My cousin James Stevenson has been bombarding me with flat earth theory for 4 years now. He always gets the old hysterical laughing as he puts his life on it that he’s right. He says to me “ cuz, you’re an intelligent man, you only deal with facts cuz. Please please look into it for me? “
So I agreed and watched some horrendous videos that we’re a tennis ball spinning etc, the refusal to believe in gravity and other terrible cuckoo videos made by people who do have not enough knowledge or intelligence to make such experiments and only damaged the flat earth claim.
However, I have enjoyed looking at the moon and the stars for many years. I also have a telescope and powerful binoculars that I use and a stargazing app. This I will explain in a moment.
After many attempts by my cousin, ( relentless attempts ) because he knew that if I thought something was up, he would be more confident. But I did tell him to stop using the spinning ball theory because it makes him sound nuts to a globe earther.
So after 18 months of his constant questions about ships over the horizon etc, I said ok I will look again. So I looked at this time as professional flat earthers who were intelligent and not some crazy-ass jumped on the bandwagon flat earthers.
So after my self-discovery of the stars, I looked and So, and I came across this 6 hour or so video in the hyperlink called “ The lost history of the flat earth “
Now before you go into this, I must tell you to make sure of a couple of things.
1/ just watch an hour at most per day. This gave me time to digest everything that was said. Sometimes he mentions things and says he’ll come back to them and he always does.
2/ you must be in a very quiet environment to hear and keep looking at the screen because the photographs are very important.
3/ the most important part of the investigation is to put all globe theory aside and have a completely open mind. This is important because when he starts you may think he’s completely lost his marbles ( like I did because he sounds very much eccentric. )
4/ No matter how unbelievable it sounds, please keep watching and listening to him. He changed the way I see everything on the face of the earth. He’s not babbling on about the flat Earth, he’s talking about the things around the 1800s. Things you have seen and never thought about.
Whether you believe it all or not, I can tell you now that you will wake up to everything around you, you will see things happening and instantly realize that it’s not what it seems. You will stop insulting conspiracy theorists because you will know that they could be right.
For a video to make you see differently from what you have known all your life in 6 hours, you must admit that it must be powerful. I’m not saying that you will agree with everything but, you will certainly change in some ways.
So, nothing convinced me of a flat earth. So one night out in the back garden looking at the stars, something hit me like a ton of bricks. That was our orbit around the sun. 149.6 million km through space spinning on an axis at 66,616 Mph, which is fast enough to cover the diameter of the earth in 7 minutes. Ok, here is our scientific NASA approved fact.
But something was bugging me about the stars. As I said, I watched the stars regularly and they were always in the same position. Polaris, Capricorn and Gemini etc. They have been like this forever. So I looked up an official model of the earth’s orbit and there I found what was bugging me.
If we rotate around the sun, once we get to the north side in respect of the above model, the dark side of our planet changes from the South to the North. Not a big deal. However, this would mean that we could no longer see the same stars as we do at night because nighttime would be facing North into space giving us a completely different star system. And South in respect of the model would be facing the sun. And to travel 149.6 million miles without a change in the night sky? It made me question my belief.
Then I went to the moon landing. Every picture on the moon was wrong when I looked at them. For a start, there wasn’t one single star in the background of any picture.
Then I came across a NASA video where they were trying to work out how to get out of the earth’s atmosphere which has different levels of radiation and heat. They said the temple goes up to 2000 degrees.
But hang on, they have already done this in 1969 And that shuttle was made from aluminium steel, both melt at under 1500 degrees.
When asked why they need to figure out how to get through these layers in the atmosphere because they had done it before, they replied “ We’ve thrown that technology away “ and to my horror, every bit of video evidence from the moon landings had been destroyed in a fire.
So for me, trying to prove flat earth wrong, taught me that my beloved globe earth didn’t make sense.
I have always gone by facts, and I have put myself on a new path of not just questioning everything, but examining things from the past. I’m not a conspiracy nut, but I see the government labelling people around the world who question what they say and do.
Here’s Wikipedia’s official earth’s orbit around the sun.
Earth orbits the Sun at an average distance of 149.60 million km (92.96 million mi) in a counterclockwisedirection as viewed from above the Northern Hemisphere. One complete orbit takes 365.256 days (1 sidereal year), during which time Earth has traveled 940 million km (584 million mi). Ignoring the influence of other Solar System bodies, Earth’s orbit is an ellipsewith the Earth-Sun barycenter as one focus and a current eccentricity of 0.0167. Since this value is close to zero, the center of the orbit is relatively close to the center of the Sun (relative to the size of the orbit).
As seen from Earth, the planet’s orbital prograde motion makes the Sun appear to move with respect to other stars at a rate of about 1° eastward per solar day(or a Sun or Moon diameter every 12 hours).[nb 1] Earth’s orbital speedaverages 29.78 km/s (107,208 km/h; 66,616 mph), which is fast enough to cover the planet’s diameter in 7 minutes and the distance to the Moon in 4 hours.
From a vantage point above the north pole of either the Sun or Earth, Earth would appear to revolve in a counterclockwise direction around the Sun. From the same vantage point, both the Earth and the Sun would appear to rotate also in a counterclockwise direction about their respective axes.
Dave Begley 5/6/2022