The next century of investigators, mainly those of soft science opinion-driven disciplines, would treat the Kensington Rune Stone primarily as a hoax because to declare it legitimate would be to admit that Europeans had visited the interior of North America more than 130 years before Christopher Columbus supposedly discovered America. And then in 2001 another geologist, Scott Wolter, would be asked to study the inscribed stone, now housed in a museum in Alexandria, Minnesota and did, having had no prior knowledge or interest in the stone or previous studies, and again like Winchell but with the advantage of modern technology, would conclude the inscription was very old and could not be a hoax. Wolter himself would be accused of “cooking the experiment” by humanities scholars who did not use scientific method to draw conclusions and towed the line for the sake of their jobs to not break the “nobody was here before Columbus” paradigm. Wolter was stunned to learn about this paradigm and made it his personal mission to solve who carved the KRS, and why. It would be a life changing mission for him and his family. With the help of colleagues in geological sciences, Wolter would go on to conclude the stone itself was indigenous to Minnesota and was carved there. What was carved on the stone, a complex inscription, would convince him that it was carved by none other than the persecuted medieval Knights Templar order, who followed the waterways to the center of the continent.