‘Flat Earth’ conspiracy theorists believe a fountain in Sydney PROVES their beliefs are correct3 min read

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Flat Earth conspiracy theorists have seized upon a fountain they believe proves their claims about the shape of the planet.

The water feature in Darling Park’s Crescent Garden, in the entertainment precinct of Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney, is being used in Flat Earther Youtube videos.

An Australian Flat Earther visited the site in person last year, and claimed the fountain proves it is possible to circumnavigate a ‘flat’ Earth.

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The water feature in Darling Park's Crescent Garden (pictured), in the entertainment precinct of Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney, is being used in Flat Earther Youtube videos

The water feature in Darling Park’s Crescent Garden (pictured), in the entertainment precinct of Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney, is being used in Flat Earther Youtube videos

On Tuesday another Flat Earther channel posted footage taken at the park with the caption ‘The Earth is flat … Space is fake’.

Commenters said the park’s unique design was evidence the Earth is really flat, and evidence of a global conspiracy.

‘They say that Flat Earthers don’t have a FE [Flat Earth] model. There it is in stone surrounded by flat water just like the oceans do in real life,’ said one person.

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‘Awesome find, hidden in plain sight for the spinning ball believers, but they won’t see it due to their indoctrination,’ said another.

An Australian Flat Earther visited the site in person last year, and claimed the fountain proves it is possible to circumnavigate a 'flat' Earth (pictured)

An Australian Flat Earther visited the site in person last year, and claimed the fountain proves it is possible to circumnavigate a ‘flat’ Earth (pictured)

Others noted the obelisk in the centre of the fountain appears to be a sundial, and speculated about what Sydney residents think of the design.

‘Flat Earth in plain sight, I wonder what the local people make of this in their park?’ asked another Youtube user.

A Flat Earther on Instagram has a different theory about the obelisk, and claimed it symbolises the Tower of Babel and pierces the ‘Dome’.

Some Flat Earth believers claim there is a glass dome covering the Earth, which is a flat disc rather than a sphere. 

In the video taken in July the person filming described the park’s design, which makes the shape of a Waratah when viewed from above, as a ‘pentagram’.

‘People ask how you circumnavigate the flat Earth, well you just go around in a big circle around it,’ he said.

Flat Earth conspiracy theorists have previously claimed Australia does not exist at all, claiming the whole country is nothing but an elaborately-constructed ruse.

The incredible claims were made at a Flat Earther conference in Birmingham in May, with believers arguing even airline pilots are in on the hoax. 

Daily Mail Australia contacted Darling Park for comment.

WHAT IS FLAT EARTH THEORY?

Those who believe the Flat Earth Theory claim our planet is shaped like a flat disc instead of a sphere.

Because Earth’s surface looks and feels flat when we walk around it, the conspiracy theorists denounce all evidence to the contrary.

The leading theory suggests Earth is a disc with the Arctic Circle in the centre and Antarctica, a 150-foot-tall (45-metre) wall of ice, around the rim.

Theorists claim that satellite images and evidence pointing to a spherical Earth are part of a ’round Earth conspiracy’ orchestrated by NASA and other government agencies.

Proponents of the bizarre theory also claim the Earth is stationary in space rather than orbiting the sun.

Some believe the Earth is covered by a glass dome which sits over the flat disc.

The international scientific community has consistently denounced the Flat Earth theory.

Decades of space imagery and peer-reviewed astronomical research back their claims.

NASA has proved that the Earth is round using satellites, GPS and images from space, but ‘Flat Earthers’ believe the space agency is lying.