The Mole People

Synopsis: On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley finds a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the Shadow Dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time, where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated.
Director(s): Virgil W. Vogel
Production: Universal
77 min

Ladies and gentlemen,

it's amazing how much we know

about the surface of our globe.

In the last 100 years, men have

progressively studied this.

Explorations have reached

the North, the South Pole.

There are really relatively

only a few square miles left

of the surface of our globe

that are not known.

During the same years, men have

reached out into the stars,

three times further

in your lifetime and mine,

three times further into space

than men have ever been able to go before.

Amazing knowledge

we have of that and of this.

What's inside this globe?

What is there beneath our feet

as we stand on the Earth?

No one knows, of course.

And science ponders about it

and all men are curious, but no one knows.

Primitive man,

going into caves,

reaching back and back,

and down and down,

wondered what lay beyond,

and in terror he fled out.

And he remembered

strange sighs and noises.

Now you go back to Mesopotamia

and the beginning of Western civilization,

and you have the great hero

Gilgamesh going down into the underworld.

And so, too, with the Greeks.

All down through time.

Religions of the past

have postulated the existence

of this inner habitable world.

All through the Middle Ages,

people believed of

something under the surface.

Dante, the great Dante,

saw great cone-like cavities

stretching down to

the very center of the Earth.

There's nothing new

about this.

It's as old as man, this belief that

under the surface

there may be areas

inhabitable by man.

And in our time

and in the last 100 years,

there've been a number of theories,

very curious and strange theories,

about what goes on

in the center of our planet.

This is a very famous

and interesting and odd one.

A soldier... Rather, a minor hero

of the War of 1812

was a man named

John Cleeves Symmes.

And he had a sudden idea

that inside our world, like onion layers,

there were globes

within globes, five of them,

some of them inhabited,

and that if you were to travel up

through the icy wastes of our world,

the northwest edge of Siberia,

you could go down through a hole,

and go successively

to these various spheres.

Unfortunately, he was

thoroughly obsessed with this,

went around lecturing,

and in fatigue,

died before he could

make this experiment.

Now, here's another theory

much closer to us.

This is 1870, about.

A young American physician

named Cyrus Reed Teed had a revelation.

We are not living on the outside of the globe,

said Teed, but on the inside,

that when we think

we're looking out at the Sun,

we're really looking

in at the Sun.

Strange, strange.

Questing mind of man

that tries to find answers

to things that

he can't understand.

This was a theory by Karl Neupert,

in Germany, in the 1920s.

He, again, imagined that

we're living on the inside,

rather than the outside

of the globe.

And here's a real Sun,

and a real Moon,

and then a rather shadowy

and formless

mass of electric potentiality

with little bright sparks in it.

And they give us

the sense of our stars.

So in this picture

you're about to see,

you'll see the culmination of a long series

of such desires to look into the Earth.

One might well believe,

philosophically, that some ancient culture,

engulfed by a great and tremendous upheaval

of nature might linger on

in some pocket of Earth.

This is science fiction,

of course. It's a fiction.

It's a fable beyond fiction,

for l think if you'll

study this picture and think about it,

when it's over, you'll realize that this is

something more than just a story told.

It's a fable with a meaning

and a significance for you and for me

in the 20th Century.

Thank you and goodbye.

Dr. Bentley! Dr. Stuart!

Come quickly.

Bellamin! Lafarge!

Come on!

Some sort of stone tablet.

What's it doing

in this strata?

The cuneiform writing...

But it is not possible in this part.

You mean it's

not probable, Lafarge.

In archeology,

all things are possible.

The fact is we found it below

the Great Flood level,

so it must be at least

5,000 years old,

which would make it one of the oldest

human records.

- What about the inscription?

- Sumerian.

It's the dedication of

a temple or a public building.

Stuart, every time I think of

how many civilizations have crumbled,

fallen apart, rotted from

the inside, or cracked from the outside,

I shudder when I pick up

the front page of a newspaper.

- The translation, Bentley.

- Sure.

The first part reads,

"I, Sharu, King of Kings,

"son of Sharu Ad..."

It breaks off there.


Well, that's a new one on me.

Mean anything to you, Lafarge?

Dr. Bentley, do you remember

the Gilgamesh tablets George Smith found?

Yeah. They told a legend

about a dynasty

that suddenly disappeared

from the face of the Earth.

Right. It also referred

to a King of the dynasty,

one called Sharu or Charul.

Well, what does

the rest of it say?

"He who with malice

destroys, effaces,

or removes from its place

this, my signed attestation,

may he be denounced

by Ishtar."

"May his name,

his seed in the land,

"be destroyed."




We'll have to open

new trenches tomorrow

along the north line, Jud.

Most of the old ones caved in.

That earthquake put us behind

at least a month.

You know, Bellamin,

we shouldn't complain about the work.

I think we were fortunate.

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