Sunday, December 1, 2013

Why Scott Wolter Needs to Blog

The truth is, I have been too busy to manage a blog.

After thinking this over, I decided that it would be helpful for fans of the show America Unearthed to be able to interact with Scott Wolter (using my own name to help get Google hits) in a controlled environment. There are certainly enough other bloggers out there hoping to sway opinion about me, my work and the show. It's time Scott Wolter represented himself.

America Unearthed just began it's 2nd season with the Ark of the Covenant episode Saturday, November 30th.  Although I won't be writing about any upcoming shows for obvious reasons, I will respond to questions about those that have already aired.

I decided to create this blog to address appropriate questions, comments and concerns.  If you plan to try and post negativity such as personal attacks, insults, or slurs, don't bother.  It won't be posted and there are other avenues on the web for that crap.  I'm happy to engage anyone who disagrees with an idea or theory as long as they bring evidence or factual support to the discussion.  You are certainly welcome to not like the show or Scott Wolter, that is certainly your right.  Just do us all a favor and tell someone else who might want to hear your opinion.

If you've found an interesting artifact or site, this is NOT the place to let me know details of that. Best bet is to contact me via america.unearthed@gmail.com.

I take a lot of photos. I'll be posting them here. Under each blog post and photo, you will see a copyright line. Please respect the content and adhere to the rules of copyrights.

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105 comments:

  1. I really enjoy the show but what I really respect is you go where the facts take you. To many people try to make the facts fit there vision but you are true to the science and the facts. Keep it up. Love it.

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  2. Thanks for your kind comment Roy. I'm really glad you're enjoying the show.

    Please stay in touch,

    Scott

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    1. What we are waiting to see are the facts, not continuous speculation that has long since been discredited by so many far more educated and experienced scientist, not to mention common sense and logic. Schoolboy investigations on the web can immediately discredit your program claims. That's you problem, the more you go into incredible speculation, beyond logic and established science, the more you invite critical responses. maybe that's your objective, but you will be a short term curiosity, and not retain long term credibility. Make hay while the sun shines, it won't last long without basic credibility.

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    2. So sick all comments to your site have to be approved before publication on the web site. That is a sign of complete paranoia with the objection of showing totally biased approval from all contributors. That is real manipulation, and so sick. The repercussions of that attitude can only further degrade Scott Wolter's reputation as not being a true scientist. True scientists welcome criticism, that how science moves forward. Rethink you attitude if you want credible critical acclaim, otherwise you are doomed forever to be labelled with the 'crazies' and not objective academics, who you originally professed to be. Maybe if you have earned enough money from probably making yourself an international fool then you don't care about your reputation, in which case I feel doubly sorry for you.

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    3. Colin,

      Your negative opinions have been posted as have all comments I've received on this blog. However, I do reserve the right to post whatever commentary I deem appropriate. I am happy to address serious questions or comments presented in a way that is respectful to both me and the people who read this blog. I don't consider your two posts to meet that requirement.

      If you have a legitimate question I’m happy to try and answer it. If not, and you are truly offended by the show then you are welcome to watch something else.

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    4. Colin,
      I am not an expert in regards to anything presented on Scott's program. I am just simply intrigued by alternate possibilities to "officially" recorded history. But, if you want to want to be taken seriously when you dispute information provided by an expert in their field, I suggest you proof read before you post. Please use proper sentence structure and grammar. You are sometimes hard to follow. Otherwise, you sound uneducated and I instantly could care less about your opinion. Why even bother posting? I am not a Scott Wolter fan-boy, just stating the obvious.

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    5. Just as an FYI; the correct phrase is, "couldn't care less". I just want you to be able to sound more educated.

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    6. Anonymous,

      Either works and it's clear you understood his point.

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  3. Scott,

    I found last years "Great Copper Heist" to be very interesting, the idea that the Minoan culture was mining the Great Lakes was quite a hypothesis. My background like yours is in hard science (physics) but I was left with a few questions which the show didn't perhaps have time to address. One was navigation..I think basic tools of navigation for open water were not really developed (astrolabs) until the early middle ages. And no one could tell longitude until the 18th century with any accuracy. So could a Minoian or say Punic culture be able to navigate to the Saint Lawrence Channel? And given that there was no canal linking the Great Lakes until modern times, the logistics to move millions of tons of copper to some port on the East Coast and then across the Atlantic (the North Atlantic is a very brutal place) seems beyond any capability of a bronze age culture. Last point...would we not find more evidence (detritis and so on) from the miners?

    It just seems to me the logistics are so enormous and the lack of evidence would point to another solution...

    I do enjoy your program...

    Mike

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    1. Mike,

      I think it is unwise to assume ancient navigators did not have the tools to navigate the open oceans. In fact, that ancient mining took place at all is evidence that someone spent hundreds if not thousands of years in the Great Lakes region. Since archaeologists insist Native cultures didn't mine all the copper that is now gone then somebody must have came from another continent thereby proving they had the navigational skills.

      Here is an excellent avenue of investigation for academics because they now know the answer to the question of ancient navigation does exist, they simply haven't found it yet.

      Remember, a lack of evidence proves nothing. So how can it point to anything?

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    2. In Melbourne, Florida they have a very old body that is non-Indian and was found during excavation. I believe it was said to predate Christopher Columbus. Also - For Burrows Cave - you're at the decoy spot.

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    3. Russell Burrows used to tell me the same thing. Are you implying you know where the real cave is?

      If so, tell us!

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  4. Are you aware that you are misusing the word Acheoastronomy? Are you going to stop using it incorrectly?

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/archeoastronomy

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    1. If you are referring to the Georgia Guide Stones you are technically correct. However, we deemed it appropriate given our audience is becoming aware of this term and its use by ancient, and not so ancient cultures.

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  5. I enjoy your show. My question is what do we do with this information now that you are proving that others were here before Columbus? What are the next steps to fix our history?

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    1. There are a number of things that can be done. First, the public can write letters to their state representatives demanding that certain artifacts we know are genuine and pre-Columbian, be scientifically re-examined. The three most important are the Kensington Rune Stone, the Bat Creek Stone, and the Tucson Lead Artifacts. Skeptical opinions with no factual support have relegated these vitally important artifacts to the dustbin of history and that has to change.

      The political and religious interests of the past behind the cover-up are no longer relevant and the time has come to bring the truth forward. It's up to the public to speak up with letters to local politicians, newspapers, blog sites, and institutions like the Smithsonian to open up the archives and tell us the truth.

      One current example is the Bat Creek Stone which will soon be on display at the state-of-the-art Museum of the Cherokee Indian on the reservation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee in Cherokee, North Carolina. As the stone is currently being transferred, my understanding is the Smithsonian is considering issuing an official statement they believe the stone is a hoax. Why do they need to issue any statement at all? Especially considering the voluminous factual evidence to the contrary? It's inappropriate and they should return the stone and artifacts found with it to the Cherokee and say nothing.

      The bottom line is if the people of this country don't speak up, then the cover-up will continue.

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  6. Scott, let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of the show and look forward to every episode. I appreciate how you back up your findings with science and logic, it's truly stunning how this great nation has covered up so much of its history and how so much of the public will never question the History books we learned from throughout school. As a patriot I'm gonna contact my Representative and will also place a call to the Smithsonian to ask about their cover up tendencies. Once again, keep up the awesome work.

    Semper Fi, Stan Wildes

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  7. Sleeping bag ck, tent ck and granola bars ck. Ok Scott, I am ready so call me anytime and lets keep the investigations going....you modern day Thor Heyerdahl.

    I am a big fan Scott and have just a couple of questions.
    How do i support your show?
    Do you have any suggested reading?
    What to you think about The Mormon's story concerning how the Americas was founded?

    Thanks
    Tiger






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  8. Tiger,

    You can support America Unearthed by continuing to watch it and I'm sure the advertisers would say to buy their products. As far reading material, it depends on your topics of interest. In the references section at the end of my books is a pretty comprehensive list of reading material. That would be one place to start although admittedly self-serving.

    The Mormon stories of the history of the ancient Americas is interesting. I haven't delved very deep into it, but it may be the subject of a future episode; we'll see?

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  9. I just watched, with infinite incredulity, an episode about Stonehenge. Connecting a line from the northeast U.S. to Stonehenge to Lebanon? Priceless. They pay for you and a t.v. crew to fly around the world. Amazing! On Google Earth, I picked three random spots (Chaco Canyon, the Rock of Gibraltar, and the Pyramids). Guess what? They matched up! Did the ancient Egyptians sail around the world and start a civilization in the area of the four corners of the southwest U.S. using limestone from Stonehenge to build the the Puebloan civilization. And the Solstice points: People from all over the world used astronomy. On the Sostice, you can find any two solstice markers in the world and draw a line from point A to B. I'm trying to refrain using ad hominem attacks such as idiot or intellectually non-existent, so I will;) Also, where are the authentic posts and not your own false posts where you pretend to be admiring fans of yours. "History channel should be ashamed."

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  10. Now that you've had the opportunity to express these condescending and negative comments, I have some advice. If you find our show so offensive, why don't you simply watch something else?

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  11. Interesting show Scott. I think there is definitely something to the Viking link to America.

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  12. Love your show, Scott! I'm LDS (Mormon) so naturally I've been very interested in the shows you've done that show the elaborate and sophisticated civilizations that once called this country of ours home well before Columbus was here. It's especially interesting for us LDS folk to start to see ties between certain American Indian tribes and the Middle East with Hebrew writings/artifacts, and Cherokee DNA.

    I'd love to see you do a show about The Book of Mormon and the evidences you find in N. America that support it. Back when Joseph Smith translated the book, most people thought it was complete blaspheme because who would of written (we believe translated) this entire book about a people that traveled from Israel to the Americas around 600 B.C. when they were all taught that oceanic travel didn't begin until Columbus... quite a bold claim for Joseph to make at the time and to now see these types of evidences actually supporting it... makes it very interesting for us.

    Here's some good info that gives you and your show a plug: http://www.firmlds.org/feature.php?id=23

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. I am hopeful we'll get another season. If so, I would like to do something on the Michigan Tablets and the book of Mormon.

      We'll see...

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    2. I assume you are trying to build evidence for Mormonism, as many of your shows include the fallacies of the church. Archaeologists, anthropologists, linguists, philologists, DNA experts and geologist, have already, proven the church and its Book of Mormon to be a fraud.

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    3. I'm not an advocate for any religion or political agenda. I just try to get the truth about whatever it is I'm looking into.

      If you knew me better you'd understand how silly what you just posted was.

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      Anonymous the research has been done. The dvd "DNA vs. The Book of Mormon" This video presents the evidence from DNA researchers. Including Mormon scientists who are wrestling with the DNA dilemma that now faces Mormonism. In the end God is faithful to once again make the truth plain to those who are willing to take an honest look

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    5. Anonymous, the research has been done. DNA vs. The Book of Mormon (DVD). This video presents the evidence from DNA researchers. Including Mormon scientists who are wrestling with the DNA dilemma that now faces Mormonism. In the end God is faithful to once again make the truth plain to those who are willing to take an honest look

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    6. Scott,
      I love the show and all the work you do. However, I would highly recommend doing extensive research into where the Book of Mormon originated from before doing an episode on it. Especially its connection to the book View of the Hebrews, etc. Also the problems contained in it about bees, horses, etc. Thanks and keep up the good work!!

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  13. Scott,
    Love the show. I can't always make the leaps but I appreciate that the show keeps me thinking. Do you know anything about the sailing stones in Death Valley?

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  14. Michelle,

    I certainly don't expect everyone to agree with all the ideas we discuss, but if the show implores you to think then we've accomplished our primary goal.

    I have heard of the sailing stones in Death Valley and how the mud liquefies to the point that even a modest wind will cause the rocks to slide long distances. It's one of those amazing geological phenomena, like the rock wall in Texas, where nature decides to throw us humans a curve ball.

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    1. Ice...not mud.

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    2. It was first thought to be mud and wind only until last year's discovery of the ice dam pushing the stones on those extremely rare times when everything came together perfectly to create the phenomenon.

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  15. My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoy the show and the ideas you bring forth. Every episode forces us to think more about what we are told is truth and what might actually be truth. We are curious what you think about the Oak Island curse.
    Can't wait for more episodes!

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    1. Heather,

      Sorry for the delay; glad you're enjoying the show and as far as Oak Island goes... I think whatever was there was moved centuries ago.

      I'd love to be proven wrong though!

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  16. Scott,

    I enjoy your show on the grounds of entertainment value. However the conclusions and pseudo science junk your pushing is laughable. It's not clear to me if you're pushing an LDS agenda and making up disproven history to support your belief or if your making up your own version of history for fun. Jason Colavito has published numerous fact based criticisms of your episodes and I would to see if you could response to his latest write up found here: http://www.jasoncolavito.com/1/post/2014/02/review-of-america-unearthed-s02e10-lost-relics-of-the-bible.html

    Once again, I do enjoy your show however lets be honest and acknowledge that the evidence presented is nothing more than alternate history BS supported by agenda driven disproven conclusions and facts. I look forward to your response.

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    1. With all due respect to whoever you are, I’m sure upon reflection you will also find this post to be a little embarrassing. The negative blog you refer to is not a serious discussion of the subject matter we present on the show. It is a "debunker" blog site designed for the individual to try to make a living by attacking others.

      If Jason has questions about our research or the show, he is welcome to participate on this blog as are you. My only request is please leave out the silly negative comments and be a little more mature with your posts.

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  17. Hello Scott,

    I eagerly await each episode of your show and I'll be purchasing your first book on the Hooked X (as soon as it is available on Kindle again). I live in NC and am part Cherokee, so of course any info you offer on the Bat Creek Stone fascinates me. But... pretty much all the discoveries, facts and theories keep me lying awake at night thinking... what if? Why not?

    I hope to visit many of the sites, nearest me, covered by Unearthed... but I am disabled by rheumatoid arthritis and can no longer drive and explore like I once could. That said, I probably appreciate America Unearthed to a higher degree than most as it is the only way I can see/visit these places in great detail.

    Often I find myself wishing that each episode was 2 or 3 hours longer so that you'd have time to show me everything. Like the LiDAR operator/pilot said before you mapped Cahokia about the old tech showing the dog and the new - the flea on the dog... I want to see the flea. Alas, I know that the viewing public would fall asleep and the show would be cancelled... but I can dream huh? Here's hoping for a 2 hour behind the scenes special like they do for Gold Rush.

    At any rate I appreciate what you do, because I can't get out and research this stuff myself anymore - but also because there are those of us who know that the academic US history standard of the last century is inaccurate and incomplete. There are those of us that have oral traditions and histories passed down... histories that have no agendas other than to record what happened.

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  18. Part 2 of my comment - Too many words to post together

    To those that say America Unearthed is BS... I offer what you do not: proof. In every little corner of this country there discrepancies or contradictions to the history books. Seek out Native American historians, museums and books. Read and study... everywhere you look you will find alternative information to what is "officially" offered.

    I will give one clear example of this of my own. I live on the edge of the ancient Cherokee hunting grounds in what is now Polk County, NC. To the west the hills and peaks of the Appalachians mark the boundaries where the "Indians" were to stay according to peace agreements. To the east as the ground flattens was to be the domain of the white settlers. Of course there is no debate that the lines blurred and blood was shed and there's no denying that 'good guys' and 'bad guys' could be found on each side. The problem is that the 'winner' gets to write the history.

    We were taught in our local school that a heroic Captain Thomas Howard led a party during the Revolutionary War to an encampment of a band of Cherokees. With the help of the 'friendly' Indian scout Skyuka Howard was able to defeat the savages and exact revenge on them for brutally killing a white family in the foothills. There is a monument to Howard and his men for this act that still stands to this day across from our local courthouse in Columbus, NC.

    In addition to what was told to us as school children, I also took a local college history course where the instructor described the battle in much the same way. The only difference was that he gave graphic details of what the savages did to the whites. I began raising my hand asking questions: what lead up to the Cherokees raiding and pillaging? I was told, reluctantly it seemed, that many incidents precluded the final battle, including young Cherokee hunters being shot and killed as they gathered food. I was then reminded that they were savages... again.


    Here is a link to how this historical account is officially presented:

    http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/revolution_round_mountain.html

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    Now, to my point. I grew up within walking distance of this battleground. Skyuka creek runs through my family's property where the scout (it was named for) was hanged. Playing as a child I found arrowheads and Cherokee tools and wondered about the people who wielded them. I am more than related to both the Cherokee and the European settlers... I am from them... we are still here. We have lived here since before this land was called America. I have heard from the mouths of my elders this story, this record and it most definitely DID NOT happen as we are taught.

    The Cherokee were pushed and cornered out of some of their most fertile grounds. When their hunters got too close to white settlements, they were shot as an example. Did every white person shoot a native? Of course not... but neither did every native take part in a raid to kill a white family. The result, however, was that Captain Thomas Howard led a revenge party to the band of Cherokee deemed responsible. And contrary to what the 'official' story tells... there was no battle.

    Howard's young guide Skyuka led the party around the backside of the native encampment. In the middle of the night as the Cherokees slept... every last man, woman and child was slaughtered. The Captain and his men were heroes and 'peace' was established. They were deemed the good guys and the natives who were tied to the British, of course were the bad guys. The result in the history books looks like another Revolutionary War victory for the Americans. But trust me... there were no British there that night nor was there a battle.

    Now, I cannot force anyone to take this oral history as fact. But when discrediting the oral history of natives because it is just that... oral - remember that ALL history begins as an oral or created account by somebody.

    I give this detailed example, not to incite any sort of racism - as I mentioned I am as much white as I am Cherokee and I am proud of the heritage of each. No my point here is that there is definite proof all around us that we HAVE TO KEEP LEARNING! To all the academics who feel threatened by new discoveries I ask why? There is more strength and character in adapting than there is in deceiving. How did our society arrive at this point where it is more professionally acceptable to be static than to change our views as new/better information is discovered?


    Alright Mr. Wolter... I hope my post helps sway at least one person to be open minded, not to accept any specific historical detail, but to allow him/herself to process what you offer without dismissing it beforehand. And thanks again for providing me with a new gateway to the world I live in.

    PS - Anyone who thinks this post was written by Scott Wolter to deceive you - My name is Phillip, not Anonymous, and you are welcome to send me a message so I can quell your delusions by showing you I'm a real person.

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  20. Man in Black,

    You have brought up a point that is very important. Many Native elders have oral stories that tell about ancient visitors coming to this land, for thousands of years in some cases. Of course, the dehumanizing and genocide that took place created a huge void in the opportunity to learn this important historical information over the last 200 years.

    However, I believe it is not too late to learn from various Native tribes who still retain much information. I have heard some of these stories myself, and it is gold. I honestly believe we are at a point in history where we all need to take a step back, acknowledge the mistakes of the past and try to move forward working together. It's time to wipe the slate clean and start over. The research needs to follow the facts and see where it leads us. I'm confident it will lead to the truth.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I'm glad you're enjoying the show.

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  21. Hi Scott, I wanted to say I love your show. Like some of the people that watch, I don't agree with everything you say but the fact that you're asking questions and trying to find the truth is great. We will never know the complete history of our country but to assume we got it all figured out is just ignorant. Thanks again for making me think and appreciate my country in a different way.

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  22. Josh,

    You're comment is interesting about appreciating your country in a different way. I never thought about it that way before, but you are right.

    Nice.

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  23. Mr. Wolter,

    I'm watching America Unearthed right now, just wanted to say keep up the good work. I'm transferring from Navarro College to UT of Arlington in the fall. I have decided to major in geology. I'm having trouble deciding which of their plans is best for the future direction of geology. They offer a Environmental option, Professional option and a Engineering option. Do you have any suggestions?

    Keep being you,
    Travis

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    1. Travis,

      I'm a professional geologist so I'm bias toward that, but you need to follow your own heart. My only suggestion is to do what you enjoy the most. I'm sure you'll make a living in any of these fields, so you might as well pick the one that gives you the most joy.

      Good luck!

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  24. Scott,
    I enjoy the show and appreciate any time people ask the tough questions to the history and facts we have been taught.

    I am dying to know what artifacts you would like to examine at the Smithsonian now that you have the invitation?

    Chris

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    1. Chris,

      Unfortunately, if they are hiding things it creates two problems. First, I don't know what to ask for. Second, even if I did know what they were hiding, they'd never let me see it.

      However, if I do come up with something I want to see, I can promise you I'll be asking!

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  25. Brandon from WisconsinFebruary 9, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    if America can get a petition to the front of our government to deport Justin Beiber, Why is it so hard to get a petition to examine "points of interest" that are showing up, instead of writing our state requesting examination. Even though this information is out there via TV and the internet, it is still yet so low key.
    Scott, do you think the "government" is actually pushing down with a heel unknowingly to us?

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  26. Brandon,

    Well, the government has to have an interest first, and apparently they don't. Right now, I'd love to see a petition started to get the Noman's Land Island Rune Stone out of the water to a secure location where it can be preserved and studied.

    The Massachusetts State Archaeologist, Brona Simon, has for years killed all efforts to rescue the stone without any reasonable rationale to explain her behavior. Meanwhile the likely Viking era inscription slowly sinks into the sea.

    She is a government employee…

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  27. The history we are taught in school has little to do with truth and everything to do with who is best at selling their books to the schools. I never did well in school because school is more about stockpiling trivia and not enough about learning how to think. I don't have enough room in my head for useless arrogant opinions. That's what the internet is for. To that point, I have never seen one of those books that doesn't create more questions than answers. The problem they all have is they present to much opinion and too little evidence.

    What I like about your show is you take us where it was found and show us what you found. Then you give a little background on the science, as we know it now. And a little background on the significance of your find with regard to the history, as we know it. Instead of telling us history based on unstated evidence, our so called educators, should be showing us what we know and open up dialog. I like what I take away from your show and I hope your critics don't wear you out too much.

    I once read a book for magicians. The first thing they said was to never describe your trick before you do it. I suddenly realized this is why I was having so much trouble in school. They always back into their lessons. They seem to bask in the glow when someone has an ah-ha moment as they figure out the joke. I was never that person so the school system failed me... I like that you state up front what you are trying to say. I don't always agree with your conclusions but you always provoke thought! In retrospect I realize that educators don't do this because they can't stand the scrutiny. If school were less about memorizing trivia and more about learning to think critically then challenges to their material wouldn't matter to them. Instead they build a mask over the truth to hide what they don't know so they can appear authorities. If they would just do the research and revise their material they would remain authoritative. The fact that they put so much energy into maintaining the mask only proves their own ignorance. As I read your critic's comments I realize they are all about the mask and you are all about boiling things down to the truth. The truth is what is behind the mask so you will always be a threat to them.

    That said, regarding Free Masons in Washington DC, I must admit that whatever point you were trying to make connecting three points into a triangle didn't come across in the presentation. While our history may be much richer because of the things they did their apparent secrecy precludes them from ever taking credit. The symbolisms that are read into their works do little for me to tell their story. It appears more speculation than fact. My only take away from that was that they had a measuring system (366) that dates back to antiquity. I would like to know more about that. Maybe it would serve better to focus more on their craft and culture and less on their symbolisms.

    It is painful to watch your critics. I hope they take a lesson from you. I think it's well past time for them to quit riding on their laurels and started rewriting their own books... -Mack

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  28. Mack,

    First, don't worry about me and the critics; all they do is inspire me. The sad reality as has been repeatedly demonstrated on my blog over the last two weeks, is many of the current scholars are so entrenched in their thinking they simply will never change. Some of the resistance is driven by fear, some by laziness, there's a host of issues holding them back.

    That is why I waste little time with them. Their minds are closed, so I prefer to spend time interacting with young people. Their minds are open and they are the future. From what I've seen, the future looks bright.

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  29. Scott,

    I love your show. It's absolutely fascinating in so many ways. Thank you for your open mind and constant effort to get the truth. I watched the lost tribes episode and thought to myself how much this plays into the Book of Mormon. As well as the Georgia Mayans. I would love to talk to you more about what you think, even if they don't do an episode. Most of all I want to let you know that you're a great inspiration to me. Thanks

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    1. Jon,

      I'm thrilled the show has inspired you to investigate these topics further. I honestly believe people are encouraged not to dig deeper and ask questions for fear of upsetting the status quo of history.

      I think most people out there realize we don't know the whole story. It's foolhardy if the skeptics think they can stop me or anyone else from finding the truths about our history.

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  30. Mr. Wolter,
    Concerning the Newport Tower, have you ever seen this?http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~226099~5505934:-Composite-of--Adams--Synchronologi
    Look at the top row approximately 3/4 from left to right in the 10th century AD section.

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    1. David,

      I have never seen this fascinating hitorical chronology before. I personally think the Newport Tower was built somewhere between the 12th and 15th centuries, but I suppose its possible it could have been constructed in the 11th century?

      Thanks for passing this along.

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  31. Hey Scott,
    Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your show, and I am amazed at the questions you ask. I have a BS in Nursing and have always loved science. Your show is what I've been taught about the scientific process. We ask questions, but don't always come up with a full, complete answer. Facts and clues come to us over time; months, years, decades. And sad to say sometimes never! But this never keeps us from pondering the question.- Had a story I thought you would find interesting; I've lived in Marietta, GA for the last 20 years and a few months ago I was driving my young niece in the car on hwy 75 south, got off at Delk road exit went on the over pass and was shocked to see about 6 men in camo military clothing holding guns, looked like rifles or high powered guns across their chests and holding up signs saying "New World Order". Obviously they were not true military. I felt uncomfortable when I drove by them and called the local police when I got home. The police asked if they had pointed a gun at my car, I said no, and then they said that they had a permit to be there and that they are a group that gets permits to be out on the streets like this and that it happens occasionally! Wow, just thought they must know some pretty important people in our local Georgia government to get away with that. Kind of scary. Keep up the good work, Sue

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  32. Sue,

    You are quite right that sometimes the final answer to an investigation is you simply don't know. I wish the many scholars who clearly had and still have no clue what the Kensington Stone, Bat Creek Stone, Newport Tower, etc., are would simply be honest and say so.

    Sounds like you witnessed a scary event? I'm sure there is a lot going on with New World Order-like groups, but it's very hard to penetrate them to learn the truth. If given an opportunity I'll certainly try!

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  33. Mr Wolter;
    I have watched your show for the last two seasons and have enjoyed it very much. I sometimes wonder if everyone has gotten history wrong as well. Why do we as a people feel the need to tie everything in a nice bow and present it as truth. The easiest answer is to be honest and say we do not know our world's history...but sadly that is not the case. Please keep your great shows coming. Take care. Mike

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  34. Hi Mike,

    You have to remember that people and governments have agenda's. When truth get in the way of those agenda's; you get a different story.

    It's been like this forever.

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    1. So do people with tv shows...

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    2. Right you're; in my case it's trying to do a good scientific investigation and provide entertainment.

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  35. I'm a newcomer to your shows, and I have genuinely enjoyed them. I appreciate someone who is willing to face a storm of criticism just to ask questions, all the while knowing that definitive answers may never be forthcoming. There are so many things in this country that cannot be accounted for through the accepted historical accounts, but woe to the person that dares to think outside those boundaries! What a sad commentary on those people/agencies that wouldn't allow sites/objects to be investigated in a manner that could bring credit to all.

    Rarely are you able to make any conclusive arguments about your investigations, but I appreciate your asking the questions and hoping that there will be others behind you that might be able to pick up the challenge and further investigate the evidence. By closing our minds, we are no better than those who lived at the time of Galileo who fervently believed that the world was flat.

    Don't stop asking questions and challenging the accepted norm!

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    1. Jan,

      I appreciate your kind words of support and we will continue to probe to get answers. I am very proud that in cases like the Bat Creek Stone, Kensington Rune Stone, and the Tucson Lead Artifacts we have been able to draw definitive conclusions these artifacts are genuine and history changing. In other cases, we have concluded things were hoaxes or simply natural and not man-made. In the cases where we could not assemble enough factual evidence to draw a conclusion, we have tried to be forthright and say so. I don't enjoy not getting an answer, but it obviously happens frequently.

      As we say in our business, "It is what it is."

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  36. Just watched the show about Polynesia connection to Mexico and California. It's all very interesting and looks probable. I wonder why you didn't film going to the park rangers and their answer to why you can't even see the arrow head. Also why you didn't film the refusal to see the skull. I just feel like it would be more believable rather than you just accepting that you can't see thinks just because someone says they were told you can't. It's leaves the question did you even try or you would be told that it was proven they weren't what you've suggested. I enjoy your show and I do believe you honestly attempt to answer questions

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    1. Debra,

      I didn't find out about the Park Ranger situation until that very moment the guys told me what happened. Since the show has aired the Park Service has issued a nothing statement and won't give any interviews.

      Why is it they didn't care about the point until they knew were going to interview the hikers about it? If it's nothing, why do they care?

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  37. Question about two programs. One is about the Mustang mountain show. Are they doing a dig? I would think that if the possibility of what is suggested is very history changing and would make people want to look. If so are you going to do a follow up

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    1. Debra,

      A decision hasn't been made by the State yet about doing a dig at the cave. My concern is a dig by artifact hunters has already taken place and there is little or nothing datable left. Regardless, I think they should still do it just to be sure.

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  38. I was wondering if you could do a show the Olmecs

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  39. Anthony,

    I am hoping to do an episode on the Olmec's; it would be great.

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  40. Hi Scott
    When I was 16, my family and I ended up in Salem New Hampshire, mom decided we needed a road trip. We ended up in at America's Stonehenge...spent the day is fascination, that was 38 years ago. When I caught your show on America's Stonehenge last year...I have watched it twice since. I was fascinated by how the site looked and of course by the new data presented on the show. Keep up the great work Scott. Thank you, Mike

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  41. Mike,

    That ancient cultures were at that site is obvious. Exactly who they were is the mystery that inspires wonder in not just in young boy, but in everyone. I wish more academics had that sense of wonder along with the desire to figure out who they were. It's sad.

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  42. I enjoy the show Scott;you pose some interesting theories. Some criticize because you have opinions outside your primary area of expertise, but I understand no one is an expert on every topic and informed people can make reasonable inferences of facts. I am an attorney and look critically at evidence and try to think how someone would or would not be able to prove things. Sometimes circumstantial evidence is best. I don't believe that only Erickson and Columbus managed to cross the Atlantic in the history of mankind prior to 1493. I think that many forget that Europe was coming out of dark ages and plague and sailing may have regressed for quite a few centuries. Thanks for making me think. Ray

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  43. Ray,

    I also get criticized for opinions and conclusions within my area of expertise. Opponents can criticize me all they want. I'll just wait till their done and then ask them to put forth facts. Funny, they never seem to get around to that part?

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  44. What do you think of theories regarding the possible location of "Zerahemla" (across the river, to the west of Nauvoo Illinois?) Have there been any archaeological excavations in the area? Are there nearby effigy mounds or other evidences (ruins, etc)?

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    1. Marian,

      I haven't done any work or read anything about that site. I suspect it is related to Joseph Smith's early days near there?

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  45. Scott, I thought you might find this interesting, since you have done a show on this. Maybe there are additional leads for you to follow up on now!
    https://sites.google.com/site/ancientegyptiansinamerica/ancient-egyptians-grand-canyon

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  46. I have absolutely loved every episode of your show! There is a fascinating YouTube video called "DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography" if you ever decide to do a show based on these ancient records that were found in New York in the Hill Cumorah. I know Rod Meldrum has DVDs as well. Here is the summary:

    An excellent documentary by Rod Meldrum for new scientific support for the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon studying the correlation and verification through DNA, prophetic, scriptural, historical, climatological, archaeological, social, and cultural evidence.

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  47. Love your show!

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe that the Garden of Eden was originally in Missouri but the land during that time would probably have different land boundaries. Also 3 groups in the Book of Mormon came to America :

    1 Jaredites- This group left the Tower of Babel and arrived in the Americas about 2200 B.C. (Because the brother of Jared was a righteous, large and mighty man, God led him and his family to a promised land-some think they were the Olmec people) They flourished until about 600 B.C., when wars destroyed everyone but Coriantumr. (See Ether 1–15.)

    2 Nephites- Lehi’s group left Jerusalem about 600 B.C. (Lehi was also a righteous man and was led to a promised land and was warned in a vision that Jerusalem would be destroyed and we know from history that it was taken over- In 589 BC, Nebuchadnezzar II laid siege to Jerusalem, culminating in the destruction of the city and its temple in 587 BC.) and came to the Americas. Gradually his posterity became divided. After Lehi died, the righteous followed his son Nephi northward. He was a man “large in stature.” They became known as Nephites. (See 1 Nephi 1–22; 2 Nephi 1–5.) The Nephites flourished in America between 600 BC and 400 AD. Their civilization came to an end due to war.

    3 Mulekites- Mulek, a son of King Zedekiah, heir to the throne of Davd, whose father was carried away captive into Babylon, led a group from Jerusalem in about 587 B.C. and came to the Americas. They found Coriantumr who was the only survivor of the Jaredite people. He resided with them for the space of 9 moons. Not sure what happened to him after? (See Omni 1:14–21.) The Nephites then found the Mulekites and joined with them we think sometime between 279 BC and 130 BC.

    If you will read this ancient record with an open mind, you will see a huge correlation with what you have uncovered here in America!

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      A lot of Mormon's have suggested we do an episode on the Book of Mormon and its early historical accounts of various Jewish groups in North America. I'm hoping we'll get a chance to take a closer look.

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  48. I forgot to mention that the Lamanites wiped out the Nephites! So the Lamanites were left and those were the people that were still living here when Columbus and the Pilgrims came to America. Those are the ones whose DNA specifically show they are from the hills of Galilee. There is a 3 minutes video on you tube: Lost Civilization DNA segment, Dr. Yates & Meldrum.

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  49. Scott,
    Love the show! Keep up the good work! As many on here, I too am a Mormon and cannot help but think the relation of your show to the Book of Mormon. There is so much evidence people overlook, and evidence yet to be discovered that many mainstream scientists don't care to discover. It would be great to see an episode about it! Thanks

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  50. I can promise you that if we get another season of shows I will push very hard for an episode on Mormons. It's a fascinating topic for sure and I know quite a bit about the Mormon faith, Joseph Smith, and some of the historical claims in the Book of Mormon about ancient America.

    I'm all in, I just need to get the network to agree.

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    1. I can't imagine why the network would say no; everybody seems to love bashing on the LDS (Mormons). That's okay though, we can take it! Great show.

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  51. Hello Scott, I've just seen your Georgia guidestones /New world order episode....

    Do you know that they have recently added a corner stone to it with 2014 on it?

    Now if the guy who paid for it in 1979 has passed away then who would be the guy that has paid for the new corner stone? And why 2014 and not the original date? Did they contact the old banker again ?

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  52. The uproar over a small stone inscribed with letters and numbers in the upper right corner of one of the Guide stone slabs was a publicity stunt. When I was there filming, I noticed that empty space and wondered why nothing was there.

    The video posted this summer of someone climbing a ladder, removing a small white square stone from that previously empty spot and then destroying it was clearing a hoax IMHO.

    I don't give it an credibility.

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  53. Scott,
    I'm watching Great Lakes copper heist, I like the Minoan theory. It occurred to me that many shows attempt to tie the Minoans into Atlantis. Could Atlantis have been a continent and not a city? Maybe North America may have been the mystical land of Atlantis that Plato wrote of? The history could of been lost with the Minoans. Thought that was a cool hypothesis.

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  54. Mike,

    It is a cool hypothesis and I think it's probably right!

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  55. Would you be interested in a lost treasure burried in the 1950's. the miner died in the seventies. I know the location within 20 feet. one hundred pounds of gold ore.

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  56. Sure, probably better to contact me via email; swolter@amengtest.com

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  57. Hi Scott, love the show!! I googled you and the 1st hit that came up after Wiki was a blog by Jason Colavito. Who is this guy? Doesn't seem to be your biggest fan lol

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      That's also what I found when I googled Mr. Wolter the first time. I admit I looked at the guy's webpage; I was curious. He just seems bent out of shape about life in general probably because Mr. Wolter is far better looking, more successful and happier all around.

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  58. He's not important nor is he serious about the questions we investigate on the show. If he was, he'd be here asking me questions instead of crafting nonsense to incite people to visit his blog.

    He doesn't have to like me nor do I care.

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  59. How would you like the solution to the Peralta stone map?

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  60. Scott, I am a 32nd* Mason. There were many different lodges in the U.S. in the 1800's. Just about all of these lodges had Egyptian symbols in them. They all meant something to them. Those symbols are not unique to just the Masons. Also the Orion's Belt in N.Y.C. is not pointing to Lady Liberty. It is pointing out into the Atlantic Ocean towards Africa. Maybe as far east as Egypt. I don't have the resources to check it out. I do believe many different peoples came to North America long before 1492. I wish someone would find a grave of a nothern European close to one of the Rune Stones to prove the were made by them. I'm a hustory nut. About 40 or 50 years age I read or heard on TV that someone, on the Massachusetts coast, found a Irish coin dateing to about 650 A.D.. You may want to check it out. Best of luck in your researches. Love the show.

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  61. James,

    You might want to check out the blog I just posted about last night's episode. In fact, as a Freemason, you know there is always another layer, another level to virtually all symbols. In the case of Orion's Belt in Manhattan, it points symbolically to the Statue of Liberty (Isis/Goddess) which was symbolic of the pole star Sirius in ancient times. Ancient navigators used the easy to find Orion's Belt, as a pointer to more easily find Sirius for use in navigation.

    As you pointed out, there likely is something else much farther out the alignment is pointing and I wouldn't be shocked at all if it was something significant in Egypt.

    I wonder if there's something significant going on if we looked where the line was pointing to the west?

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  62. Scott,

    It looks like my previous attempt to post failed. I was curious if you have heard about a book called Cabeza de Vaca? It is an early Spanish account of the land and indigenous peoples, like a snapshot of the land before Columbus. If you haven't read it, you should certainly check it out.

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  63. Sounds like an interesting book; I'll check it out. Thanks.

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  64. Have you heard of Dighton Rock in Berkeley Massachusetts?

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  65. Jay,

    Sure have, and may do something in an episode in the future.

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  66. Scott,

    I just discovered your show on Netflix (not a cable fan). I believe many came here before Columbus, how could they not? I find it intriguing that so many are not willing to think past what they have been taught as fact and ridicule your work. That's really too bad. Truthfully, I don't have any idea if you're wrong or right, but I do know I'm in a better position than they are. It's a great show!

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  67. LaRoux Stone,

    Nice to hear from a completely unbiased person with a reasonable mind. The truth is when the naysayers stop complaining is when I'll be worried. As long as they complain and criticize I know we're making a difference.

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  68. This might be a stupid question but I really want to know what know what kind of bag you are sporting in your show.

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  69. Scott,
    I love your research! Very interesting. By any chance have you ever spoke to WSU (Wichita State Univ.) Professor of Anthropologist Donald Blakeslee who has discovered the lost city of Etzanoa in Ark City Kansas? Don's findings are interesting. I very cool guy to visit with for sure. Just thought you might be interested. Peace always and keep up with your work!

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    1. I have no spoken to him, but I'm sure his work is very interesting. Perhaps will visit with him at some point down the road.

      Thanks for sending me a note.

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