Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Runes And Lost History
A recent Coast To Coast AM Radio show featured Ian Punnett's guest geologist and author Scott Wolter.
He discussed his groundbreaking research into the origins of the Kensington Rune Stone and its connections to other rune stones in America.
We have no recoeded history of explorers who came to America before Columbus.
The Kensington Rune Stone found in Minnesota contains Runic (letters in the old Norse alphabet) inscriptions with the date 1362. He believes the inscriptions were made by explorers from Gotland, an island off Sweden that had a military monastic order that was possibly the Knights Templar.
His latest research focused on the enigmatic Hooked X symbol, seen in the Kensington stone.
"... This symbol, which was used in the medieval era, also appeared in runic stones found in Maine and other locations, such as Rosslyn Chapel, he noted. Further, the mysterious Newport Tower in Rhode Island, which may have been built by Templars, has a notched keystone through which a line points exactly in the direction of the Kensington Rune Stone.
The Hooked X symbol is one of the runes in GRAL, an early spelling for grail, as in the Holy Grail, Wolter said. For more, see this set of related photos, as well as details about his upcoming History Channel special, Holy Grail in America."
Interesting. Perhaps one day Columbus Day will become Viking Day?The picture id from the Coast To Coast am site of the inscription menrioned.