Despite there being absolutely no evidence to support the idea, there are still people who seem to believe the Earth is hollow. That this hollow Earth is the home variously of aliens, Lemurians, Atlantians, or the people of Shangri La.
Myriad photographs are offered as evidence.
Photos like this:
Which apparently would have us believe that Saudi Arabia does not exist, and is merely a fictitious land mass created as a government cover up to explain away the fact crude oil can easily be scooped out of the hollow earth with a bucket tied to a rope.
For the geographically challenged, this photo clearly shows the Mediterranean at the top, the Nile visible to the left and centrally the northern Red Sea with the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqba framing the Sinai Peninsula.
Okay, most of the Hollow Earthers claim more “rationally” that the openings that reveal the Inner Earth are located at the poles. But those utterly fail to either take into account that there is no land mass beneath the North Pole, or explain why the ocean does not simply drain away into the hole? In one commentary on the subject it was proposed that because there are also oceans on the inside of the hole, that explains why the outside ocean stays in place. Sadly, gravity does not work that way, especially if, as they propose there is another sun roughly 800 miles in diameter at the center of the hollow space.
Yes, that sun would have gravity too, if it could actually exist. We have discovered extra solar planets, gas giants many times the size of Jupiter, our largest neighbor which is 317 times our mass. Those Jovian giants lack the mass to ignite into stars, yet a sun only a little more than half the size of Pluto has somehow ignited at the core of a hollow planet like the Earth, and its radiation somehow sustains life rather than frying it out of existence.
Then there is this singular piece of damning evidence from Nemesi.net
United States Patent 1096102:
“The Hollow Earth Theory”
On November 25, 1912 Marshall B. Gardner of Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA, submitted his discovery application to the United States Patent Office. 18 months later, on May 12,1914, this federal agency granted Mr. Gardner United States patent 1096102, the second most important scientific document ever issued. Its scientific significance is exceeded only by the mechanical flight discovery of Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903. For reasons which even Mr. Gardner could not have fully anticipated in the early 1900s, and which are now abundantly clear, his discovery soon became the most highly classified military secret of all time.
Patent a Theory?
A theory is an idea, what is referred to as intellectual property, and yes, that can be patented.
Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.
So the possession of a patent regarding the idea that the Earth is Hollow in no way reflects upon the possibility that the Earth is hollow, or that by processing an intellectual property patent to that effect any government is admitting that the Earth is hollow.
Even if it did mean exactly that, very little searching reveals the true content of US Patent, 1096102 as a description with accompanying diagrams of A Truly Hollow EARTH!
Yes, the kind that sits on your desk in a crescent shaped stand with a base.