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Hollow Earth Theory

Hollow Earth Theory

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The theory that the Earth is hollow is based on the ancient legends of many cultures that say there are races of people - entire civilizations - that thrive in subterranean cities. Very often, it is stated, these dwellers of the underworld are more technologically and spiritually advanced than those of us on the surface. Some even believe that UFOs are not from other planets, but are manufactured by these beings from Earth's interior. It is also believed that one of these advanced civilizations is called Agartha, a legendary city that is said to reside in the Earth's core.
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It is thought that the many cataclysms and wars that took place on the surface drove these ancient people underground, according to 'Secrets of the Subterranean Cities: 'Consider the lengthy Atlantean-Lemurian war and the power of thermonuclear weaponry that eventually sank and destroyed these two highly advanced civilizations. The Sahara, the Gobi, the Australian Outback and the deserts of the U.S. are but a few examples of the devastation that resulted. The sub-cities were created as refuges for the people and as safe havens for sacred records, teachings and technologies that were cherished by these ancient cultures.'

THEORIES

In the late 17th century, British astronomer Edmund Halley proposed that Earth consists of four concentric spheres, each nestled inside one another. He also suggested that the interior of the Earth was populated with life and lit by a luminous atmosphere. He thought the aurora borealis, or northern lights, was caused by the escape of this gas through a thin crust at the poles.

In the 18th century Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematician, replaced the multiple spheres theory with a single hollow sphere which contained a sun 600 miles wide that provided heat and light for an advanced civilization that lived there.

One of the most ardent supporters of hollow-earth was 19th century, John Symmes (d. 1829). Symmes was an ex-army officer and a business man. He believed that the Earth was hollow with entrances located at the North and South Poles. Symmes promoted the idea of interior concentric spheres so widely that the alleged opening to the inner world was named 'Symmes Hole.'

In 1846 the discovery of an extinct woolly mammoth frozen in ice in Siberia was used by Marshall Gardner as evidence of a hollow earth. Gardner subscribed to the single-sun-inside-the-earth theory and suggested that the mammoth was so well-preserved because it had died recently. Gardner thought that mammoths and other extinct creatures wandered freely in the interior of the earth. This one had wandered outside by using the hole at the North Pole, then was frozen and carried to Siberia on an ice flow.

The idea has inspired novels by Edgar Allen Poe in which he used the theme of the hollow earth in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838).
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Jules Verne wrote 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' in 1864 and Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), the creator of Martian adventures and Tarzan of the Apes, also wrote novels set in the hollow earth.

In 1869, Cyrus Reed Teed, an herbalist and self-proclaimed alchemist, proposed an additional theory, called the 'inverted Earth' He believed that we - our civilization - actually exist on the inside of the globe. We are held fast to the ground not by gravity, but by centrifugal force as the Earth rotates. The stars, so goes the theory, are twinkling chunks of ice suspended high in the air, and the illusion of day and night is caused by a rotating central sun that is half brilliant, half dark.

In 1906, William Reed published 'The Phantom of the Poles' in which he claimed that nobody had found the north or south poles because they don't exist. Instead, the poles are entrances to the hollow earth.

In 1913, Marshall B. Gardner privately published Journey to the Earth's Interior in which he rejected the notion of concentric spheres but swore that inside the hollow earth was a sun 600 miles in diameter. Gardner, too, claimed that there were huge holes a thousand miles wide at the poles.

Admiral Byrd Expedition

In 1964, Raymond W. Bernard, an esotericist and leader of the Rosicrucians published The Hollow Earth - The Greatest Geographical Discovery in History Made by Admiral Richard E. Byrd in the Mysterious Land Beyond the Poles - The True Origin of the Flying Saucers.

Admiral Richard E. Byrd of the United States Navy flew to the North Pole in 1926 and over the South Pole in 1929.

In his diary, he tells of entering the hollow interior of the earth, along with others and traveling 17 miles over mountains, lakes, rivers, green vegetation, and animal life. He tells of seeing tremendous animals --resembling the mammoths of antiquity moving --through the brush. He eventually found cities and a thriving civilization. The external temperature was 74 degress F.

His airplane was greeted by flying machines of a type he had never seen before. They escorted him to a safe landing area where he was graciously greeted by emissaries from Agartha. After resting, he and his crew, were taken to meet the king and queen of Agartha. They told him that he had been allowed to enter Agartha because of his high moral and ethical character. They went on to say that they worried about the safety of planet due to he bombs and other testing done above the surface by goverments. After the visit Byrd and his crew were guided back to the surface of the planet.

In January of 1956 Admiral Byrd led an expedition to the South Pole. On that expedition he and his crew penetrated down 2,300 miles into the center of the earth. Admiral Byrd stated that the North and South Poles are only two of many openings into the center of the Earth. He wrote about seeing a sun below the Earth.
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- The Hollow Earth - Dr. Raymond Bernard tells stories about people who have entered the inner Earth and what has happened to them. It mentions a photograph published in 1960 in the Globe and Mail in Toronto, Canada which shows a beautiful valley with lush hills. An aviator claimed that he had taken the picture while flying into the North Pole.

Bernard also authored Flying Saucers from the Earth's interior. His real name was Walter Seigmeister. In his Letters from Nowhere, Bernard claims to have been in contact with great mystics in secret ashrams and with Grand Lamas in Tibet. He was, in short, another Gurdjieff. Dr. Bernard 'died of pneumonia on September 10, 1965, while searching the tunnel openings to the interior of the Earth, in South America.' Bernard seems to have accepted every legend ever associated with the hollow Earth idea, including the notions that the Eskimos originated within the Earth and an advanced civilization dwells within even now, revving up their UFOs for occasional forays into thin air. Bernard even accepts without question Shaver's claim that he learned the secret of relativity before Einstein from the Hollow Earth people.

Admiral Byrd actually referred to Antarctica as 'The Land of Everlasting Mystery'. He once wrote: 'I'd like to see that land beyond the (North) Pole. That area beyond the Pole is the Center of the Great Unknown.'

Adolph Hitler

Hitler's top advisers as well as Hitler himself believed that the Earth was hollow; and there was at least one expedition by the Nazi military to exploit that belief for strategic advantage during the war.

It is thought that Hitler and many of his Nazi followers escaped Germany in the closing days of World War II and fled to Antarctica where at the South Pole they had discovered an entrance to the Earth's interior. According to the Hollow Earth Research Society in Ontario, Canada, they are still there. After the war, the organization claims, the Allies discovered that more than 2,000 scientists from Germany and Italy had vanished, along with almost a million people, to the land beyond the South Pole.

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by: eloisebistis
My mouth has finally closed but was open while reading this hollow earth posting. I read on because of my families connection with Admiral Byrd, An uncle a pioneer in aviation and who in the 50' s restored Admiral Byrd wings from the plane he flew to the south pole for the Smithsonian and reading this article is amazing.
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