Atlantiphobia is the fear of the belief in the reality of Plato’s Atlantis. Like other phobias it can manifest itself in different forms, ranging from low-level sneering to downright ad hominem tirades on the internet. One extreme case led to a sufferer physically attacking anyone named Donnelly.
Various therapies have been tried, including acupuncture, hypnotism as well as enforced reading and reciting large extracts from Graham Hancock’s books. Because the condition can be deep-seated, there are now plans to establish Atlantiphobics Anonymous branches in all major urban centres, where courses in open-mindedness will be on offer.