Yes. You read the headline right. So-called Hollow Earth theorists really believe, that beneath the surface of our home planet, vikings, aliens, and Nazis live inside.
Move over Flat Earth theorists, you lot who believe Nasa are conning us about the Earth being flat, these dudes are the real deal. Taking absolute hogwash to unforeseen levels. Where do they get the time?
Seriously. I work eight hours a day. At least 10 when I add the commute. I sleep six to eight hours a night, and enjoy drowning in pints of watery lager and reading a good book.
What I don’t understand, is how a few thousand people across the globe have enough spare time on their hands to construct a theory about Nazis living underneath the ground.
Now, I can sort of get my head around aliens living in the centre of the universe. I don’t believe it for a second, but it’s the same sort of age old nonsense which has been around for millennia.
There’s no proof for aliens so I guess it means they can exist just about anywhere the elaborate mind wants to believe they do. But Nazis and vikings? What? How? And why?
Nazis and vikings did actually exist. They were living beings. Why do they just happen to live in the centre of the universe? Why not the Tudors or former Kings and Queens? Or are they all down there? Is James Joyce having a pint and a cig with Flann O’Brien in the great paradise of the underworld as I’m writing these very words?
Probably not. But hey, here’s Author Rodney Cluff, who’s spearheading the ludicrous Hollow Earth theory to give you an idea of what it’s all about:
Instead of the belief of a flat Earth, hollow-Earthers believe, at the very centre of the Earth, there’s a paradise which resembles the Garden of Eden.
They’re also said to believe UFO’s are sent from the globes interior by ‘guardians of the planet’ to skirt past the Earth and check on the human race.
Speaking to The Sun last year, Cluff explained:
I don’t know how the flat-Earthers can be so confused. They are obviously wrong. The world is not flat – it’s hollow.
They regularly spy on us using spacecrafts and flying saucers. They want to keep an eye on us and stop us from starting nuclear war.
The majority of UFOs actually come from inside our planet.
Now this is where things get interesting. Back in 2007, Cluff set up an ‘expedition to hollow Earth’ via an ‘opening’ in the North Pole.
The expedition was charging £15,000 a head. But just what happened when the expedition was about to take place? It was cancelled. Damn
Another Hollow Earth theorist, Dianne Robbins, said those living at the centre have ‘evolved to be immortal’:
They are physical humans like we are, but they live in peace, isolation and seclusion and through this, they have gained their immortality.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.