Comments on: Gringo Monologues: Conspiracy Theories in the Valley of Longevity http://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/ travel wide, live deep Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:51:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Codyhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-1007161 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:34:13 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-1007161 Yeah come on I mean we have to be the only intelligent life out of billions and billions of solar systems that our highly intelligent population does not have technology to explore.

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By: Vilcabamba: Paradise Going Bad? | Off the Roadhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-615929 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:26:52 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-615929 [...] immigrants. In particular, he said, conspiracy theories and UFO reports saturate local gossip. This interview by Uncornered Market of a resident Vilcabamban reads almost like a transcript of our [...]

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-467835 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:54:01 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-467835 @10hawks: Thanks for the information. For this post, we just shared what we heard, in the way of various theories, on the ground in Vilcabamba.

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By: 10hawkshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-461485 Sun, 09 Sep 2012 04:11:46 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-461485 This is cute, but actually the spraying of toxins is real and is called Operation Cloverleaf. It is primarily a CIA/Pentagon-run program, begun in the late
90s, funded by the banking Cartel. I don’t believe the WHO or UN is involved on any pragmatic level.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-421681 Tue, 29 May 2012 06:44:41 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-421681 @Jennifer: That is fabulously rich, and a sidesplittingly funny description to boot. Sounds like you have the making of a skit. Actually, I sort of always thought Vilcabamba would be ripe for shooting a movie, on location. Reality TV, even. Reality Vilcabamba TV.

OK, now I’m getting ahead of myself.

Thank you for your comment, reaffirming what we thought we saw and heard and for giving us a good laugh!

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By: Jenniferhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-416148 Thu, 17 May 2012 16:35:35 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-416148 refreshing to see that there are some level-headed people passing through Gringobamba. You only missed the group of very newly arrived Gringos who complain that town is too full of Gringos and whom are looking for land near but outside of the town because they want to get away from (as in live on a mountain close to) the gringos ;-)

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-241831 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:52:18 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-241831 @Sutapa: Vilcabamba has been known locally as the Valley of Longevity for a long time because people usually live to a late age there. Whether this has to do with the minerals in the water or something special in the mountains, no one knows exactly.

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By: Sutapa Chattopadhyayhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-241825 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:41:41 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-241825 Audrey, why do you call this a Valley of Longevity? Are older people living longer in Vilcabamba? Or is there an influx of older, healthier Americans?

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-241779 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 12:54:16 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-241779 @Sutapa: I think there might be a difference between what you think you want to do before you move and what happens when you are in your new location. I don’t think it’s a conscious decision not to mingle with the local population. Many people get afraid of learning a new language and when the surroundings are new and different, people look for familiarity in community.

Vilcabamba is unique in that it is very concentrated into a small community (town is 4,000 people) so you see the conspiracy theories a lot. However, we’ve also come across this in pockets of expats in Nicaragua, Thailand and other popular places.

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By: Sutapa Chattopadhyayhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/gringo-monologues-conspiracy-theories-in-the-valley-of-longevity/#comment-241309 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:31:36 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3421#comment-241309 I am surprised by this, but this article was a very interesting read. I thought older expats were people from the US who did want to arbitrage their lifestyle for a better one somewhere else; but they also wanted to mingle as well with the local population.

But I find it believable that there would be a lot of crazy conspiracy theorists among them. Is there something in the soil in Villacamba or is this a universal phenomenon to be found in other expat communities as well?

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