Other expeditions in search of the White City took place in 2012 and the ruins were finally revealed during an aerial survey of a remote valley in La Mosquitia, which is the place from where it is thought Morde brought back the artifacts in the 90’s.
Researchers then utilized a Cessna Skymaster aircraft and a multi million dollar laser scanner, and discovered abnormal features covering more than a mile throughout the valley.
The team of researchers found that the terrain along the river had been almost entirely transformed by human hands. The region consisted of swamps, rivers, and mountains representing some of the last scientifically unexplored places on Earth’s surface.
Before the discovery of the valley in 2012, explorers and researchers recalled stories of a lost city peeking from above the jungle vegetation. Local indigenous stories speak of a “White House“ where their people took refuge from Spanish conquistadores. This fabled white house was presented as a mystical, Eden–like paradise from where no one ever came back.
The ground exploration team confirmed each of the images seen from the air, along with other exclusive details. They indeed discovered an ancient city, but the archaeologists no longer consider the existence of a single “lost city“ but an entire lost civilization harbored by the Honduras’ Rainforest.
The valley is so primitive that the animals appear to have never seen human beings before. According to the team examining the site, spider monkeys were emerging down curiously from the trees above. A guinea hen and a tapir were also spotted wandering into the camp without any fear for the human visitors.
According to the evidence gathered until now, it seems we are talking about a nameless civilization, and according to local legends and beliefs, it should be the White City of the Monkey God. What seems strange about this expedition is that the team of explorers was formed of American and Honduras archeologists, a lidar engineer, an anthropologist, an ethnobotanist and documentary filmmakers, each of them guarded by sixteen Honduras Special Force soldiers, thus raising some question marks.
Why did this expedition have so many resources dedicated to it? And also, why are they afraid of looters when they have soldiers guarding them with years of a head start? Could these events be somehow related to the “White Gods“ of the Mesoamericans?