Flat-earth believer Mad Mike failed to take off from his homemade rocket

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Mike Hughes, better known as Mad Mike among conspiracy theorists first attracted worldwide attention when he announced his plans to launch himself in a homemade rocket to an altitude of 1800 feet to photograph the 'flat earth' which he aims to prove the scientific community. However, his initial attempt to launch the homemade rocket on last November was not executed successfully as planned. The flat-earth theorist was not ready to give up, and he postponed the launch date to February 3, 2018.

Mad Mike's epic launch failed miserably

Mad Mike's launch of homemade rocket received public attention soon, and Noize TV even made all the necessary arrangements to live stream the event. But despite the public curiosity, Mike Hughes once again failed to take off in his homemade rocket. Soon after the failure of the launch, Mike Hughes revealed that the attempt had failed due to a faulty plunger or blown o-ring.

Hughes made it clear that the launch will happen in the coming days and also noted that he will be busy next week as he is engaged in a legal battle with a number of Calfornia Government officials including the governor Jerry Brown.

In 2017, Mike Hughes had repeatedly said that the researchers in NASA are round earth freemasons, and Space X founder Elon Musk is making fake rockets. "I don't believe in science. I'll shut the door on this ball earth," said Mad Mike before his planned launch in 2017.

Flat earth theory gaining popularity

In January 2014, Mike Hughes had successfully launched himself on a manmade rocket and reached an altitude of 1374 meters. Many of Mike's supporters believe that the conspiracy theorist is versatile about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics which made him carry out the launch in 2014 with perfection. The followers of Mike are now eagerly waiting for his next launch which may happen anytime in the near future.

Even though flat earth theory has been continuously debunked by experts, the weird theory is gaining widespread popularity even among eminent personalities. Some months ago, former English cricketer Andrew Flintoff admitted that he is convinced about the flat-earth theory, and added that governments are intentionally misleading the general public by proclaiming the earth is round.

"If you're in a helicopter and you hover why does the earth not come to you if it's round? Why, if we're hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn't be able to see it but you can," said Flintoff.

According to flat earth believers, the south sole acts as the border of earth, and it prevents us from falling down to infinite depth. These theorists also claim that governments all around the world are building their bases in the south pole after understanding that the earth is flat.

This article was first published on February 6, 2018