Originally posted by Southern Belle
I was highly suspicious of the site after I saw the credentials, so I googled their names on a site that hunts through billions of scholarly papers.
There's one mention of him as a speaker at an astronomy club. Period.
On Google, there's 33 mentions of him (mostly linking to radio shows and at least one link describing him as a "hoaxmeister.")
Compare this to 53 mentions on scholar.google.com and 735 on google for my advisor for my anthropology degree (Christina Wasson, PhD). Wasson is not
a nationally known professor, so a "nationally known scholar" should have a lot more material out there than an advisor at a medium-sized
Others have also noted this discrepancy. So I doubt his credentials.
What about his expertise?
He identifies a gargoyle as a "Nephelim" based solely on the research method of "well, golly, that's what it looks like to me!!"
This expedition is to find answers to the hollow earth 'theory' as well as searching for other life forms..plant, animal and human /
non-human which may exist in the earth's core.
Did he bother to explain why the oceans didn't simply get sucked into the hole? And why submarines sail that area daily and none of them find it or
He will be joined by experts in several areas of science. This is suppose to take place next year. There is suppose to be an opening in the
ice at the North Pole (not magnetic north) which has recently become thin enough to possibly enable the exploration of this enormous task in searching
for a hollow earth.
There's some expeditions for this that are going to cost $14k each for "tourists." I'm betting he's part of one of those. Russia's been doing
a nice business for people willing to fork out this kind of money by renting them some retired ships.
For what it's worth, these expeditions have been going on for quite some time (with different people heading them up.) They find nothing because the
Earth is quite solid (as has been proven many times)
The following areas of expertise will be needed:
Anybody notice that? C'mon... astrologers aren't scientists. This ought to hit your "Booooooooooooooooogus!" meter right there.
Polar Ice Analysis
...y'know, if they don't know what scientists do (and who does polar ice analysis) there's probably not much chance that they'll have a real
scientist along who knows how to analyze ice cores.
...another clue that this is absurd. Nuclear chemists work with atom smashers (you need a tract of land about 1 mile long to make an atom smasher)
None of the equipment they use can be outfitted on an expedition ship.
Exopolitics and inter-world ambassadors
Oh yeah. I can see top career diplomats rushing to join this expedition. Not.
CE5 Protocol Experts
Ancient Lore and History
It'll be amusing to follow. You can expect either some badly done hoaxes or "nothing at all."
Same as the Steve Curry expeditions (which, gee whiz, rescheduled and then hasn't been updated) :
A 2004 expedition (featuring inner Earth monorails)
...a little more googling and we find (surprise, surprise) Agnew and Curry hand-in-hand on a "hollow earth expedition" along with Robert Cluff:
So, this bunch has proposed the trip before and couldn't get enough takers at $14k per warm body. You'd think they'd just go (any scientist would)
and invite colleagues and students (any scientist would) and get out the preliminary reports in science magazines (any scientist would just KILL for
an opportunity like that!) and then worry about tourism.
Lots of scientists have gone to both the north geomagnetic pole and the north geographic pole already.
One scientist trekked it by himself in 2002:
There's an environmental observatory in the vicinity:
Oceanographers are there frequently:
NASA's been there a number of times and did live camcasts:
Russian pilots began landing there as early as the 1940's:
NASA scientists took Native American (Inuit and others) students there on an expedition in 2002:
There are regularly scheduled tourist expeditions there that are based in Russia and includes a balloon flight:
And that's just the expeditions mentioned in the English Language. There's Danish ones, Norweigian ones, Russian ones, Icelandic ones, etc, etc
(and of course Canadians as well.)
So it's a busy ol' place. If there was something there, one of those other expeditions with good equipment and real scientists would have said