The Newport Tower

The Newport Tower
Medieval stone tower ... in Rhode Island. Does it look like any other Colonial structure you've seen? Recent carbon dating of the mortar indicates 1400s construction date (see post below).

The Westford Knight Sword

The Westford Knight Sword
Medieval Battle Sword ... in Westford, Massachusetts. Can anyone deny the pommel, hilt and blade punch-marked into the bedrock?

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription ... in Maine, near Popham Beach. Long passed off as a hoax, but how many people know the Runic language? And how is it that some of the Runic characters match rare runes on inscriptions found in Minnesota and Rhode Island? Carbon-dating of floorboards at nearby long house date to 1405.

The Narragansett Rune Stone

The Narragansett Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription ... in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. This Runic inscription is only visible for twenty minutes a day at low tide--is this also the work of a modern-day, Runic-speaking hoaxster?

The Westford Boat Stone

The Westford Boat Stone
Medieval Ship Carving ... in Westford, MA. Found near the Westford Knight site. Weathering patterns of carving are consistent with that of 600-year-old artifact. And why would a Colonial trail-marker depict a knorr, a 14th-century ship?

The Kensington Rune Stone

The Kensington Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription... in Minnesota. Forensic geology confirms the carvings predate European settlement of Minnesota--so did Runic-speaking Native Americans carve it?

The Hooked X Rune

The Hooked X Rune
Medieval Runic Character ... on inscriptions found in Maine, Minnesota and Rhode Island. But this rare rune was only recently found in Europe. This conclusively disproves any hoax theory while also linking these three artifacts together.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Summary of Artifacts/Sites in Brody Novels

I often receive inquiries from readers wanting to know if a certain artifact or site is discussed in one of my novels. For example, "Do you investigate the Newport Tower in any of your books?"  So I thought I would take the time to summarize which artifacts/sites/subjects are discussed in my 3 "Templars in America" novels (in no particular order):


Westford Knight Carving (aka the Westford Sword)
Westford Boat Stone
Westford "Encampment Site" Foundation
Newport Tower
Narragansett Rune Stone
Spirit Pond Rune Stones
Kensington Rune Stone
Scott Wolter
Hooked X Rune
Dotted R Rune
Noman's Land Rune Stone (aka No Man's Land Rune Stone)
Tyngsboro Map Stone
Machias Bay Petroglyphs
Oak Island Money Pit
America's Stonehenge
America's Stonehenge's Sacrificial Stone
Bourne Stone
Lake Memphremagog Artifacts
Stone Holes (some call Anchor Holes or Mooring Holes)
Zeno Narrative and Zeno Map
Roslyn Chapel
Delta of Enoch
Kilmore Church Stained Glass Window
Royston Cave Carving
Touro Synagogue
Touro Cemetery
Mary Magdalene
Knights Templar
Bernard de Clairvaux
Biblical Figure, Enoch
Judge Samuel Sewell
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Burrows Cave Artifacts
Michigan Tablets (aka Scotford-Soper Relics)
Bat Creek Stone
Ohio Decalogue Stone
Catskill Goddess Stone
Catskill "In Camera" Stone (aka Latitude Stone)
Prince Madoc Legend
Mandan Native Americans
Dry Stone Mural
Notre Dame Basilica (Montreal)
Notre Dame Basilica "Trigrammaton"
Delta of Enoch
Talpiot Tomb
Bon-Secours Chapel Cornerstone
L'Anse Aux Meadows
Icelandic Sagas
King Juba II
Queen Cleopatra Selene
America's Stonehenge
America's Stonehenge's "Baal" Stone
John the Baptist
Mary Magdalene
Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks"
Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"
Leonardo da Vinci's "St. John the Baptist"
Book of Mormon
Knights Templar
The Newport Tower


Tucson Lead Artifacts
Mustang Mountain Rune Stone
Los Lunas Decalogue Stone
Mary Magdalene
The Toltecs
The Aztecs
Notre Dame Basilica (Montreal)
Chichen Itza Bearded White God
Cistercian Monastery, Tarragona Spain (14th Cent. Painting)
Coptic Christian Fragment
Dead Sea Scrolls
Kilmore Church Stained Glass Window
Grand Canyon (artifacts and hieroglyphs)
David Hudson
White Powdered Gold
Serabit al Khadim
Ark of the Covenant
Sigmund Freud
Baghdad Battery
America's Stonehenge
Stonehenge England
America's Stonehenge's "Baal" Stone
Walt Disney's "Little Mermaid"
Georges de la Tour's "Magdalene with the Smoking Flame"
"In Hoc Signo Vinces" Stone (Newport, RI)
The Newport Tower
Book of Mormon
Roslyn Chapel
Knights Templar

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rock Bottom

I spend a lot of time with fellow researchers in the woods, examining rock formations and carvings. Sometimes we get a bit overzealous and misinterpret natural formations as manmade. This image (courtesy of Karla Akins) made me laugh. Entitled "Rock Bottom," I wonder if it is naturally occurring or instead was carved by some early explorers looking for a way to disrespectfully "moon" their enemies ;-)