Tuesday, January 28, 2014

America Unearthed: Mystery of the Serpents

I have to say the Serpent Mound in Ohio, is one of the most impressive ancient mound structures I've ever seen.  It is truly amazing in size and scope with regard to archaeoastronomy alignments.  One thing many people don't realize is in the 1840's, early surveyors, Squire and Davis, reported a circle of large standing stones inside the egg of the Serpent Mound.  These stones were pushed over the nearby cliff by early farmers and one of these monolith's is still visible at the base today.  I photographed this large monolith the night before Ross and I took our helicopter tour of the Serpent Mound.

Dr. Jim Sherz shared some amazing information about the ancient Native traditions of trans-continental contact of priests or shaman who traveled abroad sharing knowledge much like visiting students and professors do today.  Jim has lived among the Ho Chunck for years and learned a great deal about matters that many academics dismiss.  Maybe skeptical scholars could learn more about past contact by listening to Native elders instead of trying to tell them what their history was.

Dr. Peter N. Peregrine was a terrific guest who acknowledged the short-sighted thinking of some in academia, but also defended colleagues who are open-minded and willing to investigate once taboo ideas.  We agreed that theories are a great place to start, but you have to have sound evidence for any thesis to have traction.

Of course, it was fun yet again to spend time with my good friend, Alan Butler, this time in Scotland at such a beautiful site.  Glacial/Quaternary geology was one of my areas of interest in college and the Serpent Mound site in Scotland was a valley-glacial wonderland.  Minnesota was once covered by a continental-sized glacier where the ice was over a mile thick where I live now.  When Alan recently visited us in Minnesota we gave him both the geological, and the more recent historical tour of the Twin Cities which included Mounds Park in St. Paul.  So many amazing geological and archaeological wonders on this continent and so little time...

America Unearthed Fan Letter of the Week

Dear Scott Wolter of America Unearthed,

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,

Thanks Stan and all the fans of America Unearthed. You're why our show is such a success.

Monk's Mound as seen from the air with Cahokia Visitor's Center in the distance.

A selfy of Scott next to one of the standing stones below the cliff next to the Serpent Mound.

The Committee Films crew prepares for a take while Dr. Peter Peregrine watches the action.

Ross Hamilton and Scott pose next to an airplane wing.


  1. Cool episode. I heard that the Serpent Mound attracts an ungodly amount of lightning strikes and crops grow exponentially faster in that soil too. I wonder if there is any factual relevance to that? If so, I'm intrigued! Love the book The Hooked X, I'll be picking up Akhenaten asap. I essentially use the book as a scholarly textbook. They have taught me more about the missing links in our history and European history, insofar that university history classes now seem mundane and politically driven. With your book and America Unearthed I truly have been enlightened about history, religion, and the secrets of the Templars. It is fascinating, as I now I often study until the wee hours of the morning. Also, kudos to your film crew; it can't be easy keeping up with you on all those awesome adventures.
    Brian Sarafin in Clemson, South Carolina

    1. Brian,

      Thanks for the kind words and you're right about our film crew, they really are a fun group and extremely good at what they do!

      Perhaps there is something more going on at the Serpent Mound. In my new book you'll read the mound was constructed on the southwestern rim of a roughly five mile diameter, 240 million year-old impact crater. Faulting along the perimeter of the rim has created a ringed variation of soil types and the Paleomagnetism of the underlying rock just may be attraction for lightning.

      One thing for sure is the ancient’s picked up on something special about that location to build their sacred serpent.

    2. http://www.mer-itocracy.com/?page_id=579

      Hi, Scott It's Bo Pruitt the Megalodon Hunter. I want to take you to a Place Called The Bone Yard just off Shore in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a Place where the Megalodon Shark and other pre historic life clashed with great violence. I can show you the remains of the battles between these underwater beasts. The link above and below will take you to a newspaper article about me where I am mentioned in the same article as Jacques Cousteau.
      You may reply to me through the Google account attached. AGAIN here is the link to learn more about me. Take Care, Can't wait to take you on an adventure to the Boneyard and to the Museum that houses these artifacts. Bo (Scubo) Pruitt

    3. Mr Wolther,
      Just wondering if you have looked into all the earthwork structures in Indiana. They include a serpent mound also although I do not think it is recognized as a historic landmark (though I can't imagine why). Since Indiana is next to Illinois (Cahokia) and Ohio and Iowa not too far, could there be some connection also? It's all very interesting.

    4. I have heard of, but not looked into the earthworks in Indiana yet.

      I'm hoping to get there in the near future.

  2. Scott,

    I have a good friend who is respected and cited by the Norse/Viking research community who might be a good resource for your team. He like you has a hard science degree (Chemical Eng from RPI) but has spent most of his career working in Iceland and researching Norse, learning their language and history. He worked at Cornell on this for sometime and now works for a contractor for the US Geo Survey in Anchorage in the mapping and remote sensing but still his passion is all things Norse. He is more of a skeptic on say the KRS but he might be a good resource to your team to get his perspective on all early Norse visits to America. If your interested I can give you his contact info and your team can reach out to him and see if his background can be of use to your show.


    1. Mike,

      I think if your friend was able to see the full research on the KRS he'd probably feel differently. Regardless, if you want to forward his contact info I'll pass it on to the production company in case the appropriate need arises.

      Thank you for the kind offer.

    2. Mike,

      I recently finished the Hooked X book that Scott wrote. I have to say that if I was a skeptic of the KRS, I would no longer be. It is clear as day that the markings on the stone are from a time long before us and the founder of the stone. Simply read the book and recommend it to your buddy and all eyes will no longer be partially closed.


    3. MIke/Brian,

      The Hooked X is the second of a three-part series. My latest book ties even more factual evidence, and speculation, together giving the KRS even more support and additional context. I think you'll enjoy "Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers: The Mysteries of the Hooked X."

  3. Dear me snapped twig. You seem to be quite mistaken about what constitutes a scholarly text. I suggest you search around the web for some refutations of the hooked x. Also you should have a look at this blog (jasoncolavito.com/blog.html)for some real scholarly takedowns of scott's work.

  4. You apparently haven't figured out it's the scholar's miss use of proper scientific method that got us into this mess in the first place?

    I'm very confident my Hooked X research is sound. There are many people who are frightened by the implications of the cultures who embraced (and still embrace) the Hooked X ideology. All the criticism in the world by Mr. Debunker and his friends can't change that.

    You don't need to advertise for him, I’m sure plenty of people know where to go for miss-leading and inaccurate information about me, my work, and the show. So you go over there to play and leave the serious and productive work to the professional hard scientists.

  5. Dear Mr. Wolter since you yourself attack academia with misleading evidence and inaccurate information - perhaps it's only fitting that you chose not rise above them and actually engage in addressing these inaccuracies. Maybe engaging in a dialogue with one of the main critics of your work may give some of your wild hypothesis' (viz. the evil Templar Oreo Cookie Conspiracy) a bit of a reality check.

    Also, on the topic of THAT SITE, your good friend 'the REV' is enjoying himself very much over there, so perhaps you'd like to come along and play too (we do miss you very much)

  6. 'That site' has had the home field advantage for well over a year now. It's time you guys played a game on the road and since you're already here now...

    Seriously, I'm happy to answer any legitimate inquiries. We can also have some fun, but blatant negativity and personal attacks are not appropriate. BTW: How did the Talpiot Tomb symbolism get on the OREO cookie prior to the discovery of the tomb? Somebody knew...!

    Phil can handle himself just fine; he's a sharp guy and good person. Be nice to him.

  7. Mr. Anonymous,

    I have access to an elaborate library of scholarly texts, as I live a mile from a top level university. I have spent a lot of time studying these scholarly texts, as I'm always a student. I'd be happy to tell you what constitutes a scholarly text, but I shouldn't have to. You should know that Scott's book fits that category more so than many of the overly philosophized and theorized books I had to let infiltrate my eyes. Also, do have nothing better to do? Why don't you write a scholarly text, and I'll read it, then we can talk like grown ups.

    Brian S.

  8. By that logic, please write a scholarly article too before we can talk.

  9. If the work myself and others professional’s publish is so below your standards, why do you and others like you get so upset by our findings? Logic tells me there's a reason. Seriously, if you have a specific question, fire away. If not, please go somewhere else to lodge complaints. The constant whining gets old.

  10. Respectfully, Scott I have a couple of questions....

    1. As to your dating of the KRS....I'm not a geologist, but logic would dictate that if you have discovered a reliable, reproducible way to date man-made rock carvings this would be huge news in your primary field. Why hasn't there been a rush among other geologists or graduate students to reproduce your work and apply it to other artifacts found throughout the world?

    2. You have put forward the theory that the hooked "x" symbol represents an ideology based on dualism that is embraced today by a powerful group of people. Who are these people, and why not just interview them to confirm your findings?

    3. I watch all of your shows and enjoy them. But, you always assume there must be a connection across different cultures when these different cultures use similar symbols. To me it would seem just as likely that similar symbols can be independently created and used without outside influence especially when hundreds of years and thousands of miles seem to separate the cultures. Where am I going wrong?

    4. You claim there is a far-reaching academic conspiracy to hide certain historical facts. Why would this be? What ultimate difference would it make to the general public if it were accepted that the KRS is authentic or that Henry Sinclair did voyage to the U.S. 100 years before Columbus? What would the motive be for hiding facts?

    5. No offense, but collaborating with people like Alan Butler does not aid your cause. He might be a great guy, and the Megalithic Yard could be a huge discovery. But, the idea becomes virtually impossible to defend when its creator has gone on record as believing the moon was made by time travelers. This idea is ridiculous, and when you take people like this at face value then you detract from your own work. I wonder if time travelers created all of the moons in our solar system or just ours. :)

  11. I'm new to the show, and I'm enjoying it. I believe we should study and restudy history - that's how we learn about the past, debunk crazy theories, reinforce the facts, and correct mistakes. The controversies are great, so long as everyone acts like an adult, because they push people to study, discover, and defend sound theories and do away with things that are proven to be incorrect.

    Thank you for bringing ancient and not-so-ancient history into the livings rooms of so many - you could be inspiring the next group of great minds in archaeology, geology, et cetera.

  12. Sally,

    I can tell you that many young people have contacted me after watching the show to ask about how to become a forensic geologist. I think it's great and know there is a ton of work out there for qualified, hard-working people.

    As I've said many times, I can't think of two disciplines that could benefit from each other's expertise more than archaeologists and geologists. Though they are obviously very different, they could learn a lot more from each other than they do now; especially about the historical mysteries we investigate on the show.

  13. Sorry for the delay; I'm vacationing in Florida...

    1. First, why would there be a clamor in geology to try and replicate what I already did? To be quite frank, the relative-age tombstone weathering study I did wasn’t difficult and the results are straight-forward and easy to interpret. Second, the work I did independently replicated what Newton H. Winchell already did in 1910 (his officially report concluded the KRS was genuine and was published by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1915). You also have to remember the relative-age weathering work I did on the KRS was the first of its kind. It was recognized in the professional engineering community by winning two Grand Awards for engineering excellence in a geological application in 2007, one was ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies). I forget the other off the top of my head, but I can check that when I get home.

    2. I know who some of these people are, but it’s not my place to name them. In fact, their names are no important. They want what I want; people to learn from the past to try and fix the problems this world has for our own children and their children.

    3. The point here is SOME symbols are diagnostic to certain cultures, some are more common amongst many cultures, with a few that could have developed independently. However, when found within certain contexts there is almost certainly a connection to a culture from another continent. The Hooked X and the Cross of Lorraine are two of them. What I don’t understand is why academics immediately conclude it couldn’t be a culture from across the seas? What happened to being open-minded and objective all possibilities and let the facts lead to the proper conclusion?

    4. Arguably, the most significant aspect of a cover-up goes back to the two-pronged attack of Manifest Destiny. Part 1: Dehumanize the Natives to justify genocide and taking their land, and Part 2: The Myth of Columbus; nobody was here prior to Chris, so it's virgin land and ours for the taking. Anything that turned up to complicate that plan was either, reburied, destroyed or dismissed. Do you think the KRS land claim stone was going to tolerated? This is an over-simplification of course, but you get the point. The difference it makes isn’t the point. The point is to get to the truth about our history and let the fallout take care of itself.

    5. First, as ridiculous as any idea might be to you or anyone else, I think you need to first read it and ask questions before passing judgment. As for my association with Alan somehow being a reflection on me personally or my work is ridiculous. My work, and his, and anybody else’s should stand or fall on its own merit, not on a person’s affiliations. However, people who don’t like things like the subjects of our show, me, the time it airs, etc., will find anything they can to justify their own opinions and beliefs.

    In a perfect world I’s love to see archaeologists, geologists and other relevant disciplines work together to solve these mysteries. Some may think it’s a pipe dream, but I really think it’s possible.

    See? That wasn't hard was it?

    1. Not the original anon, but I have a few further questions.

      2. Then why don't they come forward? It seems that if there was a group who knew these things and had proof, it would be simple to announce that in order to improve things? Why stay in the shadows and work by proxy?

      3. I think most academic's problem is that there is little to no other solid evidence. When a connection depends solely on shared symbols, with no other links between the cultures in question, independent invention seems far more likely. If there were cultural links between two societies, even at such great distances, then there should be some material remains that testify to that. But by and large, that material has not been documented. There are no European style swords or other metal implements that document their presence in North America.

      4. Your summary misses a key part of the justification of Manifest Destiny however, by leaving out how they dehumanized Native Americans. Frequently, it was by making them murderers who wiped out those who built the various earthworks and such around the country, with those preceding groups frequently being linked to European groups. Because the Native Americans took the land, Europeans were therefore justified in taking it back.

      Furthermore, the myth of Columbus was pushed by one single group. The English seriously pushed the idea of Prince Madoc arriving the Americas well before Columbus in order to justify their claims, just as those of Scandinavian descent would refer to the Sagas in order to justify their claim to the land.

      Indeed, what is so often troubling about your show is how close it comes to those same ideas. It often seems that you are attributing everything in the United States that predates Columbus to European influences, rather than Native American, which seems to denigrate them and their culture by proclaiming that anything they accomplished was due to outside help. And indeed, even when the Europeans visiting North America are not impacting native cultures, the foundation of the theories are based in similar ideas of the white savior. For example,the premiere for this season seems to have uncritically accepted British Israelite ideas about Tea Tephi and the location of the Ark of the Covenant and expanded from there. However, as Tea Tephi is nineteenth century invention based on medieval ideas of history used to push the idea that the British were in fact the Chosen People and therefore justified in pursuing Empire, it remains just as troubling and problematic.

      Indeed, it is this seemingly uncritical assessment of things that often hampers my enjoyment of the show. I applaud your pursuit of knowledge and how you bring little known sites to public attention. But once you are at those sites you seem to go for the least likely theory, rather than the most likely. The most prominent example in my mind is for the last episode, when you simply declared that the rock art at the end of the episode could not be Native American, without presenting your reasoning. I can certainly understand the time constraints you are under (although removing some of the constant recaps would probably alleviate that), but if you want to convince people you cannot simply proclaim that your ideas are right and present evidence of that. You have to acknowledge the arguments of the other side and dismantle those as well, not simply proclaim them wrong. Indeed, at the end of the episode I was left wondering if any archaeological excavations have been done in the area and what their findings were, because material evidence of an outside culture is what would convince me, and likely many others, that you are indeed correct.

    2. I don't pretend to be able to read minds. However, I think they realize when people are asked or told to do something they often reject it. My guess is they prefer to deliver subtle messages in large part through symbols in the hope people will make the decision to change on the own. That's probably what they think has the best chance for success?

      I think you are oversimplifying the messages in our shows. It's a fact that in the past 2000 years it has dominantly been cultures from across the Atlantic who came here. It appears this fact has been spun into some type of Euro-centric attitude or agenda. I can assure you I don't care who came here, but based on what I see it was mostly people coming from the east. Nothing more, nothing less, and if proven wrong in the future that'd be fine with me.

      The other point that you seem to be suggesting we are giving the visiting cultures (mostly white Europeans according to our critics) all the credit for teaching the people here how to do these amazing things like earthworks with astronomical alignments, etc. I don't believe that at all. I firmly believe cultures (including Native American Indians) traveled in both directions and shared knowledge. How do we know it wasn't the people here who taught the visitors more than they learned? We don't know that, and I would appreciate it if the critics asked for clarification before going on the attack. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt realizing criticism is most often simply a request for more information.

      As for the related physical evidence the archaeologists want by pulling something from the ground, there are a number of very promising sites that should be investigated. The problem is the negativity of many scholars stifles these efforts which I've seen many times. Why spend money looking for something we don't believe exists? I'm sure you understand the conundrum here.

    3. On vacation in Florida? I remember the last time you were "on vacation" in Hawaii. It should be interesting what you uncover in Florida. I used to live there and know there are a lot of historical mysteries. Especially around St. Augustine and Deleon Springs. If you find the real fountain of youth, I'll happily oblige to be a test candidate. : )
      Brian S.

    4. This was a real vacation this time, but three days was way too short. If I find the Fountain of Youth, I'm in line before you pal!

  14. Hi Scott

    On a totally unrelated note, I was curious what your take on Oak Island excavations. I know H2 has an ongoing series about it (which is interesting thus far), but I was interested to know if you had done any research on this or what your thoughts might be about the reputed treasure and its speculated associations with Templars/Freemasons etc.

  15. I have been asked literally hundreds of times what I think about Oak Island because of the new series. Quite simply, I think there was something buried there (although not as deep as excavations have gone in the past), but was moved inland centuries ago. I also think it was likely the Templar's who buried something of importance there. However, they were not stupid, and keep their cashes moving over time.

    Having said this, I think it would be great if the guys in the History Channel series proved me wrong!

  16. Thank you, Scott, for the great show which I never miss! I hope you know that many of us are living vicariously through your expeditions. I started out as an archaeologist in university but a bad back took me down a different career path (became a journalist and pilot). In any case, my reason for writing is to mention an oddity that may one day help. I'm sorry I can't provide any more information other than to say that a good friend of mine told me (about 25 years ago) that she had noticed a rock marker with carved Egyptian hieroglyphics while hiking on Garibaldi mountain in British Columbia, Canada. She was a knowledgeable person who would know the difference between native petroglyphs and other markings. I know this is likely useless information without a specific location but, perhaps one day, someone else will be able to provide that. At the very least, if you hear of this again, you'll know that more than one person saw it.

    -- Nancy

  17. Hi Nancy,

    I'm glad you are enjoying the show, although not as much as I am! The site you describe sounds really interesting. My first thought was they might be local Native carvings, but something tells me your friend can probably tell the difference.?

    There's only on way to find out and that's to visit the site. Don't know when I could do that, but your tip is duly noted. Thank you.

  18. Scott.
    On the Rita Louise Radio Show,you publicly challenged " any scientist or academic" (those you accuse of "misusing proper scientific method") to debate with you.Let`s do it.You are the "authority" on Knights Templar & medieval history,I`m not even an "academic"yet,merely a PHD student.Easy job for you since you pretend to be an "accomplished & professional hard working scientist".I want to oppose your "methodology"(& your groundbreaking discoveries) to what I consider standard academic research protocols.
    I`m not an expert on medieval history but I personally went through 1000`s of original/historical archives and documents (en vieux Francais dans le texte) related to the Knights Templar & Jacques de Molay (research assistant work for a PHD thesis on Jacques de Molay).I am issuing you a direct challenge:Show me one single historical document that mentions,records or refers to a "Knights Templar transatlantic journey",to what is known today as North America. Why I say "historical documents or archives",I am explicitly referring to non pseudo historical fabrications & postulations.
    Another question,Scott.since you are obviously not fluent in French & ancient French language (vieux Francais) how can you claim authority over the topic of Knights Templar,for which you have to rely on translations?.
    Tara Jordan.

    1. Hello Tara,

      I'll give you not just one, but four medieval documents that prove the Templars came to the shores of North America (notice that I don't use the word "evidence" because they are not just consistent, but conclusive). The Kensington Rune Stone and the three Spirit Pond Rune Stones.

      Before you write a rebuttal; I think it’s fair to ask you to do a little homework on your own to get fully up to speed. Please read my three books where I present the professionally peer-reviewed factual evidence, along with my speculation that supports these documents being genuine.

      I could also add the "C"-document to this list, but as yet the original document has yet to surface. I am convinced it does exist, but I agree it's weak to argue in favor of something all researchers do not have access to.

  19. Scott,Thank you,I appreciate your courtesy.Since I value intellectual integrity above anything else,I`ll read your books first & write a rebuttal.I don't want to jump to conclusions based on a priori.Allow me to take this opportunity to address you on a different matter.
    You are aware that I am one of your "most vocal opponents",but I want to make a point.This feud is not about Scott Wolter for the sake of it.You host a very successful program,but myself( & individuals like me) don't have any problem with that.My personal beef with you is strictly about your methodology,& the conclusions you draw based on this particular investigative approach.Personally I don't have any problem at all with "thinking outside the box" or engaging in alternative thinking.This is precisely what the scientific methodology is about,but the scientific/academic methods rely & depend on rigorous protocols,& you are not following these protocols.Please understand,this is not an issue over rhetoric's,semantics,the nature of your work,not even from a theoretical perspective,but strictly about methodology.
    My "hostility" towards you strictly derives from your methodology & the fact that you regularly chastise academics & scientist in general.Accusing academics of cover up & corruption simply because they refuse to acknowledge your work is not a serious argument,& you know it.Academia is "tough environment",it is also a dysfunctional institution,as in insider I am fully aware of the problems.On many occasions I denounced academia "bunker or museum mentality".I would respectfully suggest you to engage academics & scholars in a rational & unimpassioned debate.There is room for discussions.
    Tara Jordan

  20. Tara,

    I have no problem with a little verve and angst when people debate things they are passionate about; I'm certainly guilty of that. I also believe in productive discussions which includes valid criticism. What you don't know about is the history I've experienced with some academics who have been unreasonably critical of my work.

    The scientific methodology in my investigations is solid enough, but I think the primary issue is the difference in methodology. There really is a difference in the review and acceptance of research in the professional and academic worlds.

    When I presented my initial findings of the tombstone weathering work on the KRS back in 2000; I was blasted personally for suggesting it might be old. At the time, I didn't know what the KRS was and quite frankly, didn't care. It was another job to me, albeit different and interesting, but I work on a lot of interesting projects. To date, the most interesting and meaningful project I've ever worked on was the fire-damaged concrete at the Pentagon. It was an immensely hot and confined jet-fuel fire that produced the most extraordinary microscopic damage (and macroscopic damage obviously) to the paste and aggregates I will likely ever see.

    To be quite frank, the KRS work was straight-forward and relatively simple with an obvious and clear conclusion; the weathering of the inscription is older than 200 years from the date it was pulled from the ground. Logic to me this made a late 19th century hoax impossible. Therefore, it must be genuine. Once you say that, then logic further demands that if genuine, everything in the inscription and physically on the stone, must be consistent with the 14th century. Our subsequent follow-up research presented in the last two books confirms indeed this was true.

    The fact is, because it was considered a hoax, no academic, or anyone else bothered to pursue it. Why waste time on a fake? Because the geology told me it was old and therefore genuine, I knew the answers had to be out there somewhere.

    I've had a lot of help from many people, in academia, the professional world I work in, and from amateur researchers. I also took 5 trips to Sweden and Gotland where we found the key linguistic, runological and historical evidence not previously known. We also found the Cistercians and then the Templars. It was really pretty straight-forward. Remember, if the stone is genuine there has to be an explanation for everything and it has to all fit together. So far, our explanation, which admittedly includes much speculation, is hanging together pretty well.

    I knew nothing about paradigms back then and encountered many arrogant and nastic scholars who were unable to find issues with my findings, so they attacked me personally. I would direct you to my latest post about the current issues regarding the Bat Creek Stone as an example of the personal attacks I'm talking about. One thing you'll learn about me is I will never back down; especially if I've done my homework and have the factual support which I do in this case.

    Make no mistake, I'm happy to be challenged and if someone can provide the factual evidence to support an alternate conclusion, I'm happy to change my opinion. I've done it a couple of times in my professional career. I'm really not obsessed with 'being right', my main concern making sure to get the "right answer."

    I hope this gives you additional context as to where I'm coming from. I do understand your concerns and really do want to try to work with academics to try and get to the bottom of these mysteries. I totally agree with you that there is room for discussions and that can learn from each other. Working together, these two worlds can get a Hell of a lot of good work done. I think you'll see more and more of this in the show as we go along.

    BTW: Feel free to fire away with questions as you read the books. I'm sure you'll find things I've missed and if so, we'll fix it.

  21. Your patience is a virtue Scott, lol. I clearly remember "knowing everything" while earning my phd as well.

    Your methodology is just fine. The difference is the methodology of academics vs. professionals.

    I can understand the reticence, but for others to resort to personal attacks, and comparing your efforts to something like "ancient alien theory" is lowbrow. It does however, give us a peek into that persons psyche, moreso than their words original intentions.

    Good luck to you!

    1. Thanks; sooner or later people come around. I'm hopeful they will in this arena too.

  22. Scott I looked forward to your show,,, however h2 has lead you into something other than creedable and conclusive the Rios, how sad. I really thought this would be a show of quality.
    Jeff of Montcalm cty mi.

  23. Jeff,

    I'm confused as to what you are disappointed about? Care to elaborate?

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  25. Dear Scott Wolter. I like talk to you by e-mail. It's possible?
    I have a tv program to begin in Brazil, and a like talk to you. My e-mail é neiloraarao@hotmail.com and my facebook is facebook.com/NeylorAarao.
    I hope to contact.
    Best rgds
    Neilor Aarão

    1. Neilor,

      My email is swolter@amengtest.com


  26. Scott
    I believe there is one serpent mound in sainte rose du nord in quebec. It looks like one. It is located in a fyord in the north part of quebec where the first explorers could have settled in. denisfrechet@hotmail.com

    1. Etienne MothersuperiorAugust 11, 2016 at 5:20 PM

      I was born and raised in the Saguenay region (the fjord of the Saguenay river is where Saint-Rose-du-Nord rests)and am greatly intrigued by your possible observation of a serpent mound in this region. We know that the Montagnais people (Inus) have been present in the area of the Saguneay/Lac-Saint-Jean for a very long time, but they are not known to produce mounds. It would be an amazing discovery to find such a feature in this region. Is there any way you could provide me with informations relating to the site in or around Sainte-Rose where you observed the mound? I am deeply intrigued and interested by the possibility of its existence.
      Thank you very much.

    2. Etienne,

      it's been a couple of years since we filmed that episode and I haven't done anymore research on the mound. If you watch the episode again I think you'll be able to obtain the 19th Century reference that discusses the mound. I apologize for not having it handy to share with you here.

  27. R.C. Christian is not a name of somebody, but a group name Religions Control by Christian. Christian will one day control all religions. One day that the Guidestones will be the center of the new city that is call the New World Order run by Christian after the coming of Jesus, because Christian will not be the people Jesus come back for on this Earth.

  28. This post is nonsense; Jesus isn't coming back from anywhere. His bones were in the Talpiot Tomb until they were taken almost certainly by the Templars during the time of the First Crusade.

    1. I know that about Jesus. I was point out the fact about the Guidestone and why its there. You wanted to know R.C. Christian is. This stone was there because of a Christian group. It a group of people call Religions Control by Christian.

  29. Be nice to your fan and who just told you who is R.C. Christian is.

  30. Let's just say that I'm skeptical about this claim. Care to provide supporting evidence? If it's an opinion then that's fine.

  31. How do I show you what I discovered this last year?

  32. Scott asked why snakes and why eggs? These questions were explored in the writings of Victor Schauberger in his research with earth energies reaching some potential answers and real world results in his experiments and practical use using spiraling energy forms and flues moving non-floating woods from mountain sites to mills far below.

  33. Hi Scott. I love your show. Ever since I watched the "Lost Relics of the Bible" episode a few months ago I have been searching Google Earth for the location of the East Fork Hanukkah Earthworks. I grew up in Milford Ohio and I didn't know about this until I watched the show. The earthworks were not destroyed until sometime after 1848 and Im hoping that part of the structure still remains. The nearby Milford Earthworks were destroyed around the same time and you could still see traces of the base of the structure in 1960. I have included a link below with pictures. This tells me that part of the East Fork Hanukkah Earthworks could still be seen. The Hanukkiah earthworks was located on the East fork river 20 miles up from its junction with the little Miami in Milford. I don't know if that is 20 miles as the crow fly's or as the boat goes. Approximately 20 miles as the boat goes could possibly put the entire site under the East Fork Lake. Curious! There were two surveys performed at the site in 1803 and 1823 and sometime after 1848 the structure was destroyed and all of the artifacts were taken. There must have been dozens or maybe hundreds of important artifacts taken from the site but no one knows where they are today. It is possible that a few of the local residents may have possession of some of the artifacts. The critics say the structure was imaginary because there is no way the jews could have been in America 1500 to 2000 years ago. The fact that the survey performed by Lytle C. in 1803 was almost identical to the survey by Isaac Roberdeau in 1823 absolutely proves it did exist. I pray that you and your professional team could help me in my quest to find the site. You will find additional information from the two links below.

    Ohio's East Fork or "Hanukkiah" Earthworks

    Milford Earthworks (Aerial pictures from 1934 to 1960)

    Have a great day! 
    Ed Kirby

  34. Scott:
    This is out of the blue.
    There are some unexplained and unpublished events occuring in Northern Michigan.
    1. Underwater stones near Traverse City, Michigan




    2. LaSalle ship in Grand Traverse Bay

    3. 18 miles away: Buckley, MI LaSalle shield found.
    The evidence that it was also an old stagecoach route is that there are tracks of wagon wheels found along certain parts of the trail. Information available at the forest service also states that a silver oxidated cross, which is believed to have belonged to a Jesuit priest was found at Buckley. A sword and pieces of metal that resembled armor were additional relics obtained at the site. Records indicate that a sword and armor found at the location may possibly have been from the french explorer La Salle, who is known to have visited St. Joseph, Michigan at one time.


    4. 9000 year old caribou hunting site.

    Three are related. The last is on its own.

    Thanks in advance,
    Gary Jakielek

  35. Gary,

    I've been down on the underwater site with the Stonehenge and other interesting things I saw. I'm not able to share anything beyond what's been made public.

    The other tips sound interesting and I'll definitely take a look at them!

    Thank you!

  36. Just out of curiosity, which helicopter company did you do your Great Serpent Mound tour with? My wife and I, who are big fans of your show, are getting ready to go out there, and I thought it might be neat to do that. Thanks in advance. We look forward to more episodes of your show and future appearances.

    1. Hi Dan,

      I'm sorry to say I don't know who the production company hired to fly us over the Serpent Mound. That was taken care of without my involvement. I'm sure if you do a search you can find someone. It's truly magnificent from the air!

      Have fun and stay tuned.