I was looking for a satellite photograph of the North Pole…
I began my search because this is how it looks on Google Earth tonight (17 March 2012)
Never mind that there seems to be no polar icecap… What caught my attention is that a few months ago, Google Earth didn’t really “show” the North Pole.
It just showed a smeary blob of white that looked like a bad Photoshop job of covering up something.
(Oh, I couldn’t find a marker for the “North Pole”, by the way…)
So I started looking around, and I found a few articles.
I’ve been having a lot of intuitions about this planet lately, and some very interesting dreams, and frankly, I was a little disappointed not to see a hole there.
After all, Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (born in Virginia, as Ghost Radar likes to remind me) made an expedition to explore the South Pole, “perhaps” for military purposes, and in his personal diary (which of course is subject to dispute since it was discovered after he passed) he described passing through a hole there, into a world unknown to “man”. He also described meeting and conversing with “The Master” while there.
Edmund Halley apparently proposed holes at the poles in 1692, according to Bill Knell. This diagram describes a hollow earth almost identical to the one I was guided to sketch a few nights ago. The original article is no longer available at Op Ed News (http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Hollow-Earth-Hollow-M-by-Bill-Knell-081209-782.html), so the sources can’t really be checked.
Here’s the sketch I was guided to make for the Hollow Earth:
And here are a couple I found later, while searching the Internet for Jan Lamprecht, at http://enigmatv.net/enigmatv/image/cache/data/jan_lamprecht_hollowearth_p2-420×316.jpg:
So I kept exploring the topic, curious to find out whether my sketch and the information I was receiving from Teo’Na was similar to any other information on the Internet.
Mashable shares some HD images of the North Pole of Mars: Not much help, but a beautiful image…
Inside the Earth
This explanation in National Geographic presents the version taught to most of us about the interior of Gaia (Earth):
“The Earth’s interior is composed of four layers, three solid and one liquid—not magma but molten metal, nearly as hot as the surface of the sun.
The deepest layer is a solid iron ball, about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) in diameter. Although this inner core is white hot, the pressure is so high the iron cannot melt.
The iron isn’t pure—scientists believe it contains sulfur and nickel, plus smaller amounts of other elements. Estimates of its temperature vary, but it is probably somewhere between 9,000 and 13,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5,000 and 7,000 degrees Celsius).
Above the inner core is the outer core, a shell of liquid iron. This layer is cooler but still very hot, perhaps 7,200 to 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit (4,000 to 5,000 degrees Celsius). It too is composed mostly of iron, plus substantial amounts of sulfur and nickel. It creates the Earth’s magnetic field and is about 1,400 miles (2,300 kilometers) thick.
River of Rock
The next layer is the mantle. Many people think of this as lava, but it’s actually rock. The rock is so hot, however, that it flows under pressure, like road tar. This creates very slow-moving currents as hot rock rises from the depths and cooler rock descends.
The mantle is about 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) thick and appears to be divided into two layers: the upper mantle and the lower mantle. The boundary between the two lies about 465 miles (750 kilometers) beneath the Earth’s surface.
The crust is the outermost layer of the Earth. It is the familiar landscape on which we live: rocks, soil, and seabed. It ranges from about five miles (eight kilometers) thick beneath the oceans to an average of 25 miles (40 kilometers) thick beneath the continents.
Currents within the mantle have broken the crust into blocks, called plates, which slowly move around, colliding to build mountains or rifting apart to form new seafloor.
Continents are composed of relatively light blocks that float high on the mantle, like gigantic, slow-moving icebergs. Seafloor is made of a denser rock called basalt, which presses deeper into the mantle, producing basins that can fill with water.
Except in the crust, the interior of the Earth cannot be studied by drilling holes to take samples. Instead, scientists map the interior by watching how seismic waves from earthquakes are bent, reflected, sped up, or delayed by the various layers.”
National Geographic also ran an article on December 24, 2009:
North Magnetic Pole Moving Due to Core Flux
“Earth’s north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet’s core, new research says.
The core is too deep for scientists to directly detect its magnetic field. But researchers can infer the field’s movements by tracking how Earth’s magnetic field has been changing at the surface and in space.
Now, newly analyzed data suggest that there’s a region of rapidly changing magnetism on the core’s surface, possibly being created by a mysterious “plume” of magnetism arising from deeper in the core.”
The shifting pole could be one of the reasons for this:
From a blog post on The News Scientist, I found an article from August 13, 2007. The article scrapes the iceberg of disputes over “landrights” in the area.
“The Financial Times reports that ultimately the decision will be made in the offices of the aptly named UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. The Commission legislates the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which states that a nation’s territorial waters extend 200 nautical miles from its shoreline unless the nation can prove that the continental shelf attached to its shore extends further than 200 nautical miles.”
Getting Back To The Beginning…
After some more Googling, I finally found the old Google Earth images of the messy North Pole that I was initially looking for.
In a thread on Above Top Secret (abovetopsecret.com), Kathy T posted a reply (on 25-2-2009 @ 09:13 PM by KathyT). That thread hosts a discussion about a holes at the poles. She makes the same point with the photos, that they look altered.
Here are a couple:
Jan Lamprecht from South Africa has become known for his research into the Hollow Earth theory.
This link will take you to an hour-long YouTube video on Lamprecht and the Hollow Earth. Within the first 8 minutes, he explains that his interest began when he came across stories of scientists proposing that the moon is hollow, and perhaps fabricated by intelligent beings (a spaceship). The presentation is fascinating, as Lamprecht describes just a portion of his research, and offers some science about how the planets are actually most likely hollow!
Here are some additional links regarding Lamprecht’s work:
http://www.v-j-enterprises.com/janhol.html (a written interview)
http://www.lauralee.com/lamprecht.htm (transcript of a talk show session)
links for images:
…Looking for Disappearing Lands…
Wikipedia’a article on the lost book “Inventio Fortunata” includes this image of Mercator’s map, showing continents, mountains and islands at or near the North Pole:
“Inventio Fortunata (also Inventio Fortunate, Inventio Fortunat or Inventio Fortunatae), “Fortunate, or fortune-making, discovery“, is a lost book, probably dating from the 14th century, containing a description of the North Pole as a magnetic island (the Rupes Nigra) surrounded by a giant whirlpool and four continents. No direct extracts from the document have been discovered, but its influence on the Western idea of the geography of the Arctic region persisted for several centuries.”
This area was considered to have “indrawing seas” with currents that pulled ships northwards. It was said that 4000 people disappeared in this manner.
There are several images of maps available to Internet search that indicate lands – of varying types – north of Alaska, in particular. Lamprecht and others also refer to indigenous legends of mysterious lands to the north. However, as Lamprecht notes, all of these land masses no longer appear on contemporary maps.
Lamprecht even cites a recent incident of a scientist traveling to an area north of Alaska and taking photographs of a land mass. When the scientist referred to maps to understand what land he had seen, he could not find any land indicated in that location on maps.
… And Heading Back to the North Pole…
The current Wikipedia article on the North Pole explains that since there is no land mass, and the ice over the north pole is constantly shifting, it’s practically impossible to pinpoint the geographic north pole. And since the magnetic pole is shifting, any claims to a precise location would be suspicious.
For decades, it’s been rumored that no pilots have not been allowed to fly over the North Pole, adding to the mystery and intrigue. Or, if they did fly over the Poles, lore held that the pilots were forbidden to speak about what they saw. Or, the Pole’s magnetics would so interfere with instruments that it would be impossible to tell if one had actually flown over the Pole…
Recently, it seems that flights over the pole are beginning…
And then there’s that “new” Google Earth image… So we may be in for some new versions of the story soon…
For more information, please check out the Beneath The Surface page.