Fact or Fiction? Hollow Earth Theory

An article written by: Lee Sonogan

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In my last Fact or fiction? article I wrote about Flat Earth Theory. Now, I propose a more crazy conspiracy theory. The Hollow Earth Theory is a concept that the Earth is entirely hollow or more likely contains a substantial interior space. This hypothesis was believed for many years until the 19th century.  Now regarded as pseudoscience, I will be revisiting the topic in this article.

The Hollow Earth Theory was proposed in the 17th century. Edmond Halley noted that the Earth has an erratic magnetic field which is consistently shifting. Further saying that it is likely that there is layers inside the Earth with the possibility of life being able to live and survive there. Currently, the deepest artificial point of Earth is 12,262 metres or 40,230 located at the Kola Superdeep Borehole.

With the radius of Earth being 6371 kilometres or 6,371,000 metres, it is strange we have not dug lower. My next argument will be on weather and natural events. As of today, it is still difficult to determine accurate weather or events. No major earthquake has ever been predicted. One theory suggests that earthquakes travel through the Earth, not around. Hence, showing evidence of hollowness within the Earth.

Science has been wrong before. Even though this conspiracy would be interesting, it conflicts with other facts and equally as crazy theories. such as the Flat Earth Theory, Russian designs of underground digging machines and also modern scientific facts and hypotheses. Like all conspiracy theories, it is easy to say without documented evidence, it could be anything. If it could be anything, then it could be possible and hidden away.

Fact or Fiction? I believe in some places people would be building underground privately but to suggest there is ancient cultures still living below us is hard to believe.

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