Earlier this month we reported on an investigation into the story of Father Crespi and his missing artifacts.
The story of Father Crespi is a mysterious and controversial account of a priest in Ecuador involving claims of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean cave system containing a metallic library, depictions of figures connecting America to Sumeria, symbols depicting an unknown language, and a Vatican conspiracy involving thousands of missing artifacts.
Ancient Origins undertook an investigation to find out how much of the story is true.
If you have not yet read the first article, please read it here before proceeding with this update.
To summarize the results of our findings, our investigations determined that:
- Father Crespi’s collection is not missing but was purchased by the Central Bank of Ecuador and is currently stored in their museum vaults.
- The majority of Crespi’s collection consists of authentic and valuable artifacts gathered from around Ecuador.
- The so-called Metallic Library mentioned by Eric von Däniken in his controversial book ‘The Gold of the Gods‘ is nothing more than modern-day carvings on cheap metal.
- A small subset of artifacts, which were photographed and filmed in the 1970s, consisting of gold carvings, hieroglyphs and Sumerian figures is genuinely missing and no one seems to have the answers as to where they are located and what their significance is.
On Wednesday the 30 th March, Dr Ioannis Syrigos, Co-Founder of Ancient Origins, arranged an appointment with Dr Luis Alvarez, expert on Father Crespi and Editor General of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (a University founded by Father Crespi), to clarify a few missing pieces to the Crespi puzzle for a video Ancient Origin’s is preparing about Father Crespi’s life.
This is an important video that will present the great personality of Father Crespi and his immense help to the people of Cuenca, Ecuador.
The missing pieces of the puzzle are of course the golden artifacts depicting hieroglpyhs and Sumerian figures, the ones that Crespi presents and supports in his videos with Stanley Hall and the ones that Professor Barry Fell of Harvard University identified as original.
Read more on the subject here.
Some of these artifacts can be seen in the video below.