Hagopian is an Armenian that claimed to have seen Noah's Ark two
times when he was a little boy around 1900 and 1905. It took
Hagopian and his uncle eight days to reach the high grazing
areas and glacier of Mt. Ararat from the city of Van. The
primary reason to travel to Ararat was a four year drought owing
to which sheep were dying in Lake Van area. With a prolonged
absence of precipitations the Ark was completely uncovered. They
reached it and Hagopian, helped by his uncle, climbed an
artificial small staircase up to the roof of Ark.
and listen Hagopian's voice
Armais Arutunoff 1893 (see
Armais Arutunoff was
the owner of one of the last black and white pictures
/ images of Noahs Ark , taken on expedition 1916 .
The sketch here
above was painted under the description of Arutunoff.
None knows where the
originals pictures have gone . He was born in Armenia ( Russia )
Read recent interview to a
grand niece of a member of
the interview to a grand niece in the original Russian language
interview in Franch language published by C.E.S.H.E. Magazine
Ed Davis in
1943, was a young Sergent in the Army Corps of Engineers in
Hamadan. He befriended a group of Moslems, a family named Abas. He
did some favors for this family and they
felt vey indebted to him. So
they decided to bring Davis to the sacred Ark on Mt. Ararat Elfred
Lee has interviewed Ed Davis for
days, about 15 years after he had interviewed Hagopian. Ed
Davis’ account was also reliable and the path to the Ark
corresponded exactly to that described by Hagopian. Both arrived
from the same direction passing through the same places, namely
Abas-Abas village, Jacob's Well, etc.
Ed Davis was submitted to the lie dectetor test as well and
resulted of his testimony were also accurate.
Davis mentioned Domsday Rock and
Camel’s Back. Ahmet Arslan that probably knows Mt. Ararat better
that any others known explorer…, says that Doomsday Peak is at
the and of Camel’s Back trail, wich he claimed Hagopian used on
one of his trip, on the western wall of tha Ahora Gorge.
Davis said also that climbed steeply several kms to see the
broken pieces of the Ark in a Canyon after going around
Doomsday Rock. Look
THE EXPLORERS OF
Will , USAF Sergeant, Stars and Stripes 1943-1945 A.D.?
Vince Will saw a front page Stars and Stripes
Ark photograph looking into an opening of the Ark. That's what
he saw:- A section of the Ark was sticking out of the
snow and ice 40 to 50 feet on a ledge without anything
underneath it. The wood was darker than the rocks around it. The
wood was pretty good shape. I coudn't see any holes on the top.
There was a hole on the right side where you could see different
levels and structural beams. I could see two decks through the
Sketch of Mr. Will
Knee, a real estate agent and former veteran from Murfreesboro -
Tennesse, saw a black and white newsreel around the 1950s in Winchester,
which showed an older man and a boy climbing on Noah's Ark which the
newsreel stated was on Mt. Ararat. Herb said the snow covered most of
the Ark. The object was long and rectangular shaped. Herb could not
estimate the lenght since it was snow covered but estimated the width at
maybe 50 feet and the height at maybe 40 feet. The color of the object
was dark gray or blackish. There were rock ledges near the object. Herb
stated that it was his opinions that the object was 100% manmade, 100% a
boat and 100% Noah's Ark.
Gregor Schwinghammer, ex fighter pilot and
Captain of U.S. Air Force, flying with his F100 in 1959 around
the Ararat, saw a
thing which looked like a large, rectangular barge-like
structure sticking out of the side of mountain. (p.421 The
Explorers of Ararat by Corbin). He personally declared to me
and my colleagues that the Parrot glacier zone reminded him
the area of his
sighting and that the object was resting on a side of the
mountain. Therefore it was not upon an ice plateau but in a
horseshoe shaped depression
(or gully) about 1300 meters from the peak around 3900
meters of quota.
U.S. Air Force
In 1985, during a conversation about the Noah's Ark with Elfred Lee, General Havens declared:
"We have seen it. I have seen two slides take by my pilots. They have seen a similar structure on the north side of the Mt.
In 1973 Ed Behling a
soldier 23 years old of the U.S. Navy, operated next the Turkey and Iranian
border and he became friend of a Kurdish soldier named Mustafà. After five months of friendship,
Mustafà talked to Behling about his uncle that knew
where the Ark was. Mustafà rarely brought the same Kurdish to
the Ark, and they respected him. According to Behling, the
elderly ones of the village knew the place of the Ark but the
young people did not go without their permission. In that long
scaling, Behling suffered the cold and the pains afoot. He was
exhauste and hoped that his friend's uncle returned back.
Behling was tired, incredulous and perhaps depressed when his
dear friend Mustafà pointed out to him a point with his hand.
This gesture pushed him to a last effort. He looked down toward
the canyon and only around twenty meters down, he saw a kind of
enormous black structure. It was broken with a parallelepiped
shape, not round as the keel of a ship, but square…
from Kevin Hurley
Stars and Stripes (?) article about Noah's Ark.
Sketch by Mr.
|Mr. Kevin said: "During the Gulf War 1991 I
saw a photo copy of a newspaper with a photograph. The top of
the paper was missing so I could not see the title or date on
the paper. The photo was black and white and not of great
quality. I saw what look like a barge sticking out of ice and
snow in a canyon. The roof of the object and the ice was very
shiny while the side of the object and the cliff was dark. There
may have been 100-150 feet sticking out because about twice the
width if it is 75 feet wide....Down the roof was what looked
like black dots or windows. The roof stood out due to the
straight lines against the dark background...I feel the
structure was man-made because there are few straight lines in
nature. The lines that show off the edge of the Ark's roof and
the windows on the roof were all straight lines...I'm not
looking for fame or money, just a person looking to find the Ark
and show it to world."