Scott Wolter recently appeared on The Transformation Highway podcast to promote his upcoming 2-hour appearance at the New Living Expo this coming weekend. During the interview, Wolter conceded that his H2 series America Unearthed is dead, and he said that History Channel executives told him that the reason the program could not be moved from H2 to the main History Channel is that “you’re too smart for History.” Wolter said that he is actively seeking new television opportunities, including a potential new History Channel show about Knights Templar and Freemason conspiracies.
He began the interview with a summary of his latest claim, that the Kensington Rune Stone contains a series of numbers related to Freemasonry. Once again, he asserts that he believes that this reflects a secret stream of knowledge dating back to the Middle Ages or even the First Temple period and not, as logic might dictate, evidence that Freemasons carved the stone in modern times. Indeed, Wolter claims that the Masonic degrees are identical to the “Mysteries of Isis and Osiris” from Egyptian times.
Wolter also announced that he will be testifying in legal proceedings in Texas later this summer as an expert in forensic geology. I can’t imagine how that’s going to go if opposing counsel knows how to use Google.
As is typical for a Wolter interview, he spends a good chunk of the 44-minute run time discussing the Kensington Rune Stone, the sine qua non of Wolter’s fringe career, and he admits that since there was no scientific protocol for dating such a stone objectively, he and his team “kind of just made it up” in developing a protocol to prove that it was medieval.
Wolter claims that the reason there is no evidence of Templar incursions into America is because they were “secret missions” and therefore intended to be kept hidden. He rehearsed his frequent claim that the rune stone is intended as a land claim for the east coast of the United State to the farthest reaches of the Mississippi watershed, and he says he is confused about why anyone would doubt this claim since the rune stone writes that the visitors intended to “take up land” from Vinland westward. He continues with summarizing his claims about the so-called Venus Families of southern France who supposedly were dualists and monotheists. Oddly, that would probably make them Manicheans, and we recall yesterday that the Manicheans had the books of the Nephilim!
Surely this material becomes boring through too much repetition, but I must say I am confused by how Wolter can both claim that the Venus Families are followers of “monotheistic dualism” and also worshipers of a god and goddess. Monotheists would seem to have only one god, not two, but I guess he believes that God is a hermaphrodite who appears in two forms. It’s not weirder than the Trinity, which is one god in three forms, but it isn’t exactly consistent.
He adds that America is the New Jerusalem of Revelation.
At the halfway point, Wolter switches to his usual complaints that “academics” aren’t willing to accept his work on the Kensington Rune Stone because they refuse to admit that Jesus was a mortal man buried in the Talpiot Tomb in Jerusalem, something he claims is the inevitable consequence of accepting the reality of the Rune Stone. Wolter isn’t much for distinguishing between facts and inferences. The logic works only if the Rune Stone is genuinely medieval and if the Rune Stone contains secret codes and if the secret codes were created by Templars and if those Templars continued in secret after the suppression of the Templars in the early 1300s and if the Templars had secret knowledge of the Holy Bloodline of Jesus and if the Holy Bloodline of Jesus actually existed and if that Bloodline remained unbroken for hundreds of years and if that Bloodline traced back to first century Jerusalem and if a secret cult honored the tomb of Jesus and if etc., etc., etc. Each link on the chain is debatable, and one link does not imply the reality of the whole chain.
The show’s host asks Wolter to comment on a “channeled” book about the secret life of Jesus’ grandmother, and I don’t think Wolter understood that the book was “channeled” from the spirit realm when he endorsed the idea that the “truth” is coming out about how horrible the Catholic Church is. In a bit of irony, he accuses the Church of hypocrisy for endorsing and supporting Nazi ideology, while he himself has excuses his own use of Nazi sources in his book Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers as “irrelevant” to the information Nazi archaeology provides--because the Nazis stole Catholic secrets! Get your story straight: Are the Catholics and Nazis in league or opposed?
After this, Wolter explains his involvement with Masonry, where he is now a 32° Scottish Rite Mason, and he says that he’s planning a final book in his fringe history series. “I’ve got it now,” he said about finding the “truth” behind history.
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