The internet is a buzz with claims that the earth is flat, sites debunking and sites proving this fact are on the rise. The one thing both of these groups could be missing is whether the earth is solid? The hollow earth hypothesis has been around from time immemorial and actually makes more sense. In this video let’s look into hollow earth. And don’t forget to let me know what believe in the comment section below. Let’s get started The idea of an underworld is a common theme in a number of cultures. The ancient Greeks thought of it as a dark place filled with the souls of those that had died. Christianity has the concept of hell and in Buddhist cultures there is an underworld filled with torment most of these beliefs are metaphorical or mythological.
Today we have Modern science, it tells us that the Earth is a series of layers. We start at the crusts, and travel down through to liquid magma which is surrounding a dense, hot core made primarily of iron. This idea is however, recent. During the 17th century, many scientific minds followed the idea that the planet is actually hollow. The idea is that the shell of the Earth is about 800 miles thick with half of the planet being taken up by surface weight, and empty space in the center. In this hollow is an interior sun, which would be the earth’s core it provides an energy source for ecology of all life that is said to be living in this hollow. Hollow Earth theorist also claim that we can enter this inner earth through entrances near the North and South Pole. So could there be any Scientific Basis for Hollow Earth? Edmund Halley first attempted to give hard scientific proof to this theory. Halley had the idea that the planet is a series of spherical shells, think Russian dolls, these different levels spin in different directions, starting at the earth’s central core. Magnetic anomalies were said to be a result of these layers spinning around one another.
He based his readings of the magnetic field on what he had observed with the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon on the Earth. His theory could help to explain inaccuracies in the magnetic fields of the planet. This theory changed over the years and the idea of the rotating spheres was dropped in favor of the idea that there is a single underworld continent. The idea is that there is an impossibly large cavern. This cavern at the very center of the planet is said to be a lush, livable environment a flipped version of the Earth’s surface. A veteran of the War in 1818, John Cleves Symmes Jr. published his Circular No. 1 of 1812. This book became the most famous and a very successful proponent of the Hollow Earth theory. The ideas in the publication were very similar to what had been written before however he was responsible for the introduction of the idea that there are huge holes at the North and South poles which allow access to the hidden world. He speculated that this inner earth was packed with life and that there were or are many strange and unusual creatures that inhabit the space and possibly even humans.
He believed his theory to be science fact, and not science fiction. He also had the belief that this model is common to all planetary bodies and that the whole universe is hollow. Symmes’ kept to his theory despite all of those that said it was an impossibility. He campaigned rigorously for an expedition to the North Pole. He never received the funding he desired and passed away in 1849 still believing that he was correct and hollow earth was real. His idea continued to thrive, and over the year many more became believers. In these years after his death many continued to write and speculate on his beliefs. These writings then lead to a new idea that Hollow Earth was a “cellular cosmology” that placed the entire universe inside a shell. Cult leader, Cyrus Teed, championed this idea fashioned it into a religion of sorts. He called this cult Koreshan and renamed himself Koresh. This belief morphed from a conceived fact to fiction as people moved into the 20th century. The Journey to the Centre of the Earth published by Jules Vern proposed that the earths center was filled with weird prehistoric jungles and highly advanced, lost races of humans.
His book went onto to be made into several successful movies further exposing people to the idea of a world at the center of our own. The modern belief in this world has changed and evolved to incorporate ever more increasingly wild ideas. From Nazi secret bases to aliens and everything in between at some point someone has claimed that it could be found in the void. This group like “flat Earthers” have their own identification “Hollow Earth truthers.” They wish to prove that a lush tropical paradise and the houses of an advanced race of humans/aliens or giants can be found there and that the governments and the militaries of the world are hiding this secret from the public. They claim that A race known as the Lemurians are said to inhabit this realm, thought to be a as peace-loving, and advanced race. They are claimed to have flying saucer technology and live lives of perfect health for hundreds of years. This long life is perpetuated by the perfect climate found in this underground oasis.
The Animals and people are said to be larger and far healthier than their counterparts on the surface. It has been claimed that these being live in a secret city known as Agartha, this belief is often tied to Eastern mysticism. But do we have anything more than mystic beliefs and fantastic tales when it comes to Hollow earth? There is one person whom has claimed to see it. Admiral Richard Byrd, claimed to be the first person to fly over the North and South Pole. According to Byrd’s secret journal from 1947 he reported flying into one of the entrances, and made contact with the race that lives inside the Earth. Another tale those that believe in Hollow claim to be evidence is the case of the green children of Woolpit. This legend says that two children were found lost and confused in the small English village of Woolpit.
These children were said to be normal in every way with the exception of their skin, which was bright green. They spoke an unknown language and would only eat raw broad beans. The locals believed that these children came from a place known as Saint Martin’s land a subterranean land populate with a race of green skinned people. Could this be the same place as those who follow the idea of hollow earth? Do you think that there is a civilization at the center of our planet? Let me know in the comments below.
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