The CIA Once Looked for Noah’s Ark, Declassified Files Show

Nov 13, 2019

Buried in the CIA’s archives are documents about the search for Noah’s Ark.

A collection of rarely seen declassified documents show how the agency assisted Congressmen, intelligence officers and journalists looking for evidence. There are accounts of sightings in a remote area of Turkey by Air Force pilots, and even reported photographs, which the intelligence community took serious enough to analyze U-2 spy plane photos.

Source documents

Collection of CIA files on Noah’s ark: https://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/cia/noahsark-CIA.pdf

Full document archive of all agency FOIA responses regarding this topic: https://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/the-search-for-noahs-ark/

Image credits

Turkey-USSR map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_territorial_claims_against_Turkey#/media/File:Soviet_territorial_claims_against_Turkey_1945-1953.png

Mount Ararat skyline in spring: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ararat#/media/File:Mount_Ararat_and_the_Yerevan_skyline_in_spring_(50mm).jpg

NBC News article mentioned at end of video: https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/noahs-ark-found-not-so-fast-6C10404024

NatGeo article mentioned at end: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/4/100428-noahs-ark-found-in-turkey-science-religion-culture/