CHAPTER 15 – THE MYSTERIOUS ARCTIC
From the very beginning, the Hollow Earth theory has had strong ties to the
Arctic. This is where everybody expected to find a gigantic hole which leads
through to the centre of the Earth. People like Marshall Gardner, William
Reed and many others have focused almost exclusively on this aspect.
Everybody says the Arctic is well-traveled. There may be veritable
‘highways’ into and out of the Arctic, but that hardly means anything.
Logistics alone dictates that access to the Arctic must be determined by the
location of air fields, ports, availability of fuel, the range of aircraft
Caves have been hidden for centuries in well-populated areas.
Just look at the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. If there is anything
unusual in the Arctic and the Antarctic, then it must lie
some distance from
the well-traveled paths. The Arctic (and Antarctica too) is one and a half
times the size of the USA.
Do you realize how big an area that is? Then
there is the bad weather which exists there – the clouds, the fog, the
white-outs. It would take you years to criss-cross it in detail with an
aircraft. Only Armies, Navies and Air Forces can muster the necessary time,
money, personnel and equipment for such a task. The US, Canadian and Russian
military must indeed know every nook and cranny of the Arctic because of the
Cold War. In their extensive preparations for fighting World War III across
the Arctic only they know what’s really up there.
The silence may mean
there’s nothing up there. But it could also mean they just do not want to
tell us – on government orders – since they are controlled by politicians.
If there is something there which they do not want us to know about, and if
that thing is small enough, we could easily miss it. If it is not on a map,
then no one is going to bother looking for it. Look at a map of Arctic and
you will see an enormous expanse of islandless ocean. I think the skeptical
case is not as solid as many might think.
The Open Polar Sea
(The history of Arctic exploration is given and reasons discussed why the
far north was thought by many for a long time to be warmer than expected.)
From latitude 70 degrees northwards, there is a very large discrepancy
between theoretical and observed temperatures. Meteorologists explain this
by saying that warm air from the equator blows to the polar regions where
the relatively warm air descends. This is very probably the answer. Among
the early ‘explanations given as to why the North Pole might harbor an
iceless sea was based on the idea that the polar regions actually receive
more sunlight than lower latitudes. We now know that it’s not just a case of
how much sunlight the polar regions receive, but also the angle at which it
strikes. The ice and snow is highly reflective and much of the heat is
radiated back into space. The extra hours of sunlight do not therefore
account for the higher temperatures in the Arctic. The suggestion that
equatorial air is the cause of the greater Arctic warmth is much more
In pondering the issue I am not sure if one could expect warm winds from an
inner Earth even if it did have some sort of tropical climate. One just
wouldn’t know what to expect regarding heat inside a Hollow Earth. So it is
a bit much to just assume it has such a climate. But even if it did,
wouldn’t the air cool down as it traveled along a long tunnel to the surface
of the Earth? Wouldn’t such a tunnel lie in total darkness, and would that
not cool down the air so much more?
The Arctic Ocean is not always frozen solid. Even explorers like Peary, who
traveled when the ice was at its hardest, happened upon very large areas of
open water. He believed it stretched from the northernmost point of
Greenland, Cape Jessup westwards to Crocker Land. This is a considerable
distance. I have found nothing which causes me to think that any of this
open water is linked to a Hollow Earth.
There is another line of thinking which might help to explain the idea of
the Open Polar sea. It has been suggested by a number of scientists and
thinkers that perhaps the Arctic was warmer in past centuries. There seems
to be some very convincing evidence that indeed the climate was much milder
near Cape Farewell in Greenland where the original settlement took place.
The soil in this region is now frozen solid all year round. But in those
days it was not frozen. The coffins were penetrated by a thick mass of plant
roots which indicates that the soil temperature was above freezing. O. Pettersson concluded that ice did not come down as far south in those days
as it does now. If the climate really was milder in those times, it would
help to explain Christopher Columbus’s original observations and thoughts.
It might help to explain why the Open Polar sea had support for so long.
When all the factors are taken into consideration, I favor the idea that
the heat in the polar regions is largely equatorial in origin. Even if an
Inner Earth were warm, I cannot see how it could have a great effect on
Arctic temperatures. It seems to me that at best hot air from inside a
Hollow Earth would only be a minor contributing factor to
Hollow Earthers stated that because the temperatures in the Arctic were
higher than predicted, therefore the Inner Earth must be quite warm.
However, even under the most favorable assumptions, Arctic heat can be
accounted for adequately by warm air from the equator, hence the original
assumption is no longer valid. At this stage, I think it would be wise to
conclude that there is no overwhelming evidence pointing to whether the
Inner Earth is hot or cold. The Open Polar sea is of no further use to us in
our quest, and we must now seek clues elsewhere.
The Ozone Holes
Whenever I mention the idea of Polar Holes to anyone, they immediately
wonder if the Ozone holes are related to a Hollow Earth. The subject of the
Ozone holes is however extremely complex. It is deeply interwoven with the
subject of atmospheric physics. My real interest in the Ozone holes was to
see if they could be useful in determining the location of any Polar Holes
which may or may not exist. The problem is that the Ozone holes cover an
enormous area and are therefore of no use in pin-pointing something so
small. They also move around considerably.
Along with the Ozone holes, I was also interested in the
which flow high in the polar atmosphere. These electric currents move around
and have been measured. I wondered if they too had a link with Polar Holes.
I found the Ozone holes, the electric currents, and the
Auroral Oval to be
a large scale phenomena. They are very mobile, and it is extremely difficult
to see how they could be used to pinpoint something much smaller like Polar
Holes. So I did not take these researches further.
The Mini Offset-Hole Proposal
From the earliest days of this study I had been wondering how easily a small
hole could be hidden up in the Arctic, especially if its location had no
special significance. Firstly, a small hole is much easier to ‘hide’ and
much harder to find. If it is small enough, its effects on the weather would
be minimal. A small hole might exhibit no special characteristics which
would make it stand out on satellite images.
What would happen to a polar explorer who is sledding across the ice in the
vicinity of such a feature? If an explorer were to wander into it, would he
necessarily end up going right into it? He might wander partly into this
depression. If the feature is small, he will not even detect it. He may
sledge into and out of it during the course of a day or two. He would only
notice the change in slope if he were still heading downward into the hole
at the time that he took a sextant reading. If he takes a sextant reading
while deep inside the depression, he will immediately think he has wandered
He will think he is further north (or south) than he really is.
He may try to correct for it by setting a more southerly (or northerly)
course away from the tunnel itself. Such events as these might result in a
certain amount of ‘camouflage’ which will keep many explorers and travelers
out of the hole because they will think they’ve made some navigational
If, as Hollow Earthers maintained, there is warm(er) air and water emanating
from inside a Hollow Earth, and if this air does indeed cause some (but not
all) polyanas and the melting of sea ice, then we are left with an
interesting possibility. We might be left with a ‘hole-in-the-sea’ just like
that old Eskimo legend states. Such an ice-free hole could be sailed upon.
Our Eskimo could indeed paddle into it in his kayak, and he could go fishing
in it. But such a hole would be impassable to the polar explorers who used
Either the entire hole would consist of open water, or the ice
would be thinner and more dangerous than is normally the case. In either
case, the warmer weather emanating from the hole itself would make it
impassable. If such were the case, then no normal land-based expedition
could wander into it. Its anomalous curvature would never be discovered for
the simple reason that nobody could enter it accidentally. Its true nature
would only be discovered by those who brought canoes along with them, or
more likely, by those who traveled through the air.
Hollow Earthers have long been suspicious of events in the Arctic and the
Antarctic. In spite of their scrutiny however, they found virtually nothing
of substance to indicate that gigantic Polar Holes exist. It seemed quite
possible to me that a Polar Hole could lie anywhere in the Arctic and it
could be quite small. Finding it might be very difficult indeed. The
‘Mini-Offset-Polar-Hole’ idea seemed quite promising – at least in theory.
It also changes the Polar Hole equation. It makes things much more
difficult. Yet it alone may be the solution to a myriad of scientific
anomalies which I have raised.