In 1899, Ebenezer Breach, a flat-Earther, threatened to sue Sir John Gorst, UK’s secretary of education, for teaching globe Earth. The story is the source of a hoax in today’s flat Earth communities.
Due to its almost +90° declination, Polaris practically cannot be seen from the south of the equator, and the fact is consistent only with the spherical Earth model. There is a prevalent myth in the flat-Earth community that claims Polaris is sometimes visible from the south of the Equator. The origin of the myth was an erroneous interpretation of a news article by flat-Earther Samuel Rowbotham, 1½ centuries ago.
- Claimed by: P1000 Coolpix (YouTube)
- Object (claimed):
- Name: Millom West Platform
- Distance: 34.5 miles (55.5 km)
- Height: unknown
- Location: Cleveleys, Fylde Coast, Lancashire.
- Elevation: 24 ft (7.3 m)