EDITORIAL, Dec 29 (VNN) — (An excerpt from Jan Lamprecht's new book " Hollow Planets ")
There are many very strange tales, legends and scriptures across the world from ancient times. We have come to believe that our forefathers were, for the most part, liars. But perhaps our judgement on them is too severe for perhaps there were exceptional things which occurred back then which were worth recording.
Take for example the legends of Dragons and the D&D games which have been spawned from this folklore. I have always been struck by the conceptual similarity between dragons and dinosaurs. Could it be that certain types of dinosaurs actually retreated into an underground habitat where, under certain exceptional conditions, they could actually feed, breed and live quite safely from predators?
Across the world one finds tales and legends of strange animals seen over and over again in the same limited geographical area. These creatures may go unseen for decades and then suddenly someone once again sees them. I have long been fascinated by the young but growing science of Cryptozoology. I have wondered if perhaps some of these creatures actually inhabit an underground habitat? Perhaps these creatures live safely underground and occasionally come out of well-concealed entrances to feed. They may be safe in their underground world and may perhaps even have adapted to it very well. Perhaps some of them can drink or feed from underground rivers? Perhaps we have yet to discover the field of subterranean zoology.
Here are a few references from the Bible which hint at something/somebody living underground:-
In Philippians (2:10) we find this reference: "That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow of things in heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the Earth". This quote from Philippians mentions that knees of "things" (creatures?) shall bow. These "things" are all alive. Among these are included the "things" which live "under the Earth.' Is this a reference to subterranean life?
In the book of Revelations (5:3) we find a similar statement, but this time it specifically mentions subterranean humans: "And no man in heaven, nor in Earth, neither under the Earth, was able to open the book, neither look thereon". The suggestion here is that there are also men "under the Earth."
A gentleman by the name of Paul Davault contacted me one day to inform me that he had done a comprehensive study of the Bible to see whether there were any Biblical references to a Hollow Earth. He did this as an exercise for his friends and family. He ended up writing a 170 page book called: On The Face Of The Deep. Davault told me he believes the following reference indicates the existence of a Polar Hole in the Arctic. In Job (26:7) in the Old Testament, one reads: "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the Earth upon nothing".
In the Book of Enoch (76:6-7) we read: "Seven rivers I beheld upon Earth, greater than all rivers, one of which takes its course from the west; into a great sea its water flows. Two come from the north to the sea, their waters flowing into the Erythraean sea, on the east, And with respect to the remaining four, they take their course in the cavity of the North, two to their sea, the Erythraean sea, and two are poured into a great sea, where also it is said there is a desert".
In Plato's Republic we find mention of a God who sits at the centre of the Earth who is responsible for our religions.
The Tibetan Buddhists also have references to a vast Underground Empire populated by millions of people and ruled by a man called Rigden-jyepo and also referred to as The King of the World. The empire is called Agharta and its capital city is Shamballa. A Hindu gentleman once wrote me an e-mail from India and told me that Hindu scriptures also mention a vast underworld. Note: [ The Puranic narrations of the sons of Sagara and their persuit of the sacrificial horse, as well as the narration of the appearance of the Kalki Avatar take place in the hollow portion fo the Earth. ]
In the early days of my interest in the Hollow Earth theory I stumbled upon an Eskimo legend of the "hole-in-the-sea." Could this be a reference to a Polar Hole?
Some people like Theodore Illion and Nicolas Roerich tried to find this Underground Empire earlier this century. Roerich's discussions with a Tibetan Lama (Priest) in 1928 resulted in him being told that if you go far enough North then you will see a reflection from the Underground Empire (aurora?). He was also told that the entrance to the Underground Empire lay far across a sea. What this Tibetan was saying was indeed very similar to what one would expect from the Hollow Earth theory. In recent years another Tibetan Lama who visited the USA stated that Agharta could be reached by flying directly north from India. Could it be that a Polar Hole somewhere in a northern ocean leads one straight into a vast Underground Empire within the Earth?
HOLLOW PLANETS by Jan Lamprecht
A Feasibility study of possible hollow worlds.
Could the planets Mercury, Venus and Earth be hollow?
Some religions maintain, to this day, that a vast Underworld exists inside the Earth. This is supported by a rich variety of legends and folklore from all continents.