During rainy seasons, a water fall cascades off the cliff in the background.Below: Runestone Setting: Spring View From Back Yard of Author, Circa 1984.Herman Collitz, Professor of Germanic Languages at Johns Hopkins University was next consulted.

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." Back to such as that later, but before leaving what "L.

S." of Smithsonian said, I believe the atypical second and eighth runes were deliberately chosen because they can be taken in more than one way, Dr.

In 1959 an Oklahoma Historical Society meeting was convened in Heavener by Gloria Farley, in her home, in connection with a visit at Heavener by Frederick Pohl, who had written a book arguing for Pre Columbus Viking Visitations to the East Coast of America. --Which is precisely what I say was involved with the Heavener Runestone Monument.

Mr Pohl was quoted in thefollowing way, as I told it on page 88 of my book, To give you a parallel, I can write messages in an ancient variety of Greek that is now archaic. I am not about to grant Knirk --or Frederick Pohl-- an unchallenged privilege of calling those Heavener Runes "Inauthentic."Dr.

The "Authentic" "Inauthentic" approach to runic inscriptions is fraught with radical and improper ways of thinking.

The Oklahoma folks were suckered into accepting that way of thinking, which has caused much needless complication of the search for the truth.

He drew for the Smithsonian: I am not yet quite certain about the identity of the Smithsonian official who gave the initial assessment for their "Mr. Maybe I will decipher it later, or else contact Smithsonian about it. S." which appears to have been initials for the name."L.

S." pinpointed what has alwaysbeen a substantial interpretation problem: The second and eighth (as they had been presented) runes --from left to right-- are from a different runic alphabet. S.should have been presented with nine runes, but C. Kemmerer, like many to follow him, overlooked the short stroke perpendicular runic "S" that is next to right hand side of the runic "M," as I later picture, illustrate, and dsicuss.

He told me that he was at that time the world's only University Professor actually offering a university course for study of ancient runic languages.

(I think he has since retired from those positions).

As a matter of fact, "Jimmy Hiens" of La Salle's 1687 tragic expedition was the Rune Engraver, as I evidence in multiple ways in my books, including picturing his initials within his own engravings.--Being of academic inclinations and heritage, in 1983-1985 I consulted numerous previous assessments of the runic script and possible translations.