B.J. Corbin

B.J. Corbin, Explorer & Researcher – Delmar, Maryland

Explorer, Creator and Originator of NoahsArkSearch.com Website from 1995-2001, and Co-Author and Originator of The Explorers of Ararat: And the Search for Noah’s Ark Book      

1988 Dr. Charles Willis Snow Tiger Team
Conducted subsurface radar / ice drilling on the Eastern Plateau for 18 days.       

1989 Chuck Aaron/Bob Garbe Emmanuel Expeditions
Conducted subsurface radar on the Ararat Western Plateau.       

1990 Don Shockey/Carl Baugh Ararat 8 Team
Visions of Ararat video, found objects of interest in Abich II Glacier via helicopter.       

1995-2001 http://www.noahsarksearch.com
Managed web site dedicated to documententing the historic search for Noah’s Ark.       

1996-Present The Explorers of Ararat
Originated, coordinated, edited and co-authored the 482-page book that includes 265 photographs and 21 co-authors, The Explorers of Ararat.       

1998 Ark Research Team Consultant
Conference attendee on Flood of Noah at Ataturk University, Turkey.       

1999-Present ArcImaging Vice-President
Colorado Meeting Presenter for Ataturk University Officials.       

2001 Featured on History Channel Documentary
History’s Mysteries: The Search for Noah’s Ark      

Mount Ararat Photo Album 

All Photos Copyrighted by B.J. Corbin 

B.J.’s Expedition Photos

1988 Willis Expedition

In 1988, I went to Turkey with Dr. Charles Willis to survey the eastern summit area (16,500 feet) of Mount Ararat. Dr. Willis surmised that for the ark to survive into the modern era on Mount Ararat, it must be buried high on the mountain in a stationary ice pack. We were well-equipped with subsurface radar and polar ice drill. The results of the survey convinced members of the expedition that the remains of Noah’s Ark were not buried under the eastern summit snowfield.     

Approaching Mount Ararat

Approaching Mount Ararat

Eli Village

Eli Village

Muhtepe - Base Camp

Muhtepe - Base Camp

1988 Snow Tiger Team Photo

1988 Snow Tiger Team Photo

Eastern Summit Plateau (16,800 ft.)

Eastern Summit Plateau (16,800 ft.)

1989 Aaron/Garbe/Corbin Expedition

In 1989, I went to Turkey with Chuck Aaron and Bob Garbe to investigate the Western Plateau summit area of Mount Ararat. Chuck is a skilled helicopter pilot, Bob built the portable radar unit and I was along for the ride! Chuck flew the initial helicopter flight with Bob and the other Turkish helicopter pilot. (to show him the ropes!) The second flight with the Turkish pilot took the expedition photographer and myself. By not properly acclimating through standard climbing protocol, we all felt the effects of mountain sickness from the quick jump in altitude. If that wasn’t bad enough, how about a couple of guys visiting your camp with machine guns!!!? I will share more about our exciting account in the future. A book was written and published based on our experiences. We were able to accomplish a couple of days of radar surveying, but encountered poor readings on one day due to melting conditions. We were able to determine that the ice on the western plateau was at least 260 feet deep in some areas. We also accidentally scaled the size of the ark by setting markers every 50 feet up to 500 feet. This measurement along with a helicopter photo showing our camp on the Western Plateau has greatly assisted ark researchers in estimating what the size of the ark should look like in photos.     

Bob Garbe, B.J. Corbin and Chuck Aaron

Bob Garbe, B.J. Corbin and Chuck Aaron

1989 Immanuel Expeditions Team Photo

1989 Immanuel Expeditions Team Photo

Portable Radar built by Bob Garbe

Portable Radar built by Bob Garbe

Helicopter on Western Plateau

Helicopter on Western Plateau

1990 Shockey Expedition

In 1990, I went to Turkey with Dr. Don Shockey to search the northeast Abich II Glacier area to investigate an object-of-interest by helicopter, then with a followup ground expedition. We were allowed many flights (about a dozen) around Mount Ararat, and were able to extensively photograph the target area at rather close range. Several other potential ark sites were also viewed and photographed, but the team was not permitted to climb to the target area.    

1990 Ararat 8 Team Photo

1990 Ararat 8 Team Photo

Abich II - Our primary interest

Abich II - Our primary interest