Sunday, December 4, 2016

Jerry Lutgen Decodes the "90-Foot Stone"

I've invited my friend and fellow Templar researcher, Jerry Lutgen, to offer a guest blog posting about his reading of the "90-foot Stone" cipher allegedly found on Oak Island.  This post was written in anticipation of Episode 4, of Season 4, of the Oak Island show on History Channel, where rumor has it the long missing stone will be rediscovered.  Jerry wanted to get his translation out before the show airs to see if he may have beaten them to the punch.  What do you think?

Decoding the “90 Foot Stone” and the “La Formule” Document

 

Jerry Lutgen

 

        December 4, 2016

 

Many readers of this blog may have seen a recent episode of The Curse of Oak Island during which a local researcher named Doug Crowell presented information relating to the so-called “90 foot stone.”  This stone, allegedly from the “Money Pit”, contains a coded inscription which has received a controversial reading of “forty feet below are two million pounds.”

 
 

During the program Crowell also presented the La Formule document which has come to be associated with Oak Island and the “90 foot stone.”  It appears that this document was first shown to the public by McGinnis family of Oak Island fame in their recent book “Oak Island Connection.”  In their book they explain that the La Formule document was of great importance to their brother Jim McGinnis who told them that this document was only part of a larger set of papers.


 

A quick examination of the document reveals two things.  First, it uses a superset of the symbols employed on the “90 foot stone.” Second, as hinted at by Jim McGinnis, this document appears to have been excised from a larger document in such a way that some words or letters are missing.

The reading cited above for the “90 foot stone” has been rejected by many Oak Island researchers.  Still I asked myself, what if that decoding is correct and can it be used to help in the decoding of the La Formule page.  It turns out that this reading of the “90 foot stone” is correct.  It says “forty feet below are two million pounds.”  We know this because it provides an unambiguous direct starting point that I was able to use in developing a substitution cipher that decodes the La Formule document into a very intriquing set of French text.  Here is the French text followed by a translation of the French into English.

 

La Formule

 

"Halte ne terrer pas creuser a

quarante pied avec a angle quarante

cinq degre la hampe a cinq cent

vignt deux pied a vous entre lec?

?reidor a un mille ….. soixante cinq pied

atteinte la chambre."

 

 

  The Formula

 

"Halt do burrow not dig at

forty feet with an angle forty

five degrees the shaft at five hundred

twenty two feet as you enter ???

?????? a thousand sixty five feet

reached the chamber."

 

Each line in the French and English text are broken at the same place as on the original La Formule document, as it comes to us.  Because this document has been somehow excised  from a larger document it means that some of the lines of the French text are incomplete.  In some cases this means that there are missing letters and in other cases it could even mean there are missing words.  In order to make better sense of what has been written I have taken the liberty of completing some of the beginning and ending words in a way that makes linquistic and contextual sense.   These additions are in blue.  You will see that at the end of line four and the beginning of line five I was unable to complete the missing French words.  I have done my best with this adding of letters to make sensible French words, but clearly this is a potential source of error.

I was aided in the process of fine tuning the cipher and translating the French into English by an experienced French translator.  Again we have done the best we can, but given the inherent vagaries of translating French from an unknown time and place as well as the potential for deciphering and editing errors in the original French we must accept that there may be problems with the resulting English.

There is one other bit of broken French text at the bottom of the document.  Someone has hand written in French:  “Vingt….La Valeur” which translates as “Twenty…..the Value.”

What is the document telling us?  Unsurprisingly, the document reads clumsily, as if in some places there are missing words  The first line is a bit confusing.  Is it instructing the reader of the document to stop burrowing and dig in another way?   In any event it clearly seems to be some kind of instructions to find a chamber.  Of course, our imaginations immediately turn to a chamber associated with Oak Island, perhaps even the Money Pit.

Questions?


 

 

88 comments:

  1. as a reader of many of the blog sites concerning OI, I have seen the same decipherment before on these sites.... was hoping for something new.

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  2. I have seen a few other attempts to decode and translate the "La Formule" document. In those case I felt there were serious problems with their results. It would be nice to see that somebody else came up with the same reading as me. I would rather be right than first.

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  3. Jerry, since it is unlikely that the hole went down a thousand feet, it seems like the distances and angles are referring to features found on the surface in the vicinity of the Money Pit. Sounds like they are giving distances to the flood tunnels? Thanks for sharing your work!

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    1. Patrick,

      I thought the same thing which definitely makes more sense. Although I've always been skeptical about the flood tunnels. My guess the flooding encountered while digging was nothing more than the water table. After all, Oak Island is a glacial end moraine island on the ocean.

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    2. Scott, When do you go to Oak Island ? Your Documentaries that change history books are fascinating.

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    3. Christopher,

      I have no plans to travel to Oak Island anytime soon as I have already been there twice. I might go back in the future; we'll have to wait and see.

      Glad you are enjoying the shows.

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  4. Hi Jerry, do you think maybe the many double-dots that appear throughout the "La Formule" document as full colons might be considered as word separators; and if so, do you think they might be mimicking a runic background from the encoder/s, since words and some phrases in rune messages are separated in such a way? Thanks.

    - Gunn

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  5. I thought a lot about word separators and I can definitely rule out that double dots are word separators. In most cases who ever wrote this used space (somewhat inconsistently) as a word separator.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the reply. If I understand this issue correctly, your "substitute cipher" performs the same way as double-checking a math problem--where the answer is found to be correct back and forward, twice. It seems to me that your methodology is straightforward and clear and most likely accurate.

      What this portends, I don't know, except that the encoder/s were proficient in both French and English, and hid or confused the cipher so as to allow a substitute or second cipher to be revealed through language translation. In other words, two methods were allowed or available, I think, unless the code was undecipherable without the language translation. What do you think...does the original cipher work on its own--as understandable and decoded another way, or does the original coding (all the symbols, etc.) depend on a second decoding through language translation?

      Is your idea of a substitute cipher the same as the idea of a second and necessary cipher, to be used together, or not? Thanks again.

      - Gunn

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    2. Scott, thanks for not posting my last comment, which had a flaw in logic.

      Jerry, do you think the information suggests that the "La Formule" information possibly originated from another stone found on a dig on the way down to where the "90-foot stone" was found? Thanks.

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    3. Sorry, I don't have any information about how the La Formule page was originally recorded. I have only worked from copies.

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    4. It's written in Tifinagh, just need to find someone who speaks the Berber language

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  6. Whatever the "secret" is, it apparently knows no language barrier. The one common denominator seems to be the dots. There appears to be another level to their meaning, and or, placement.

    Best regards,

    Anthony Warren

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  7. I think for things like this you always have to be on the alert for some other possible layer of meaning. Is that going on here? Beats me.

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  8. In looking at this document, in my little bubble, a couple of things popped up. First was your comment from Doug Crowell ("....contains a coded message...."). Were the characters themselves a "code" or "just the language was a code". If both, then a cipher (the enigma machine - Nazis), was used. Thus, we have this "illogical" statement. I believe the KS was written down from memory (Francis Yates) and thus could the "90 foot" also be written from memory. Meaning, was the code written in an "area or group" sensitive language. My point, are we working with a "double (triple) cipher" in the original language. And now, we are working with a triple translation into English.

    My second point is you mentioned the paper was torn in such a way as to "make disappear" letters or words. Is there any indication the scrap of paper was from the middle, top, bottom, etc etc of the original page. Also, as the torn section on the left which appears not to be tear at all but a concentrated "section removal", would this fragment itself be a map?, coded shape?, or __________.

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    1. Actually, I said that the La Formule page "appears to be excised from a larger document". I meant the literally. We do not know that what we see was torn from a larger document. Since we believe we are working with copies or more probably copies of copies, it is entirely possible that it was made to look like it was cut or torn from a larger document.

      Could the outline of the page actually be a map? That occurred to me too. I spent a bit of time trying find a fit for it as a map, but no luck.

      Could we be dealing we multiple levels of codes? Sure, maybe. I only made an attempt at a first level decode. I have no insight about how to proceed toward a second level decode.

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    2. Jerry, these are off-the-wall ideas, but here goes: Considering that many Medieval Era portolan maps were crafted on animal hides, perhaps the "cut out" areas and the line which outlines the entire body stems from the cipher being written on an animal hide. Another possible idea behind the shape, and this is a really slim idea, again deals with portolan maps. The islands on portolans, for the most part, were drawn using a "representative convention." Maybe the shape matches a portolan map depiction for an island.

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    In fact, I have discovered the real lost history behind the 'missing' White House and Capital Cornerstone's. I do not want to lose touch with my research. I would like to see what you think? I'm not some ordinary joe. Just follow the link and read for yourself. I have a lot more information which I believe really ties things together. Please let me know what you think, as I am hoping by sharing this to promote our mutual interests.

    Thank you,

    Matt

    http://whitehousecornerstone.blogspot.com

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  10. I got pretty much the same when i deciphered it, i used the kempton code and the Mcginnis code, i tried to send what i found to you weeks ago but somehow it didn't make it. I've been researching and decoding this since it aired .... I'm happy to see i was right on!!

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  11. this is what i got
    halt in the ground not digging at the shaft has five hundred feet a soft between reach lake
    i was trying to find words (french words) that looked like the missing word to complete it... its crazy when you start looking at and for these symbols its as if the person who wrote it used different languages and symbols from many different cultures to confuse the reader unless you already knew what you were looking for ... that's just my take

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  12. thank you for decoding it.... now i can rest, seriously it was consuming me....

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  13. Hi Scott. I just saw your episode on serpent mounds. There is another one in Canada at Serpent Mound Park on Hiawatha First Nation, near Keene, ON. The head of the snake was said to be a gateway to other worlds which is a similar idea to the Khemitian snakes and ascension of Osiris. I just went to Egypt and the vibrations within the temples and pyramids are both palpable and audible. It seems there was a human-sound-geophysical-astronomical technology at global sites that the snakes represented and that we are just beginning to remaster. There are a variety of engineers, physicists and archaeologists working in this direction of inquiry

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  14. I think lec? ?reidor is le correidor or the corridor. There are very few french words that end in idor and there happens to be a c on the line above.

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    1. I thought about that possibility too. I think we have to deal with the "lec" as the start of its own word, just like we have to deal with "reidor" as the end of its own word- corridor could be a possibility. Other ideas?

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  15. Great job on decoding La Formule. As one of the other comments mentions, a number of other people came up with essentially the same result. I have an open mind about the La Formule document, but the bottom line is that there is no real way to eliminate the possibility that it was just a clever late 19th century or early 20th century fabrication. The most that was ever claimed for it is that it is a copy of something else. Until or unless that "something else" surfaces and can be authenticated, it is very hard to attribute much importance to the La Formule cipher. However, it is good to keep working on the question.

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    1. More is known about the La Formule page than I was able to publish. Hopefully that info will reach the public before too long. Even though this added info is very tantalizing, I think your basic conclusions are still essentially correct. So, I can't assure you that the La Formule page is important, but I can assure you that it is very interesting.

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  16. Hello Scott,

    Here is what is happening behind the scenes. Awhile ago the 'secret' behind Oak Island was discovered. When access to archives became easier with the internet it was found that simply the origin of it was the first searchers were attempting to use a circulating copy of a (Spanish) 'treasure map'. It is mentioned and identified in the earlier reports. Details of it could be found appearing still up to the 1970s when reference to it was suppressed. But it gets worse: a copy of it was published in 1934. You would have heard of the apocryphal story of Gilbert Heddon finding that the ''Captain Kidd Treasure Maps' by Harold T Wilkins had dimensions written on them that matched the 'Roper Survey' of the rocks on Oak Island? That was part of it, a joke was being played by Harold T Wilkins who published a copy of the 'real' map in another other book. Copies of the map had been circulating since about 1762 and everyone was using the same map to look for the treasure. Of course that little incident was never followed up but brushed over. The joke was at by the 20th century those using copies of it did not realise they were all using then same map to look for the same treasure in different locations. At present there are now 10 other locations verfified as being where they were using this one map to search for the same treasure at the same time as it was being used on Oak Island; even newspapers reports commentating on this curious occurrence. After the 70s a few with an interest on Oak made sure this little detail was hidden to perpetuate the myth. This little rediscovery was made known the the Crew there, so watch for evidence of its influence in the background. Your friend J Hutton was made aware also but that is problematic for him also because it reveals the Sword of Commodus, like all the others that it was just a hoax. It is a problematic for all in that it reveals how little actual research occurred for Oak Island: there are primary sources now being pulled out that states '.…....a treasure map'. If you want to see some of these drop me an email address. Its know known how the map was used, applied and laid out to survey the island. Last series there was a check of anomaliesmin the bay? That was them attempting to relocate the datum marker used to plot the map. Like to see the evidence? It's causing ructions on Oak Island as we speak.

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  17. How can the masons remove the bones of Jesus when Jesus is still alive?

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    1. Anonymous,

      I think you are on the wrong blog site. With all due respect, a statement like this doesn't belong here. Thanks.

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  18. Isn't it fishy that there are childish spelling mistakes in the french text? Pied should be pieds as it is in pluriel, vignt should be vingt, degre should be pluriel also, so should be degres, etc...this doesn't give much credibility to the authenticity...feels more like a not-so-well crafted hoax...

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    1. Actually you found a typo that I made - vignt should have been vingt. Also, you are quite right to point our that there are problems with the plurals. The person who helped me with the French translation thought that this might suggest that the author was a poorly educated French person. I suppose it could also indicate that a non-native French speaker was the author or as you suggest could this just be a carelessly prepared hoax. Yet another possibility is that this is a clue to their being a second level "code" incorporated into the text.

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  19. Thank you for publishing this blog to share your expertise and knowledge on subjects, apparently, so compelling to so many. I enjoyed your show immensely, contributed to, in no small part, by your unbiased and pragmatic approach. Qualities strikingly absent from most academically proffered works, with notable exceptions. Loozing for your future works was how I came across this really enjoyable blog. I retired last year after 44 years of chasing mysterious occurances, worldwide, as a Licensed Private Investigator. Unfortunately, none as ancient as your good work. God Speed.

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    1. Dragon Slayer,

      Thanks for the kind words of support. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy the blog, trolls and all. We get some really good comments that in the end help out the readers and me.

      Stay tuned as we have some exciting new research coming; arguably the best yet!

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  20. Hey scott,
    I heard a debunker theory that someone created the Tuscon lead artifact "hoax" by the hoaxers making caliche themselves, because this debunker said caliche could be formed in mere hours. As a geologist, is this a true statement about caliche? This debunker also said that the dinosaur was indeed a dinosaur and was a drawing from the early 20th century, and the reason it had a forked tongue was because people thought of dinosaurs as big lizards. Do you think this statement has any merit? Did you check out the weathering of the latin inscriptions?

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    1. Anonymous,

      Debunkers will say whatever they think they need to as support for what they don’t believe in regardless if it has merit or factual basis. The manufactured caliche comment is silly as it has been well documented the artifacts were found in a perfect archaeologist context buried in up to six feet of naturally deposited, caliche encrusted alluvial sand and gravel deposits. Further, the crystalline malachite and azurite mineralization within recesses on the back sides of one of the crosses took centuries to develop in that environment.

      As for the “dinosaur,” it looks more like a lizard with a forked tongue, or a mythological creature made by the people who carved it. Just because it looks like “Dino” doesn’t mean that’s what it was intended to be.

      I'm not an expert on Latin, so my comments don't have much merit in that regard. However, the claim the Latin on the artifacts was modern is not a valid criticism. First, if Latin phrases exist today then they had to have developed at some point in the past. If it isn't known when they were first written, then claiming they're modern doesn't work. Since the age of the artifacts are consistent with 1200 years in the ground, then the Latin must date to the period documented within the text.

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  21. Hello..Scott...just hoping to see you on TV again soon! Your shows are so informative and interesting! Currently watching Oak Island..never miss an episode! I will keep my eyes open for anything with you in it...meanwhile reading your blog keeps me content! lol Well you never know what discovery lies just around the corner. Dawn C in Franklin, NC

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    1. Hi Dawn,

      You never do know what might be around the corner. In fact, something did just come around the corner and I'm hoping I can share with the world on television. We'll see. Either way, we will have an announcement later this year that is sure to generate a lot of discussion and many blog posts!

      Thanks for thinking of me and taking time to share your thoughts.

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  22. Has anyone considered the possibility of this being the wrong Oak Island? In the episode where the Lagina brothers met with the man relaying his Captain Kidd theory, they showed a map from a book, which they claimed was "Oak Island". The map didn't look much like Oak Island, Nova Scotia, BUT, it sure did resemble Oak Island, Minnesota. Yet another Oak Island, complete with the exact same artificial triangular swamp!

    I've seen this exact same triangular body of water where I grew up. An artificial lake excavated from the lower side of a hill. Could possibly be concealing an entrance into the interior of the hill, above water level.

    Best regards to All,

    Anthony Warren

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    1. Anthony,

      It's the right island; it's just the wrong time. The treasures that were once there were recovered long ago.

      The boys are drilling a dry hole...

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    2. Scott,

      Before anyone thinks I need a tin foil hat, I should tell everyone the "Hill" I'm speaking of has long been rumored to be hollow. This same hill is part a celestial clock with much of the same alignments, and symbolism relevant to this discussion.

      Regarding the "Captain Kidd treasure map" shown, I'm suggesting IF, and that's a BIG IF, Captain Kidd hid treasure on Oak Island, it was likely in Minnesota. Both Oak Islands having the EXACT same artificial body of water in the shape of an equilateral triangle can't be a coincidence.

      I too believe the "treasure" was recovered long ago. I just it interesting the closest source of coconut fiber, is the same place Colon/Columbus landed.

      Have a wonderful Winter Solstice however you choose to celebrate,

      Anthony Warren


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  23. Scott, you said in above reply that an announcement is coming by the end of the year. I really hope you mean by the end of this month. Any more you can share or at least how we can find out when and where you will make the announcement?

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    1. I was talking about 2017 as we are currently vetting the new info. When and where has yet to be decided.

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  24. The hooked X is a biblical key with prophetic significance. Please check out the blog of Tom Kovach where he explains it in great detail. The templars treasures are mostly hidden under churches including Roslyn Chapel actually concealed because they knew that they would remain undiscovered. Finally, Jesus did not marry Mary or anyone else and did not have children. You are human so i will give you grace for being wrong. Other than that, keep up the good work. God Bless you in your adventures.

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    1. Braveheart,

      I can say with certainty the Hooked X isn’t a biblical code; the symbolism associated with it is much older than the Bible. The Templar treasures have not been in Europe for over 350 and 600 years, respectively, and that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had multiple children is a near certainty. Their mortal remains along with their son Judah’s were found in the Talpiot Tomb in Jerusalem in 1980. You don’t have to believe that, but your opinion to the contrary doesn’t mean it’s not so.

      Other than that everything else is good.

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    2. Dear Scott, as much as I like reading about a lot of interesting topics on your site, and as much as I think that anybody has the right to question historical items, your comment "that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had multiple children is a near certainty", is not reflecting the current-state facts on the Talpiot Tomb. It's very suspicious that a documentary on the story was directed by James Cameron, and that later all involved Scholars claim to have been misguided and misrepresented in the documentary. In a later documentary they clearly state to be shocked by how they were used, and make a strong claim to dismiss the so-called "evidence" on the claims. Also the claims that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married are to my opinion not supported by any hard evidence, and is highly speculative. It's a theory that can survive in "popular science", but not in "decent science". Just my opinion, no offense intended whatsoever. Kind regards,

      P. Ferguson.

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    3. P. Ferguson,

      There are many esoteric traditions that include Jesus and Mary Magdalene being husband and wife with children that have been around for many centuries before the Talpiot Tomb was discovered. The names on the ossuaries inside the “family” tomb confirm the legends within these traditions. These ossuaries are hard factual evidence that I find hard to interpret any other way. That being said, you are free to believe whatever you wish.

      As far as how the scholars were treated in the 2007 documentary you refer to. I watched what was supposed to be a two-hour documentary that was pared down to one hour due to complaints to the advertisers of Discovery Channel by upset Roman Catholics before the show even aired. Then I watched the two-hour Q & A by three scholars and watched them abuse Simcha Jacobovici with unfair criticism and attacks on his very sound research. It was shameful the way he was treated by the scholars in my opinion.

      The Talpiot Tomb evidence speaks for itself and you are free to accept or reject it. That is your choice.

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    4. P. Ferguson,

      In your post above regarding the Talpiot Tomb you state that " all involved Scholars claim to have been misguided and misrepresented in the documentary...and make a strong claim to dismiss the so-called "evidence" on the claims". While it is true that some scholars feel that way, it is completely untrue that all scholars feel that way. For example, I would direct to a recent publication from the eminent James Charlesworth titled "The Tomb of Jesus and His Family? (2013). This book demonstrates that there is a much more balanced view about the nature of the Talpiot Tomb than we are lead to believe in the popular press.

      I have studied the Talpiot Tomb for years and I have concluded that the Talpiot tomb is almost certainly the family tomb of the biblical Jesus. Furthermore, the tomb is another piece of the puzzle which points to the very real possibility that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. (see talpiottomb.com)

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  25. Hey Scott,
    In doing a little research into the Newport tower, i found that archaeologists were able to radio carbon date it to the mid 1600s. Do you think they got it right or not? There was also a windmill that looked very similar, the Chesterton windmill. Your thoughts?
    Paulie D

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    1. Paulie,

      Archaeologists have NOT C-14 dated the Tower to the mid 1600's and the Chesterton Windmill sits on six stone pillars, not eight, and was originally built as an observatory. It was later retrofitted into a windmill. Further, it has nothing to do with the Newport Tower and is irrelevant to the discussion.

      The Newport Tower was built in 1395 likely under the direction of Sir Humphrey Dennison.

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  26. Who is Sir Humphrey Dennison? Also, this is where I found out the C 14 date http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2003/2/dating-ancient-mortar/3
    Paulie D

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    1. Paulie,

      Sir Humphrey Dennison will be introduced to the world in due time. I’m quite surprised a site called “American Scientist” published an article about mortar that is so inaccurate. The mortar in the Newport Tower was made from firing shells to drive off the carbon dioxide which produces ‘lime.’ By adding water the powered lime, mixed with sand, gets hard producing ‘hydrated lime.’ There is no organic carbon to date in freshly cured lime mortar. It isn’t until the lime reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and carbonates, making it physically more brittle and significantly lowering its ph, that you have something with datable organic carbon.

      This carbonation reaction takes time and is progressive. The rate of carbonation is a function of the porosity of the original mortar, the amount of CO2 gas present, and time. Therefore, when “Jungner drilled into the mortar between the stones in the columns of the tower, going deep so as to get past any recent mortar that might have been applied during tuck pointing” he collected mortar that had carbonated centuries after the original construction of the Tower. We know the 1680 C-14 date Jungner got for the mortar is wrong because Governor Benedict Arnold wrote about, “my old stone wind mill” in his will in 1677, a date conveniently missing from the article. What Jungner dated was when the mortar carbonated, not when it was applied during the original construction which was almost three centuries earlier.

      Quite frankly, this was such a dumb mistake it leads me to believe it wasn’t a mistake.

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  27. Scott,
    I saw in your book "Akhenaten to the founding fathers" that you believe Akhenaten was either the biblical Moses or the brother of Moses, and he and his followers were driven out of Egypt. How can this be when Moses was just mythical figure and the Exodus didn't really happen in the real world, which is what you say about bible stories, "It didn't happen in the real world"?
    Ferdinand

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    1. Ferdinand,

      The followers of Akhenaten’s new religion of Monotheistic Dualism were driven out of Amarna and eventually ended up in the Middle East. Like Sigmund Freud and many other researchers, I believe this is what the Exodus story refers to.

      In my view, the Bible, like Masonic ritual is part allegory and part real historical truth, but it’s often hard to determine which is which. The Moses Exodus story is shrouded in allegory; much of which is surely exaggerated. However, that a group of people left Egypt due to ideological persecution at the end of Akhenaten’s reign is certainly true.

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  28. Scott,

    I can't wait to learn more about Sir Humphrey Dennison. If, you've identified the builder...that's a "BIG DEAL"!!! Be prepared for a possible inundation of questions from myself. The mystery surrounding the Newport Tower has been one of my bucket list of puzzles to be solved. I hope to check this one off soon.

    It's very difficult to discern which biblical stories are "history" or allegory, and most often a combination of both. The late Dr. Feather believed Abraham met with either Akhenaten's father, or grandfather, if memory serves me correct. I've always found it interesting about this story, Abraham passes off his wife as his sister. Was this a wife swap??? Did Abraham's wife actually bear the child of the Egyptian King??? Did Abraham, the High Chaldean Astronomer/Priest sire some children with princesses of the Egyptian royal court??? If the child Sarah gave birth wasn't Abraham's, and was in fact an Egyptian prince...could this be what is meant by the birth of the Jewish people. I've read about kings who raise each other's son to promote peace, and make alliances. From what I understand, sometimes wives were swapped, and sometimes daughters.

    Now for what I came to talk about. There are a few puzzle pieces which keep repeatedly popping up, and I haven't put my finger upon their importance yet.

    1- The bulbous-headed people and not due to cranial deformation. Akhenaten was certainly one. The skulls found on this side of the Atlantic are genetically closest to people living in modern day Finland, from what I understand.

    2. Ptolemy- This man's name has popped up way too many times to be a coincidence. For the longest time, I thought it had to do with knowledge saved from his library. I then heard an intriguing statement made by Dr. Zahi Hawass..."The Eagle is the symbol for the family of Ptolemy".

    3. Orion's Belt- Always, and I mean ALWAYS concealed beneath layers of allegory and symbolism. I understand the role these stars play in the Winter Solstice allegorical tales, BUT, there appears to be something else I'm missing. In what I believe to be the most recent allegorical tale regarding these stars, "Jack and the Beanstalk" one can pick out some details. Jack plants 3 "Magic Beans"/Orions Belt. Jack also chops down the Beanstalk/Tree of Life, bringing the Giant/Orion crashing to the Earth/As Above, So Below. Where do we find the Giant/Orion lying on the ground in the United States???...Could it be the Hopi Villages??? People who venerate the Spider Woman. A spider has 8 legs, and if you understand her "Web" being the same as the "net Man hath cast upon the heavens"...

    4- Deserts and Preservation- Whatever the "secret" is, it has to be kept in an environment conducive to preservation. Deserts are perfect for this purpose, and likely why they keep popping up. My mind keeps thinking about the desert area around the 33rd parallel.

    The 5th is the Quabala/Kabala but, I feel like I've written a book. I'll save those thoughts for when they become more relevant.

    Happy New Year!!!

    Anthony Warren

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      Wow, that's quite an agenda for 2017! Don't know how much I can offer in that regard, but I will have some of the best new research to share in the coming months. Currently in a vetting mode, but if things continue to go well it will be a very happy new year indeed.

      Isn't it interesting 2017 will be the 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry going public in London?

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  29. Question on the 90-foot stone. Early references to the stone mention the inscription being undecipherable. Earliest "translations" give "ten feet below two million pounds are burried". The inscription with the Kempton symbols pops up later, and, by substitution, is translated as "forty feet below...". If you consider the currently available inscription, there's no way you can erroneously translate it to "ten feet below...", yet the rest of the translation is identical. Any ideas, comments on an explanation for this?

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  30. I am not sure I follow the comment. If you are saying that the "90 foot stone" can NOT say "ten feet below", then I completely agree. It is really just a matter of using a single substitution table that I developed using both the "90 foot stone" and the "La Formule" document.

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  31. Scott, in regards to the code is it possible the 90ft stone is a fake and that the code was also made fraudulent based on what is on the stone? The 90ft stone hasn't been found and cannot be produced. Its original appearance in newspapers claim it was in english and then symbols. how could that be justified as real? Thank you sir.

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    1. Unknown,

      When I was on Oak Island the first time I made an effort to find the “90-foot stone” with the intention of trying learn something about the age/weathering of the inscription. I came away skeptical it ever existed. I could be wrong, but I’m not going to spend any time trying to decipher something unless I can get my eyeballs on the actual artifact.

      Wasting time speculating on what people think might be there doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

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    2. Why then allow a guest to post about something that doesn't exist? Seems to be a complete waste of bandwidth.

      S. Simon

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    3. S. Simon,

      Just because I came to the conclusion it may have never existed doesn't mean that I'm right. There are others who swear it does exist and the whole point of this blog post is examine the issue to see if we can find a resolution.

      Nobody has a gun to your head making you read these comments.

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  32. Kind of sounds like the Beale Treasure and Rennes le Chateau all mixed into another "mystery" to be solved using biblical and masonic concepts to me;all based on bogus documents designed to do exactly what they are doing to you. Relying on copies of documents and maps that no longer exist is a joke in my opinion. Good luck with this one Scott. You are digging yourself deeper and deeper into a pit of second level initiatory dead ends. There are already several valid debunks of all of your ideas that are presently being ignored by you and the media at large. If anyone ever pays attention to these more practical views it may mean no more tv shows for you. You are simply trying to find things that will work on shows like yours and the History Channel regardless. For one to believe you takes many leaps of faith with no evidence to back up what you are saying for the 'in between' bits. A copy of a copy of map that does not exist and you are really taking this seriously? I plotted all of your sites on Google Earth and was rewarded with a zig zag line that has no accuracy or basis in fact. The Newport Tower and N.stone related to the others for example does not comprise anything near an alignment. I suggest you study the history of navigation better. There is a large difference between nautical and terrestrial orientation techniques there. Most of your sites are close enough together that a line of sight method could have been used to align them. Alas they are not in a straight line at all.......

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    1. Anonymous,

      This is a classic example of debunker troll commentary. First off, it’s submitted anonymously so there can be no accountability for the silly nonsense in this comment. Second, you are completely making things up as you go along. No one has debunked any of the work I’ve done except a feeble attempt by two academics using fraud. Many have expressed negative opinions which is certainly their right, but nothing of any merit that has any basis in fact. And lastly, you make claims that are flat-out false. For example, I’ve visited every artifact and site listed on this line and not one of them can be connected using “line of sight.”

      You need to go back and check your facts, not your contrary beliefs; the line is beautifully straight whether you want to believe it or not.

      To make matters worse, you can't even respond on the correct blog post. Geez...

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  33. long story short scott.....the 90 foot stone is actually directions on just how to stop the flooding of the money pit ...correct?

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      Until I see the actual stone I'm not convinced it even exists. Therefore, it's silly to even speculate what it might say.

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  34. Scott,

    Could you direct me to any research you've done on Oak Island yourself? Besides this of course.

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    1. Fist Full of Haggis,

      I'm actually working on my new book right now where I will discuss Dog/Oak Island in detail. It has nothing to do with what's happening on the show which is pretty much all nonsense IMHO.

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  36. To escape contagion of plague and winter hardships, he is to pray for an end or mitigation [to] the Arif: The people will parish in misery if they forget the Lord, alas."
    This is what the 90 foot stone says

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  37. Hey Scott, I see you talking about the obvious writing on the stones. What about the less obvious? There is hidden work on them. Most would overlook it easily. It's the work of the priest for sure. I see it all the time with no mention. It's what I work on. I have fairly good theory to all this. It's been kept a secret for years. Care to learn it get in touch.

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    1. Stone Reader,

      Feel free to enlighten us. I know about some of the subtle messages medieval monks encode within manuscripts and stone carvings, but not all I'm sure.

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  38. Well it all start with light and angles. It sounds like a magic show. Sometimes it is truly is. The Cistercian monk were known to be around my state. But I'm not use to their work. It's another order that has history in the states. I'm sure they all had their hands across the country. I look forward to the enlightenment you seek. That would have to be done in private at first. It's funny Scott ,there are a few Geologist I deal with who don't like me or you. It's because they are old schooled and can't think outside the box. Guys like you and I are the explorers of today. Filling in where others left off. I don't know how to give you my information in private on here. Let me know. I'm not the tech type. I'm a field solder. I use the same technique they did hundreds of years ago. Thanks for your work.

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  39. After watching every episode of Oak Island, I feel there are several important questions that aren't being asked....
    1. Why would someone go through the intensive process of digging down 180+ feet when it seems that nearly any depth from 20-60 feet would do just as well for hiding a treasure that nobody else knew about at the time?
    2. Why would people bury a treasure and leave several clues scattered in several sources for unknown people? Doesn't logic dictate that those who buried the treasure would want to go back for it themselves?
    3. Why give any time to these "researchers" when their theories are far fetched at best and when their time is limited and very expensive? Lost works of Shakespeare? Come on.
    4. Why do people who have contributed far less in terms of financial investment seem to have an equal say in current and future excavations as those who have contributed a considerable amount more?
    (I know that question kind of strays off topic but it drives me insane)

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    1. Jonathon,

      1. Because they wouldn’t; especially at that place with that geology.
      2. Because they wouldn’t; the treasure was recovered centuries ago.
      3. Because it’s a television program and in this case, it’s simply entertainment.
      4. The brothers have control over those decisions because they own a good chunk of the island and it’s their investigation. I would have run from that island years ago.

      It'll all be over soon I hope.

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  40. A few nights ago the Curse of Oak Island show brought on an expert who presented his decode of the La Formule page. It turns out that his decode is exactly the same as the one I gave above except for two characters. He incorrectly shows the first two characters on line 3 as N R, when they should be I Q. Since he gets these characters right in other places I think this was just a clerical error. So, I am going to say that we actually totally agree on the decode of the individual characters. Since the decode gives us French text with some missing letters we have more work to get what we want - completed English text. Unsurprisingly, it appears that my final English text differs somewhat from what I heard on the show. I think my final English text is more accurate, but I would agree that this is debatable.

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  41. Jonathon,

    Although I am on the same page as both u, for ur questions, and with Scott for his answers, I believe (and follow me into the corn on this one) that they are digging, let's say over the correct spot, but that doesn't mean that how it was put there. It's a movie, but let's take Goonies, for example. The kids go through a bunch of puzzles and mazes and traps to get to the treasure, but at the end of the day, the ship ends up leaving through a cave at the end of the island. So in the interest of believing it's actually still there, the templars, or whomever placed one of the 19 things they say is there, could have easily entered through "the hatch" or some sort of cave system that was around 400 years ago. The sonar and divers have all proven there are channels in and out of each of the chambers, so who knows what kind of natural or man made caverns are down there. Now on the other side of the coin, 200ft is ridiculously far down, and I highly doubt anybody back then was digging that far, so it would have to be a cave that channeled down and ended up that deep. We have seen cave systems in vietnam and in other remote places go miles into the ground, so although unlikely, it is possible oak island has a few secrets to share.
    I find the swamp to be the most interesting point...... the theory that they purposely grounded a ship there when the swamp flowed straight through is viable. It would a lot easier to damm up an area the size of the swamp than build an intricate maze and trap system 200 ft under the ground. Problem is they have dug around the swamp and besides the odd piece of wood, have not come up with a ship. I can't imagine the templars having enough sediment to bury a ship deep enough that nobody would come across it digging in there.
    Anywho, still hoping for anything to be answered on that show, or any investigation show for that matter. I'm looking at you too Scott, let's shut the archeological world up and validate ur theories, find something cool.
    I'd also love an autographed copy of ur book, let's see about making that happen, I'll trade you for a bottle of Canadian Club Rye.

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  42. Scott Wolter, I think that the work that you are doing is brilliant and critical to unearthing the real history of America. I discovered you less than a week ago after Jovan Pulitzer(that I also discovered less than a week ago)name dropped you. I am not well versed in extensive history. I would like to hear your thoughts on a simple hypothesis. Anytime that the Ark of the Covenant was threatened, it was moved to a more secure location. America has never been inhabited by a foreign insurgency since its inception. There are many heavily fortified locations worldwide very capable of defending the most sought after artifacts/relics in the world. I know of one specific location that has been referred to as the largest safety deposit box in the world considering that America went off of the gold standard several decades ago. It has one of the most advanced security systems known to man and flanked by a military base. The Ark could be concealed in many places in the world, few, the Templar Knights would have considered adequate. Do I want to calculate where the Ark of the Covenant resides, Hell no! Not for all of the gold in Fort Knox.

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    1. Brad,

      All indicators point to the Ark being in the U.S. However, where it resides exactly at this point is irrelevant in my view. Even if we know exactly where it was, the powers-that-be aren't going to let us ever see it.

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    2. is it a secret, or can you state who you allude to- kind of nice- to see facts. 1-what are the "indicators"- please state 2-why, other than not knowing, you find where the Ark resides "irrelevant" 3-is seems a real pass off to just state "the powers-that-be"...please get to the nuts and bolts of this- who are you talking about?

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    3. Anonymous,

      It's simple; our Federal Government.

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    4. First of all,

      Brad,

      The U.S has been inhabited by a foreign insurgency since its inception. Please read up on the War of 1812.

      Secondly, Scott,

      The U.S Federal Government has and is hiding the Ark of the Covenant? Can you please explain why you think they wouldn't share that information with the world and allow researchers to study it? Also, the Federal Government has employed hundreds of thousands of people since its inception, with political parties sharing power back and forth, with 45 different presidents. You don't think someone would have said anything about them holding one of the most famous artifacts in the world? You're sounding a lot like "Moon landing was fake".

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    5. Anonymous,

      There's a reason why I say the U.S. Government has the Ark, but I'm not prepared to explain my reasoning now. And as far as knowledge about it being leaked by somebody from within, they didn't need to because it's already out there right in front of everyone.

      Remember the old phrase "Hidden in plain sight?"

      BTW, my Canadian grandfather didn't believe we landed on the moon and swore to his grave that is was all "Hollywood." I don't share the same view as he did.

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    6. So let me try to understand what you are hypothesizing;

      You say the Ark is in the U.S. You say the U.S Government has the Ark. You say its location is irrelevant because the U.S Government will never allow anyone to see it. Then in your next statement you say the Ark is hiding in plain sight? So they won't allow anyone to see it, yet its hiding in plain sight, and its location is irrelevant?

      Or did you mean that the clues that the U.S Government has the Ark are out there right in front of everyone? That brings me back to the statement above, where a government employee would have definitely noticed they had the Ark.

      And let's come to another point; if the U.S Government has kept the Ark safe and hidden for 250 years, that means the British Government before US independence knew about the Ark being in America and also kept is secret. You can see this is getting a little ridiculous, lots of governments, conflicting interests, thousands of people all knowing about it but no one saying anything. Come on...

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    7. Anonymous,

      I believe they left obvious clues they have the ARK, but I could be wrong of course. I’ll be sharing this evidence in my next book.

      Your overthinking it and being a little presumptuous about the Brits. Why would the British Government know anything about the Ark before U.S. Independence?

      I realize your fishing for more info, but you’re not going to get it now; sorry.

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  43. It's funny (rather sad actually) that no matter what is said, or found, it will never be believed. Scott is right (to an extent) it really doesn't matter...... God himself (if there was one) could float down on a cloud and tell us the meaning of life and there would be the same 50/50 split of its legitimacy. Humanity has spent its existence lying, stealing, hiding, covering up, and pretty much doing everything in its power to conceal the truth about things that even when the truth comes out, nobody believes it. So regardless if the gov't or the Vatican or a secret society unveiled the ark, there would a battle royal of opinions from every pair of lips on the planet and nothing would get resolved.
    But as long as I'm here I might as well admit, I personally don't even believe there is an ark (as history describes it) chances are it was destroyed in the many holy wars. And in the slight chance there is one and it survived human history, it's buried in the Vatican basement where the rest of the relics that debunk religion are kept.

    Still waiting on that trade Scott ;-)

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  44. You are so right Scott, there is proof just about everywhere you go.They just don't have the knowledge or the know how to see it. It is hard to explain to them.

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