William Roger Corliss

Baltimore, Maryland


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CORLISS , William Roger On July 8, 2011, WILLIAM ROGER CORLISS, age 84. Mr. Corliss was a Navy veteran having served during World War II. As a physicist, he was Director of Advanced Programs in the Nuclear Division at Martins in the 1960's. Later, he became a prolific writer,...

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I was sorry to hear of his passing. I have so many of his books, and I was a subscriber to his newsletter. I will miss him, but his work remain as a testimony to his great love of knowledge.

Mr. Corliss was a singular proponent for the broadening of scientific understanding, and a profound early influence on my own comprehension of the natural world. His loss is keenly felt, but his impact on the field of phenomena studies in indelible. Thank you, Mr. Corliss.

A great loss to the world of science. He's one of the most prominent in trying to keep the whole business honest. His work will inspire generations to come. I hope others take up where he left off. God Bless You, William Corliss.


I just found out about the death of Mr. Corliss... Very sad...
But he still lives in his books...

I was shocked when I heard about Bill´s death. He was a great guy and a very good friend. He was kind enough to send me many of his books and newsletters that enrichened my knowledge about our inner and outer universes. The worldwide community of curious and clever thinkers have missed a beloved companion, but will never let his name fall in oblivion.

Philippe Piet van Putten
Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, BRAZIL)

Mr. Corliss's work was one of the bright spots in this world, a place where mystery, wonder & true inquisitiveness still lived. He inspired & supported my personal journey through science & history for 30 years, even though we had never met. With his departure, we've lost something irreplaceable from the intellectual life of our culture. My thoughts are with his family.

An amazing man. His books inspired much of my own research and understanding of the universe. His books should grace every library and school in the world. He will be much missed and the world is a poorer place without him. My condolences to the family.
D.Waddell MMCM(SS) ret.

A great and open mind that ranged over many fields of science. I read his source material on ball lightning and related anomalies and used it in research on this topic.

I discovered the work of William Corliss years ago in a library and it awoke in me a deep awe for the mystery of the universe. His work is required reading for anyone who values science. Though I never met him, I will miss him.