International Society for a Complete Earth
From Kook Science
|International Society for a Complete Earth|
|Successor||Hollow Earth Research Society (Weiss)|
|Purpose/focus||Hollow Earth research, expeditionary planning|
|Key people||Tawani Wakawa Shoush (William Bernard Shoush)|
The International Society for a Complete Earth (ISCE; also referred to simply as the Society for a Complete Earth and the Hollow Earth Society) was a Missouri-based organisation founded by Tawani Wakawa Shoush in 1977 for the purpose of the dissemination of information regarding the Hollow Earth and to plan expeditions to the inner world.
In a 1978 newspaper interview about the goals of the society, Shoush stated that they were looking for a dirigible in Germany that they would fly to the Arctic, where they would scout the entrance into the Hollow Earth at the pole and seek to make contact with the Arianni, a "tall, blond, blue-eyed super race" that reside in "cities built of shimmering crystal," living within the planet with the Skraelings, a "small-statured, yellow people."BG He further claimed that the last entry into the Hollow Earth was made by Richard E. Byrd in 1947, which Byrd had recorded in a secret diary that the society had later acquired and reprinted — likely copying it from Bernard's Hollow Earth (1963).
Shoush would also make claims to have been in contact with one Karl Unger, an "old comrade" and crew member who served on a Nazi German submarine U-209 commanded by a Kpt. Heinrich Brodda, which was alleged to have explored the "Inner Earth" using charts drafted by Karl Haushofer.
In 1992, Danny L. Weiss assumed the role of director; he would later write that the society was founded in the "American mid-west" by a pseudonymous Captain Ritter von X, a decorated former German submariner who was alleged to have been involved in secret post-war operations involving the recovery of the Holy Lance of Longinus and other missions in Antarctica.ISCE
- Byrd, R. E.; Bernard, William, A Flight to the Land Beyond the North Pole, or Is This the Missing Diary of Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd?, Houston, MO: International Society for a Complete Earth
- Greene, Ben (2 Nov. 1978), "You won't be laughing when he reaches center of Earth", Boston Globe (Boston, Mass.): 2, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28471143/the_boston_globe/
- I.S.C.E. (2000), The Formation of the ISCE under Ritter von X, hollow-earth.org, https://web.archive.org/web/20001204192400/http://hollow-earth.org/history.html