2010 Updates

by Rex on December 27, 2010

You can now view each chapter as it becomes available in the 3rd Edition, Online Version, of The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah’s Ark.

Kurdish workers who created a Noah’s Ark movie set on Mount Ararat signed a statement to that affect saying that they worked for Parasut, NAMI’s guide, to do so. This indicates that the Noah’s Ark Ministry International (NAMI) claims of finding Noah’s Ark appears to be a complete hoax.

Robin Simmons & George Adams re-release videos “Riddle of Ararat” and “Visions of Ararat” featuring Mount Ararat helicopter views, alleged eyewitness Ed Davis interview, and researcher Don Shockey photos.

Jeremy Wiles plans an Ark Hunter movie : How far will you go to find the truth?

NAMI responds without any evidence for their Noah’s Ark claims and with allegations of fraud without any evidence.


Dr. Don Patton shows the wood he found along with the alleged NAMI site while Creation Ministries International provides support.

Donald Mackenzie is missing on Mount Ararat. He was last in contact, camping at 12,000 ft on the east side of the mountain, on the 28th of September 2010. Both of his mobile phones went dead on that day. Here is a more detailed article on Donald’s plan and focus in his climb. This is a Sky News article on the British man going missing around Mount Ararat, Turkey. Please use the contact form on www.NoahsArkSearch.com if you have any information about him.

Answers in Genesis announced the Ark Encounter with a life-size Noah’s Ark planned for northern Kentucky near the Creation Museum.

Dr. John Morris of the Institute of Creation Research (www.icr.org) re-published his article “What if We Find the Ark?” from Ararat Report No. 10 (September 1987): 5-6 on Dr. Randall Price’s website.

Due to NAMI threats of legal action, the intrigue continued as CBN and the 700 Club admitted removing the embedded video below on the 700 Club website and removed the transcribed version of it as well for their segment “Researcher Claims Noah’s Ark Find a Big Hoax, and more”… The Chinese research group, NAMI, which the primary researcher in the segment, Dr. Randall Price, claimed had propogated a hoax, exerted pressure on CBN and the 700 Club to remove the segment. Why would CBN’s 700 Club bow to such pressure? And why would they not make a statement about this removal of the content from their website as if it never occurred? As evidence that the segment did exist on the 700 Club, you can still view the teaser that lists the following: “News on The 700 Club: November 30, 2010 As seen on The 700 Club’s nationally televised program for Nov. 30, the top headlines from CBN News include — Obama, GOP to Discuss Bush Tax Cuts, Exclusive: Researcher Claims Noah’s Ark Find a Big Hoax, and more.”



Dr. Randall Price of Liberty University provided a Noah’s Ark search update on the alleged NAMI hoax on CBN’s 700 Club Tuesday, November 30th, in the morning and evening. The transcribed text of the CBN 700 Club/Dr. Randall Price interview is located here.

UPDATE: CBN’s 700 Club has removed the video and the text of the segment from the website per above. No reason was given. Later, pressure from NAMI in regard to legal threats was stated as the reason.

NAMI, the Chinese group who claimed to find Noah’s Ark, responds to Dr. Randall Price and Dr. Don Patton’s claims of a hoax below.

Dr. Randall Price and Dr. Don Patton of the World of the Bible organization unloaded on NAMI, the Chinese group who claimed to find Noah’s Ark, in a Special Fall Report where they claim to have found the site “accessible from off the 4200 meter high camp on the Federation Trail” and have disclosed the GPS coordinates listed below.”

Dr. Price also announced that his teams using GPR have “successfully located a large man-made structure (we believe to be wood),” which has to be close to the summit of Mount Ararat.

Randall Price Alleged NAMI Site #1
13,114 feet
N 39° 41.254
E 44° 17.243

Randall Price Alleged NAMI Site #2
13,200 feet
N 39° 41.260
E 44° 17.262

Seeing Noah’s Flood in Geological Maps and Sydney Basin Section Reveals Flood Sequence by Tas Walker

Bradley Paris thinks he found Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat but we don’t see it, do you?

Noah’s Ark April “All Fools Day” Hoax photo album from 1933 Germany was conducted by Ernst Baumann in the April 8th, 1933 edition of a German newspaper, “Kolnische Illustrierte Zeitung.” The research into this hoax was conducted by Phyllis Watson and her mother Violet Cummings, wife of Eryl Cummings, and then published by Rex. One wonders how much this hoax event, which was replayed far and wide in other publications, may have encouraged the belief that Noah’s Ark had survived, especially into the World War II years when many of the primary sightings took place in the “Stars & Stripes” periodical…

A Hong Kong group from Noah’s Ark Ministries International (NAMI) claimed to find Noah’s Ark at around 3800 meters (12,467 feet) to 4200 meters (13,780 feet) elevation on Mount Ararat. The original source for the claims is located here. The jury may be out until recognized archaeologists study whether the claims are actually an ancient construction or might have been “planted” in the ice and volcanic rocks as alleged by Dr. Randall Price. As a follow-up to the email by Dr. Price, he has issued another statement. Then NAMI briefly responded to the Price email on their website. NAMI then responded in detail with video statements and translations to the allegations including responses to various questions asked about the NAMI research. NAMI previously announced finding petrified remains of Noah’s Ark in a different Mt. Ararat cave location but that was shown to probably be simply volcanic tuff.

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism launched a probe into how wood and other artifacts were removed from the nation of Turkey to Hong Kong and who authorized the Agri officials to speak at the Press Conferences.  Allegedly, this probe may have been concluded without incident…

Other creationist organizations and individuals expressed concerns, questions, and overall skepticism. A few of those questions that should be answered about the supposed 4,800 year old specimens include:

– How many laboratories tested the specimens?

– Were the laboratories “blind” in regard to the expected or desired date or not blind?

– What are the names of the laboratories for the tests and where are their reports documented?

– Who exactly collected the specimens and what was the process for collection, protection, and examination?

– Where were the specimens located from? For example, were they from the outside edge of the outside portions or the inside portions of the inside rooms of the structure?

– How many specimens were tested from each of those locations?

– Were there any differences in dates of the specimens’ testing results and if so, what were the differences and source locations for the specimens?

Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham expresses concerns…

More questions arise about the carbon-14 test results…

Gordon Franz and Bill Crouse share their concerns.

In November 2010, Dr. Randall Price and Dr. Don Patton of the World of the Bible organization unloaded on NAMI, the Chinese group who claimed to find Noah’s Ark, in a Special Fall Report where they claim to have found the site “accessible from off the 4200 meter high camp on the Federation Trail” and have disclosed the GPS coordinates listed below.

NAMI Site #1
13,114 feet
N 39° 41.254
E 44° 17.243

NAMI Site #2
13,200 feet
N 39° 41.260
E 44° 17.262

Meanwhile, other researchers were on Mount Ararat during 2010 conducting research as well…

Greenpeace video showing the building of a small Noah’s Ark near Korhan on Mount Ararat

Rex Geissler traveled to Jordan to help excavate Tall el-Hammam, which Dr. Steve Collins and others believe was the original Sodom of Genesis 10-19.

Sodom Tall el-Hammam Archaeological Excavation in Jordan River Valley at the Dead Sea

Dr. David Graves and Dr. Scott Stripling also believes that in Roman times Tall el-Hammam was the Roman city of Livias. Khirbet el-Habbasa just to the southeast of Tall el-Hammam (Sodom/Livias) includes a spring at the base of it and Roman fortifications including Roman houses, aqueduct, and 7 cisterns.

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