Thursday, October 2, 2014


Was Christopher Columbus Polish Royalty?

Christopher Columbus’ origins have long been shrouded in mystery – was he Italian? Spanish? Greek? None of the above:
In fact, his father was a Polish king, argues Columbus expert Manuel Rosa. Rosa holds that the adventurer’s father was King Vladislav III, who was not killed at the 1444 Battle of Varna, as thought. Instead, old Portuguese documents support Rosa’s theory that King Vladislav went into secret exile, married a Portuguese noblewoman, and had a son who, argues Rosa, went on to become known as Columbus. Columbus lied about his own identity to protect his father’s real identity.

After 23 years of research and with five academic books published, Manuel Rosa sets out the case that conventional understanding of Columbus’ history is not only misleading but utilizes false documents in support of an invented Fairy Tale about a Genoese wool-weaver.

THE POLISH AMERICAN BUSINESS CLUB, THE POLISH INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES and PSFCU cordially invite to a book signing and a lecture by Manuel Rosa titled:


WHEN: Columbus Day, October 13th, 2014 @6:30pm

WHERE: Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America,
208 East 30th Street, New York, NY
Space limited. RSVP to

Mr. Rosa’s 23-year investigation unearthed unknown facts regarding historical documents discovered in various countries, the information that the supposedly Italian Columbus did not even use Italian in his letters, not even to his brothers. Add to this the sheer impossibility of a peasant Columbus being able to marry into the socially-superior nobility in Portugal plus have direct access to several monarchs in order to carry out his quest and it becomes apparent how the history we learned was not accurate. In short, academics now are forced to acknowledge that the Discoverer of America was no simple wool-weaver’s son from Genoa.

According to Mr. Rosa’s research, Columbus was in fact the son of a Portuguese noblewoman, and the mysterious Henrique Alemao, a false Portuguese name utilized by none other than Wladyslaw III, former King of Poland who lived incognito on the Portuguese Island of Madeira.

Manuel Rosa is a Portuguese-American historian and author who emigrated from the Azores to the Boston area in 1973 with his parents. In his early professional life he was employed as a graphic artist working on books and national magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Boston Magazine and currently works at Duke University. He is also a recipient of the 1976 Boston Globe’s Art Merit Award and the Lockheed Martin Lightning Award. For the last 23 years, Mr. Rosa has investigated and searched out the facts concerning the Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America utilizing a non-biased scientific approach that has taken him to Portugal, Spain, Dominican Republic, Poland and many places in-between in a relentless pursuit of the truth.

The new information he garnered about Christopher Columbus resulted in the publishing of his first book in 2006, O Mistério Colombo Revelado in Portugal, followed by COLÓN. La Historia nunca contada published in Spain.
In May 2012, Kolumb. Historia Nieznana became a bestseller in Poland and in February 2014 Kolumbas. Atskleistoji istorija was published in Lithuania.

Another nutty conspiracy theory!! That’s what I first supposed. I now believe that Christopher Columbus is guilty of a huge fraud carried out over two decades.” - James T. McDonough, Jr., Ph.D. Professor for 31 years at St. Joseph’s University.

Mr. Rosa’s tenacity as an investigative historian results in an undeniable case for Columbus being a highly skilled, international spy whose real identity and mission is, only now, coming to light,”! said Thom MacNamara, production executive, who is adapting the script for Chelsea Multi-Media.! “We believe this will be a blockbuster, thriller film that will reveal the surprisingly sophisticated world of fifteenth century, geopolitical espionage.”!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Haitian Shipwreck is not Columbus’s Santa Maria - A Response

News claims that the shipwreck found off the Northern coast of Haiti is Columbus’s famous Santa Maria flagship are not accurate according to the documentation.

Contrary to recent news, the wreck found off the Northern coast of Haiti is not Columbus’s famous Santa Maria flagship because the vessel did not sink, as Columbus claimed. The flagship was purposely dragged up onto the beach of Caracol, re-christened Natividad and ordered shot side-to-side by a cannonball on January 2, 1493. This cannonball intentionally disabled and marooned the Santa Maria.
In stunning rebuttal to the supposed finding of the Santa Maria by treasure hunter Barry Clifford, historian Manuel Rosa goes into great detail in his book “Columbus-The Untold Story.” In the comprehensive book, Rosa details how Columbus continuously lied to Queen Isabella, including evidence of how the Santa Maria never sank off the coast of Haiti and gives three reasons why Columbus had to maroon the Santa Maria:
1- So that those left behind could not follow him home.
2- So that Spain was forced to send a rescue fleet.
3- Because the Santa Maria would have been highly dangerous to sail back through the winter seas of the Azores.

Furthermore, Rosa asserts that the explorer made sure to take back all the pilots with him, so that, if those marooned could repair the hole in the ship’s hull, they would not know how to reach Spain.
Columbus-The Untold Story has been published in four languages in Europe and seeks an English-language publisher. Documented in great detail in Chapter 10 of Rosa’s 480-page manuscript* and accompanied by freehand illustrations drawn by Columbus himself is a map of Española (A) during the first voyage of 1492. Map (B) clearly shows the location of the ship, which Columbus called Natividad. When compared with Google satellite images of today (C), one can see how well the two maps match up.

Contradictions and Discrepancies:
1- Columbus’s own Ship Log declares that the Santa Maria was “en tierra”, that is “on land”, on January 2, 1493.
2- The banks where the Santa Maria supposedly sank on Christmas Day, 1492, are 6 miles offshore. How did the supposedly sunken ship end up onshore 8 days later?

Was it all a ruse to trick the Spanish Crown into sending him on a second voyage? Was the deception a pretense for marooning the Spanish crown's overseers because they could have blown Columbus's cover had they returned to court with him? Perhaps the truth is Christopher Columbus was not working for Spain, but against it. The totality of the evidence presented in Rosa’s book suggests Columbus was a secret agent; fiercely loyal to Portugal’s king, Isabella’s nemesis. All of Columbus’s actions were calculated to prevent scrutiny, hide his tracks and allow for Portugal to control the spice trade of India, while denying Spain access to that same route. By marooning his own ship, Columbus was free to report to the court of Queen Isabella whatever lies he wanted without the court’s overseers from the 1492 voyage contradicting him, exactly as he did.

Columbus’s advice to the Spanish Court culminated in the signing of the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, which gave Portugal free access to the Indian Spice Trade Route while at the same time denying Spain access to that profitable route.
In his logbook, Columbus recorded the ship lost on coral banks, located one and a half leagues (6 miles) offshore from the beach where the Santa Maria was shot on January 2. On January 2, the ship was safe and sound on today’s Caracol Beach. Columbus wrote, “porque ella quedó sana como quando partió” because she was as sound as when she had left (Spain). However, he shot it with a cannonball. How could a ship that sank six miles offshore, lying on its side and taking on water, as he cleverly described it in the logbook, succeed in reaching a sandy beach six miles away in order to be shot by a cannon? This feat would require a large crane and diesel powered tugboats available only some 400 years later.

Therefore, the Santa Maria could only get to Caracol Beach under its own power and thus, it never sank or ran aground, as the explorer declared to the court. The whole report of the ship sinking on those banks off the coast of Haiti was a lie to not have to explain why he marooned the crew and why the court’s overseers did not return with him to Spain. It is only by locating the banks on a map, following details from the Ship Log, that one can clearly see Columbus’s deception.

One of the Santa Maria’s anchors, today in a Haitian museum at Port-au-Prince, was found at a plantation in Limonade, just 6 miles from Caracol. How could such a heavy anchor have floated to land from 6 miles offshore? Furthermore, the bell from the Santa Maria was found in 1994 off the coast of Portugal, near the ship San Salvador, which sank in 1555. Many puzzled over how the Santa Maria’s bell survived when the rest of the ship sank. The only answer is that the Santa Maria never sank, as Rosa claims to show. When the Haitian natives decided to burn the Santa Maria in late 1493, the bell survived because it was metal, and was recovered by Columbus upon his return to Natividad on November 28, 1493. The bell had been stored in Santo Domingo until it was shipped to Spain in 1555.

The fact remains that anyone looking for the Santa Maria in the ocean has not fully understood Columbus’s Ship Log, nor the ruse he was taking part in, and is wasting their time since the ship was left on land and was later burned to ashes by the natives.

* COLUMBUS-The Untold Story, Related book titles and References:
- O Mistério Colombo ReveladoPortugal, 2006 (ISBN-13: 978-9728605865)
- Colombo Português-Novas RevelaçõesPortugal, 2009 (ISBN-13: 978-9898092533)
- Colón. La Historia Nunca Contada, Spain, 2010 (ISBN-13: 978-9898092663)
- Kolumb. Historia Nieznana, Poland, 2012 (ISBN-13: 978-8375107227)
- Kolumbas. Atskleistoji istorija, Lithuania, (ISBN-13: 978-9955739449)  -

For Further Information, Contact Alex Burke - Media Relations 
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CMC® Dallas / NY / Los Angeles / 2014 All Rights Reserved

Monday, May 19, 2014

Film & Television Production for "Columbus - The Untold Story"

May 1, 2014, Dallas Texas CMC announces rights deal for Columbus - The Untold Story

Notable author Manuel Rosa has agreed to terms with film & television production company CMC for the rights to Rosa’s sensational book, Columbus - The Untold Story. The deal affords CMC the world-wide rights to produce a variety of multimedia products emanating from the book and unveils the works of Manuel Rosa to an English-speaking audience for the first time. 
CMC President John Lage commented; “We have the highest expectations that the American people will be as fascinated with this depiction as they were with the Da Vinci Code. Be prepared. Everything you ever learned about Columbus was legend and fabricated for the European audience of the time because great sums of money and power were involved.” 

James T. McDonough, Jr., a 31-year professor at St. Joseph’s University commented; "Another nutty conspiracy theory! That’s what I first supposed. I now believe that Columbus is guilty of a huge fraud carried out over decades." 

For Further Information, Contact Alex Burke - Media Relations 
Aposse Holdings (402)760-1511 
CMC® Dallas / NY / Los Angeles / 2014 All Rights Reserved

Thursday, April 3, 2014


at 11:55am

Come hear guest speaker, Manuel Rosa, Historian and Author of 5 foreign language books on the falsified history of the "Discoverer of America". Mr. Rosa participated in the DNA studies of Columbus bones, has been featured on BBC and WNPR and will present facts gathered over his 23 years of scientific research that show the current history of Columbus includes fraudulent documents, intentional lies, and patriotic inventions, all meant to cover-up the true identity of Columbus as well as his real reason for the 1492 voyage. A controversial author of a controversial subject that has puzzled academics for 500 years.

The audience will have opportunity to ask questions after the lecture.

Sponsored by Duke's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Mi Gente 

- Free to the Public -