The Complete Kensington Stone History

Background: For over eight hundred years, Scandinavians carved and erected stone monuments to their achievements, relations (lifeless and alive), property and beliefs. These “runestones” have been erected between the 4th century AD and the tip of the Viking Age within the 12th century AD.

That means most of those stones have been carved about 300 years earlier than the Vikings arrived in Europe and Russia and roughly 100 years after the standard pagan Viking territories have been Christianized.

Most of the runestones recognized to us at this time stand in Sweden (about 2,000), with others in Denmark (250), Norway (50), and the British Isles (40). There was even a runestone found on Berezan Island within the Dnieper River in Ukraine, which was an previous commerce route for the Swedish Vikings. Surprisingly, there are not any recognized Viking Age runestones on Iceland. But that is the place the thriller begins: The Kensington Runestone which was found in 1898 by a Swedish Farmer in Kensington, Minnesota (45* 48′ 46.17″N – 95* 40′ 01.53″). The stone is proof that Vikings had come to Minnesota — 130 years earlier than Columbus left Spain.

Discovery Site Photo

The Kensington Stone History:

Olof Ohman

The Kensington stone has been the topic of controversy since its discovery in 1898 by Olof Ohman. It was discovered whereas clearing land for his farm; It was mendacity face down and was twisted across the roots of a 30-year-old aspen tree. The 30 by 16 inch slab was coated on the face, and one facet had some form of historic writing on it is facet. It was a 202 pound: six inch thick greywacke sandstone. He was ridiculed and ignored by society to such an extent that considered one of his daughters dedicated suicide. But if that wasn’t sufficient; the group who truly chargeable for the stone would trigger much more controversy and thriller. The stone is believed to be a Land Claim of the Knights Templar which was erected in 1362. Which could be used later time by the Knights Templar in efforts to increase the Order.

A horrible copy of the engravings was despatched to the University of Minnesota, the place the interpretation was tried by Olaus J. Breda. It took greater than 100 years for students to right the imperfect copy and to correctly translate the textual content. The solely cause is that a number of the historic textual content had died out in Scandinavia many centuries earlier than 1362.

Correct Translation of the Stone?:

“Eight Gotlanders and 22 Norwegians on reclaiming/acquisition journey far west from Vinland. We had a camp by two shelters one day’s journey north from this stone. We were fishing one day.After we came home we found 10 men red with blood and death. Ave Maria. Save from evil.” Engraved on the facet of the stone have been the phrases, “There are 10 men by the sea to look after our ships 14 days journey from this island. Year 1362.”

Translation of the stone’s textual content

Edward Larsson’s rune cipher resembling that discovered on the Kensington Runestone.

Though Breda was a professor of Scandinavian literature and languages, his data was restricted. Breda was backed up by Norway’s head archaeologist of the late 19th century, Oluf Rygh – he and his coworkers at Northwestern University at Evanston Illinois proclaimed that the entire translation of the rune stone was fully primarily based on fallacious evaluation of the copy.

While archaeologists and linguists have been nonetheless insisting that the Kensington Stone was a faux. A geologist on the Minnesota Historical Society, Newton Horace Winchell, had taken an in depth bodily examination of the stone for the very first time. He confirmed the engravings on the weathering stone, have been round 500 years previous. Winchell additionally concluded there was immense knowledge supporting for the precise rune stone relationship again to 1362.

The 1910 Study:

While archaeologists and linguists have been nonetheless insisting that the Kensington Stone was a faux. Newton Horace Winchell: a geologist on the Minnesota Historical Society, had taken an in depth bodily examination of the thing for the very first time in 1910. The take a look at he accomplished on the stone, helps Ohman’s model of the occasions.

Confirmed by the weathering stone, it was indicated the engravings have been round 500 years previous. Winchell additionally concluded there was immense help that the precise rune stone dated again to 1362.

His report in 1910 was hidden beneath the louder phrases of the skeptics in opposition to him. They had satisfied a lot of the world that the Kensington Rune Stone was cast. But In 1911, Ohman bought the stone to the Minnesota Historical Society for $10.

For occasion, they quoted the engraved textual content because it described the place of the rune stone to be situated on an island, although the merchandise was found on a farm nowhere near water.

It was not till 1937 after they acknowledged doing hydrological research for the state of Minnesota that it concluded that the world the place the stone was found was flooded with lakes and streams in the course of the 14th century, in addition to the 500 years earlier than that.

Dry situations began to extend to start with of the 16th century, transfiguring the regional landscapes into marsh and swamps. It turned a grand pasture by the point Olof Ohman settled there within the late 1800s. Neither he or anybody else knew at the moment it was surrounded by water again within the 12 months of 1362.

Investigators as nicely identified many triangular holes that have been lower into the boulders. Evidently a really very long time in the past, alongside riverways going towards Ohman’s farm, the 14th-century seafarers have been famous to favor triangular mooring holes. Not far north and 27 years earlier than the Kensington Rune Stone was found, an previous fire-steel an identical to medieval Norse specimens at Oslo’s University Museum emerged from deep beneath the financial institution of the Red River close to Climax, Minnesota.

More Scientific Testing 2000:

This prompted investigators to hunt out skilled help of their very own in 2000. They selected to contact St. Paul American Petrographic Services.

This agency specialised within the evaluation of the supplies used to assemble the stone. It was owned and operated by Scott F. Wolter, who’s an authorized geologist, college skilled, who beforehand didn’t hear of the Kensington Rune Stone. He carried out the primary detailed bodily evaluation since Winchell’s analysis 90 years earlier than.

Wolter began utilizing images with a mirrored gentle microscope. He would pattern the core and look at it by means of a scanning electron microscope.

In the month of November, he introduced his fundamental discoveries. The artifact had indicators of a subsurface erosion course of that required a minimal of 200 years. In simplified phrases, the Kensington Rune Stone was buried for round a century earlier than Olof Ohman had dug it up.

Wolter’s finish outcome was primarily based on the total breakdown of mica crystals on the engraved floor of the stone. Compared to the gathered samples of slate gravestones from Maine, these present that biotite mica begins mechanically flaking off the surfaces after 197 years. Skeptics set out to fault his decision by arguing that requirements for mica degradation didn’t exist.

He began to look at every particular person rune with a scanning electron microscope. This revealed many outstanding traits not seen to the bare eye.

The Dotted R:

He observed an unseen sequence of dots carved inside three R-runes. This discovering was very vital, given that dotted runes solely happen on the top stones of 14th century graves. They have been situated in church cemeteries on the island of Gotloand, which was off the coast of Sweden. The rune stone textual content goes again to the identical century and references eight crewmen from Gotland.

The discovering of a single runic letter “the dotted R” was not recognized to students till 1935. It confirms past a doubt that the Scandinavian seafarers arrived in North America 130 years earlier than Christopher Columbus had left Span in hunt of a brand new world.

This means the lads who had left it have been declaring for themselves what later was west central Minnesota. The inscription’s date of 1362, Wolter demonstrates, was along with the encoded within the runic textual content itself. The Arabic numerals have been defenseless to alteration by interlopers.

Mooring Holes/Rings

After the carving, the stone was buried, a triangular shaped gap was drilled into glacial boulders close by. These have been used to relocate the actual place of the buried stone.

Wolter determined to go additional into his quest for details about the artifact to search out the id of the person who engraved the inscription – the Cistercian monk from Gotland talked about within the runic textual content. The Cistercians lived underneath spiritual vows as Gnostic Christians.

The Knights Templar & Hooked X:

They have been the founders of the Knight Templar and survived its destruction in the course of the 14th century. They migrated from France to different locations in Europe, together with Gotland. Templars have been nonetheless settlers of the island on the interval of time the Kensington Rune Stone was carved. Wolter claimed the inscription included data that was associated to who the get together was,  the place their actual location was, why they have been there, and when.

The key to unlocking this data was the mysterious hooked X that seems on the rune stone in addition to different runic texts. The hooked X was a logo that was necessary and seemingly made by the Cistercian monks. The X was a logo of the steadiness and duality of lady and man, and heaven and earth.

The hook that’s within the X symbolized the offspring or kids, representing the continuance of the Goddess perception by means of frequent thought and bloodlines.

The Hooked X takes you on a journey from Minnesota to the New England Coast, the place 4 extra medieval rune stones have been discovered. The path then results in a mysterious spherical stone tower in Rhode Island that would solely have been constructed by a extremely controversial group from Europe earlier than the time of Christopher Columbus. The story that unfolds behind the Hooked X shatters many historic and non secular paradigms and finally reveals the startling untold historical past of North America.

The Kensington inscription with the eight numbers (in daring) believed to be a part of a “Ritual Code” is supplied for reference: (Below is parts of an article by Scott F. Wolter, P.G.) 

Face Side of stone:

1.            8 Götalanders and 22 Northmen on

2.            (this) acquisition journey/taking on land from

3.            Vinland far to the west.  We

4.            had a camp by 2 shelters one

5.            day’s journey north from this stone.

6.            We have been fishing one day.  After

7.            we got here residence we discovered 10 males pink

8.            from blood and dying. AVM

9.            Save from evil.

Split Side of stone:

10.          There are 10 males by the inland sea to look

11.          after our ships 14 days journey

12.          from this hill. Year 1362 

It seems the primary eight numbers chronicled throughout the Kensington Rune Stone inscription are related to the Masonic legend of Hiram Abiff; the Grand Architect who oversaw the development of King Solomon’s Temple, and to the Select Master diploma of Cryptic Council diploma of York Rite Freemasonry.

In almost each Catholic Church world wide the Crucifixion and Resurrection story of Jesus is informed in pictures known as the Stations of the Cross.  It isn’t a coincidence the variety of Stations of the Cross is 14.  It seems what we now have is, Eight Götalanders (Deity) and 22 Northmen (paths that join the ten spheres); … 2 shelters (Ahishar and Adoniram), and someday’s journey (Zerubbabel).  If we add these numbers up, in sequence, as they seem on the stone we get, 8 + 22 + 2 = 32 + 1 =33.  

Those numbers sequentially, observe the Select Master ritual completely, AND that these numbers add as much as the identical complete of 33 as within the Kabbalah, merely can’t be a coincidence.  A Masonic Brother jogged my memory about one other connection to the numbers Eight and 22 that I had frankly, forgotten about. Here we now have the quantity twenty-two having significance in not simply historic Egyptian mysticism, however as many students consider, these beliefs have been handed on into Hebrew mysticism the place we discover the identical numbers being symbolically necessary within the Kabbalah.  The numbers that seem on the Kensington Rune Stone suggest the carver was deeply versed in symbolism, allegory, codes, and particular sacred numbers that seem to have been handed on as a steady thread by means of mystical sects from historic Egypt to the Hebrews, to the Cistercian’s/Knight Templar, and eventually into Modern Freemasonry.


There is a lot extra data I made a decision to chop the article right here after which compose different articles with extra data with completely different titles to correctly doc the completely different branches this investigation leads you. So we will not less than say that the Kensington Stone is presumably the earliest proof of a ‘group’ of that voyaged to America for the doable land declare of this space and that this stone was carved in an historic textual content which little continues to be recognized to this present day. A few checks have been accomplished on the stone and it supplied credibility to its authenticity.

This thriller stone will all the time be a significant factor in when and who voyaged to America a lot earlier than what our trendy historical past books like to assert which was achieved by Christopher Columbus. The Knights Templar was based in 1119 and was energetic till about 1312. The earliest texts in 1390 point out the primary Freemasons, and lastly the Illuminati was present in 1776. Now many consider the Knights Templar dissolved themselves into Freemasonry when King Philip had lots of the order’s members in France arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and burned on the stake. What we will be sure that these mysterious historic religions, texts, orders, or occasion has a serious significance for our secret societies of at this time’s elite. Many in these orders don’t have any clue of the true ‘secrets and techniques’ held throughout the society however you will be sure that they’re keepers of hidden data.