Walter Raleigh

Shakespeare and the Burmuda Triangle

BY STEVEN SORA

The survivors of a wrecked craft find themselves on an impossibly remote island. They salvage what they can from the craft and make camp on the beach. On this island, compasses don’t work, strange lights appear and disappear, boars crush through the forest. At least one man would find the new island the clean slate he so badly needed. Most would later regret leaving the island. Sound familiar? Actually, this is not the crash of Oceanic 815 (from the popular ABC series Lost). It is…

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The Grail in America

BY SOL ARIS

A great deal of literature has seen light in recent years about the voyage of the “Holy Grail” from Europe to America. The idea of a Templar Fleet sailing the oceans and carrying their treasure trove across the Atlantic was extensively re­searched by Baigent and Lee for their 1989 “The Temple and the Lodge.” Many authors had picked up the theme, tracing and documenting the ability of the original Knights Templar to perform such a feat, as they escaped from the continent on their ships…

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Lost Secrets Of The Bruton Vault

BY STEVEN SORA

Visitors to Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg Park come to see what America was in the seventeenth century when set­tlers from England came to create a New World. They walk on quaint streets filled with brick houses and blacksmith shops, get canned speeches from costumed characters like a historical Disneyland, and visit souvenir vendors for a piece of history to take home. Few know that they may be walking over, literally, a secret vault containing the writ­ings of Sir Francis Bacon and others. If they did, they…

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