manú National Park, Peru, Read More

I originally posted this in 2013, however, deleted shortly thereafter due to names and places mentioned. This is a very rare first-hand interview regarding the legend of Paititi within the Madre de Dios region of Peru. This was filmed in a village located deep inside Manu National Park, where the city is said to exist. All, Read More

School days Growing up I was a very different child. I recall several class visits to public libraries nearby, while all the other children went on to choose age-appropriate books, I would be in the other side of the library in the occult section browsing through subjects from cryptozoology to paranormal phenomena. In third grade we, Read More

  Disclaimer: This research paper was originally presented to the San Jose State University Anthropology Department, in 2007. In retrospect, a few of my views on the various subjects/sources mentioned have changed since writing this. I do realize a lot is considered borderline pseudoscience and does make a few small connections which may or may not necessarily be there. The, Read More

To Pusharo  What do we do now?… The rain continued on its relentless rage throughout the entire night. In the morning we had no choice but to continue on our way to Pusharo. With our ponchos and day-packs ready to go we hiked to the river along with our three local friends who would, Read More

The Legend of Paititi, the lost Incan city of Gold It was a cold winter morning high in the Andes mountains of Peru.  The alarm had gone off at 4am, and we had minutes to prepare all our gear for the rough days ahead. I knew it would be my last warm shower until, Read More

‘Civilization X,’ a film by Fernando S. Gallegos. A South American journey into the unexplored legends of lost cities and forgotten people.