La Ciudad Blanca, Honduras
La Ciudad Blanca, or “The White City” is a long-lost city in Eastern Honduras. It was first mentioned by Hernan Cortes when he ventured into the area, and efforts have continued for hundreds of years to find this mythical place built with ornate white stone (hence its name).
Charles Lindbergh reported seeing it when he flew over Honduras in 1927 and recent efforts have supposedly come close to unearthing this hidden gem, but there is no conclusive evidence as of yet.
In 1939, Theodore Morde published a book titled Lost City of the Monkey God chronicling his travels in the area and perhaps his discovery of the city, but he was mysteriously run over by a car whilst he was in England. The death was rumored to be caused by the U.S. or another foreign entity who wanted to steal the place’s riches for themselves!