In spite of what you may have heard from “mainstream academia”, there have been found not one, but TWO Viking rune stones in Alberta. I have it on good authority from world-renowned super sleuths, so you can trust my sources. The first stone was the evil Horkel stone, named after
“a Danish Viking called Horkel, who settled in Greenland with the expedition of Lief the Lucky. […] The stone had been cursed for centuries before by a Saxon priest when one of Horkel’s ancestors stole it from him. Its evil history was so well known that Lief made Horkel and his followers go in a different ship, and even settle farther up the fiord than any of the other families. […] Lief and his men left Greenland, but they didn’t take Horkel’s group along. Nobody every saw that stone again. Until, a few years ago an Indian found a tablet bearing strange characters near the base of Alexandra Falls, on the Hay River, up in the Northwestern Territories. The characters where thought to be runic and they were translated. There’s been a lot of disagreement over whether or not the stone is authentic, but one thing is sure – it has brought terrible misfortune to all people who owned it. […] Like mysterious deaths, and fires, and accidents.”
The second stone was found in 1963 by a French-Canadian tracker called Pierre ‘Caribou’ Caron, who found a stone bearing Viking symbols near the shore of Great Slave Lake. When a representative of the London Museum came to buy it off him, he and Caribou were attacked and the stone stolen.
I was dismayed to find no traces of these important finds while researching the new temporary Viking exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM), Alberta, Canada for my upcoming book project. In fact, none of the staff seemed to know about these artefacts at all. You may well ask yourself how such a grand oversight may have occurred. Well, all I can say is that the museum needs to contact the original sleuths right away and ask how they solved the mystery of the Alberta Viking Rune stone. The museum might gain a few new objects for their collection.
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