Why didn't Noah's Ark make headlines?
The evidence was there. It was beyond the realm of simple
coincidence that every detail was consistent with the object
containing the remains of a ship which could only be Noah's Ark.
But the world wasn't about to accept it. The traditional ark
hunters continued to search on Mount. Ararat even though Turkish
scientists and archaeologists had determined that it was a ship
in the mountains of Ararat - a very ancient ship - and that it
could be nothing else except the ark of Noah.
The main problem is that it was a phenomena that is "one of a kind"- no
other object comparable to it has ever existed. A 4,300 year old wooden
ship simply could not survive without a means of preservation such as the
lava which covered it so many years ago. This lava effectively hid it
from the world for perhaps several thousands of years; therefore, there
was no knowledge of its location during this time.
Some of the names of various locations in the region still retained
the connection to the ark, such as "The Place of the Eight",
"Doomsday Mountain", etc., but the local inhabitants admitted,
when questioned by Orhan Baser in 1984, that they had no idea where
these names came from. In the early 1900s, the local inhabitants of
the region were attacked and completely removed from the area by
people who came in and replaced them. They took over their villages,
moved into their homes and plowed their fields. All knowledge
that the original inhabitants may have had of the history and
legends of the region were lost when this occurred. This war
was so bloody and devastating that the museum in Erzurum has
an entire floor dedicated to it.
If the ark had landed on Mount Ararat, it would have had to have
been a much smaller mountain at that time, because it would have
been impossible for all of the animals to have walked down off the
mountain as it is today. And if that did happen, then the ark would
surely have been destroyed in the passage of time and numerous
explosions of the extremely active volcano throughout history.
The logical place to look would be in the Cretaceous mountains of the
region - mountains that were non-volcanic and within the altitude that
scientists have determined would be the maximum depth all of the water
in, on and above the earth, would attain if all was on the surface at one time.
When Ron was investigating the site with the radar, he noticed that
the internal "lines" all converged at each end, consistent with the
timbers of a ship. But to be sure it wasn't just a very rare geologic
"quirk" that he wasn't familiar with, he took the radar outside the
perimeter of the object and performed scans above it, below
it and along each side.
He found nothing other than random loose stones in the soil.
Earlier, in 1985 when Dave, John and Ron did the metal detector scans,
they too checked the adjacent terrain for similar readings. However,
they too, found none. In the live interview John Baumgardner did with
CBN's "700 Club" back in August of 1985, he confirmed this when asked
if the formation was unique: "We feel that the formation is quite unique.
There's several formations that have a superficially similar shape
and we've investigated several of them. And they, uh, as we investigate
them, we find they do not have the special characteristics we find in
the site we've been focusing on."
The world at large doesn't want to know that Noah's Ark really existed,
and therefore that the Bible is true. Just recently, when an
Australian film crew visited the site and personally saw the
metal detector scans performed, they didn't even film it.
An eye-witness to the event said they only filmed what they
thought would serve to discredit the site. Unfortunately, it is possible
to twist and omit truths in a way which presents an overall
picture that looks convincing; but this, in fact, is a lie!
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This information was written by Mary Nell Wyatt.
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