About 35 kilometres from the city of Puno, near the municipality of Juli, capital of the Chucuito province, not far from Lake Titicaca, in Peru, there is a carved stone portico seven meters wide by seven meters high. The Aramu Muru Gate, also called Hayu Marca, a gate that apparently leads nowhere.
According to legend, some 450 years ago, a priest of the Inca Empire, hid in the mountains to keep from the Spanish conquerors a gold disc created by the gods in order to heal the sick and initiate the amautas, the wise guardians of tradition. This priest knew the mysterious door, located in the middle of the mountain and thanks to his great knowledge, he went through it carrying the gold disc with him and was able to access other dimensions, from which he would never return.
The megalithic construction has an engraved disc, which is located at the level of the solar plexus. According to its discoverer, the guide José Luis Delgado Mamani, when touching the inner sides of the stone frame with both hands, strange sensations are perceived such as the vision of fire, musical melodies and what is even more surprising, the perception of tunnels that pass the mountain.
Some inhabitants of the area maintain that the door is actually the entrance to the “Temple of Enlightenment” or “Site of the Spirits”, and they tell strange stories such as that some afternoons it becomes semi-transparent allowing a certain luminosity to be glimpsed.
The name for this enigmatic site was taken from the book written in 1961 by “Brother Philip” (Brother Felipe) and published in England under the title The Secret of the Andes. A strange book that delved into the enigmas of Lake Titicaca and the existence of an ancient priest named Aramu Muru, as the leader of the hidden Brotherhood of the Seven Rays, ancient guardians of the knowledge of the lost continent of Lemuria. Supposedly, after the destruction of his civilization, that being would have emigrated to South America, specifically to the highest lake on the planet, bringing with him, in addition to the sacred texts of his culture, a powerful gold disc, a supernatural object that recalls the famous “Solar Disc” of the Incas.
Today there are hundreds of people who come to the door, not only attracted by the legend, but also by the belief that behind it is access to an underground world inhabited by beings endowed with a deep spirituality. The believers kneel in the central cavity and support their forehead in a circular hole, in order to connect the so-called “third eye” with the portal. The whole place that surrounds the Aramu Muru Gate is also called “stone forest”, and since time immemorial the ancient inhabitants of the area considered this site sacred and made offerings to the Sun god.
In the other part of the “portal”, there is a tunnel, called chinkana in Quechua, which according to some local beliefs leads to Tiahuanaco and the island of the Sun (or Titicaca island). The tunnel was blocked with stones to prevent the children from getting there and then losing themselves in its depths. Whether it is a door to other dimensions, to a hidden civilization, or simply a whim of nature, the Aramu Muru Gate adds to the list of the great mysteries that our planet holds.
In 1996, there is a rumour about a boy from a nearby town who claims that he had seen a group of people dressed in blue and white robes, bowing before the Door, singing strange words. In the centre, a man dressed in white, as if kneeling, had in his hands like a book that he read aloud. After this, he saw how the door opened and something like smoke and a very bright light came out from inside, where the man dressed in white entered, and after a few minutes, came out carrying metal objects inside a bag …
It is interesting to note that the structure undeniably resembles the gate of the sun at Tiahuanaco and five other archaeological sites which link together by imaginary straight lines, a cross with the lines crossing each other exactly at the point where the plateau and lake of Titicaca are located. News reports from the region over the last twenty years have indicated sizable UFO activity in all of these areas, especially at Lake Titicaca. Most of the reports describe glowing blue spheres and bright white disk-shaped objects.