Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America

Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America

by Scott F. Wolter
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Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America by Scott F. Wolter

The Hooked X is a secret symbol first found on an inscribed slab of rock, dated 1362, unearthed by a farmer in Minnesota in 1898. This mysterious symbol inspired the author to pursue a nine-year investigation on both sides of the Atlantic that led to the discovery of other artifacts and clandestine documents indicative of secret trips to North America long before Columbus. The trail of evidence led to a deep plunge into the shadowy areas of Freemasonry and the Knights Templar that most brethren of these orders are unaware of. This incredible true story reveals untold secrets of North America that weave from medieval times through today, forever changing history as we know it.

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ISBN-13: 9780878393121
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 159,140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Geologist Scott Wolter has been president of the American Petrographic Services since 1990 and 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 U.S. and around the world, including the evaluation of fire-damaged concrete at the Pentagon following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Wolter and his wife, Janet, have two children and live in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Massattorney More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and is an easy read. Wolter is to be commended for attacking this topic. Any academician or scientist who delves into the realm of Pre-Columbian exploration of North America is guaranteed to face the scorn and ridicule of the narrow-minded establishment (Archaeology being a prime example). This is rather ironic, given that it is an archaeologically-established fact that the Norse were in North America at least 500 years before Columbus. However, after reading this, I am left wondering whether the whole link to the Templars, or at least that link when it is combined with Wolter's focus on the "secret" symbology, etc., is not at least a tad overboard and needlessly speculative. To me, the fact that this hooked X rune is found on the Kensington Rune Stone, the stones in Maine and the stone in Naragansett bay is alone extraordinarily compelling and worthy of archaeological inquiry, especially when then coupled with the fact that the character is also found on an island off the coast of Sweden that was inhabited by Cistercian monks (and possibly in Rosslyn Chapel, albeit in modified form). The author would do well to focus his future research on this and eschew the temptation to go off on tangents about Masonic symbolism, the "sacred feminine", "goddess culture" etc. Frankly, this only serves to dilute what is otherwise a hauntingly compelling and gorwingly sound thesis. But, again, the book is well worth the read in terms of its work on the Kensington Stone and linking this with sites in New England. I highly recommend "America BC" by the late Dr. Barry Fell. Fell wrote extensively of the topic over 30 years ago. When one considers Fell's equally compelling thesis- that Irish Culdee monks may well have been present in New England as early as the 7th century or even before- Wolter's work is placed into its proper context.
Clueso More than 1 year ago
I was impressed with the amount of traveling, research and scholarship Scott put into this great book. It does not read like your typical history text-it is alive with maps drawing, interviews and is a model for books of its kind. There is no armchair adventure here-the author's effort is evident in this true historical thriller. I have heard and read about fractional accounts of pre-Columbian discovery in North America but his book puts it together precisely so even those armchair bound "Ivory Tower" skeptics who refuse to look at new paradigms regarding the history of our country, have to sit up and take notice of what Scott has accomplished here. I have spent a lot of time researching the Newport (RI) Towerwhich receives a lot of attention here and added greatly to my knowledge of this amazing artifact. I thank him for all his work and explaining in a very clear manner how the Tower probably functioned and the multiple purposes it served. His research on Runes and the Cistercian Clergy was eye opening.A companion to this book I'd recommend is David S. Brody's "Cabal of The Westford Knight: Templars at the Newport Tower". This was written as a historical fictional thriller with early factual North American exploration as a backdrop to the mystery that rivals ,in my opinion, the likes of Dan Brown. It begins with the 14th century exploration of the legendary Henry St. Clair and is non-stop action cover to cover.
SiriusBlack2028 More than 1 year ago
I watched a 'History Channel' episode that dealt with the Templar Knights, but this particular episode focused on the historical research conducted by Scott Wolter and I was so impressed that I immediately bought the book along with 2 others by Steven Sora. This is a must read for anybody interested in the early exploration of America coupled with the history of the med-evil Templar Knights. While this is not a Dan Brown thriller, Scott does an amazing job of assembling years of research. Much is left for the reader to analyze for themselves while posing a lot of "what if" scenarios. The most amazing aspect of this book is the fact that the author is primarily a geologist that found himself embarking on a trek through history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is information that should be taught to all schoolchildren.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good read, as long as you keep an open mind you should be good. This book points out things that are supported by fact and data.This book does contain a lot of data so it may not be for everyone but I rather enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well documented, easy to read-Some sections have not been formatted for the nook so you might enjoy it more if you purchase the book. The history and documentation blend seamlessly in explaining the links between sites. A wonderful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book and easy to read, but the translation to Nook format wasn't flawless. Many words have a space inserted in the middle. I liked the captions for the photos, but there were no photos. Otherwise, very intriguing book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talk about a leap into history, this is it. I can't put it down. To those none belivers the facts are all documented history. Scott has taken a beautiful history trip thru time and we get to go with him. Incedible detail on historic sites that we will probably never get to travel to. Don't miss his show on the History channel, America Unearthed. He is a Forensic Geologist and once I watched the series, I have bought every book about the Templars I can find. If you love history you will love this book, and the series. Complete with photos.
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