In nature, completely unrelated things often look alike. But a Russian flat Earth conspiracy theorist believes similitude is not an accident, therefore concluding that what we call today mountains are actually the preserved stumps of ancient, tree-like lifeforms.
YouTube user Людин Рɣси bases his theory on the assumption that Earth was once magnitudes of order more vibrant than it is today, housing life forms far more majestic than we’re left with today. He laments the destruction man has been so keen on laying to his home. “And all is left to us is a desert, which we turned into a scrapyard,” he says.
The Russian conspiracy theorist intends to bring your attention to the correlation between tree stumps and geologic formations from all around the world. The morphology of many mountains, he claims, bears a striking resemblance to the internal structure of trees as seen under a microscope. The presence of the hexagon, in his opinion, certifies that a system is biological in nature.
He therefore concludes that we have been duped once again by the scientific consensus, which is designed to keep us in the dark when it comes to our planet’s real history—a history during which the skyline was dominated by enormous and possibly sentient tree-like creatures. During some cataclysmic point in Earth’s past, these trees suffered a worldwide extinction, the only thing left to remind us of their existence being the gargantuan stumps we call mountains.
In determining the height of these speculative trees, Людин Рɣси uses a formula derived from the study of modern trees: a tree’s height is usually 20 times the diameter of its base. When applied to the case of the Devil’s Tower, a strange structure in northeastern Wyoming, this formula gives us a height of almost 4 miles. Never in the accepted history of Earth has an organism this big existed, save for fungal colonies like the honey mushroom forest in Oregon’s Blue Mountains. For comparison, the world’s tallest tree is a coastal redwood named Hyperion. Despite being a record-holder, at ‘only’ 380 feet in height, Hyperion is a mere speck compared to the hypothetical trees of old.