Welcome to Season 2, Belieflings! We're back in the Hole and celebrating the magic of the season by exploring icy mysteries and the hidden history of the north pole.
We begin with mysterious tales of tragedy from enigmatic Antarctica, including the strange disappearance of Carl Disch from Byrd Station at the South Pole. In the second half, we dive into Mercator's mysterious map of the North Pole, which describes a magical and wondrous place made of vanishing islands, little people, and a magnetic mountain at the center of the north pole.. But was it real???
Also.. Inventio Fortunata Fever, John Dee Navigation, and Jeremy Loves Maps Listen to Part 2! Mokele-mbembe - Dinosaurs Alive Today Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32297374
12:20 | The disappearance of Carl Disch 27:50 | Crevice Mystery 33:45 | Patreon Stinger - Molly 40:00 | Mercator’s North Pole 01:02:08 | Patreon Stinger - Ben S. 01:07:38 | Expansion Preview
Tragedy and Mystery in Antarctica Strange Disappearance of Carl Disch https://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/igy2/disch.html 14 October 1965: Jeremy Bailey, David Wild and John Wilson - BBC https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180913-a-frozen-graveyard-the-sad-tales-of-antarcticas-deaths
The Mystery of Mercator’s North Pole /North Pole- What is it really?
Insert in Mercator's World Map (1569) | Full Res Map: https://nwcartographic.com/products/antique-map-north-pole-mercator-1628
Map historian Chet Van Duzer of Berkley University http://www.culturaspopulares.org/textos2/articulos/duzer.htm
Mercator's Letter to John Dee - Earle de Blonville http://earledeblonville.com/books/pdfs/2_Mercators_letter_to_Dee.pdf
The book ‘Smokey God’ by Willis George Emerson [ 1908]https://www.stolenhistory.org/threads/mount-meru-is-there-a-magnetic-mountain-at-the-north-pole.102/
Frisland - Where did it go? Full Res Map Link: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Iceland_Coronelli.jpg
Pygmei Sinking/ flooding between maps:
Wikipdeia/WikiTalk - ‘Fringe Theory’https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AFrisland