from GoldLybrary Website




In the World Explorers Club magazine, David Hatcher Childress has added a photographic section on Father Crespi at the end of the 'Metal Library of Atlantis' article.


The enigmatic Crespi plate. Magyar? Sanskrit? Pali?

Father Crespi




Salesian Padre Carlos Crespi Croci, born in Italy in 1891, dedicated his life to Ecuador from 1923 to 1982.


Educator, anthropologist, botanist, artist, explorer, cinematographer, humanitarian and musician, his unfathomable wealth of talents and benevolence served and illuminated rich and poor alike, in recognition of which an impressive sculpture to his memory was erected in Cuenca, his adopted city, by an adoring populace.


After meeting Padre Crespi (see photo) in 1975-76, presbyterian-raised Stan Hall declared to a friend,

‘If ever I felt I'd been in the presence of a Saint it was Padre Crespi!’


Hall with Padre Crespi,

Cuenca 1976









A Tribute to Padre Crespi - Born a Saint

The film excerpt below is from ‘Los Invencibles Shuar del Alto Amazons’ shot in 1927 by Salesian Padre Carlos Crespi, the first film of Shuar community life and culture ever made.


The Shuar-Achuar population of Ecuador numbers 70,000 over 400 communities. They are called ‘Invincibles’ because neither Incas nor Conquistadores could dominate them.


In the 1990s Stan Hall, an ‘Honorario Vitalicio’ and International Representative of the Shuar Federation, mediated the release of an Ecuadorian Atomic Energy delegation taken prisoner because it arrived in a Shuar community unannounced. The only words the Shuar associated with Atomic Energy were ‘Hiroshima’ and ‘Nagasaki’.


After consulting specialized geologists Hall convinced Shuar and Achuar representatives in Quito that uranium deposits in their territory were negligible and of no commercial value.










The Crespi Collection

from FOK! Website

Many may not be familiar with what we call the Crespi Collection, but it was/is one of the more amazing collection of artifacts from South & Central America that has every been brought together.

Father Carlos Crespi was a Silesian-monk who lived in Ecuador. He did missionary work among the Indian population in remote valleys during his lifetime.

Crespi received or bought many artifacts from the indigenous people in Ecuador.

When questioned, they told him they had found them in subterranean cave systems in the jungles. As time progressed, many of these relics were brought together and kept in the courtyard of the church Maria Auxiliadora.

Unfortunately, many of the artifacts were destroyed in a fire in 1962 or later when the church was restored. Also, many were lost or wound up with treasure hunters. After Father Crespi passed away, the remaining artifacts of the original collection were removed and made inaccessible to the public. Some may still be stored in the cellar archive of the church Maria Auxiliadora.

The age and origin of these items is still unknown today. Father Crespi never tried to classify them. The picture motifs are strange, their meaning not understood. These objects show the pictures of an unknown culture.


Were they left by unknown civilizations?

The most well known pieces are tablets made of silver, gold foil or other alloys with unknown letters and mysterious symbols.