Murder on Easter Island

“Are you here to investigate the mysterious deaths?” I was asked when I arrived on Easter Island, shattering the image of a peaceful paradise.

“No,” I replied, but it made me curious. Over the following days, I should find plenty of evidence of a streak of murder and rage.


Yes, that is a toppled moai in the background. The murderers need to topple the moai because they believe it could otherwise observe them.


Some of these scenes would actually make for beautiful postcards.


The cemetery on Easter Island is a wonderful example of syncretism, the blending of different beliefs, with Rapa Nui figures holding Christian crosses.


On the return flight to Santiago a week later, a few seats were empty. More skeletons would be found soon. Time for CSI Rapa Nui to investigate.

(Hier könnt Ihr diesen Beitrag auf Deutsch lesen.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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