The Lost Diary of Admiral Byrd

Raymond Bernard's The Hollow Earth (1964) covered much of the same territory that had already been staked out by Reed and Gardner, including chapters devoted to each of their books. His work did more than simply rework those earlier texts, however, for Bernard's book makes some important contributions of its own. Bernard would link the hollow earth theory with unidentified flying objects and claim that flying saucers were not from outer space but from the earth's core he would introduce claims...

Mu Lemuria and Atlantis

Images James Churchward And Lemuria

At the same time that Donnelly was propagating his ideas of Atlantis, Augustus Le Plongeon was offering another version of the story, with the island nation of Atlantis taking the name of Mu (pronounced Moo). Le Plongeon believed that his translation of ancient Mayan texts revealed a new-world version of the Atlantis story, giving more credence to Plato's old-world version. Like Plato's Atlantis, Le Plongeon's island of Mu disappeared beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the distant...