Just wanted to post a quick notice here. Jan Lamprecht (the brilliant author of Hollow Planets: A Feasibility Study) recently fell off his roof and had to call an ambulance. These are the notices he sent yesterday:
This is a quick note. About an hour ago I fell off a roof while investigating a water leak in one of my buildings. I am waiting for an ambulance.
Just a quick note. I eventually got to the hospital, but it took maybe 2 hours. The ambulance never came so I got a neighbour to take me. The ambulance arrived after I'd been an hour at the hospital.
Anyway, I was stitched up and they did a CT scan and discharged me.
I've been home for a couple of hours and just taking it easy.
I had a big cut right across the top of my head from the fall. I'll post the photos later today.
I fell at least 8 feet. My feet were at least 8 feet off the ground. I'll explain later what happened and why. I will measure it later this week.
Amazingly, no broken bones. Just a very sore neck and a big long cut across the top of my head.
I probably was unconscious for a short time after I hit the ground.
I just want some more rest and then I'll post the photos later.
Another Boer, a former Advocate, said to me I am extremely lucky to not have broken bones. Others my age have fallen and for them it was a big issue.
I fell backwards, probably hitting the ground feet first going backwards and then backlashing into the ground.
Please pray for Jan Lamprecht to make a full recovery and be able to afford his medical bills. He's an extraordinarily brilliant author and has been the leading scientific voice for the Hollow Planets model for decades. It would be a horrific loss if his gifted mind were to leave us over an abrupt accident like this. He still has plans for Hollow Planets-related activities, although he has been distracted with other concerns in recent years.