The Hollow Earth
The Subterranean Origin of the Flying Saucers
They Come From the Hollow Interior of the Earth
By: Dr. R. W. Bernard, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
The conception of a hollow earth presented in
this book offers the most reasonable theory of the origin of the flying
saucers and far more logical than the belief in their interplanetary
origin. For this reason, leading flying saucer experts, as Ray Palmer,
editor of "Flying Saucers" magazine, and Gray Barker, a well known
writer on flying saucers, have accepted the theory of their
subterranean origin as against the idea that they come from other
The theory that flying saucers
came from the Earth's interior and not from other planets originated in
Brazil and only later was it taken up by American flying saucer
In 1957, while browsing in a Sao
Paulo, Brazil, bookstore, the author came across a book that struck his
attention, entitled, "From
the Subterranean World to the Sky: Flying Saucers". The book was devoted to the thesis that
flying saucers were not space ships from other planets but were of
terrestrial origin and came from a subterranean race dwelling inside
At first, the author could not
accept this strange, unorthodox theory concerning the origin of the
flying saucers, which seemed improbable and impossible, since it would
require the existence of a cavity of tremendous size inside the earth
in which they could fly, in view of their tremendous speed. In fact,
this cavity would have to be so large that it would make the earth a
hollow sphere. At this time the author had not come across the
remarkable books of two American scientists, William Reed and Marshall
B. Gardner, proving, on basis of evidence from Arctic explorers, that
the earth is hollow with openings at the Poles, with a diameter of
5,800 miles in its hollow interior, large enough for flying saucers to
Huguenin's theory of the
subterranean origin of the flying saucers, however, was not original.
The idea was first put forward by Professor Henruique Jose de Souza,
president of the Brazilian Theosophical Society, which has its
headquarters in Sao Lourenco in the State of Minas Gerais, where there
is an immense temple in Greek style dedicated to "Agharta," the
Buddhist name for the Subterranean World.
Among the professor's students at
Sao Lourenco were Mr. Huguenin and Commander Paulo Justino Strauss,
officer of the Brazilian Navy and member of the Diretoria of the
Brazilian Theosophical Society, From him they learned about the
Subterranean World, and also the idea that flying saucers come from the
Earth's interior. It was for this reason that Mr. Huguenin dedicated
his book to Prof. de Souza and his wife, D. Helena Jefferson de Souza.
While Huguenin incorporated the
idea of the subterranean origin of the flying saucers in a book,
Commander Strauss presented it in a series of lectures which he held in
Rio de Janeiro, in which he affirmed that the flying saucers are of
terrestrial origin, but do not come from any known nation on the
earth's surface. They originate, he believes, in the Subterranean
World, the World of Agharta, whose capital city is known as Shamballah.
In his book, Huguenin presents
Strauss's views on the subterranean origin of the flying saucers and
against the theory that they come from other planets as follows:
"The hypothesis of the
extra-terrestrial origin of the flying saucers does not seem
acceptable. Another possibility is that they are military aircraft
belonging to some existing nation on earth. This hypothesis, however,
is opposed by the following arguments:
"1. If the United States and Russia possessed flying saucers,
they would not desist from announcing this fact because of its value as
a psychological arm to secure advantages in the diplomatic field. Also
they would manufacture and use these vehicles for military purposes,
since they are so rapid and powerful that they would leave the enemy
almost without means of defense.
"2. The United States and USSR would not continue to spend
large sums of money on the manufacture of ordinary airplanes if they
possessed the secret of producing flying saucers."
After presenting the argument that
flying saucers do not come from any existing nation and his view that
they are not of interplanetary origin, Huguenin quotes Strauss to the
fact that they come from the Subterranean World. On this subject he
"Finally, we must consider the
most recent and interesting theory that has been offered to account for
the origin of the flying saucers: the existence of a great Subterranean
World with innumerable cities in which live millions of inhabitants.
This other humanity must have reached a very high degree of
civilization, economic organization and social, cultural and spiritual
development, together with an extraordinary scientific progress, in
comparison with whom the humanity that lives on the earth's surface may
be considered as a race of barbarians.
"The idea of the existence of a
Subterranean World will shock many people. To others it will sound
absurd and impossible, for 'certainly,' they say, 'if it existed, it
would have been discovered long ago.' And there are plenty of other
critics who would point out that it would be impossible for such an
inhabited world to exist inside the earth because of the belief that as
one descends, the temperature increases, on the basis of which theory
it is supposed that, since the temperature increased the further down
one went, the center of the earth is a fiery mass. However, this
increase in temperature does not mean that the center of the earth is
fiery, since it might extend only for a limited distance and, as in the
case of volcanos and hot springs, arise from subterranean cavities
located at certain levels (below which the temperature again drops as
one goes downward).
"In accordance with the
hypothesis that heat increases as one descends through the earth's
crust, this takes place only a distance of eighty kilometers (in the
superficial layer of the earth).
"According to the information
supplied by Commander Paulo Justin Strauss, the Subterranean World is
not restricted to caverns, but is more or less extensive and located in
a hollow inside the Earth large enough to contain cities and fields,
where live human beings and animals, whose physical structure resembles
those on the surface. Among its inhabitants are certain persons who
came from the surface, who, like Colonel Fawcett and his son Jack,
descended, never to return."
(Huguenin here refers to the
views of Professor de Souza and Commander Strauss on the controversial
subject of Colonel Fawcett's mysterious disappearance, claiming that he
and his son Jack are still living in a subterranean city to which they
gained access through a tunnel in the Roncador Mountains of Northeast
Matto Grosso, and were not killed by Indians as commonly supposed.
Fawcett's wife, who claims to be in telepathic contact with him, is
positive that he is still living, so much so that she sent an
expedition to Matto Grosso, in charge of her other son, to find him,
but in vain, because he was no longer on the earth's surface, but in
the Subterranean World.)
Huguenin then asks how these
marvelous subterranean cities and this advanced civilization in the
interior of the earth arose. His answer is that the builders and most
of the inhabitants of this Subterranean World are members of an
antediluvian race which came from the prehistoric submerged continents
of Lemuria and Atlantis, who found refuge there from the flood that
destroyed their Motherland. (Lemuria sank under the Pacific Ocean ...
while Atlantis was submerged by a series of inundations, the last of
which occurred 11,500 years ago, according to Plato's account, derived
from ancient Egyptian records. Egypt was a colony of Atlantis to the
East, just as the Aztec, Mayan and Inca empires were to the West.)
Huguenin claims that the
Atlanteans, who were far in advance of us in scientific development,
flew the sky in aircraft utilizing a form of energy obtained directly
from the atmosphere, and which were known as "vimanas," which were
identical with what we know as flying saucers. Prior to the catastrophe
that destroyed Atlantis, the Atlanteans found refuge in the
Subterranean World in the hollow interior of the earth, to which they
traveled on their "vimanas" or flying saucers, reaching it through the
polar openings. Ever since then, their flying saucers remained in the
earth's interior atmosphere and were used for purposes of
transportation from one point in the interior concave world to another,
for in this world, inside the crust of the earth, a straight aerial
line is the shortest distance between any two points, no matter how far
apart. It was only after the Hiroshima atomic explosion that these
Atlantean aircraft rose to the surface for the first time, and were
known as flying saucers. As we have pointed out previously, they came
as an act of self-defense, to prevent radioactive pollution of the air
they receive from the outside.
Huguenin is convinced that flying
saucers are not space ships from other planets, but Atlantean airships.
It seems that throughout history, especially in ancient times, these
aircraft occasionally rose to the surface, and some historical figures
rode in them. Thus in the Indian epic, "Ramayana," there is a
description of a Celestial Car of Rama, the great teacher of Vedic
India, known as "vimana," a controlled aerial vehicle. It was capable
of flying great distances. Rama's aerial record was a hop from Ceylon
to Mount Kailas in Tibet. In the "Mahabharata," we read of Chrishna's
enemies having built an aerial chariot with sides of iron and clad with
wings. The "Smranagana
Sutrahara" says that by
means of skyships human beings can fly in the air and "heavenly beings"
would come down to earth.
That aerial navigation existed
long before the making of the first modern airplane by the Wright
brothers, the director of the International Academy of Sanskrit
Investigation at Mysen, India, discovered an ancient treatise on
aeronautics, which was written three thousand years ago. It was
attributed to the Indu sage Bharadway, who wrote a manuscript called
"Vymacrika Shastra," meaning "the Science of Aeronautics." It has eight
chapters with diagrams, describing three types of aircraft, including
apparatuses that could neither catch on fire nor break, and mentions
thirty-one essential parts of these vehicles and sixteen materials from
which they are constructed, which absorb light and heat, for which
reason they were considered suitable for the construction of airplanes.
It is interesting to note the similarity of the word "vymacrika" and
"vimanas," indicating that the Hindus obtained their knowledge of
aerial navigation from the subterranean Atlanteans who must have
visited them in ancient times and taught them.
From Brazil, where the theory of
the subterranean origin of the flying saucers originated, it spread to
the United States, where Ray Palmer, editor of "Flying Saucers"
magazine became its enthusiastic proponent, abandoning his former
belief in their interplanetary origin in favor of the new theory that
they came from the hollow interior of the earth. In the December, 1959
issue of his magazine, he wrote:
"In this issue we have presented
the results of years of research, in which we advance the possibility
that the flying saucers not only are from our own planet, and not from
space, inner or outer, but there is a tremendous mass to evidence to
show that there is an UNKNOWN location of vast dimensions which is,
insofar as we can safely state at this writing, also unexplored, where
the flying saucers can, and most probably do originate."
In reference to the claims made by
some flying saucer "contactees" that they were taken up on a flying
saucer for a trip to Mars and other planets, Palmer says:
"We've read all the accounts of
such voyages and nowhere, in any of them, can we find positive evidence
that space was traversed: In all these accounts, we can see where the
passengers could have been taken to this 'unknown land' discovered by
Admiral Byrd, and if told they were on Mars, they would not know the
"Provided an actual trip in a
saucer was made, the pilots of the flying saucers could have simulated
a space trip and instead took their passengers to `that mysterious land
beyond the Pole,' as Admiral Byrd calls it.
In an article, "Saucers From Earth: A
Challenge to Secrecy;," in
the Dec. 1959 issue of "Flying Saucers," Palmer writes:
"Flying Saucers magazine has
amassed a large file of evidence which its editors consider
unassailable, to prove that the flying saucers are native to the planet
Earth: that the governments of more than one nation know this to be a
fact; that a concerted effort is being made to learn all about them,
and to explore their native land; that the facts already known are
considered so important that they are the world's top secret; that the
danger is so great that to offer public proof is to risk widespread
panic; that public knowledge would bring public demand for action,
which would topple governments both helpless and unwilling to comply;
that the inherent nature of the flying saucers and their origination
area (in the earth's hollow interior, reached through the polar
openings - Author) is completely disruptive to political and economic
As against the theory that flying
saucers were made by any existing government, Palmer says, "Flying
saucers have been with humanity for centuries, if not thousands of
years." Their antiquity, he says, " eliminates contemporary earth
governments as the originators of the mysterious phenomenon.
After disproving that flying
saucers come from any existing nation, Palmer attacks the theory of
their interplanetary origin, whose chief proponent is the American
flying saucer expert, Keyhoe, also some "contactees" who claim some
flying saucers come from Mars, others from Venus, etc.
After showing that flying saucers
do not come from any existing nation or from other planets, Palmer,
America's greatest authority on flying saucers, concludes, in agreement
with Commander Strauss and Huguenin, that they come from the earth's
hollow interior through the polar opening, so He writes:
"In the opinion of the editors
of `Flying Saucers,' this Polar origin of the flying saucers will now
have to be factually disproved. Any denial must be accompanied with
positive proof. `Flying Saucers' suggests that such proof cannot be
provided. `Flying Saucers' takes the stand that all flying saucer
groups should study the matter from the hollow earth viewpoint, amass
all confirmatory evidence available in the last two centuries, and
search diligently for any contrary evidence. Now that we have tracked
the flying saucers to the most logical origin (the one we have
consistently insisted must exist because of the insurmountable
obstacles of interstellar origin, which demands factors beyond our
imagination), that the flying saucers come from our own Earth, it must
be proved or disproved, one way or the other.
"Why? Because if the interior of
the Earth is populated by a highly scientific and advanced race, we
must make profitable contact with them; and if they are mighty in their
science, which includes the science of war, we must not make enemies of
them; and if it is the intent of our governments to regard the interior
of the Earth as 'virgin territory,' and comparable to the `Indian
Territory' of North America when the settlers came over to take it away
from its rightful owners, it is right for the people to know that
intent, and to express their desire in the matter.
"The flying saucer has become
the most important single fact in history. The answer to the questions
raised in this article are to be answered. Admiral Byrd has discovered
a new and mysterious land, the `center of the great unknown,' and the
most important discovery of all time. We have it from his own lips,
from a man whose integrity has always been unimpeachable, and whose
mind was one of the most brilliant of modern times.
"Let those who wish to call him
a liar step forward and prove their claim: Flying saucers come from
So ends Ray Palmer's great
article, "Flying Saucers From the Earth," which created a sensation,
causing certain government secret agencies to confiscate the magazine and stop its distribution, so that it did not reach its 5000 subscribers.
Why? Obviously because the government was convinced that such an
unclaimed, unknown territory, vast in extent, larger than the entire
land surface of the earth, exists and wished its existence to be kept
secret, so that no other nation would know about it or reach it before
and claim this territory as its own. It was important that the Russians
do not learn about it. For this reason it was decided to suppress this
issue of "Flying Saucers" of December, 1959, which was mysteriously
removed from circulation.
Evidently the information
contained in this magazine concerning the fact that flying saucers come
from the earth's hollow interior through the polar openings, like news
concerning Admiral Byrd's flights past the Poles into the new unknown
territory beyond them, was considered dangerous to be released to the
public and was consequently secretly suppressed by government
Another outstanding American
authority on flying saucers is Gray Barker. A month after Palmer
published his sensational article expressing his belief that flying
saucers do not come from outer space but from the earth's interior,
Barker, in his "The
Saucerian Bulletin," on
January 15, 1960, wrote:
"In the December 1951 issue of
'Flying Saucers' Ray Palmer came out with his findings. The theory had
been advanced before, many years previously, in a book titled `A
Journey to the Earth's Interior, Or Have the Poles Really Been
Discovered?' now out of print and very rare. Many occult students, long
before flying saucers became widely known about, believed that people
lived inside the earth, emerging and entering through secret openings
at the North and South Poles.
"Palmer presented only the first
of his evidences in the December 1959 issue. It consisted of a review
of newspaper and radio accounts of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's flight to
the North Pole in 1947.
"In February of that year, Byrd
took off from an Arctic base and headed straight north to the Pole.
Then Byrd kept flying north, beyond the Pole, and was amazed to
discover iceless lands and lakes, mountains covered with trees, and
even a monstrous animal moving through the underbrush below: For almost
1700 miles the plane flew over land, mountains, trees, lakes and
rivers. After flying 1700 miles, he was forced to turn back because of
his gasoline supply limit for the return trip. So he retraced the
flight back to the Arctic base. Not much was thought about the unusual
flight at the time.
"Palmer then instructs the
reader to look at the globe. According to Byrd's reported flight, he
shouldn't have seen anything but ice-covered ocean or partially open
water. Yet Byrd saw trees and other greenery. According to the globe,
such a land just isn't there.
"Palmer next discusses similar
geographical discrepancies at the South Pole, and then draws the
amazing conclusion: `The Earth is not spherical. Instead it is
something like a though perhaps not so flattened. At each pole there is
a huge opening, so large that when one travels "beyond" the Pole, he
actually enters the lip of the hole of the doughnut-shaped earth. If he
traveled far enough he would travel through the 'hole' of the
'doughnut' and emerge at the other Pole.
"Palmer further suggests that
people live on the `inside' of the earth, and that such people emerge
from the Poles in flying saucers. He promises to present the remainder
of the proofs later, but in the present issue of 'Flying Saucer," his
case boils down to these main points:
"(1) Measurements of areas at the North and South Poles are
larger than you can find room for on a map or globe, leading to the
assumption that such areas extend down into the 'doughnut.
"(2) Some animals, particularly the musk-ox, migrate north in
the wintertime, from the Arctic Circle. Foxes are found north of the
80th parallel, heading north, and appear well fed in a large area where
there is no food available. (They go north because it becomes warmer
and there is plant and animal life as they enter the polar opening -
"(3) Arctic explorers agree it gets warmer as one heads north
(after coming close enough to the North Pole).
"(4) In the Arctic, coniferous trees drift ashore, from out of
the north. Butterflies and bees are found in the far north, but never
hundreds of miles south of that point.
"(5) Remains of mammoths, perfectly preserved, were found in
Siberia, with the sparse food of the sub-Arctic region in its stomach.
Such food could not have supported the animal. It must have come from
the `land beyond the Poles', Palmer postulates.
"(6) Trouble with satellites shot over the South Pole bears out
the theory that land areas haven't been measured accurately or that
'somebody' has been interfering with them.
In this connection it is
interesting to note that American newspapers, some time back, published
a report of a mysterious artificial satellite discovered to encircle
the earth in an orbit that passed directly over both Poles and which
was sent by no known nation. Did it emerge from one of the Poles and
continue to rotate around its point of origin?
Gray Barker seems to agree with
Palmer that flying saucers come from inside the earth; and in his
editorial quoted above, he asks:
"What if there could be some
unknown race, on some unexplored portion of the earth, which is
responsible for the flying saucers? Palmer' s articles started me to
thinking along that direction once again. THE INNER EARTH EXPLANATION
WOULD FIT INTO MOST, IF NOT ALL THE FACETS OF THE FLYING SAUCER
"Various occult schools teach
that polar entrances provide the doorways to cities of Agharta, the
Subterranean World, such as Shamballah (the capital) and others. Let us
accept, for a moment, that such a people has existed inside the earth
for thousands of years, even before man - or maybe they seeded the
outside with man. Maybe they have constantly watched over him,
occasionally assisting him with technology, giving rise to what we now
call `legends.' Maybe they built the Great Pyramid; maybe they are
responsible for some of the 'miracles' reported in secular and
religious histories. Until man, their protege, learned to be morally
worthy, they would not wish to give him, suddenly, the knowledge of
their existence or secrets of their technology.
"When man, however, invented the
atomic bomb, the people of the inner earth were greatly concerned about
it. Maybe they feared that contamination of the atmosphere would reach
them; maybe they feared man could blow up the earth entirely. Halting
or controlling man's propensity for destruction would be a delicate
problem unless they would come out openly and inform him of their
existence. They figured that they would eventually have to do so, and
began a slow process of indoctrination, first merely letting him see
the flying saucers fly around. Since men thought that flying saucers
came from outer space, they pretended to be space people contacting him
in their craft, and trying to indoctrinate him with peaceful philosophy
(the majority of `space people' contacted having spoken strongly
against the atomic bomb)."
In his book, "They Knew Too Much About
Flying Saucers," Barker
speaks of the "Antarctic Mystery" or the unusual number of flying
saucers seen to ascend and descend in the region of the South Pole,
which strongly supports the theory of a polar opening through which
flying saucers emerge from and enter the hollow interior of the earth.
In this book he mentions an Australian and New Zealand investigator,
named Bender and Jarrold respectively, who believed that flying saucers
originate and are based in the Antarctic and tried to trace their
course, when they were suddenly stopped in their research by `three men
in black,' who were secret government agents who apparently wished to
suppress such research, just as publicity concerning Admiral Byrd's
2,300 mile flight to the new unknown territory not found on any map,
that lies beyond the South Pole and inside the opening that leads to
the earth's hollow interior, was suppressed in the press.
Theodore Fitch is another American
writer who believes that flying saucers come from the hollow interior
of the earth. In his book, "Our Paradise Inside the Earth;" he writes:
"Writers of books on flying
saucers believe that they come from other planets. But how can that be?
They are too far away. Traveling at terrific speeds it would take a
lifetime to make the trip (especially from planets of other solar
Fitch claims, as does Palmer, that
the "spacemen" who came to us in flying saucers, who pose to be
visitors from other planets, are really members of an advanced
civilization in the hollow interior of the earth, who have important
reasons for keeping their true place of origin secret, for which reason
they purposely foster the false belief that they come from other
planets. On this point, Fitch writes:
"They say that they come from
other planets, but we doubt it." He considers this a white lie in order
to prevent militaristic governments from learning that on the opposite
side of the earth's crust there exists an advanced civilization whose
scientific attainments far surpass our own, which is reached by the
polar openings. In this way they protect themselves from molestation or
possible war between subterranean and surface races."
Fitch agrees with Palmer that
flying saucers are not "space ships," as Adamski claims, nor are their
pilots "spacemen". Rather they are vehicles for atmospheric travel
which come from the hollow interior of the earth in which they fly,
connecting each part of the concave subterranean world with the other.
As for the little brown men" seen in flying saucers, Fitch believes
that they belong to the same subterranean race from which the Eskimos
descended. Fitch is in agreement with William Reed and Marshall B.
Gardner that the ancestors of the Eskimos came from the hollow interior
of the Earth through the polar opening. Describing these little brown
men, who are the pilots of the flying saucers, evidently serving a
master race (Atlantean) which built them and sent them to us Fitch
"Though smaller than we, they
are stronger. Their grip is like a vice. One of them could quickly
overpower a strong man. Their bodies are perfect in build. Both men and
women dress neatly. Though not beautiful, they are nice lo·king.
Not one of them looks to be over 30 years old. They say that they do
not expect to ever die.
"It would take a book to record
the conversation that has taken place with the saucermen and women.
Their speech is quick, sharp and right to the point. They seem to be
very, very intelligent.. They talk freely and answer all questions, but
they lie about things they do not want us to know (refusing to reveal
their true subterranean origin and pretending to come from other
planets, as Mars and Venus).
"Here are a few brief statements
or claims made by the little men and women who live inside the earth.
They boast about their superior mentality and knowledge, and that they
excel us in creative ability. They say they are far ahead of us from
the standpoint of new inventions. For instance, they claim that their
flying saucers are powered with `free energy' (meaning the
electromagnetic energy of space, which is free and not like fuel used
to supply our aircraft). They claim they obtain this `free energy' by
exploding certain atoms by the action of the electromagnetic energy of
space while in flight.
"They say they are thousands of
years ahead of us in all of the arts, such as painting, sculpture and
architectural designing. Also they are ahead of us in their domestic
and business management, in their agricultural techniques, and that
their beautiful landscapes, parks, flower gardens, orchards and farms
vastly surpass our own. They claim that they are far ahead of us in
their knowledge of nutrition and diet.
"They claim to live in luxury,
yet have no class distinction and no poverty among them, nor need of
police. They say that they know every language on earth."
"Fitch's description of this
super civilization in the hollow interior of the earth reminds one of
Bulwer Lytton's subterranean Utopia described in his book, "The Coming
Race." Lytton was a Rosicrucian and probably had access to occult
information along this line. He described a super race inside the earth
which lived in a state of universal abundance and contentment, free
from greed, poverty and war."
Fitch describes these people as
living under an economic system by which they own all things in common,
without private aggrandizement or hoarding, and without class
distinctions of rich and poor, capitalist or worker. Also they have an
equitable system of distribution free from exploitation and usury; and
there is no poverty among them, since all are on a basis of perfect
equality through a system of common ownership. They have no private
property and work together cooperatively for their mutual welfare.
"They say they know all the
secrets of every government. They say they are of higher intelligence
and authority. Since they are our superiors they have authority over
us. They claim to be experts in mental telepathy. They claim they came
from an antediluvian race (Lemurian and Atlantean). They say they know
nothing at all about our Jesus, and say our Bible has been
mistranslated, misinterpreted and misconstrued. They claim that they
are a race which has not fallen as we have... They say we should get
rid of nuclear bombs and armaments.
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