Holy Grail in America

Did anyone by chance see the episode “Holy Grail in America” that came on the History Channel this past Sunday (9/20)? It may have aired before then but that was the first time I had seen it. I actually only caught small chunks of it and will need to record it when it comes on again.

Episode Description (taken from the History Channel site):

In 1898, a Minnesota farmer clearing trees from his field uproots a large stone covered with mysterious runes. Now known as the Kensington Rune Stone, it details a journey of land acquisition and murder–in the year 1362. Thought by some to be a hoax, new evidence suggests it could be real, and a clue that the Knights Templar discovered America 100 years before Columbus, perhaps bringing with them history’s greatest treasure…The Holy Grail. See how symbols on the Rune Stone match Templar ruins all over Europe. History tells us the Templar were massacred on Friday the 13th, but that a Templar fleet allegedly containing treasure was last seen off Scotland in the late 1300s. Stones with similar markings as the Rune stone have been found on islands across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as in Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Is it possible the Templar were leaving clues to an incredible journey to the New World?

If you saw the episode, what did you think about the theory? If you didn’t see it, the episode will air again on Saturday, September 26, at 8:00 PM and also on Sunday, September 27, at 12:00 AM.

20 thoughts on “Holy Grail in America”

  1. That’s the times I found for it on the History Channel site as well. I’m planning on setting up my Tivo to record it. From the little bits I saw, it seemed pretty interesting.

  2. I didn’t see the documentary, but I remember hearing about this growing up in Minnesota.

    Knowing how far the Land-of-Ten-Billion-Mosquitoes is from the ocean (even considering the St. Lawrence seaway and the Great Lakes), it seems unlikely the Templars, or anyone from that era, would have made it that far alive.

    One also has to ask the question, “Why?”

    A very interesting premise, though.

    I actually wrote a blog post last year about the Holy Grail. One of the contenders is currently in a museum in New York. The Holy Grail in America, indeed. (?)


    Thanks, Steve!

  3. I just watched part of it…missed some because of company…but it comes on later tonight so I will record it on DVD. I think it is very possible the Templars visited North America…I think at any rate something has occurred too…the engraved stones…the astronomical and geometrical alignments were no accident…they were put here by someone..someone from Europe. It’s odd Christopher Columbus’s father-n-law was in the order and the templar cross’s on the sails of Columbus’s ships. Very interesting…I feel a good possibility and cause for more study.

    Oris Hinson

  4. Oris, I didn’t realize Columbus’ father-in-law was in the order. That’s interesting. Also, good observation about the Templar cross being on Columbus’ ships. I hadn’t thought of that before.

  5. Superduty, I still have the show recorded on Tivo and haven’t had the opportunity to watch it yet. What link did it make to Southern Illinois?

  6. I saw the show on Monday, 11/23. I must say it was very intriging. The Illinois/Indiana link dealt with Egytian relics were found in caves in “Little Egypt” area of Illinois/Indiana. I recommend the show. The books by Scott Wolter look interesting on the Kensington Rune Stone.

  7. Nanners, I still have the show recorded on my Tivo, but haven’t had the chance to watch it yet. I’ll try and watch it over the holidays. I’m very intrigued by it.

  8. h3llo Steven,, nice website :: YES i just saw this HISTORY show again, in fact i’m searching to find it on torr3nt file/via web, etc…

    WHEW—too many elements of history, free Masonry, templars, myth, mystery, freedom, Columbus & Mason/templar connections—just TOOOOO many to go into
    now, but
    I’ll try to chat about it with u sometime (busy week dealing with graduate/MFA school work + upcoming holiday travel..!..),,
    but my main interest is the idea of freedom-oriented founders/groups e.g. templars/masons/etc. that
    might have INDEED come to this continent / America
    waaaay back as the show suggests, just amazing—

    Especially the sense of founding/building a free place/system to live re: the crazyness of old-Hierarchy-MALARKEY back in Europe, re: the Church & similar
    power-structures of overbearing monarchs, Oi….

    yes it makes sense, even if these folks didn’t necessarily travel here exactly as suggested—
    certainly free-thinking groups like masonic folks
    were such a huge part of the founding fathers & more;-)

    anyway, good to read that u were into web-design & are also into creative writing…..
    i’m an artist (used to work in California in videogames &
    media, etc) & also from the deep south (Louisiana)….
    will try to chat more on such things,,
    take it easy, Rob

  9. Rob, I found the part about the Newport Tower in Rhode Island especially interesting. The show was pretty convincing that it might indeed be a medieval structure built by Templars.

  10. I think that this show is very interesting. I really want to learn more about little Egypt and this island by cape cod. I think some thing maybe is there. Also I was reading info on little egypt and some places in that area have some strange names. Like heres; an excerpt from a website I found:

    Beall Woods State Park…

    The 270-acre primeval woodland bordering on the Wabash River was designated an Illinois Nature Preserve to ensure the forest will forever remain in its natural condition. Because of its unique character, Beall Woods is registered as a National Landmark by the United States and listed in the United States Register of Natural Landmarks as the “Forest of the Wabash.”

    and it has names in this reserve like:

    Cache River State Natural Area
    Section 8 Woods Preserve

    Maybe thats just me but what kind of name are these for the places they could represent in little egypt?

    They have caves somewhere that the farmer found things.. Maybe its just me that the names of these places seem a little suspect and maybe should be checked out?? what do you think?

  11. It’s been a few months since I saw the show, but weren’t they saying the items found in that area that looked like Egyptian artifacts turned out to be fabricated?

  12. does anyone have information on the (supposed) Egyptian artifacts found in southern Illinois? Is it just Because the town Cairo or did they name the town for what they found?

  13. Bryan, I’m sorry I don’t have more information about this. I’m afraid my knowledge on this particular subject stops with the show I saw on the History Channel. I never investigated it any further. Maybe someone else will come along with more info.

  14. I own five acres high atop a sandstone bluff in un glaciated,Johnson Co.IL ( Little Egypt) The Artifacts here are in the Millions and are covered with sandstone.I cannot prove this now (But, I do have proof) as ILLINOIS has laws now for private undertakings on private lands as to Historical items that now…require a permit.. in which… if you apply for they will Deny and or exercise eminent domain of your land which ever suits them best. THIS IS A CONSPIRACY to cover up something so huge that they do not even have the resources for.. to even begin to understand its existence . I have researched this for 3 and 1/2 years now without selling,speaking or displaying some of these unbeleivable Artifacts that all have a Eygpt_Asian_African flavor to them.I talked with a lawyer yesterday his words were “You have a discovery here of what seems to be already discovered long ago but has for some reason gone unpublished and that is now being monopolized by the state for further protection/cover up.
    I will expose this at all costs as this is way to much government control over what “We the *ucking people”rightfully now own.

  15. i watched the show about the grail and i do believe it to be true in some aspects i grew up in southern illinois hiking every trail and climbing every bluff i could and still i have not found all the caves if some one could get a map from pre 1800s it would be easier to figure out if water tables have changed or not which would give us a more acurate area to search i believe that when i return back home from the military i will begin my search in cairo simple because thats were the two rivers meet and i know of some caves down in that area i do not expect to find the grail persay but we might find clues to something else.

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