The American prophet Joseph Smith revealed that north of Independence is Adam-ondi-Ahman, near Spring Hill, Daviess County, Missouri, the home of Adam and Eve after they were driven out of the Garden of Eden by God for having partaken of the forbidden fruit. In Columbus’ writings, he also cited an interesting scripture, found in Psalms 74:12, that the King James version of the Bible quotes as, “For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.” In the Spanish language, which Columbus read and wrote his books in, the words “the midst” is given as “en medio,” which can be translated as “in the center.” So with this translation, we can say that “God works his salvation in the center of the earth.” Olaf Jansen in his travels to our hollow earth reported that in the center of the earth is located what he called “the Smoky God,” or the Inner Sun that gives light and life to the inner world. In my book, I give the scriptural references that show that the Inner Sun of our earth is the location of Heaven, or Paradise of the Spirit World of this earth. It is the location of the throne of God, the place where all the righteous dead go to at death to be judged by Jesus Christ, who is the creator of this Heaven and this Earth.
According to Shaver, the Dero, live there still, using the fantastic machines abandoned by the ancient races to torment those of us living on the surface. As one characteristic of this torment, Shaver described “voices” that purportedly came from no explainable source. Thousands of readers wrote to affirm that they, too, had heard the fiendish voices from inside the Earth.
Halley’s strange idea was expanded upon over the next few centuries, tossing out the messy view of multiple spheres for the much funner vision that the entire interior of the Earth is just one, impossibly large cavern. Generally, this new view of the hollow Earth is accompanied with the theory of a small sun that hangs in the very center, creating a lush, livable environment on the flip side of the Earth’s surface. According to a number of hollow Earth websites, this vision was developed among famous mathematicians and scientists such as Leonhard Euler in the 18th century and Sir John Leslie in the 19th century, although the sources for these accreditations seem to be somewhat nebulous.
In a trivial sense, one can always define a coordinate transformation such that the interior of the Earth becomes “exterior” and the exterior becomes “interior”. Such transformations would require corresponding changes to the forms of physical laws; the consensus suggests that such theories tend towards sophism.
The weather station at Cape Morris Jesup on the northern coast of Greenland reported the temperature on February 25, 2018 was above freezing for about 24 hours. This is very unusual at this time of the year since there is no sunlight 24 hours a day at this location. The scientists analyzing this warm air intrusion, speculated that the warm air came into the Arctic from the Atlantic, but the Arctic Map showing this anomaly shows the warm air coming from the Russian side of the pole — exactly where I have estimated the North Polar Opening is located.
The information contained in Hollow Earth is interesting by itself. The work is acceptable as an english and history assignment. However, the author is nauseating as he continuously interjects far too many of his own ill-informed personal opinions on the subject matter instead of remaining objective as he presents his material. I would suggest that a little reading of physics might expand the author’s knowledge base, and the removal of said opinions might make it a great deal more readable. It is up to the reader, not this author, to assess the material and then form his or her own conclusions.
Finally, Diane Robbins has seen the light and claims that ADAMA receives telepathic messages from Telos, a city beneath Mt. Shasta in northern California, which are channeled by Lailel and provide all kinds of wonderful messages about perpetual peace and prosperity. You can read about it online or you can order “The Call Goes Out from the Subterranean City of Telos” for $20 plus shipping. That seems like a small price to pay for such esoteric wisdom. There truly is a seeker born every minute.
The Hollow Earth boasts a wide selection of beasts and humans. Dinosaurs and other extinct creatures still live and hunt and are hunted by the various human groups who have become stranded in the Hollow Earth over the centuries. Not a great deal of detail is provided about the Hollow Earth in the main book, allowing Game Masters to customize the terrain to suit their campaign.
This alternative arena for reality comes from the Dutch theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde who, in 2011, derived Newton’s model of gravitation from other first principles or fundamental truths in physics. So why is Verlinde’s rediscovery of a three-centuries-old model a big deal? Because gravitation itself is a first principle, and thus should not be derivable from other laws. Whether we think of gravitation as mass attracting mass, or as mass warping spacetime, the fact of gravitation cannot be reduced to anything simpler. As such, it should not be possible to rediscover it from other, disparate areas of physics. This would be like deducing the US Constitution from the Swiss Federal Constitution.
— An interesting article in a 1923 issue of Popular Science Monthly magazine reported an Eskimo tradition regarding the fate of the lost Greenland Viking Colony which was established there in about the 8th century, but disappeared sometime before Greenland was repopulated in 1721. According to the Eskimos, the Viking colony did not die off as European’s at that time thought, but instead lured by the more plentiful game and wildlife and driftwood towards the northern shores of Greenland and Northern Canada, upon the return of a hunting party reporting they had found a paradise in the north, all the colonists packed up and singing songs departed suddenly toward the northward across the ice and never returned.
“Admiral Byrd declared today that it was imperative for the United States to initiate defense measures against the possible invasion of the country by hostile aircraft operating from the polar regions. The Admiral stated, ‘I don’t want to frighten anyone unduly but it is a bitter reality that in the case of a new war the continental United States will be attacked by aircraft flying in from one or both poles.'”
In 1964, Raymond W. Bernard 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. The book is out of print but available on the Internet. Bernard also authored Flying Saucers from the Earth’s Interior. His real name was Walter Siegmeister. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “Theory and Practice of Dr. Rudolf Steiner’s Pedagogy” (New York University, 1932). 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.
Unless, of course, gravitation is not a first principle. In this spirit, Verlinde frames gravity as an emergent phenomenon. Emergent phenomena appear when interactions on a small scale give rise to new laws, principles and structures on a larger scale. Consider the beautiful ice crystals we call snowflakes. The formation of snowflakes is driven by thermodynamics, the laws that govern the transfer of heat energy between molecules. And yet, crystals do not exist on the scale of individual molecules. They appear only on a larger scale, when many molecules exchange energy in a particular manner.
In Native American mythology, it is said that the ancestors of the Mandan people in ancient times emerged from a subterranean land through a cave at the north side of the Missouri River. There is also a tale about a tunnel in the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona near Cedar Creek which is said to lead inside the Earth to a land inhabited by a mysterious tribe. It is also the belief of the tribes of the Iroquois that their ancient ancestors emerged from a subterranean world inside the Earth. The elders of the Hopi people believe that a Sipapu entrance in the Grand Canyon exists which leads to the underworld.
One of the most famous Hollow Earth theorists, and a true predecessor of Thompson, was a veteran of the 1812 Anglo-American war, John Symmes. In his book Banvard’s Folly, Paul Collins recounts the “theory of concentric spheres and polar voids” that preoccupied the soldier.
Symmes spent the rest of his life lecturing and lobbying for action. “In May 1829,” writes Collins, “Symmes died, believing right up to the end that the greatest discovery in human history had eluded his grasp.”
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8/20/2011. Terry Smith, the Alaskan bush pilot I was hoping could take people to the north pole, died in a plane crash August 9, 2010, I just learned. Terry had offered to take us to the coordinates we provided where we estimate the North Polar Opening is located. Our hearts go out to his wife Terri and their family. He will be missed.
Olaf Jansen and his father Jens Jansen, Norwegian fishermen, accidentally discovered the North Polar Opening in 1829 in search of the “Chosen Ones” of their ancestors and entered the hollow earth where they lived for two years with the giant people there. Olaf then returned to Sweden by way of the South Polar Opening after being rescued by a Scotland whaleboat from an iceberg. His father was killed when their fishing boat was struck and sunk by the iceberg in Antarctica. Olaf later immigrated to the United States and died in Los Angeles in 1908. Here is a YouTube video recording of Olaf Jansen’s story.
Regardless of where it originated, the model of a Hollow Earth managed to grow and survive. In 1818, John Cleves Symmes, Jr. published his Circular No. 1, declaring to the world that the Earth is hollow. Symmes, a veteran of the War of 1812 and unsuccessful trader, soon became maybe the most famous and successful proponent of the Hollow Earth theory. His initial vision of the Earth’s interior was like a simplified version of Halley’s multi-layered model, with the exception that Symmes’ version included huge holes at the North and South poles which allowed access to the hidden world inside. These holes, his unique addition to Hollow Earth theory, would even come to be known as “Symmes Holes.”
If the earth is not hollow and the Garden of Eden does not still exist on its interior, then why would Isaiah say that in the Last Days that God, …shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the FOUR CORNERS of the earth? (Isaiah 11:12) The only four corners that the earth has is the navel of the earth where a great artesian fountain of water flows and then divides into four rivers that flow towards the four cardinal points of the compass. No such location exists on the earth’s exterior, so it must be located within.
“There’s a salty tang in the air of early British Progressive rock, some King Crimson perhaps, some Spring, some Canterbury. The organ and strings, and the at times slightly sinister mood, remind me a little of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown…” – Daniel Dellamorte, music historian
Edgar Allan Poe used the theme of the hollow earth in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838). 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. Legends often ignite the imagination of fiction writers and fiction often ignites the imagination of the pseudoscientist.
Because established models become entangled with our sense of reality, doubting them is often an act of defiance, if not utter sacrilege. Today, of course, we know that Ptolemy was wrong. The heliocentric model introduced by the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543 places the planets in elliptical orbits around the Sun, and best explains the data (including retrograde motion). Moreover, we now know that planets are neither stars nor even spheres. The English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton was the first to realise that Earth and other planets are actually ‘oblate spheroids’, globes that are squished a bit at each pole due to their rotation.
According to the Ancient Greeks, there were caverns under the surface which were entrances leading to the underworld, some of which were the caverns at Tainaron in Lakonia, at Troezen in Argolis, at Ephya in Thesprotia, at Herakleia in Pontos, and in Ermioni. In Thracian and Dacian legends, it is said that there are underground chambers occupied by an ancient god called Zalmoxis. In Mesopotamian religion there is a story of a man who, after traveling through the darkness of a tunnel in the mountain of “Mashu”, entered a subterranean garden.
Reinhold Schmidt, as reported in Alec MacMillan’s book, The Hollow Earth Enigma (Mysteries of the Universe), was taken by a flying saucer from the Bakersfield quarry, California to our hollow earth through the North Polar Opening on August 14, 1958 and returned five days later.
The Flat Earth theory has had a lot of media coverage in recent months. Flat-Earthers fiercely believe that our lovely planet is, in fact, flat and that there’s a huge multi-organisational cover-up to keep us in the dark.