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Fawcett's Seventh Expedition in Brazil

The mysterious Gongugy Expedition

February 1920 -  Late 1921


Three months routing all by himself still remains a mystery

It was from Lencois when Fawcett bought two mules and set off alone into the interior for entirely three months.


The question was in his mind if he would be able to find anything of scientific or archaeological value by himself, there would be no witness to support his word, so he was about to penetrate the veil of the primeval, to eliminate false clues and make sure of the right route and then an expedition could be organized for the discovery.


So Fawcett reached the following conclusion:


“I have probed from three sides for the surest way in; I have seen enough to make any risk worth while in order to see more, and our story when we return from the next expedition may thrill the world!” 



What follows is my question to Misha Williams, director of the Stage Play in the Footsteps of Colonel Fawcett "AmaZonia" on June 4, 2002 what Fawcett had discovered during his three months loneliness at the end of his seventh Gongugy expedition when he decided to travel all by himself into the interior of the Brazilian rainforest. After the discussion I had with Misha Williams I found out that Fawcett's part of the three months routing by himself still remains unexplained as the information I got from Misha do not give an exact explanation so I believe that Fawcett might had his own reasons to take this special routing in that part of the Brazilian dense rainforest all by himself...


"Now, it is time to have a short discussion of a small case of Colonel Fawcett that is very important to me; the case concerns his seventh expedition “The Gongugy Expedition” that he completed with his very good partner and friend Felipe; after Felipe left him to go to Rio de Janeiro in order to get married later on, Colonel Fawcett took all by himself a three months trip into the interior probably to conclude his final future routing of his eighth expedition. 


According to his logbooks, he took this routing all by himself and nobody knew where he exactly went or did apart from the routing he mentioned. 


I wonder if you know anything about it or have in your possession any documents/dispatches or letters that show exactly what Colonel Fawcett did during these three months there all by himself. 


I always had the feeling that his 8 ill-fated expedition into the wilds began from the information he obtained during this trip. 


By all means, it is widely known that Colonel Fawcett did not complete this routing and he decided to return from this trip on the reason he mentioned in his logbook and the reason was the disadvantage in case that he was able to find anything of scientific or archaeological value and there would be no witness to support his word. 


There the under-mentioned phrase was spoken 'Loneliness is not intolerable when enthusiasm for a quest fills the mind". However, he also wanted to eliminate all the false clues and definitely to find new evidence to the proper routing for his eighth expedition. 


I personally believe that these three months' routing of Colonel Fawcett into the unknown hides a very important secret, which is the secret of his success to startle the world as he intended to do."


I do not believe that Fawcett’s Gongugy journey any more than a detour just to check the area out. Perhaps I am quite wrong. However, when Brian flew over it later, he noticed that it was quite populated and probably had been in

I replied to Misha the following:

"You mentioned that Brian flew over the region that Colonel Fawcett spent his three months trip all by himself after the Gongugy expedition before he returns back to civilization and get ready for his eighth fated expedition. If the period of the three months is real then do we have details of this routing different than those mentioned in the book? I mean from the logbooks or dispatches sent by him or brought back to England later on.

All I want to know is if there are more details about this routing after Lencois based on PHF’s dispatches as I mentioned above, do you have in your possession some of them?

By all means, taking into consideration that PHF was an indomitable and experienced explorer, one would think that he had in mind to go along this routing that would help him to take some of vital importance decisions for his next expedition into the search of Ibez (which means “deep breathing as in child birth") or otherwise his lost city ‘Z’ at Roncador and I know that the letter Z is made up of two 7s, one being upside down.

When these 7s are held back to back there is to be seen a passage, perhaps leading from one level (dimension) to another...  Maybe from the fifth sub-race to the sixth sub-race... and so forth.

All these were settled down after a discussion I had recently with Tom Welch, you know him very well. Timothy (the Great Nephew of Fawcett) went down there with Tom to search the caves and certainly he believed that such sites have their own protection until the time and those exploring them are right....  And their gates cannot be forced.."

Misha’s replied the following:

"You probably know that Fawcett heard about ruins in this area from the French engineer, Apollinaire Frot who reported ruins in the mysterious Serra do Ramalho, S.W of Bom Jesus de Lapa (ancient road and fallen columns). The eccentric Frot told Fawcett that all other "ruins" in the area were in fact natural formations. Fawcett did not trust Frot because "he had alcoholic breath". Fawcett had more belief in O'Sullivan Beare an ex-British Consul for Bahia.

They may have been distantly related. Sullivan was a name connected with Fawcett's mother's Irish ancestry. Though the Ambassador at Rio told F that O'Sullivan Beare was gay and smoked dope, Fawcett nevertheless trusted his opinions and followed a rough map that O'Sullivan Beare gave him, to the Serra do Assurua, west of Lencois. (Brian writes that an explorer called Fournier found ancient ruins, but not a city, in the area in 1938 and these ruins on the border between Goias and Bahia may have been what Fawcett found in 1921).

Brian only flew over this area at the request and expense of the newspaper tycoon Chateaubriand. From his plane he observed the area rather populated and concluded that this would NOT have been the objective of eighth expedition."

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