Classic science has all but debunked the ages old theory that our earth is hollow. Talk to anyone you happen to see, in the mall or after church, and you are likely to be laughed at if you propose our earth is hollow. So while many won’t admit to actually buying the theory, our Hollywood fascination with the concept and our literary love affair with scifi has proven deep down, maybe some of us want this theory to be true.

If we go deep enough, what will we find?

Dinosaurs and great beasts?

Or a paradise of Edenic proportions?

For those who have only touched upon the topic of H.E. in the book or movie Journey to the Center of the Earth may think this is all a fantasy.

But there are really people who believe this theory, and have taken extraordinary steps to explore our Hollow Earth.

Being from Kentucky, I always enjoy when a topic I love and am exploring, surprises me with a Kentucky Connection.

This topic is one of them, imagine my surprise to read about former Ky Congressman Richard Johnson (later VP under Van Buren) and his proposed but defeated legislation regarding an exploration of Hollow Earth! Granted this was back in the early 1800’s, but in the history of man that is just yesterday. The bill DID get 25 votes.

KY Congressman Proposes Hollow Earth Bill!!


For those unfamiliar with Hollow Earth Theory, here is a brief explanation. I am going to use wiki to quote from, but don’t be shy, Google has thousands of links about this topic. Take a couple minutes Right Now, and at the least, before we discuss the theory any further, read the wiki and search ats and get some background on this topic. You will love it and researching Hollow earth is fun.

Hollow Earth Wiki

“According to the Hollow Earth hypothesis, the planet Earth is either wholly hollow or otherwise contains a substantial interior space. The hypothesis has long been contradicted by overwhelming observational evidence, as well as by the modern understanding of planet formation; the scientific community has dismissed the notion since at least the late 18th century.

The concept of a hollow Earth still recurs in folklore and as the premise for a subgenre of adventure fiction. It also features in some present-day pseudoscientific and conspiracy theories.”

To me this is a pale description, but it suffices to explain the theory.

Let’s get back to the Kentucky Connection, shall we?

When I first discovered the Hollow Earth Theory, I had no idea there was such a mammoth Kentucky connection with the HET.

But when I looked at the map that often comes up on searches, I realized something huge.

A Grand, Gloomy and Peculiar Place
Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 367 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a “grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its nameā€”Mammoth.Ranger in New Entrance domes

Tours of Mammoth Cave

Since 1816, visitors have toured the subterranean labyrinths of Mammoth Cave. Discover what adventures await you on our many Cave Tours.

The Age of Exploration is now. ”

Could this be? The entrance to the mythical Center of the World right here in my own backyard?

So, according to this map, one can enter our Hollow Earth through the Mammoth Cave System. But is there REALLY any evidence that points to this Ky Connection being anything but mythical fantasy?