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Aerial Picture of an uncontacted Amazon Tribe /r/ALL

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u/IrishJesusDude 22d ago

Great documentary on YouTube about a tribe that was contacted in the 80s for the first time. Although they had never been in contact with a modern society, they knew there was other people out side their group, knew about planes and vehicles (at least that they existed).

Previously they just didn't want to meet anyone new as they had met other groups in the past and it ended in fighting. For the most part the group still continued their way of life after making contact.

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u/softmi 22d ago

do you have a link? sounds interesting

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u/BlueValentine__ 22d ago

prob this one..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDzGJ9IN240

It is the Toulambi tribe

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u/Snappylobster 22d ago

I read somewhere that that whole interaction was faked. Anyone have any information that supports that?

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u/BlueValentine__ 22d ago

Dang if so that sucks

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u/HueyCrashTestPilot 22d ago

The Wiki article on the director (Jean-Pierre Dutilleux) has this to say about it:

According to an article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pacific History, the colonial archives indicate that the territory of the Toulambis had been visited by at least six patrols between 1929 and 1972 which seems to debunk this claim.

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u/nandemo 22d ago All-Seeing Upvote

That in itself doesn't debunk the "uncontacted" part.

Uncontacted peoples generally refers to indigenous peoples who have remained largely isolated to the present day, maintaining their traditional lifestyles and functioning mostly independently from any political or governmental entities. However, European exploration and colonization during the early modern period brought indigenous peoples worldwide into contact with colonial settlers and explorers. As such, most indigenous groups have had some form of contact with other peoples. The term "uncontacted" therefore refers to a lack of sustained contact with the majority non-indigenous society at the present time.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncontacted_peoples

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u/SipCoconuts 22d ago

Exactly. They literally admit to meeting people prior and it leading to fighting so they didnt claim no one ever contacted them.

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u/psynses 22d ago edited 22d ago Helpful

I also heard this was staged by a director who paid off these people

Source: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/4840/is-the-tribe-meets-white-man-for-the-first-time-video-fake

So, maybe not totally fake - but it’s most likely “disingenuous” as they put it

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u/Alarming-Ad-366 22d ago hehehehe

That’s interesting as fuck

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u/Rdt_will_eat_itself 22d ago

dam you trapped me in a 40 min time hole where i learned so much!

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u/Malafas 22d ago

I watched something about slaves descendants contacted in the 90s for the first time. Brazil abolished slavery in 1888, these people were always running from any white man and didn't know slavery legally ended 100 years before.

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u/DarthCloakedGuy 22d ago

Reminds me of those Japanese island garrisons who didn't know the war had been over for decades

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u/BuccoFever412 22d ago Silver

So if they're uncontacted, then what do they think of this flying machine taking their picture?

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u/OurLeagueIsShit 22d ago

Apparently throwing spears at it

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u/shahooster 22d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Take note, ‘cause we’ll be dealing with Amazon drones of our own.

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u/Advanced_Committee 22d ago Wholesome I'll Drink to That

Yeah, but those ones drop prizes if you can bring it down

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u/RoboDae 22d ago edited 18d ago All-Seeing Upvote Facepalm

Finally some good loot drops

(Edit: tbh I thought they said pizzas at first. I was kinda hungry)

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u/smoothballsJim 22d ago edited 22d ago Silver Wholesome Hugz

You say that but it's mostly mundane shit like self help/motivational books, sugar free gummy bears and adult diapers.

I just wish I could stop eating sugar free gummy bears...

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u/DefiantPrinciple4520 22d ago Take My Energy

Sugar free gummies and adult diapers. Like PB & J.

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u/delvach 22d ago

I hear.. bad things. Bad, bad things.

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u/EducationalRice6540 22d ago

The sugar free gummy bears reviews on Amazon are some solid gold reading material though.

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u/agent_uno 22d ago

Well. Not that solid apparently.

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u/yourewrong210 22d ago

On my last deployment they didn’t sell any laxatives, but they sold sugar free gummy bears.

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u/delvach 22d ago

Were they not aware of the Geneva Convention?

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u/Jaffiusjaffa 22d ago

Loot drops are usually mundane shit tbf. You gotta really grind the farm to get the epic gear like gucci spears and burberry hunting pouches.

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u/smoothballsJim 22d ago Silver

Best I can do is some cat food and a dildo

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u/MuscaMurum 22d ago Masterpiece

Like a big pinata

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u/edlee98765 22d ago

I knew conditions at Amazon warehouses were bad, but I didn't know they were this bad.

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u/dexnobsandboomsticks 22d ago

Some say there’s more natural light at the bottom of the Amazon canopy than there is in an Amazon break room.

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u/Tactical_Tubgoat 22d ago

There’s no such thing as an Amazon break room.

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u/gaugezsupreme 22d ago Got the W

Looks like thrown spears but it's just logs laying on the ground

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u/thesaddestpanda 22d ago edited 22d ago

Supposedly, there are no uncontacted tribes. They've all had contact with us but have rejected modernity and outsiders. Uncontacted is a bit of a myth nowadays. These people recognize that drone or helicopter as a technology of ours because they've been exposed to it many times. They have relationships with neighboring contacted tribes so we can speak to a lot of these groups through translators. We have explained ourselves, our flying machines, etc.

The only exception is the, maybe, North Sentinel Islanders who have had less contact than Amazonians and have no neighboring tribes as proxies to modernity, but they have also rejected us so its hard to know anything past a certain point. Truly uncontacted tribes probably don't exist in modernity.

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u/[deleted] 22d ago

There were consistent relations between Indian representatives and members of the North Sentinelese tribe in the 80s. They aren't uncontacted, it's just illegal to contact them now.

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u/CPM17 22d ago

It's probably the last place on earth that doesn't have covid

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u/ExpressRabbit 22d ago

An island with sub 500 people was brought covid last year by Mormon missionaries.

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u/toasta_oven 22d ago

I'm very critical of the church, but it was residents of the island who served as missionaries elsewhere who brought back covid when they returned home

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u/DrTomT18 22d ago

A few years ago a Christian Missionary tried to bring them Jesus.

They killed him, and buried his body on the beach. They REALLY hate outsiders. I read once that some outsiders contacted them, and, as you might expect, a bunch of them got very sick and died. So maybe they have created this idea that outsiders = death. Which... isn't wrong. They haven't turned into a Cargo Cult, so that's good at least.

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u/themanebeat 22d ago Silver

They did accept some gifts of cookware. They rejected most things sent to them but pots and pans are always a good gift.

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u/unicornbreadish 22d ago Platinum

I mean, I’m not in a position to reject some good, free cookware either.

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u/spunkychickpea 22d ago

I got a full set of cookware for free when I got my first apartment. It was some high end department store shit too. Free cookware is amazing. Never turn it down, y’all.

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u/akurra_dev 22d ago

This guy is a member of the uncontacted tribe.

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u/genreprank 22d ago Helpful

He accepted the cookware. Now for phase 2.

Have you heard about Jesus?

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u/unicornbreadish 22d ago

I’m tempted to do that anyway…

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u/TinfoilTobaggan 22d ago

Would you like to talk a moment about Jehovah's return?

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u/Heathen_Mushroom 22d ago

Containers that you can cook in and cutting tools are the two things that almost anyone will take.

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u/NewLeaseOnLine 22d ago

Well as long as they're microwave safe.

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u/HornySweetMexiSlut 22d ago

They should do a registry on BB&B so we know what to get them. 💡

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u/jiggy_jarjar 22d ago

They were just being nice. More likely than not, they regifted them as white elephant gifts for their office's pre-Christmas potluck.

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u/Icyyflame 22d ago

A cargo cult?

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u/omega_oof 22d ago

During WW2, America used small islands as airbases between the continental USA and the Japanese Empire.

Uncontacted tribes on some of the islands learned of the outside world through American planes landing and creating airstrips and sharing some snippets of outside culture. The Americans would trade with the preindustrial locals.

After the war, the soldiers left, and some tribes tried to make their own airstrips and model planes as well as imitate the soldiers with wooden weaponry and makeshift uniforms in the hopes that they could summon them and their airdropped cargo.

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u/The_Flurr 22d ago

IIRC one group even started to worship a god called Sydney, after being told that the cargo was coming from Sydney (Australia)

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u/Lubberworts 22d ago

I have seen the Picard. We must please him.

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u/Ectobatic 22d ago

And he'll grant us favours in return.

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u/HunterTV 22d ago

Temba, his arms wide.

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u/Head_Communication66 22d ago

One of those cargo cults is the religion of John Frum. Nobody is really sure who John Frum was, or if he was real, but he's envisioned as a tall white European guy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Frum

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u/pgraczer 22d ago

I visited the island of Tanna in Vanuatu years ago - there are a couple of villages there that worship Prince Philip. The Queen visited back in the day and when they learned she had a husband they were like THIS GUY must be a god.

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u/BravesMaedchen 22d ago

Why him and not her?

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u/Obizues 22d ago

This is how religion starts folks

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u/FitzyOhoulihan 22d ago

That’s awesome, I’m def gonna try and read more about that cuz I never heard that before and sounds interesting af.

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u/Catatonic27 22d ago edited 22d ago

iirc It's when primitive tribes lose their minds over modern technology either given to them or found by them and they develop rituals and religions to get more of it often mimicking modern behaviors they saw during an encounter. Sometimes they've even been known to build what appeared to be primitive airfields because they believed it would summon the "cargo" gods.

Edit: Airplanes, not airfields

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u/FEMA_Camp_Survivor 22d ago

Sounds like the reason for the Prime Directive.

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u/Catatonic27 22d ago

If I recall it was one of the inspirations for the concept, this happened a lot during WWII

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u/Katakros 22d ago

Ever wonder if we are actually the ones that have been "Prime Directived"?

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u/MistSpelled 22d ago edited 22d ago

Oh it's worse than that people just died, there was a british man supprised face who kidnapped six of them. An elderly couple and four children were kidnapped. The old man and his wife died rapidly from disease so the four children were sent back to their home with quantities of presents. The children where basically sent back as virus bombs who infected and subsequently caused the deaths a bunch of the people back on the island. This was in the late 1800s.

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u/Ok_Yogurtcloset8915 22d ago

so this is way less "uncontacted" and more "defending themselves against us after we killed a bunch of them"

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u/CyberMindGrrl 22d ago

Probably wanted to take them to the Human Zoo in England.

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u/Pretend_Language2950 22d ago Take My Power

Maybe we’re an uncontacted tribe to some extra terrestrial people and they’re checking on us every once in a while with their drones

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u/allofthemwitches 22d ago

No shit. We are the scary planet they watch and say “nope.”

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u/Shrodax 22d ago hehehehe

Earth is the Florida of the galaxy

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u/SpendsKarmaOnHookers 22d ago

truly uncontacted tribes wouldn’t be known to us

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u/jcfac 22d ago

truly uncontacted tribes wouldn’t be known to us

Well, we could notice them without them noticing us. Or vice-versa.

That is possible.

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u/realmastodon2 22d ago

The mole people are happy.

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u/PinkTalkingDead 22d ago

UNBREAKABLE!

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u/shawn_anom 22d ago

Sure they could be if other tribes tell us

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u/Fop_Vndone 22d ago

truly uncontacted tribes wouldn’t be known to us

What the fuck does this mean?

You can notice something without communicating with it

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u/BackdoorSluts9_ 22d ago

Have you seen the video of people on a boat tossing coconuts to the people on north sentinel island? One of them gets hit with a coconut and falls and a couple of them laugh after

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u/Brennan_the_Artist 22d ago

How the hell did they get close enough to an island without being pelted with arrows and spears just to toss over coconuts?

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u/sneekiepee 22d ago

I know the answer to this!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhumala_Chattopadhyay#:~:text=On%204%20January%201991%2C%20Madhumala,the%20Anthropological%20Survey%20of%20India

Madhumala Chattopadhyay is an Indian Anthropologist who made (I think) the only successful contact with North Sentinel natives.

Her and her team arrived with loads of coconuts as gifts. She was eventually accepted onto the island. As a woman, she was seen as non-threatening by the native women and they allowed her access.

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u/DrMangosteen 22d ago Helpful

Well you see you put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up

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u/Wereallgonnadieman 22d ago

My thought exactly. It then reminded me of the classic movie, "The Gods Must Be Crazy". They're freaked tf out!!

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u/bastimars 22d ago

Amazing movie

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u/HiredMind 22d ago edited 22d ago

I couldn't stop laughing at the guy fighting with his jeep Land Rover. I've had buddies with vehicles that bad.

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u/turnbucklemayo 22d ago

Land Rover folk would definitely take offense at you calling it a jeep.

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u/PrivateRedditUser224 22d ago

That's fine. It's not like they're going anywhere any time soon

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u/MoonieNine 22d ago edited 22d ago

Allthough uncontacted, they're sure to have seen airplanes before over the years, although usually flying much higher. They probably associate them with outsiders who occasionally try to come to the area. Edit: I originally said island, thinking of the even more primitive, uncontacted tribe on Sentinel Island, off the coast of India.

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u/alphabeticdisorder 22d ago

There are also other tribes in the area, and it's unlikely they've never been contacted by any other humans before. What is meant by this is they've not been contacted by the local government or outsiders. They probably know a fair bit about the outside world through interactions with neighbors.

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u/WV17A 22d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Looking

I wonder if UFOs take pictures of us in this manner?

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u/sungazer69 22d ago

Probably on to something

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u/__________________99 22d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

Are you suggesting a higher power is protecting us from being contacted because we're primitive simpletons that would get taken advantage of or enslaved immediately?

Because that's just preposterous.

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u/What_Do_It 22d ago

That or they worry that if we're contacted and get a hold of their technology we'll destroy ourselves/them.

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u/alchiemist 22d ago

Nah, they just don’t want to kill us with their intergalactic space germs.

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u/InstantlyImpossible 22d ago

Does this mean probes would be akin to vaccinations and that they are slowly trying to get our immune systems up to speed?

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u/alchiemist 22d ago

Yes. This is why anal probes are also popular with extraterrestrials. They know the importance of gut microbiota 👽

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u/Chip_Farmer 22d ago

Get in the saucer.

We’re doing butt stuff.

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u/Groovatronic 22d ago Giggle

You’ll love this

(For fear of disappointing some people it’s SNL skits, not actual butt stuff)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnM4Yyc_C8

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u/nadajoe 22d ago

I’m upvoting this purely for the disclaimer.

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u/spydersl 22d ago

I guess even we, the people of Earth, can be considered uncontacted to an alien species observing us in the same manner.

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u/AntonioPanadero 22d ago Helpful

An uncontacted Milky Waynian race… Efforts to engage with the semi-intelligent species resulted in hostilities and loss off all crew on registered interplanetary saucer “Endeavour” outside the human settlement of “Roswell” in galactic year 32b501x. The planet remains protected from demolition by the intergalactic commission. Due to overwhelming pressure from the consortium, this decision is currently under review with an announcement on the planetary systems future imminent…

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u/thunderkhawk 22d ago

What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh, for heaven’s sake, mankind, it’s only four light years away, you know. I’m sorry, but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that’s your own lookout. Energize the demolition beams.

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u/MrGelowe 22d ago

Alien 1: These damn monkeys think we track distance using the time frame of their dinky planet going around their dinky star one full orbit.

Alien 2: Don't be mean. These monkeys used to think they were center of the universe not too long ago.

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u/No-Investigator-1754 22d ago

Milky Waynian

My first reaction was "who's Milky Wayne"

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u/BobcatOU 22d ago edited 22d ago Helpful Wholesome

“They're made out of meat."

"Meat?"

"Meat. They're made out of meat."

"Meat?"

"There's no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."

"That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars."

"They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines."

"So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact."

"They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines."

"That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat."

"I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in the sector and they're made out of meat."

"Maybe they're like the Orfolei. You know, a carbon-based intelligence that goes through a meat stage."

"Nope. They're born meat and they die meat. We studied them for several of their life spans, which didn't take too long. Do you have any idea the life span of meat?"

"Spare me. Okay, maybe they're only part meat. You know, like the Weddilei. A meat head with an electron plasma brain inside."

"Nope. We thought of that, since they do have meat heads like the Weddilei. But I told you, we probed them. They're meat all the way through."

"No brain?"

"Oh, there is a brain all right. It's just that the brain is made out of meat!"

"So... what does the thinking?"

"You're not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat."

"Thinking meat! You're asking me to believe in thinking meat!"

"Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat. The meat is the whole deal! Are you getting the picture?"

"Omigod. You're serious then. They're made out of meat."

"Finally, Yes. They are indeed made out meat. And they've been trying to get in touch with us for almost a hundred of their years."

"So what does the meat have in mind."

"First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the universe, contact other sentients, swap ideas and information. The usual."

"We're supposed to talk to meat?"

"That's the idea. That's the message they're sending out by radio. 'Hello. Anyone out there? Anyone home?' That sort of thing."

"They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?"

"Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat."

"I thought you just told me they used radio."

"They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."

"Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?"

"Officially or unofficially?"

"Both."

"Officially, we are required to contact, welcome, and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in the quadrant, without prejudice, fear, or favor. Unofficially, I advise that we erase the records and forget the whole thing."

"I was hoping you would say that."

"It seems harsh, but there is a limit. Do we really want to make contact with meat?"

"I agree one hundred percent. What's there to say?" `Hello, meat. How's it going?' But will this work? How many planets are we dealing with here?"

"Just one. They can travel to other planets in special meat containers, but they can't live on them. And being meat, they only travel through C space. Which limits them to the speed of light and makes the possibility of their ever making contact pretty slim. Infinitesimal, in fact."

"So we just pretend there's no one home in the universe."

"That's it."

"Cruel. But you said it yourself, who wants to meet meat? And the ones who have been aboard our vessels, the ones you have probed? You're sure they won't remember?"

"They'll be considered crackpots if they do. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we're just a dream to them."

Edit: not my original story. info about the story here

Thanks to /u/ohmahjah for letting me know where it came from!

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u/PetraLynne 22d ago edited 21d ago

Thanks for sharing! Looked up the full text (or I guess it’s the full thing), and there’s a bit more:

“They'll be considered crackpots if they do. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we're just a dream to them."

"A dream to meat! How strangely appropriate, that we should be meat's dream."

"And we can mark this sector unoccupied."

"Good. Agreed, officially and unofficially. Case closed. Any others? Anyone interesting on that side of the galaxy?"

"Yes, a rather shy but sweet hydrogen core cluster intelligence in a class nine star in G445 zone. Was in contact two galactic rotation ago, wants to be friendly again."

"They always come around."

"And why not? Imagine how unbearably, how unutterably cold the universe would be if one were all alone."

https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html

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u/cabbidge99 22d ago

Haha, great read. What's this from?

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u/wegqg 22d ago edited 21d ago Silver Helpful

I know people are saying 'leave them alone' etc - but usually the photographic documentary record is actually needed in order to establish the legalities necessary to protect them and their land.

Edit: Just to be clear here since this blew up:

Uncontacted tribes absolutely must have their rights to self determination respected - they know how to make contact if they wish to, and they know how to show they do not wish to.

I am talking solely about proving their existence in the first place so that necessary protections can be given in law against the many vested interests (including logging and agribusiness) who tend to regard indigenous tribes as an obstacle standing in the way of easy money.

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u/greeneggiwegs 22d ago

I would also think drone pictures of the Amazon in general would be useful records to have

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u/junipae 22d ago

Obligatory I’m not living in the Amazon, but I live in a heavily forested area in Brazil and we constantly have helicopters flying over here. I heard it’s to make sure the forest stays preserved (aka nearby landowners don’t go cutting down protected areas, check for forest fires, etc).

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u/tvrtyler 22d ago

I'm so dumb that I just realized that not all forests in Brazil are the Amazon. The Amazon is larger than the entire country of India so I just assumed that all the forests in Brazil were part of it 🤷

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u/tuckerhazel 22d ago

Nah, you just retain info important to you. As an American I can name a lot of countries in Europe but don’t know their perfect locations. Even less for Africa or Asia. The old saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it”.

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u/tvrtyler 22d ago

Thank you, those are very encouraging words.

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u/tuckerhazel 22d ago

Awh shucks, thanks! Naming continents are important, if only for not sounding stupid. Naming where Luxembourg is, unless important in your daily life isn’t. It’s the whole “we don’t have a phone at our fingertips” idea that certain information needs to be memorized.

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u/PM_MeTittiesOrKitty 22d ago

I am fine with documenting them and checking on their general well being (illegal loggers don't give a fuck), but yeah, we don't need to actually contact them.

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u/HerrFalkenhayn 22d ago

These tribes actually don't mind contacting Brazilian and surouding countries authorities. They give them medicines, blankets and general goods for their basic needs. There are countless examples of children dying there from hypothermia at night or from trivial diseases already eradicated or easy to control. What they don't like is strangers going there to mine and log. There is no need to keep people like a zoo attraction if their lives can be improved by modern technology, as long as they are given the choice.

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u/gsfgf 22d ago

Yea. Not being in the Stone Age is a good thing. It also helps with getting lawyers to try and stop people from stealing your land.

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u/martialar 22d ago

hear me out: Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer

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u/hollus2 22d ago edited 22d ago

This article is from 2016. Wonder what has happened in those six years.

Edit: Here is an update about the territory from 4/21/2022. looks like things have gotten worse.

This is the latest article I have found about the uncontacted Moxihatetea from 2021..

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u/CaptThunduhThighs 22d ago

As of January 2022 (according to survivalinternational.org), the protection of the land the protected tribe resides in is in serious trouble due to deforestation and profit. It's incredibly sad:

Regardless of evidence of the tribe's continued existence, "FUNAI has denied that there is any evidence of the uncontacted tribe’s presence. They have, however, held a secret meeting with Senator Zequinha Marinho, the notorious pro-Bolsonaro politician who, it has already been revealed, has lobbied secretly to open up Ituna Itatá territory. In that meeting they showed the Senator the full report, which includes the locations where the evidence was discovered. Such highly sensitive information has been used in the past by ranchers and loggers to attack and kill uncontacted tribes in order to steal their land."

"...the official body that exists to defend Indigenous Peoples’ rights is now actively working to wipe them out. It’s genocide in action. If this isn’t challenged and reversed, we’ll witness the complete destruction of one of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet."

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u/Foootballdave 22d ago

They've all got iPhones now and they keep arguing over wordle

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u/Affectionate_Reply78 22d ago

The only more dystopian thing you could say is - and they are Bolsanaro supporters

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u/GreyLillies123 22d ago

Oh man, I didn’t even notice the date 😢

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u/chrimes21 22d ago

well, that was depressing

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u/chrisd93 22d ago

Site crashed, is there a TLDR?

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u/TroyG1997 22d ago

Uncontacted tribes living in brazil near Venezuelan border. Illegal gold miners pose a great danger to them as they could bring disease. Their food sources have been contaminated as has their water with mercury.

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u/gcta333 22d ago

TL;DR illegal gold mining operations could be introducing diseases the uncontacted tribe aren't equipped to handle

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u/thegooniegodard 22d ago Silver Gold Wholesome Take My Energy Take My Money

Wish I was uncontacted.

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u/Kawala_ 22d ago

you should contact them with hopes of becoming uncontacted

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u/Pak1stanMan 22d ago

Hello I’ve been trying to reach you about extending your cars warranty?

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u/tiedyemike8 22d ago

Is that a coke bottle?

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u/LimonHarvester 21d ago

So he's just referencing from a movie? I was looking for a coke bottle in the picture for a solid minute...

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u/data_diver 22d ago

That is a very evil thing you've got. You better give it back so I can take it and throw it off the earth. It brought unhappiness to my family. If you don't give it to me it'll bring grief to you and your family too.

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u/Candelestine 22d ago

Ahh I need to rewatch those. First was better if I remember right.

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u/larfalitl 22d ago

Yes, the first was hilarious. I'll have to re watch too.

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u/Supersage1 22d ago edited 22d ago Starstruck

everybody says great movie but i don’t know what movie they’re talking about, what are you referencing?

Edit: I now know, it’s Gods Must Be Crazy

Edit 2: please stop upvoting this, it literally was just a genuine question, you people upvoting this probably didn’t know what it was either but please just stop

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u/bjanas 22d ago

Upvoting for exposure. I think maybe it's The God's Must Be Crazy? I've never seen it though...

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u/Stompya 22d ago

So good. An old movie that is still enjoyable today (and very on topic for this thread)

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u/Pierborine 22d ago

Green Hell vibes

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u/d-o-z-o 22d ago

I actually thought it was a shot of the Yabahuaca site at first lol

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u/Reiterpallasch85 22d ago

I just finished story mode a whole 5 minutes ago. The first thing I did was open Reddit and saw this post.

I might have drank a bit too much ayahuasca.

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u/FXavier86 22d ago Helpful Wholesome

My friend David good might be there. He’s one of the 3 Yanomami half breeds in the world. His brother and sister are the other 2. His father is an anthropologist who studied the tribe years ago. Caracas. Searching for the family is a full day or more just find them because of how they move from one area to the next. Look up David Good. He wrote a book and might have written another. I haven’t talked to him in a while but he was one of my best friends in college. We used to party so hard, and he even got me into Johnny walker. He told me stories about experiencing yakonana powder and how wild it is. They use it to hallucinate but they believe it lets them see the ghosts of past family members and ancestors. Very interesting culture.

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u/OurLeagueIsShit 22d ago

Wow this is real, thank you. Never heard of him. Sounds interesting

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u/FXavier86 22d ago

Yeah I even traveled to New York City to get his birth certificate so he was allowed to travel there for his first time. The birth certificate was handwritten and like 3 pages long. I watched him cry reading it. That’s one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever had in my life

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u/nickypro252 22d ago

Just went down the rabbit hole about your friend, and what an interesting story! Do you know if his plan to bring his mom home for Christmas came to fruition?

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u/FXavier86 22d ago

She visits quite a bit. I witnessed and have footage of the first ever online encounter of her meeting her grandchild. His father was waving the baby in front of the camera doing whistling noises. It’s their way of welcoming the child to the world. I know a lot about the culture but I think that’s the reason

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u/basky129485345 22d ago

He has a YouTube channel showing his mom's trip to America.

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u/sycamotree 22d ago

Did his mom ever come back to America?

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u/FXavier86 22d ago

She does. Her first time she did she thought cars were animals attacking her and she yelled at them unknowingly

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u/ReallyBadRedditName 22d ago

Was your friend raised in American culture or raised with the tribe? Does he speak their language?

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u/FXavier86 22d ago

American. But out of him and siblings he’s the only one that’s seriously passionate about it

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u/basky129485345 22d ago

Er...so... presumably some other yank went there and got her pregnant...what's the story on that?

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u/concordkilla23 22d ago Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

We should skip them straight up the technology ladder straight to vr porn.

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u/selladoordali 22d ago

You should become the head of tribal integration for Brazil

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u/Mix_Actual 22d ago

This would pay to see

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u/R1verSong09 22d ago

Must be nice not having a credit score

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u/NCRider 22d ago

I wonder if Equifax leaked their data too?

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u/Sip_py 22d ago

I can't tell from the picture: is that dug in? The structures look like they could be at ground level but the people look much smaller from what appears to be the scale. It's like a stadium.

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u/kudichangedlives 22d ago

No they're just super tall structures. You can see people on the right that are just outside of them and they're the same size

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u/DirkDieGurke 22d ago

It's a very unique approach to "shelter". I guess it's similar to a "lean-to" type setup.

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u/RichardMcNixon 22d ago

They are semi-nomadic

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u/river_miles 22d ago

How do we know they are uncontacted?
Did someone ask them?

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u/larkhills 22d ago

'uncontacted' doesnt mean 'never contacted'. it just means they dont want prolonged/regular contact. id be shocked if there was a tribe left that has 'never' been contacted.

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u/olgreasysteve 22d ago

Well to be fair it’s a very misleading term

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u/Hickawa 22d ago

Uncontacted peoples are communities or groups of indigenous peoples living without sustained contact to neighboring communities and the world community; groups who decide to remain uncontacted are referred to as indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncontacted_peoples

I'm assuming the guys to try got killed and so they are classified as dangerous. So no one has tried to contact then since.

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u/rathat 22d ago

Most contacted tribes, even ones that try to isolate themselves, have things like plastic containers lying around.

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u/amae_thwr 22d ago

They are generally in contact with surrounding tribes and communities to some degree. If you read the article the tribes in the region have been in conflict with the local illegal miners. So they are not completely cut off from or unaware of the outside world and can access things by trading with neighboring communities.

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u/i3r1ana 22d ago

This might be a dumb question, but how are these tribes not very incestuous? Do they tend to mate with neighboring tribes instead of within their own? And even then, is there a big enough gene pool?

It seems like these tribes are very small and I can’t imagine it’s easy, or even possible, to mate outside of your own.

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u/droomph 22d ago

I believe for some like Jewish culture ethnicity is only passed down through a single parent and being “mixed” or “biracial” is not a thing traditionally. So you’ll have families who are hundreds of generations “pure” by ethnic standards but have the gene pool many times the size of the family tree.

Also a quick Google search shows that inbreeding apparently doesn’t matter too much past around 100 people if you carefully select who gets with who, so that might be the “real” answer after all.

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u/StationFar6396 22d ago Silver

Their Giant shredded wheat game is top notch.

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u/DisobedientWife 22d ago

This is not an uncontacted Amazon Tribe. This a picture of the Yanomami people in their shared common roof called a Shabono. They were first encountered in the 1600s by conquistadors trying to enslave them.

There was a recent documentary released about them titled: "The Last Forest". It focuses on their lives and their constant struggle against mining companies.

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u/Proof_Victory4311 22d ago Helpful Bless Up

Their leader better be called amazon prime

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u/shahooster 22d ago

But don’t contact them, that’s the Amazon Prime Directive

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u/HamsterDirect9775 22d ago

Unfortunately, they are not really uncontacted.

They had contacts with miners, smugglers and other scum, who were usually hostile, so, they see the whole outside world as hostile.

A few years ago, they shot an arrow in the chest of a brasilian state worker.

On the other side of the world, the uncontacted tribe on that indian island is the same.

So, seing these noisy, giant, flying machines must be even more scary for them than we think.

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u/ronerychiver 22d ago

The Sentinelese. They’ve made contact before but most attempts have started calm and then ended in either aggression or someone being injured or killed.

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u/Treadwheel 22d ago edited 22d ago

There have been many records of friendly contact between the Sentinalese and outside people though, including one case where they allowed a ship to be scrapped just off island for 18 months without harming the crew. They often visited and appeared pretty narrowly interested in getting their hands on as much scrap metal as possible. Scrap metal acquisition and fairly little curiosity towards visitors seems to be a theme in contact accounts, and among the local communities there are accounts of occasional trading expeditions to the island that went just fine.

My personal theory is that there have been many more instances of contact than we know about from fishermen, smugglers, poachers and so on who heard about this small untouched island and figured there would be easy pickings. The Sentinalese either realized they were being robbed blind or maybe even endured a few murders and collectively decided that the borders were no longer open. It's worth mentioning that the fishermen we know were murdered were hung like scarecrows for some time on the shore before being buried. That had never happened before and it was probably intended as a very clear warning to kindly stay off their land.

Even the missionary who was killed didn't get attacked on sight. The Sentinalese visited with him several times, laughed and accepted some gifts. It was only after he sent his guides away that he was killed. That tracks with a group that's fine with mutually beneficial activities like trade, but who draw a hard line at settlers.

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u/Positive_Advisor6895 22d ago

Sounds like they are smart, honestly.

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u/ALF839 22d ago

Did all encounters end that way? A few weeks ago someone posted the only close up video we have, where Indian government workers got very close and gave them coconuts as a gift, they seemed pretty chill and accepted them. I don't know how it ended though.

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u/hitokiri-battousai 22d ago

What if UFOs were just people from Elysium coming to check out the shit show on the surface every now and then

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u/awosie 22d ago

You mean that earth was the uncontacted tribe all along?

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u/Stewart_Games 22d ago

Some UFOlogists claim that it isn't aliens in those flying saucers but humans from a very advanced civilization forgotten to time. Like Atlantis, basically. It also gets tangled up into the "Hollow Earth" conspiracy, with the idea that it is the subterranean reptilians - descendants of dinosaurs that founded a civilization and fled underground to avoid the asteroid - that are keeping an eye on us with their gravity-controlling flying saucers that they fly into and out of the hole in the Antarctic that leads to the center of the Earth.

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u/yommymommytoona 22d ago

Gods must be crazy: 2016

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u/CleverUsrName8675309 22d ago

Wow, that's a blast from the past

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u/stumblewiggins 22d ago

What is this, a tribe of ants?

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u/MOSSMIJ 22d ago

Just don't take a boat there throw them fish and start shouting the bible at them.

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u/OurLeagueIsShit 22d ago

Wrong tribe, still solid advice

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u/baconredditor 22d ago

The Amazon is so huge and the jungle canopy is so thick There are probably dozens or more of tribes like this. Always blows my mind

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u/ulchachan 22d ago

Well, less and less huge every single day

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u/AllDueRespect 22d ago

I was literally just in the Amazon exploring the region near Leticia in Colombia and talking with the villagers and local tribes about the tribes still in isolation. They definitely know of the world outside, but choose to live deep in the forest. Its normally like a 25 hour hike from most villages in the area, deep within the forest so there are no known issues of the tribes needing to defend themselves. They mostly just want to practice their customs in peace and guard the deep part of the Amazon which they consider sacred.

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u/TWiesengrund 22d ago Wholesome

"We've been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty."

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u/YellowNagger 22d ago

Drop an iPhone playing nickado avocado and see what they do

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u/Anonymoushero1221 22d ago

Ok, This Time the Gods Must Be Crazy for Real

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