Kingdom of Aqualandia (Hensley)

From Kook Science

Not to be confused with various other Kingdoms of Aqualandia.
Kingdom of Aqualandia
 •  King Kirby J. Hensley
Declared kingdom
 •  Coronation of Hensley 11 April 1986[1] 

Aqualandia was a self-declared kingdom, claiming sovereignty over the territory under the oceans of the planet Earth. The kingdom was founded by Kirby J. Hensley,[1] with citizenship in the nation offered for sale to any paying customer willing to cough up $35. It was almost certainly inspired by, and one might propose a usurpation of, Barnett and Austin's Kingdom of Aqualandia, a project that was the object of sporadic press attention during the 1960s.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lutheran Standard 26: 72, 1986, "Dr. Kirby J. Hensley, bishop of the Universal Life Church. Modesto, Calif., was scheduled to be crowned April 11 as King of Aqualandia, a country — formed in the 1950s — that claimed the ocean floor as its land mass, according to a news release from the church's international headquarters in Modesto."