The hollow earth theory has been around for hundreds, even thousands, of years and is labeled by many as a conspiracy theory and pseudo-scientific. However, the theory has yet to be proven nor is it disproved even though the scientific community has largely dismissed the theory since the 18th century. Still, many researchers have searched for concrete evidence of the earth being a hollow shell and for the possible existence of mysterious inhabitants who live inside of it.
References of a earth that is hollow can be found in many different traditions and cultures around the world including Christianity, Judaism, Ancient Greek mythology, Native American lore, and Tibetan Buddhism. All of these traditions have teachings of a complex cavern system that possibly exists within a hollow earth. People who support and advocate the theory point to these ancient and long existing traditions as “proof” of this interesting theory.
The ancient Greek taught of caverns deep inside the earth which could lead a soul to the underworld. Also, the Greek God Zalmoxis was believed to live in a subterranean chamber somewhere beneath the earth’s surface. There have also been teachings found within several different Native American Tribes that discuss ancestors who appeared on earth’s surface from the subterranean depths below. There is a equally fascinating Native American myth about a hollow earth which can be discovered on an Apache Reservation in Arizona where there is believed to be a sacred space that leads to a race of powerful inhabitants who live underneath the surface of the earth.
Tibetan Buddhism is a well-respected and incredibly grounded philosophy and practice. The teachings found within this philosophy include an underground city, called Shambala, that is said to be built and maintained by a race of people with powers far superior to that of humans. Many stories can also be found of monks or lamas who have gone searching for the sacred and ancient city below the surface of the earth only to disappear, never to be seen again.
A Long History
Surprisingly, this theory has a substantial following that dates back many centuries and has been extensively researched, analyzed, and reported through articles, books, and teachings from the people who are interested in it. The sort-of cult following and literary exploration of the hollow earth theory has lead to further so-called evidence that the earth has a hollow core and even possibly inhabited by an unknown species in the deep cavern system supposedly found far below the earth’s surface.
In the last few centuries there have been several researchers, scientists, and conspiracy theorists who have further investigated the claims of a hollow earth. For instance, in 1692 a writer named Edmond Halley suggested the Earth was a hollow shell that was approximately 500 miles thick which contains two inner shells and an innermost core. He compared the core to having a diameter equal to Venus, Mars, and Mercury. He proposed each shell was separated by an atmosphere and had individual magnetic poles. He constructed this theory after getting unusual compass readings that he later explained by the hollow earth theory.
Supporters of the hollow earth theory have also mapped out locations of supposed entrances leading into the reported subterranean caverns inside the shell of the earth. Although none of these entrances have been confirmed they have been cited as being found in places such as at the North and South poles; Paris, France, England, Canada, China, Tibet, India, the Rain-forest, and even in mountains found in North America. While proof of these entrances have yet to be found, many people who have searched for them have mysteriously vanished during their explorations.
The hollow earth theory has been around for a long time and it’s probably not going away anytime soon. There are many scientific discoveries which contradict this theory such as gravity, seismic plates, and measures of the earths density; all findings which are indicative of a solid earth that is composed of many different solid materials and rock sediment. However, that does not stop many conspiracy theorists for searching for their own answers and investigating these claims with their own research methods. Unfortunately, many of these people never returned to tell their stories and the ones who did come back did not return with any sufficient evidence. Yet, the theory is still going strong and is even increasing around the world, guaranteeing a future with many more hollow earth stories to come.
If you have no idea about the events that took place outside of Roswell New Mexico in July of 1947, then this is not really a good place to start. There are countless articles and books about the Roswell UFO crash, and I urge you to read some of them. However, I will summarize the events here.
What Happened in Roswell
In the summer of 1947, something crashed on a ranch outside of Roswell New Mexico. The military quickly cordoned off the area and removed all of the debris. The military announced to the press that they had captured a flying saucer. The next day, the military changed the story and claimed that what had been recovered from the crash site was nothing more then a weather balloon. Over the years, the government has given several other explanations as to what actually crashed in Roswell. These explanations range from a parachute testing experiment gone wrong to a crashed Project Mogul Balloon. (Project Mogul was a top secret project at the time of the incident). The constantly changing “official” story has led many to believe that the initial reports of a crashed UFO to be the real truth.
Wernher von Braun and the Roswell UFO Incident
Did famed German rocket scientist, founder of NASA, and the father of the Saturn V rocket see the wreckage from Roswell? In a word, Yes.
Before I get into my claim, I am going to give you some back story on how I came to learn of this information.
About 20 years ago, I worked for a company that did contract work for JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories). My boss (we will call him Gene) had gotten the contracts with JPL through contacts he had met while working for Wernher von Braun in the mid 1960’s. I had grown up in a town very close to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, and as a result had a deep fascination with the space program. This led to a lasting friendship with my boss that lasted until he recently passed away. (It is because of his passing that I am now comfortable sharing his story, since he had asked me to keep this private).
Over the years Gene and I would often talk of his time working with Wernher von Braun. He once told me a story about how von Braun would get components for the Saturn V rocket from different vendors, and then make changes to the components himself. He would never document his changes, and therefore, no one at NASA knew how the Saturn V actually worked. I tell this story here because there have been many articles recently about how NASA scientists are reverse engineering the one remaining Saturn V rocket to try and figure out how it actually works. This seems to Corroborate the stories that Gene would tell me.
Back to Roswell
One night, Gene and I were working late, and talking about Von Braun. Gene told me that Von Braun had confided in him about the Roswell crash. Von Braun said he had been taken to examine the wreckage of the Roswell UFO incident, (At the time Wernher von Braun would have been about 100 miles from Roswell at the White Sands Missile Range testing Hermes Rockets). Wernher von Braun said that the wreckage he had seen from the Roswell crash technologically surpassed anything that could have been made by current technologies on Earth. However, he did not believe it was a spacecraft. He said that the material recovered from Roswell was not strong enough to withstand the rigors of space flight. Instead, he theorized, that the wreckage was from an interdimensional craft of some sort.
Was Gene pulling my leg? I doubt it. Was von Braun pulling Genes? Possibly. Since I never met Wernher von Braun myself, it is hard for me to tell if he was the type of person to tell fanciful stories or not.
I have recently began to notice a strange thing happen in social circles. Belief in Chemtrails has become a sort of litmus test for crazy. You have the chemtrail believer friends (who undoubtedly believe every nutty conspiracy theory out there) and the “normal” people who think chemtrails are a crazy fantasy of paranoid people. But is it that crazy?
In a way, it reminds me of the Black Helicopters of the 1990’s. People who believed in “Black Helicopters” (un marked secret government helicopters spying on US citizens) were automatically assumed to be crazy and ridiculed in popular media. Meanwhile, all you had to do was look at the US budget, and there was a clear line item for an unmarked helicopter in country surveillance program. The facts were there. Black Helicopters were real, but the general consensus was that if you believed in them, you were a paranoid nut job.
What do the facts say about Chemtrails?
Well, the facts say Chemtrails are real as well. In 2008, Physics World released a report claiming that it “should be possible to counteract the global warming associated with a doubling of carbon dioxide levels by enhancing the reflectivity of low-lying clouds above the oceans”. This simply means that they suggest cloud seeding as a way to fight global warming.
Cloud seeding is not just for global warming however. Many governments have been using cloud seeding to fight drought. In 2011, China spent $150 million on a single regional artificial rain program; The US, by comparison, spends around $15 million a year.
Cloud seeding is a process of injecting Silver iodide into clouds to promote rain. According to Wikipedia, The crystalline structure of ?-AgI (Silver iodide) is similar to that of ice, allowing it to induce freezing by the process known as heterogeneous nucleation. Approximately 50,000 kg are used for cloud seeding annually, each seeding experiment consuming 10–50 grams.
Is Silver Iodide Dangerous?
Extreme exposure can lead to argyria characterized by localized discoloration of body tissue.
Are Chemtrails and Cloud Seeding the Same Thing?
By pure definition, yes. Spraying a chemical into the atmosphere from an airplane is a chemtrail. And Silver Iodide is a chemical. According to Paranoid Chemtrail advocates, every artificial thing sprayed into the atmosphere by an airplane is an evil chemtrail designed to control our minds, make us sick, or cause some other nefarious outcome. I, however, don’t believe that. I believe that most of these operations are done to increase rainfall or slow down “global warming”. However, I do believe that messing with mother nature will always have unintended consequences. And considering global warming is not real, trying to stop or reverse it could have dire consequences if the methods are successful at changing the natural climate patterns.