Scott Wolter in Radio Interview: Sphinx Dates to 10,000 BCE, "Pirate Culture" Valued Lead More Than Silver
Scott Wolter appeared on the Jimmy Church radio show Fade to Black for three rambling hours on Monday night to talk about how his fans are happy that he’s been proved right about Vikings in America due to the discovery of a new potentially Viking site in Newfoundland. “So many of these know-it-all academic types,” he said, “get it handed to them” when a site like that is found, challenging their dogmatic belief that the Vikings weren’t in America. Wolter believes that the Vikings likely visited Cape Cod and thinks the evidence will be found soon. Church, for example, concurs that the skeptics and academics don’t want to admit a Viking presence in America. I’m not sure who these skeptics are since, as I have documented, Viking incursions in America have been widely accepted as true since the 1830s.
Church complains that fringe author and geologist Robert Schoch isn’t accepted as a member of the academic elite because of his controversial beliefs that a lost civilization of white globe-trekkers were responsible for Easter Island and other ancient sites like the Sphinx. Wolter responds with some hypocrisy that he fails to understand. He first argues that anyone can be an expert in history, and that no special training is required to understand facts and evidence. “I know enough to be dangerous,” Wolter said. He then claims that historians and archaeologist have no right to question Schoch or him, geologists both, because they lack the special training and expertise to understand the subject. “You’re going to talk to me about geology?” he said. Wolter, who holds only a bachelor’s degree in earth science, justifies the contradiction by arguing that history is a matter of “reading some hieroglyphs” while geology is a science with specialized knowledge. As you can see, he has a very low opinion of social science, and lower still of the humanities. I am unclear why Wolter insists that his critics hold credentials that he does not himself possess in order to challenge his conclusions.
Wolter says that he believes that the Sphinx is older than the rest of Egypt and that the head of the Sphinx has been re-carved from that of a lion. Wolter feels that the Sphinx was carved in 10,000 BCE because it is a lion and therefore symbolizes the constellation of Leo, which “ruled” the year under Babylonian astrological rules in that time period, despite the zodiac not having been invented until 500 BCE, give or take. “That’s how you prove your case,” Wolter said after failing to demonstrate the existence of the Babylonian zodiac in Egypt in 10,000 BCE.
After this, Wolter goes on to give his usual nut-job conspiracy theory about how the Venus Families, the goddess-worshipping dualists of his fever dreams, performed a coup d’état in order to bring down the Catholic Church by infiltrating them from within via the Cistercians and Templars. Given that the Church controlled only part of a poor and backward peninsula (Western Europe), globally speaking, one does wonder at the point of it all. Shouldn’t they have been trying to bring down the Orthodox Church, then much larger and powerful, or Hinduism or Islam, if they were truly a world-bestriding goddess strike force?
After a break Wolter recaps the story of Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar, and he again falsely claims that the lead ballast discovered during filming is “silver.” Wolter blasts UNESCO for doubting his and Clifford’s claims, but he then backtracks and admits that he never saw the piece of metal in question. “It looks silver,” he said, basing his claims on a photograph, before adding that in “pirate culture” lead and silver were equally valuable, so it doesn’t matter. Wolter claims that silver was often used as ballast because it was so worthless, but I can’t find a single reference to that anywhere.
This leads to a discussion of the history of the Knights Templar and their suppression in 1307, and Wolter states that this occurred on the thirteenth of October because that is the number of Mary Magdalene and the Goddess. “It was no coincidence that it was the thirteenth.” Wolter adds that he gained his knowledge of the Templar suppression from “Masonic lodges,” because he believes that “Freemasons are the ideological descendants of the Knights Templar.” “Duh,” he adds. He says that “academics” don’t know “everything” about the Templars, but he fails to explain how he became privy to the truth about the Templars without being able to cite a single document of artifact to support his imaginary history of the Middle Ages. He presents, for example, the allegation that the Templars fled by ship from New Rochelle, but says he knows the story only from notes that a “friend” made on a French-language book he cannot read. He believes that the Templars understood ley lines and Earth magnetism to a scientific level that even modern scientists can’t comprehend. “Exactly how they did it, I don’t know,” Wolter said.
He did a segment on the Kensington Rune Stone and then admits that he is now a Freemason. “When I was doing America Unearthed, I wanted to remain neutral,” he said. But his encounters with Freemasons helped convince him that he was ready to follow his father into Masonry. Wolter added that as a Mason he is now privy to secret Masonic knowledge that he is not allowed to share with the public. “There are certain things I took an obligation not to talk about,” he said.
Wolter said that the Kensington Rune Stone reflects the rituals of the York Rite of Masonry, but instead of seeing this as a suggestion that the stone is a modern fake, perhaps directly referencing Masonry, he concludes that Masonry dates back at least to the 1300s! Q.E.D. Wolter also says that no one else understands Masonry to the “depth” he does in order to connect it to the Kensington Rune Stone. Anyway, this is the “number” code he talked about before, whereby the numbers used on the Rune Stone are allegedly connected to York Rite rituals.
Wolter discusses his belief that Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney colonized America, though he can’t cite a single document or piece of evidence to that effect. Wolter discusses Jesuit conspiracies and his belief that the Vatican has secret documents about colonizing America that will never be known. He says that much of his information about conspiracies comes from “mouth to ear,” which is to say, from other conspiracy theorists telling him things that he then believes without documentation.
Nearing the end of the show, Church asks Wolter if the Hooked X® appears in other cultures beyond Europe, and Wolter says no, but that all cultures worship “the same deity” and universally believe in “living in balance.” He claims that the Hooked X® can bring the world together under a universalist spirituality that transcends religion. Wolter concluded the show by saying that the History Channel loves him but has not committed to a new show, while another network has expressed interest in a new program to star him. He says that the odds are good that he’ll be on TV again with a new series soon. This is only to be expected; once on television, it becomes a virtual certainty that one will get another show thanks to the sunk cost fallacy. The show just moves further up the dial into the digital tier, as smaller channels try to grab part of the audience from the older shows on bigger channels.
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