The Westford Knight

Hidden History of The Westford Knight, Knights Templar, Indigenous People In America Before Columbus

So you think that Christopher Columbus discovered America in the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria? After all that is what we are taught in school, so we should blindly accept what academia teaches us as the absolute truth, right?


Given that this European explorer is often mistaken as the first to “discover” the U.S. when he never actually step foot on U.S. soil, and given the fact that he has a U.S. federal holiday to his name — and is honored by holidays in other countries as well — let’s examine what else has long been known in esoteric circles about the history of North America.

Could Columbus have been connected to the Portuguese Knights Templar or the Order of Christ? And if so would this relationship have given him access to the Knights Templar collection of old Viking maps detailing routes to North America?

Does the Westford Knight aka the Sinclair stone located in Westford Massachusetts commemorate the death of a European knight in North America almost 100 years before Columbus famed voyage?

Or could the sibling of one of the world’s wealthiest man have “discovered” America before all of the aforementioned – based on ancient knowledge known to previous West African navigators? The answer to these questions are just as enlightening as they are perplexing.


The Westford Knight

Legend has it that a Scottish earl named Henry Sinclair took a crew of explorers and discovered America in 1398, a whole century before Christopher Columbus. According to documentation, they explored regions of Nova Scotia and New England. Some even claim that the evidence of that is the grave of one of their fallen in what is now Westford, MA, a town northwest of Boston near the New Hampshire state line.

I recently had the opportunity to examine the site as a part of my ongoing investigation & esoteric travel v-log series for Adept Expeditions. Click below to watch the Hidden History of The Westford Knight, Knights Templar, Indigenous People In America Before Columbus.

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Anyextee is an esoteric researcher, author, public speaker, filmmaker, artist & tour guide called to investigate the ancient mysteries, metaphysics and mysticism. He transformed his passion for exploration into an esoteric tour company dedicated to providing travelers with more meaningful experiences. He is the producer of The Sacred History of the Rosicrucians and the founder of Adept Expeditions, Adept Initiates and Ancient Egypt Mystery Schools and leads tours through the Yucatan, Mexico and Egypt.


Westford Knight

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Westford Knight" is the name given to a pattern, variously interpreted as a carving or a natural feature, or a combination of both, located on a glacial boulder (also known as the Sinclair Rock) in WestfordMassachusetts in the United States.

It is notable for being the subject of popular or pseudohistorical speculation on Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. The pattern was first described as a possible Native American carving in 1873. The identification as a "medieval knight" dates to 1954.

Early references

The rock and carving is first mentioned in print in an 1873 addition of the "Gazetteer of Massachusetts" and was described as "There upon its face a rude figure, supposed to have been cut by some Indian Artist."[1] In an 1883 town history, the carving is described as "A broad ledge which crops out near the house of William Kitteredge has upon its surface grooves made by glaciers. Rude outlines of the human face have been traced upon it, and the figure is said to be the work of Indians."[2] The carving was subsequently identified as a broken Norse Sword by William Goodwin in his book on the America's Stonehenge site.[3]

Frank Glynn, president of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut, re-located the carving and following discussions with T. C. Lethbridge about Goodwin's theory, chalked in a full figure in 1954, resembling a medieval knight, with a sword and shield, and he is usually said to be the "discoverer of the Westford Knight."[4] It was Lethbridge who suggested to Glynn that the sword was not of Viking origin, but was "a hand-and-a-half wheel pommel sword" common in 14th century North Britain.[5]

Contemporary pseudoarchaeology

The current[year needed] interpretation by those who advocate that the feature on the rock is a human figure is that it commemorates a fallen member of the party of Henry Sinclair, a Scottish Earl from Orkney, whom some believe to have made a voyage to the New World in 1398, traveling to Nova Scotia and New England.[6] According to Raymond Ramsey in 1972, the shield carried by the knight in the image was found to support this belief, when "English heraldic experts consulted by Lethbridge definitely identified arms on the shield as belonging to the Sinclairs of Scotland".[7] Usually[clarification needed] it is claimed that the knight is Sir James Gunn, a member of Clan Gunn and a Knight Templar who reportedly traveled with Sinclair.[8] The monument next to the "knight" commemorates this interpretation, stating as fact that Sinclair and his party traveled to present-day Massachusetts. Believers in this theory often[clarification needed] cite the Newport Tower in Newport, Rhode Island as further evidence to support their claim.[9]

The theory has no credibility in scholarship.[citation needed] It was mentioned in an Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology in 2010.[10]

A recent[year needed][11] investigation of the rock by David K. Schafer, Curatorial Assistant for Archaeology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University,[12] concluded that except for the "sword handle", which is definitely a punch carving, the entire feature consists of naturally formed scratches caused by glaciation. The local town historian of Westford[who?][year needed] has stated that there is evidence that the T-shaped inscription was made in the late 19th century. There are some historians[who?] who believe that the area around the rock has undergone erosion since the clearing of trees in the 18th century, and that during the time of the alleged voyage by Sinclair, the rock may have been in a hardwood forest covered by 3 or 4 ft (0.91 or 1.22 m) of earth.[better reference needed] There are some historians[who?] who claim that the timing is inconsistent with documented history, as at the time of the alleged voyage (1398), the Order of the Knights Templar was not in existence, having been publicly disbanded ninety years earlier.


Westford Knight information by the Westford Museum

Discounting of the knight from archaeological standpoint

Rock in a hard place


  • Frederick J. PohlPrince Henry Sinclair: His Expedition to the New World in 1398, 1974, Clarkson N. Potter, New York: ISBN 1-55109-122-4

  • Robert Ellis CahillNew England's Ancient Mysteries, 1993, Old Saltbox, Danvers, Mass: ISBN 0-9626162-4-9

  • David Goudsward, Ancient Stone Sites of New England, 2006, McFarland Publishing: ISBN 0-7864-2462-1

  • David Goudsward, Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair, 2010, McFarland Publishing: ISBN 0-7864-4649-8

  • David S. Brody, Cabal of the Westford Knight : Templars at the Newport Tower : a novel, 2009, Martin and Lawrence Press, Groton, Mass: ISBN 0-9773898-7-1

  • "Was Columbus the true discoverer of America?". The world's strangest mysteries. New York: Gallery Books. 1987. p. 120. ISBN 0-8317-9678-2.

  • R. Celeste Ray (Editor) Transatlantic Scots, University of Alabama Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-8173-1473-6


  1. Jump up ^ Gazetteer of Massachusetts, 1873 page 542

  2. Jump up ^ Reverend Edwin R. Hodgman, History of the Town of Westford, Mass 1659–1883 (Lowell, Mass.: Westford Town History Association, 1883).

  3. Jump up ^ William B. Goodwin, The Ruins of Great Ireland in New England (Boston: Meador Publishing Company, 1946).

  4. Jump up ^ For example, in Richard White, These Stones Bear Witness, page 93 (Anchor House, 2010). ISBN 978-1-4520-1718-1

  5. Jump up ^ Richard White, pages 87-88.

  6. Jump up ^ Tim Wallace-Murphy, Marilyn Hopkins Templars in America: From the Crusades to the New World (Weiser Books, 2004)

  7. Jump up ^ Raymond H. Ramsey, No Longer on the Map: Discovering Places That Never Were, pages 65-66 (New York: The Viking Press, 1972). ISBN 0-6705-1433-0

  8. Jump up ^ Steven Sora, The Lost Colony of The Templars: Verrazano's Secret Mission To America, page 161 (Destiny Books, 2004). ISBN 978-1-59477-870-4

  9. Jump up ^ Christopher KnightRobert LomasThe Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and The Discovery of The Secret Scrolls of Jesus (London: Century, 1996). ISBN 0-7126-8579-0

  10. Jump up ^ Kenneth L. FederEncyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis To The Walam Olum, pages 270-271 (Greenwood, 2010). ISBN 978-0-313-37919-2

  11. Jump up ^ This surfaced in 1995 and never went to print

  12. Jump up ^ "The Westford Knight Revealed" Retrieved 5 August2015.

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