Possibly the mother of all conspiracy theories, the story of the Knights Templar is linked to a wide range of enigmatic situations: the Oak Island mystery, Rennes-le-château, the Da Vinci code, Columbus’ discovery of America, Rosslyn Chapel, the Righteous Judges, the holy grail, the Cathars, the Ark of the Covenant, Freemasonry … hell, they even have cameos in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and National Treasure. Those stories are for another time. Right now, a few introductions to their origin, history, and legendary treasure. Intrigued? Continue reading for more. Oh, and remember: all these tales are presented here for their face value … interesting stories, without any claim to their validity.