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Trip proposed to centre of Earth via Arctic hole
Can West News Service ^ | 5-30-07 | Richard Foot

Posted on 05/31/2007 9:29:24 AM PDT by Renfield

HOLLOW PLANET THEORY; U.S. scientist, believers to sail on icebreaker Richard Foot, CanWest News Service Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A U.S. scientist and a small band of believers are planning a journey to the Canadian Arctic for what they call "the greatest geological expedition in history."

Are they searching for Arctic oil reserves? Documenting evidence of climate change?

Not quite. They're looking for a fog-shrouded hole in the Arctic Ocean that leads -- they say -- to the centre of the Earth, where an unknown civilization is lurking inside the hollow core of the planet.

This time next year, Kentucky based physicist and futurist Brooks Agnew hopes to board the commercially owned Russian icebreaker Yamal in the port of Murmansk, and to sail into the polar sea just beyond Canada's Arctic islands.

"Everest has been climbed a hundred times," Mr. Agnew says. "The Titanic has been scanned from stem to stern. [But] this is the first and only expedition to the North Pole opening ever attempted."

Mr. Agnew is the latest in a long line of people to peddle the nutty, yet persistent, theory that humans live on the surface of a hollow planet, in which two undiscovered openings, near the North and South poles, connect the outer Earth with an interior realm.

In the 17th century, English astronomer and mathematician Sir Edmond Halley, who calculated the orbit of Halley's Comet, advanced hollow-Earth theories, as did German scientist Athanasius Kircher.

More recently the myth has experienced a slight revival, thanks in part to a 2006 book, by American author David Standish, titled Hollow Earth: The long and curious history of imagining strange lands, fantastical creatures, advanced civilizations, and marvellous machines below the Earth's surface.

A year before the book was published, a Utah adventure guide named Steve Currey also tried to cash in on the hollow- Earth legend, by organizing an expedition to locate the North polar opening.

Mr. Currey made a living organizing rafting trips to the world's wildest rivers. He knew how to hype exotic destinations and recruit would-be explorers on trips of a lifetime.

It's not clear whether Mr. Currey was a true hollow-Earth believer, or if he could simply see a good business opportunity. Whatever his beliefs, Mr. Currey somehow pinpointed the Arctic portal at 84.4 degrees north and 41 degrees east, roughly 400 kilometres northwest of Ellesmere Island.

The North Pole inner Earth expedition was scheduled for the summer of 2006, with spaces offered to anyone with US$20,000 to spare.

"There are no guarantees that this expedition will reach inner Earth," Mr. Currey cautioned on his Web site.

"The expedition will make a good-faith effort to locate the North Polar opening and enter therein, but worst-case scenario is that we visit the geographic North Pole, explore the region, and continue on..."

When Mr. Currey died suddenly of brain cancer last summer, Mr. Agnew stepped in to take his place. The trip was postponed to 2008.

While he insists the journey has a genuine scientific purpose, Mr. Agnew also says the expedition will include several experts in meditation, mythology and UFOs, as well as a team of documentary filmmakers.

Randy Freeman, a Yellowknife writer commenting in the current issue of Up Here magazine, warns that "besides heaps of throwaway cash, prospective cruisers should bring along enough gullibility to swallow an outlandish theory that, despite centuries of scorn, refuses to die."

But Mr. Agnew is unfazed by such criticism, promising a grand polar adventure, no matter what the outcome.

If the polar opening isn't there, the voyage "will still make an outstanding documentary," he promises.

"But if we do find something, this will be the greatest geological discovery in the history of the world."


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KEYWORDS: arctic; earth; landofthelost; marshallwillandholly; moonbats; onaroutineexpedition; pellucidar; ptbarnum; strangeness
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Book now, folks, for your cruise to the center of the earth!!
1 posted on 05/31/2007 9:29:26 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Somebody already did that back in 1885 or so.


2 posted on 05/31/2007 9:30:39 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Run Fred RUN!)
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To: Renfield

This would make a great tv show... oh, never mind.


3 posted on 05/31/2007 9:30:52 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus; Renfield

4 posted on 05/31/2007 9:32:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: Renfield

I think I’ll invest my life savings in this quest.... naaah, I’ll buy stock in Sam Adams beer instead.


5 posted on 05/31/2007 9:32:24 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Renfield

6 posted on 05/31/2007 9:32:46 AM PDT by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: Renfield

Don’t UFO’s use that hole to get in and feed dinosaurs?


7 posted on 05/31/2007 9:32:57 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: Renfield

They better bring a live duck named Gertrude with them. Just in case the fat member of the team gets hungry.


8 posted on 05/31/2007 9:33:34 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Liberals, A terrorists best friend!)
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To: Renfield
...to the centre of the Earth, where Tom Cruise & John Travolta are lurking inside the hollow core of the planet.
9 posted on 05/31/2007 9:33:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Renfield
Scientist?

Right.

10 posted on 05/31/2007 9:33:45 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Renfield

Good luck to them. We may finally find out where to insert the enema syringe.


11 posted on 05/31/2007 9:33:52 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: Renfield
They're looking for a fog-shrouded hole in the Arctic Ocean that leads -- they say -- to the centre of the Earth

OK - how can you have a fog-shrouded hole in the ocean? You'd think it would fill up with water pretty darn quick.
12 posted on 05/31/2007 9:35:05 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Put illegals on ICE)
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To: Renfield

Someone tell Lars not to forget his duck.


13 posted on 05/31/2007 9:36:14 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: Renfield
"Everest has been climbed a hundred times," Mr. Agnew says. "The Titanic has been scanned from stem to stern. [But] this is the first and only expedition to the North Pole opening ever attempted."

If I could stop laughing long enough to type... :)
14 posted on 05/31/2007 9:36:40 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: 4yearlurker

“They better bring a live duck named Gertrude with them. Just in case the fat member of the team gets hungry”

LOL!! I remember that scene!


15 posted on 05/31/2007 9:36:47 AM PDT by BigSkyVic
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To: Renfield

What idiots! Everyone knows the earth is flat! /sarcasm


16 posted on 05/31/2007 9:37:01 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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To: TexasCajun
...to the centre of the Earth, where Tom Cruise & John Travolta are lurking inside the hollow core of the planet.

That's one way to find a couple of "iceholes"!!

17 posted on 05/31/2007 9:37:07 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: Renfield
They’ll finally vindicate Admiral Byrd after all?
18 posted on 05/31/2007 9:37:36 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: Renfield

James Mason already did it in the 50’s.


19 posted on 05/31/2007 9:37:42 AM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Renfield
This time next year, Kentucky based physicist and futurist Brooks Agnew hopes to board the commercially owned Russian icebreaker Yamal in the port of Murmansk, and to sail into the polar sea just beyond Canada's Arctic islands.

How does one become a "futurist"? Do you go to one of those on-line schools? Is it harder than becoming an "activist"? Do they drug test? ;-)

20 posted on 05/31/2007 9:39:41 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Renfield
Well at least they've got the sense to do this from the Artic. Because as we all know if they tried it from the Antarctic they'd only get a hundred feet or so before hitting the Ancients' outpost, finding a Stargate, and then all the problems that would entail...
21 posted on 05/31/2007 9:40:01 AM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: Renfield
"They're looking for a fog-shrouded hole in the Arctic Ocean"

That's where the Russians built the Doomsday Device!

22 posted on 05/31/2007 9:40:14 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: Renfield

Doesn’t he know thats where Santa lives! He goes trespassing he’ll end up on the naughty list.


23 posted on 05/31/2007 9:40:22 AM PDT by jbwbubba
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

And the cool part is getting shot out of a volcano at the end of the ride!


24 posted on 05/31/2007 9:41:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Renfield
When Mr. Currey died suddenly of brain cancer last summer

< tf > Oooh, zapped him with HAARP, they did. Those bastards! < /tf >

25 posted on 05/31/2007 9:41:36 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Renfield

At least they were smart enough not to try and look for a hole on the other end. Al Gore’s head is already firmly planted in it.


26 posted on 05/31/2007 9:43:26 AM PDT by IamConservative (I could never be a liar; there's too much to remember.)
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To: 4yearlurker
Ger-troot!? Ger-troot!?

Burned into my brain.

27 posted on 05/31/2007 9:44:27 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: Renfield

I’m gonna go out on a limb here. You would THINK that seismologists around the world would have figured this out based on earthquake studies and detections where the waves have passed through the ‘hollow’ center of the earth.


28 posted on 05/31/2007 9:44:41 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Killing all of your enemies without mercy is the only sure way of sleeping soundly at night.)
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To: Renfield

“Journey to the Center of the Earth”


29 posted on 05/31/2007 9:44:51 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Not to mention drain the arctic ocean. “No, don’t pull that plug!!!!!”


30 posted on 05/31/2007 9:46:27 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: billbears
How does one become a "futurist"?
First, you enroll here...


...and then you'll get one of these ...

31 posted on 05/31/2007 9:47:04 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Renfield

I’m guessing Mr. Agnew smokes a LOT of weed.


32 posted on 05/31/2007 9:49:09 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Renfield

Well when they don’t find it they can always claim that water from melting ice filled the hole. Of course this was caused by globull warming.


33 posted on 05/31/2007 9:49:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Renfield
The Nazis that fled there in 1945 are going to be most unhappy.

When Mr. Currey died suddenly of brain cancer last summer

No hollow-earther should swallow that story. Does Mengele have an alibi?

34 posted on 05/31/2007 9:52:01 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Renfield

Tell them to say Hello to Elvis for me...


35 posted on 05/31/2007 9:53:24 AM PDT by deathrace2000 ("I regret that I have but one life to give for my country", Nathan Hale before execution.)
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To: Renfield

This theory is every bit as realistic as man made global warming.
Give it funding, and many scientists would get behind it to get research $$.


36 posted on 05/31/2007 9:55:37 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: deathrace2000
Tell them to say Hello to Elvis for me...

Ixnay on the alktay!

37 posted on 05/31/2007 9:59:28 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Renfield

I thought all these people caught a ride home on that comet back in ‘97-’98, or there abouts?


38 posted on 05/31/2007 9:59:29 AM PDT by skepsel
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To: skepsel

Maybe they’ll find Elvis and Jim Morrison down there.


39 posted on 05/31/2007 10:00:23 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Renfield

Is that you Kucinich?


40 posted on 05/31/2007 10:01:43 AM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: theDentist

“I’ll buy stock in Sam Adams beer instead.”

Buy Yuengling instead. The employees voted out the union last week.


41 posted on 05/31/2007 10:06:41 AM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: Renfield
They used to lock these nut cases up. I'll give the one guy a pass, however... When Mr. Currey died suddenly of brain cancer last summer, But the other guy I am not so sure of... Mr. Agnew stepped in to take his place.
42 posted on 05/31/2007 10:11:55 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I Love TEXAS!)
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To: Renfield

So, like really the earth is flat - so those people are living upside down on the other side. You’d think they’d of fallen off by now.


43 posted on 05/31/2007 10:14:01 AM PDT by Humvee (Beliefs are more powerful than facts - Paulus Atreides)
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To: lilylangtree
Let's see if I have this right:

Some river rafter, says there's a hole in the artic, with no evidence, and a 'scientific team' is going to investigate it, with no evidence, hoping to find a way to the center of the Earth, with no evidence, trying to find an advanced civilization, with no evidence.

Yup. Sounds scientific reasoning ...

Oh. Best part? ... otherwise, we'll just muck about at the North pole for a few months and see all the sights.

Ultra-maroons I tell ya!

Godspeed

44 posted on 05/31/2007 10:15:00 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("Global warming" and "Climate Change" are the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated by confidence (wo)men!)
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To: reagan_fanatic; Renfield
Everyone knows there's a hole, there's a hole, there's a hole in the bottom of the sea.

There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

45 posted on 05/31/2007 10:19:10 AM PDT by Fudd
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To: Renfield

So earthquakes are really just Hobbits with jackhammers chipping away at Inner Earth.

Ahah! I was right.


46 posted on 05/31/2007 10:22:24 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Renfield
This time next year, Kentucky based physicist and futurist Brooks Agnew hopes to board the commercially owned Russian icebreaker Yamal in the port of Murmansk, and to sail into the polar sea just beyond Canada's Arctic islands...

I think that's where Superman has his outpost. They better check with Lex Luthor first.

47 posted on 05/31/2007 10:22:35 AM PDT by kidd
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"..hopes to board the commercially owned Russian icebreaker.."

"I'm ready for your credit card information now, sir, or will that be cash?"

48 posted on 05/31/2007 10:22:52 AM PDT by Designer
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To: John Valentine
Scientist? Right.

Brooks A. Agnew, PhD is a commercial scientist and engineer with more than 17 years of field research in Earth Tomography. He also has 15 years of experience creating more than $500 million in process improvements for numerous industries. His patents have revolutionized photopolymer applications, digital imaging, and high-speed manufacturing processes creating more than 5 thousand jobs. His technology is used on at least two planets to explore for water and other compounds.

He has a BS Degree in Chemistry, an MS Degree in Statistics, and a PhD in Physics. He also graduated as class valedictorian in Entrepreneurial Studies and produced a training video on raising money for non-profit ventures. As a commercial scientist, he has produced thousands of technical papers and numerous patents. He was a featured scientist in the video documentary on HAARP: Holes in Heaven directed by Emmy Award Winning Wendy Robbins. He recently co-authored the two national best selling volumes of The Ark of Millions of Years. He is the featured scientist in the upcoming national Japanese science program Galileo to be aired in May of 2007.

From:

Link

49 posted on 05/31/2007 10:27:51 AM PDT by Michael_Michaelangelo (The best theory is not ipso facto a good theory.)
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To: Renfield

50 posted on 05/31/2007 10:28:38 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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