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.

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

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Some of these scenes would actually make for beautiful postcards.

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

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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.)

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About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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One Response to Murder on Easter Island

  1. Pingback: Mord auf der Osterinsel | Der reisende Reporter

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