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Hollow Earth theory holds that the planet is not a solid sphere, but that it is hollow and has openings to the surface at the poles. One theory, or legend, is that an advanced civilization, known as Agartha, lives beneath the surface of the earth. The Agartha are advanced technologically (perhaps even spiritual) masters who sometimes visit the surface of the earth in craft that are seen as UFOs.

In the late 1600s, the British astronomer, Edmund Halley, argued that the earth consisted of four concentric spheres and that the interior of the earth was inhabited and illuminated by a luminous atmosphere, the occasional escape of which could be seen in the aurora borealis.

In the early 1800s, John Symmes lobbied for an expedition to the North Pole to find the entrance to the world beneath. President John Quincy Adams indicated his approval for such an expedition but left office before it could be carried out. The next president, Andrew Jackson, did not approve it, and this may have been ther source of the untrue accusation that Jackson believed in a flat earth.

Later believers in a Hollow Earth insisted that Admiral Robert Byrd had entered the subsurface world, traveling 1,700 miles over mountains, lakes, rivers, green vegetation and animal life, all beneath the surface of the earth.

Buddhists have a similar legend, that a civilization of supermen and women lived in the center of the earth, and that they sometimes visit the surface in order to oversee the development of humanity. According to this legend, the subterranean world has millions of inhabitants and cities, its capital being Shamballa.

There is another theory that Adolf Hitler ordered a research journey to the opening in Antarctica, making an alliance with a reptilian race who inhabited the subterranean world, and some believe that a remnant of Nazi Germany exists there yet. Most civilizations have had some mythology or belief in an underworld, some beliving it to be a utopia, and others a place of punishment.



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