Stan Hall (1936-2008) was a Scotsman who has authored a book, Tayos Gold – The Archives of Atlantis that resurrects the old legends of extensive cave systems in the Andes. Harold T. Wilkins discussed these ancient tales at length over sixty years ago. One Juan Moricz was responsible for renewed interest in the Ecuadorian cave system with his claim to have discovered therein metallic books that was related to Erich von Däniken, the champion of the ‘ancient astronaut’ theory, who embellished it to produce another bestseller. In 1976, Hall, who also met Moricz, organised an expedition of over a hundred people that included the astronaut Neil Armstrong, to explore the Tayos Caves in Ecuador. While in Ecuador, Hall met Fr. Crespi, the then guardian of the so-called Crespi collection of strange artefacts. Although no metallic books were discovered Hall proceeded to publish his book, which claims to link the undiscovered books with Atlantis. Such wild conjecture is totally unjustified. A website dedicated to Hall’s work is available(a).
*In 2017, Hall’s daughter, Eileen, was promoting a documentary about her father’s 1976 failed expedition to the caves and incredifby was trying to revive interest in organising another expedition to find the Tayos Gold!(b) *