from Flem-Ath Website
Charles Hapgood first came to public attention in the mid-1950s with his theory of earth crust displacement, a radical geological idea which attracted the curiosity and support of Albert Einstein.
The Einstein-Hapgood correspondence is a forgotten page in the history of science. We obtained these letters (ten from Einstein to Hapgood) from Albert Einstein's Archives in the Fall of 1995.
They show, for
the first time, just how extensively Albert Einstein was involved
in assisting Charles Hapgood in the development of the theory
of earth crust displacement.
What was needed, Einstein
claimed, was solid "geological and paleontological facts."
On the 3rd of May 1953 he forwarded thirty-eight pages of this evidence to Einstein. Central to his argument was Hapgood's evidence that Lesser Antarctica was ice-free at the same time that North America lay smothered in ice.
Einstein responded (8 May 1953):
He urged Hapgood to follow up on evidence of "earth fractures".
A month later (11 June 1953) Hapgood sent Einstein forty-two pages of evidence on earth
fractures and the evolution of the ice sheets.
Einstein was now convinced.
On the 18th of May 1954, Einstein wrote a very favorable foreword for Hapgood's book "Earth's Shifting Crust - A Key to Some Basic Problems of Earth Science" (published in 1958 by Pantheon Books, New York).
The Foreword begins:
Hapgood and Einstein continued to correspond and finally met in January of 1955.
Einstein's last letter was dated the 9th of March 1955 just weeks before the great physicist died on the 18th of April 1955.
Einstein's Archives are held in Jerusalem (with
copies at Princeton) where they hold the record of an unique and
unheralded collaboration on the theory of earth crust