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.
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