Gerald J. Wells Founder and President of WRL BS Geography/Geology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater GJWells@wrl-inc.org

Welcome to Wells Research Laboratory, Inc. (WRL). Gerald John Wells founded WRL in an effort to advance his research into the potential foundational underpinnings of myths, legends, and religious writings, originating in the Mediterranean region. Wells hopes to use the nonprofit organization as a conduit to fund, conduct, and support integrated multidisciplinary research in geography, geology, and archaeology at sites identified in his work in Algeria and Jordan. WRL investigations may challenge status quo assumptions while focusing on developing solutions to several anomalies that pervade the foundation, infrastructure matrices, and ultimately, the institutional architecture, of human knowledge and understanding.

Wells has employed the use of non-linear thought in the development of his hypotheses, which has apparently led to measurable advances in the search for Atlantis-Bakhu, and in the identification of a theoretical extraterrestrial solar electromagnetic discharging force, the impact of which could have produced enough vibratory energy to drive rapid tectonic movement of crustal plates in the region, leading to the mythical city’s abandonment.

Inspired by thinkers from Classical Greece, the Renaissance, and the Age of Enlightenment, Wells operates under the premise that motivated individuals, regardless of formal education, are capable of critical analyses. Wells’ motto is ‘logic, reason and rational thought are free.’

A Brief Background Letter From Wells

Good morning!

Thank you for reading this note. I’m writing to ask you to consider my rather unorthodox ‘out-of-the-box’ hypotheses detailed on this website. The Atlantis-Bakhu project was the culmination of about 10 years research into Plato’s retelling of an Egyptian myth about a legendary time in prehistory when their gods lived among mere mortals and ruled from a mystical island paradise. I’ve identified through my research a site in Algeria that seems to closely match geographic and geologic requirements specified in the Platonic dialogues, Critias and Timaeus. And, as an extension from that comprehensive project, I’ve also been searching for the presumed high-energy cosmic impact associated with Earth based carbon ‘nanodiamonds,’ and other impact related proxies, found at the Younger Dryas stratigraphic boundary (YDB), separating the Pleistocene from the Holocene; I’ve proposed a potential atypical impact site for the cosmic impact at the Al jafr depression, or basin in southern Jordan. While these projects may not seem to be related in any way, the potential relationship between them is, in my estimation, rather intriguing and could help us identify missing data points currently punctuating our understanding of that seemingly catastrophic time.

As a corollary to my interest in the YDB and myth formation, I was invited to present aspects of my geologic hypothesis at a conference held in November of 2008, in Athens, Greece, sponsored by four academic institutions, including the geology departments of the University of Patras in Patras, and Aristotelian University in Thessaloniki. The theme of the conference was natural catastrophism and its relation to myth formation in the Mediterranean region, and my specific focus was on Plato’s retelling of the Egyptian myth about the Golden Age in the Book of the Heavenly Cow that we in the West remember as the story of the tribe associated with Atlantis related in Critias. After receiving strong accolades for my geologic analysis of, and promising siting for, the geographic location of Atlantis-Bakhu from the Principals at the conference, I returned to Wisconsin, founded the nonprofit think tank Wells Research Lab in 2009, established this website for the nonprofit, and began my arduous search for funding to allow field work to progress.

After a few frustrating years seeking funding for geoscience and archaeological field work at sites in Algeria and Jordan identified by interpreting a theoretical tectonic model developed during my analysis, I went back to finish a geology degree that I had begun in my youth. In December of 2015, I graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, having earned a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude from the Department of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science.

My interests in geology are focused on recent Earth impacts and the effects they have had on Earth’s paleo-systems, tectonics, and, perhaps oddly, as mentioned above, on the potential relationship between geography, geology, and the underpinning of creation and destruction myths originating in the Mediterranean region. With clues garnered during these researches, a measureable story proportional to those outlined in the myths and legends of yore has revealed itself and begs to be retold under the scrutiny of science.

While my personal studies in geoscience, archaeology and mythology, along with good scholarship, may have adequately prepared me for graduate work, I am currently endeavoring to find a production company willing to help me forward my thesis in the form of a documentary stating that the Egyptian Book of the Heavenly Cow is the primary source of Plato’s Critias, and both are factually based on an exceptional tribe whose locus was on the edge of the western reaches of the Sahara, in modern Algeria. I suspect that if the other site in Jordan is impact related, then it could have been the cause of the horrific catastrophic imagery recorded in these ancient myths.

Thank you for your interest in WRL.


All my best wishes,

Gerald John Wells.