Interview with H2 TV host and author, Scott Wolter of America Unearthed

I’ve been a follower of Scott Wolter’s research for about ten years. My fascination with his work began with my interest in the Kensington Runestone and my belief that it is a genuine artifact and proof of a Nordic presence in North America before Christopher Columbus. Scott has written two books that deal with his research of the stone, The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence and The Hooked X. (I have all of Scott’s books, but am the proud owner of two copies of The Hooked X. One of them is autographed.) His latest book, From Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers: The Mysteries of the Hooked X is also a compelling read. Scott’s worldview and mine are very different. As a born-again Christian, I don’t believe that Jesus married Mary Magdalene. Scott does. He also believes this view of Mary M. and Jesus is the “holy grail” that the Templars protected and brought with them to North America. And while I don’t agree with Scott about this particular issue, I do agree with much of the research he exposes on his H2 TV program, America Unearthed, now in its second season.  I was tickled pink to see him have his own show. I almost felt like a proud cousin or something because I’d known for a long time he had a unique view of history that made other people as curious as myself. I’ve been honest with Scott about my beliefs and he has been gracious and generous of his time in answering many of my questions for which I’m grateful. I’m honored that Scott took time out of his busy schedule to answer even more of my questions for my blog. If you love a good mystery, history and ancient artifacts, I think you’ll find his research as fascinating as I do. Scott, thanks so much for agreeing to answer some questions for my readers. I know you’re an extremely busy man. How old were you when you fell in love with rocks? I’ve always been fascinated with rocks, even as a kid.  However, my interest turned to obsession when I was in college and discovered Lake Superior Agates.  That obsession led to any and every spare moment searching for them.  I rode a motorcycle back then which allowed me to get into and out of gravel pits with ease.  Eventually, I wrote my first book (of a total of four) about agates and have assembled a world class collection.  I am still hooked on agates and I’m sure always will be. I ride my own motorcycle, too. It’s my favorite mode of transportation when I’m “looking for treasure.” I’ve enjoyed seeing your family included in some of...

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Interview with Award-Winning Author, David S. Brody regarding his new release, Powdered Gold

I’m excited and honored to introduce you to David S. Brody and his latest release, Powdered Gold. I’ve written about Brody before, and I read three of his books over Christmas break while recovering from surgery. I’m happy to say Powdered Gold: Templars and the Ark of the Covenant kept me as entertained as his two former books in the series, Cabal of the Westford Knight and Thief on the Cross. From his website: “David S. Brody is a Boston Globe bestselling fiction writer. He served as a Director of the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) and is an expert on the subject of pre-Columbian exploration of America. A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown Law School, he resides in Westford, Massachusetts with his wife, potter and novelist Kimberly Scott, and their two daughters. In his spare time he coaches youth sports and Special Olympics, skis, and plays on adult ice hockey and softball teams.” I exchanged several of emails with David while reading his books, explaining that I was fascinated with his study of the Templars in North America. I learned tons reading his books. He was very patient with my questions and that impressed me a lot. Description of Powdered Gold from Amazon’s site: Cameron Thorne and Amanda Spencer continue their investigation of ancient artifacts which reveal the true, secret history of North America. Cam and Amanda don’t for a second believe the Ark of the Covenant is hidden in a cave in the Arizona desert. But when a militant survivalist leads them to a radioactive replica of the Ark, filled with a mysterious white powder, they begin to wonder if legends of Templar Knights visiting the American Southwest on a secret mission might be true. What is this strange white powder? And is it the key to understanding the true power of both Moses and the sacred Ark of the Covenant? Now for the interview: [Disclaimer: David S. Brody writes for the secular market and his books may be offensive to some readers of the Christian or Jewish faith. The thing to remember is that these are works of fiction with fictional characters.] Your characters believe, in your words, that “ancient Jews” and “Christianized Jews” came to Arizona around 800 AD. Do you believe that as well? Why or why not? My characters find artifacts in Arizona which leads them to this conclusion.  On their face, this is the story the artifacts tell (they contain a narrative, written alternately in Hebrew and Latin, carved into them—the narrative uses various dates circa AD 800).  The artifacts have been analyzed by forensic geologist Scott Wolter, who believes they are authentic.  So it is certainly possible that some...

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The Hooked X

As I wrote in a previous post, I was a fan of Scott Woltor’s research long before his new TV show, America Unearthed. I’ve been fascinated with ancient North American artifacts for years. Woltor’s research is controversial. And as a born again Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, I certainly don’t agree with all of his conclusions. Woltor doesn’t believe in the Jesus Christ I do. But does that mean I throw all of his expertise out the window? Of course not. When Daniel was in Babylon he studied academics of the Babylonian courts. Moses was educated in all the ways of the Egyptians. Likewise, I keep my eyes and ears open to experts while weighing their knowledge with the Word of God. Regarding the Hooked X, Woltor believes it’s a symbol of the divine (Jesus) marrying Mary Magdeline and bearing a daughter. I will argue my reasons for not believing this in a future post. For now, let’s explore this intriguing Hooked X. This significant symbol was even used by Columbus in his signature: Why would Columbus use a hooked X in his signature? It’s compelling that Woltor points out that the crosses on Columbus’s ships’ sails were Templar crosses. The Templars are believed to be the ones who carved the hooked X into the Kensington Rune Stone. Woltor theorizes that the Templars accompanied by Cistercian monks brought the Holy Grail, perhaps even the Ark of the Covenant, to the United States. Just exactly what that Holy Grail was is debated. Was it gold? Some other type of treasure? A secret knowledge? The supposed descendants of Jesus Christ? Were they looking to start a New Jerusalem here?  If we don’t believe that Jesus had a daughter (and I don’t) is it true the Templars believed this? So many delectable questions! Here’s a short lecture from Scott Woltor from four years ago:  Because ancient symbolism denoted gender by triangles, Wolter explains in other lectures that an upwards facing triangle stands for the male “aspect of the universe” and a downwards facing triangle the female aspect. Since the letter X depicts both, the top half is the feminine half and the smaller one–the hook–denotes a daughter. Therefore he believes that the Hooked X is what the Templars saw as a “New Trinity:” Father, Mother, Daughter–Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Sarah, the daughter. If you know much about biblical history, you’ll understand that this theory isn’t new. The Gnostics also believed this and believe it today. For me, the Hooked X is a reminder that we need to be knowledgeable enough in the Word of God and sound enough in our doctrine to be able to argue intellectually what it is we...

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Ancient American secrets

At the risk of being labeled crazy, I confess that I believe that Europeans explored North America and even settled here long before Columbus. This fascination I have with ancient America has led me to work on researching for one of my works in progress, Secret Stones. Indiana Jones caught my imagination as a young adult I’ve been hooked on history and its mysteries ever since. (I don’t know exactly how and when I got fascinated with Bigfoot, but I love me some Sasquatch, too.) (I probably shouldn’t have said anything about Sasquatch. There goes my credibility…) I was studying rune stones in North America long before I learned about Scott Wolter and his work on the Kensington Rune Stone.  I became a stealth Scott Wolter fan, buying everything he’s written, little knowing that he’d one day get his own show, America Unearthed. Funny how God guides a person’s steps. I’m on a YahooGroup email list and met an author named David Brody. He’s written three (very secular) books on the very subjects I’ve been researching for my Secret Stones project. I’ll be reviewing these books and discussing them here as soon as I’ve finished all three. But come to find out, he and Scott Wolter are good friends. Maybe the crypto-community is small and that’s just a small coincidence. But I find it interesting for reasons I will reveal later as my Secret Stones research continues. Vikings, Templars, Egyptians OH MY! Love this stuff. I write biographies for middle grades, and it’s frustrating that my research can’t always be included in my work because it’s not substantiated by so-called experts. For example, while writing about Leif Ericsson, I’d  concluded that L’Anse aux Meadows couldn’t possibly be the true Vinland because for one reason, there were no grapes there. I truly believed they’d traveled further south. Come to find out, Scott Wolter and David Brody believe the same. In fact, there’s a stone in the ocean at Martha’s Vineyard’s Noman’s Island (get it? vineyard? Vinland?) that weighs about four tons and is the size of an antique desk. Supposedly it has an inscription of Leif Ericsson’s name and a date or number. The only problem is that the island was previously owned by the U.S. Navy who used it for bombing practice. Unexploded bombs scatter the shores. Tweet this: So many delectable finds! So many obstacles to revealing the truth! What do you think? Did Columbus discover North America? Or do you think it’s possible ancient Europeans or other cultures reached her shores before he did?...

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