Author Harold O. Weight is mentioned more than once in the above article written by Vincent Gaddis. Weight, who is considered to be a major go to guy regarding the southwest and legends thereof, has been a long time author and contributor to a number of magazines and periodicals for many years almost all having to do with that same desert southwest, often circulating around lost ships in the desert, most of which he personally explored or interviewed many of the main people involved, that were still alive, that is..
The link below will take you to an online book by Weight that is actually a compilation of seven of the most credible --- or at least the most interesting of the lost in the desert ships stories and legends. It was put together and published originally in 1952 by ten years before the above article. The seven article compilation starts with his own story of the lost ships. The titles of the seven stories and their authors are:
The Lost Ship Of The Desert by Harold O. Weight, A Ghost Of The Vikings by Paul Wilhelm, Mystery Of The Desert by J.A. Guthrie, The Lost Spanish Galleon by L. Burr Belden, The Serpent-Necked Canoa by Ed Stevens, Butcherknife Ike and the Lost Ship by Adelaide Arnold, and The Story Of The Pearl Ship by O.J. Fisk
One of the things you may notice right away if you read and compare stories on the Viking ship is that there is a huge discrepancy between what Gaddis reports in the above article printed in 1973 and what Weight chose to include in is compilation printed in 1952. Paul Wilhelm's article "Ghost of the Vikings intimates that Myrtle Botts, who's comments initially brought the Viking ship story to the public eye, didn't go up the canyon and actually see the entombed ship herself. Not so with the Gaddis article
VIKINGS OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST
SHIP IN THE DESERT GENE AUTRY COMICS, JUNE 1951 ISSUE #52 ---------
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LOST SHIP OF THE DESERT UNCLE SCROOGE COMICS, SEPTEMBER 1954 ISSUE #7 --------
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LOST SHIP OF THE DESERT: DESERT MAGAZINE/USA TODAY
BUDDHISM IN THE AMERICA'S BEFORE COLUMBUS
COLORADO RIVER: WAS IT NAVIGABLE?
THE KENSINGTON STONE
A STRONG CASE FOR NORSEMEN IN AMERICA
1942 UFO OVER LOS ANGELES
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