The UK's first Flat Earth Convention took place over three days at a hotel in Birmingham – nine speakers took the stage to discuss their proof that our planet is flat. The convention was attended by IT and NHS workers as well as ‘off-grid’ ecotypes, the Telegraph reports. Convention organizer Gary John said, ‘People are waking up. We’re seeing an explosion of interest in flat earth theories and increasing mistrust of governments.’
According to the Telegraph, Dave Marsh, an NHS manager who spoke at the conference, said: 'My research destroys big bang cosmology.
'It supports the idea that gravity doesn't exist and the only true force in nature is electromagnetism.'
In his speech, Mr. Marsh claimed he had disproved planetary motion using a Nikon camera and an app from his back garden.
The leading theory suggests Earth is a disc with the Arctic Circle in the center and Antarctica, a 150-foot-tall (45-metre) wall of ice, around the rim.
Dave Murphy, a former graphic designer who now lives 'off-grid', also spoke at the convention.
He said: 'One of the best examples is Antwerp's Notre Dame spire, which can be seen something like 240 kilometers [150 miles] away from the spire.
'That should be over a mile below the horizon, but you can still see it.'
A popular topic at the conference was what shape the Earth actually takes.
Some speakers argued the Earth is a flat-disc with an outer ring of frozen ice walls, while others insisted it has a domed roof.
Darren Nesbit, a Bolton-based dance musician who spoke at the conference, claimed Earth is diamond-shaped and supported by pillars.
He said: 'I'm not saying this is definitely what is going on, but I think it is a plausible model.'
American rapper B.o.B announced in 2015 he was a Flat Earther in a rambling series of tweets.
The musician, whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, wrote: 'No matter how high in elevation you are…the horizon is always eye level…sorry cadets…I didn’t wanna believe it either.'
'Don’t believe what I say, research what I say. I’m going up against the greatest liars in history … you’ve been tremendously deceived.'
Here is a video if the FE live debate, from the FE convention in Birmingham on the 29th April 2018.