Exhibit about the civilization inhabiting the interior sea of an undiscovered southern continent


19 Responses to “Exhibit about the civilization inhabiting the interior sea of an undiscovered southern continent”

  1. Gudmundsson says:

    So what is this an ARg/viral for? The site and especially that Smyth Arctic Institute site smells very ARG’y to me…

  2. Anonymous says:

    “Though widely disregarded by the scientific community”

    that’s an understatement. (Not to mention disproved witht he advent of satellites.

    “the tradition of Linian scholarship has been kept alive through the years by a devoted few.”

    I wonder if they get any of my tax money to perform this “faith based initiative?”

  3. trr says:

    Too bad there was no Art Bell show in the seventeenth century. He definitely would’ve been on it!

  4. Doran says:

    This should fit in well with the Hollow Earth theory.

  5. peterkempt says:

    Remind anyone of the cartoon “Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea”?


  6. Anonymous says:

    i was about to say the Jurrasic folks at their wonderful best again

  7. nanuq says:

    Damn! The Upper Worlders have found out about us! I knew we shouldn’t have let that sailor escape!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This sounds an awful lot like end of the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allen Poe.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Is this real, or some really strange (and very cool)sort of performance art? In the News section of the Linian Society website, there is a mention of conflict with the Benjamin Smyth Institute, which has a so-soothing-it’s-unsettling website.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Did you see that Hollow Earth podcast post from Mark F? Really great. There are some other terrific little off-kilter history stories there. (www.thememorypalace.us). I subscribed.

  11. Crispy Critter says:

    Did they keep Shoggoths as pets?

  12. Anonymous says:

    The Elder Things were there first.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Apparently, it was all a (not very effective) hoax.

    This here blogger sez he was hired to portray a protestor from a rival organization that attempted to disrupt a “Society for Linian Studies” event in San Diego:

    According to the above Google cached blog page, the faux protestor was told that the fake Cognomi event was “a lot like Improv Everywhere,” in other words, a big public prank.

    If so, as my wife puts it, “this was the most elaborate tree that I have ever heard not fall in the forest.”

  14. Scooter0101001 says:


    Cog vs Dis is becoming overwhelming…overwhelming!!


    Neurons are now reforming and locating the source of dislocation.


    Culver City…

    Museum of Jurassic Technology?


    Activating thumbs and cerebral cortex *NOW*!!!

  15. Caelaetemus says:

    What’s the deal with the legal wrangling vs. the Benjamin Smyth Arctic Institute? The news section mentions their exhibit got vandalized a year ago.

  16. pharbeson says:

    The Smyth Institute calls themselves the Guardians. Many people suspect they’re actually the Linians themselves, protecting their still-hidden civilization. Naturally they don’t want the Linian Society spreading this information. Regardless, something big is in the works for late 2012, the 125th anniversary of Smyth’s death. If in fact he really is dead.

    And by the way, that “telescope” the Institute claims to be building at the south pole? What do you suppose it really might be?

  17. pharbeson says:

    Oh, one more thing. Look at the model in the foreground on this young lady’s desk. The one with the seven colored balls connected in a particular way.
    Norene Z. Byrnes

  18. Anonymous says:

    tr4inspotter says:

    This reminds me of the Dream Dollars project created by Stephen Barnwell. He wrote up a backstory for an experimental settlement in Antarctica and drew up fictional money to support the story.

    Since I last checked in, he has apparently created more fake currencies. Pretty neat stuff.

    http://moneyart.biz/dd/ (formerly http://www.dream-dollars.com/)

  19. allenbukoff says:

    And if you believe this, maybe you’ll also believe the Fluxus Indian Museum’s documentation of the long-lost Fluxus Indian tribe–http://www.fluxus.org/museum.

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