Scott Wolter

World-renowned forensic geologist and author Scott Wolter joins us in podcast episode 176 to discuss his research into the Kensington Runestone and Knights Templar in America.

Forensic geologist Scott Wolter was the host of the hit show American Unearthed, which followed him on his quest to uncover the truth behind historic artifacts and sites found throughout North America. Scott is also the author of The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America and co-author of The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling New Evidence. Scott has been president of American Petrographic Services, Inc., since 1990 and has been the principle petrographer in more than 7,000 investigations throughout the world, including the evaluation of fire-damaged concrete at the Pentagon following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Kensington Runestone

The Kensington Runestone

In this interview, Scott Wolter discusses his specific area of expertise – The Kensington Runestone and the belief that Knights Templar were responsible for this relic. The rune stone is a 200 pound slab of stone covered in runes that was discovered in 1898 in rural Minnesota.

The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America is the culmination of my seven-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 story begins with the discovery of a 202-pound stone unearthed by Swedish immigrant farmer named Olof Ohman, who was clearing trees in preparation for farming back in 1898. The slab of graywacke contained a lengthy inscription carved in Norse runes whose message has only been recently deciphered accurately. In 2005, I co-authored a book entitled The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling New Evidence that presents a large body of evidence that conclusively proves the artifact is indeed a fourteenth-century document.

The Hooked X picks up where that 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 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.

Scott Wolter’s work in uncovering the mysteries of the runestones and their greater implications are nothing short of astounding. While controversial, his conclusions do drastically affect our perception of the history of North America. You may find it difficult to believe that Knights Templar claimed land in the western hemisphere, but the evidence is compelling. As always, listen to the interview and decide for yourself.

In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, Scott Wolter continues discussing his amazing research into the Kensington Runestone, Knights Templar in America, and connections to a specific degree ritual of York Rite Freemasonry. This link is further evidence of Scott’s conclusions and is absolutely astounding. Join us for the second-half of this fascinating interview! Just go to and Join Now, or subscribe at to receive access to this and a tremendous amount of exclusive content.

Scott Wolter Answers

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

The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence

The Hooded X: Key to the Secret History of North America by Scott Wolter – book on

Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers: The Mysteries of the Hooked X by Scott Wolter

intro music by Paul Avgerinos

outro music – “Melkutus” (traditional Finnish Rune song) by Tim Rayborn

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Judy Brown July 11, 2017, 8:09 PM

    Scott, I sent you some pictures of a stone head about a year ago. I don’t think it was of much value. Do you still have those pictures, I would like you to have a second look at them, please
    Thanks .

  • Brett February 19, 2019, 12:29 AM

    Scott, caught your peice about the Denver airport. Not sure about the subject but back in the 70’s rumors were “things” went on under the Denver capital. Apparently there are tunnels under. Never seen them or know what or if secretive activities actually took place. Just remember the rumors having a familiarity in regards to your subject

  • Edward Camarato May 28, 2019, 3:50 PM

    When I was15 I was staying at Conley’s grove and me and a friend decided to wander across the highway and we came upon the caves underground and now I see you have come across them as they were dug up when I was there they were still underground that was in 1955. I often wondered what they were and now you have explained them.

  • Ronnie Sklar October 4, 2019, 5:08 PM

    On 8/15/19

    Dear Mr. Wolter,
    I recently had an unusual and exciting experience, one that may prove to be quite
    a discovery. The Boals Mansion, Boals Chapel, and Columbus Room in Boalsburg
    proved to be extraordinary. The guide took us into the medieval chapel, one which
    came to Boalsburg through a dowry and is set up as it was in Spain. When he opened drawers in a chest displaying priests robes, he got to the last drawer and stated that
    he didn’t know what the last robe was used for. This robe he thought was quite unique.
    It was pristine with gold handmade embroidery – a skull and crossbones. The skull was
    in profile. Could this be a robe the priest would wear in a knights templar ceremony?
    The Boalsburg Mansion has recently acquired researchers to investigate many documents from the “Columbus Room.” The bloodline of the owners has been traced back to the Colon family, hence the dowry and Chapel. I was speechless when I saw the robe and mentioned what little knowledge I have learned from your show. Please let me
    know if you follow this lead in any way and thank-you for a wonderfully educational and and thrilling show.
    Ronnie Sklar

    • Edesigns December 4, 2020, 7:29 PM

      The gold robe with the skull and crossbones sounds like the Illuminati ceremonies and skull and bones cult that bush’s and others in government were in. They are all at war or related to one another. They all cover up history and the evils and use or morals verse immoral things they are allowed to do.

  • Robert Westholder July 4, 2020, 5:54 PM

    Scott this is robert I would like to get ahold of you direct concerning an extreme find. Contact me at [email protected]

  • Duane P Schroeder September 8, 2023, 12:11 PM

    My wife and I have been privileged to watch 5 maybe 6 of Scott Wolter’s shows. In a newspaper article, we find he did 39 or more shows. Does anyone know how we view or, better yet, purchase these episodes?
    If so please send me full info: [email protected]

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