One of my favorite local hiking spots has a history. The Spirit Pond runestones are three stones with allegedly runic inscriptions, found at Spirit Pond in Phippsburg, Maine in 1971. The stones, currently housed at the Maine State Museum, are widely disputed amongst archaeologists as a hoax or a fraud. If authentic, they would be more evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact and Norse colonization of the Americas. When translated though, it tells of a sudden storm and fearful Vikings trying to save their ship from "the foamy arms of Aegir, angry god of the sea." The runes tell of foam gushing around the ship and 17 Vikings smashed, bloody, and dead. Do you believe?