Even though it is scientifically proven that the Earth is a sphere, some people started to question that theory again. Some theorists believe that the Earth is actually a diorama.
A series of, in some cases, slick websites trying to convince the world things are much flatter have sprung up. Most agree the world is not a spherical planet in space, but, instead a disc or plain, but then the theories differ in craziness.
One of the slickest-looking websites is enclosed world.com. It purports the conspiracy that the disc-like Earth is enclosed in a giant Centre Parks like dome.
It is run by Mark Sargent, an IT specialist, from Boulder, Colorado, who last year in his own words began looking into “what is no doubt the most ridiculous conspiracy ever, called (the) ‘Flat Earth Theory.’
“Early in 2015, he released a series of youtube videos titled Flat Earth Clues, which delve into the possibility of our human civilisation actually being inside a ‘Truman show’ like enclosed system, and how it’s been hidden from the public since 1956.
“Mark’s hope is that one day the 100th Monkey scenario will occur, the majority of the population will start seeing things with new eyes, and the world will literally change.”
So what about space travel? Well that is the conspiracy within the conspiracy. Mr Sergeant now believes in the moon landings being faked conspiracy.
He argues there was no science to prove the world was a sphere, and when the first space rockets were launched in the 1950s were launched they discovered the glass ceiling, and that no one could leave the planet.
His videos suggest the nuclear test launches of the 1950s were a futile bid to blow through the dome…and when that didn’t work they dreamed up the space race and moon landings as a way of convincing the world otherwise.
Mr Sargent claims every photo of the Earth from space you have ever seen is a fake.
WWW.theflatearthsociety.org is another website which appeals for members and is heavily based on early Biblical teachings about the Earth.
Another is atlanteanconspiracy.com, run by American yoga teacher Eric Dubay, 33, who from his Thai home seeks to “expose the New World Order.”
In a blog entitle “the Globe earth Lie,” he said: “We have been taught, contrary to all common sense and experience, that the seemingly motionless, flat Earth beneath our feet is actually a massive moving ball spinning through space at over 1,000 miles per hour…but that you feel and experience none of it.”
“We have been taught that a mysterious force called ‘gravity,’ a magical magnetism responsible for keeping everything from falling or flying off the spinning ball-Earth, is just strong enough to hold people, oceans, and the atmosphere tightly to the surface, but just weak enough to allow bugs, birds and planes to take off with ease.”
Of course the theory is ridiculed by modern scientists, but there are as many amateur flat earth debunkers out there though.
Aside from all the evidence from space obtained off and on the planet, most debunkers argue the spherical moon is the biggest piece of evidence the world is a globe.
YouTube channel Press Reset Radio felt the need to discuss this in a recent video.
The narrator said: “The flat earth theory has ben gaining popularity and a lot of momentum in the past six months or so and a lot of people are buying into this.”
But he said the face people get a difference perspective of the moon in the north and south hemisphere’s disproved this.
He said: “The moon is actually inverted depending on which hemisphere of the globe you are on. The moon looks different because you are looking at it from a different angle.
“That would not work in the flat earth model.”