I’m a bit pressed for time today, as is the case every Monday. But today I met with the insurance adjuster, and it’s not looking good for getting any help paying for my new water main. I won’t know until the end of the week, but the adjustor wasn’t optimistic. Anyway, I thought I’d share this odd blog post that America Unearthed host Scott Wolter’s friend, the Templar conspiracy novelist David Brody, made on his blog last week in which Brody reveals the “new” Hooked X® supposedly discovered on the Westford Knight earlier this year by David Christiana and Shane Greenslade.
The Westford Knight, you will recall, is a crude carving of a sword-like shape in Westford, Massachusetts that some believe is surrounded by a larger carving of a human figure, whom recent conspiracy theorists have identified as a knight in the company of Henry I Sinclair, Jarl of Orkney, during his fictitious trip to North America in 1398. Although the fact that this trip could not have actually occurred was convincingly demonstrated in 1898 by Fred W. Lucas and repeatedly thereafter, Sinclair conspiracy theorists continue to maintain that it actually occurred despite no physical or literary evidence existing to support the claim.
Recently, Scott Wolter was called out to Westford to examine grooves on the Knight that some claim form the shape of a Hooked X®, a symbol that he first proposed as a variant version of the rune for the vowel A on the Kensington Rune Stone but later universalized as the sign and the seal of the Holy Bloodline of Jesus, with the lower half of the symbol representing Christ’s penis, the upper part Mary Magdalene’s womb, and the little arm on the upper stave of the X the fetus in her womb.
Wolter had visited the Knight many times in the past but did not see the Hooked X® until Christiana and Greenslade, fans of Wolter, supposedly discovered it.
Brody provided image scans of the Knight that reveal what he and Wolter believe is a Hooked X®, a registered trademark of Scott Wolter.
Looking at the X (you may need to zoom in), the "hook," and the 2 "word separator" dots on either side, we see that the upper left stem, the lower left stem, the upper right stem, the "hook" stem and the left dot all contain light blue "punch" marks within the green-colored surface. The lower right stem and the right dot are solid green amid the yellowish/orange-colored surface. Looking at the color chart on the right of the image, we see that all the carved lines/dots in question are approximately one to one-and-a-half color gradations in depth--in other words, carved or punched at a relatively similar depth. Again, this points to a manmade origin.
I’ve stared at the image, and I am having a hard time seeing a Hooked X®. I can see a dragonfly, a sword, a star… You can play connect the dots all day. This is my best guess, though as you can see, to make it work, some areas of similar depth were excluded.
Brody argues that the Hooked X® is flanked by “separator dots,” which would imply that it was itself a word, which is news to me. He also claims that due to the consistency of the depth of the grooves, there is little chance that the grooves he and Wolter read as a Hooked X® formed naturally.
When I asked Scott why this only added up to 85-90% certainty, he laughed and said that his only hesitation was that finding a Hooked X on the Westford Knight carving was simply "too good to be true."
As I read the scan, though, the grooves are not terribly consistent. They look, frankly, like naturally occurring glacial scratch marks to me, if I remember my college lithics lectures correctly. I’d be happy to hear what those with more geological knowledge than I think.
10/13/2014 08:19:52 am
If that hooked x is as old as they claim, how can Scott Wolter be entitled to claim it as a trademark? I've always been confused by that.
10/13/2014 08:22:30 am
He claims the name "Hooked X," in limited capacity as a title for a series of nonfiction properties. I have a letter from A+E's lawyers confirming that they dropped all claim to the shape since it's obviously in the public domain.
10/13/2014 10:19:21 am
Has Scott Wolter ever made his awareness known that A and E made this statement through their lawyers? Cause I would like to know what his response was if he has.
10/13/2014 10:21:26 am
Although A+E's lawyers claimed the shape for him, his trademark application made no mention of the shape, so presumably he himself never claimed the shape.
10/13/2014 10:30:52 am
Wow, this really makes you wonder why Scott doesn't bother to keep up with his lies.
10/13/2014 08:41:14 am
I don't know about the hooked x, but between the two lower dots I see the face of a piggy looking angrily in the direction of where the hooked x is supposed to be.
10/13/2014 09:03:18 am
So it's really about Lord of the Flies, then?
10/13/2014 09:40:07 am
...Trix are for kids :)
10/13/2014 11:43:56 am
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10/15/2014 03:30:30 am
And what about the hour glass figure on the left side of the image? Definitely a sacred femenine symbol that in cludes a triangle in the/her chest. The perverted pig looking at it representing the centuries old conspiracy to deny Mar Magdalene and Jesus blodline.....
10/15/2014 04:47:19 am
Better yet, we could start our own show. Call it The Rock.
10/13/2014 10:37:41 am
I wonder if Scott is celebrating Columb--er. I mean, Knights Templar Day today with an extra Oreo cookie at lunch?
10/13/2014 10:54:58 am
One thing's for sure: He ain't celebrating Indigenous People's Day :)
10/13/2014 11:11:37 am
He is saving himself for World Solutrean Day.
10/13/2014 11:50:51 am
Either that or Canadian Thanksgiving :)
10/13/2014 02:27:08 pm
The cray train never ends with this hooked x business. I like your piggy idea ep. It could be anything! If you have to use false color imaging to even see it, there's nothing there! How does this prove anything? 14th century Europeans weren't making trans Atlantic trips. The Chinese maybe. The shape of an ex is probasbly founded naturally in several places. For instance, in my desk there are wood grains crossing each other. Ooh, get SW to determine if it's from the Templars. No, on second thought, I don't want him anywhere near my desk. Ha.
10/13/2014 03:18:28 pm
your comment about the marks being glacial scratches has me confused- with your reading up on that, do you find the glaciers moved in different directions in that area?
An Over-Educated Grunt
10/14/2014 12:45:50 am
They don't have to move in different directions; seasonal movement, retreating and advancing along a given path fractionally over the course of seasons, could create a hysteresis shape that could produce the X-pattern. I'm not saying this is what did happen; I'm saying that this is an equally mechanically likely alternative mechanism to "Templar Jesus Bloodline!" Socially, it's far more likely that wear patterns from pebbles under seasonal glacial movement produced it than that mystery men from Europe carved it in the 1300s.
10/14/2014 06:18:02 am
"I'm saying that this is an equally mechanically likely alternative mechanism to "Templar Jesus Bloodline!""
An Over-Educated Grunt
10/14/2014 06:36:19 am
I'm assuming that all other conditions - the existence of an agent to carve them, in this case - are equal. My point is that it's equally provable that a given set of pebbles and a given secret Templar cult carved those scratches; one of them requires more special pleading than the other since we already know of glacial behavior and it doesn't require a long chain of suppositions. As "proof" therefore it is lacking. We can no more "prove" that it's a "Hooked X (OMG WTF LOL PhD)" than we can prove that a specific pebble or other piece of debris caused it - but the evidence in favor of debris being the cause is much stronger even without that smoking gun.
10/17/2014 06:03:15 am
"Hooked X (OMG WTF LOL PhD)"
10/14/2014 12:53:25 am
Another Hoo-Xtm: yay for Scott Wolter!
An Over-Educated Grunt
10/14/2014 01:59:59 am
Actually, looking at the full scan and not the selective one, it's pretty obvious it's hogwash. The area immediately down-left in the image from the "Hooked X (tm, pat. pend., AVM, etc., MS (hc))" is more than twice as deep from their datum as the X itself. The right-side arms of the X are an indentation in the rock face, but the left-side arms are actually raised compared to the X. I'm not even sure I buy the glaciation explanation for the full X, since there's a significant popout in the "pig." I'm inclined to think it's just natural erosion, that the "pig" weathered out. It certainly isn't a "hooked X (reg. US Pat. Off., DDS)," since at least one of their "punch marks" is, according to their own color scheme, a raised marking, as are their separator dots. They've looked at an image and mistaken hills for valleys and vice versa. As always, Scott fails Science 101, because his explanation isn't the most likely, he doesn't account for any of the alternative explanations, and he fails to address any potential criticisms of his interpretation and methodology; his "experiment" (or argument, for you humanities people) is inconclusive and highly flawed. But I'm certain that since he and Dave Brody talked about it, it's "peer-reviewed."
10/19/2014 03:47:35 am
Look to the website for further info as to who is the bloodmoonavatar.com that Jesus described as the Paraclete that he would send at the beginning of the new millennium.
10/19/2014 06:46:58 am
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2/6/2015 08:27:33 am
How did the Micmac Indians end up with a flag that is the exact mirror image of a Templar battle flag or am I missing something
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