One would say this could come straight out of an Indiana Jones film, but Maykool managed to direct for over nine days alone in the rainforest.
The 25-year old tourist was camping together with a few companions at a remote and distant spot in the rainforest. It was only reachable by boat and the nearest village was miles apart.
After a quick journey together, Maykool got separated from the group. His associate wanted to take part in a so-called Pachamama ceremony to thank Mother Nature for allowing them into the rainforest. After the ceremony, Maykool was nowhere to be found.
The group searched for hours, but their actions did not succeed. As stated by to the religious native guides, Maykool ‘had offended Mother Nature and his body was taken over by Duende, an evil spirit’.
However, it appears Mother Nature had other plans for him as he was found nine days later and about a mile from the base camp. He was completely dehydrated and lost a noticeable amount of weight. He also suffered from bites and stings from the vast wildlife.