The tale of the missing Mayan children
Trip Start Feb 13, 2012
22Trip End Ongoing
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A couple years ago, two Indian (Mayan ancestors) children were selling lemonade at a stand in Punta Gorda and, suddenly, disappeared. The police exhausted all possibilities, but came up empty-handed. The dissatisfied villagers decided to consult an oracle to ascertain the children´s whereabouts. The oracle informed them that the children had been eaten by crocodiles so the villagers turned their attention to the sanctuary. The Canadian couple that owned the sanctuary vehemently denied the accusations and refused to allow the search of their premises. Again, the police stopped there while the villagers remained thirsty for more answers. They formed a mob and stormed the property demanding to be allowed to search for the children. They broke through the gates, and (some claim) they found torn children´s clothes in one of the buildings. This fueled the mob to overturn every rock in their path. Coming up empty handed, they burned down the buildings and chased the Canadian couple away as they fled by boat. The story was a minor headline in mainstream Western media, mostly, portraying the Indian villagers as lawless savages. The property continued to remain in its abandoned, post-apocalyptic state to this day.
Then it struck me; there were, undoubtedly, a good number of crocodiles roaming free around us
As for the children, there are still missing signs scattered around Belize, and their fate remains a widely debated topic.