What is a Hollow Earth Theory?

Lisa R. Parker

A Hollow Earth Theory is an assumption that our earth is hollow and that intelligent beings, most probably with very advanced technologies, live in it. An astronomer, Edmund Halley (1692), put forth the idea of Earth consisting of a hollow shell. Other scientists expanded this idea suggesting that the interior of Earth has its central sun. Writers of esoteric books supplemented the idea with fantastic assumptions that ancient masters like Buddha or Jesus came originally from these subterranean realms of our planet (they, like Christians, believe, too, that Mary conceived Jesus as virgin but from this subterranean source).

Followers of the Hollow Earth Theory have also their “proofs” and purpose of this article is to present some of them.


The story of Hyperborea is a legend. Some people believe that very long time ago, after the destruction of Atlantis, the privileged part of the Atlantean society hid itself into the underground where it has stayed until now and UFO actually comes from here.

This theory assumes that Hyperborea still exists in the underground. Nazis, too, believed in the existence of Hyperborea as an advanced subterranean civilization and wanted to contact it.

A famous Greek (lyric) poet, Pindarus, glorifies Hyperborea in his poem: Neither disease nor bitter old age is mixed in their sacred blood; far from labor and battle they live.

As we can see, Hyperborea is part of Greek mythology. Pliny, Herodotus, as well as Virgil and Cicero described it. They wrote that Hyperboreans lived to the age of one thousand years and enjoyed lives in absolute happiness in a place where the sun was shining twenty-four hours. These mythical people lived somewhere in the north. When translated, Hyperborea is the land Behind (Hyper) the North Wind (Boreas).

Utsuro Bune

In about the year 1800, an exceptionally bizarre phenomenon occurred in Japan. It is not known very much in the Western world. A record was found in a library in Iwase Bunko (Japan) about an Unidentified Submerged Object (USO) as it washed up on the shore. Local people saw a woman coming out of the capsule. She was flawlessly decorated and had red eyebrows. She spoke a different language, so the locals could not figure out where she had come from. This event occurred at Harashagahama in Hitachi-no-kuni.

Underground waters

Big underground water resources do not prove the existence of Hollow Earth, but localizing them gives evidence that large cavities inside our planet do really exist. A scientific website Livescience.com has an article about an underground ocean found deep under the Asian surface. Another interesting thing is the lake Vostok, which was found by Russian scientists under the surface of Antarctica some 4000 meters under the surface.

The Federal Cave Protection Act (US)

In advocating their assumptions, followers of the Hollow Earth Theory also point to the fact that the United States federal law mandates federal permits whenever anybody decides to explore a cave.

The Act, for example, says:

Information concerning the specific location of any significant cave may not be made available to the public under section 552 of title 5, United States Code, unless the Secretary determines that disclosure of such information would further the purposes of this Act and would not create a substantial risk of harm, theft, or destruction of such cave.

The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate.

Voices from the underground

I do not know how credible is the source the Finnish newspaper Ammenusastia used for its article that tells that Soviet scientists, when drilling into the earth, were astonished, as they heard millions of voices with screams deep in the earth. A Soviet scientist, doctor Azzacove, said that, “We drilled through the gates of Hell! As a communist, I don’t believe in heaven or the Bible but as a scientist I now believe in hell.”

You can search youtube.com for keywords such as Azzacove, voices from hell, and listen.


In Slovakia, we have an almost fantastic story about a moonshaft mentioned by Antonin Horak. His article first appeared in a speleological newsletter later in USA where he emigrated. Mr. Horak joined local (Czechoslovakia) anti-Nazi movement during World War II and when Germans wounded him, he needed some time for treatment and a place for hiding. A man took him into a cave near Zdiar. Mr. Horak explored the cave, but going deeper into it he found an artificially made shaft of a crescent-moon shape. It was completely black. The following link has more information http://www.moonshaft.net/caves.html

Mr. Horak writes, “Is there truth in legends, like Plato’s, about long-lost civilizations with magic technologies which our rationale cannot grasp nor believe?” Or, “I am a sober, academically trained person but must admit that here, between these blacks, satiny, mathematically-curved cliffs I do feel as if in the grip of an exceedingly strange and grim power.”

Jacques Bergier, a famous French mystery writer, included some information about the Horak’s story in his books, too, and described it as one of the most intriguing miracles waiting yet for its discovery in Europe.

Whether you believe the Hollow Earth Theory or not, the above references help maintain this quite a crazy idea and possibly many others, too. If you think it is all nonsense, meditate a little on the following wise thought someone once said: “Anything should be possible in infinity. You need to be at the right place at the right time, or close enough.”

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