It has long been known that the Earth’s magnetic pole is not stationary – it wanders around. It also reverses. Scientific research has shown that the magnetic poles switch places every few hundred thousands of years. More radical thinkers, however, say that the Earth’s physical poles have shifted significantly in the past – and will so again.
They contend that the planet’s crust floats on the liquid magma beneath, like the loose skin on an orange, and can slip position. In a pole shift,