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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Evidence of Viking Templars in Minnesota in 1362?

Long thought by many an elaborate hoax, a stone carved with Nordic runes may hold more secrets than previously thought. From WCCO News Channel 4 in Minneapolis/St. Paul:

Wolter and Nielsen scoured rune catalogs and found the dotted R's. "It's an extremely rare rune that only appeared during medieval times," Wolter said. "This absolutely fingerprints it to the 14th century. This is linguistic proof this is medieval. Period." Wolter and Nielsen traced the dotted R to rune-covered graves inside ancient churches on the island of Gotland off the coast of Sweden. "The next thing that happened is, we started finding on these grave slabs these very interesting crosses," Wolter said. Templar crosses are the symbol of a religious order of knights formed during the Crusades and persecuted by the Catholic Church in the 1300s. "This was the genesis of their secret societies, secret codes, secret symbols, secret signs -- all this stuff," Wolter said. "If they carved the rune stone, why did they come here? And why did they carve this thing?" Wolter has uncovered new evidence that has taken his research in a very different direction. He now believes the words on the stone may not be the record of the death of 10 men, but instead a secret code concealing the true purpose of the stone.
Entire story well worth the click on the link.


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