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:

Full document archive of all agency FOIA responses regarding this topic:

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Turkey-USSR map:

Mount Ararat skyline in spring:

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