This week Scott Wolter, the erstwhile host of America Unearthed, gave a two-hour interview to the Leak Project in which he repeats many of his familiar claims and stories. We haven’t heard from him for a while, and there isn’t much new to report. It’s two hours, so don’t expect me to go through all of it in detail. I’ll only note a few highlights and you can listen to the whole thing if you’d like.
Wolter has massaged his life story into a new personal myth, complete with a prophetic destiny. Now his father’s death has been transformed into a call to adventure in the Joseph Campbell style, for his father was a Freemason, as were his ancestors before him, and Wolter learned this fact in a scene straight out of a Dan Brown novel, from the ring cut from his dead father’s hand after his drowning. It’s a story he’s told in pieces before, but now it has grown into a mythic encounter with destiny.
He reiterates his support for the fictitious journals of Henry Sinclair and other assorted fraudulent hoax documents, which he now asserts say in parts not yet made public that Benjamin Franklin personally directed the recovery of Templar treasure in America to fund the American Revolution. He claims that he pitched a show about these documents to the History Channel 30 months ago. He asserts that History stole the idea for The Curse of Oak Island as a lifeline to end the show on a satisfactory note. However, Wolter couldn’t come to an agreement with History about a new series, and he claims it is because History didn’t want Wolter to compete with the more valuable Oak Island franchise. “I don’t trust them. I’m not giving it to them. Period,” he said. It’s laughable, of course, since, in theory, if any of this were true, the facts don’t belong to anyone, and these kinds of fringe speculators blatantly steal from one another all the time. It’s only “sour grapes,” as Wolter put it, if the shows are fictitious and the stars have a financial stake in their fake stories. Indeed, Wolter specifically says that “it’s our content” and he’s sick of the production companies and the cable channels making money off of his work while he gets much less money to host shows while providing the ideas that draw viewers in for free.
At the end of the interview, Wolter walked back his comments and expressed thanks to cable networks for making him a star. He again promised that an “opportunity” is coming up for some new media project. But we’ve heard that refrain many times before.
By the time that Wolter and the host started debating whether Lucifer was a woman and therefore the planet Venus, I got tired of listening. Lucifer, as most scholars know, is a character who develops out of a combination of earlier materials, including the figure of the accuser in Jewish myth and willful Christian misreading of passages in the Hebrew Bible. There is no mysterious devil lady masquerading as Satan.
9/19/2020 01:09:34 am
There's an Oedipus Rex tinge to the story of Wolter's father's unfortunate passing, as well as a whiff of Isildur and Sauron in the ring part. Sounds to me like Scott, or El Scott as he's known in South America thinks he's The Chosen One.
9/19/2020 10:40:17 am
He sounds like the song from the movie Funny Girl". It goes, "I'm the greatest star. The greatest star, but no one knows it. That's why I was born to blow my horn."
9/19/2020 03:53:23 pm
Wolter is also continuing his assault on the Roman Catholic church.
9/22/2020 03:51:03 pm
I have no clue.Look, the King of France Phillip was in debt, and needed money. Who better to steal it from than the knights Templar.The Templars were said to worship a head of a woman, possibly St.Mary Magdalene. You can search for it, and they did find a reliquary that was in the shape of a woman's head, there are photos of it. Besides money ,with their time in the Holy Land, they could have come across the Mandeans, or some other group who were followers of St.John the Baptist. Also, the ones in France could also have been in contact with the Cathars, and possibly absorbed a few of their beliefs. The holy Spirit in the shape of a dove was also a Cathar symbol.
9/22/2020 10:25:07 pm
When it comes to sussing out history, facts are your friend. To whom do you suppose Philipe le Bel was indebted?
11/20/2020 10:47:27 am
They didn’t worship the head of a woman, they worshipped the skeleton of of John the Babtist. As for any pictures you found online depicting the knights Templar with a figurine of a woman’s head and supposedly period correct Templar money....... There are no known artifacts from that period of the knights Templar history, A 700 year old painting would certainly count as a period Templar artifact. The camera was invented some 500 years on from Templar times.
9/19/2020 05:10:18 pm
That thumbnail makes Scott Wolter look like some kind of ridiculous wannabe fireman,or wannabe Clint Eastwood movie from the 1980s. He is also certifiable, but not in ancient documents, in strange mental afflictions. No wonder History dumped him. He was too crazy, even for them, just saying.
9/19/2020 09:07:14 pm
It's not worth the effort to try to rebut all of Scott Wolter's delusions and absurdities. Even his efforts at self-promotion are going stale. As they say in Arizona, "That cowboy's all hat and no horse!"
9/19/2020 09:20:04 pm
Maybe Wolter has been out of sight because he is still consulting with the FBI in the investigation of the Colavito inspired hate crime vandalism of the Phoenician sacrificial altar/cider press? Deep undercover stuff...
9/20/2020 09:35:09 am
"... that Benjamin Franklin personally directed the recovery of Templar treasure in America to fund the American Revolution."
9/20/2020 08:08:28 pm
I noticed the lead on the above clip mentions the "Lost Letters of Albert Pike". I wouldn't be surprised that Wolter would swallow that fake book hook, line and sinker. It's a novel, pure and simple. I know this because I offered to help the research on it, inasmuch as I have Pike's original books from the Mother Lodge with his marginalia and inserted correspondence. The author took liberties with a chance association to weave a Dan Brown type historical thriller.
9/20/2020 11:35:09 pm
It was partly the discovery of the bodies that led the police to conclude that the Ripper was one person, so, no.
9/21/2020 04:42:23 pm
Cute how some find the weirdest things to pick at. Does he really think my last post was anything other than a whimsical aside? Besides never establishing the total kills by the Ripper "figure" they never truly pinned it down to a single killer.
Baby ruth Ginsburg
9/21/2020 08:16:36 pm
Joe kent doesnt do well in arguing serious issues. So he is stuck with stuff like this when arguing that vikings were nomads or claiming that only dark people can suffer from sickle cell anemia doesnt pan out for him. Ignore it.
9/21/2020 06:18:40 pm
You say whimsical, I say clumsical. Wasn't the ark *before* those funny stone things? I'm not criticizing your facts, I'm mocking your poor craft. Lighten up Francis.
9/21/2020 07:27:09 pm
Um, you do realize the Mosaic tablets (the 'funny stone things') preexisted the Ark of the Covenant, which was fashioned in large part to preserve them. And BTW there is no story, I was riffing to satirize historical fiction that twists logic and history both into knots.
9/20/2020 09:18:29 pm
Minute 30: Wolter has been dragging his feet on investigating whether the glue could be faked since Saturday November 2, 2019.
9/20/2020 10:29:55 pm
At the 2:04 mark, the Lewis & Clark expedition had to get horses from the Shoshone, because the Europeans/Americans did not yet have the horse technology that they later stole from the Indians.
9/22/2020 03:57:04 pm
Is that something else Wolters is peddaling? Seems to me it was the other way around. And besides there may have been wild horses here before the Spanish got here.
COLAVITO AND POPE FRANCIS
9/21/2020 09:45:48 am
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
9/21/2020 09:50:45 am
This is ridiculous. I receive ALL CAPS spam from this posted dozens of times per day, every day.
9/21/2020 12:21:10 pm
[Now stop with the damned spam.]
Funny, Funny, Funny
9/21/2020 04:04:14 pm
It's so funny how some posters of this blog call me untrustworthy since all my comments are founded on documented evidence. Poor Over Educated Grunt, the evidence for the historical importance of Freemasonry in its role in the origin of democracies is found in American Independence. More than enough evidence for that. Freemasonry was not a club related to the Elks or the Oddfellows, and believe it or not many academics have written about Freemasonry and its links to the origin of democracies.
9/21/2020 06:22:29 pm
It's funny, funny, funny that you can settle on a single consistent handle. I don't know who you are/were so I can't join you in your whine about being mistreated.
Funny, Funny, Funny
9/21/2020 11:23:36 pm
Lafayette is one example of the connection between the French and American Revolutions. So much material in existence to debunk Wolter's mistaken and simple minded distorted allegations about Freemasonry. To think of Freemasonry as some sort of a secret upholder of an underground bloodline of Royalty when it was committed to toppling royalty shows how ignorant Wolter is about the subject matter.
9/22/2020 04:02:42 pm
Don't get why it should matter if you were a catholic or not. I am, and I find it disgusting that the Church contiuned to abuse children and move short eyes ( from the song Kinko,Kinko the Kid loving Clown) around instead of calling the cops etc.
9/21/2020 09:46:11 am
Holy Sankara Stones Wolter, where did you pull those artifacts out of....?
9/22/2020 04:08:47 pm
FunnyFunny Funny, you're right on all counts.Think he's obessed with the Free Masons because maybe he couldn't get in?
Funny, Funny, Funny
9/23/2020 11:08:08 am
Eh, I read somewhere that Scott Woltter described himself as a born again Christian.
9/23/2020 10:14:54 pm
Hilda: It's hard to see how anyone is "changing history". Pre-Columbian wild horses present in the Post-Columbian era? Go on, pull the other three.
9/21/2020 05:02:51 pm
I haven't listened to the interview yet. But it boggles the mind that this twerp would claim subject matter that literally hundreds of other people have written prior books about as being ripped off from him. This includes the Kensington Rune and virtually every other subject he covered on his tv show. Meanwhile he continually "rips off" Carl Christian Rafn and a host of other nineteenth century fake history purveyors. Apparently no one else has a right to comment on these things.
9/28/2020 11:37:22 am
Kent, I guess what I meant was the Laginas with their finds on Oak island are adding to history, at least of that part of Canada, All the time, even here in the US, archeologists make new discoveries. Sometimes these discoveries can also back up old records or local tales.
9/29/2020 11:33:39 am
"... I guess what I meant was the Laginas with their finds on Oak island are adding to history,.."
9/28/2020 02:14:10 pm
The Last Refuge of the Knights Templar: The Ultimate Secret of the Pike Letters Paperback – April 7 2020
10/9/2020 04:02:48 pm
For what it's worth.
11/12/2020 10:13:36 am
More Albert Pike nonsense from Wolter. (Jimmy Church Nov 11 2020)
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