Mr. William Donato -- resent w/ corrections
- To veiw a web version of this newsletter, go toorDr. William Donato talks about his research related to Bimini and Andros Islands, the "Bimini Road"
Bill Donato received his masters degree from Cal State Fullerton on the basis of thesis regarding ancient maritime culture in the Caribbean.specific to the Atlantis legend, has performed hands-on research of the so-called Bimini Road, and nearby locations for three decades.
Swimming with nurse sharks and dodging hurricanes, Bill has encountered and, along with Greg and Laura Little, documented multiple layers of the main structure at Bimini, out of place stone materials, worked edges, and other indications of artificiality. He has also personally investigated the "stone anchors" first identified by the late John Saxer in the areas around Tampa Bay. Bill's articles in Ancient American magazine and other popular media have helped keep us abreast of his work, but this Thursday, June 7th, 2007, we get a chance to ask him our burning questions directly.
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William Michael Donato was recently featured in the SciFi Channels special called Quest for Atlantis: Startling New Secrets and hes one of a growing number of archaeologists, anthropologists and other scientists who have broken with mainstream academia regarding the true nature of megalithic structures in the Caribbean. In fact, his Masters thesis included photographs of underwater features hed taken during his first expedition to Bimini in 1972.
Bill has been a speaker and often-quoted expert on Bimini Road and Atlantis theories for more than thirty years and hes made a significant number of trips to the area to examine the evidence first-hand. His research has made extensive use of scuba dives, side-scan sonar, underwater video cameras and submarines to confirm his belief that the feature commonly know as Bimini Road is, in fact, a man-made breakwater built to protect an ancient harbor. The shape and construction methods at Bimini are identical to at least three similar and equally ancient breakwaters in the Mediterranean.
During a recent telephone conversation with Bill, he described preparations for yet another trip to the Bahamas, where he holds an archaeological research permit. The fall trip will be his third this year(2006-Oz), having been there in February/March and again in June.
Bill is the founder and editor of The Atlantis Organization (T.A.O.), a scientifically oriented research and networking organization and newsletter focusing on archeology and alternative theories & technologies. More recently, he formed the non-profit corporation A.P.E.X. Institute to investigate archaeological anomalies with a general focus on underwater sites.
A Bibliography of Articles by William Michael Donato
Bimini and the Atlantis Controversy: What the Evidence Says. The Ancient American, Vol. 1, No. 3, Nov/Dec 1993.
What You Did Not See (or Hear) On Arthur C. Clarkes Mysterious Universe. The Ancient American, Vol. 3, No. 14.
New Find At The Bimini Road . The Ancient American, Vol. 3, No. 16.
Bimini Granite Re-Classified And Its Still Out of Place!. The Ancient American, Vol. 3, No. 17.
Atlantis at Bimini: Fantasy or Fact?. Bahamas Handbook and Businessmans Annual 1999, Etienne Dupuch Jr. Publications, Nassau, Bahamas.
Back to Bimini. Atlantis Rising, Issue 14.
Revisiting Edgar Cayces Caribbean Atlantis Could New Discoveries Vindicate More Than Thirty Years of Intense Research?. Atlantis Rising, Issue 30.
Cayces Fire Stone: Did the Sleeping Prophet Accurately Describe Maser and Lasers?. Atlantis Rising, Issue 32.
Atlantide Emerge a Bimini. Hera #37.
- Bimini Undersea
- Dr. Greg Little, Dec. 2004, More Adventures With Bimini Beachrock: Remarkable Blunders in a Purported Scholarly Report Debunking the Bimini Stones
- Video Clips of The Bimini Road and Andros Platform: Manmade or Natural Formations?
- Exploration and analysis of the road
So I hope you can tune in this Thursday, June 7th, 2007 at 9 pm eastern to hear Bill and me discuss the mysterious features of Bimini.If at any time you no longer wish to recieve these weekly reminders, simply reply to this email and I will reluctanly and gently remove you from the list.Your hostRick Osmon, aka OzCall in during show (646) 652-2720IM to "oopaloopacafe" on Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live messenger, during showMobile (not during show, please) (812) 259-1102