Video: The kids of San Pedro de Casta, Markawasi, Peru
Video: Mysterious Glitch
During the Broadcast Premiere of "The Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawasi Peru" televised nationally on The Documentary Channel a strange anomaly went out over the air at the exact moment the narration says THE WRONG DATE -1993, for the year Daniel Ruzo passed away.
Over the past four years I had assisted Bill Cote, the film’s director and editor, with the research for the production and was eager to view the film. Bill had fully captured the spirit of Markawasi through extraordinary footage, thought-provoking clues and mind-bending theories. A few days before the film was to debut on national television, Bill had sent me a final cut. At the end of the film, Daniel Ruzo was given a special tribute, an emphasis was placed on his date of death, 1993. This was incorrect!
From earlier conversations I'd had with Daniel’s widow, I knew that Daniel had passed at the age of 91 in 1991. However, the master had already been sent to the television station with the incorrect date.
Before Bill could make the change the film debuted to a worldwide audience. In the exact moment that the narrator voiced "1993" the televised copy flashed an intense pink that covered Daniel’s entire face. It was seen by millions of viewers worldwide. The anomaly did not appear on the master that I'd recieved with the incorrect date, only the televised version. Bill quickly re-mastered the film with the corrected date of 1991.
If you observe the televised clip closely, you'll see a strange electronic glitch appears precisely at the moment that the 1993 date was voiced. For many years, electronic anomalies have been reported by travelers to Markawasi who have experienced
equipment malfunction. Perhaps Daniel himself was exerting his will across the ethers to set the record straight?