Once in a great while, a team of noble explorers venture on a journey that changes the course of human history. This year, a group of brave souls was planning on such a voyage. Perhaps inspired by the 2008 documentary revealing the wonders that dwell at the center of the earth, a group of 35 people had been raising money for what they called the North Pole Inner Earth Expedition, or NPIEE. At their website, the organizers detail their belief that the earth is hollow, and possibly houses some sort of inner earth civilization. They also outline a plan to journey to the north pole and enter the interior of the earth through an entrance buried in ice.
Those who were organizing the mission were not alone in their belief in a hollow earth. The idea goes back pretty far, and has its share of adherents. In fact, a previous expedition had also been planned, until the head of the expedition mysteriously died. His death led to speculation that he had come too close to the truth and was subsequently silenced.
Despite past attempts to stop other hollow earthers, the men and women of the NPIEE were undeterred. Their crew boasted a wide variety of fields of expertise, including, but not limited to:
" * Global Warming in the Arctic Circle
* Undersea film making
* Ocean chemical and physical properties
* Marine Biology
* Computer Technologies
* Planetary Core Geology
* Ancient history
* Meditation training
* Musical compositions
* Cetation communications and biology
* Earth curvature measurement
* Magnetometry and Earth Magnetism analysis
* Borealis photography and spectrometry
* Arctic exploration "
The site notes that the head of the expedition is also a black belt, which would come in handy if the subterranean life forms they encounter happen to know karate.
Like the previous expedition, the NPIEE website asked for donations. However, the site says that all donations were required by January 2010, and that they needed to raise a sum of 6.4 million dollars by then. It is now February. The site shows no updates since then. Its as if they just disappeared after collecting their donations.
What happened? Did the scientific community get to them?
Were they kidnapped by the inner earth people? Do the inner earth people know karate?
Alas, until the website is updated, we may never know.