Schiller responded only briefly, saying “I know” or that she understood what Templar was saying, without endorsing his views.
Templar, who maintains that he “literally handled every inch of this story,” says he feels “exploited.”
He allegedly attended a 2002 meeting to revive the Templar order.
late 13c., from Anglo-French templer, Old French templier (c.1200), from Medieval Latin templaris (mid-12c.), member of the medieval religious/military order known as Knights Templars (c.1118-1312), so called because they had headquarters in a building near Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.