The concept of the Hollow Earth Theory suggests that the Earth is entirely hollow and contains a substantial interior space. Simply put, some scientists believe there is another earth inside the Earth. And even more interestingly, there are beliefs of civilizations existing inside Earth. Besides, there are speculations of spiritual advancements and even alternative paradise-like environments.
Is There Proof Concerning The Hollow Earth?
There is a lot of work that supports the Hollow Earth Theory. These range from books to works of exploration. Below are some of the notable works that fueled this theory.
The Works of Jules Verne
In 1864, Jules Verne published a novel called The Journey to the Center of the Earth.
This novel was initially published in French but later translated to many other languages after receiving much attention. After the novel’s success, Jules Verne published an extended version in 1867.
In the novel, a team of explorers heads down to inner Earth through the South Pole. After two months of exploration and adventure, the explorers finally get to the center of the Earth. While there, they discover a whole new civilization. They find out that they even have their own sun!
Jules Verne emphasized the civilization being as advanced as our 19th-century civilization. He puts a significant focus on the advanced infrastructure they have.
The Medialization of “The Journey to the Center of the Earth”
Jules Verne maintained that his book was entirely a work of fiction. However, the issues started when people took this book as non-fiction. People in the 1870s considered it a discovery. Interestingly, many scientists were attracted to this work of fiction and started speculating on how true it could be.
“The Coming Race”
If the hollow Earth theory is starting to pique your interest, you should definitely read the novel “The Coming Race” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. This book was published anonymously in 1871.
This novel is the tale of a man who discovers a race of advanced beings that live in the inner Earth. These beings are the masters of Vril – a powerful energy that can both destroy and heal. The book describes the unique structure of their society as well as their powerful mental abilities.
This novel has been seen by many as a theory based on occult truth. The list of supporters of the theory described in this book includes Rudolf Steiner, William Scott-Elliot, Helena Blavatsky, Louis Jacolliot, and Adolf Hitler.
The Exploration Through the North and South Pole
In 1926, Admiral Richard E. Byrd of the United States Navy flew to the North Pole. Three years later, he made the same journey to the South Pole. After his exploration, he referred to the North Pole as the Center of the Great Unknown.
He described his experiences in his diary, where he allegedly entered the hollow interior of the Earth, which allegedly had mountains, lakes, rivers, vegetation, and even animals. He also reported having found civilizations, cities, and emissaries called Agartha.
In his excursions, Byrd also found Neuschwabenland, which featured underground caverns flowing with warm water and signs of vegetation. However, he and his crew did not stay long enough to keep exploring due to an aircraft bombardment.
Exploration of the Inner Earth by the Third Reich
According to the documents obtained by the Soviets at the close of World War II, Germans had some detailed information about the location of the inner Earth. Among these documents, there was a complete map of Agartha – a legendary kingdom of the inner Earth.
According to these documents, Nazi Germans had found the entrance to the inner Earth in Antarctica. Many scientists believe that after the fall of the Third Reich, a big group of the Nazis escaped through that entrance to the so-called New Swabia, located in Antarctica.
Other Individuals Who Have Also Explored the Hollow Interior of the Earth
There are many writers whose works involve popularizing this theory. However, some scientists believe this could be a bizarre case of misinformation.
One example of the dismissive texts was first published in the late 19th century in a book called Physical Geography. In this book, Arnoldo de Azevedo writes about the existence of a mysterious world existing beneath us. He argues that scientists knew nothing about what was 5 miles below their feet then.
Arnoldo de Azevedo explains that such scientists spread theories and hypotheses for entertainment purposes because they have no tangible evidence to back their speculations. What do you think?
The Father of the Hollow Earth Theory
The idea that the Earth could have a hollow interior is often tied to Sir Edmond Halley, a mathematician and a colleague of Isaac Newton.
Sir Edmond Halley calculated the periodicity of the comet named after him, the Halley’s Comet. From these credentials and calculations, everyone believed that he was trying to propose that the Earth contained several concentric shells, each with its atmosphere and magnetic poles separating it from the other.
Halley proposed that each of these shells had its light source and was possibly inhabited by living beings. Halley also believed that the gas escaping from the north and south poles resulted in Aurora Borealis and other similar phenomena.
In this modern world, Hollow Earth Theorists stand by Halley’s speculations of the potential existence of life on Earth. Some call this hollow interior the Agartha, while others call it the legendary Shambhala.
How Convincing is the Hollow Earth Theory?
One of the most interesting hollow earth arguments is that of the rotating water droplet. In these water droplets, you can see bubbles gravitate more towards the center of the droplet, then condensing into a core.
Scientists suggest that this shows the distribution of matter is influenced by rotation as a function of time. They suggest that the Earth has been spinning for over a billion years, making it expand like a balloon. This has created a hollow crust, putting aside from the dense crust. It is between the separated shells where the scientists believe there could be life and civilizations.
Yes, the Earth may have expanded, creating hollowed-out regions between the brittle crust and more solid layers of the core and the mantle. Also, recently, Hollow Earth theorists have pointed out that those seismic waves detecting the bigger mountain ranges than the Rockies in the Earth’s mantle could be strong evidence of the theory.
These proofs make the Hollow Earth theory very convincing. However, for most people, this information seems so unbelievable that they would rather blindly deny it rather than looking into the facts. However, if we consider that so far the deepest manmade hole on Earth – Kola Superdeep Borehole (Russia) – is only 12 kilometers (40,230 ft) deep, then why do we have such confidence that there is nothing below?