Since the early 1900s, rumors of a continent that had been hidden from the rest of the world began to spread throughout South America. Many suspected that this continent was located to the West of the Galapagos Islands due to the many sightings of strange creatures that had washed up on shore. There were even a few fishermen who claimed to have seen this mysterious continent and spoke of blue fauna, burning forests, and mountain ranges that stretched across the horizon. They called it Carkayous.