Skip to comments.The weirdness of UFOs, ‘The Hollow Earth’
Posted on 06/06/2020 4:33:10 PM PDT by Norski
This unusual year shows signs of becoming weirder yet. Reading Nathaniel Philbricks Sea of Glory about the little-known U.S. Exploring Expedition (or Ex-Ex) of 1836 reminded me how 1965 was a particularly strange year for me. That October my family moved from Texas to Vermont, where we were the Kennedy killers in the eyes of New Englanders still resentful of the Presidents assassination; we arrived the week after a couple named Hill were abducted in neighboring New Hampshire by a UFO; the massive Northeastern power blackout occurred the following week; and I was expelled from school ten minutes into my first day for replying yes maam to a teacher who considered me sassy rather than Southern. Odder still, when I went home to tell my parents about the expulsion, they presented a book that arrived for me COD that day: a completely unsolicited copy of The Hollow Earth by Raymond Bernard, who claimed that, not only was the Earth hollow, it was where UFOs come from.
This book, which I still own, was cheesy even by mid-60s standards of high-acid paper and stapled bindings, with blurred, grainy illustrations and a publishers note saying, We will not enter into any correspondence regarding this book. Whether you accept or reject the contents of this book is your privilege. No one cares. The author, Bernard, was actually Walter Seigmeister, an early 20th-century alternative health and esoteric writer and mystic who formed part of the alternative reality subculture, according to Wikipedia. He lived briefly in Ecuador with Johnny Lovewisdom (AKA the Hermit Saint of the Andes) where they dabbled in unusual dietary practices, like breatharianism According to HowStuffWorks.com, the Breatharians answer for health problems was stop eating. Or rather, live off prana, which is a Sanskrit word that translates to life air or life force. Born John Weirlo in 1919, Lovewisdom lived beside an Ecuadoran crater lake he deemed safe from nuclear fallout. He was also pretty sure he was the reincarnation of Ananda, Buddhas main disciple. Lovewisdom invited him to visit upon learning about Seigmeisters Dream to make a super-race who worship the sun.
Halley soon argued with Society members Richard Hook and Christopher Wren about how to accurately measure planetary motion. They took their debate to Isaac Newton, who told them hed figured it out earlier but couldnt find his notes, but agreed to redo calculations. Halley persuaded Newton to expand his studies and allow him to edit the work, Wikipedia tells us, and, since the Royal Society had spent their book budget on History of Fishes, Halley paid all expenses for compiling and publishing Newtons new work, The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (or the Principia, as its Latin abbreviation is better known). The Society also announced they couldnt pay Halley his £50 annual salary, but reimbursed him with unsold copies of the fish book.
Describing Newtons Principia, Stanford.edu wrote, no work was more seminal in the development of modern physics and astronomy than Newtons Principia. Its conclusion that the force retaining the planets in their orbits is one in kind with terrestrial gravity ended forever the view dating back at least to Aristotle that the celestial realm calls for one science and the sublunar realm, another. It also laid the groundwork for calculus but wouldnt have emerged had Halley not intervened, the same Halley who used Newtons book to bolster his argument for a hollow earth since the variations in Earths magnetic field couldnt be due to some sort of magnetic body wandering around in rock, what with the rather solid nature of rock, so there must be unseen circles spinning around beneath our feet.
When youre one step ahead of the crowd youre a genius, Rabbi Shlmo Riskin, noted. When youre two steps ahead, youre a crackpot.
Posted for a break and entertainment. I have never seen a UFO.
Paging Mr. E A Poe. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Also Mr. Lovecraft.
He’s never seen a UFO
He never hopes to see one
But from the news we’re getting now
He’s sure that there must be one.
I didn’t think old HPL was a full bore hollow earth guy. Just that the ‘old ones’ like the Soviets were sort of cosmic moles.
Use short sentences.
Have the first sentence in the paragraph be the most important one.
Give links for folks who want to learn more.
I have seen at least 2, and a TR3B.
I was, however, accosted last month by someone who appeared to be a drug addict. He informed me that he had seen an enourmous craft hovering above a local back road within the previous two weeks. I do seem to attract highly demonised persons lately.
I thought Cyrus Teed invented the hollow earth theory.
Real estate prices in inner earth aren’t bad but the Reptilians are awful neighbors.
Assume you reference the article.
I am not the author.
If the Earth were hollow, wed all be dead, right? No magnetic field? Much likelier that the Earth would have enormous cavern areas embedded in the crust
I thought a TR3B was an English sports car.
I had a TR7
...wanted a TR6
Not sure, as I did not read HPL. I heard he was an incel who lived with two maiden aunts and never went near the water. . .
Is this a first-hand opinion?
“I thought Cyrus Teed invented the hollow earth theory.”
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I do not know.
I guess he can be blamed for Alien From LA.
UFOs exist but for sure there is no way aliens want to visit us in 2020.
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