Oddly enough, many people have taken this article seriously. It informed the Templar speculation of the former Vichy French Nazi collaborator Jacques de Mahieu, who in turn is cited by Scott F. Wolter on Templar activity in Latin America in his 2013 book Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers.
During the interview, Wolter also announced his belief that Graham Hancock is likely correct about a comet causing a widespread disruption of human civilization in the Ice Age. “I’ve never met Graham, but I really respect his work,” Wolter said. Wolter added that Hancock’s so-called “Magicians of the Gods” (whom Hancock views as the humans who inspired the Nephilim) are in fact “the ancestors of the Venus families,” who developed the “ideology” currently held by Freemasons approximately “10,000 years ago.”
Wolter’s ideas seem to reflect his acceptance of Masonic myths, particularly those that identify a secret stream of wisdom that the patriarch Enoch recorded on tablets, a story that is inseparable from Jewish legends of the antediluvian wisdom of the Watchers (the Sons of God), the fathers of the Nephilim. And thus the Nephilim subsume yet another fringe historian in their gigantic grasp.
“Academics can be absolutely maddening,” Wolter said in the interview. Around the 49:20 mark he refers to his recent withdrawal from Andy White’s class on “Forbidden Archaeology.” In so doing, Wolter said that White had “more going on behind the scenes,” and he refers, apparently to me, as “people I can’t be associated with, people with agendas, people who are not scientists.” He blamed these “people” (who, given the course’s speaker list, must mean me) for his decision to withdraw from the class.