The Hollow Earth Theory

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The hollow earth theory or ‘hohlwelttheorie’ as it is called in German, is the idea that the Earth is not a solid mass, but rather an entirely hollow sphere that within contains a substantial interior space. The idea goes back to ancient mythology, folklore, and legends of a subterranean land inside the Earth, from which places of origin and the afterlife were thought to be located, such as the Christian hell described by Dante, the Greek underworld, the Hindu ‘Patala’, the Celtic ‘Cruachan’ just to name a few, which in its majority were caves or holes that connected the outside Earth with its interior, from which strange creatures would emerge and be seen in the surface. However, the idea didn’t have any scientific credibility until 1962 when…show more content…
Another prominent believer of the theory was US physician Cyrus Read Teed (1839-1908) who apart of what he already believed, also though that the interior world was populated and illuminated by its own sun, and he declared that we all are living in the sphere, and that celestial bodies such as suns, planets, and galaxies occupied Earth’s interior. This was explained by the Egyptian mathematician Mostafa A. Abdelkader in 1980’ when he wrote papers explaining the Concave Hollow Earth model proposed by Teed, which basically explains that we live on the inside surface, and the universe itself is allocated in the world’s interior, this Hohlwelttheorie ‘shrinks billions of years of mostly empty space … down to a tiny point at the center of the hollow-Earth Universe’. Teed based on his beliefs went on to found a religious cult known as the ‘Koreshan Unity’, which was centered on his theories, however this cult no longer exists, as most of Teed’s followers have passed…show more content…
Another one was the sightings of UFO’s coming out from the ocean, which was explained to have happened, perhaps because the center of the Earth was populated by extraterrestrial beings, who from time to time emerge from the poles in spacecrafts, perhaps because in the 20th century Hohlwelttheorie was linked with the belief of aliens. Moreover, this theory has also been linked with conspiracies such as that the Nazi specially Hitler knew of an entrance to the interior world at the South Pole, and that Hitler and his colleagues and friends fled there at the end of WWII. In that same wavelength the popular science fiction story “A journey to the Centre of the Earth” by French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905) has given the theory, its most lasting exposition, since the late 19th century, and in which he describes the discovery of a prehistoric world by explorers who go down a volcano only to find out this interior world, that had its own source of light, water, and flourishing
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