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Flat Earth SHOCK claim: Conspiracist reveals why ‘Antarctica holds key’ to PROVING theory

The Flat Earth model is a conspiracy theory on the concept that the Earth is a flat, disc-shaped plane. Many ancient cultures subscribed to the idea but it was made famous again in modern times thanks to the creation of a Flat Earth society by Samuel Shenton in 1956. Mark Sargent, an avid member of the widely discredited club and author of several books on the topic, detailed during a new documentary the moment he brought into the wacky conspiracy.

He revealed during Netflix’s “Behind the Curve”, how he came across a video of a man who claimed to have worked for NASA.

Mr Sargent said: “There was a video, a guy talking about flight paths in the southern hemisphere and how they didn’t make sense. 

“Then I stumbled across a video by Matt Boylan – he was a contract artist for NASA.

“At a high-level NASA party, they told him the GPS system doesn’t work out in Antarctica because the world is flat.

Mark Sargent and Antarctica

Mark Sargent says he can prove his theory (Image: AMAZON PRIME/GETTY)

Matt Boylan

Matt Boylan says he was a contractor at NASA (Image: YOUTUBE)

At a high-level NASA party, they told him the GPS system doesn’t work out in Antarctica because the world is flat

Mark Sargent

“They all started laughing and watching him to see how he would take it.”

Mr Sargent went on to reveal how he was sceptical of the bizarre claim at first, but somehow found it hard to disprove later on.

He then picked up his Flat Earth model and stated: “This is what it is. 

“What do you think your first reaction is going to be?

“Bull****, no way – if you don’t make fun of this the first time you see it, there’s probably something wrong with you.

Flat Earth

The Flat Earth conspiracy has gained popularity in recent times (Image: GETTY)

“I became a Flat Earther because I tried to debunk the theory.”

Despite Mr Sargent’s claims, the GPS signal does work on both of the Earth’s poles. 

However, because of the orbital geometry, it can take a while to get an accurate altitude calculation

Shockingly, this is arguably not Mr Sargent’s most unusual claim. 

During the same series, he showed how the Flat Earth Society is “winning against science”.

Mark Sargent

Mark Sargent says it is impossible for the Earth to be a sphere (Image: AMAZON PRIME)

At a high-level NASA party, they told him the GPS system doesn’t work out in Antarctica because the world is flat

Mark Sargent

Taking the production crew to a beach near his home, Mr Sargent pointed at the city of Seattle across the water.

He said: “Here’s an example if you want to see it real quick. 

“So like the buildings in the distance – right out there – that is Seattle. 

“You should not be able to see it. 

“There should be hundreds of feet of curvature between us and them.”

Antarctica

GPS systems do work in Antarctica (Image: GETTY)

However, the conspiracy theory has been widely ridiculed by scientists. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and leading science figure, simply put the claims to bed three years ago.

He said: “This whole thing is just a symptom of a larger problem. 

“There is a growing anti-intellectual strain in this country that may be the beginning of the end of our informed democracy. 

“The Earth isn’t f***ing flat.

Nail deGrasse Tyson

Nail deGrasse Tyson put and end to speculation (Image: COMEDY CENTRAL)

“And by the way, this is called gravity.”

Mr Tyson then dropped his microphone and walked off, demonstrating how anything with a mass or energy is brought together by the natural force.

His action disproves the Flat Earth theory because if the Earth was a disc, we would be constantly pulled to the centre. 

Because it is a sphere – a constant shape – no matter where you stand, you have the same amount of mass under you.

This means gravity will pull anything on the surface of the sphere straight down toward the centre.

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