I took this photo while being flown around Mt. Ararat in a helicopter in 1989. I was taking pictures of the mountain using only a regular "tourist" camera. After I returned home from this trip, I attempted to associate Noah's Ark accounts with actual photos of the mountain. In my opinion, the object above matches the Chuchian account of the Ark's location, and could possibly fit the description of other accounts. I am in the process of getting a better enhancement of the photo. We ark researcher's are in double-digits, when it comes to Ararat Anomalies - we just can't seem to verify the remains of Noah's Ark. We await understanding of God's will concerning Noah's Ark.
There are many objects on Mt. Ararat that could be mis-identified as Noah's Ark, especially if you have a touch of "ark fever". I plan to develop and devote an entire page in the future to "ark anomalies" and "phantom arks". The best approach is to conduct onsite research of all Ararat anomolies and eliminate them one-by-one, until ....
In the photo above, follow the black arrow 2-3" to the object lying in a small cove or rock ledge; covered by a sheet of ice on about a 45 degree angle; with a snow waterfall falling over a steep cliff; with a narrow trail leading up to the object that forks in two directions; the upper trail above, which ends at a large rock formation just above the object. Just to the south of this object is a prominent ridge of pinnacles. The photo I have of the object is clearer than the scanned image you are seeing here, and shows some interesting Ark-shape features. Assuming this object is Noah's Ark, and using the Biblical proportions to scale, only about 40 - 60 feet of the object is exposed from the sheet of ice. Maybe someday, we will be able to check it out to find out for sure. I make no claims! My gut feeling is, that if the remains of Noah's Ark are on Ararat, they probably reside on the northeast summit and Abich II Glacier, with possible portions down in the Ahora Gorge or on the Western Plateau. Maybe the object below is just rock? Maybe not?
I hope to put the entire Chuchian file online with detailed interviews, maps and other background information. I am having difficulty locating the original ark researchers (Stuart Brassie and Thomas Sass of the ARKFACT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION) to ask their permission.
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