a reply to: navione
I have always been interested in the ancient stories of Giants. From what I have read -- they come from 'Hollow Earth.' Of course, that sounds pretty
crazy. But, truthfully, we know less about inner earth than we do about the ends of the Universe. The Hollow Earth theory is my favorite of all the
impossible-to-believe conspiracy theories.
For me, it's compelling to read stories of a respected Navy Rear Admiral who claimed to have visited inner Earth and was briefed on his story at the
Pentagon. Given the alleged openings are at the poles (particularly Antarctica), I've always read these stories keeping in mind that the poles have
really only been explored within the last century give or take.
And then there were the Nazis who were obsessed with going to Antarctica to find an entrance to Hollow Earth. Supposedly they did just that. There are
even some maps floating around the web: Nazi Maps of Hollow
Richard Byrd and the Nazis in Antarctica
"So begins the Diary of Richard Byrd, a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, a man both admired & honored by his peers as much as he was feared &
respected by his enemies. Was Antarctica colonised by Expatriot Germans during the closing stages of World War 2? This is an investigation into
allegations surrounding Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. & The expedition to Antarctica during Operation Highjump & the search for the entrance
to the Hollow Earth.
Various ancient mythologies from Tibet, India, and elsewhere throughout history, allude to technologically advanced civilizations inhabiting a hollow
in the Earth. Numerous make believe stories on the subject populate the early 1900s. While some assign this concept to naive ancient philosophies and
fantasy, Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich thought it plausible. Beginning in 1938, the Nazis launched three separate expeditions to Antarctica. One
mission in particular was mobilised specifically to search for the entrance into the Hollow Earth, where Hitler sought to establish bases and enlist
the help of its inhabitants for an impending war. Hitler subsequently annexed a portion of Antarctica naming it Neu-Schwabenland. Investigators claim
that Hitler did in fact build such bases and that he, and thousands of Nazi scientists, escaped to Antarctica after the war."
Here are a few other historical/literary examples of 'Giants in the Earth:'
"There were GIANTS IN THE EARTH in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to
them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
Nordic story of Olaf Jansen and his trip into Hollow Earth to see the Giants
The Smoky God
"This is the story of a Norwegian, Olaf Jansen, and his father, and their trip on a sail boat to the inner earth, via the glaciers of the north polar
region. Olaf Jansen was born October 27th, 1811 and was ninteen years old when he took that fateful fishing trip with his father between April and
June of 1829. It was after they reached Franz Josef Land from Stockholm that the two decided to venture even further north where they believed they
would find the land of the "Chosen". After escaping a fierce storm and perilous icebergs they sailed smoothly for eleven days, always in what seemed
to be a northerly direction. Then, around the 1st August they saw what appeared to be a red sun or planet which rose higher as they advanced inward. A
few days later they reached the shores of of a mighty river which further carried them inland for another ten days coming to around the first of
September. They anchored on a sandy beach whereupon they were greeted by SIX GIANT MEN whom befriended them."
There are MANY other examples.