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We recently published an article that debunked the “Noah’s Ark Find on Mount Ararat. (link Above)  Recent analysy shows past volcanic activity would have wiped out all preserved evidence of a big boat.

We received some responses to this article with questions about Noah’s Ark, so we decided to publish this older document that holds excellent information to the famous Noah’s Ark Story.

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We of Vangard Sciences highly recommend that everyone read

David Fasolds’ book “THE ARK OF NOAH.” I know that some of you

are going to wonder why should they should take the time to

read about Noah and the Ark of Man.

In Mr. Fasolds’ book he covers many things that have happened

in the past that can be related to our present as well as our

future.

Jerry Decker and I – Ronald Barker have had the pleasure of

meeting Mr. Fasold on several occasions, and found that he

tells you all the true facts and leaves out the BS, just as he

does in his book. He gives you the information to back up what

he says.

Mr. Fasolds’ discovery of the ARK of Noah has been verified by

some of the top scientists in the field. Mr. Ron Wyatt from

Madison, Tennessee one of the top scientists in the country on

sub-surface radar research, Dr. John Baumgardner from Los

Alamos research center, Mr. Vendyl Jones (A.K.A. Indiana

Jones)., and many others who we will not list.

David makes no claims as to actually discovering the Ark. He

rediscovered it after many other researchers had pronounced the

site as not the remains of a ship, but a geological formation.

The true discoverer of the Ark is a Turkish farmer named Reshit

Sarihan. An earthquake occurred in 1948 which shifted the

ground where the Ark had rested all these centuries.

At that time, not much notice was taken of the exposed shape

until a military photo reconaissance overflight took pictures

which showed the shape of a very large ship.

However, David did make the contacts and do the quite

incredible amount of research necessary to locate and verify

his site as the TRUE ARK of NOAH.

He has spent over $100,000 of his own money and in excess of 6

years on the ARK project. We consider ourselves extremely

fortunate to have been allowed to meet such a fascinating and

capable researcher as David Fasold. His work is currently

unappreciated and not even suspected by the masses.

 

 

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It seems orthodox Christianity MUST FIND THE ARK ON THE MOUNT

OF ARARAT TO VERIFY THEIR FAITH. In truth, the translations in

the Bible have been so in error that many people searching for

these wonderful historical treasures have been led astray.

The primary problem has been their failure to consult other

ancient texts concurrent with the event. Corruption of records

takes on an almost logarthmic certainty as time passes.

Each ruler wants history to begin with him or to alter past

history to his views.

This is one of the things we most admired about David, his

tenacity and his wide ranging research efforts. He consulted

dozens of texts including the Torah, the Koran, the Epic of

Gilgamesh and many others to piece together the true location.

If you ever get a chance to hear him speak or to meet or speak

with him, DON’T PASS IT UP! He will hypnotize and enthrall you

with his anecdotes and the recounting of his discovery of the

ARK.

I – Jerry Decker, had the privilege of attending the 1989

International Geophysical Symposium as a guest of Vendyl Jones

and David Fasold.

Both gave presentations which simply mesmerized these Engineers

and Scientists from all over the world. It was truly amazing

to see how these people clustered around both David and Vendyl

to ask questions about their researches.

Another thing that David has noted which we all find very

interesting is that the day of the earthquake in 1948 is the

same date that Israel became a nation, just as in Biblical

prophecy!

The following story is taken from David Fasolds’ book “THE ARK

OF NOAH”, published in 1988 by Wynwood Press of New York.

The ISBN number is 0-922066-10-8 and it can be ordered from

most book suppliers such as Taylors or Waldenbooks. David

tells us it is soon to come out in paperback.

The hardback version sells for $18.95.

BUY IT, you will not regret the purchase!

 

To give you an idea of what is in his book we include the

Preface written by David Fasold, the introduction written by

Charles Berlitz and Chapter 2 pages 52 to 56 title HOMO

IGNORAMUS.

The chapter points out that in pre-flood times, the calendars

registered 360 days per year. After the flood the calendars

changed to 365 days a year.

 

 

 

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David found an interesting Egyptian myth which tells the story

of how the Moon was coerced into sharing some of its light. In

fact, it had to do with a slowing down of the Earth’s rotation

which, since it is a giant armature, necessarily reduced the

magnetic field.

Zecharia Sitchin’s excellent books also give many translations

relating to events in pre-dawn times.

Also why did people live such long life spans as compared with

people of today. Is it possible that the slowing down of the

Earth’s rotation caused a change in the human body’s electric

field due to the decreased magnetism?

Is this why the Dinosaurs died out?

Or could it be that one who had eaten of the “AMOMUM” root (the

root of Youth) as mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh:

” Its name is The Old Will Be Made Young. “

I too will eat it, and I will return to

What I Was In My Youth.”

( These are some of the questions into which we of

Vangard Sciences are interested and looking into.)

Mr. Fasolds’ book can be purchased at any book store or you can

write to him.

ADDRESS: Mr. David Fasold

9921 Carmel Mtn. Rd.

San Diego, Ca. 92129

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Brief Review

THE ARK OF NOAH

by

DAVID FASOLD

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The Ark of Noah is the story behind one of the greatest

archaeological finds of the century. Read either as an astonishing

story of archaeological detection, or as an undeniable confirmation

of the Old Testament account of Noah’s Ark, this book is important

beyond question.

David Fasold had become fascinated with the centuries-old

mystery of Noah’s Ark and decided to search for it himself. Heading

one of the last teams allowed excavation rights in Turkey, he

deduced the Ark landed not on Mount Ararat, as had been popularly

thought, but on Mount Mahser Dagi (the Doomsday Mountain) some

seventeen miles south of the traditional site.

An outlined structure had been uncovered on Mahser Dagi in a

1948 earthquake, but geologists had reckoned it to be a natural

object. David Fasold’s translations and interpretations of the

Sumerian accounts of the Great Flood led him inexorably back to

Mahser Dagi. He uncovered stone sculptures previously thought to be

totem or steles dating from the proper period. In fact, these carved

monoliths were deemed anchors from a seagoing craft – a craft Fasold

determined to be the Ark of Noah.

Fasold’s team ascended Mahser Dagi and found the remains of a

boat whose dimensions exactly matched those given in Genesis. To his

surprise, drilling samples revealed the boat to be made not of wood,

as was commonly supposed, but of reed and pumice (gopher wood), and

constructed using techniques historically coincident to Noah’s time.

After the discovery, Fasold’s site was sealed off and officially

declared the landing place of Noah’s Ark by the Turkish government.

Filled with incontrovertible photographs of the actual Ark, as

well as documents of the material analysis, David Fasold’s The Ark

of Noah is a compelling and controversial addition to the world of

popular archaeology.

David Fasold is a former merchant marine officer. Nearly two

decades as a marine salvage expert provided him with the background

and knowledge that proved indispensable to his later expeditions.

“The usual pattern for searches to take place only on Mount

Ararat has been changed by the exploratory investigations of David

Fasold.”

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The Preface

by David Fasold

from his book “The Ark of Noah”

In an attempt to establish the origin of modern man and the

seed that has germinated into the flourishing of civilizations, the

archaeologist has lifted his brush from the sands of time to paint a

portrait of the ancient Near East splashed with colors of

enlightenment.

For his devoted labors in illuminating these areas of

understanding, we are grateful. But it remains a painting poorly

executed, for the artists of anthropology have not yet succeeded in

producing within that balance of shadow and light any expression of

harmony that allows the viewer to envision from whence he came.

This painting remains muddled by a modern-day myth that the

legends burned into the memories of the ancients and impressed onto

tables of clay were not actual records of an historical event.

Thus the historians have failed to reclaim from obscurity that

dark “land of the crossings” from which the settlers have come,

survivors of an advanced culture that was cleaved by an event of

such catastrophic proportions as to literally divide history and the

development of man into a new age.

This experience of an overwhelming deluge still remains as the

most solemn and awesome recollection of the human race.

My portrayal, then is the fertile crescent born anew, a

rejuvenation of civilization reawakened from a slumber of the dead

by the descendants of this past age, borne upon the survival ship

that traversed the eras in a voyage of circumstance and necessity,

the descendants of Noah and progenitors of modern man.

In the attempt to retrace our ancestors’ footsteps to the door

of the Ark itself, however attractive such a mission might appear, I

have failed to interest the Academic community at large in

participating.

Understandably, such a proposal raises serious doubts. But when

an invitation is extended to view the tangible remains of the

antediluvian vessel high upon the mountains of Urartu, the response

of science should be investigation pure and simple, not ridicule and

scorn.

Perhaps reluctance on their part is the only safe ground, for

should this prove to be the most controversial artifact ever

recorded, the legend is exonerated and the biblical Flood is true.

Even their high towers of “qualifications” will not save them

from the deluge of error.

Does the theory that man has come from the lowest depths of

humanity to his present elevated position have validity? Is it time

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for the history of man to be rewritten, this time with more

foundation and truth?

Or is it time to return to the original accounts, and read them

with the seriousness they deserve?

For those who have always believed, I claim no discovery and my

hope that it will be greeted as representing the first confrontation

with a startling new body of evidence and a sense of what the

discovery has meant to those explorers who experienced it.

To those for whom a devotion to truth and understanding bring a

spark of life… welcome aboard the mother ship of mankind, built to

bridge two worlds, which rode upon that cataclysm of old and bore us

to our new beginnings.

DAVID FASOLD

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INTRODUCTION to David Fasolds’ book

The Ark of Noah

by

Charles Berlitz

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Has Noah’s Ark finally been found?

The location of the legendary Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat has

been reported a number of times in antiquity and the Middle Ages by

such travelers as Marco Polo and other merchants and pilgrims

following the caravan trails. It has been reported seen in modern

times by mountain climbers, shepherds, fugitives, and explorers,

religious and laic.

Some climbers claim not only to have seen the Ark but to have

touched it and even taken wood from the giant hull. Since World War

I it has sometimes been sighted by aircraft pilots from military or

private planes. It has been reported on the mountain in World War II

and in the subsequent Cold War period.

The problem has long been how to positively identify it,

inasmuch as climbers or viewers of Mount Ararat may be influenced by

seeing something where the Ark is supposed to be. Pictures of

something which might be the Ark have been taken from a space

capsule at seven hundred miles altitude over the mountain, but the

shape loses its cohesion when subjected to magnification.

Other photographs taken from planes seem to have been lost,

sometimes in mysterious circumstances. Further, photography from the

air or on the side of the mountain near the Russian border, where

the Ark is supposed to be frozen most of the time under the ice, is

presently not only difficult but, like reported photographs from

high-altitude spy planes such as the U-2, dangerous.

When one climbs to the upper reaches of Mount Ararat one risks

being struck by lightning, falling into deep crevasses through thin

ice over glaciers, blown off the mountain by unexpected winds, hit

by stone avalanches, attacked by wolves or wild dog packs, or shot

by bandits or rebels.

The dedication of the climbers, many of whom feel they are on a

religious mission, is a definite manifestation of the power of the

belief that Noah’s Ark is waiting to be found on Mount Ararat.

But the Bible never mentions Ararat specifically, rather “the

mountains of Ararat,” Ararat being a form of the old word form

Armenia-Urartu.

The fixation upon Mount Ararat itself is anciently based on

Saint Jacob’s testimony. He said that an angel carried him up the

mountain to show him the Ark, and then took him down again.

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Explorers and searchers for the Ark must face the element of

popular disbelief in the very presence of such an artifact on Ararat

as “How can you find something that dies not exist?”

The popular legends concerning Noah’s Ark, the enormous size of

the ship allegedly built by Noah and his three sons, the gathering

in and feeding of the horde of animals that were summoned, two by

two of each species, and finally, the illogicality of a flood that

could cover the whole earth, may be based on the memories of a great

flood but are certainly difficult concepts for the nonbeliever to

accept.

But there are startling indications of a catastrophe which

affected the whole earth ten r eleven thousand years ago. This was

a combination of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cosmic storms,

sudden changes in sea level and climate.

We are now able to ascertain that catastrophic flooding

occurred in different parts of the earth as large areas of the land

and water changed places. To many of the earth’s inhabitants, the

world seemed to be drowning in a great flood, from which only a few

“chosen” people escaped.

The legend of the Flood and the Ark is older then Greece, older

then Egypt, older the Babylon and the cultures that preceded it. The

memory of the Flood, as this world disaster appeared to most of the

ancient peoples inhabiting the earth at that time, is still

preserved in national and tribal traditions throughout the world.

Only the name of each local survivor varied in prehistoric

northern Europe, East Asia, the American continents, Africa, and the

Pacific.

In the ancient Middle East, although the name Noah was

antedated by other local names, the story is the same. Noah’s name,

common to the great religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam,

is now the most famous name among the ship captains who survived, as

is the place of salvation – the mountains of Ararat.

During the last few years, the search for the Ark of Ararat, on

the high icy plateau, in crevasses, and even under the ice, has been

intensified.

The usual pattern for searches to take place only on Mount

Ararat has been changed by the exploratory investigations of David

Fasold, a deep-sea diver and holder of a master’s ticket in the

merchant marine.

Fasold has dedicated years of his life and considerable

personal funds to long explorations of the Ararat area, with the

premise that Noah’s Ark has already been found.

The true Ark, he claims, was photographed from the air in 1959

after a mud slide uncovered a stone formation closely resembling a

ship. This stone shape of a ship is not on Ararat but twelve miles

away on a lower range.

The dimensions of the ship are almost identical to the biblical

description of the Ark: approximately 450 feet, 75 feet wide, and 45

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feet high-except for the height-but the stone ship is still rising

from the enveloping solidified mud.

Fasold claims the stone form is a real ship, not fossilized but

made of reeds covered with cement. As we now know, cement was used

thousands of years before Rome in different parts of the Middle

East.

During his year of on-the-spot research, Fasold has ben

assisted by scientists who include a Los Alamos specialist and a

radar field technician. They have used the most sensitive radar

devices that can detect formations and mineral content, not only

under water but under land, up a depth of forty feet, as well.

Starting with frequency generators to determine metal

concentration of spikes inside wooden beams, he traced thirteen bow-

to-stern interior divisions and nine interior bulkhead-to-bulkhead

supports.

A more detailed search with subsurface interface radar revealed

clear outlines of closed sections, beams and cross beams, collapsed

decks, iron and other metals used in clamps, and pins at

approximately eighteen-to twenty-inch intervals.

The discovery of the inner plan of the stone shape of a

gigantic ship could not have been ascertained without digging into

the shape except by using the subsurface radar.

Here we have an example of advance technology revealing history

that has not been generally accepted as such, obscured up till now

by the mists of legend and time.

The huge drag stones used on ancient ships have been found on a

plateau several miles away, possibly dropped there when the ship

started to go aground. The Ark survived because of its cement

covering and lay under layers of frozen mud until it surfaced in

1948.

The discovery of this stone ship and ongoing tests over, and

soon inside, the vessel have created a world sensation, not only in

archaeology but also in Middle East politics and the study of the

world’s lost history.

If this is indeed the Noah’s Ark of the Bible, its complete

appearance and identification may cause many to entertain somber

reflections.

Colonel James Irwin, an astronaut who walked on the moon and

who has long searched for the Ark, has expressed what many

fundamentalists feel:

“… the finding of the Ark could very well herald the

return of the Messiah and the end of the earth.”

If the appearance of the Ark is a warning, one must admit it

comes at an appropriate moment in world history.

The Turkish Ministry of Culture has now made the remains the

focus of a national park, and Turkish archaeologists, hopefully with

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international collaboration, will continue the investigation.

Meanwhile, a sign indicates the direction to the ship. It says:

NUH’UN SEMISI

(Noah’s Ark).

It is an interesting coincidence and historic justice that the

ancient ship, unrecognized since 1948 by formal archaeologists and

religious searchers, should finally be identified by a fellow sea

captain – a professional colleague and ideological descendant of

Noah.

Introduction by

Charles Berlitz

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HOMO IGNORAMUS

Chapter 2 Pages 52 to 56 From David Fasold’s Book

The Ark of Noah

 

There are other inconsistencies in the authorized account that

are easily explained by this new sequence of events. The crow and

the dove take on more significant roles and are explained in a later

chapter.

Where the olive leaf came from which obviously could not have

drifted, taken root, and sprouted in only seven days and the purpose

of the seven-day wait between the sending forth of the dove, the

period of time between the coming to rest and the ground being dry,

is also answered by discovery of the drogue anchors.

But could the idea of an earlier period comprised of a shorter

year be acceptable?

Attempting to reconcile the pre-Flood ear and that period of

time shortly thereafter with our present system of 29 1/2 day lunar

months and a solar year of 365 1/4 days may not be realistic.

Immanuel Velikovsky compiled vast material from various

cultures that concludes there have been occasions of perturbations

in the vault of the heavens and the earth, during which the moon has

receded to an orbit of 35 to 36 days’ duration.

The Flood was the result of an event that changed everything!

Peter relates the ancients’ understanding that for the most part,

the world is turning its back on today regardless of the evidence.

For this they willingly are ignorant of,

that by the word of God the heavens were of old,

and the earth standing out of the water

 

 

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and in the water… But the heavens and the

earth, which are now, by the same word are

kept in store, reserved unto fire against

the day of judgment…

2 Peter 3:5,7 KJV

Are we willingly ignorant that the old heavens as viewed from

our planet have passed away with the land that was standing above

the water of the prediluvian period?

Portions of that landmass sank beneath the waters and through

tectonic upheaval little of the old world remains beneath our feet,

while the heavens that are above us now in this new elliptical orbit

of 365 1/4 days is reserved for a future time when it, too, will

change.

John speaks of this in a foreseen future event when there fell

great stones out of the heavens preceded by an earthquake “such was

not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so

great” that “every island fled away, and the mountains were not

found” (Revelation 16:18,20 KJV).

Peter precedes these comments by stating that we should know

this first, that there shall come in the last days of our present

system scoffers, saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? for

since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from

the beginning of the creation” (2 Peter 3:4 KJV).

It is here that Immanuel Velikovsky begins to take a rather

hard look at Homo Ignoramus.

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The day

consists of 23 hours, 56 minutes. The year consists of 365 days, 5

hours, and 49 minutes. The moon circles the earth’s terrestrial axis

points in the direction of the polar star.

After winter comes spring, then summer and fall. These are

common facts, but are they invariable laws? asks Velikovsky.

What single spectacle impressed itself upon the mind of man

that evoked the astonishment of the survivors, but a change in the

order of the universe, and it caused the Flood!

Today, the willfully ignorant discredit traditions of upheavals

and catastrophes by the shortsighted belief that no forces could

have shaped the world we live in that are not now at work.

In my opinion, this belief, which is the very foundation of

modern geology, may have been a proud ship at her launching, but it

is now full of so many holes it doesn’t float!

There is no law of celestial mechanics that says the earth must

have this particular rate of rotation. The earth’s equator is

inclined to the plane of its elliptic at an angle of 23.45 degrees.

This causes the change of the seasons during the earth’s annual

revolution around the sun. It is not necessarily a general law that

a planet must be so, and from my reading of the account in Genesis,

there had been a change.

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For the theologian, the reason for the Flood and the cause of

the Flood are two entirely different matters.

The mechanics of the event may never be fully explained as to

an outside influence disturbing the earth, which caused the tilt and

change in orbit, resulting in a total breakup of the crust, or if

the earth received a direct impact, as the Book of Revelation

predicts, it will in future form the star Wormwood.

An immediate change in the atmosphere is noted by Noah at the

first sighting of a rainbow and his mention of seasons of heat and

cold.

In the years thereafter there appeared to be a decreasing of

longevity, especially in the succeeding generations, and an abrupt

change during the days of Peleg.

The oldest account of this phenomenon is recorded by Emperor

Ho-ang-ti who, according to the chronology of China, was a

contemporary of Reu.

In his medical book he proposed an enquiry “whence it happened

that the lives of our forefathers were so long compared with the

lives of the present generation.”

All was not peaceful on the earth when Noah stepped out of the

Ark. The readjustments of tectonic plates caused by the oblation of

the earth at its new equatorial zones since the axis shift may have

still been causing havoc during later generations.

If we are to accept the Masoretic text as accurate, my figures

would have Peleg living from 101 post-Flood to the year 340, but I

have doubts as to this early date.

Nahor, Terah’s father, died approximately the same year, so

there may be indications of another catastrophic event.

Genesis 10:25 relates that during Peleg’s day the earth was

torn asunder by a violent upheaval. He may have met his death during

this event.

Peleg’s name is not in itself a proper name. It means “a

division.” There are about thirteen verbs translated “divide,” each

with a different shade of meaning.

The popular explanation is that the world was divided among the

various companies of people and that this coincided with the

dispersal from the Tower of Babel. If this was the meaning, the name

is derived from palag “to divide by cleavage.”

The Egyptians, too, have recorded this event when the earth’s

crust was rent during Peleg’s time as the work of the Lord (Thoth)

Tehuti pens ta, “cleaver of the earth.” During more stable times he

was remembered as Thoth-Hapi-Tem neb Xut, “Lord of the Horizon.”

This brings to mind Isaiah 24:1 KJV:

“Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it

waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad

the inhabitants thereof.”

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Babylonian tablets record actual dates such as “the thirty-

third day of the month” during that period.

The abrupt decrease in longevity, according to the Masoretic

text, can be seen by the graph on the following page.

In summation of this chapter, I am proposing that the solar

year prior to the Floor was undergoing a slow change, something that

is alluded to in the study of the calendar at the Tiahuanaco ruins

on the Alti Plano in South America, which in my view must now be

considered the remains of a pre-Flood city.

I have attempted to show that the solar year of the Flood as

described in the Genesis account is referring to a year of three

hundred days.

In the following chapter about the pre-Flood kings, my proposal

coincides with the biblical account of the reigns of the Ten

Patriarchs as listed in the Genesis account before the Flood.

Could it be possible that the orbit of the earth was disturbed

by outside influences passing through our solar system, causing a

change in the earth’s orbit around the sun to an elliptic path of a

longer year?

Would the axis shift be a result of this disturbance, or would

the shift itself be the cause of the change?

If all things have remained the same, what then are we to make

of the orbiting satellite, whose distance from the earth was 5.9

terrestrial radii, that made 447 revolutions around the earth in a

year ancient Americans?

If the interpretation of these ancient calendars is valid, then

perhaps we should apply a shorter year to the pre-Flood accounts of

the Mesopotamians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is a list showing the decline in longevity from pre-Flood

patriarchs through the post-Flood generation, finally reaching the

life expectancy of today.

The tradition of longevity in ancient man is recorded by the

following historians:

Manetho, Berosus, Mochus, Hestiaeus, Hieronymus, Hesiod,

Hecataeus, Hellanicus, Acusilaus, Ephorus, Nicolaus, and

Josephus.

(numbers = age)

Pre-Flood

* Adam…………………………930

* Seth…………………………912

* Enos…………………………905

* Kenan………………………..910

* Mahaleel……………………..895

* Jared………………………..862

* Methuselah……………………969

* Lamech……………………….777

* Noah…………………………950 Post-Flood

Shem…………………………602 *

Arphaxad……………………..438 *

Salah………………………..433 *

Eber…………………………464 *

Peleg………………………..239 *

Reu………………………….239 *

Serug………………………..230 *

Nahor………………………..148 *

Terah………………………..205 *

Abraham………………………175 *

Isaac………………………..180 *

Jacob………………………..147 *

Job………………………….140 *

Levi…………………………137 *

Kohath……………………….133 *

Amaram……………………….137 *

Moses………………………..120 *

Joshua……………………….110 *

Eli…………………………..98 *

David…………………………70 *

Vangard Notes >>>

Is it not interesting how the lifespan of Man decreased so

rapidly after the Flood, from 1000 years down to 70 ??

It makes us wonder what happened after the Flood to cause

such a radical change in Mans’ metabolism.

Is it because of the loss of the “Amomum” or “youth”

root of Noah, or perhaps because of something else

which occurred to pollute the atmosphere or water of the planet,

such as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah with what has

been suspected of being atomic explosions ??

 

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Story submitted by Ronald Barker of Vangard Sciences

 

ADDITIONAL NOAH’S ARK INFORMATION::

In 1948, an earthquake in Turkey disgorged the remains of what

is believed to be the original Ark of Man – Noahs’ Ark.

A military overflight taking photographs of the landscape for

reconaissance purposes noted a strange new pattern in the form

of a giant ship.

David Fasold, an ex-Merchant Marine and amateur archeologist

heard stories about the Ark and became intriqued with this

particular one. After years of research and spending in

excess of $150,000 of his own money, David has confirmed that

this is the true ARK of Noah. A book is currently out, “The

Ark of Noah”, published in 1988 by Wynwood Press of New York.

ü The ISBN number is 0-922066-10-8 and it can be ordered from

most book suppliers such as Taylors or Waldenbooks.

David tells us it is soon to come out in paperback.

The hardback version sells for $18.95.

BUY IT, you will not regret the purchase!

 

Mr. Fasolds’ discovery of the ARK of Noah has been verified

by some of the top scientists in the field. Mr. Ron Wyatt

from Madison, Tennessee one of the top scientists in the

country on sub-surface radar research, Dr. John Baumgardner

from Los Alamos research center, Mr. Vendyl Jones

(A.K.A. Indiana Jones)., and many others who we will not

list.

David makes no claims as to actually discovering the Ark.

He rediscovered it after many other researchers had pronounced

the site as not the remains of a ship, but a geological

formation.

The true discoverer of the Ark is a Turkish farmer named

Reshit Sarihan. An earthquake occurred in 1948 which

shifted the ground where the Ark had rested all these

centuries.

At that time, not much notice was taken of the exposed

shape until a military photo reconaissance overflight took

pictures which showed the shape of a very large ship.

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However, David did make the contacts and do the quite

incredible amount of research necessary to locate and

verify his site as the TRUE ARK of NOAH.

He has spent over $100,000 of his own money and in excess of

6 years on the ARK project. We consider ourselves

extremely fortunate to have been allowed to meet such a

fascinating and capable researcher as David Fasold. His

work is currently unappreciated and not even suspected by the

masses.

It seems orthodox Christianity MUST FIND THE ARK ON THE

MOUNT OF ARARAT TO VERIFY THEIR FAITH. In truth, the

translations in the Bible have been so in error that many

people searching for these wonderful historical treasures have

been led astray.

The primary problem has been their failure to consult other

ancient texts concurrent with the event. Corruption of

records takes on an almost logarthmic certainty as time

passes.

Each ruler wants history to begin with him or to alter

past history to his views.

This is one of the things we most admired about David, his

tenacity and his wide ranging research efforts. He consulted

dozens of texts including the Torah, the Koran, the Epic

of Gilgamesh and many others to piece together the true

location.

David visited with us in October of 1989 in Dallas. We were

with him on several occasions while he lectured with Vendyl

Jones at various engagements around the country using

Arlington (Vendyl’s home) as a base.

David is so fascinating that we had to have a mini meeting of

interested friends and associates to share some of his

experiences. He brought with him maps, 2 pieces of the ARK,

many photographs and some videotape of his discovery. The

pieces of the ARK were most interesting as they were almost

petrified wood with highly oxidized iron fragments. David

said these came directly from the ARK site.

David has been working in conjunction with the Turkish

government to arrange summer tours for those who might wish to

visit the Noah’s Ark site.

If you ever get a chance to hear him speak or to meet or

speak with him, DON’T PASS IT UP! He will hypnotize and

enthrall you with his anecdotes and the recounting of his

discovery of the ARK.

I – Jerry Decker, had the privilege of attending the

1989 International Geophysical Symposium as a guest of

Vendyl Jones and David Fasold.

Both gave presentations which simply mesmerized these

Engineers and Scientists from all over the world. It was

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truly amazing to see how these people very technically

oriented clustered around both David and Vendyl to ask

questions about their archeological researches.

Another thing that David has noted which we all find very

interesting is that the day of the earthquake in 1948 is the

same date that Israel became a nation, just as in

Biblical prophecy!

David found an interesting Egyptian myth which tells the

story of how the Moon was coerced into sharing some of its

light. In fact, it had to do with a slowing down of the

Earth’s rotation which, since it is a giant armature,

necessarily reduced the magnetic field.

Zecharia Sitchin’s excellent books also give many

translations relating to events in pre-dawn times.

Also why did people live such long life spans as compared

with people of today. Is it possible that the slowing down

of the Earth’s rotation caused a change in the human body’s

electric field due to the decreased magnetism?

Is this why the Dinosaurs died out?

Or could it be that one who had eaten of the “AMOMUM” root

(the root of Youth) as mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh:

” Its name is The Old Will Be Made Young. “

I too will eat it, and I will return to

What I Was In My Youth.”

( These are some of the questions into which we of

Vangard Sciences are interested and looking into.)

Mr. Fasolds’ book can be purchased at any book store or

you can write to him.

ADDRESS: Mr. David Fasold

9921 Carmel Mtn. Rd.

San Diego, Ca. 92129

If this article is of interest to you, we suggest you also download

NOAHLAW and NOAHARK1 either with an extension of .ZIP for IBM’s or

.ASC (ASCII) for non-IBM computers.

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N O A H ‘ S A R K U P D A T E

We have been in communication with Dave Fasold. He has sent some

very interesting information. Following is a letter and selective

comments. I want to thank Dave for his support and encouragement.

12/14/89

Dear Dave and Sandra,

Rushing this off to you as promised, as I have a busy schedule this

weekend. Have to go up to LA and do some voice overs for the PBS

film which looks like MARCH airing. Also meeting with two tour

companies for the Ark trips and both want exclusive!

Enjoyed your latest GAP and keep it up. I’ll try to write on

something else next time. Wearing my Tennessee T-shirt proudly and

thinking of you both. Keep researching….edit away at my article!

Your shipmate aboard the mother-ship,

Well it’s that time of year again folks. The perennial seeding

of Mount Ararat with sightings of the Ark left to germinate over

the long winter months.

For those Boob-Tube Believers who like to split their offering

between the Fund-O-Faith Growth and Income Network and the Cathedral

of Reciprocity looking forward to their Seeds of Faith Multiplying

into getting that cruise and Mercedes, it may not leave much left

over to support the Ararat Groups in their yearly mountian climbing

v cation at Christendom’s expense, but that’s what they are crying

for again.

The latest sighting was announced in the TURKISH DAILY NEWS under

the headline of “Turks angered by Americans’ claim of discovery of

the Ark.”

ANKARA- Agri Governor Rasim Bas and a Turkish scholar exploring for

the legendary Noah’s Ark disputed, Friday, claims by two Americans

that they have discovered Noah’s Ark on the southside of Mt. Ararat

in eastern Turkey while flying over it in a helicopter.

“What the two said to reporters have no connection whatsoever with

science and have no scientific value,” the angry governor said,

adding that it was impossible to announce a discovery only by taking

photographs and flying over a region.

What had Church Aaron, the pilot said? Aaron said, “We are 100% sure

this is the Ark.”

Atatuck associate professor Salih Bayraktutan, who heads a

commission exploring Noah’s Ark said the sole “scientific data” at

hand shows that remains at the Uzengili village (my site) which

have been place under state protection were the remains of the Ark.

He said the physical findings and scientific report on the issue

will be published in 1990. Bayraktutan went on to say that

“Americans were trying to prove the variability of the Holy Bible

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against the Holy Koran by finding the Ark and displaying `how

correct’ the Bible was.

Many Christian fundamentalists who interpret the Bible literally,

believe the Ark must be on Mt. Ararat.” He also said “Americans are

exploiting the issue,” and that “all foreigners who claim to be

looking for the Ark have a Christian fundamentalist organization

supporting them.”

As always with these kind of articles, reporters find someone with a

sheepskin in earth sciences and quote him saying my site is nothing

but a rock formation shaped by thousands of years of erosion.

I would lay five to one odds that this geologist has never been to

my site, would dispute there ever was a flood or even care to know

that the object has been exposed for a MERE 41 years!

Another Turkish newspaper picked up the flurry and said tongue-in-

cheek that now Turkey boasts TWO ARKS, and provides a verG detailed

list of Christendoms’ false claim of discovery over the past 140

years.

Believe me, the issue is not whether the Ark can be in two places

at once or the possibility of two Arks. It runs much deeper than

that.

Before leaving Turkey, Aaron and Garby implored the Minister of

Antiquities to insure that the area of the find be protected from

any disturbance whatsoever, possibly relating their fear that George

Vandeman might attempt to dislodge pieces of gopher wood by blowing

the sides out with dynamite (AON, p.33)

Now how do I feel about this? For one thing, befuddled that after

four years of on site research with geologists and geophysicists 17

miles south, and 27 years in the maritime industries, the claim

that I am on a shipwreck is thwarted by an astronaut who says, “I’d

like it looked at by experts” suggesting my opinions are impetuous

and premature, but let a pharmacist and pilot hang out of a

helicopter and peer into an ice cave formed by a lava vent and it’s

acceptable to say “We are 100% sure” we are looking into the bowels

of the Ark!

While my site has been officially declared by the Turkish Government

as the remains of the Ark, Irwin calling for an expert’s opinion at

this late date seems a little odd.

Soon after leaving the conference, Vendyl was good enough to share

his podium at the fifty-ninth Annual International Meeting and

Exposition of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists at the Dallas

Convention Center with me, where I gave a luncheon address on the

discovery of the remains of the wreck.

Stressing the scientific data and the instrumentation put to use, it

was well received, and I continue receiving mail on the subject.

I feel that if one can pass scrutiny of THESE EXPERTS as well as

convince the Turks, I should have proved my case….astronauts

opinions not with-standing.

 

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Never the less, the December issue of the Bible-Science Newsletter

heralded the discovery complete with a photo of the `Ark’ on the

southside of Ararat.

I was surprised to see it was the prominent outcropping of lava

easily seen through binoculars from the roof of the Isfahan Hotel.

Christendom’s explorations are going high-tech now, with whirly-

birds at $500.00 an hour (it costs $8,000 just to get it to Ararat

and back) and the two are seeking funds ($30,000.00) to get an

airborne radar, so this is a desperate appeal to prove the Bible

true.

There are a number of guides who have sat on this lava balcony, and

even been inside the depression (a small cave of sorts, not the

insides of the Ark) leaving me wonder “why the charade?”

Within this bunch, there is a kind of pecking order, a sort of

jockeying for position of Inspector # 12, you remember the Hanes

underwear factory…if its not passed by #12, it ain’t Hanes?

Well, John Morris had held this position for years, chiefly due to

his status as vice president of Creation Research and Creation Life

Publishers.

If you want to fill the heads of little children with Biblical

truths such as “All of the various kinds of land dinosaurs were on

the Ark with the rest of the animals” (Noah’s Ark and the Lost World

by John D. Morris, 1988 page 17) or publish your own pet theory as a

tenant of Christian faith, then one should go along with Morris as

the expert.

He took a look at the site and said, “I don’t really think it is the

Ark.” His traveling companion was Grant Richards, another geologist

that after viewing the site from the air said, “it appears to be a

volcanic feature,” following up with it was “an unusual feature!”

Now folks! I know it is unusual to find volcanic features on

volcanic mountains, and I’ll admit I’m mystified myself, but I am

taking bets at five-to-one odds, that this (lava vent) isn’t Noah’s

Ark, and furthermore I intend to stay in Turkey all summer of 1990

taking tours to the REAL ARK waiting for these vicars of truth to

prove me wrong!

Let me repeat, that it is not a biblical truth, that the Ark is on

Ararat. Ararat is a land and a kingdom by biblical definition, and

a very mountainous land and kingdom, and any mountain will do.

I challenge anyone to show me a document written prior to the 12th

century C.E. stating the Ark is on Ararat.

This is Armenian/Christian nonsense and for those who believe in

such things, they should study the letter by Sbgar, king of Armenia,

to Jesus, the benevolent Savior, and his reply, penned by the

Apostle Thomas (Bishop Ukhtanes of Sebastia’s HISTORY OF ARMENIA)

for a better laugh!

It is here we can see so clearly, that history is a myth agreed upon

that for a great part is accepted without any substance or evidence.

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A hodge-podge of theol gical nonsense that has been building since

Constantine’s time and carried around as so much Byzantine baggage

by believers without any critical examination as to the truth of it.

The most faith shaking study of all, is the history of the church

since those times, and with it has taught us to accept these as

tenets of the Christian faith.

The emphasis here for the continued search for the Ark on Ararat,

has been correctly deduced in the Turkish Press by Bayraktutan.

Bayraktutan sees this quest as Christian fundamentalists

capitalizing on the search as an evangelical tool, to bring millions

to Christ.

It is my view that Christendom wouldn’t recognize the Ark if they

were standing on it or Christ, if they came face to face with the

long lost Rabboni Yeshua Ben Yosef.

Let me say in closing how much I enjoyed being the guest of the

Emmanuel Baptist Church and David and Sandra Davis over the

conference period.

You all have been most warm in receiving me and my heretical notions

and I am proud to feel that I am one among you during these trying

times of religious fictions that understandably are driving many

rationally-minded people out of religion altogether.

I support the line-upon-line examinations of David Davis and Jack

Saunders and dearly hope that Rabbi Katz will continue to guide us

along the path of the righteous Gentile.

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Heres an article That States: Excavation pictures may reveal Noah’s Ark

From: John Powell Date: 02-01-94 08:21

To: All Msg#: 7451

Subj.: More Ark stuff

Area: UFO_Link InterNetwork Echo

* Originally By: mick howland

* Originally Re: More Ark stuff

* Original Area: Skeptical Inquiry Echo

From “Sunday Times” Perth Western Australia, Sunday, January 30th,

1994.

Excavation pictures may reveal Noah’s Ark

by Andrew Turner

ADELAIDE: An archaeologist has released graphic photos of the

excavation of a vessel believed to be Noah’s Ark.

Mr. Jonathan Gray says the latest discoveries at the site near Mt.

Ararat on the Iran-Turkey border confirm it is one of history’s most

significant archaeological finds.

And the vessel’s measurements are believed to conform almost exactly

with the 300 by 50 by 30 cubits (a cubit is about 50cm) specified by

God when he gave the building instructions to Noah in chapter 6 of

the book of Genesis. The Turkish government, which ordered the

excavation of the site, is taking the find so seriously it is

constructing a viewing platform and a four-lane highway in

preparation for the predicted tourist boom.

Mr. Gray, who has returned from the site, became involved in the

excavation about two years ago. “There were some people who tended

to suggest that it was just a freak of nature, a big rock

formation.” he said. “I am a sceptic by nature. two years ago, I

was a big sceptic but I wanted to satisfy myself about this as I am

so interested in archaeology. “There is enough evidence for anyone

who really wants the truth. But we hope to be able to excavate

enough of the remains to convince even the most hardened sceptic.”

According to the Bible, the craft was built after Noah was chosen by

God to perpetuate the human race after floods devastated the earth.

Mr. Gray says the flood occurred about 2345 BC.

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Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wifes and male and female

specimens of animals were said to have been at sea for 13 months

before floodwaters receded enough for them to return to land. Mr.

Gray is set to return to the site later this year when underground

investigation begins. Originally he was called in to confirm that

the relic was archaeological and not natural. This week he released

detailed pictures of the site and relics discovered during the

latest dig, which concluded late last year.

In modern-day dimensions, the three-storey “ark” is about 150m long,

30m wide and 15m tall. Mr. Gray said the vessel, found about 2000m

above sea level, was covered by about 2.5m of mud, caused by a

volcanic eruption. Earthquakes in 1958 and 1977 had forced it to

the surface, enabling detailed investigations to begin.

Mr. Gray said radar tests on the site had revealed a structure in

the ground, animal remains, rivets and other outlines.

The body of the “hull” has been lifted out of the ground about 6m

and the structure extends about 8m underground.

“It has all the characteristics of the ark as described in the old

records,” Mr Gray said. “The structure shows rooms and passageways

and doors and ramps.”

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Hunter says his cynicism is gone

Jonathan Gray was sceptical when he was told archaeologists had

discovered what they believed was Noah’s ark. After 26 years in the

field, he joined American ark hunter Ron Wyatt. Mr Gray said his

cynicism vanished. “There is enough evidence for anyone who really

wants the truth. But we hope to be able to excavate enough of the

remains to convince even the most hardened sceptic.”

No more work will be carried out on the Mt. Ararat site, about 2000m

above sea level, until May when a thick layer of snow has melted.

Mr. Gray says that when a collection of metal rivets, timber samples

and animal remains appeared after 1991, archaeologists knew they had

“the real thing”. Subsequent testing confirmed the age and

composition of the relics.

The hull’s 7m ribs and detailed room structures and animal remains

were found during an expedition led by Mr Gray from October to

December last year. One of the most startling discoveries was part

of a pair of deer antlers. “There is a base of one,” Mr Gray says.

“It would indicate that there was an animal inside that boat-shaped,

man-made object that shed its antler during the time it was in that

vessel.”

— Blue Wave/QBBS v2.12 [NR]

* Origin: Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence BBS

(1:2617/408.0)

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And Finally, The Seven Rules Noah Lived By:

THE SEVEN LAWS OF NOAH (No’Ach)

I. THEFT

1. against stealing

2. against committing robbery

3. against shifting a landmark

4. against cheating

5. against repudiating a claim of money owed

6. against overcharging

7. against coveting

8. against desiring

9. a laborer shall be allowed to eat of the fruits among which he

works (under certain conditions)

10. against a laborer eating of such fruit (when certain conditions

are not met)

11. against a laborer taking of such fruit home

12. against kidnapping

13. against the use of false weights and measures

14. against the possession of false weights and measures

15. that one shall be exact in the use of weights and measures

16. that the robber shall return (or pay for) the stolen object

II. JUSTICE

1. to appoint judges and officers in each and every community

2. to treat the litigants equally before the law

3. to inquire diligently into the testimony of a witness

4. against the wanton miscarriage of justice by the court

5. against the judge accepting a bribe or gift from a litigant

6. against the judge showing marks of honor to but one litigant

7. against the judge acting in fear of a litigant’s threats

8. against the judge, out of compassion, favoring a poor litigant

9. against the judge discriminating against the litigant because

he is a sinner

10. against the judge, out of softness, putting aside the penalty of a

mauler or killer

11. against the judge discriminating against a stranger or an orphan

12. against the judge hearing one litigant in the absence of the other

13. against appointing a judge who lacks knowledge of the Law

14. against the court killing an innocent man

15. against incrimination by circumstantial evidence

16. against punishing for a crime committed under duress

17. that the court is to administer the death penalty by the sword

18.* against anyone taking the law into his own hands to kill the

perpetrator of a capital crime

19. to testify in court

20. against testifying falsely

* This point is disagreed upon by different writers: “The Noahites

are not restricted in this way but may judge singly and at once.”

III. HOMICIDE

1. against anyone murdering anyone

IV. ILLICIT INTERCOURSE

1. against (a man) having union with his mother

2. against (a man) having union with his sister

3. against (a man) having union with the wife of his father

4. against (a man) having union with another man’s wife

5. against (a man) copulating with a beast

6. against a woman copulating with a beast

7. against (a man) lying carnally with a male

8. against (a man) lying carnally with his father

9. against (a man) lying carnally with his father’s brother

10. against engaging in erotic conduct that may lead to a prohibited union

V. LIMB OF A LIVING CREATURE

1. against eating a limb severed from a living animal, beast, or

fowl

2. against eating the flesh of any animal which was torn by a wild

beast … which, in part, prohibits the eating of such flesh as

was torn off an animal while it was still alive

VI. IDOLATRY

1. against entertaining the thought that there exists a deity

except the Lord

2. against making any graven image (and against having anyone else

make one for us)

3. against making idols for use by others

4. against making any forbidden statues (even when they are for

ornamental purposes)

5. against bowing to any idol (and not to sacrifice nor to pour

libation nor to burn incense before any idol, even where it is

not the customary manner of worship to the particular idol)

6. against worshipping idols in any of their customary manners of

worship

7. against causing our children to pass (through the fire) in the

worship of Molech.

8. against practicing Ov

9. against the practice of Yiddoni

10. against turning to idolatry (in word, in thought, in deed, or

by any observance that may draw us to its worship)

VII. BLASPHEMY

1. to acknowledge the presence of God

2. to fear God

3. to pray to Him

4. to sanctify God’s name (in face of death, where appropriate)

5. against desecrating God’s name (even in face of death, when

appropriate)

6. to study the Torah

7. to honor the scholars, and to revere one’s teacher

8. against blaspheming

This information is shared by the

Institute of Judaic-Christian Research

P.O. BOX 120366

Arlington, TX 76012-0366

BBS # (817) 346-1038

Sysop – John Hill

This non-profit group is headed by Mr. Vendyl Jones

(inspiration for the movie character – Indiana Jones).

The IJCR seeks to establish a mutual understanding between

followers of the Jewish traditions and Christian traditions.

The Laws of No’ach (Noah) preceded the New Testament and are the basis

for the Ten Commandments later given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.

We wish to thank Mr. David Fasold,

discoverer of the true site of the Ark of Noah,

(as verified by the Turkish government),

for acquainting us with Vendyl and his group.

Mr. Jones and a dedicated group of fellow researchers are currently

(as of November 15, 1989) in Israel in search of two items,

The Ashes of the Red Heifer and the Ark of the Covenant.

The Ashes of the Red Heifer are the remains of a ritual sacrifice

which are used to purify water and those who have been in

physical contact with the dead, among other things.

When the original Ashes are recovered, it will signal the

re-establishment of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish ruling council)

as well as spur the building of the Third Temple.

The Ark of the Covenant is the “abode of the Living G-d”.

There has been much speculation about the Ark throughout history but

especially in modern times as Man’s understanding of electricity

and nuclear forces increases. The Bible is quite specific in the

construction details of the Ark and there are reports that a copy was

built by a northern university, (we have heard the University of Michigan).

That copy was destroyed shortly thereafter due to the accumulation

of lethal voltages. George Van Tassel based his “Integratron”

in Arizona after the Ark. Van Tassel believed that his device

will rejuvenate the body and possibly alter time.

It is currently still after construction following Van Tassels’ death.

The Ark of the Covenant appears to be a very large Leyden jar.

Other possibilities include :

1) an Orgone box (possibly to accumulate and store the

life force of sacrifices made in its presence),

2) a free energy device (based on a radioactive nature as

depicted by the infliction of boils and pyles on the

Philistines)

3) or a radio communication device with some higher/other

race or being.