In 1972 German photojournalist Karl Brugger encountered an Indian named, Tatunca Nara, in a market in Manaus, Brazil. Tatunca said he belonged to a tribe called the Ugha Mongulala who lived in an underground city located in an unexplored region of the Amazon. Tatunca Nara told Karl that the Ugha Mongulala had chosen him to receive the knowledge of their tribe.

Over the next few weeks Karl was given the tribe’s account of the last fourteen thousand years of history. According to Tatunca, the Ugha Mongulala were chosen by “the gods” to be the record-keepers of the planet after the gods sudden departure in the year zero (10,481 BC by our calendar). The gods built a highly protected underground fortress in a very inaccessible locale. The Ugha Mongulala were given special stones to “view” any place on earth and to record key planetary events. These records were written in a hieroglyphic text called the “script of the Ancient Fathers”. They told of the gods arrival, great wars, the building of the Akakorian empire, the departure of the gods, the birth of the Incas, the construction of great cities, the coming of the Spanish, and three periods of great planetary upheaval, two that have happened and one that is yet to come. The dates given in the account were remarkably close to dates referred to in other accounts of pre-history and ancient history, such as the Bible and the Sumerian record.

The gods left one of their “flying disks” as “credentials” for the Ugha Mongulala. Tatunca also claims that there are four of the gods reamining in stone columns in the deep inner recesses of the temple. Brugger surmised that they are mummified or in some kind of suspended animation. Reportedly they look just like us except they have six fingers on each hand.

The Akakorian priests prophesized that “the white barbarians will eventually discover Akakor and there they will find in it their own mirror image, thus the circle will be closed”. Karl Brugger published his findings in 1972 and was planning a trip to Akakor at the time of his murder.

Source: The Chronicles of Akakor, by Karl Brugger, Delacorte Press, 1977

Research Objective : Travel to the region described in the account, verify and document the existence of Akakor and the Ugha Mongulala. Verify and document the existence of the “flying disk” and the reports of the “gods in stone columns”. Investigate the Death of Karl Brugger.

Unanswered Questions: Was Karl Brugger murdered? Was his account of the Ugha Mongulala genuine? Are there other sources that references this tribe and Tatunca Nara? Has this location been visited by the outside world since the publication of Brugger's book in the 70's. What happened to amateur explorers who have searched for Akakor.

Significance: If the 1974 account of this legendary city is true, there exists tangible evidence of early human's interaction with advanced beings. The Akakorian records of humanity’s history could be a valuable cross-referencing tool when looking at other accounts of ancient and pre-history.



Karl Brugger, shot to death outside his Manaus apartment, shortly after the publication of his book in 1972.



Tatunca demonstrates the
“script of the Ancient Fathers”



Tatunca Nara, ruling chieftain of the Ugha Mongulala