63. Sinnit-Nut Hollow Earth Symposium
- the Sinnit-Nut caves in West Virginia (?), us@
- Saturday, April 21,1984, noon to Easter Sunday, April 22, 1984, noon
- Having been interested in & & entertained by theories about
the earth being hollow, I organized this subterranean discussion of such
things. This was coincidentally on the days when Jiminy H. Particulate Matter
Criminy is said to've been entombed in a cave & then to've been reanimated
& to've moved a giant rock blocking the entrance in order to leave.
Dave Bakker, who picked the caves & otherwise organized the spelunking,
& I took Betsy Greene, Richard, Cathy Leaycraft,
& Matty Nadov fairly deeply into either the Sinnit or the Nut
caves for this. Writer Al Ackerman made a tape recording of a fake
radio talk show especially for it. In it he poses as fictitious cave expert
Dr. Paul Wilhelm being interviewed about the Sinnit-Nut caves by fictitious
talk-show host Ted Lindner (played by a "sociopathic" friend of
his). He tells a detailed tale about a Reverend who led a church group into
these caves only to return alone, deranged & ill. The conclusion we're
led to believe is that the caves have been used to dump toxic military waste
from chemical warfare experiments & that this waste mutated the church
group into zombies who still wander the caves saying "dit-dit, dit-dit".
The Reverend has apparently survived because he didn't approach the "black
lake". However, he does eventually waste away after trying to explain
the disappearance of the church group in an incoherent story. As a special
surprise to the Symposium attendees, this tape was played while we were
in the Sinnit-Nut complex without their being told that it was a fiction
created especially for the event. No-one seemed particularly worried. Excerpts
from various relevant publications were read: Marshall B. Gardner's A
Journey to the Earth's Interior or Have the Poles Really Been Discovered;
the magazine "Shavertron" #9 - dedicated to the fabulous writings
of Richard Shaver & edited by Richard Toronto; the magazine "The
Conspiracy Tracker" #1, edited by D. A. Passero; Dr. Raymond Bernard's
The Hollow Earth; & Mary Davis' magazine "The Hollow Hassle".
With substantial difficulty we slept in sleeping bags on the damp boulders
- afraid of falling off the side into the nearby stream. The next morning
we recounted our dreams. We recorded our readings, dream tellings, &
playings of stalactites & stalagmites (etc..) & these were mixed
with Ackerman's tape with the assistance of Bob Boilen at Startec
Studio to produce the Sinnit-Nut Hollow Earth Symposium cassette published
by Widémouth Tapes. This tape is meant to be listened to either in
a cave or while laying naked in a damp bath tub or on a cellar floor in
the dark with headphones on. As far as I 'know', no-one has ever listened
to it under the correct conditions. When we left the cave the next day,
there were 2 guys there who said they had been about to enter the caves
to look for us because they'd noticed our cars parked overnight nearby &
were worried that something might've happened to us. Upon returning to Baltimore,
we learned that there had been a small earthquake there - something that
I had never heard of happening there in the 30 years I'd lived there! We
decided that the quake was a way of expressing displeasure with our invasion
of their territory by the "Deros" ("Detrimental Robots"
posited by Richard Shaver as anti-human hollow earth dwellers).
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