USA: Minnesota- Runestone in Kensington (Douglas County)

Vikings in America
“..Alexandria’s claim to be “Birthplace of America”…

… rests on their runestone. Big Ole, a 28-ft. tall fiberglass Viking statue, lets visitors know that Alexandria takes the claim seriously, as does a 25-foot-tall replica runestone on Hwy. 27, east of the the city. But the authentic item in the Kensington Runestone Museum is at the core of any Nordic parenting claims. “We know there’re other runestones out there,” says the lady at the museum. “But this is kind of the main runestone.”

One of those others is the Heavener Runestone, in Heavener, Oklahoma. The 12-foot high monolith stands outside, shielded in a big box. According to the folks inthe interpretive center, the enscription on it dates back to AD 600-900, and tells the story of “Glome” who used the rock to lay claim to this part of the Sooner State…”

1362 Enigma Documentary of the Vikings arrival in Kensington Minnesota

Published on Nov 11, 2013
Who discoverd America ( The New world) and when. Most believe it was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Could it have been the Vikings (Norseman) in 1362, 130 years earlier? See for yourself and make your own opinion in this revealing documentary about just that.

The Kensington Runestone is a 200-pound (91 kg) slab of greywacke covered in runes on its face and side that supporters claim is evidence that Scandinavian explorers reached the middle of North America in the 14th century although experts identify it as a 19th-century hoax.

The stone was found in 1898 in the largely rural township of Solem, Douglas County, Minnesota, and named after the nearest settlement, Kensington. Runologists

Myth or Fact?


The Kensington forgery
“..Uh, why? What if you counted from the left on even lines and from the right on odd lines? What if you counted characters up from the bottom, or whatever other random number-juggling you could do. This reeks of post-hoc fitting of an interpretation to the data set, and I don’t believe a word of it…


17 November 2011 at 3:01 am …

..But names would have been important for their “memoria”, both on a secular level (for being remembered as these daring men who traveled to parts unknown) and from the standpoint of medieval Christians (who are presented as praying an “Ave Maria” in the inscription, after all), who would have been likely to want to be remembered in prayer. ..

So, to consider the Kensington Runestone real, we would have to work with the following hypothesis: A group of medieval explorers behave in a highly unmedieval fashion. Not only do they take the time to carve a long runic inscription in a situation that sounds very dire, they also place it in the middle of an area whose inhabitants are most probably unable to read these runes and which is not frequently visited by people who could read them. But even more than that: Instead of jotting down names that might serve an identifying and memorial purpose in the unlikely case that other rune-readers did come upon the stone at some point, our intrepid explorers conveniently provide all the information that a 19th-century-historian might dream of (right down to the number of men left behind to guard the ships!), but not all that much information that might have been more relevant to them and their contemporaries. …”


Runestone – Runestone Museum


The World Famous and controversial Kensington Rune Stone was the Runestone Museum’s only artifact when it opened its’ doors in 1958. Since then, the museum has grown to include additional artifacts found in Minnesota that relate to Middle-Age Nordic explorers. The 40 piece collection includes the Climax fire steel, found in Climax, Minnesota that was part of the Middle Age Nordic collection at the University Museum in Oslo long before the discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone. The Climax fire-steel is one of the only Middle Age Nordic fire steels on display in North America.

HistDocs – Kensington Rune Stone

The Birthplace of America…Minnesota?! | Unheard History #4

Carly Jyll
Published on Mar 2, 2019
Vikings? In my Pre-Columbus America? It’s more likely than you think!

Thank you all so much for watching!
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Thank you for the information!
Older photos
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Roadside America 64 World Fair
Explore Alexandria Viking Through the ages
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Olof Ohman
Kensington Rune Stone
Ohman Family
1899 Norway, Denmark, Sweden Map
1899 USA Map
The Kensington Runestone – Mystery Solved (Translation)
A Viking in New York
GG Marmont Velvet Small Shoulder Bag
Mystery and Obsession: J.A. Holvik and the Kensington Runestone
Dr. Mathew Stirling 1943 Picture
Kensington Runestone Presented to the Smithsonian
Shane Dawson Oh My God Pig Hoodie
America 1355 -1364 Hjalmar Holand
Kensington Runestone: Theories vs. Facts
Debate Continues Over Kensington Runestone
Fredrick J. Turner and the Kensington Runestone
History of the Minnesota Geological Survey
Map of Europe 1911
The Book of Runes
The Kensington Runestone: A Mystery Solved by Erik Walhgren
Newton Horace Winchell Picture
Minnesota Historical Society Logo
The Kensington Runestone (WordPress)
George Oliver Curme
Door County’s Original Historian: Hjalmar Holand
The Case of the Gran Tapes: Further Evidence on the Runestone
Bone Fragments
Kensington Runestone Cryptography
Olof Ohman Find A Grave

Thank you for the footage!
Ole Oppe Fest 2018

Kensington Rune Stone decoded: Vikings, Templars, and Goths in America in 1362 Oct 19, 2016 Ian Harvey
“.. Additional Finds

Not very far north and 27 years before the discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone, an old fire steel was added to the medieval Norse specimens located at the Oslo’s University Museum. It had been uncovered from the deep beneath the banks of the Red River near Climax, Minnesota..”

Giants of the Earth Heritage Center
The Kensington Runestone with Scott Wolter
“…At this lecture, Scott talked about his recent research on the rune stone, and additional sites/artifacts found in North America which appear to be tied to the same group that carved the Kensington Rune Stone. As a forensic scientist, he discussed his approach to the research, including his scientific process for dating the KRS and other stone artifacts…

Kensington Runestone Cryptography

Published on Jan 12, 2012
History teacher Howard Burtness is interviewed by Kirsten Roble. Directed and filmed by Dr. Johnathan Storlie about Burtness’s research on cryptography in the Kensington Runestone and in other runestones of the period. Edited by Luther College intern Paul Armstrong with Johnathan Storlie. Produced by John Storlie.

*more on the Now You Know: Who were the Vikings?

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