Hollow Earth

Learn all about the bizarre hollow Earth theory

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Learn all about the bizarre hollow Earth theory

While you may have heard of the Flat Earth Society, and understand what they believe about the Earth’s shape, have you ever heard of the hollow Earth theory? While the theory may have been rooted in science originally, it has since diverged to become something closer to science fiction. However, that hasn’t stopped people from believing in it!

Want to find out more about the theory that’s been around for more than 300 years? Click through the following gallery to learn all about the far-fetched hollow Earth theory.

2 of 30 Photos in Gallery The hollow Earth theory posits that we live on the outer layer of our planet, however the inside is hollow, and may be home to a completely different world. (Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0)

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What is the theory?

The hollow Earth theory posits that we live on the outer layer of our planet, however the inside is hollow, and may be home to a completely different world. (Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0)

3 of 30 Photos in Gallery The theory has led to many ideas about what this inner Earth would look like, including anything from vague references to luminous atmospheres to a lush tropical paradise with advanced species.

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What does this earth look like?

The theory has led to many ideas about what this inner Earth would look like, including anything from vague references to luminous atmospheres to a lush tropical paradise with advanced species.

3 of 30 Photos in Gallery The theory has led to many ideas about what this inner Earth would look like, including anything from vague references to luminous atmospheres to a lush tropical paradise with advanced species.

What does this earth look like?

The theory has led to many ideas about what this inner Earth would look like, including anything from vague references to luminous atmospheres to a lush tropical paradise with advanced species.

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5 of 30 Photos in Gallery Before science had anything to do with it, numerous cultures have held the belief that there is a hidden world below our feet.

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Roots in mythology

Before science had anything to do with it, numerous cultures have held the belief that there is a hidden world below our feet.

6 of 30 Photos in Gallery The Ancient Greeks believed that caverns in the Earth led to the underworld. They also believed in a place called Tartarus, located even deeper than the underworld. This would’ve been where Zeus imprisoned the Titans.

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Ancient Greeks

The Ancient Greeks believed that caverns in the Earth led to the underworld. They also believed in a place called Tartarus, located even deeper than the underworld. This would’ve been where Zeus imprisoned the Titans.

7 of 30 Photos in Gallery In Celtic mythology, a cave called Oweynagat was the gate to the underworld. Supposedly it is where fairies and demons lured mortals to their doom.

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Celtics

In Celtic mythology, a cave called Oweynagat was the gate to the underworld. Supposedly it is where fairies and demons lured mortals to their doom.

8 of 30 Photos in Gallery The Mandan people supposedly lived underground, but found out about the “Earth plain” when they climbed a vine out to the surface. After describing what they had seen, some of their people climbed the vine to the surface until it finally snapped. The legend suggests that many of the Mandan people are still left underground. The Mandan are a Native American tribe of the Great Plains, and have lived primarily in what is now North Dakota.

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The Mandan people

The Mandan people supposedly lived underground, but found out about the “Earth plain” when they climbed a vine out to the surface. After describing what they had seen, some of their people climbed the vine to the surface until it finally snapped. The legend suggests that many of the Mandan people are still left underground. The Mandan are a Native American tribe of the Great Plains, and have lived primarily in what is now North Dakota.

9 of 30 Photos in Gallery “Patala” is the name of the underworld in Hindu mythology. It is supposedly the lowest realm.

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Hinduism

“Patala” is the name of the underworld in Hindu mythology. It is supposedly the lowest realm.

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