In 1980, 28-year-old Californian, John Reed, left home to travel to Brazil in an attempt to discover the lost city of Akakor. It is said that Akakor is an ancient underground civilization that has remained undiscovered deep in the Amazonian jungle. Reed had read about this lost city in The Chronicle of Akakor, written by Karl Brugger. Brugger wrote this book after learning about the city from a Brazilian jungle tour guide by the name of Tatunca Nara, who is photographed above on the left. He had claimed that he was chief of the tribe 3,000 years ago. He lived in a village by the name of Barcelos and ran a business in which he led tourists into the jungle in an attempt to search for Akakor. Reed met up with Tatunca and went on one of his expeditions into the jungle. He left behind his plane ticket in his hotel room and never returned. Eventually, it was discovered that Tatunca Nara was actually a German man by the name of Gunther Hauck. He always declared that Reed had ran off in the jungle and he never saw him again, but it was revealed that Reed was not the only person to disappear on these expeditions - two other people went to the jungle with him and never returned. It was also revealed that Karl Brugger was shot dead in Rio in 1984. Authorities have always believed that Gunther Hauck was responsible for his murder and also the three disappearances but sadly there is not enough evidence for a conviction.
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