The Kensington Runestone with Scott Wolter

Spring Grove welcomed Scott Wolter on April 27th, 2010 to a full cinema!

8 Goths and 22 Norwegians on a journey of acquisition to Nord Amerika ….the year 1362 laying claim to the Mississippi watershed. – The Kensington Runestone.  And we thought Spring Grove was the first Norsk settlement in Minnesota!

Participants shared in the excitement around the new evidence about the Kensington Runestone and The Hooked X.

The event was sponsored by –  Giants of the Earth Heritage Center  and The Sons of Norway, Valheim Lodge of Spring Grove.

The presentation was on the the theater screen by Scott F. Wolter. Scott Wolter is a geologist, author, History Channel narrator and President of American Petrographic Services Featured on the History Channel 2009 The Holy Grail in America.

The lecture occured on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 6:00PM. Attendees met the author from 6 to 7pm.  The presentation started at 7PM.

At this lecture, Scott talked about his recent research on the rune stone, and additional sites/artifacts found in North America which appear to be tied to the same group that carved the Kensington Rune Stone. As a forensic scientist, he discussed his approach to the research, including his scientific process for dating the KRS and other stone artifacts.

Following the presentation, Scott was available for questions and to sign copies of his new book,
The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America,
and his 2005 book, The Kensington Runestone, Compelling New Evidence.

For more information please visit
The lecture included the story of the continued research and resulting discoveries Scott has made over the last 9 years regarding his quest to uncover who carved the enigmatic Kensington Rune Stone (KRS) and why. Ever since Olof Öhman unearthed a 200- pound, curiously engraved stone from his fields in 1898, controversy has raged over the artifact’s authenticity. The stone, dated by its engraver in 1362, found my Ohman on his farm near Kensington, Minnesota, soon proved how difficult the search for truth can be. It continues to raise eyebrows over claims that its existence attests that northern European explorers predated Columbus in America.
• Fascinating geological evidence, previously overlooked but unmistakable
• The intriguing role the Cistercian Templars may have played in the carving of the KRS,
and their ideology, symbolized in the rune letter Scott calls the Hooked X
• The amazing connections with other previously dismissed pre-Columbian North American artifacts and sites

ABOUT THE AUTHOR and SPEAKER—Scott F. Wolter, a professional geologist, has been President of American Petrographic Services since 1990. He is responsible for the independent petrographic analysis testing laboratory where the stone was brought for investigation in 2000. He has been the principal petrographer in more than 5,000 investigations throughout the world, including the evaluation of fire damaged concrete at the Pentagon following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Wolter joined forces with avid Scandinavian linguist and runologist Richard Nielsen in authoring “The Kensington
Rune Stone, Compelling New Evidence”, published in 2005. Scott Wolter He is featured in the video below.

Headline: The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America

by Scott Wolter – A newly-released book that may change history

Minneapolis, MN – The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America, by geologist Scott Wolter, is the culmination of his 9 year odyssey to understand the origin of a mysterious symbol that first appeared on a highly controversial, century-old artifact called the Kensington Rune Stone.

The discovery of the meaning of the Hooked X symbol was amazing, as was the secret history behind it that gradually unfolded during Scott’s quest to learn more and uncover the truth through research. His journey winds through mysterious worlds of the medieval Cistercians, the Knights Templar, and modern Freemasonry.

The story of the Hooked X begins with the discovery of a 202-pound stone unearthed by a Swedish immigrant farmer Olof Ohman, who was clearing trees on his land in preparation for farming, in 1898. The slab of greywacke (a grey, earthy rock which is a variety of sandstone) contained a lengthy inscription carved in Norse runes whose message has only recently been accurately deciphered. In 2005, Scott Wolter co-authored a book entitled The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling New Evidence, that presents a large body of research that conclusively proves the artifact is indeed a fourteenth-century document.

The Hooked X picks up where The Kensington Rune Stone story leaves off, taking the reader on a journey from Minnesota to the New England coast where four more medieval rune stones are found. The trail then leads to a mysterious round stone tower in Rhode Island that could only have been constructed by a highly controversial group from Europe, long before the time of Christopher Columbus.  The story that unfolds behind the Hooked X shatters many historical and religious paradigms, and ultimately reveals the startling untold history of North America.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Geologist Scott Wolter has authored eight books and has been president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, since 1990. He is responsible for the independent petrographic analysis testing laboratory where the Kensington Rune Stone was brought for investigation in 2000. He’s been the principal petrographer in more than 5,000 investigations throughout the United States and around the world, including the evaluation of fire damaged concrete at the Pentagon following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Wolter and his family live in a suburb of Minneapolis.

Published by North Star Press, St. Cloud, MN

ISBN 13: 978-0-87839-312-1        ISBN 10: 0-87839-312-9      $18.95

HOLY GRAIL IN AMERICA – A two-hour documentary which premiered on the History Channel in September, 2009, chronicles Scott’s 9-year pursuit of the origin and meaning of the Hooked X symbol, and his research into the unknown and mysterious world of European visitors to North America prior to Columbus.  Produced by Committee Films, Minneapolis, Holy Grail in America won the 2009 National Association of Television Production Executives (NATPE) Best New Documentary Film. Visit for local TV listing information.

For more information visit To schedule an interview please contact

Alice Larsson, publicist at 651-224-1673 or email her at

To schedule a talk, book signing or lecture,

please contact Janet Wolter at 952-934-6597 or Email her at


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5 Replies to “The Kensington Runestone with Scott Wolter”

  1. I saw the story “Holy Grail in America” . My father was a master mason as was his father. My father passed away in March 2002 and had intrusted me with his masonic apron to promise that I would have his masonic brothers were notified so that a proper ceremony would be performed. My Aunt has asked me many questions about free masonry and I mentioned to her about the Knights Templates. I now have watched many documentaries about the Knights and the Di Vinci code , Rossalyn Chapel. Now I hear about Prince Sinclair and his travel to North America. I am intrigued by the Knights Templar, Robert the Bruce in Scotland, the symbols in the lodges, symbolism of the degrees of the freemasons, I myself is a past honored queen of bethel #16 that you had to be a BLOOD relative of a master mason. I would like to study this beautiful history and maybe I should try to look more into my blood line to see if I can uncover that my fathers family on his fathers side were Welsh and I would like to see if my ancestors may have been somehow involved with the Knights Templar and ultimately became freemasons. If you have any material that I may start my search and I would be honored to receive a copy of your book and I hope I do not offend you to ask for a signed book. I am so excited to start my journey of knowledge and was very impressed of what you had to say. If you feel I’m not asking too much for the book, my address is: 740 Crucible Ct. Millersville, Md. 21108. I will await your response. Thank you for your time and keep digging.

  2. Book of Enoch

    In the Book of Enoch, the Watchers (Aramaic. עִירִין, iyrin), are angels dispatched to Earth to watch over the humans. They soon begin to lust for human women and, at the prodding of their leader Samyaza, defect en masse to illicitly instruct humanity and procreate among them. The offspring of these unions are the Nephilim, savage giants who pillage the earth and endanger humanity. Samyaza and his associates further taught their human charges arts and technologies such as weaponry, cosmetics, mirrors, sorcery, and other techniques that would otherwise be discovered gradually over time by humans, not foisted upon them all at once. Eventually God allows a Great Flood to rid the earth of the Nephilim, but first sends Uriel to warn Noah so as not to eradicate the human race. The Watchers are bound “in the valleys of the Earth” until Judgment Day. (Jude verse 6 says that these fallen angels are kept “in everlasting chains under darkness” until Judgement Day.)

    The watchers are bound “in the valleys of the Earth”. Grand Canyon!!!!!

  3. Have no Idea you will get this — or if there is/has been discussion on tghe issue below… – A simple question– “Other programming claim” that the actual Roman crucifiction cross was NOT in a T form but a “close to the ground Wooden X from”… ?? Has there been discussion of the possibility that the Hooked X is a Symbol for the origional cross??

  4. I follow your shows and you asked for information of possible site you should maybe check out. Recently CTV news reported on a 7 foot face found in the cliffs on the broken island group off of Port Albernie BC. Since the property is native land, they spoke to a local man who felt it could have been created by their ancestors . Interesting, we do have a lot of petro glyphs in this area, but I have never heard of early natives rock carvings of this size.

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