Flat Earther Vows to Launch Himself at 500MPH in Homemade Rocket to Prove Earth Isn't Round
That certainly sounds like the words of a man who would launch himself in a homemade rocket just to prove the Earth was flat, despite the fact that he'd need to hit an altitude of about 35,000 feet to see (or not see) the curvature of the planet.
If you think this sounds like a publicity stunt (or a hoax), you may be right—Mad Mike apparently doesn't want anyone to see the launch.
"No spectators...Any drone flying near the private property will be shot down—our own drones will be recording anyone filming and their license plates and the CHP will run people off along with my own security...Also some of the crazy comments will be featured in my documentary."
Somehow, we doubt no comments will be crazier than a DIY rocket scientist claiming that the Earth is flat and science doesn't exist. Stay tuned for February 3.