Skip to comments.Trip proposed to centre of Earth via Arctic hole
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."
“Ill buy stock in Sam Adams beer instead.”
Buy Yuengling instead. The employees voted out the union last week.
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.
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!
There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...
So earthquakes are really just Hobbits with jackhammers chipping away at Inner Earth.
Ahah! I was right.
I think that's where Superman has his outpost. They better check with Lex Luthor first.
"I'm ready for your credit card information now, sir, or will that be cash?"
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.
Please take Al Gore with you.
>>>Please take Al Gore with you.<<<
I believe they are, the article said they will be bringing along a documentary film team.
I just presumed it will Gore, and Michael Moore.
This nutbar doesn’t by any chance work for Al Gore does he?
Going to Pellucidar via the Northern route.
Right now the hole is surrounded by ice. If GW melts the ice caps all the ocean water will drain into the holes and we will no longer have oceans.
We need to stop GW NOW!
We are DOOMED! DOOMED!
I wonder if the center is filled with cheese or melted tinfoil?
Can we send Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi on the first expedition?
The plot was alleged UFO abductions which were actually being conducted in the 1970's by a colony of Nazi scientists who had escaped Germany just prior to the end of WW-II and had utilized slave labor to build a vast undergound laboratory deep into the Antarctic.
There they continued their aeronautical experiments and developed a flying saucer and began mind control experiments on abductees..........
A scheme to get funding for some exploration. Dumb idea. Good swindle.
I remote viewed it, there is indeed a whole other world in there! /art bell
I’m sure he went to acredited schools / s