On the Location of Noah's Ark

by Rev. Jack Barr

Xxxxx Zzzzz wrote:

A friend sent me some pictures of his visit to turkey to see the claimed Noahs Ark site.

The first picture is a borehole into the side of the anomolie called Noahs Ark. Heres what they found:


The other photos were taken around the site including the structure itself, and an anchorstone.



Hi Xxxxxx,

Thanks for the pictures, I will add them to my files on Wyatt's false claims of having found Noah's Ark. (the pictures are placed at the end of this file.)

I examined all of Wyatt's claims several years ago. I found that they did not conform to what the Bible says about where the Ark landed. And Virtually all the Archaeologist, and Geologist, say that what he is claiming to be petrified wood is only, in fact, natural rock, and that is not even in the correct shape. What he claims to be Noah's Ark is located in a valley many miles away from Mt. Ararat. The Bible says that the Ark landed ON Mt. Ararat, and the birds at first could not find any dry land to rest on, which shows that it was very high up on the mountain, and while Noah's Ark was sitting on land, the waters had not yet gone down below the mountain top. But if the Ark was really in that valley, then the waters would have abated and the birds would have had no problem finding dry land to rest on.

So we see that according to what the Bible tells us, it is impossible for the Ark to be, where he alone, claims it to be. And note that there has been many people who has seen the Ark high up on Mt. Ararat, and even has taken pictures of it. I could go on, but I believe that I have shown here enough to prove that Wyatt is a lier when he says that he found the Ark.

I might also note that Wyatt also claims to have found the Ark of the Covenant, which no one else has been able to find, but he will not bring it out for anyone to see, so it is only his word, and he does sell a lot of books about both, an a few other impossible things as well.

But thanks for the pictures, I have seen a couple of them before in black and white, so now I have them in color. By the way, where does it say in the bible that Noah had an Anchor for the Arc?? That is only speculation on his part. When Noah built the Ark, it was on dry land far from the sea, so he did not need an anchor/ And when they were riding high above the mountains in storm tossed seas, they neither needed, nor could use an anchor. And once they landed on the Mountain top, they would have no use for an anchor. So why would Wyatt assume that they had an anchor? I'll tell you, he saw that stone and said to himself, well that must be an anchor because it has a hole in one end of it. And it was conveniently sitting upright and not laying down, but from my experience with using an anchor, it would normally been laying on it's side when on the bottom holding a boat.

With the Love of Jesus

Jack Barr


Hi Jack,

No problem. The colour photos do look better than the balck and white ones.

Also the Ark didnt land on Mount Ararat. It landed on the Mountains of Ararat.



Hi Xxxxxx,

Ah, Yes, the Mountains of Ararat! You see, we both said the same thing, The Mount Ararat, and the Mountains of Ararat, is the same place, the same location.

There are two things about the translation in Genesis 8:4 which speaks of the Mountains of Ararat.

1. Of the Mountains of Ararat, Mount Ararat is the highest Mountain in the area at 16,945 feet. The next closest mountain which is equal to or higher, is Mount Elbrus at 18,510 feet high, but it is more than 250 miles to the north, and is not part of the Mountains of Ararat. So Mount Ararat, as the highest, was the first mountain in that area to be exposed as the waters receded. The other high mountain was too far away for the bird to fly. The Raven could fly that far, or could keep flying until the waters receded, but the dove could not fly that far and so returned. And the other mountains surrounding Mount Ararat were lower and so were still covered with water when the Ark landed on the mountain .

2. In the KJV, the word, which is translated as "Mountains of Ararat," as in this verse, is really translated as "Ararat" 2 times, and as "Armenia" 2 times in the KJV Bible. Armenia is the name of a country in which the Mountain of Ararat is located.

So which ever way it is written or given, the results are the same, The Ark came to rest on the Mountains that were in the land of Armenia, and the highest mountain in Armenia is Mount Ararat. So as the waters receded, the first mountain to show itself above the waters was Mount Ararat. (The same word is translated in Gen. 8:4 = Mountains of Ararat, Jer. 51:27 = kingdoms of Ararat, 2ki. 19:37 = land of Armenia, Isa. 37:38 = land of Armenia)

I just thought that you would like to know that. Keep things like this coming, it keeps me on my toes, puts me back into the Bible. Thank You!

With the Love of Jesus

Jack Barr


Good Afternoon Jack!

Calgary Flames are playing today against the Redwings. Great series so far. I live in Calgary so im a little bias towards the Flames... hope they win today.

If the Ark landed on Mt. Ararat how did all the animals get down? Pretty high mountain.

Mount Ararat has a smaller brother called lesser mount Ararat. The formation wyatt found rests in the "valley of eight" between the two mounts.


Heres a good picture of Ararat top view.


How about the dozen anchorstones that were found? 11 of the 12 anchorstones are inscribed with 8 crosses, two larger with 6 smaller. The number of occupants on the ark was 8. There are so many other things (metal ballast, pertified gopher wood, metal rivets, etc...) that are to coincidental to dismiss this site as Noahs Ark.


Warm Regards,



Hi there Brother Xxxxxx,

You ask:

If the Ark landed on Mt. Ararat how did all the animals get down? Pretty high mountain

I'll tell you what, when you get to heaven, you can ask God! If God can flood the entire world so that the waters covered the highest mountain, and can get all those animals to come from all over the world and into the Ark, and keep them for a year in the Ark, then He certainly can get all those animals down from the mountain. Men still climb to the top of the Mountain and get down again. Is Anything Too Hard For God?? Man keeps on saying that it just can not be that way, because we haven't figured out how to do it ourselves. And your question falls into this category!!

You say:

Mount Ararat has a smaller brother called lesser mount Ararat. The formation Wyatt found rests in the "valley of eight" between the two mounts.

I stand on my letter to you! For I believe what the Bible says! And what I wrote is in agreement with the Bible.

To say that the Ark landed in a valley or on a lessor mountain in the area is saying that the Bible is Lying!! And MY Bible does Not Lie!

Genesis 7:19-20 "And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered." (A cubit being 18 inches, then 15 cubits = 22.5 feet above the top of the highest mountain which is Mt. Everest.)

Genesis 8:4-5 "And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen."

Note that God gives you the month and days of the timing of the flood and the events around the Ark. This tells me that when the ark was first grounded on the mountain of Ararat, that it was just over 2 1/2 months, after the grounding of the Ark on the mountain top, before any other mountain top was seen. That tells me that the top of "lesser mount Ararat", or any other mountain in the area, was still under water when the ark landed, and they (mountain tops) were not seen until the ark had been aground on top of the mountain for 2 1/2 months. How then did the Ark land in a valley that was still so far under water that the tops of any other mountain was not visible for over 2 1/2 months after it landed on the mountain?? It must have been a submarine.

Now about anchor stones -- WHO is calling these Anchor Stones?????????????? As I said, the Ark didn't need even one anchor, For those in it had placed their total trust in the Lord God, to do with them as God chose, or to place them anywhere God wished to place them, in anyway that God chose to do it. As far as Noah and anyone with him knew, the waters could have been a hundred miles deep, there was no way for them to know. It sounds like these stones are more like altars put up to worship some kind of false god, by people who lived in that area thousands of years ago.

Think of this, seeing the size and weight of one of those stones, could three men lift and handle one of them?? Even if it was possible, which I seriously doubt, the Word of God in the bible tells us that once God had sealed them into the Ark, that they did not even go on deck, or open any opening in the ark, until after they had come aground on the mountain top, and once back on ground there would be no need for an anchor. Noah didn't even open a window until the Ark had been at rest on the mountain for 40 days.

Genesis 8:6 "And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made".

*** Now having said these things to you, let me say this. I have no clear idea why I have continued giving an explanation here of what the Bible says about where the Ark landed, for by this point in time, I would normally have closed my bible, put it under my arm and walked away, for by these questions you show that you have rejected everything I have told you about the ark. I will not argue with anyone over what the Bible says. I will tell them what the Word says on a subject, but I will not argue if they choose to disbelieve. But in this case, I feel very strongly, that I have been commanded to try one more time only to tell what God's Word in the Bible says. And so I send you this letter and I will not speak of it again.

I Do not attempt to tell you what to believe, for why should I do so, when God himself left you to believe anything that you want to believe. If you choose to believe that the ark landed in a valley, instead of on a mountain top, as the Bible says, then by all means do so. This matter, and belief, is not now, nor has it ever been, a condition of salvation, you most certainly do continue to have your salvation regardless of what you choose to believe here, and you do not have to agree with everything that I tell you. But you already know that.

Now if I missed something, and you can show me in the Scriptures where the ark did not land on a mountain top, but instead landed in a valley, then show me the scriptures, and I will believe. But if what this man Wyatt is telling you, does not agree with what the Bible says, who will you believe, GOD who wrote the Bible, or Wyatt who says that the Bible is a lie?? For right now, what I am reading into your letters, is that you have chosen to believe this man Wyatt, who stands alone in his statements, against God, and against all other men who have studied and searched for the ark, rather than to believe what the Bible says.

I Love you Brother, and I hope that you will continue to write on whatever matters.

With the Love of Jesus

Jack Barr


Good Morning Jack!

I dont disagree about the ark landing on the mountains or ararat. I think there were other "later" factors which place the ark in its current location.




Jack's Final Note, not mailed out: Xxxxxx is still convinced that the Ark is down in the valley, and that the man Wyatt is telling the truth. Yet he fails to question how a boat half the size of the Queen Mary Ship, a boat that is 1 1/2 times as long as a football field, weighing how many thousands of tons, somehow managed to slide all the way to the bottom of the mountain without breaking up, then somehow slides across level, and hilly, dry land all by itself to this supposed resting place, without leaving any marks in the earth, after being on top of the mountain long enough for the trees and grass to grow again, and for both the animals and people to leave the ship and start their lives over again. Look at the land, and explain to me how such a ship/boat could slide up and down those hills to this resting place?? He can believe what he likes, but for myself, I believe the Bible, and I believe the reports down through the centuries which places the sighting of the Ark up on the Mountain side, just below the top.


                       Ark 3                                         Bow



                     Side Timbers                                  Anchor Stone



Stern with man


Bore hole Noah's Ark




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