The Newport Tower

The Newport Tower
Medieval stone tower ... in Rhode Island. Does it look like any other Colonial structure you've seen? Recent carbon dating of the mortar indicates 1400s construction date (see post below).

The Westford Knight Sword

The Westford Knight Sword
Medieval Battle Sword ... in Westford, Massachusetts. Can anyone deny the pommel, hilt and blade punch-marked into the bedrock?

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription ... in Maine, near Popham Beach. Long passed off as a hoax, but how many people know the Runic language? And how is it that some of the Runic characters match rare runes on inscriptions found in Minnesota and Rhode Island? Carbon-dating of floorboards at nearby long house date to 1405.

The Narragansett Rune Stone

The Narragansett Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription ... in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. This Runic inscription is only visible for twenty minutes a day at low tide--is this also the work of a modern-day, Runic-speaking hoaxster?

The Westford Boat Stone

The Westford Boat Stone
Medieval Ship Carving ... in Westford, MA. Found near the Westford Knight site. Weathering patterns of carving are consistent with that of 600-year-old artifact. And why would a Colonial trail-marker depict a knorr, a 14th-century ship?

The Kensington Rune Stone

The Kensington Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription... in Minnesota. Forensic geology confirms the carvings predate European settlement of Minnesota--so did Runic-speaking Native Americans carve it?

The Hooked X Rune

The Hooked X Rune
Medieval Runic Character ... on inscriptions found in Maine, Minnesota and Rhode Island. But this rare rune was only recently found in Europe. This conclusively disproves any hoax theory while also linking these three artifacts together.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Newport Inscription


This inscription was found at low tide after a major storm in April, 2010, along the beach in Newport, RI not far from the Newport Tower, by Rhode Island resident Irene Daponte. The inscription reads, "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES," which is a Latin phrase translating to, "With this as your standard you shall have victory." The slogan has been used by various military and religious groups over the centuries, including the Knights Templar. On the back side of the stone there are other markings which we have not yet identified, but one marking appears to be a Templar cross. The stone has since been reburied in the sand by the surf, but we have marked its location and will return to study it further when weather and tidal conditions allow.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"IN HOC SIGNO VINCES"

Did any of the markings on the back side of the stone exhibit a 33:57:90 angle triangle?

David Brody said...

There wasn't enough time to clean the stone to get a good sense of what the markings were. Obviously you have some kind of theory about this--care to share?

William Buehler said...

David: I specialize in earth/temple grids, using spiritual dynamics. I have a Zeno Chart graphic if interested, not intended for geographic use ... as a "consciousness" schematic ... same geometry used in Rosslyn, et al.
Also I can explain the so-called mysteries: use of "58" and Heads, various other matters of esoteric interest.
I'm more interested in email or skype connection rather than blog if doable, subjects can be complex.

William Buehler said...

David: RE the stone uncovered by the storm: did you find the inscription on the other side? Ostensibly the "SIGNO" would be on the reverse side of the STONE (RESH: Chief Head Stone).

"IN HOC SIGNO VINCES" was also used at Rennes le Chateau in the "Rex Mundi" symbolism: "Par Ce Signe Tu Le Vaincras" (By this sign you will conquer.)

David Brody said...

Hi William. We haven't had a chance to uncover more of the stone yet--hopefully spring is here to stay and we can dive in soon...

Interesting comment re Rennes le Chateau.

-Dave

Charlie said...

David, I just saw this entry. Pretty exciting. Have you had a chance yet to return? Is there a Templar cross on the other side?

David Brody said...

Charlie:

We have returned to examine the back side, but the carvings are too faded to be definitive about what they may be. It looks like there could be a Templar cross there, but again it is impossible to say for certain. We have also ascertained from some abutters that the carving is at least 60 years old and was considered "very old" even back circa 1950.

Karla Akins said...

What has become of this stone? Any new news?

David Brody said...

Karla, the stone is still there, usually covered by sand. Not sure what more we can do to study it. Scott Wolter brought a portable microscope to examine it but he was unable to reach a firm conclusion.

Bill Buehler said...

Dave: FYI re the "Sign by Which You Will Conquer" on the Rex Mundi statue at the Magdalene Chapel at Rennes le Chateau. Fr Boudet designed it all to show that 'the Sign' is not the Latin Cross, it's the letters Teyth and Tsadey using Prosiniatic Hebrew picture glyphs which together are the "Stem and Blossom" dynamic, a powerful stellar streaming among other things. The glyphs are duplicated by the 4 angels in that group, with the circle with cross is above that. Most recently used by the Essenes and Templars, then Masonic inner-groups... Ascension or Advent connected. Present Light-Groups can use it. Complex, can discuss it: phone or email.

David Brody said...

Bill, thanks for your comment. I tried Googling some of these terms and hit a dead end. Can you maybe email me so links?
dsbrody@comcast.net . Thanks.

Dave

Anonymous said...

HI, Constantine saw a vision of a cross in the sky with "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES" written on it. This caused him to convert to Christianity. With that in mind and knowing that during, if my memory serve me correctly, in the 1600s or 1700s a minister carved several stones along the shores of Newport with things of religious context, I would think this must be another of his works. Would it be possible for you to reveal the location of the stone. I can provide you with the information concerning the location of the others I mentioned.

~Michael
editor@neexplorers.org

David Brody said...

Michael, I had never heard that a minister carved stones in Newport with religious writings. I will private message you with more info.

Dennis Grimm said...

The stone is still there in its prime and glory. I discovered this stone while launching my kayak to do some fishing in 2014. As the tides dropped I uncovered the sand andthe whole phrase appeared. Pretty cool, and maybe another knights templar clue.Looks extremely old but I am not a foresic scientist either. Haha.

David Brody said...

Glad to hear it, Dennis! I last visited December, 2016. That must have been very cool to discover it!