Seven Days North Of Tibet



Much energy has been spent by  adherents to the Hollow Earth Theory in order to  localize the polar entrances, specifically the northern  one, to the hollow portion of the Earth. Their research  material has come from many sources- for example, modern  scientific methods of gathering information have been  employed, from satellite pictures to seismological sound  wave surveys. But earlier on, Hollow Earthers have  looked towards legend and folklore, as well as the  results from polar exploration, as their sources of  information.

The Bhagavat Purana, for example, contains the story of  the sons of Maharaj Sagara, who were ordered by their  father to search the entire globe for the sacrificial  horse which had been stolen by Indra. At one point, the  Bhagavat tells us that the sons of Sagara went off in  the northeastern direction and entered into the interior  of the Earth, where they found the horse at the  hermitage of Kapila Rishi ( they were not nice about it  to the rishi ).

  “In Hollow Planets, Jan Lamprecht touches on

    Tibetan Buddhist beliefs regarding the city of

    Shambala, where the Bhagavat Purana says the

    Kalki Avatar will appear, and the kingdom of

    Agharta, in which the city is situated.”

        Other Puranas offer a bit more detail- they tell that  the Sagaras came upon a northern ocean, which they  crossed over, and that they then entered into the bowels  of the Earth.

In Hollow Planets, Jan Lamprecht touches on Tibetan  Buddhist beliefs regarding the city of Shambala, where  the Bhagavat Purana says the Kalki Avatar will appear,  and the kingdom of Agharta, in which the city is  situated. Specifically, Jan tells of some conversations  held by Nicholas Roerich, a patron of culture, with  various Lamas and Tibetans as he traveled in that region  with his wife in the 1920s. ( His artwork is still  displayed at the Nicholas Roerich Museum at 319 West  107th Street in New York. ) Roerich wrote: " I  remembered how during our crossing of the Karkaroum  Pass, my sais, the Ladaki, asked me.' Do you know why  there is such a peculiar upland up here?

Do you know that in the subterranean caves here many  treasures are hidden, and that in them lives a wonderful  tribe which abhors the sins of the Earth?' And again  when we approached Khotan the hooves of our horses  sounded hollow as though we rode above caves or hollows.  Our caravan people called our attention to this, ...  When we saw entrances of caves, our caravaneers told us  ' Long ago people lived there; now they have gone  inside; they have found a subterranean passage to that  subterranean kingdom.'"

Jan Lamprecht recounts the most important passages of a  conversation which Roerich had with a Tibetan Lama in  1928: Roerich: " Lama, tell me of Shambala.

Lama: " But you Westerners know nothing about Shambala-  you wish to know nothing. Probably you ask out of  curiosity; and you pronounce this sacred word in vain.

Jan tells that after some cajoling by Roerich, the Lama  studied him and said: Lama: " Great Shambala is far  beyond the ocean. How and why do you people take  interest in it? Only in some places, in the far North,  can you discern the resplendent rays of Shambala [  aurora? ]. ... The secrets of Shambala are well  guarded." Roerich: " Lama, how does it happen that  Shambala on Earth is still undiscovered by travelers? On  maps you may see so many routes of expeditions. It  appears that all heights are already marked and all  valleys and rivers explored."

Lama: "But as yet ... people have not found all things -  so, let a man try to reach Shambala without a call! You  have heard about the poisonous streams which encircle  the uplands. Perhaps you have even seen people dying  from these gases when they come near them. ... Many  people try to reach Shambala, uncalled. Some of them  disappear forever. Only a few of them reach the holy  place and only if their karma is ready."

More recently, a Tibetan Lama,who is a renowned teacher  of Vajrayana Buddhism and a Tibetan doctor, lectured in  the San Jose, California area, and made a reference to  Shambala. His title is: His Holiness Orgyen Kusum  Lingpa," so it seems that he belongs to a certain  lineage and might be privy to ancient information on the  matter. While lecturing in San Jose, this Lama stated  that Agharta could be reached from India by flying  northwards for seven days. I would assume the Lama's  references were to the speed at which the bird might  fly. If that is so, then the average bird flying  northwards from India for seven days could easily reach  the Artic " ( Related in Hollow Planets, page 391 ).

At a different place, and a different time, not at all  seven days North of Tibet, the deck of the ship Fram was  packed with visitors wishing a last farewell. They had  to board the launch and leave, and join the crowds  waving good bye from the quays. It was June 24, 1893, in  Pepperviken, Norway, and the Fram weighed anchor. Doctor  Fridtjof Nansen stood on the deck of the ship as it  rounded the point on the creek where his house stood,  and spotted his newlywed wife through his spyglass. It  would be the last time for a long time, as he would  spend years in the Artic.

The Fram's course took it across the Northern coast of  Russia, across the Kara Sea, past the Taimyr Peninsula  and on over to the New Siberian Islands.

Nansen and his crew proceded northwards until about 79*  latitude, at which time the ship was purposely allowed  to Freeze onto the Artic ice packs.

Why did Nansen allow this? It was part of his plan, no  less! His mission was to explore the Northern Sea, pass  over or near the pole, and make an attempt on the pole  itself should this be possible. He was to accomplish  this by verifying the existence of a current which runs  from the Siberian side of the pole, past the pole  itself, then outwards between Greenland and Iceland, and  then on out into the Atlantic. Actually, it was already  known that such a current passed between Greenland and  Iceland, but it wasn't understood wherefrom it  originated. It was Nansen who theorized that the flow  was all the way from the Siberian side of the polar  basin. He felt this way because a ship had recently sunk  near the Siberian Islands, the Jeanette, and artifacts  from that ship were found about three years later on the  Western coast of Greenland. Thus instead of making a  frontal assalt on the pole, working against nature,  Nansen decided to harness the action of nature itself  and drift up to the poles while his ship was perched on  ice floes.

A special ship was built for the purpose, with a triple  hull, special supports and extra bulkheads. The slope of  its hull was more horizontal than any other ship so that  the squeezing ice would force the ship upwards by  pinching it from the bottom. They carried five years of  supplies, including coal, coal oil and kerosine. Unlike  any previous Artic explorers, the crew was comfortable  all the way through the journey.

So there they were, locked into the ice by September  25th, 1893. It is interesting, though, that the polar  anomolies had started before, while on their way up from  the New Siberian Islands. Nansen reported on these  anomalies in his notes which became the basis of his  book Farthest North. We shall include the page notes in  order to better facilitate any verifications which the  readers may wish to make : Page 97: Monday, September  18th, 1893, Bielkoff Island. Latitude 75.5 degrees  North.

Page 98: [ Still same entry as above. ] " It was a  strange feeling to be sailing away North in the dark  night to unknown lands, over an open, rolling sea, where  no ship, no boat had been before. We might have been  hundreds of miles away in more southerly waters, the air  was so mild for September in this latitude.

Tuesday, September 19th, I have never had such a spendid  sail. On to the North, steadily North, with a good wind,  as fast as steam and sail can take us, with an open sea  mile after mile, watch after watch, through these  unknown regions, always clearer and clearer of ice, one  might say! ... We see ' nothing but clean water ' as  Henriksen answered from the crow's nest when I called up  to him. When he was standing at the wheel later in the  morning, and I was on the bridge, he suddenly said: '  They think little at home in Norway just now that we are  sailing straight for the pole in clear water. ''No, they  don't believe we have gotten so far.' ... Now we are  almost at 77* North latitude. ...

I have almost to ask myself if this is not a dream."  Page 99: " We have almost reached 78*

" I seemed to me that there might be land at no great  distance, we saw such a number of remarkable number of  birds of various kinds. ... They were probably on their  passage from some land in the North. ... Again, later,  we saw small flocks of snipe, indicating the possible  proximity of land. " Although Nansen did not realize it,  the anomalies that he was experiencing and would  continue to experience, as well as the anomalies  experienced by other Artic explorers, would inspire  further hollow Earth reseach and, indeed, become part  and parcel of hollow Earth lore. This is only natural,  because one has to search for an explanation for such  strange experiences, i.g., for the fact that they didn't  find ice until 79*, even though ice was to be found at  much lower latitudes all around the polar circle. For  example, until they came over as far East as the New  Siberian Islands, they had to closely hug the coast of  Russia in order to aviod the ice which impinged itself  upon them. So how could it be that they encountered  open, rolling seas as they shot northwards towards the  Pole?

Those familiar with the Hollow Earth Theory would  explain that the polar opening, which they have always  had reason to believe is located near the area where the  Fram was navigating, serves as a conduit for warmer air  which can have a dramatic impact within certain Artic  areas. And as for the observations of bird life coming  from the North? Did the flight of these birds originate  from the other side of the pole, from deep within the  Artic wastelands of North America? Probably not; but the  close proximity of a polar opening, leading to closer  lands, would certainly provide the platform needed to  explain the direction and origin of the birds flight. In  fact, according to recent radar mapping which indicated  low and weak echo responses in the area, the polar  opening could be centered at 141* East longitude and  84.4* North latitude.

 Page 101: Here it is related that by September 25th the  Fram was " frozen in faster and faster."

Page 122: " Today, moreover, we took solemn farewell of  the Sun. Half of its disk showed at Noon for the last  time above the edge of the ice in the South, a flattened  body, with a dull red glow, but no heat."

" So I travel North, to the gloomy abode That the Sun  never shines on- There is no day "

At this time, their position was just a little above 78*  15' North, only six degrees from the suspected center of  the polar opening, and a degree or two less from its  diameter. ( They had temporarily back drifted ) The fact  that the Sun had disappeared below the horizon,  introducing the long Artic night, at that time and from  that latutude, indicates that the curvature of the Earth  flattens out a bit at the poles, which is something that  science certainly accepts- such flattening can even be  seen in astronomical photographs of other planets. But  what is not understood is that such flattening is  indicative of a curvature which actually rounds  gradually inwards.

Page 123: [ Still from 78* 15' of latitude North ] "  Sunday, October 29th, Peter shot a white fox this  morning close in to the ship. For some time lately, we  have been seeing fox tracks in the mornings, and one  Sunday Mogstad saw the fox itself. It is remarkable that  there should be so many foxes on this drift ice so far  from land."

The question that Hollow Earth thinking raises is this:  Were they really so far from land? A huge and broad land  formation was seen at the threshold of the polar  entrance by polar explorers Cook and Peary, albeit from  a long distance and through atmospheric layers which  funnel light ( the source of the oh-so-common Artic  mirages ). Anomalies in terms of wildlife led Nansen to  suspect the existence of uncharted land among the ice  all through his journey.

Page 123: On December 2, 1893, a bear was encountered by  " ice station Fram. Again they were at 79*. It once  again struck them as so unusual to find bears at this  latitude, not only far from the New Siberian Islands,  the closest point of land, but with a " rolling, open  ocean " between their position and that nearest point of  land.

On page 126 of Nansen's book, disappointment is  described as the navigator all of the sudden determines  the ship's position to be various degrees South of where  they had calculated. It is not reasonable to assume an  error which had not been caught until this moment: could  it be that the curvature of the polar opening was  playing havoc with the indications derived from the  angle of their sextant readings? Could it be that the  current had carried them a bit down the side of the  funnel-like opening, then back up towards the rim of the  funnel?

Page 154: [ On the 17th of January, 1894, his position  had been 79* 41'North Latitude, 135* 29' of longitude  East. Now it is the next day. ] " Thursday, January  18th. The wind that began yesterday had gone on blowing  from ... S.S.E., S.E., and E.S.E. [ But now he  anticipates a change ] Let us hope it is not bringing a  Northerly wind ... It is curious that there is almost  always a rise of the thermometer with these stronger  winds, today it rose to 13* F below zero ( - 25* C ). A  south wind of less velocity generally lowers the  temperature, and a moderate North wind raises it."

Again we run into the temperature anomaly, along the  lines of the " mild air " reported not far from there,  but back in September. Now the phenomenon is more  pronounced- warmer winds from the North in January of  1894. It is a phenomenon which has been encountered by  all Artic explorers. Although there could be various  explanations for this, the explanation according to a  Hollow Earth understanding practically arrests one's  attention, and it is this: That since the polar opening  was nearby, probably centered at 84.4* North, while  Nansen was at 79* North, then a North wind would be  coming out of the interior, which would account for a  warmer temperature.

And just to get an even better idea of how unusual the  wildlife anomaly was deemed to be, we'll reproduce this  statement from page 154, also made from 79* North: " But  who expects to meet a walrus on close ice in the middle  of a wild sea of a thousand fathoms depth, and that in  the heart of winter? None of us ever heard of such a  thing before; it is a perfect mystery." And it would be  a perfect mystery, unless there were a land mass nearby;  maybe coming up to the tip of the polar opening, but not  extending out much along the surface.

 And now we introduce a totally different anomaly, one  which has great implications for the Hollow Earth  understanding, and one which makes Nansen and the crew a  rather special group of Norwegians. Stand by as Dr.  Fridtjof Nansen recounts their sighting of the interior  sun: Page 160: Friday, February 16th. Hurrah! A meridian  observation today shows 80* 01' North latitude ... Today  another noteworthy thing happened, which was that about  midday, we saw the Sun, or, to be more correct, an image  of the Sun, for it was only a mirage."

Page 162: " Monday, February 19th. ... Both today and  yesterday we have seen the mirage of the Sun again;  today it was high above the horizon, and almost seemed  to assume a round, disk-like form." Initially, the good  doctor became rather depressed when the sun appeared low  on the horizon, as that would be an indication of yet  another supposed error in navigation and place them  quite to the South. But it was noted that the image was  appearing in the wrong location, on the wrong side of  things, which led the Norwegians to conclude that it was  a mirage. We will come back to this phenomenon as it may  be the most singularly spectacular event, and the event  most pregnant with meaning, to ocurr during the entire  trip. But one thing is for sure- Nansen and his crew  were practically broadsided by a phenomenon so stunning  and shocking in scope that they did not even suspect the  true nature of what they were witnessing. The fact that  the inner sun was seen a bit higher from the 16th to the  19th is explained by their movement, which must have  brought them a tad bit closer to the opening.

Now we have further demonstration that not all anomalies  are confined to wind and overly adventurous wildlife:

Page 182: [ From 80* 20 N ] " I take into consideration  the striking warmth of the water deep down ... This warm  water can hardly come from the Artic Sea itself ... It  can hardly be anything other than the Gulf Stream which  finds its way hither " As part of their scientific  investigation, they documented depth soundings,  temperature readings from the water at various depths,  temperature readings from the deck, and even temperature  readings from the crow's nest. So it was not unusual  that they concerned themselves with the temperatures in  the deep, it was a part of their rountine. But insofar  as the interpretation of those temperatures are  concerned, what else is Nansen going to conclude given  his restricted perspective? He was sent by the Norwegian  crown to investigate the Northern Sea; why would he  suspect any openings to the hollow portion of the Earth  in the middle of the Artic ocean? He had probably never  imagined such a thing in his wildest dreams.

Towards the end of winter, on May 13, 1894, more  wildlife anomalies began, still in the middle of an  Artic wasteland. They can be best explained by a polar  opening nearby: Page 192: " We had not expectd to meet  with much bird life in these desolate regions. On May  13, 1894, a gull paid a visit ... After that date, we  regularly saw birds of different kinds in our vicinity  until it became a daily occurrence." On July 18th Doctor  Nansen brings our attention to yet other polar anomalies  quite noticed and well documented by other explorers, at  this point the ship was just above 81* North:

Page 201: " Wednesday, July 18th. Went on an excursion  with Blessing in the forenoon to collect specimens of  the Brown snow and ice. ... The upper surface of the  floes is nearly everywhere a dirty, brown color, or, at  least, this sort of ice preponderates, while pure white  floes ... are rare.

....; but the specimens I took today consist, for the  most part, of mineral dust mingled with diatoms and  other ingredients of organic origin." [ Dr. Nansen  mentions in the footnotes that ] " larger quantities of  mud, however, are also often to be found on the ice ...  but are doubtlessly more directly connected with land."  Page 488: " Siberian driftwood, ... as well as the mud  found on the ice ... 

even when we were as far North as 86*."

The question always arises in relation to how one  interprets such data. The sediment types from the mud  typically found on the ice floes seemed to correspond to  Siberian rivers, wherefrom some ice could have broken  off. But the sediment types also correspond to Alaskan  sediments- they did not correspond to European  sediments. Driftwood found near Greenland was definitely  of Siberian and Alaskan origin, not European. Therefore,  a Hollow Earther asks, why couldn't such evidence also  correspond to a land mass at the entrance to the hollow  world? The problem is that we have no sediment samples  from such a place to compare with the mud from the  floes, but since the suspected entrance lies in the same  part of the polar basin as Siberia and Alaska, why  wouldn't such a place provide a more likely explanation  for the mud found on the ice floes? It would be a closer  source.

Granted that sediment types from the mud found on the  icebergs do not constitute such strong evidence. But  what about the pollen dust which covered the majority of  the exposed surface of the ice? There may have been land  masses which could have accounted for the existence of a  bit of mud on the ice, but there was certainly not much  in the way of vegetation which could have produced such  a covering of organic dust all over the ice. Has any  observer ever noticed huge clouds of pollen dust  traveling from the Artic ocean in order to deposit  themselves on the ice up at 82* North? Since the ice has  movement, such clouds of pollen would have to be  constant in order to re-generate their dusty cover on  the ice. Would not a polar opening, through which the  winds of a continent are funneled, better account for  such an observation? Pollen dust was not the only dust  encountered by the Fram and its crew.

Clouds of Volcanic dust were found, too, consisting or  iron and carbon particles. These huge clouds descended  on the Fram and settled everywhere and enveloped  eveything, causing discomfort and irritation. Nansen  noted: Let us go home. What have we to stay for? Nothing  but dust, dust, dust." There were no active volcanoes at  this time, certainly not for thousands of miles. But the  Fram wasn't the only ship to encounter such dust, so any  source for the volcanic dust found in the Artic would  have to be typically active and any route which the dust  might travel would have to display regular traffic in  this regard, which is something that we don't see. A  polar opening to the interior of our planet, with an  associated land mass, provides a plausible explanation.

We shall examine one more Artic anomaly which has been  typically reported by Artic explorers- that of an  erratic compass.

 Page 216: " ... there is a perceptible deviation of the  compass with every degree of longitude as one passes  East or West." ( Sadek Adam, Hollow Earth Authentic,  page 25 and 26 ). "A magnetized needle free to pivot in  a vertical plane would indicate the angle the magnetic  field makes with the surface of the Earth- This is  called magnetic inclination or dip. At or near the  equator the inclination is zero and the dip needle takes  a horizontal position. At the magnetic poles, the dip  needle takes a vertical position. ... It is not the  nature of magnetic meridians to reach a single  converging point at high latitudes. In other words, a  compass needle will point straight down all along the  circumference of the polar opening giving, as with the  false geographic North Pole, a circle of magnetic North  Poles, as the lines of force traverse the interior of  the Earth. ... And furtghermore, when one travels beyond  the lip of the opening ( now going South/inwards ) past  the point of maximum strength, the compass points  upwards to North. This has confused many explorers. The  compass cannot lie, of course. Reed says what seems to  be a defective compass turns out to be a powerful truth  to substantiate a great truth." This polar anomaly,  besides being referred to as the anomaly of the erratic  compass, is also the anomaly of getting lost! Just see:  In March of 1895, Nansen finally decided to set out in  order to conquer the pole over the ice by dog and sled.  They would have to make it back to land on their own as  the Fram's position would not be stationary on the ice-  they couldn't return to the same place and find her.  Although the westward motion of the ship was good, it  didn't seem to them at the time that the ship would go  much further North. So he set out accompanied by Peter  Henriksen. They quickly encountered two unforseen  problems once they were on their own. For one, the  layout of the ice change as they went North. It  developed ridges and troughs which were painstaking and  time consuming to pass over. Their northern most point  was reached on April 9, 1895, at 86* 10' North.

Their second problem was that they ended up rather lost  and stayed that way for a long time. As an example, by  June 14th, Nansen recorded his position to be 57* 40' of  longitude ( not latitude ). Later on, once he got home,  he felt that it had been more like 6* further East of  that. He even realized at the time, though, that he was  lost because, as he headed South towards Franz Josef on  the Russian side, he wasn't even sure on which side of  the archipelago they would come down on! Suffice it to  say that these men were no amateurs as navagaotrs, but  their problem was still being compounded by the  flattening of the curvature in the vicinity of the  opening, which begins to occur as much as 400 miles out  from the opening's center. Although the two had traveled  to the side of the opening now, towards the pole, they  were farther North than ever at 86* N Nansen and  Henriksen both made it back alive by way of the winter  hut of Frederick Jackson, a British explorer, in Franz  Josef Land. The ship Fram finally broke out of the ice  on the Atlantic side of ice on August 13th, 1896, and  made its way back to Norway.

But now let us go back to February 16th and 19th of  1894, to when the mock sun was sighted. The Fram lay  ice-locked at 80* North. Its position in terms of  longitude seems to have zig zaged a bit, but the ship's  position was at about 135* East longitude. Remember that  the Fram was very close to the opening that moment, the  center of the opening being around 141* East and 84.4*  North. So the zig zag that the navigator represented in  terms of longitude could have been na error due to a dip  along the curvature as the ship moved North upon the  ice.

Assuming that the Fram was well within the bounds of the  curvature maybe the crew was not actually looking at a  mock sun. This " sun " was observed just above the  horizon. Maybe from the Fram's angle of view along the  side of the funnel-like opening, the crew was peering  through the hole and into the hollow world, such that  they saw the inner sun close to the rim of the opening.  Had they been directly above the opening, they might  have seen the interior sun in the center of the opening.  But their view of the ninety-some-mile wide opening was  foreshortened due to their sidelong angle from their  point along the rim. Nansen and the crew saw the inner  world through the Artic mists caused by warmer, humid  air mixing with the colder air of the exterior. This  seems to be a typical if not permanent condition,  otherwise perception of the inner world might be an  easier matter.

Of course, if all this talk of longitude, latitude,  curvature and magnetic dips is a bit confusing at first,  the hollow Earth theory can always present the matter in  a slightly easier-to-understand manner- Maybe now the  reader has anticipated that the Fram's position was  about seven days North of Tibet, in a northeastern  direction, in a Northern ocean.