Harold T. Wilkins

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Harold T. Wilkins (1891—1960) was a British journalist and historian.


Educated at Cambridge University in journalism, Wilkins regularly reported on the early television experiments of John L. Baird, during the years 1926—1932.[citation needed]

Wilkins wrote a detailed description on the mystery of the Mary Celeste in his book Mysteries Solved and Unsolved.[1][2]

Wilkins also wrote about White Gods, writing that a vanished white race had occupied the whole of South America in ancient times.[3] Wilkins also claimed that Quetzalcoatl was from Atlantis.[4][5]

Wilkins was also an influence on the hollow earth theory, as he located the descendants of Atlantis to underground tunnels in South America especially in Brazil, he also discussed underground tunnels in other locations such as the Andes.[6][7]

Books published[edit]

Pirate treasure
  • Hunting Hidden Treasures (1929)
  • Modern Buried Treasure Hunters (1934)
  • Pirate treasure (1934)
  • Captain Kidd and his Skeleton Island (1937)
  • Panorama of Pirate Treasure (1940)
  • Mysteries and Monsters of the Deep (1948)
  • The Mystery and Legend of Cocos Treasure Island(1948)
Ancient astronaut and UFO
  • Flying Saucers on the Attack (1954)
  • Flying Saucers on the Moon (1954)
  • Flying Saucers Uncensored (1955)
South America
  • Mysteries of Ancient South America (1945)
  • Secret Cities of Old South America (1952)


  • "Secrets of Ancient Torture Chambers"[8]


  1. ^ Lewis Spence, Nandor Fodor, Encyclopedia of occultism & parapsychology, Gale Research Inc., 1991 p. 1035 See the section for the Mary Celeste "The most complete survey is that of Harold T. Wilkins in his book Mysteries Solved and Unsolved (London, 1958; reissued in paperback as Mysteries, 1961)".
  2. ^ Begg, Paul. Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea. Pearson Education Limited. p. 101. 
  3. ^ The Pan American, Volume 7, Famous Features Syndicate, 1946, p. 11 "Harold T. Wilkins Legend of a Fabulous Empire" discusses Wilkins belief about a "strange white race living in lost cities, amidst the crumbling ruins of once splendid palaces and temples in South America"
  4. ^ David Hatcher Childress. Lost Cities of North & Central America. Adventures Unlimited Press. p. 244. 
  5. ^ Wilkins, Harold T. Mysteries of Ancient South America. Atlantis Reprint Series. p. 65. 
  6. ^ The subterranean kingdom: a survey of man-made structures beneath the earth, Nigel Pennick, Turnstone Press, 1981
  7. ^ Unsolved Mysteries, Colin Wilson, BBS Publishing Corporation, 1992, p.160
  8. ^ "Popular Mechanics". google.com.