A gathering of skeptics and Flat Earth enthusiasts came together in California over the weekend for a summit that may rival Donald Trump meeting Kim Jong-Un when it comes to sheer strangeness. The curious confab came together after James Underdown, who leads a skeptical group based out of Los Angeles, announced plans to demonstrate that the planet is round via a series of experiments at the Salton Sea. He told a local TV station that, after seeing the stunning rise in popularity online for the Flat Earth, he felt compelled to debunk the idea and "decided to sort of address this in person" rather than through blog posts or YouTube videos.
Word of the event made its way to the ever-vigilant Flat Earth research community and led to a little over two dozen passionate advocates for the idea showing up at Underwood's undertaking. As the conspiracy theorists looked on, the skeptic showed, by way of a boat sailing on the sea, that the curvature of the Earth can been seen by how stripes on the ship slowly disappeared from view. However, the classic example often used by critics did little to convince the Flat Earth fans in attendance.
More on this remarkable event which saw worlds, both round and flat, collide at the Coast to Coast AM website.