Hollow Earth?
December 9, 2002 10:11 PM   Subscribe

Is the Earth Hollow? Does this explain why people are abducted by UFOs? Is this too outlandish to be possible, or is it the truth?
posted by banished (17 comments total)
As I said recently on another forum, you make a good case for an ignore button.
posted by krisjohn at 10:42 PM on December 9, 2002

what's up with about.com's giant popups?
posted by mhjb at 10:43 PM on December 9, 2002

No, the earth is very likely not hollow, but this guy thought it was, too.

The best evidence for the hollow earth is that such a cavern would be the only place big enough for about.com to store all those pop-up ads.

On preview: Word on the pop-ups mhjb
posted by samuelad at 10:47 PM on December 9, 2002

This sounds like it could be strait out of the weekly world news. Oh, wait it is!

There are actually a whole lot of weird links to underground reptilian aliens, the denver international airport, the illuminati and the scientology religion.

It's all part of the new world order that George Bush I implemented ... who by the way is half reptilian... in the age old quest of the reptilian race to rule humanity... (V the series was supposedly based on this)

Makes for an interesting read.
posted by Imocrep at 10:48 PM on December 9, 2002

[...]Brad Steiger writes of the legends of "the Old Ones," an ancient race that populated the surface world millions of years ago and then moved underground....The Old Ones generally remain aloof from the surface peoples, but from time to time, they have been known to offer constructive criticism[...]

Dear Human People of Earth:

1. Killing each other is bad. Avoid it.
2. Use Flash for entertainment, don't use it to structure your web page and menu system.
3. Most TV isn't worth watching.
4. Play Counter-Strike less, read more.
5. Comparing your political opponents to Nazis is usually unconvincing.
6. Floss.

Well, that's it for this week. We'll be back later with more constructive criticism, until then, keep smilin'!

The Old Ones
posted by Slithy_Tove at 10:49 PM on December 9, 2002

hmmm... i'm gonna go with option A, Wink.
posted by condour75 at 10:49 PM on December 9, 2002

As I said recently on another forum, you make a good case for an ignore button.

*shrug* for a late night read, this was actually an interesting read. In the rock I live under, I've actually never heard such absurdity untill now. But, as full of crap as this may be, it was fun to read.
posted by jmd82 at 11:20 PM on December 9, 2002

Oh no! Does this mean the Nazis have control of the giant ball of uranium at the center of the earth?!
posted by homunculus at 11:28 PM on December 9, 2002

Here is the entrance.
posted by JohnR at 11:28 PM on December 9, 2002

Not only is it hollow, but we live on the INSiDE, baby. That's what Cyrus Teed, a.k.a. Koresh, taught, and people listened. They have their own Florida State Historic Site, which those other Koreshan-come-lately's didn't get. (links are to google cache of tripod site)
posted by planetkyoto at 1:59 AM on December 10, 2002

As long as you don't mind being virtually weightless when you got inside.
posted by BigCalm at 2:15 AM on December 10, 2002

Yes, and no.
posted by kozad at 4:58 AM on December 10, 2002

faithless heathens. of course it's true. i've seen it with my own eyes.
posted by quonsar at 5:33 AM on December 10, 2002

Wow. Hollow Earth Nazis! Where else did those 2,000 missing Nazi scientists go?

Well, to clear up this mystery: They went to the US (and also to the USSR). On the US end, the secret importation of Nazis was called "Operation Paperclip", and you can read official (US Army, NASA) accounts of it here and here.

Of course, these official accounts suggest that the "Paperclip" prgram did nothing else but import Verner Von Braun, about 150 german V-2 scientists and workers, and the entire contents of Von Braun's Peenemunde V-2 factory. Certainly that's where Paperclip started but other (unofficial) accounts reveal that "Paperclip" evolved into a program of far more extensive (and dubious) scope. Christian Dewar (on Bartcop.com) sums it up

The official US accounts of Paperclip neglect to mention the fact that Allen Dulles (interesting fellow, Al Dulles) decided to go directly against Truman's explicit orders and bring in not just usefull German scientists but a whole pack 'o Nazi scientists. You see, Truman said "Germans, OK, but no Nazis. Got that?" and Al Dulles, being a creative fellow, interpreted this to mean "bring in everybody who might be usefull - even if they had conducted horrible experiments on live human subjects, committed massacres, profited from death camp slave labour, and so on - but take great pains to "de-Nazify" the Nazis by rewriting their resumes."

Dulles' actions are partly explained by the fact that he was intimately connected (as was GW Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush) through his employment (under the financial aegis of the Harriman Brothers) at The Union Banking Corporation - which served as an investment bank for the personal profits of the Thyssen empire, the largest WW2 german industrial conglomerate. Union Bank's German assets were seized by the US Gov. under the "Trading with the Enemies Act" in 1943. Union Bank (and Dulles and Prescott Bush) played an important role in the early funding of Adolf Hitler. The Thyssen group has been widely acknowledged by historians as the key early financier of Hitler, and the private Thyssen funds invested through Union Bank (as opposed to the Thyssen corporate accounts which were managed elsewhere) and managed by Prescott Bush and Allen Dulles served to finance Hitler's early SS and SA. (Read and extensively footnoted piece on this here)

I was so intrigued by this bizarre chapter of US history that I made a page about it here: The page has branched into other fruitfull US-Nazi veins - such as the extensively documented ties between US industry and Nazi era german war production. (and there's the fascinating Bush family tie in too...)
posted by troutfishing at 6:49 AM on December 10, 2002

I haven't seen this anywhere in the literature, but the idea of a hollow earth would explain phenomenon around the Bermuda Triangle of swinging compasses and ships disappearing. Maybe there is some sort of opening there.

And BigCalm... would centrifugal force create an artificial gravity for the people on the inside? Wouldn't it be like a giant Gravitron that they have at amusement parks?
posted by banished at 8:46 AM on December 10, 2002

Here is the entrance.

I was totally expecting a goatse.cx link. You're obviously more mature than me, JohnR.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:47 AM on December 10, 2002

my soul is hollow.
posted by Satapher at 9:48 AM on December 10, 2002

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