On episode 3 of season 3, we had Robert Markus and Alan Kostrzewa telling of a theory related to stones with carved symbols.
The book had “7 by 8 by 4” below the map, and some directions related to a Rock and a Tree.
They mentioned Captain Kid and the Zeno Brothers, and Henry Sinclair, and travelling under the pseudonym Zichmni.
There’s a stone on ____ (someplace)
(Prince Henry Sinclair in 1398, the legend is that he came to Nova Scotia, befriended the local natives, Mi’kmaq, Glooscap )
They’re saying Templars left Scotland, to Nova Scotia.
They theorize it leads from Westford to Overton, Nova Scotia, because the distance is 184 Leagues north
(But wait, that doesn’t check out. The distance doesn’t match. It’s a stretch to believe it.)
In Overton, there is another stone: With a templar cross, and some other carvings.
You can get a much better look from all angles on this Youtube video of the Overton Stone
Which leads apparently to Mahone Bay, but how does it? I’m starting to think this part is filler.
Which has this boulder at the Bay, with carvings on it.
Hard to see that picture. Luckily, there is a different website that already has better pictures of it. Jeff’s blog.
And on a different blog, ‘Adventures of Nicky‘, there is a tracing of the Ramsund carving, which is visually similar. It’s a Norse Sigurd story thing. ( Gee, it only took 30 minutes of Googling to figure this out. Why did Robert Marcus not find this? )
Oh wait, a different website calls it the Norumbega Vinland Stone, and points out it’s similarity to a stone in Sweden that also tells a Norse story about Sigurd. ( So it’s doubtful to have relation to templars, and likely related to Vikings.)
Then they relate the story of how there was a prominent tree, with a depression in the ground, and some men noticed the depression, and dug, and found the Money Pit. The tree is gone now, but the Readers Digest article in 1965, showed a diagram featuring the prominent Oak tree.
And I tried zooming in on that image, but it’s unreadable. Sorry
Update: The next episode apparently includes a visit to the boulder in Overton. Is it a Templar cross or more specifically a Portuguese cross of the Knights of Christ? The fellow in the bright red shirt is saying it’s from 1500 to 1580.
(Red shirt fellow is Terry Deveau, President of the New England Antiquities research association )
He sees an Eagle feather, 2 tobacco leaves and a crescent moon. I personally thought it was a palm tree leaf. Based on patina and weathering, he thinks it’s 500 years old.