However the location the Chinese have zeroed in on is on the west side. One ice cave has already been found in this area that resembles the ark and many people believe they are chasing after another. Time and investigation will tell. Meanwhile no one, including millionaire Dan McGivern, were issued permits. Last summer, after announcing he would spend $900,000 traveling to a spot on a satellite photograph which he claimed had great possibilities to be Noah’s Ark, he was forced to stay at the base of the mountain, as they would not issue him a permit.
The Chinese are confident they have indeed found Noah’s Ark and have announced its discovery late in the fall of 04. Veteran Ark explorers are frustrated with people who are too quick announcing a find. Ark explorer Elfred Lee has said repeatedly that the “Johnny come lately” all make their press releases and wave their banners that they have found the Ark while suffering the public to think that Noah’s Ark is on the same level as Bigfoot soon after they find out its not the Ark.
The race continues this summer in Turkey. Some will wait patiently at the mountain’s base for a permit they may never get. While others see it better to operate their search quietly without the necessary paperwork. Who will win that coveted prize of holding a press conference live via satellite at hull of Noah’s Ark? Whoever does, it can be sure we will all be winners.