Arks on Ararat
dictionary defines a phantom as „one that is something
in appearance but not in reality. Anyone who has been to Mt.
Ararat in Eastern Turkey will attest to the fact that Ark-like
shapes can be seen all over the mountain. Ararat is a volcanic
mountain which has an abundance of large blocks of basalt, and
given the right shadows and lighting, coupled with an active
imagination "Arks" can sometimes be seen which are
often announced prematurely as "discoveries." Below
are six photos that were once heart-stoppers!
While this Ark-like object is in an interesting area and seems
to sit on a ledge like some of the eyewitnesses have attested,
upon close examination and comparison with other photos, it is
judged to be a rock. It is a good example of what shadows and
angle can do.
When one first arrives at the little Turkish village at
the foot of Mt. Ararat one is immediately transfixed by
the majesty of the mountain. After gazing at the mountain
for a while one is struck by the large black spot near
shots of this object show it to be a large black rectangular
shape. In 1989, photos of the object from a helicopter
to the press and announced that Noah's Ark had been found.
A close examination shows it to be a large block of basalt.
and shepherds refer to it as the "eye of the bird" which
it resembles from the village.
The above circled object was first discovered in 1987 in a
photograph taken by a Turkish pilot as he was flying by the
of the mountain. It too, is apparently a block of basalt.
however, of interest to the CIA which photographed it in
the late 40's as an unknown anomaly, and I assume since it
on a famous
mountain that it might have been labed "Noah's ark." It
is still under scrutiny.
This object is also a large block of basalt but when viewed
from the opposite side of the gorge it can resemble the
prow of a
This may be one of the most stunning of all "Ark" photos.
It was taken by Bob Garbe in 1986. He was near the summit
overlooking the awesome Ahora Gorge. He set his camera on infinity
panned several shots of the gorge. The object was not
seen until he examined his slides later. In subsequent expeditions,
went to this site but could see nothing.
how the object in this slide compares to the drawing made by
which was drawn from a description
of what an eyewitness
(George Hagopian) said the Ark looked like when he
had seen it as a child around 1900.
Notice in particular the louvers at the top of the
drawing, then look carefully at the perfectly spaced
the top of
the object. Notice also the flat bottom of the object.
In a close-up of the original a perfectly square
visible. In experiments done with the slide it was
concluded that the mystery object is far too small
to be the Ark,
nevertheless, this object defies the imagination.
This object was originally part of a video that was
taken from a helicopter. The object is located
at the bottom
of the Ahora
Gorge on the North side of Mt. Ararat. Through
the haze and fog a rectangular ark-like object with snow
end appears to be broken. Note the two parallel
lines. It is not known what this object is, as it has not
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