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What Is the Hollow Earth Theory?

Cameron is not a super qualified researcher, but there are questions that need to be answered, no matter how crazy they seem.

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History of the Hollow Earth

The idea of a hollowed Earth has appeared in mythology and folklore since the dawn of humanity, becoming the realm of the Greek Underworld, Christian Hell, and Nordic Svartalfar, among others. There is even a mention of a subterranean city called Shamballa in one Buddhist story.

Depending on which mythology you read, there are multiple cavern systems in the world that will connect to the universal concept of the underworld. Oftentimes, these caverns form the mystic gateways that allow demons, spirits, and other such creatures to escape into our world.

The idea of the hollow earth was first put forth into potential science by Edmond Halley in 1692. Imagine the earth looking somewhat like the inner rings of a tree. Each of the lines that are formed would be the inner layers of the earth, each having its own atmosphere, life, and landmasses. Each of these inner spheres of the Earth, each a mini-planet in and of itself, would rotate at its own rate, on its own axis, which causes the anomalies with compasses in certain points of the world.

Other ideas for the interior removed the idea of multiple layers for one layer with a sun at the core of the Earth, providing light for the subterranean world, or even two twin suns in the interior.

Despite the hypothesis of an underground realm of potential for life, there has been a large amount of scientific data to prove that the Earth has a mantle, outer core, and inner core. But does that really disprove anything? We haven't ever actually drilled all the way to any of these other layers, we haven't even broken out of our crust.

The concept of the hollowed planet has been used in pop culture in books and films such as Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dante's Inferno, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which leads me to beg the question, why is it too outrageous to think that it's impossible to have another layer of the Earth?

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Flat Earth vs Hollow Earth

Recently the idea of the Flat Earth has come up into popular culture, for reasons that I don't fully understand. The Flat Earthers (as the name implies) believe that the earth is flat, much like the world from Terry Pratchet's Discworld. Now, the Flat Earthers probably don't believe that the flat Earth is on the back of a quartet of elephants on the back of a giant turtle floating through space (or do you? I don't want to be ignorant), but they do strongly believe in the flat Earth. Now, there has been significant proof against the flat earth for centuries (thank you, Christopher Columbus), but for some reason, it has gotten a cult following once again.

While I don't know for certain that the Earth is round (although I'm inclined to believe it is), I do have to wonder why there isn't a more vocal group of Hollow Earthers. As I mentioned above, there really isn't any way for us to prove that there isn't something between the Earth's crust and the mantle. Who is to say?

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The (Formerly) Flat (Now) Hollow Earth

Here's where I stand. I think that it's very possible that the Earth was at one point flat. In fact, I would put money down on this. We really have no way of knowing. For all we know, there was a point where the planet was actually banana-shaped. The only thing we can (tentatively) say for certain is that there was only one supercontinent. But what if Pangaea was only one side of the planet? I know what you're thinking, "Man, this guy has no idea what he's talking about," but hear me out, alright?

What if, over 65 million years ago, our little blue ball was actually a pancake in space, rotating like a plate in the microwave. It would stand to reason, then, that there are two sides to this cosmic coin, right? On one side of this, we know that we've got Pangaea, and we also know that dinosaurs were here, right? But what if these weren't exclusive to one side? We know that Pangaea became the continents that we know today, but what if they aren't the continents that the dinosaurs walked on. The age of reptiles and the age of mammals happened simultaneously, just on different sides of the planet, separated by a few dozen miles of the crust.

But wait, you said that the Earth used to be flat. How do you explain it getting round? I'm glad I asked. We "know" that near the end of the age of dinosaurs, a meteor, roughly six miles long smashed into the Earth, wiping out all life as they knew it. But, what if somebody doesn't want us to know that the meteor that hit the Earth was actually much bigger? Say, 700 miles in diameter (give or take). The force that this meteor hit the Earth with would have been enough to actually wrap the crust around the meteor. The dinosaurs were nearly all wiped out, save for those that found safe haven in the oceans. The mammals were now on the exterior of the planet, leaving a thin layer of the interior of the planet hollowed out, potentially now supporting life in the interior. So, the flat earth has now moved onto the round and hollow phase of its life.

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What Exactly Was the Asteroid?

So, it's time to suspend some disbelief, because this is where things get a bit weird. There are a thousand different probabilities as to what the asteroid actually was. One of the most commonly accepted lies is that it was just a hunk of space rock that happened to hit the Earth with enough force to destroy all of life as it was known. Here's the thing though, according to Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion, an object at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an external force. Likewise, an object in motion will remain in motion until acted upon by a said external force.

On Earth, we have gravity and air molecules that act as these external forces, however, in space there is no such luck. Unless this asteroid was pushed by something, there is no feasible reason that it was put into motion. So, either some unfathomably gigantic alien threw this asteroid across space, or, there is a much more biblical explanation.

As we have learned from media and stories, the Asgardians, the Olympians, and the Egyptian deities all come from different planets (Asgard, etc). Keeping that in mind, it is not too farfetched to think that it is possible that Jehovah and the concept of Heaven might exist on another planet, far away from our own. If Odin has a planet, why can't Jehovah? So, what does this have to do with anything? Why bring religion into this?

For those that read the bible, or know of the bible, or pretty much have any concept of the biblical devil, we know that Beelzebub (Lucifer, Satan, etc) was cast out of Heaven for trying to set himself up as the new god. In being cast out, he ended up on Earth, like a serpent in the Garden of Eden. Now, that's all well and good, but if an angel from Heaven, keeping the idea that Heaven is a planet, is cast out and ends up on Earth, it can be argued that he was thrown with magic, or more likely, sent off in a spacecraft. As Beelzebub's craft went careening through space, it is very likely that it hit rocks, asteroids, debris, etc, and with the speed and force that it would have had to be moving with, it is entirely possible that the craft superheated to the point that extraterrestrial debris began to fuse to the hull. This brings us to Earth.

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The Impact and the Aftermath

After a few millennia of shooting through space, Beelzebub's ship, now covered in thousands of tons of metal and space rock, crashes into the flat Earth. The crust wraps around it, the majority of dinosaurs are killed off, yadda yadda yadda. SO, we are now given this massive center to our Earth, which is surrounded by an atmosphere more closely akin to what was seen in the days of the dinosaurs. There is a much higher oxygen content, which of course leads to larger animals, but due to the heavy gravity, there is also a much higher amount of pressure, just as there is at the bottom of the ocean.

In this enormous pressure and high-volume oxygen atmosphere, there are not only species of dinosaurs that survived the impact, but there are also dinosaurs that thrived. The population below our feet has continued to grow and evolve, just like the primates and humans did on the surface. We now have a race of highly evolved, intelligent creatures that can survive immense pressure and oxygen levels that would kill the average human. There are arguments that I have been given before, that try to debunk my theories. How are there birds, if dinosaurs are supposed to have evolved into them? Why are there reptiles on this side, including ones that have been around for millions of years?

To that my answer is simple. The oceans. There are parts of the ocean that are so deep that our equipment was unable to explore until very recently, going down over 10 kilometers. Here's the thing about that, had we been able to go down that far million of years ago, there would likely have been a very different landscape. The same tectonic activity that creates mountains and valleys would have closed off any openings that link the two worlds. It is entirely possible that the ancestors of our modern birds and reptiles found their way through these rifts under the oceans to our side of the crust. While it can be argued that the pressure would kill anything that tried to make a journey like that, we have no way of knowing how deep the oceans on our flat Earth would have been. It's possible that the ocean, in those days, was only a few meters deep, and was therefore easy to reach the bottom to wait out any cataclysm that would cause mass extinctions.

With these powerful swimmers, birds, and reptiles eventually evolved into the familiar creatures we have today. But what about the creatures still below?

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What Lies Beneath?

Creatures that live in the deep parts of the ocean thrive under immense pressures. That changes, however, when they are brought to the surface. The blobfish's jelly-like appearance only happens when they are brought to the surface and their tissues are torn apart by the rapid change in the pressure around them. With how large and dense dinosaur bones are, I think it can be argued that they were necessary to survive the massive pressures within the "mantle" of our planet. I theorize, if mankind were somehow able to drill down far enough to find the subterranean world of the dinosaurs, and was able to bring one back to the surface, the dinosaur's body would react in much the same way as the blobfish. Since these beasts are so used to the dense air below, bringing them to our world would be potentially fatal, and at the very least, permanently damaging, which is why scientists have never attempted to drill that far down.

But what of Beelzebub and his ship? What happened to that when the collision occurred? Well, as I mentioned, the core of our planet would be the mass of the ship and the fused space debris. But, as Beelzebub was seen on Earth (according to the biblical record), I do believe that just before the collision, Beelzebub was thrown from the ship, and managed to survive in the void of space, just outside of the Earth's atmosphere. There, he bided his time until the cataclysm had calmed down, and eventually landed, and waited for intelligent life to come across him.

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But What About Fossils?

Dinosaur bones have been found all over the planet. This is true. So, how do I explain that if the dinosaurs were on the opposite side of a flattened Earth? Easy. If you hit something with 7.2198 x 10^25 Newtons of force, you're gonna probably push some things through that few dozen miles of crust. Now, where did I get that HUGE number from? The Earth's core's (which is, for the sake of this article, the meteor that hit the Earth) mass is 1.719 x10^24 kg. The fastest meteor was clocked at 70 m/s, and the slowest was clocked at 14 m/s, taking the average of 42 m/s and applying it to the force = mass x acceleration equation, we get that big number above.

The proof is...doubtful at best, but I think it deserves a much more in-depth look, rather than just accepting either flat or round earth theory.

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Conclusion

I am by no means qualified to make any sort of explicit statement about the truth or fact of the Hollow Earth theory, but I believe that it is as least worth doing further research into the subject matter. Forget trying to get to Mars, let's go to the center of the earth.

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