Some people believe in the tooth fairy. Others believe that the earth is actually flat and that we’ve been lied to by those in power for centuries…

According to popular belief, it was Christopher Columbus who first thought that the earth was round. His world-altering voyage to the East through the Atlantic, rather than around Africa, or by land through the Middle-East, proved he was right.

It didn’t. He discovered America – although even that is debated today – but he didn’t prove anything about the world’s shape. The elite had actually known the world was a sphere for millennia. In fact, the Greek philosopher Pythagoras said the world was probably a sphere some 600 years before the birth of Christ.

What was shocking to most people was what the Polish scientist, Copernicus, discovered in the 1500s, which was that the earth actually revolved around the Sun and not vice versa.

But anyway, to cut a long story short, the belief that the world is flat is returning, and with a vengeance. Yes, for real, my friends.

The flat-earthers as they have become known to the Internet are many and vociferous. They believe we have been lied to by those in power, and that the earth is not a sphere, and it does not orbit the sun. These lies – the word Illuminati’ is mentioned many times in their discussions – are another way of keeping the people quiet and force them to obey the law.



Now, I’m not one to shy away from conspiracy theories. I was quite intrigued by the one which stated that the Americans filmed the moon landing in a studio here on earth, and I’m a firm believer that Katy Perry is actually murdered pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey… Yet some things are just way too ridiculous.

The theory in a nutshell – I wonder if they think nutshells are 2D as well? – is that the earth is shaped as a circle but flat; that there’s a giant ice wall surrounding earth, which is why the water doesn’t spill out into nothingness; that gravity is a made-up concept; that photos taken from planes and spaceships look curved because of the… wait for it… windows; and that the sun travels above (day) and below (night) the north pole, and not around the earth.

Seems legit, right?

Yep, so much so that there are now three different websites claiming to be the base for flat-earth believers and accusing each other of being hijacked by governments and the Illuminati to feed people more lies. Of course, in a very religious-like manner of dealing with things, rifts between beliefs are getting them to separate and form new denominations.

What do they argue about? Many things, including whether Antarctica is a continent or not, whether it’s owned by the Illuminati, if the Jews are to blame for keeping the flat-earth reality a secret, who the first person to realise that the earth is flat was, and what else the government isn’t telling us.

It’s a sad world in which we live in… but it’s very much round, as you can see by the many photos taken of it from outer space. Yet, we shouldn’t laugh at these flat-earthers. With a rise in the belief that humans and dinosaurs once walked the earth at the same time, and that there are people who still believe that we’re all descended from Adam and Eve, and that Darwin’s theory is a lie, and that now people who believe that the earth is actually flat, we’re in for some weird times ahead!