Clearly flat (Picture Getty)
A lot of people thought the fact that we all fly around in aeroplanes would put paid to Flat Earth theory – the idea that our planet isn’t a sphere, but instead a sort of pancake thing.
Those people reckoned without the sheer insanity of the World Wide Web.
A new book by Eric Dubay, The Atlantean Conspiracy: 200 Proofs The Earth Is Not A Spinning Ball, hopes to blow the lid on what he claims is the biggest conspiracy of all time – the fact that world governments are claiming the Earth is round.
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Dubay says, ‘NASA and modern astronomy maintain that the Moon is a solid, spherical, Earth-like habitation which man has actually flown to and set foot on. They claim the Moon is a non-luminescent planetoid which receives and reflects all itslight from the Sun. The reality is, however, that the Moon is observably not a solid body, it is clearly circular.’
Here are some of Dubay’s proofs that the Earth is flat…
The horizon always appears perfectly flat – except in NASA and other government pictures, which are obviously faked (as part of the global conspiracy)
You never have to look down to see the horizon, no matter how hard you rise. If Earth were a real globe you’d have to look down
If Earth really was a sphere hurtling through space, the water would be wobbling all over the place, instead of staying flat.
If Earth really was a globe, rivers such as the Mississipi would have to flow uphill to reach the sea – flowing uphill 11 miles in its 3,000-mile length.
If Earth really was spherical, helicopters would be able to hover in place and wait for their destinations to come to them.
The railway from London to Liverpool is 180 miles long. If Earth really was a globe, it should be 5,400 feet high over Birmingham.
If Earth really was a globe, airline pilots would constantly have to adjust their controls so as not to fly off into space.
If there actually were billions of stars in the night sky (Flat Earthers think there aren’t), the entire sky would be full of light.
If Earth was constantly spinning, aeroplanes would never be able to reach their destinations due to the 500mph headwind.
If Earth really is spinning, bullets fired upwards would land hundreds of feet Westwards. They don’t.