Tonight's guest, David Hatcher Childress is a prolific author. One of his volumes, Lost Continents & The Hollow Earth, examines the Shaver Mysteries and various theories concerning the possibility that the Earth is hollow. These theories generally purport that the Earth is donut shaped and has entrances at the two poles.
Some of Richard Shaver's original material from the 1940's is included in the book. He writes that a series of subterranean tunnels run through the Earth and are inhabited by the Deros and Teros, descendants of an ancient spacefaring race.
Hatcher Childress chronicles the literature that has been written about the hollow earth idea, some of it dating back hundreds or even thousands of years (Plato had actually written about huge tunnels in the earth's interior). More recently, a 1955 Brazilian book called From the Subterranean World to the Sky presents an interesting thesis. The author, O.C. Huguenin, suggests that flying saucers were created 12,000 years ago by the Atlanteans, just before their continent was to sink. These escape ships were used to travel through the holes in the poles and migrate to an inner world.