Flat Earth Fan Hopes to Fly in Homemade Rocket

A Flat Earth enthusiast who build his own rocket plans to put his vessel  to the test this weekend with a daring launch over a California ghost  town.

The colorful character behind the stunt is "Mad" Mike Hughes, who works  primarily as a limo driver but sees himself as more of a self-taught  rocket scientist.

Using mechanical knowledge he has acquired over the years and various  pieces of scrap metal, Hughes has built a steam-powered rocket which,  all told, cost around $20,000 to create.

Having recently completed construction on the craft, he hopes to take to  the sky this Saturday when the rocket launches with him aboard.

Lest one scoff at Hughes' chutzpah, this weekend's event will actually  his second such stunt as he successfully traveled over 1,300 feet back  in 2014 using a similar homemade rocket.

More on this bizarre story at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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