Love A Good Conspiracy Theory? - Hollow Earth
Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy in which our planet is hollow.
Throughout time the concept of a subterranean land existing within our own earth has been mentioned a bunch in all sorts of myths, legends and even by scholars and the like. Most societies in most parts of the world have all had some mention of a hollow earth in ancient, and some not so ancient texts. Leaving the ancient myths behind, one of the first more recent champions of the theory was Edmund Halley, who in 1692 put forth the idea that earth was a hollow shell about 800km thick with two inner concentric shells and then an innermost core. Atmospheres seperated these shells, each rotated at different speeds and they were said to be possibly inhabited. Since Edmund there has been many more come forth with their particular take on the theory all have similarities and diffrerence so we've picked out what we thought are the most interesting.
In 1818, John Cleves Symmes, Jr. suggested that the Earth consisted of a hollow shell about 1,300 km thick, with openings about 2,300 km across at both poles with four inner shells each open at the poles. Symmes became the most famous of the early Hollow Earth theorists. He proposed making an expedition to the North Pole hole, and United States president John Quincy Adams indicated he would approve of this but he left office before this could occur. The new President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, halted the attempt reportedly because he thought the earth was flat. The only President to ever do so.
The spiritualist writer Walburga, Lady Paget in her book Colloquies With An Unseen Friend (1907) was an early writer to mention the hollow earth theory. She claimed that cities exist beneath a desert, which is where the people of Atlantis moved. She said an entrance to the subterranean kingdom will be discovered in the 21st century.
William Fairfield Warren, in his book, Paradise Found: The Cradle Of The Human Race At The North Pole presented his belief that humanity originated on a continent in the Arctic called Hyperborea. This influenced some early hollow earth theorists. According to Marshall Gardner, both the Eskimo and Mongolian peoples had come from the interior of the earth by an entrance at the North Pole.
George Papashvily in the book Anything Can Happen (1940) claimed the discovery in the Caucasus mountains of a cavern containing humanskeletons "with heads as big as bushel baskets" and an ancient tunnel leading to the centre of the earth. One man entered the tunnel and never returned.
Novelist Lobsang Rampa in his book The Cave Of The Ancients said an underground chamber system exists beneath the Himalayas of Tibet, filled with ancient machinery, records and treasure. Cryptozoologist Michael Grumley has linked Bigfoot and other hominidcryptids to ancient tunnel systems underground
According to the ancient astronaut writer Peter Kolosimo a robot was seen entering a subterranean tunnel below a monastery in Mongolia. Kolosimo also claimed a light was seen from underground in Azerbaijan. Kolosimo and other ancient astronaut writers such as Robert Charroux linked these activities to UFOs.
Some stories have also circulated that Adolf Hitler and some of his followers escaped to hollow lands within the Earth after World War II via an entrance in Antarctica.
The concept is that the earth is a shell, a couple of hundred miles thick, with two polar openings that connect inner and outer surfaces, with an inner sun and intelligent life. Really intelligent life, not like us pack-hunting, weapon-wielding primates with an inferiority complex.
Hollow Earth Theories always propose a central sun, aliens, and mythical subterranean cities and civilizations that some believe could link science and pseudoscience if physically discovered. Glaciers at both the Arctic and Antarctic regions are melting down at an accelerated rate, which will reveal the truth behind this mystery and its metaphoric connections to other creation myths in the story of humanity’s journey on plant Earth.
Underground civilizations link with the ‘Hollow Earth Theory’. There are supposedly races that exist in subterranean cities beneath planet Earth. Very often, these dwellers of the world beneath are more technologically advanced than we on the surface. Some believe that UFOs are not from other planets, but are manufactured by strange beings in the interior of the Earth.
To be honest this one has been a struggle to get on board with, but at a point in history not that long ago everyone though the earth was flat and the idea of a round earth was ridiculed, so I guess stranger things have happened. Or maybe not, if this was proven it would probably be the strangest thing that had ever happened and that particular saying would be made redundant and replaced with "well, the earth is hollow and there is whole nother world under our feet".
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