Lost in the Amazon – The Percy Fawcett Story

Posted by: John Kirk on August 28th, 2010

Award winning documentarians, Peter and Sheera von Puttkamer of Gryphon Productions are busy at work documenting the life of Colonel Percy Fawcett who brought to the world’s attention his encounters with giant snakes and other possible cryptids dwelling in the Amazon.

The von Puttkamers – who also produced the classic “Sasquatch Odyssey” and the “Monster Hunters” series – have set up a blog about their new production entited “Lost in the Amazon – The Enigma of Col. Percy Fawcett”.

The blog contains rarely seen photos of Fawcett and a very interesting production log as well. I for one look forward to seeing the completed documentary on one of the most interesting and fascinating figures in the cryptozoological realm.

John Kirk About John Kirk
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.

3 Responses to “Lost in the Amazon – The Percy Fawcett Story”

  1. Kopite responds:

    I personally think this would also make a great MOVIE.

    With all the pap around today and endless remakes of films and stories that have been done way better before, something like a movie based on Fawcett would be fresh and new. Movie studios just don’t realise whats out there. Instead they’d rather re-hash old ideas. It’s a real shame.

  2. Jason P. responds:

    Kopite, there actually is a Fawcett feature film in the works already. Brad Pitt is producing, and will most likely star in, an adaptation of a book about Fawcett called ‘The Lost City of Z.’

  3. Kopite responds:


    Really? I had no idea. That’s sounds cool. I’d look forward to that. Pitt seems like an odd one to star as Fawcett but then I could be surprised.

    The documentary sounds great so hopefully a movie will be too.

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