If you want to discuss questionable history, try this one. The "California Gold Rush". It started in 1849 A.D. The Spanish owned this whole portion of the continent for around 400 years and never went 90 miles up the road from Sacramento. Now I'm left with the thought the Spanish didn't really go out of their way to find gold, right. If the Spanish had gone this few extra miles, how much different would the history of this union be??
I bring this up because I don't for a second believe the Romans were NOT here or the Celts (wasn't it Julius himself who said the Celts had some of the best ocean going boats he had ever seen). And Columbus made his "fake" voyage in a boat with a length of 50-60 ft and draft of 6-8 feet. 50ft -- think of that -- some houses today have triple wide garages and those are around 35-42 feet wide --- just mussing this AM. Numbers aren't adding up.