01-23-2006, 08:23 AM
Just referencing a very mysterious book, that claims its a true story.
Its about an underworld, a society that lives underground.
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01-23-2006, 08:27 AM
the book cover reads smoky, while the website text reads smokey.
That makes me not want to buy it. Am I silly? Are you the author of this book?
01-23-2006, 08:41 AM
Edgar Allan Poe in 1830 had earlier written, a familiar strange
tale entitled “MS Found In A Bottle” which hinted darkly at the existence of a giant
maelstrom in the Indian Ocean, and how a sailing ship had been dragged down into it –
possibly into a distantly-placed Southern Polar opening? While the tale is inconclusive
– since the last survivor found time to scribble the curiously long message, and insert it
into a bottle prior to being sucked down with the ship – his general description of
curious phenomena, such as a pallid watery sun by day and a red moon by night, an
ancient Swedish crew-member - reminiscent of the Ancient Mariner - all tends to point
toward Emerson’s “The Smoky God”. The tailpiece of this story however, written by
Poe, is most revealing, and I quote it here in full:
“NOTE. –The “MS Found In A Bottle” was originally published in 1831 (1833),
and it was not until many years afterwards that I became acquainted with the maps of
Mercator, in which the ocean is represented as rushing, by four mouths into the
Northern Polar Gulf, to be absorbed into the bowels of the earth; the Pole itself being
represented by a black rock, towering to a prodigious height. -The End-”
However, a later story by Poe “The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym of
Nantucket”, written in 1850, enlarges somewhat upon this in a very similar theme,
insofar it involves another sea-disaster, this time in the South Pacific Ocean, where Pym
eventually arrives aboard a trading schooner after surviving many incredible adventures,
accidents, mutinies and shipwrecks. Soon they are in the pack-ice where (woefully, due
to Poe’s poor knowledge of South Polar fauna) they encounter a 15-foot polar bear!
Strangely, although still heading south, they encounter warm weather and land
upon a well-wooded island, inhabited by a treacherous tribe of negro savages clad in
furs. They trade with the natives in a friendly manner, but they soon discover that their
trust is misplaced. They are subsequently led inland to a great chasm which descends
deep into the bowels of the earth…..but our hero and his friends somehow escape back
to sea, but….well… read it for yourself! However, as always with Poe’s tales, the
last chapters are mysteriously missing, so we wind up again with the inevitable lengthy
concluding “NOTE” which hints at all sorts of “Polar Hole” possibilities!
01-23-2006, 08:48 AM
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01-23-2006, 08:51 AM
sorry not advertising anything
Im going somewhere with this -
Im thinking were heading in this direction considering all the clues.
It mentions at the bottom jail, but it was a mental hospitol he was for 28 yrs as they thought he had cracked up.