Charles K. Johnson

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Charles Kenneth Johnson (July 24, 1924 - March 19, 2001) was, from 1972 until his death, the president of the International Flat Earth Society, which he and his wife ran from their home in California. He claimed that the Apollo moon landings, and space exploration in general, were faked to lead people away from the biblical truth that the world was flat.

Originally an airplane mechanic in San Francisco, Johnson took over the Society from Samuel Shenton on the latter's death in 1972, from his ranch, near Edwards Air Force Base.

In his obituary, Tim Bullamore wrote, "Although the world at large was slow to accept his work, Johnson remained cheerful and unruffled. He enjoyed smoking a cigar while watching the sun set over the flat desert. He was regularly interviewed by curious journalists and was often invited to speak about his subject. He received large quantities of mail, not all of it ridiculing his work, and on one occasion he starred in an ice-cream advertisement." [1]

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