The Kensington Rune Stone

There’s More to Learn About the Kensington Rune Stone

The Kensington Rune Stone just may be the most important artifact ever found in North America. Why? Because it reveals the suppressed history of the United States that you were never taught in school because it doesn’t fit the established historic paradigm by the academic establishment. So, you had better buckle up because the Kensington Rune Stone (KRS) is a genuine artifact, carved and buried in what is now Minnesota in 1362, 130 years before Columbus, by fugitives being hunted down by Roman Catholic Church in Europe, the Knights Templar. (continued below)


When and where was the stone found and what is it? In the Autumn of 1898 a farmer named Olof Ohman, an immigrant from Sweden, was working with his two young sons in central Minnesota clearing the trees in preparation for using the land for growing crops. When he pulled a tree over with a winch a large tombstone like slab came up entangled in the roots, just below the surface. One of the boys noticed there was some sort of writing on it and alerted his father. Ohman recognized the writing as runes, an early alphabet used in Scandinavia going back to the Viking era and beyond for carving into stone such things as marking property boundaries, gravestones and memorializing important events, although modern people like Ohman were not able to read the ancient script. Thousands of rune stones exist in Scandinavia to this day and scholars who can read them and study them are called runologists.

The Ohman family asked for help from runologists to try to learn what the stone said but were surprised to meet with extreme resistance from many. In fact, Ohman himself was accused of having carved the stone as a hoax. The entire Ohman family of eleven was ridiculed for years over the accusations. For the rest of his life, Olof Ohman denied having anything to do with carving the rune stone. However, in the early twentieth century there were a few investigators who studied the rune stone objectively, including the first Minnesota state geologist, Newton H. Winchell who concluded, “The said stone is not a modern forgery, and must be accepted as a genuine record of exploration at the date stated in the inscription.” Winchell came to this conclusion because he used hard science techniques to study the geology and weathering of the rune stone, concluding that the inscription was much older than anyone living in the area at the time, including Ohman who had only settled the property eight years earlier.