Satellite Sleuth Closes in on Noah's Ark Mystery
EXCLUSIVE: Satellite Sleuth Closes in on Noah's Ark Mystery
By Leonard David
LiveScience Senior Writer
posted: 09 March 2006
06:30 am ET
High on Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey, there is a baffling mountainside "anomaly," a feature that
one researcher claims may be something of biblical proportions.
Images taken by aircraft, intelligence-gathering satellites and commercial remote-sensing
spacecraft are fueling an intensive study of the intriguing oddity. But whether the anomaly is
some geological quirk of nature, playful shadows, a human-made structure of some sort, or simply
nothing at allthat remains to be seen.
Whatever it is, the anomaly of interest rests at 15,300 feet (4,663 meters) on the northwest
corner of Mt. Ararat, and is nearly submerged in glacial ice. It would be easy to call it merely a
strange rock formation.
But at least one man wonders if it could be the remains of Noah's Arka vessel said to have been
built to save people and selected animals from the Great Flood, the 40 days and 40 nights of
deluge as detailed in the Book of Genesis.
The Genesis blueprint of the Ark detailed the structure as 6:1 length to width ratio (300 cubits
by 50 cubits). The anomaly, as viewed by satellite, is close to that 6:1 proportion.
Christopher W. Ashcraft
Northwest Creation Network