Mandela Effect: Researcher Affirms Mount Everest Is Not The Highest Point On Earth
A few days ago, researcher Ian Scott published a very interesting writing on conspiracy website Alternate Memories, in which he discusses an issue that has intrigued people in recent days: the Everest, once thought to be the highest mountain on Earth, is “not even the second” one.
In the article, he analyses this fact and suggests possible links with the Mandela Effect. “Following the MMDE [Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect] regarding Australia's highest mountain not being where it was popularly thought to be, we now have one regarding the big daddy of them all - Mount Everest itself”, Mr Scott expressed. “Unlike the Australian one, this isn't down to the historical naming of territories but a technicality relating to how the heights themselves are measured.
The standard way is ‘height above sea level’, but there's an issue with that: it assumes the Earth is a perfect sphere, which it's not. Gravity and its rotation makes it appear as though it's squashed. This ‘bulge’ contains the sea, so its level is different at the poles to the equator by about 13 miles”, he added.
Regarding this measuring methods, he explains that now scientists are measuring mountains according to their distance from the centre of the Earth, and this is why Mount Everest is not the highest peak. “An alternative way to measure heights, which would handle the situation of the Earth being slightly flattened at the equator due to gravity and rotation, is to measure the distance from the centre of the Earth. When you do that with Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador, you find it is 3.966.80 miles from the centre, with Everest being slightly less at 3.965.50 miles away”, the researcher explained.
“It gets worse. At just 131 feet lower than Chimborazo is the Nevado Huascarán in Peru, which makes it to second place using the same ‘centre-of-the-earth’ measuring system”, he commented. “There are even more complications. Another way of measuring the highest point is to just go from the bottom to the top of the mountain. When you do this, you're ignoring sea level - which brings us to Mauna Kea in Hawaii, which is the tallest mountain on Earth by far, but most of it is submerged” Mr Scott suggested.
Draw your own conclusions…