1. The Sinclair Family Still Maintains Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel today is open to the public and is one of the most popular locations for tourists to visit. It is also frequented by locals and scholars who want to peer more deeply into the secrets that it has held for centuries. Given the chapel’s public nature and global notoriety, one might expect that the Scottish government owns it. However, it is still preserved and maintained by the Sinclair family, the descendants of the first Viking leader of Normandy and later of William Sinclair. It is a private building, and the Sinclair family holds all the rights to it.
This fact has generated quite a buzz for conspiracy theorists. If William Sinclair was a descendant of the Knights Templar, then maybe some of the secrets that he passed on to his offspring have been shared in their original entirety within the family. Perhaps the Holy Grail and other relics can be found within the walls, or possibly under the floors, of Rosslyn Chapel. Maybe some secrets of the chapel’s history will remain within the family, at least for the time being. If nothing else, the chapel will continue to create one hell of a story.
Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:
“Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone Documentary.” BBC.
“Rosslyn Chapel: The Apprentice Pillar.” Pieter-Stones Review of Freemasonry. October 9, 2018.
“Secrets of Rosslyn Chapel,” by Jeff Nisbet. Atlantis Rising. March/April 2003.
“The Da Vinci Code.” The Official Rosslyn Chapel Website.
“Researching the history of chapels,” by Jean Manco. Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles. November 12, 2016.
“Count the Green Men.” The Official Rosslyn Chapel Website.
“From Jerusalem to Rosslyn?: The Templars in Scotland.” BBC.
“The Real Da Vinci Code: Are the Chapel’s Mysterious Stone Symbols a Musical Score?” by Chris Wilson. Slate. May 17, 2011.