In a recent podcast interview, former television personality Scott Wolter made a bizarre assertion about prehistoric space aliens, a part of his ongoing conversion to full ancient astronaut theorist. Wolter discussed the documents he has asserted to be medieval records from the Knights Templar for the past several years, and in “new” Templar documents conveniently mirroring his own conversion to ancient alien enthusiast, he claims to have discovered evidence that space aliens intervened in human history.
The claim revolves around The Book of the Wars of the Lord, a lost ancient text mentioned once in the Bible, in Numbers 21:14-15, where the only single surviving sentence of the text is preserved. Some believe an unnamed book mentioned in Exodus 17:14 also refers to this text, and a medieval reference in the Book of Jasher (the much later text, not the lost ancient original) refers to it as the work of Moses and Joshua. Some scholars have argued that the Book of the Wars of the Lord is the same as the Book of Jasher mentioned a handful of times in the Hebrew Bible.
Wolter claims that he now possesses part of the Book of the Wars of the Lord, found inside the dubious modern documents he asserts to be copies of lost medieval originals:
There is a copy of the Book of the Wars of the Lord, and without going into the details of it, there is something very interesting that is mentioned in one of the passages. And it’s certainly biblical, and it says something to the effect of, “And then a silver beast descended from the cloud with wings like a bird that sent out lightning bolts that struck the water that caused the men to—the enemy to—get palsy, fall into the fall into the water dead. The horses were electrocuted, and so on and so forth.” […] I personally think that that—I can’t think of anything else—other than possibly an unidentified aerial craft.
The sources for this almost certainly modern text seem rather straightforward. The framework parallels the excerpt of the Book of Jasher given in Joshua 10:13: “And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” Presumably, the hoaxer follows the argument that Jasher and Wars are the same book. To that has been grafted Erich von Däniken’s claims about the Ark of the Covenant using electricity to kill people in Chariots of the Gods, with shades of von Däniken’s reworking of falsified passages about mass death from the Mahabharata in the same book. Whether the hoaxer borrowed directly from Chariots or one of the countless books that stole from it, such as Graham Hancock’s The Sign and the Seal, I couldn’t say.
The “silver beast” with wings seems a crude attempt to graft a UFO onto the text in the style of Ancient Aliens, which has made a specialty of late of calling myths about birds, flying serpents, dragons, etc. aerospace vehicles.
Wolter claims that the Vatican holds the complete text of the Book of the Wars of the Lord and is hiding it because of its extraterrestrial implications.
Wolter has yet to provide any proof of his claims for the antiquity of the texts he thinks to be authentic ancient and medieval texts.
12/18/2021 07:50:25 pm
At about the 1:03:00 mark Wolter claims the book uses the term "consort of the Lord" whom he claims to be the divine goddess as well as an equal to the Lord, and says this is one reason that the Vatican has disappeared this book.
12/18/2021 08:03:57 pm
Has the hoaxer a name? Or did I just miss it? Always a possibility.
12/19/2021 10:19:08 am
Woolker? Walker? Wulkker?
Kent Puptiz Pance
12/19/2021 01:09:37 pm
Duh! RuhMuir and N. U. Endo
12/18/2021 10:45:09 pm
1:26 "When I've testified in a court of law which I've done many times in my career, I'VE NEVER LOST."
12/20/2021 02:40:06 pm
Wolter has gotten his ass kicked in a debate with an undergraduate archaeology student on his own blog. It is easy to tell when he is in the ropes because he refuses to post comments or denounces the poster as a troll and then refuses to post their comments. Didnt he challenge Mr. Colavito to go to his blog and debate him. But then blocked him when things immediately started going badly for Wolter?
12/18/2021 11:10:31 pm
Actually the book was checked out of the Vatican library in year
12/19/2021 09:12:02 am
A name with the first initial D and the last initial M comes to mind. Imbecility feeds imbecility, just MHO…….
12/19/2021 10:24:52 am
And yet again I am reminded how ashamed I am to share the profession “geologist” with Wolter. But surprisingly (not) while most of us focus our time looking down at the ground, Scotty has transitioned to looking skyward (key dramatic music…).
12/19/2021 06:53:00 pm
"The horses were ELECTROCUTED"?!! So, a lost book of the Bible presumably hundreds if not thousands of years old references by its modern name a technology only a couple hundred years old? The Lord certainly does work in mysterious ways.
12/23/2021 10:14:01 pm
That was my first thought also, maybe he was paraphrasing but more likely he forgot when making crap up.
12/23/2021 02:16:14 pm
Wow, Wolter went so deep over the deep end. Anyone who thinks Ralph Ellis is a historian probably couldn't tell a circle from a square. Someone should let Wolter know the the big Lodge/Templar/Goddess fad ended years ago. Read Dan Jones' excellent book The Templars.
12/23/2021 03:41:46 pm
Wolter would get destroyed in a debate with a historian. Notice they never brought him on Curse of Oak Island for his expertise. They brought Treasure Force Commander for a few laughs, but not Wolter. The show has gotten away from most of that nonsense, though it was entertaining.
12/24/2021 10:40:10 am
Merry Christmas, Jason.
12/27/2021 10:36:37 am
To borrow from a theme from the movie Tropic Thunder, SW has finally gone Full Retard. The needle was already tapping the edge of the red line. But now it is pegged out.
12/27/2021 01:28:25 pm
I suppose Richard Nielsen could be said to have donned a white hat. After co-authoring "The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling New Evidence" with Wolter he flipped the script and debunked everything Wolter.
12/31/2021 08:04:33 pm
Figured there would be at least one, although Nielsen wasnt a career quack, was he?
12/28/2021 11:59:14 am
Wake up people! The Macedonian Vikings arrived in America circa 1200 BC. They found their way back to Europe via Greenland. Carthage in North Africa was moved to Scandinavia so they could make the trip to America more safely. The Religion of Thor is the Mississippi River, also known as the Tree of Life (pronounced Aydrasil). The God Mar was in Ecuador. Mt. Olympus was Macchu Picchu (Noah's Ark). The Midgaard Serpent grew from Mesoamerica for which Thor did battle. The Viking Giants were defeated in 791 AD at the Battle of Uppsala Sound trying to stave off christianity. The remaining American Vikings returned to Europe in 793 AD to seek revenge which started the Viking Age. The Midgaard Serpent grew from their absence and they battled on two fronts until the christian women defeated the Hannibal Vikings who were being victorious in Europe. "With an arrow to her throat."
12/30/2021 10:38:18 am
Secret marriage documents we conveniently will never see. Ex CIA/military monks...what is this, a bad tv movie? No one raids the Vatican archives. Careful Scott, your show might replace you with your pretty new friend.
1/9/2022 09:33:35 am
1/14/2022 11:21:59 am
Actually, Reiersgord published a book about this way back in 2001. Well-researched. So nothing to do with Covid boredom. https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Rune-Stone-Place-History/dp/1880654245
1/15/2022 10:40:46 am
Sorry for being a little unclear, the article was written by John D Bengtson, not as you surmised Reiersgord.
1/13/2022 05:38:12 am
Please indulge me ya all! I would like to raise the ante on this one. Thought process for both the pros and the cons;
1/15/2022 10:07:49 am
What the hell are you smoking?
10/29/2022 02:49:56 pm
1/19/2022 12:48:33 am
Wolter's brand spanking new, really really olde "Templar Journal " debunked in 3 hours flat.
1/19/2022 08:04:32 am
1/26/2022 10:27:08 am
5/6/2022 03:41:20 am
Jason, long time blogger. I'd like to know your opinion on the 'Voyage of the Thundergods' theory. Would you be willing to open a topic and review UFO's On the Level - Eirik Sinclair??
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