William Reed Hollow Earth Exploring Club
|Reed Hollow Earth Exploring Club|
|Formation||2 April 1908|
|Purpose/focus||Examining and financing polar expeditions to prove that the Earth is hollow|
|President||Frank M. Ashley|
|Secretary||Bradley S. Osbon|
|Key people||Walter S. Rockey; Titus K. Smith; Roswell O. Stebbins; Frank R. Millard; Albert Operti|
The William Reed Hollow Earth Exploring Club was an incorporated society, formed at New York in 1908 by William Reed and others, for the purpose of exploring the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions in search of evidence to support Reed's claims that there are vast openings into the hollow earth at either pole.
- Zapato, Lyle (2015-01-11), The Reed Hollow Earth Exploring Club, zapatopi.net, http://zapatopi.net/blog/?post=201501116510.the_reed_hollow_earth_exploring_club — overview of Reed's theory, the Club, from various news outlets of the time
- "THE EARTH'S HOLLOW - COPERNICUS ON THE RUN - "And We Can Prove It," Says new Exploring Club", New-York Daily Tribune (New York): 14, 4 April 1908, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1908-04-04/ed-1/seq-14/
- "NORTH POLE A HOLE; LIKEWISE THE SOUTH. Wherefore Why Not Send an Expedition Sailing Through in Search of Andre? THIS, SAYS W. REED, IS EASY. He's Probably Held in the Hollow Earth by Folk Who Walk Inside Like Flies in a Hollow Globe.", New York Times (New York): 2, 4 April 1908, https://www.nytimes.com/1908/04/04/archives/north-pole-a-hole-likewise-the-south-wherefore-why-not-send-an.html — relating the group's speculations regarding the disappearance of S. A. Andrée and his 1897 hydrogen balloon expedition to the North Pole
- "GOING TO LOOK FOR A BIG HOLE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD", Marion Daily Mirror 16 (229): 9, 23 April 1908, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88077573/1908-04-25/ed-1/seq-9/, retrieved 2016-12-08, "The officers of the William Reed Hollow Earth Club for New York are Frank M. Ashley, president; Dr. Roswell O. Stebbins, first vice president; Frank R. Millard, second vice president; Albert Operti, treasurer; Capt. Bradley S. Osbon, secretary; William Reed, Walter S. Rockey and Titus K. Smith, Executive Committee. Several of these men are old hands at Arctic exploration."