Recently, the first ever U.K. Flat Earth convention took place and saw lots of flat-Earthers, conspiracy theorists and simple curious people gather around one common and very controversial topic. And if the flat Earth theory is probably something very familiar by now, some followers of this idea have come up with another wild theory. According to them, sailors of old age never had anything to fear, especially when it came to falling off the edges of the Earth. According to them, when they reach the edge, objects simply zap to the other side of the planet in what they called the Pac Man effect.
Conference speaker Darren Nesbit is the one who came up with this theory when the participants asked why we are not falling off the edge of the planet if we travel too far. According to him, continuous east-west travel is a thing. This is why Nesbit is sure that the explanation for this is not the fact that the Earth is indeed round, but something else. His theory resembles teleportation very much and seems even wilder than some previous ideas.
The mysterious Pac-Man effect
Nesbit chose to compare this effect with the popular videogame character of Pac-Man. That’s a yellow ball with a face which simply reappears on one side of the game screen after falling off the other one. Similarly, he thinks that people and objects are transported to the other side of the planet when they reach the edge. He explained that the space-time wraps. Also, that this is how we get a Pac-Man effect, which is a theory for “free thinkers”.
There are many people who do believe in this theory. Others are convinced that the sky is like a dome above a diamond-shaped Earth. As for conference organizer Gary John, he said that he is happy so many people came. Also, that people are slowly waking up and no longer trust governments.
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