Dear followers of Hyperborea Exists. Apologies for the delay in sharing my version of events with you. I’ve been trying to write for the past two days, but the words won’t flow. My fingers won’t obey my commands. Today, two days after the meeting in Oslo, I finally have the strength to tell you what happened. Our request for a grant was denied. We won’t be able to take the final step in our research. We won’t be able to prove that Hyperborea really existed.
To be frank, we never expected to be dealt such a heavy blow. We were so sure of ourselves and the conclusiveness of our evidence. I swear my presentation was both passionate and thorough. Every loose end was tied up. I started by describing our research over the past ten years. We presented the physical evidence, the studies we had carried out, everything. Despite this, the Science and Research Commission remained sceptical throughout.
The highlight of the presentation was revealing how the Draupnir Disc worked. It is actually a type of compass, a navigation system. You enter coordinates into the disc and it guides you to your destination. Once we had understood its function, we had tried out numerous combinations that led to various locations across the Northern Hemisphere. We believe one of them is the location of the lost civilization of Hyperborea.
I had been convinced that the commission members would be left speechless before spontaneously breaking out into applause. Nothing could be further from the truth. They listened to the presentation stony-faced and then accused the Draupnir Disc and remains of Odin’s Keel of being fakes. They refused to believe that the results of the carbon dating tests could be real.
The official reason for rejecting our request was that the proposal failed to meet the minimum requirements necessary for a grant. But if you run through each of the requirements, we definitely meet each and every one. From the very beginning, there was a great sense of hostility from the audience, as if we were touching on a delicate subject that made them all uncomfortable. I have always respected and admired many of my colleagues who sit on the commission, which made their attitude and lack of objectivity even more painful. The more I think about it, the more certain I am that for some strange reason, they don’t want us digging any further into the truth about Hyperborea. That someone would prefer for it to remain a myth, a legend, a children’s story, rather than a historical reality. The more I think about it, the more worrying these conclusions are.
|Cover for the printed edition of Afterpolen, a Norwegian newspaper. Bellow, in the center, you can see the highlight of the news with the headline: "New civilization discovered?".
And if being rejected by the commission weren’t enough, Olve, Geir and I now have to fight a defamation campaign. The saddest part is that people we believed to be colleagues, or even friends, have eagerly turned against us. Even the media has been tipped off; our rejected proposal was covered in yesterday’s news. I won’t repeat all the stories that were published about us in the press; it’s too painful. But here is one that appeared in Aftenposten. It gives you a general idea, although it was actually one of the kinder reports. Below is an English translation of the article.
New civilization discovered?
Professor Jørgen Hågensen, renowned scientist and archaeologist at the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim has revealed that his request for a 120 million krona research grant has been formally rejected. He planned to use the grant to prove that the mythical civilization of Hyperborea really existed, and hoped to obtain the funds from a special account created by parliament via Norwegian Research. However, the controversial scientist met with firm opposition from scientific circles. Some anonymous sources have even gone so far as to call him an ‘obsessed lunatic’.
Professor Hågensen claims to have gathered sufficient evidence from Hyperborea to prove its existence, even asserting that he knows its exact location. “If I’d received the grant, everyone would have benefited from the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times. I’m obviously very disappointed,” he told Aftenposten.
Lars Meloni, special consultant for the parliamentary Research Commission, was reticent to describe the precise contents of the request, but supports the Commission’s decision, stating that it would never have been possible to award Professor Hågensen the funds. “The basis of the request is regrettably vague, to put it kindly. We have very strict criteria when assessing who may opt for these funds and Professor Hågensen was nowhere near meeting them.”
Is the myth of Hyperborea real? Or does it only exist in the mind of a madman? Professor Hågensen has stated that he and his colleagues do not intend to give up and will not let this set-back stop them. However, it appears that the scientific community no longer takes them, or their research, seriously.
These are hard times, as you can imagine. This is the worst moment in my career. But I won’t be beaten. I won’t give up. As a scientist, I know that the evidence can’t lie. Hyperborea exists. I know it for a fact. We decided not to reveal the coordinates of its location and have kept them a secret. Our next step is to try to obtain private capital and we are going to look into every available option. There are still people out there with open minds who are ready to invest in projects that could revolutionise humanity. Yes, despite opposition from certain sectors who are determined to bury Hyperborea once and for all. They won’t get away with it.
Once again, I’d like to thank you for all your gestures of support, both those made in public and the private messages I’ve received over the past two days. Last Thursday there was a brief moment when I considered throwing in the towel. Forgetting all about it. But your support helped me cast that idea from my mind. You will always be the hands that help push me onwards. We’ll do it together, we’ll make sure that the truth about Hyperborea is revealed. Many thanks.
Professor Jorgen Hågensen