Here we are at the final episode of the season and I have to say I think it is the best! It's jam packed with great content and introduces three amazing new inscriptions to the world. The evidence we document points to only one group having created all three; the medieval Knights Templar and how they made their way to North America. Allan Dawe contacted me four years ago as our run on History Channel ended and I wasn't able to see the inscription with my own eyes. This 4th season of America Unearthed was the perfect opportunity to see this inscription in Newfoundland, but also the identical symbol carved inside Wemyss Caves in Scotland. European scholars say medieval "Christian monks" lived inside the caves that could have been fugitive Templar's who escaped persecution in Europe after 1307 waiting for the opportunity to escape to North America. This is the most plausible way to describe the identical carvings on two separate continents.
I have long know of the map on the wall inside the sacristy at Rosslyn Chapel having written about it in my book, "The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America." I first learned about the secret, and sacred, method of calculating latitude with a staff, crosier, or even a stick, reading Brother Ashley Cowie's 2006 book, "The Rosslyn Matrix." This brilliant exercise opened the door to other sacred esoteric knowledge the resonated with me as a scientist because, well, it was scientific. Ashley's calculations of the latitudes of the four lozenges was accurate for the both the allegorical, and literal journey from the Holy Land in "Old Jerusalem" to the sanctuary of the "New Jerusalem" in North America.
This episode looks into the beginning of the Templar's journey to establish a new home where people of ALL faiths could pursue life, liberty and happiness. It seems our country has forgotten many of the principles and tenants our Founding Fathers established after the Revolutionary War. That war was fought against the tyranny of the monarchs of Europe (King of England in this case), persecution of the Roman Catholic Church, and the corrupt way the two institutions legitimized each other. To find the motive behind the "Exodus of the Templar's" you need to look no further than our Constitution and the men who inherited the obligation from their medieval Templar brethren. Stay tuned, as the best is yet to come!
The morning sun breaks through the clouds as I get ready to shoot at the Wemyss Caves on the north side of the Firth of Forth in Scotland.
The Committee Films crew prepares to shoot a scene inside the large beehive shaped caves where archaeologists say medieval "Christian monks" (fugitive Templar's?) lived at Wemyss caves, Scotland.
Author, Tony McMahon, and I pose for a pic before shooting inside the legendary medieval church in Scotland; Rosslyn Chapel.
The amazing carving in the crypt at Rosslyn Chapel has two curved horns depicting the path of Venus as both a morning star in the east (right) and evening star in the west (left). The four vertically stacked lozenges in in the center represent, bottom to top, the latitudes of Jerusalem, Rosslyn Chapel, Orkney Islands, and Shetland Islands. The five-pointed star to the west represents the latitude of the Newport Tower in what the ancients called (A)Merica.
Field Producer and writer, Will Yates, enjoys a quiet moment with the sleeping cat that guards Rosslyn Chapel.
The "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Stone in Latin means, "In This Sign, Thou Shall Conquer".
Archaeologist, Brad Lidge, scientist, Jerry Lutgen, and me pose for a pic inside the Newport Tower during a break in filming on a perfect April day in Newport, Rhode Island.
Despite the really good scenes I shot with my friend, Donald Ruh, being cut from the final edit due to a wealth of content in this episode, we had a great time filming together in Newport, Rhode Island.
This panoramic view of the beautiful harbor on Long Island, in Newfoundland, Canada, was taken from the tiny secluded beach along the cliffs where the Haystack inscription can only be viewed a few hours a day at low tide. Cameraman Brendan Harris shoot the inscription draped in seaweed on the far right.
I was very dialed in studying the Haystack inscription for the short time we had when low tide allowed us to view it. The line of seaweed above my head indicates the high tide line.
The Haystack (left) inscription in Newfoundland, and the identical carving found at Wemyss Caves (right) in Scotland, are likely late medieval era symbolic representations of the Tree of Life indicating the carver's knowledge of the esoteric teachings of the Hebrew Kabbalah. The late medieval Templar's are one group who would have understood, and venerated, these Gnostic teachings.
Production assistant, Jay Chase-Jacobus, stands on the rocky shores of the easternmost point of North America. A large iceberg and be seen in the distance.
Field Producer, Janey Klebe, stands atop the beautiful shoreline at the easternmost point of North America, near St. John's, Newfoundland.
Tipster, Allan Dawe, and I pose in the beautiful secluded harbor of Quidi Vidi, in St. John's, Newfoundland, where we shoot the final scene of the episode.