Scott Wolter Embraces Atlantis, Claims Newly Translated Papers Document "Templar" Construction of the Newport Tower
Later, Wolter said he believes in a “highly intelligent culture” known as Atlantis that existed 12,500 years ago and had a “worldwide, highly advanced culture” with a global reach and stood at the root of all world civilizations. His discussion is straight out of Graham Hancock, whom he idolizes and name-checks, but it is still jarring to hear Wolter endorsing Atlantis. He claims to support the views of Hancock, Randall Carlson, and Robert Schoch, all of whom have made extreme claims about a catastrophic end to the Ice Age remembered as Noah’s Flood. “It makes perfect sense to me,” Wolter said.
A long section of the interview recaps Wolter’s fantasies about the fictitious “Cremona Document” and other hoax texts and maps he has spent the past seven years imagining were medieval records. Wolter claims to have decoded secret information about hidden treasure “of the Poor Knights of Christ,” in his translation of one of the hoax texts, but he won’t share it until he secures a distribution deal for whatever media product he plans to push next now that America Unearthed has been canceled again. Wolter says he hopes for a new series that will do nothing but hunt Templar treasures in America.
He again claims that he is reviewing an English translation of a nineteenth century French translation of a “Theban” text, referring to the Renaissance cypher that he mistakenly believes is a prehistoric language. He also claims to have only just received the translation a few days prior to the interview, which I guess proves that neither he nor his colleagues know French.
Wolter claims that one of the documents, nominally dated to 1368, describes the Newport Tower as an observatory which had alignments encoded in it according to day and night observations of the sky. The text on the document allegedly says “Henri [i.e. Henry Sinclair] remains here to oversee construction.” As should be obvious to most readers, this text and accompanying map are almost certainly hoaxes—there is no medieval original, only hand-drawn fake French “copies”—and there is no evidence of Henry Sinclair being absent from Europe for years around 1368 that would support such a claim. Henry was 23 at the time and not yet the Earl of Orkney.
Wolter became angry imagining how skeptics like me would take the news that Henry was building the Newport Tower in 1368: “If you don’t like it, shut your mouth. I’ve dealt with you for twenty years and you have no results. […] I’m sorry I’m getting pissed off.” He added that the modern French “copies” of supposed medieval originals prove that Wolter’s fantasy of Henry Sinclair in America is “a done deal, baby.” He promised a new book to share further revelations from the documents, which are suspicious in how closely they track dubious claims about Henry Sinclair that were first proposed only after the 1960s. Wolter will likely have a little difficulty trying to match the claims on this map with Diana Muir’s hoax Henry Sinclair journals, which he also accepts as authentic, since those journals make Henry leave America in the summer of 1368 to return to Scotland. The timeline is rather tight, as though the texts were created by people who didn’t quite think things out all the way.
The dating, in case you care, is taken over from Frederic Pohl’s various works on Henry Sinclair, which were based on wild misinterpretations of nineteenth century literature. The various hoax texts need not be the work of one hoaxer so long as they were all working from Pohl’s texts.
Wolter stated that Native Americans and First Peoples are planning to endorse Wolter’s claims. He became angry doubters of his claims, saying “all those skeptics, all those deniers, and all those haters can try to attack this, but good luck attacking the indigenous people when they speak up and say this really happened.” I hate to say this, but oral history is not a reliable guide in this case. As I have pointed out in the past, some oral traditions preserve accurate information from the Contact period, but modern keepers of the oral tradition, influenced by cable TV, impose a false interpretation on it. For example, the Mi’kmaq preserve legends of white men wearing white robes with red crosses. These stories appear in the historical record prior to Scott Wolter and therefore can be judged authentic. Today, Wolter’s sources claim these were Knights Templar, but contemporary French accounts from the 1600s show that the stories almost certainly refer to the first French clerics who visited the Mi’kmaq and wore exactly those robes. The stories, therefore, need not be false; they need only be misunderstood. Here, the corrupting influence of decades of pseudohistory in books and on TV transformed contemporary understanding of traditional oral histories, whose new interpretations get read back as accurate reflections of the past.
1/22/2020 09:55:50 am
You are right about the Red Cross and White Robes being from the first French Clerics of the early 1600's.
1/22/2020 01:04:14 pm
2/9/2020 03:17:33 am
I would like to see the sources for that. It seems like a complete fantasy
1/22/2020 01:11:27 pm
Double Yikes !
2/10/2020 09:46:44 am
Hi James. Still begging for money to finance your expedition to your mountain side Templar treasure vault?
Scott Wolter is dead
1/22/2020 11:15:37 am
You lot are guilty for keeping him alive
1/26/2020 02:10:56 pm
That's for sure.
1/22/2020 11:36:25 am
Perhaps the host should have asked Scott why he took a post on his blog from June 2019 about alien artifacts and re-dated it November 2019 to knock his irresponsible allegations of arson pertaining to a masonic lodge fire from the top of the page.
1/22/2020 12:41:28 pm
The book on Cointel Pro papers does open with a comment in the first page about a smear campaign against French Americans and then conveniently decenters the subject in favor of political economy and never follows up on that point. One can only presume the French are INDIRECTLY Communist given the subject matter. Wolter being a Mason lacks transparency for a number of reasons, and his kind have been run out of the South with it's invulnerable Monopoly on the Civilized Tribes and all those Cherokee Grandmothers rooting for SEC teams. The struggle is Real.
Wolter being a Mason
1/22/2020 02:18:21 pm
Why do you suppose there is only one Masonry in existence?
Pope Francis Speaks Against Freemasonry
1/22/2020 02:26:35 pm
Pope Francis - the so called "priest haters" and "Satanists" were believers in freedom
1/22/2020 01:54:19 pm
Wolter is too damn stoopid to realize that every bit that Ruh feeds him is absolute trash. A couple hints in the last couple videos uploaded, Ruh gives Wolter a "puzzle" box that Ruh made with a secret compartment. Maps that Ruh hand off to Wolter have sophomoric invisible ink that is made visible by heat, lemon juice or uv. Wasn't in this one but the Lexington presentation that Wolter (and Ruh) say that Jackson sold the Cremona doc to Paul Marcinkus and that PM had spent time in prison and was found hanging in his AZ home. Wolter's allusion to Ruh's service to our country under the guise of Spartan Industries is sickening. Wolter is in his fantasy world and Ruh, Muir and Mann generate documentation for him. Wolter is sickening in a train wreck kind of way.
1/22/2020 08:58:53 pm
Let us not forget that on June 27 2019 Scott Wolter said ( regarding Gavin Menzies ) :
1/22/2020 09:05:23 pm
There was rice found in the mortar for the Great Wall, so it isn’t a purely racist comment. However it is a stupid one in that there would be no source for rice around Newport,
1/22/2020 04:11:59 pm
This hate blog cites a lot of blatant lies as being factual.
1/22/2020 04:46:15 pm
I am ashamed to be geologist....
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
1/22/2020 05:12:26 pm
That's just what Scott Wolter, Graham Hancock, Erich von Daniken and the rest of them are saying.
1/22/2020 06:14:49 pm
Shaddup about the New Testament already. No one cares.
No one cares
1/22/2020 10:06:11 pm
The New Testament is the foundation of this blog
LOL - that's funny
1/22/2020 10:11:32 pm
The very notion that sceptics should seriously embrace the religion of the Bible.
1/22/2020 04:58:43 pm
"[T]here is no evidence of Henry Sinclair being absent from Europe for years around 1368 that would support such a claim."
1/22/2020 06:11:26 pm
Wolter saying he is moving away from hard science would be like Milli Vanilli saying they are moving away from Rock and Roll.
1/22/2020 07:12:53 pm
1/22/2020 07:05:29 pm
Good, Millie Vanillie needs a new line of work, ever since their disastrous 1990 live stage appearance where they lip synced. Now everyone is doing it. Ha.
1/22/2020 07:13:03 pm
Kind of hard for Wolter to give up hard science when he hasn’t practiced it since college. The supernatural / intuitive approach to history makes a lot of sense from his standpoint. It means he can come up with anything he wants and not have to back it up with any evidence. The lack of any evidence also makes it harder to disprove.
1/22/2020 07:49:29 pm
I didn't know that football counted as a hard science. For more on the worldwide society of "indigenous" (code for "brown") peoples, see Wolters blog entry from December 2016:
1/22/2020 08:09:07 pm
He played football? That could explain some of behavior; maybe a few too many hits to the head?
1/22/2020 08:42:21 pm
Let's not be too quick to award him an honorary BS. UMinn Duluth also offers a BA program in geology.
1/22/2020 08:49:06 pm
I looked up the requirements for the BA in. Geological Sciences. It still requires classes in the hard sciences.
1/22/2020 09:34:13 pm
I haven't researched it in this particular case, but in some (many?) universities BA SCIENCE take easier "hard science" courses than those on the BS SCIENCE track.
1/22/2020 09:44:24 pm
You can see the required classes for BA vs BS on the school website. Like I said above the difference is primarily Physics and the level of math classes.
1/22/2020 10:08:02 pm
BA versus BS in Geology...I can't confirm for Scott Wolters school but where I went for a BS you had to take three semesters of calculus based physics...and more math (differential equations). BA had the two semester physics that Bio majors took (non calc based). the view we had was a BA was for folks who didn't intend to get an MS or PhD or even wanted to work for industry in the field. A BA was pretty much frowned upon...
1/23/2020 12:11:10 am
Not all Football conferences are equal. Truth is truth. Where I went to college, the only difference between a BA & a BS had nothing to do with the STEM sciences and oops! It was all LINGUISTICS! Language. A foreign language turned a BS into a BA. Football, Charlie Brown and sweet Psychiatrist Lucy folks. Just saying.
1/23/2020 08:15:50 am
What imaginary school did you go to?
1/23/2020 08:35:00 am
Not sure why there is so much debate about BA vs BS. We know what school he went to and they post the requirements online:
1/23/2020 05:01:33 pm
In that case we have all the information we need draw a reasonable conclusion.
1/22/2020 10:02:55 pm
I took the family to Newport the summer of 13, stayed in a really nice beach house on Easton Beach and my daughter liked to get breakfast (we would go running on the cliff walk in the morning) in a small cafe next to the Tower. Since I had seen AU episode on that and had known about the "myths" around it, I spent a hour or so walking around and going to the Newport Tower Museum run by a nice guy who thinks Elizabethian explorers built it...all fine and dandy but all the digs at the site have only shown colonial time frame artifacts...old Scott needs to just accept it wasn't built before the 1700s..
1/22/2020 11:15:57 pm
It was built before the 1700's.
3/17/2020 04:03:36 pm
I went there for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in summer 2018, it really was a lot of fun. Only saw the Tower briefly while we were getting brunch at Megs Aussie Milk Bar (was that the cafe you went to, as well), as an archaeology student I didn’t really have any interest in stopping.
8/28/2022 12:45:00 pm
Jason your right. It is hard to refer to native oral history, its been contaminated by modern man and their ways of telling it. But I don't think we can rule out an earlier group then 1368.Sinclair wasn't old enough then.
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