UNDERSTANDING THE REMAINS OF NOAH'S ARK
by Mary Nell Wyatt
(First published in newsletter # 9 in 1994)
The entire key to understanding the evidence which confirms
that this site DOES in fact contain the remains of Noah's Ark,
is understanding the condition of the remains. The "world"
has a preconceived notion of what they will accept, and that
a recognizable wooden ship, (still intact after 4,300 years),
- and the ship MUST be on the volcanic mountain known as Mt.
The concept of the ark's appearance has been further enhanced
by those who interpreted the fact that the ark had rooms to mean
that it had to look like a barge-shaped houseboat instead of
a ship. This concept has been based on the many claimed sightings
of the ark on Mt. Ararat- and not a single sighting is accompanied
by any evidence.
The Ark- NOT Barge-Shaped
First of all, a barge-shaped vessel could not survive on the
open seas. Any sailor can tell you that. In fact, the idea is
preposterous. The oil tankers of today, which traverse the open
seas, have a hull which is NOT flat on the bottom, but instead
is rounded. The wave action of the stormy seas today cannot compare
with the turmoil of the open seas of the flood, which extended
the entire surface of the earth- if a barge-shaped ship today
cannot sail the ocean, erase the idea of a barge-shaped ark from
your mind. This simply IS NOT a possibility. If you want to research
the subject yourself, go to the library and look up "ships
and ship-building" and/or "fluid dynamics" or
The "boat-shaped object" is not barge-shaped- it
displays the shape of a sea-going vessel. Therefore, from the
beginning of its discovery in the stereo-photo, it had this one
feature already in its favor.
The Ark Would Not have Survived on Mt. Ararat
If the ark was a reality, then so was the flood (which destroyed
the entire face of the earth), and this means that the ark, IF
it survived until today, is the oldest structure on earth. Considering
the fragile state of wooden homes that were built even in the
last century, could we expect to find an intact ark, or even
any remains at all? Certainly not in the ever-moving glaciers
on Mt. Ararat, which continually flow and grind everything in
their path into minute pieces.
Even if an object survived in the glaciers, could it survive
the incredible blasts of the past eruptions, the most recent
of which blew out an entire section of the mountain? Again, go
to the library and research "volcanoes" and "glaciers".
Read up on Mount St. Helens, whose last eruption was similar
to the last eruption which Mt. Ararat experienced, even leaving
a similar blown-out hole in the mountain. You will see the total
devastation suffered by everything on or around the mountain
at that time.
In addition to this, the Turkish military has been training
their commandos on Mt. Ararat for many years, and they know every
inch of the mountain. They KNOW there is nothing up there.
How was the Ark Preserved?
The evidence found at the "boat-shaped object",
which we will, in complete confidence, refer to as "the
ark", shows that the ark was only preserved at all because
it was covered in lava flow which effectively sealed it in a
sort of "time capsule". However, the mountain it is
on is NOT volcanic- the evidence shows that the lava resulted
from an eruption of a volcano many miles to the south in present-day
The lava from that mountain was ejected into the air and carried
to the top of the ridge above the ark's present location. The
existence of this volcano is proven by the broken stele Ron found
in 1984 upon this ridge which showed the unique limestone ridge
with a volcano positioned next to it to the south. Today, this
volcano is collapsed and cannot be seen except from the top of
the ridge, not from the viewpoint of the artist who inscribed
the stele. Next...