"Dr." Brooks Agnew is supposedly a PhD physicist who has made his name by promoting (among other things) "Hollow Earth Theory". He is the "scientific project director" for the North Pole Inner Earth Expedition, which is trying to raise $350K for an expedition to enter the hollow center of the earth through a "a certain place above the Arctic Circle, [where] there exists an oceanic depression or an entrance into the Earth." He has also made some inroads in promoting the HAARP conspiracy idea. For example: He gives a similar (although seemingly more effective) demonstration on the History Channel show "That's Impossible!": Putting aside the fact that a experiment with a transmitter (which is probably pretty hot, judging by all the arcing) in a tiny cloud chamber is probably a very poor simulation of HAARP's potential effect on weather, "Dr." Agnew's credentials appear to be suspect. According to some sources he's involved with an alternative fuel company (Green Star USA). In different places he's described as president of two different electric vehicle companies: Global Green Cars, Inc. (although the URL given for that company(http://www.ggci-us.com/) appears to be defunct, and that info may be old), and Vision Motorcars . Here is a bio for Brooks Agnew, given on the Coast to Coast AM website: His bio at Beyond the Ordinary gives a similar summary: His (presumably self-generated) bio at the Geological Society makes some remarkable claims about technology that he's invented: His entry at Powerpedia (a wiki apparently dedicated to the clean energy industry) shows the following for Agnew's education (bolds mine): Nothing about a PhD given there. Indeed, one commonality among all of his biographies is that the institution which granted him his PhD in physics is never mentioned. It's the sort of thing that most people are proud to announce, so that's odd. In the source above it says that his advanced degrees are from "extension courses" - which may mean by correspondence? The statement about "accelerated rates with his own research" is also intriguing. Kennedy-Western University (which later changed its name to Warren National University) was a non-accredited institution which had a reputation as a diploma mill. It shut down in 2009. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education (bolds again mine): So, most likely he did get an associate's in electronics engineering from USAF and a BS in Chemistry from Tenn. Tech. His Masters in "Statistics" is really in "Quality", from an unaccredited institution. His PhD in physics appears to be self-granted. From a brief literature search, I could not find a single scientific paper that he authored. He does have one patent that I can find (5974974), for "substantially transparent printing blankets". However, I can't find anything to substantiate his claims that he invented ground-penetrating radar or "mobile gamma spectroscopy".