How far would you go to prove your conspiracy theory is actually real?
One Italian couple decided to go to the end of the world... or so they thought.
The pair both believe the Earth is flat, and were planning to go on a cruise to prove their theory.
According to Vice, the couple sold their car to buy a boat, but it didn't exactly go to plan.
They were planning to navigate from Termini Imerese, a town in northern Sicily, to Lampedusa. All this using a compass, which is ironic given they function on the basis of the Earth's non-flatness but anyway... clearly they ran into some issues because they apparently got lost, and ended up in a small island named Ustica instead.
The couple were reportedly helped by a doctor at the maritime health office. They were then placed in quarantine because, you know, pandemic still going on.
But they were having none of it and tried to tried to escape not once, but twice, before giving up, succumbing to their fate in isolation, and then taking the ferry home.
Oh, those poor people! It might not be nice to laugh, but I can't help it.
I've never given it much thought, how flat-earthers would navigate. You know, it should be about the same sort of measuring instrument as an odometer. "Go X-no. of miles east and you'll be at the edge of the world." .
If the earth were really flat, why have there never been stories of people falling off? Wouldn't there be a spectacular waterfall at the edge? Well, really, mountains on all 4 sides make the most sense. From the article, I see they believe a giant wall of ice surrounds the planet's edges.
You'd think, looking at a world atlas would bring up those ^^^ kinds of thoughts - but maybe not.
Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.