In July of 2016, Scott was contacted by a woman who claimed to have the personal journals of the Fourteenth Century Scottish Earl Henry Sinclair. Scott was skeptical to say the least, but when she eventually sent pictures of some of the pages and the lambskin map, his interest level went through the roof! Four years and hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of research the preponderance of the weight of the evidence supports their authenticity. There are still many questions and the vetting process continues.
The tradition begun by the Scottish Knights Templar was eventually handed to Freemasonry and our Founding Fathers and was a sacred obligation referred to as the “Covenant.” The goal of the persecuted medieval Templars who escaped to Scotland and elsewhere brought their wealth and sacred relics to North America with the eventual goal of establishing a sanctuary where they could openly practice their faith, establish a democratic government, and live their lives in the pursuit of liberty, freedom and happiness as prophesized in the Bible. That land ‘far to the west’ was called the “New Jerusalem”, or what we now call the United States of America.
However, it is now time to turn from research on-line and in the lab to research in the field. That means traveling to various sites in both the U.S. and Canada to look for physical evidence of the events documented in the journals. Most important, and most exciting, is traveling to the numerous locations where treasure was reportedly buried. We hold not hope that all the treasures will still be there since the journals say many of them were recovered. That said, even evidence of a backfilled hole at the locations mentioned is still amazing providing proof the journals are what they proport to be. Of course, the Holy Grail of discoveries would be a treasure that is still there. We have several good candidates and now is the time to find out the truth once and for all!