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Who discovered the death of the man of the hole? FUNAI agent Altair José Algaye

The article looks at the life of the man of the hole and the one who discovered his body.

Who is man of the hole?

The Man of the Hole who is also known as Indian of the hole is an indigenous man to Brazil.

He was born in 1960 and it is not clear what his tribe was and he is regarded or believed to be the last member of his tribe.

The man of the hole lives in the Amazon rain forest. It is not known what language his people speak. His real name is also not known, hence he was nicknamed man of the hole.

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He derived that name through from the deep hole found in each home that he abandoned.

Reports had it that, the holes were dug for him to trap animals or hide in them. Others also hold the view that the holes are of spiritual significance associated with his tribe.

How was the man of the hole discovered?

The man of the hole was discovered in 1996 by the Brazilian government.

He was discovered to be living an isolated life.It is believed his tribe might have been killed between the 1980s  or 1990s in  clashes between ranchers and loggers.

This sterns from another non- contacted tribe in the same region  where small village with 14 of such similar holes were discovered.The smalls with the deep holes were cleared in 1996.

Who discovered the death of the man of the hole? FUNAI agent Altair José Algaye

His body was found on 24 August 2022.

The “the man of the hole” body was found by FUNAI agent Altair José Algayer.

An indigenous expert Marcelo dos Santos said “He was waiting for death, there were no signs of violence.” “He said, adding that the man had probably died 40 to 50 days before his body was found”.

He was found  dead “lying down in the hammock, and ornamented [with macaw feathers] as if waiting for death”.

He is believed to have died naturally as there were no signs of violence or any other disturbance before his corpse had been discovered.

 

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