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    The lost Vikings      1998 1navigation.jpg (6563 bytes)
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151.jpg (2019944 bytes)In the year 1000ad, Viking colonists started to immigrate to North America from Greenland.  
By 1345 the last Viking set sail from Greenland and its written in the annuls of Greenland that they left the christen faith and took up the American way.
  To me it looks like they left Greenland and sailed to their new colony, North America where they found a green land
.  It's here were they lived together with the Indians until Columbus discovered America.  The most famous kingdom was the green land of"Vinland the Good" and the most controversial map in the world is "the vinland map".  
I don't see the problem with the vinland map, just match it with a modern map.  When you have a match , you have vinland , Valhalla or what ever name you wish to use.      

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This is the Vinland map, the most controversial map in the world. 
It leaves us to believe, there where

"Vikings in America"
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In order to get the most from my theories you should read all the same legends and books I ' have  red .
Follow this link to an index to webs and books which relate to  lost  lost Viking kingdoms. 
the next few paragraphs are a brief intro to the discovery of Vinland and a few of the resources they found.

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Clip_4.jpg (3181 bytes)Before you start the 1998 WebPages , have a look at my 2006 discovery in the paragraph below.

January 2007
My story is simple, 20 years ago I said "the Vikings Made a town at the base of this  mountain."
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For 20 years I have been told ,"no they did not"
In 1997 I decided to put my theory on paper so I could have my discoveries documented , and maybe convince someone ,I found vinland  ,  unfortunately   it was just theory, not enough for proof.
That was how this web started, I was trying to prove the Vikings came and settled here.
Proof would be like finding a 10 th century  Viking anchor, like the one in the picture, it was found in   Europe.

Its Jan 31 2007 and   I have some proof  and  I found it   while following the path of sir Francis drake and the Spanish.
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I never found a anchor, but I found 3 items I feel could be the proof I needed.  a pin of a Viking anchor, a soapstone dagger with a bone blade and a half of a bead.     




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If  you  have any ideas as to the date of these items,  I could use the help.  the pin could be very early Spanish or  it could be Viking, the   dagger handle has copper rivets so the anchor and pin could be the same age.   The half bead  looks turquoise and it is very old and warn.   With what i have uncovered in the last 20 years shows , what I have here, is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Last summer, I bought a metal detector and set out to search  for proof of drake and may have acidently found proof of Vikings on Vancouver island. 

I feel its Important FOR ME  to press publish on this page IN MY BOOK .
to find this page just type on google  forest.facts.tripod someone will take you here.
http://forest.facts,tripod.com

Read my story  from 1998 and decide for your self, have I found Vikings who came from the north .
To see  a panoramic view around the sites, hit the small view picture next to the picture's in my web.


viewjune5.jpg (350201 bytes)This is a good one to start with, its the view from a historical  winter artesian spring. Ponce deleone stood on this site and called it paradise.springculvert.jpg (518749 bytes) I believe Francis  drake drew the vinland map when he had his artist draw  the other exploration maps. It was probably stolen from the hidden maps of sir Francis drake.
He drew the vinland map because he knew he found, vinland the good..







The lost Vikings                       1998

xvinla2.jpg (12094 bytes)Leif Erikson clearly describes the direction and voyage. He states, '' They left the southern part of Greenland, and sailed in a northerly direction till they hit a large island," "They then  went up and looked about in fine weather. Then they sailed through the Sound which lay between that island and the cape which projects northward."   These direction's can only imply they sailed north to Baffin Island, then  they took the northwest passage "West" to Alaska. bcvin.jpg (23421 bytes)



Then they sailed westward around the cape of Alaska to Helluland [H], a barren land with arctic foxes and massive herds of rain deer. 
From there they sailed south east to Markland on the 58 parallel.[I] An Island lay to the south.  bigfish.jpg (25567 bytes)This would be the queen charlotte islands[J].  From this Island they sailed southeast to Vinland.[K]
 An island on the 49th parallel,  where they found  trees as big as houses,  
salmon larger then anything they had ever seen. On this island a berry droops of a vine and makes the best wine. A place so mild,  no snow covers the ground during the winter and it's a 3 month voyage from Greenland. .1mitchf.jpg (5909 bytes)



How can you get lost using these directions.





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xvinlandmap.JPG (684893 bytes)I have studied the Vinland map and compared it with a modern map. If you look at the Vinland map, you will clearly see that Vinland lies to the south west of Greenland. The Vinland Map looks like it’s been drawn from a globe. Africa is cut in half, signifying its beyond the round of the earth and  India is in the right spot if you viewed the globe from the north. If this were true, the Vikings would have known North America could not be seen on this side of the map,  it would be onTR00262A.gif (1715 bytes) the other side of the map {world}. In order to see   the island of Vinland in its true form , you would have to flip over the map and the  mirror image of the island would be accurate. [hold the map up to the sun and look trough it to see its true form.] Being a prospector I can totally relate to this, It would be like a lock on the map with the key on the flip side. After all they had to protect their new resources. nugget1f.jpg (9303 bytes)The next step would be to take the island and compare it with the islands on the west coast of North America till you find a match. Once a match is found, check that the resources  and the directions left behind by Leif Erikson also match , if every thing matches, you should have found Vinland.

For fun, lets try compare Newfoundland to Vinland, to make a long story short "nothing matches".
The search continues. 

We will first start with the largest island on the west coast of North America.    "Vancouver island"vanislandf.gif (6739 bytes)
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What a suprise , We have a match.
  I have  compared the resources they found in Vinland, with resources on Vancouver Island.  
I'm left with one conclusion. 
The "Island of Vinland "can only be "Vancouver island."
The resources they found match only Vancouver island.
The two Islands are identical. 
The map of North America above shows Vancouver island in the same spot as Vinland is on the Vinland map. Both islands lie far to the south west of Greenland. 
The Vinland map has text that clearly states "Vinland lies far to the south in the western most ocean". The Atlantic lies east of Greenland not west.
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salalberries.jpg (47464 bytes)This is a quote from the vinland sagas refering to their grapes
["When the scots came back one of them carried a bunch of wine berries and the other an ear of wild wheat"]
Vancouver island  has wild berries growing of vines, that make the sweetest wine and whild wheat grows on the west coast beaches.
The salal berries bushes would look like a thick mat of wine berries covering the forest. The salal stems would amount to more vines then a thousand ships could hall home.
Unfortunately the grapes of Vinland were so plentiful that it turned this newly developing kingdom into a bunch of babbling drunks.

I could present tons of proof, but if your only willing to agree to disagree, why should I bother.
If you are willing to listen and learn, their is much more. 

I can point you to people who have written long thesis's proving Vinland lies in the pacific ocean.
http://www3.telus.net/JNHDA/1aintro.htm
The problem is other scientists debate the proof and call it theories. Then they argue about it till they "agree to disagree".
http://www.mcri.org/vm_shroud_update.html
If someone uneducated like me makes the statement "Vinland on the Pacific" all it would take is one spelling mistake and Their would be ground's to agree to disagree. 

My story is  from the uneducated, its short but its the obvious explanation.   I don't want you to read it, then decide to agree to disagree, just read it and enjoy it.

- REMEMBER - Nothing ever rely gets lost.  Sometimes you just cant find it.   
       
        
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To see how the vikings boats could survive the trip visit my theorie on viking ships

On to Viking Ships   
Hit the map below and compare the map of vancover island, to the island of vinland and tell me they are not a map of the same island.