The story of the ‘world’s loneliest man’

In the Amazon rainforest, covering 5.5 million square kilometers, there are about 80 tribes that have never been exposed to civilization. For each tribe, their unique religion and culture were preserved.
In the 1980s, at an unknown time, lawless loggers attacked and destroyed the village of one of the tribes on its inhabitants …. except for one person!
That person, the only survivor of the tribe, is probably the last man to speak his language and know the religion and customs of his tribe. He found himself alone in the vast jungle with no recollection of his former life.

Extremely rare video footage has emerged of a tribe member who has been called the “Man of the Holed”.


The man was first observed by the Brazilian government in 1996 and has been monitored closely ever since.

Most of his photographs are made of light aircraft, but in the past, delegations tried to contact him. Unsurprisingly, he did not tend to trust the visitors in light of his past experiences and fired on the expedition members with archery, hitting one of the expedition members and injuring him. In 2009, he was attacked by a group of law-breaking loggers and survived the encounter.

He lived in a small hut he built for himself and cleared a clearing to grow a few crops and fruits for himself. In the observations, he saw that he was digging deep pits, probably for storing or capturing food and hence his name – “Man of the Hole”. The BBC called him “the lonely man in the world”. Of course, his name is unknown.
The Brazilian government is making efforts to protect and help it. The government has defined around 107 square kilometers around it as a nature reserve and parcels with various seeds and tools delivered to it indirectly.
It is assumed that the man’s age today is 55-60 years. He could probably have had a family with children and that he was an integral part of his tribe. He lost everything he knew when he was 30+ and yet refused to give up.
He lived there for him, in the middle of the jungle, to this day.



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