The Hollow Earth Theory? What About The Hollow Moon?

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The hollow moon? Many have heard stories that the Earth is flat or even hollow – but many are unaware of the bizarre and compelling theories about the possibility that our moon is hollow?

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The Moon is widely thought to have come about as a result of an ancient collision between the Earth and another planet, back when our solar system was just forming. It’s a large satellite, at least by comparison to the Earth. Eleven humans have walked on its surface, but nobody has set foot on the Moon in 40 years. Scientists think they have a good idea of what the Moon is all about, but what if they’re wrong?

There are those who believe the Moon is a hollow sphere, and what goes on inside it is way more interesting that what happens on the surface. Others say the Moon is artificial, and may even be a starship of some kind, parked in orbit by an alien racethousands of years ago.

Could our best researchers and astronomers have been wrong about the moon for all these years, and even the very men who landed there oblivious of the truth? Or worse, is there a dark conspiracy at work here, and maybe the governments of the world are hiding the secrets surrounding our hollow moon?

Read on, and consider the possibilities and implications of this strange idea.

Hollow Earth Theory

To shed some light on the Hollow Moon Theory, we need only look at the Earth itself. Indeed, the geological consensus is that the Earth and Moon are of similar design, and each has a solid inner core surrounded by a liquid outer core, then the mantle. The Moon even has a history of volcanic activity, and moonquakes. But these apparent facts don’t douse the enthusiasm of the proponents of another interesting theory.

Hollow Earth Theory says that the Earth has a hollow core, and there are opening at each pole. If we are so inclined, we might enter one of these openings and go inside the planet, where there is a whole other world. An “inner sun” keeps the place warm, and an advanced civilization of humanoids thrives beneath our feet.

So where’s the proof? Well, Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the famed explorer, allegedly flew into the North Pole opening to the inner Earth back in 1947. There he encountered a race of intelligent beings living in gleaming cities who told him to go back to the surface and warn the human race that we’d better smarten up or we’d destroy the planet. The Admiral wrote it all down in his now-famous diary.

Of course, according to official records, the Admiral was clear on the other side of the planet while this was supposedly going on, but supporters of Hollow Earth know this is just part of the conspiracy meant to hide the truth from the public.

If our governments won’t admit the Earth is hollow, they certainly aren’t going to fess up about the Moon. But where did this Hollow Moon idea come from anyway?

The Hollow Moon Rang Like a Bell

No doubt the Hollow Moon idea has existed for centuries, and it has been a key component in several works of fiction. But one compelling piece of evidence often cited is the experiments done by the Apollo missions back in the late ‘60s.

After placing seismic sensors on the Moon, a spent liftoff stage of the lunar module was sent crashing down to the Moon’s surface, causing massive reverberations like the ringing of a bell. Each time the experiment was repeated on subsequent missions, using a spent rocket stage, the Moon would “ring” or reverberate, sometimes for several hours.

This is very different reaction than the Earth would exhibit to such an impact. To many, this means the Moon must have a hollow interior. What else would cause the reverberations? Of course NASA has not concluded the same. In fact, the “bell” story is sometimes said to be a misunderstood analogy rather than more literal description of the reaction of the Moon to the impact. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting piece of the puzzle.

NASA does acknowledge the bizarre nature of moonquakes, and that smaller quakes tend to last much longer than similar quakes on Earth. The bottom line is that there is still a great deal to learn about the moon.

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What is Inside the Moon?

So what’s inside the Moon, if it is actually hollow? Of course, a hollow Moon could well be a mundane geological feature that means pretty much nothing. But that’s boring! It’s much more interesting to speculate about what might be going on in there, particularly how it relates to the UFO phenomenon.

We know, with our current technology, it would take many thousands of years for us to reach the closest star system. If we step it up a bit, in the next century or so we may be able to whittle it down to a few hundred years. Even traveling at the speed of light, it’s a journey of at least four years to the next solar system.

We always assume alien civilizations who might visit the earth have found a way around this distance barrier, either by utilizing theoretical “worm holes” or some other technological achievement we can barely imagine. But what if they haven’t? What if it still takes hundreds or even thousands of years for them to get here from wherever they come from?

If they are visiting the Earth they may have come here in generational ships, likely massive vessels the size of cities or even continents where the aliens would live out their lives. Maybe the aliens visiting us today are the descendants of those who left their home world long ago.

Perhaps, using such a ship, an alien civilization has deposited colonies on various star systems, to observe primitive life as it develops (that’d be us). What better place to hide such a colony than within a hollow Moon?

So, a hollow Moon seems like the perfect place to stash an alien base. For most of our history we had no way of getting there, and even now we pretty much leave it alone. Plus, one side of the Moon is always facing away from the Earth. Who knows what could be going on beyond our prying eyes?

It’s an interesting idea, but some take it a step further. What if the aliens brought the Moon here themselves?

Evolution of the Moon: The Official Story

Spaceship Moon Theory

The Spaceship Moon Theory is a stunning idea put forth by a pair of Soviet scientists back in the 1970s. It says the Moon is actually a creation of an alien race, some civilization far more advanced than ourselves, who parked it in Earth’s orbit long ago. The most interesting part of this theory might be where it came from, as we can only assume the old Soviet Union tolerated little frivolity in its scientific community.

But it does make some sense, if you believe the Moon may be hollow. Rather than an alien race depositing a colony within the Moon, the Moon may be the generational ship itself. This idea is mainly supported by the way impact craters are formed on the Moon. Even the largest craters are fairly shallow, suggesting there may be some sort of solid and impenetrable hull beneath the surface Moon rock.

It’s also interesting to note that some Moon rocks have been discovered to be much older than rocks on the Earth, even though both were apparently formed during the same period. Some scientists might say this is because Earth is still geologically active. On Earth, new rocks are being formed even today, while the old are returned to the mantle through subduction. However, proponents of Hollow Moon theory know this is further proof that the Moon was constructed elsewhere, and brought here by an alien race.

Conspiracy Theories

When it comes to the Moon we have to ask ourselves one question: Why hasn’t anyone been there in the past 40 years? We continue to study it, and we send probes to orbit, but nobody has set foot on the thing since 1972. Why?

When many of us were kids we imagined by now there would be colonies on the Moon, or at the very least there would be science outposts and space stations. While it would surely be a challenge to keep a well-provisioned space station on the Moon, it does seem like the next logical step in the progression of space exploration. So why are we ignoring the Moon? Is it really that boring, or is there something keeping us from going there?

If there really is an alien civilization within the Moon we can only imagine their irritation when NASA astronauts started ringing their home like a bell, and running around on the surface. Perhaps we were given a warning, or, more precisely, the major governments of the world were given a warning. To avoid hysteria they’ve hidden the truth from the general population, but the message was clear: You’ve seen all you need to see of the Moon. Move along.

Is the Moon Really Hollow?

Is the Moon really the home base for the UFOs and flying saucers people have been seeing for hundreds if not thousands of years? Is it a hollow sphere, inhabited by refugees from another solar system? Is it a space ship, a generational craft that traveled countless light years to arrive at our doorstep thousands of years ago and has remained there ever since?

Probably not. Scientists today seem like pretty smart folks, and according to them there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the Moon is a hollow. But the idea is intriguing, and there’s always the possibility that the scientists are wrong.

The Moon remains, as it’s always been, a mysterious glowing orb in the night sky. No doubt there are many mysteries to be uncovered should humans once again decide to travel there. Will we discover it is hollow after all? Believers in Hollow Moon Theory await the definitive evidence.

Royce Christyn

Royce Christyn

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