Corliss, William (L)
William Corliss (1926 – 2011) was an inveterate collector of anamalous facts. Described by Arthur C. Clarke as a latter-day Charles Fort, “only more scientific”, he did not venture into the field of Atlantology, but his writings have provided much material for those seeking to attribute advanced technology to prehistoric cultures, including Atlantis.
He has published extensively, usually quoting scientific journals where a filtering process had already minimised hoax material. His 1978 book Ancient Man: A Handbook of Puzzling Artifacts is one of his more highly regarded offerings.