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Everything You Need to Know About Admiral Byrd's Theory That the Earth Is Hollow

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Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Hollow Earth theory wasn't the first of its kind. Ever heard of Journey to the Center of the Earth? This classic book, written by Jules Verne in 1864, highlights the exciting idea of a civilization hidden inside Earth. And Jules Verne wasn't the first person to theorize about what might lie at the center of the Earth, either - by his time, there was an entire sub-genre of fiction dedicated to the idea of an inner earth, or of a hollow Earth.

While expeditions into inner Earth happened before Admiral Richard E. Byrd's time, it is Admiral Byrd's theory about Hollow Earth that has stood the test of time. He built his theory on the "facts" offered by earlier theorists, astronomers, astrologers, physicists, and mathematicians - some even famous enough you might recognize their names (Halley, of Halley's Comet fame, anyone?). 

There are tales of people escaping the surface world for the refuge of the inner Earth. Some go as far as to say that when Adolf Hitler disappeared after World War II, he had actually found his way into the inner Earth and escaped persecution.

So where is the funding for further exploration? Where are the journalists getting on board to head in for a close-up look of the center of the Earth? According to conspiracy theorists, NASA and the United States are among many organizations and governments who keep the poles clear of expedition. Read on for more about theories of the hollow Earth and all the "evidence" to support it...

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