Oliver D. Smith

Independent researcher and amateur meteorologist from England. I have a broad range of interests including cryptozoology, Atlantis, UFOs, crop circles, clouds and Troy. Contact: 📧 (@oliveratlantis).

Cloud Appreciation Society ☁️ member #58,402.

Curriculum Vitae


  • BSc Meteorology, Bircham International University.
  • MA Classical Studies, The Open University.
  • BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation, University of Roehampton.
    • Dissertation: Atlantis and Euhemerism: Geomythology.
  • AS/A Level Classical Civilisation, National Extension College.

Work experience


Google Scholar Academia ResearchGateHumanities Commons


“Nessie and Noctilucent Clouds: A Meteorological Explanation for Some Loch Ness Monster Sightings,” Coolabah [forthcoming].

“Chariots and Soldiers in the Sky: Judaea 66 CE,” SUNlite 14, no. 4 (2022): 11–12.

Alternative Location Hypotheses of Troy,” Fate (June 3 2022). 🗉

A New Suggested Site for Troy (Yenibademli Höyük),” Athens Journal of History 8, no. 1 (2022): 81–98.


Atlantis, Lake Tritonis and Pharos,” The Robert Graves Review (Journal of the Robert Graves Society) 1, no. 1 (2021): 215–217.

Print ISSN: 2635-0890.

A Checklist of Hypotheses for the Yeti,” Academia Letters no. 2845 (2021): 1–12.

Arcadian King Atlas and Plato’s Atlantis,” New Classicists [desk rejected].

The Wildman of China: The Search for the Yeren,” Sino-Platonic Papers no. 309 (2021): 1–17. 🗉


“An Alternative Site for Troy on Imbros (Gökçeada),” Kerberos: KCL’s Classics Undergraduate Research Journal 2, no. 2 (2020): 61–70.

“Atlantis and the Minoans,” Rosetta [failed peer-review].


In Search of the Pillars of Heracles,” Kerberos: KCL’s Classics Undergraduate Research Journal 1, no. 3 (2019): 69–76.


“Hesiod and Geomythology,” Logoi: The Oxford and Cambridge Undergraduate Classics Journal 1, no. 1 (2018): 1–11.

“Mavor’s Voyage to Atlantis,” NEO: The Classics Student Journal [desk rejected].


The Atlantis Story: An Authentic Oral Tradition?,” Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures 10, no. 2 (2016) 10–17. 🗉


Atlantis in Greece (Morrisville, NC: Lulu Books, 2014).

Out of print.


“Atlantis as Troy? A Rebuttal of Eberhard Zangger’s Hypothesis,” Damysos: Roehampton’s Classics Journal 1 no. 1 (2012): 4–9.

“Atlantis in Thessaly,” Damysos: Roehampton’s Classics Journal 1, no. 1 (2012): 1–3.

Conference Talks / Abstracts

“Greek Myth and the Relict Hominoid Hypothesis: Satyrs and Neanderthals,” The Open University Classical Studies Postgraduate WiP Day (Milton Keynes, May 9 2019).

“Atlantis: Fact or Fiction?,” University of Roehampton (London, April 24 2013).