Arthur C. Clarke
William Corliss (1926 – 2011) was an inveterate collector of anomalous 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.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) the renowned author touched on the subject of the “Pillars of Heracles” when he suggested that there was evidence that the early Greeks located them closer to home than Gibraltar. He opted for the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily. Unfortunately he failed to name his sources.
However, with regard to Atlantis itself, Clarke stated simply ‘I know, of course, that Plato’s Atlantis never really existed’, and proposed that “Donnelly should be the patron saint of the peddlers of UFO/parapsychology mind rot.” [1028.391]