Flat Earthers. What are they like? They just love it don’t they?
‘The MAN is lying to us’, ‘they’re covering it up’, ‘the Earth is flat’, they think perpetually before posting on their conspiracy blog or roaring it out through a megaphone at a flat Earth convention.
Maybe the Earth is flat, and if it is then fair doos to them, it won’t change my life. I’ll just be like ‘woah, that was a bit weird’ and then move on. But it’s not is it? The Earth isn’t flat. It never has been and never will be.
In case you wanted some proof then look no further than the selection of images below.
What begins as a relatively typical Instagram style photo of Lake Michigan, taken by 47-year-old Greg Pagel and posted to Imgur quickly evolves into definitive proof of the Earth’s curvature.
Enjoy the ride.
And there we have it. Proof. At last. As if millions of intellectual articles about the Earth’s curvature, footage from outer space of the many round planets (oh but they were staged, flat Earthers are probably thinking), or even globes weren’t enough – this definitely is.
So, well done Greg for presenting a fully explained theory on the matter.
In case you want to hear the argument from a flat Earther’s point of view then look no further, as recently UNILAD sat down with Connor, son of famous flat-earther Dave Murphy, to talk about NASA, the Sun, Photoshop and pretty much everything you’ve ever wanted to ask someone who thinks the reason you see the curvature of Earth from a plane is because the windows are round.
Speaking about why NASA and the government would lie about space travel, he said:
There are two good reasons in my opinion. One obvious reason would be money. The money raised by NASA alone since their inception is something like fifteen trillion dollars, and with that money they’ve really shown little for their work.
They’re releasing composite images and articles and telling you this is what’s happening, this is what we’re doing, and we spent seven hundred million dollars to get this photo of Pluto that we had to put together in Photoshop.
A second thing is to make people feel insignificant. It makes you feel like you’re an insignificant speck of dust and therefore you’re easy to control. Basically if you can imagine the globe squashed down with Antarctica instead of being its own continent, being the perimeter around the side. So a lot of people say that’s an ice wall. It’s more like a shelf or cliff.
Watch the documentary here:
And as for why we don’t fall off the edge of the world, he added:
Fall off into what, do you know what I’m saying? The way we see it is it’s an enclosed system.
There’s water above, there’s the firmament – or the dome – and there’s water above it and water below it and there’s no leaving it, there’s no finding other Suns and stuff. You can’t fall off the edge, essentially.
Connor believes the only reason many find Flat Earth conspiracies suspect is because we’re taught to do so from a very early age.
Each to their own I guess.
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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.