There comes a time when the rationality of men must fade into insignificance and one must accept the inevitability of the Truth!
The quotation above is attributed to U.S. Navy Admiral Richard Byrd, taken from the diary he wrote after an expedition to the North Pole in 1947. What his diary reveals—if indeed the diary is authentic—is a reality so shocking and at odds with what mainstream science tells us that most of you might be unwilling to accept it.
But before we get to Admiral Byrd, we should explore some background. Many traditions as old as our civilization have told of the hollow earth. Buddhist and Hindu tradition tells of a place they called Shambala or Aggartha, an advanced realm that was located deep within the earth. Native American tribes as varied as the Sioux and the Inca talk of a race of white people who would issue forth from the bowels of the earth to pass on wisdom and guide them. This tale of the Inner Earth people has remarkable similarities across cultures; they are almost always described as tall, fair and white; often, they are called the descended masters, the first race, or the survivors of Atlantis or Lemuria.
Europeans have considered the possibility of a hololwo earth for centuries. Plato wrote of huge subterranean tunnels below the Earth’s surface. In the 17th century Sir Edmund Halley, of comet fame, was convinced that all heavenly bodies, including the Earth, were hollow. Decades later, a mathematician named Leonhard Euler produced a mathematical proof that the Earth must be hollow.
On top of that, there is inexplicable evidence that is often ignored. For instance, in separate stories in Flying Saucer magazine in June 1970 and Search magazine in July 1970, Ray Palmer published a photograph that still causes controversy. In his editorial, he wrote that the photo was taken by the ESSA-7 satellite on November 23, 1968. Although we can see the ice-fields and 8-foot thick ice we do not see any ice fields in a large circular area directly at the geographic pole. Instead we see THE HOLE.
A detailed map of hollow earth and sheer craziness after the jump. -ed.
However, the science that most of us took in high school and college contradicts this legend. Science tells us that the earth is solid, with a molten iron core, topped by a mantle and a thick crust. We are told this so matter of factly that few of us ever question its validity. As is the case with evolution, though, surprisingly little sold evidence can support the claims that we are taught are proven fact.
The authors of a recent book called The Land of No Horizon have endeavored to take a scientific rather than mythological approach in their investigation of this topic. What they have discovered is that modern scientific findings actually support a hollow earth model rather than a solid one. They examine such topics as impact craters, continental drift, and the human reproductive cycle being linked to the 28 day rhythm of the moon as a means of supporting their theories, and they explained their ideas on an episode of Coast to Coast AM.
Some of you are know hopping up and down screaming how dare I compare this hollow earth nonsense to evolution . That, however, is another column. But the point is very pertinent. If we are to worship at the altar of science, then let’s be fair. Evolution is a theory, not proven fact. And to teach it as anything other than a theory, albeit a probable one, is irresponsible and disingenuous. The same can be said for the hollow earth theory. I make no claims for its factual existence; my role is to present compelling evidence. The fact remains that science has never drilled deeper than 15 miles into the Earth’s crust. Beyond that distance, we really don’t know what lies at the center of our planet. The “common sense” that it is of course solid is not self-evident but rather a product of cultural conditioning. There was once a time when most educated people believed the Earth was flat.
And here’s an intriguing fact: do you know it is illegal to enter a cave in the U.S. without a federal cave permit? Why would that be?
If we can open our minds enough, we will see that, rather than scientific certainty, serious doubt exists about the nature of the Earth’s core. You can view a handful of videos on YouTube presenting evidence, including one that appeared on the Discovery Channel, and among the most intriguing evidence is the aforementioned story of Admiral Richard Byrd.
Admiral Byrd’s secret diary of his expedition to the North Pole in 1947 is a document that can easily be found on the internet, but whose veracity is challenged. After thorough research, I have yet to find any evidence that disproves that this is really Richard Byrd’s writing. In it, he describes how the voyage to the North Pole got strange when he sighted mountains in a spot where they should not have been.
Byrd writes: We are crossing over the small mountain range and still proceeding northward as best as can be ascertained. Beyond the mountain range is what appears to be a valley with a small river or stream running through the center portion. There should be no green valley below! Something is definitely wrong and abnormal here! We should be over Ice and Snow!
He then notices that the temperature has gone up to 74 degrees and he sights what looks like a mammoth on the ground below.
Soon after this, he loses control of his plane, and is joined in sky by disc-like escorts, who land him in the midst of a gleaming city. Once he disembarks, he is brought to see the leader of these people, one they call the Master.
The Master greets him as follows: ‘We have let you enter here because you are of noble character and well-known on the Surface World, Admiral.’ Surface World, I half-gasp under my breath! ‘Yes,” the Master replies with a smile, ‘you are in the domain of the Arianni, the Inner World of the Earth.”
The diary claims that the people of the inner earth grew concerned with the activities of man after the explosion of nuclear weapons in 1945. They ask Byrd to deliver a message about ecological and planetary disaster if nuclear proliferation were to occur.
Byrd is then escorted out of the inner earth and returns home to explain his mission. His superiors in Washington are not pleased. Byrd writes: The President has been advised. I am now detained for several hours (six hours, thirty- nine minutes, to be exact.) I am interviewed intently by Top Security Forces and a medical team. It was an ordeal!!!! I am placed under strict control via the national security provisions of this United States of America. I am ORDERED TO REMAIN SILENT IN REGARD TO ALL THAT I HAVE LEARNED, ON THE BEHALF OF HUMANITY! Incredible! I am reminded that I am a military man and I must obey orders.
The diary ends with Byrd issuing a warning about the military-industrial complex, ala Eisenhower.
So whether you take all this as a ripping good yarn or something deeper and more sinister, we have returned to a favorite theme of the conspiracist: all is not as it seems. Even if the Earth were proven to be solid tomorrow, I still find it hard to ignore ancient texts and common myths that appear in dozens of cultures around the world. The lesson I take from it all is not to worship too devoutly at the altar of science. Scientific truth is only as sturdy as the next great theory; it should never become dogma. People once believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe, and Newton’s Laws once fully explained how the universe worked. Copernicus and Einstein shattered those certainties. We live in an age where cutting edge scientists are about to find life—albeit microscopic—on Mars and have all but proven the existence of multi-dimensional reality. We live in a time when sentient computers are mere years away and where growing bodies of evidence point to the reality of life after death.
In this context, can we ever be certain? I prefer the term “reasonably sure”. After all, from where we stand, the earth feels pretty solid and looks pretty flat.