On June 5th, an article written by reporter Doug Erickson entitled, Quest for a Lost City, was published in the print version of the Wisconsin State Journal’s ”Sunday Best Section”. The article is now available online at http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/city_life/article_d22ed093-7db3-5d74-9f2e-7fe03972a7f4.html Erickson’s objective treatment of the story behind the creation of WRL revealed a glimpse into the little-known history about its founder, Jerry Wells, and his decision to push ahead with the Atlantis-Bakhu research despite quite strong widespread academic resistance to the topic. It was also well emphasized by the reporter that, since Wells has independently educated himself through self-study in the subjects connected to his research, he faces a rather significant bias from those most ideally positioned to offer aid through their expertise and involvement by their affiliated colleges and universities. Clearly, Wells is optimistic his new interpretation of ancient myths, and the testable hypotheses derived from them, will be recognized by the laureates who work so hard to expand human understanding in an institution named in honor of Plato’s Academe.
April 24, 2011–An official press release has been issued to major media markets announcing the formation of WRL, the award of its IRS tax-exemption status and a brief description of findings from its primary research work called the Atlantis-Bakhu Project. The press release also funtions as a ‘call for scholars’ and their respective institutions to join the project to assist with international protocols and to participate in the many field investigations. Fundraising for the project is one of WRL’s stated goals.
In response to our visitors feedback, WRL has updated and improved the Atlantis-Bakhu Project presentation and also added audio narration by Founder Jerry Wells. Make some popcorn, grab a beverage and sit back for the show! To view, click Presentation and enjoy
WRL recently received notification that it was awarded 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Federal government on November 23, 2010. All donations are now fully tax deductible and retroactive to October 2009.
WRL exhibited at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition held at the Colorado Convention Center in November, 2010. We made numerous contacts and were well received by those who visited the booth and listened to the research. The booth was deemed a big success and our informative colorful graphic display received many compliments (see image)! WRL captivated the attendees by opening their minds to new possibilities.
WRL is in the process of raising funds and preparing for the initial geologic field survey for the Atlantis-Bakhu project. This survey is anticipated to include:
- Impact Crater Confirmation
- Ancient Shoreline Determination
- Remote Sensing
- Low-Altitude Imaging
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Archaeological Survey
- Core Sample Analysis
WRL submitted an application to the IRS to become a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization.
WRL received its Employer Identification Number from the IRS.
WRL received its Articles of Incorporation from the State of Wisconsin as a nonprofit organization formed exclusively for charitable educational, literary and scientific purposes.
Gerald J. Wells submitted WRL’s paper, “A Focus on the Geologic Sciences Related to Atlantis-Bakhu: Can a paradigm shift solve the mystery?”, to be published in the Book of Proceedings, International Conference, “The Atlantis Hypothesis: Searching for a Lost Land”, 10-11 November, 2008 (Athens, Greece). Editor, Stavros P. Papamarinopoulos, Heliotopos Publications, Athens. You can view this and other publications on our publications page.