Given a certain degree of infamy thanks to Charles Darwin, the Galapagos Islands are far less famous for their role in playing host to a tiny, isolated German ex-pat community in the 1930s, living quietly, surrounded by the unending blue of the Pacific Ocean. The motley crew of settlers included a doctor with philosophical aspirations, a pregnant housewife and an eccentric Baroness bent on creating a hotel for millionaires, complete with her doting entourage of love interests. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the ideologically disparate factions often failed to see eye to eye whilst they precariously shared the island’s few natural springs, a situation that rose more than a few suspicions to those that watched on from the outside, after a series of unexplained deaths and disappearances tore the quiet island life apart from the inside, leaving the survivors to shrink off into quiet obscurity.
Treherne, John (1983) The Galapagos Affair. Random House, NY, USA.
Beebe, William (1924) Galapagos: Worlds End. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, NY, USA.
Strauch, Dore (1936) Satan Came to Eden: A Survivors Account of the Galapagos Affair. Harper & Bros, London, UK.
The San Fransisco Examiner (1930) Two Modern Robinson Crusoes. Sun 06 April, 1930. P103. CA, USA.
The Montreal Star (1932) Hunt For Priates Hoard. 29 December, 1932. Quebec, Canada.
The Miami News (1934) Ritter, Galapagos Nudist, Dies Without Telling Orgy secrets. 06 December 1934, P.21. FL, USA.

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