One man’s proof is another’s fiction, even though evidence once thought untenable comes to light.
For instance, anthropologists discovered a cave in Wales (England) full of a race of small people, their bones perfectly proportional, their height between 20 and 25 inches. A Scotsman pal some years ago showed me a poem entitled ‘‘The King under the hill’’. He said that his kin believed that the folk under the hill were the Auld ones, the Faerie Folk.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed that England (as well as every country) was hollow and if one were to strike a gong in the caverns of Lands End, the sound would travel to John O’Groats - in Scotland.
Tales of folk living inside the earth are not new. A Samoan I worked with told me that as a schoolboy, he and all his classmates were taken to a nearby island and shown a cave that went under the sea. He and his classmates were told that their ancestors were able to walk great distances to other countries and that there was food to eat and some kind of national light to guide them.
He saw for himself that the caverns were lighted.
An account by a Portuguese police officer years ago stated that two children found wandering, a boy and a girl, were taken to the local hospital. The kids were green in colour. The boy died but the girl lived, eventually being able to tell the authorities that she and her brother had lived inside the earth.
They had got lost and emerged through a cave into the sunshine.
The above might be strange but it is true. David Schofield Waimate