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Noah’s Ark Has Been Found. Why Are They Keeping Us In The Dark?

I’m often amazed at our lack of knowledge about history. Ordinary people are hungry for this information, yet the organizations responsible to disseminate these facts seem to have an agenda to keep us in the dark. This is especially true when it comes to our ancient human history.

I won’t hold you in suspense with this article: The Ark of Noah has been found. It’s real. I’ll describe the evidence in some detail and end with the historical and religious implications.

How It Was Discovered

In 1959, Turkish army captain Llhan Durupinar discovered an unusual shape while examining aerial photographs of his country. The smooth shape, larger than a football field, stood out from the rough and rocky terrain at an altitude of 6,300 feet near the Turkish border with Iran.

Capt. Durupinar was familiar with the biblical accounts of the Ark and its association with Mount Ararat in Turkey, but he was reluctant to jump to any conclusions. The region was very remote, yet it was inhabited with small villages. No previous reports of an object this odd had been made before. So he forwarded the photographic negative to a famous aerial photography expert named Dr. Brandenburger, at Ohio State University.

Brandenburger was responsible for discovering the Cuban missile bases during the Kennedy era from reconnaissance photos, and after carefully studying the photo, he concluded: “I have no doubt at all, that this object is a ship. In my entire career, I have never seen an object like this on a stereo photo.”

In 1960 the picture [above] was published in LIFE magazine under the heading of Noahs Ark? That same year a group of Americans accompanied Capt. Durupinar to the site for a day and a half. They were expecting to find artifacts on the surface or something that would be unquestionably related to a ship of some kind. They did some digging in the area but found nothing conclusive and announced to the anxiously waiting world that it appeared to be a natural formation.

Most of the global media turned away from the find and it became a non-story.

In 1977 Ron Wyatt visited the site. Obtaining official permission, Ron and others conducted more thorough research over a period of several years. They used metal detection surveys, subsurface radar scans, and chemical analysis — real science — and their findings were startling. The evidence was undeniable. This was the Ark of Noah.

The Visual Evidence

The first part of the survey was to examine the object and take its measurements. The shape looked like hull of a ship. One end was pointed as you would expect from bow [below: D] and the opposite end was blunt like a stern. The distance from bow to stern was 515 feet, or exactly 300 Egyptian cubits. The average width was 50 cubits. These were the exact measurements mentioned in the Bible.

On the starboard side (right) near the stern there were four vertical bulges protruding from the mud [B], at regular intervals, that were determined to be the “ribs” of the hull [see below]. Opposite to these, on the port side, a single rib [A] protrudes from the mud. You can see its curved shape very clearly. Surrounding it are more ribs, still largely buried in the mud, but visible upon close examination.

Remember that this object, if it is the Ark, is extremely old. The wood has been petrified. Organic matter has been replaced by minerals from the earth. Only the shapes and traces of the original wood remain. Perhaps this is why the expedition in 1960 was disappointed. They anticipated finding and retrieving chucks of wood, long since eroded.

From the position of the object in the middle of an obvious mud flow, it is obvious that the object slid down more than a mile from its original location. Geologists believe it was originally over 1000 feet higher in the mountain and encased in a shell of hardened mud. They think that an earthquake in 1948 cracked the mud shell and revealed the structure. This is confirmed by stories from the surrounding villagers who tell of its “sudden appearance” around that time.

Biblical accounts of the Ark describe it as having as many as six levels. The assumed shape of the Ark seems consistent with the bulge [C] in the middle of the object. In fact, as we will soon learn, radar scans of the structure suggest that this bulge is the collapsed debris of these levels.

Although most people think of the Ark as being rectangular, that only applies to the top decks. The sleek shape of the hull is necessary to enable the huge ship to remain stable in the water and survive tremendous waves.

Ground Penetrating Radar

The human eye needs to see reflected light to recognize an object. To visualize what remains below the earth, scientists use microwaves which can penetrate the ground and bounce back when they hit something solid. This technique is commonly used to locate oil and other minerals. Called Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), the apparatus us made from an antenna that transmits, then listens to receive the “echo” and prints the result on a piece of paper. The delay and strength of this echo tell the geologists how solid and at what depth the objects are under the earth

The team of geologists didn’t scan the entire object. Instead, they marked out lines that crossed the object with yellow tape. Then they dragged the antenna (about the size of a lawnmower) over the lines and watched the output on the paper recorder. When they got a strong “hit” — meaning there was something solid underneath — they would record the position on the tape [above]. Later, when they made a map of the object, the tape and the location of the “hits” they realized that there was indeed a structure underneath the mud.

“This data does not represent natural geology. These are man made structures. These reflections are appearing too periodic… too periodic to be random in that type of natural pace.” – Ron Wyatt of SIR Imaging team

The radar cans revealed this structure [above] under the mud. The symmetry and logical placement of these objects shows that this is unmistakably a man made structure, most likely the Ark of Noah.

Artifacts Retrieved From The Ark

Using the GPR, Ron Wyatt discovered an open cavity on the starboard side. He used an improvised drill to make core sample inside this cavity and retrieved several very interesting objects. Below you can see the artifacts which were sent for laboratory analysis. On the left is the bore hole [see below], followed by what turned out to be petrified animal dung, then a petrified antler and lastly a piece of cat hair.

Perhaps the most significant find from the Ark itself is a piece of petrified wood. When this was first found it appeared to be a large beam. But upon closer examination it is actually three pieces of plank that have been laminated together with some kind of organic glue! This is the same technology used in modern plywood. Lamination makes the total strength of the wood much greater than the combined strength of the pieces. This suggests a knowledge of construction far beyond anything we knew existed in the ancient world.

Examination reveals the glue oozed from the layers. The outside of the wood appears to have been coated with bitumen.

Even more surprising were laboratory analyses which not only revealed that the petrified wood contained carbon (proving it was once wood) but there were iron nails [above right] embedded in the wood!

We like to imagine that humanity evolved in a neat sequence of eras, each named after the technology that was discovered. We have the Stone Age (where man developed arrows and stone tools), the Bronze Age (where metals were combined and heated to make tools and household items) and lastly the Iron Age (where iron and steel objects were made by heating iron ore and adding other material — like charcoal — to strengthen it). The Iron Age is usually placed at 1200-1000 BC, yet we have iron nails being used in this extremely old construction.

But Wait… There’s More!

The most surprising find was discovered with sensitive metal detectors. The team located several strong “hits” that, when dug up, revealed large disc shaped rivets. From simple observation of the metal it was possible to see where the rivet had been hammered after being inserted through a hole [below].

If rivets being used in ancient construction doesn’t impress you, this surely will.

An analysis of the metal used to make the rivets revealed that they were a combination of iron (8.38%), aluminum (8.35%) and titanium (1.59%). Remember these trace metals have survived petrification and so do not indicate the exact content in the original material. (see Report from Galbraith Labs)

We know the aluminum was incorporated in the metallic mixture because it does not exist in metallic form in nature. This implies an extremely advanced knowledge of metallurgy and engineering. Characteristics of an iron-aluminum alloy have been investigated in The Russian Chemical Bulletin (2005) and reveal that this alloy forms a thin film of aluminum oxide which protects the material from rust and corrosion. The addition of titanium would provide added strength. This seems to have worked. The rivets have survived from antiquity!

The Surrounding Areas

Several miles from the location of the Ark, huge stones were discovered, some standing upright while others lying on the ground. These stones, weighing many tons, have holes carved in them. Scientists have determined that they were anchors and the holes would have been their attachment to a ship with hemp rope.

Often these stones will have crosses carved in them, from centuries ago when pilgrims made the journey to visit the Ark. Yes, the Ark was well known in the Middle Ages and even before. And its location was recorded in many historical documents.

“And the Ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.” – Genesis 8:4-5

The Gilgamesh Epic (650 BC) gives Mt. Nisir as the landing place of the Ark. The local name for the town where the Ark was found is Nasar.

The annals of Ashurnasurpal II of Assyria (833-859 BC) places it south of the Zab river (correct).

Theophilus of Antioch (115-185 AD) said the Ark could be seen in his day in the Arabian mountains. Later Church Fathers also mention the Ark as late as the mid 7th century.

In the 13th century, Willam, a traveler, stated for the first time that Mt. Masis was the Ark location (present-day Mt. Ararat).

Ptolemy’s Geographia (1548) mentions the mountains of Armenia as the place of landing. So does the traveler Nicolas de Nicolay (1558).

Pilgrims to the site would gather bits and pieces of the petrified wood which would be used as charms to ward off evil. When they encountered the anchors, they had no doubt about their association with the Ark. They often carved one big cross to represent Noah and smaller crosses representing his family.

The huge anchors would have been suspended from the keel of the ship. This was a common practice among ancient mariners to stabilize a heavy ship and ensure that the bow is always facing the on-coming waves. A “top heavy” ship, such as the Ark, could easily be capsized by a wave approaching from the side. This is yet further proof that Noah’s Ark was a reality and that it has indeed been found in Turkey.


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  • 13 Echo

    Soooo — if the Bible is true and this is the Ark, how did its wood get petrified in 6000 years?

    • infowolf1

      it doesn’t take that long to petrify.

      “In 2004, five Japanese scientists published examples of rapid petrification in Sedimentary Geology.2 Ironically, their report in the secular geology journal cited an article by creation geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling in Creation magazine.3 The team of scientists, led by Hisatada Akahane, had analyzed a small lake in the explosion crater of the Tateyama Volcano in central Japan. A mineral-rich solution springs up from the bottom and fills the 15 m lake with steaming hot acidic water. This mineral-rich water then runs over the edge as a waterfall.

      They discovered that the naturally fallen wood in the overflow had been petrified with silica. What surprised the scientists was the fact that the wood was less than 36 years old. As a result, the scientists conducted an experiment in which they fastened pieces of fresh wood in the lake with wire. Surprisingly, after only 7 years the wood had turned into stone, petrified with silica.

      Under a powerful microscope they observed that the silica was deposited in the same way in the naturally fallen wood as in some wood found in nearby volcanic ash. Hot, mineral rich water had soaked into the pore spaces in the wood.”

      “How long would it take wood to petrify? It has always been believed by scientists that petrification must take place over millions of years. However, these processes can take place rapidly. Instant petrification has been achieved artificially and under natural circumstances. By impregnating wood with solutions high in minerals such as silicon and aluminum, instant petrification has been achieved and even patented.iii

      Given the right circumstances, it would not take long for petrification to take place. Floodwaters together with volcanic ash would provide the perfect mineral combination for this process.”

      “The most common way wood is petrified is to be buried deeply under pressure under volcanic ash. Hot water borne silica is forced into the wood and surrounds each tree cell turning it to stone. This was once thought to require a long period of time. In recent years however, geologists have observed petrifaction to occur rapidly in nature. Petrifaction is also easily duplicated in the laboratory by injecting silica into wood.”

  • Scott

    Metal petrifies? “Remember these trace metals have survived petrification and so do not indicate the exact content in the original material.” #whoknew

  • Jeff Siemion

    if ya look at the photo and vid, I seen before,..surrounding rock formations are in the same area, and similar design,..from nature,..this still may not be the ark?

  • Dennis McCobb

    the exact same dimensions as the biblical ark – students of zacharia sitchin will recognize the symbol of the cross (which, when inside a circle, it is the astronomical and astrological sign for earth) as the ‘sign of the crossing’, the tenth planet coming through on its periodic perpendicular orbit, and raising sea levels by pulling the ice sheet off of antarctica

  • Peter Ward

    If it or any other indisputable evidence of the Bible are found count on the athiests, darwinists and satanists who dominate government leadership worldwide today (yes I meant what I just said) to hide it or sabotage the find.

    Just like they have been hiding giant skeletons for a long time to keep people in the dark about Biblical reality but also to mine the secrets of these ancient finds for military purposes.

    Dark days ahead.

    • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

      ur right

    • vorpal

      Ummm… no. We’re interested in truth. If your god exists and proves his existence, I will immediately convert to Christianity and change my life however he requires of me, as I would for any other god.

      I don’t, however, believe in blindly following ancient texts that have no evidence to support their supernatural claims, especially when the claims are so ridiculous as to be laughably illogical.

      • Peter Ward

        It would be so ridiculous if it wasn’t for the FACT that following Christ means giving up lies, theft, perversion, intoxication and violence which PLAGUE our world TODAY.

        Notice every nation needs police and military? Doesn’t sound very utopian in such a LIBERAL, ENLIGHTENED, SELFIE QUEEN AGE does it?

        Perverted sex means lots of sex diseases, abortion/killing babies (which is and WAS an ancient form of satan worship) and broken marriages.

        Liars hurt others to get what they want, through deception, false allegation, character assasination.

        Intoxication which almost always follows violence and rioting, mean INNOCENT PEOPLE get hurt.

        The Bible is a matter of REALITY NOT RELIGION – and applies to REAL LIFE not FANTASY.

        • vorpal

          Huh… funny how the most conservative Christians I’ve met seem to generally be the biggest liars, too. Facts are not nearly as important as stubbornly maintaining the legitimacy of the axiom “the bible is the literal word of god” at any cost.

          As for perversion, you label whatever you wish as perversion and then place yourself on an unjustified pedestal for avoiding it. I think that your disgusting religious nonsense is the height of mental perversion, and a mythological ball and chain from antiquity shackled to the ankle of humanity that people like you force us to drag into modernity, slowing our progress in order to accommodate it.

          Huh… gay here, married 12 years to my awesome husband, and we have never had a single sex disease, nor a single abortion. Our marriage is very solid and we are deeply committed to one another.

          Yes, you are right about liars, and your side spreads lies and misconceptions constantly to demonize gay people. It is why so many far-right Christian groups are correctly labelled as anti-gay hate groups by the SPLC.

          Your statement about “intoxication” is utterly absurd. People get intoxicated all the time, and it neither precedes nor follows violence and rioting, and in most cases, it never hurts anyone except perhaps the self.

          The bible is a matter of religion by every definition of the word. If you want to insist that you do not follow a religion, then I guess first amendment freedom of religion does not apply to you.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I want to hear more about these giant skeletons.

          • vorpal

            Of course, it’s a lie, but that doesn’t stop them from believing it if it suits their decision that the bible is like, totes legits.


          • vorpal

            Well, I guess it’s not ENTIRELY a lie, because word has it that you have a big bone.

          • Peter Ward

            Just think you could end up in hell with all those fake Christians, because liars, thieves, killers, perverts, con artists and the violent ain’t going upstairs if they keep on doing evil.

          • vorpal

            I’m not going to end up anywhere. I’ll be dead and done with. There is zero reason to believe in an afterlife other than to bring yourself some kind of comfort about your mortality.

            Even IF there was an afterlife, I can tell you that the worst hell I can imagine is to live for eternity in a land of nothing but “True Christians.” The very thought makes my skin crawl.

          • vorpal

            Most of the liars, thieves, perverts, and con artists that I’ve met have professed to be True Christians and have simply lived in dishonest oblivion of their own hideousness, while rallying those who are similar onto an unjustified pillar of self-righteousness. Those who divide the world into a binary categorization of good versus evil and proclaim themselves as good are usually incredibly horrible people.

            If I am to endure an eternal afterlife (and I certainly hope not), please keep such scum away from me.

          • Peter Ward

            You realize anyone can say anything? It doesn’t mean it is true.

          • vorpal

            Of course. That’s why I choose to disbelieve in man-made religions that claim to be divinely inspired but that don’t stand up to actual scrutiny.

            When a religious belief can stand up to the scrutiny of science, which is our as of yet best method of ascertaining models, I will seriously consider adopting that belief.

          • Peter Ward

            In the beginning of the Bible it was the same choice as it is now, people either believe God’s word or the devil and most of the planet has chosen the devil to date.

          • vorpal

            Given how illogical and nonsensical your god shows himself to be time and time again, he is either not worthy of being chosen, or he was created by primitive humans in their own image.

            I’m going with the latter. And given what I’ve seen out of “real Christians”, I’d say that Christianity seldom makes someone a better person.

          • krivka

            So you were beaten and abused by your family and peers in the past, sorry. Your claim about, well everything in your post above is absurd and juvenile. Ted Cruz follows Christ, does he not lie about everything? The bible is so full of lies it should not be followed in your made up world. There is nothing “real” in our holy book, or any other holy book except for rules made up by people as a means to control others. Religion is a mental illness and is one of the reason the world is in the shape it is. If your God exists, and is supreme then why is there an anti-God that is as powerful? Why are there other Gods that he can’t beat up? All Gods are weak and pitiful extensions of ignorance personified. I would say enjoy your life, but you won’t as you see death as a better place, so enjoy your death and leave life to those who appreciate it.

          • vorpal

            I think you may have replied to the wrong person. I’m an atheist.

      • dhatty

        God doesn’t respond to your demand to reveal himself & prove his existence, that’s just a silly juvenile demand. The existence of a creator is no more outlandish than the existence of an instantaneous creation of a universe from a microscopic point with no reason or previous existence. Do you demand proof of the existence of all things before the supposed Big Bang occurred? Be consistent.

        • vorpal

          Oh, so your supposed god bestowed me with critical thinking skills, and then plans on punishing me for using them? Well, you’re sure backing a winning horse there!

          Once again, a far-right Christian demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of the Big Bang theory. Asking what occurred before the big bang is like asking what the number 4 tastes like: it is a nonsensical question. Indeed, there is no reason to believe that there was ever a first moment at all, and there are many perfectly consistent models of physics where such a first moment is a nonexistent limit point, since time came into existence with the big bang.

          But slapping an immaterial, invisible deity who created all the things in six days and made man out of a pile of dirt and a rib? Now that makes total sense.

  • Darkwaters

    I call Bullshit!

  • David Lally

    THis shit again? It’s only been debunked repeatedly.

    • Bernd Wechner

      Ooops, reposted reflexively before noticing this. A Snopes check should be obligatory before blogging outlandlish claims and while I’d permit disagreement with Snopes any semi credible article in this vein should at least do the justice of citing it and linking to it and explaining the grounds of disagreement. When blithely ignoring it, one is left to wonder if the author really is interested in the truth or to peddle a line.

    • ryan miller

      Snoops LOL

  • jojo196323

    is that why they are looking in America now

  • Antonio Beardall

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, really?

  • Bernd Wechner
  • MrNirom1

    Amazing the Power and Authority we give to Snopes as the all knowing.. truthful beyond truthful. Want to know the truth about something.. asks Snopes.. and we all just blindly believe. I give that kind of power to no one!