Sunday, July 8, 2018

Finding Noah's Ark!

The Buffalo Express

Monday Morning, July 11, 1892

page 3


A Greek Priest Says it is Still
Resting on Mt. Ararat.


The Traveler Also Says He Has
Been in PLaces in Central Africa
Where the Hills Glitter with the
Precious Metal.

From the San Francisco Examiner.

The Rev. John Joseph Nouri, D.D.,
L.L.D., the  Chaldean archdeacon of Babylon
and Jerusalem, who arrived at San
Francisco the other day on the steamer
China, says he has seen Noah's ark. As
he  recounted he has traveled, preaching
and exploring various lands, 250,000
miles. He set out, from his home in
Jerusalem seven years ago, and it will
be five years yet, he, says, before be gets
back. In the five years he will travel
150,000 miles more, making a total in the
12 years of 400,000  miles, or a distance
of more than 15 times around the earth.
In addition to the office held by him, as
indicated by hie degrees, he is pontifical
delegate general of Nedabor and ex
grand secretary of the metropolitan archdiocese
of Persia and India. He was educated
at Babylon, previous to which he
apent much of his time at Jerusalem and

One of the things he told about was
his explorations in the Mountains of the
Moon, in the east of Central Africa, while
trying to find the source of the Nile, in
.Which he found gold so plentiful that the
mountains were fairly ribbed with it and
boulders along the way sparkled with
the yellow metal. The other was the discovery
of the sources of the Tigris and
Euphrates in Mount Ararat in Armenia,
and a tremendous Vessel on top of one
horn of Mount Ararat, which he regards
as the veritable ark of Noah.

"In this journey, to the undiscovered
and hitherto unexplored Mountains of
the Moon," said he, "I set out from Alexandria
and penetrated 2,000 miles in the
interior. I went by way of Cairo, thence
down to Codar, and thence to Khartoum
In the valley of the Nile. From there I
proceeded to Timbuctoo, in the south of
the Great Sahara. Timbuctoo now has
between 60,000 and 70,000 people. It is
very ancient and very famous, vying with
Morocco, Algiers and Tripoli in commercial
trade. Great caravans of horses,
camels and elephants ply between all
these cities. I had traveling with me
and composing the rest of my party six
Abyssinians, who were of the Greek orthodox'faith.
We, moved forward in all
kinds of ways, sometimes on donkeys,
again on camels and in the high mountains
on foot. It took us between five and
six months to complete our explorations.
All this time, whenever we were among
any people, no matter how barberous, I
preached to them.

"About 200 miles over the desert from
Timbuctoo we began to get into the goldbearing
mountain. The richness of the
mountains increased as we advanced until
tbe rocks were seamed with gold.
These are the rich gold mines of the
world, No mines hitherto found can compare,
with them. They are destined to
attract the attention of all nations of the
globe. The country was richer and richer
as we proceeded, Boulders lay in our
pathway that were not boulders, in that
but little of them was rock, but gold. I
may say that the, mines of that country,
or rather the ore bodies, for they am not
mined to speak of, are as much as 80 per
cent, pure gold. I picked up some of the
gold, intending to take it with me, but I
got too much. It way too heavy, and
owing to the hardness of our trip I was
forced to throw a great deal of it away.
Some of it I kept, but not much. The
natives there , know it is valuable, and
they prize it, but the richest of it is so
remote that they do not take the trouble
to get it. I am convinced that the gold
mountains extend for 8,000 or 4,000
miles Yes, any man who would go there
could get plenty vof gold and could bring
it away. If I were not a clergyman, but
a business-man, I would go there and get

"From here I still extended my researches,
preaching all the time when I
could as I went. I had in view the
searching of the sources of the two great
Rivers of the Bible —the Tigris and
Euphrates of Mesopotamia. Gaining
facts, as I am, for a great ecclesiastical
history of the Eastern church throughout
the world, and constantly visiting an-
. cient museums, universities and everywhere
where manuscripts and tablets
could be found, I thought it was important
to search for myself for the source
of those great rivers. I found them after
great difficulty, and in doing this I
climbed almost to the top of the two
horns of Mount Ararat in Armenia. Up
toward the domes of Mount Ararat is a
flat,valley, large in area, which may be
designated a plain. It is nearly 2,000
feet above the sea. About 200 feet above
the plain I found the sources of those two
great rivers. They are very close together.
The water was extremely cold
and clear.

"Then we proceeded to ascend to the
top of Mount Ararat. We first chose the
smaller horn. This is about 16,000 feet
high, while that other is, as nearly as it
is now ascertained, about 18,000 feet in
altitude. We succeeded in getting up
about 14,000 feet. There was perpetual
snow there, and it lay very deep. A violent
wind was blowing, and the mountain
was so precipitous that we could not go
farther. Accordingly, we retraced our
steps, and when we got down to a point
from which we could cross over to the
other mountain we went over to it and
began climbing. We. reached the altitude
of 14,000 or 15,000 feet. The snow
here also was,very deep. We walked on
till It was impossible to go any farther.
We walked for hours and hours on the
snow, and finally came down 2,000 or
8,000 feet.

"It was in the month of March that
we made up onr mind that it would be
impossible to reach the top in such
weather. We must wait till the snow.
or a great deal or it at least, melted. We
accordingly went still further below and
remained till April. Then we were
abundantly paid for all our labor, for we
discovered, what I feel sure was the ark,
the actual work of Noah. I discovered
it myself, being the first to see it. I saw
it through a field glass at first, though
we got so close to it that it was visible to
the eye alone. We had reached a height
over the green grass, and at length in
the deep snow and over glaciers of probably
16,000 or 16,500 feet and within
1,500 or 2,000 feet of the top. Presently
a great object came into view through
the glass.

"The bow and stern wore clearly in
view, but the center of it was buried in
snow and one side of it had fallen down
and was decayed. It stood more thnn
100 feet high, and was more than 800
yards long. The wood seemed very peculiar.
It was dark reddish, almost iron colored,
and seemed very thick. I saw
it perfectly, especially the rear part. It
is between 5,000 and 6,000 years old.
Would the wood last for that time? Oh,
yes. It would not were it not for the
snow, but that has preserved it. Were
it not for that, constructed even of hard
wood as it is, it would have been impossible
to last over 2,000 or 3,000 years.
As it is, it will be preserved for ages and
ages; perhaps 20,000 or 30.000 years.

"Never before have I told of the discovery
for publication," said he, "and I
never have told it to anybody, except to
a few people in India. I will tell you
why I did not announce it before. It is.
because some of the people I told it to
laughed and would not believe it. Therefore
I said I will not tell it, unless they
ask me, but when they do I will tell the
entire story. Meantime, I trust to the
future to verify what I have seen, It
was on April 25th, at about 2 o'clock in
the afternoon, that I finally saw the ark
upon tho mountain. I was almost overcome.
The sight of the ark, thus verifying
the truth of the Scriptures, in which
I had before had no doubt, but which for
the sake of those who did not believe, I,
was glad, filled me with gratitude.

The top of the ark that still remained
was covered  with a cap of from five to
ten feet of snow, but in other places,
where the top has fallen in, I Judge the
snow is from 30 to 50 feet deep. 1 went
clear around and came back again, and
looked at the rear or stern critically, at
length and with great care. Not a cloud
nor a rift or even fleecy snow obstructed
the view. It was all as clear and plain
as the clearest sunlight could make it.
Some of the rooms or turrets of the ark
were broken half way by the snow and
protruded over. I paused for quite a
time, contemplating with gratitude and
awe the discovery. I made the complete
circuit of the dome, and had with the utmost
care noted the great vessel from
many different points. I thoroughly assured
myself, gazing long and repeatedly
at different parts of the great craft that
once for 40 days and 40 nights had on
board of it every living and creeping animal
and insect and every flying thing in
the world."

"At length I called the attention of my
companions who had been in the war to
it, and they examined it critically, and
all admitted that, they saw the vessel, the
veritable ark of Noah."

Friday, June 1, 2018

Sea Serpent Etiquette!

Courier Express

Monday Morning,  April 27, 1939

page 1, column 7

Skipper Says Sea Serpent
Nodded to Him at Luncheon

Halibut fisherman insists animal had head
like camel, eyes like buns

Astoria, Ore., April 16 (JP)—The
story of a run-in with a sea serpent
which had a head like a camel and
eyes as big as hot cross buns, was
told today by Skipper Chris Anderson
and his crew of the Halibut
schooner Argo.

"He could have sunk us with a
nudge," declared Anderson.
The skipper said it happened
Thursday, when he and his men
were gathering in halibut on the
banks at the mouth of the Columbia
River. This is Anderson's story:
A monster with great staring
eyes and a neck ten feet long suddenly
broke water within ten feet
of the Argo's hull.

The creature nodded gravely to
the fishermen. Then it went nonchalantly
about its immediate business,
which seemed to be that of
chewing up a twenty-pound halibut.

Everybody watched, just to be sure
he wasn't seeing things.

Finally some of the crew members
got out a boat hook and were
going to punch the monster. Anderson,
however, put a quick stop
to it.

Then, almost as suddenly as it
had appeared, the monster ducked
out of sight.

When he told the story to friends
along the Astoria waterfront some
of them surmised he had seen an
aged, gigantic sea elephant which
occasionally competes with fishermen
for halibut.

Anderson, however, stayed by his
sea serpent story.

"I've fished for 25 years." he said.
"I never saw anything like that It
may have been a sea elephant but
if it was, I never saw one that
looked like what I saw this trip, and
I never want to see it again."

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Buffalo, NY 14222-1095

Friday, May 4, 2018


Courier Express

Sunday, September 9, 1956
20 A

Object Flew Away
'Fleeing Saucer'
Is Called Balloon

MONEYMORE, Northern Ireland,
Sept. 8 (AP) A "level-headed.
God-fearing ,"  Irish farmer says
he was running to the polite station
with a captured flying saucer
in his arms yesterday, but it escaped.

"I had difficulty in holding it
down," Thomas Hutchinson explained

A Royal Air Force officer
said what Hutchinson picked
up mast have been a weather
balloon — but police preferred
the farmer's version.

"Thomas Hutchinson is a levelheaded.
God-fearing chap," said
the desk sergeant at Moneymore
headquarters. "He's not the sort
of man who would imagine he
seized a flying saucer if, in fact,
he didn't have one."

Hutchinson said he and his
wife, Maud, saw a flying saucer
drop from the clouds into a bog
200 yards from his front door
shortly after lunch yesterday.

It was egg shaped, about 3
feet high and 18 inches in diameter,
said Hutchinson. "It was
bright red with two dark red
marks at the end and three
dark red s t r i p e s . It had a
saucer-shaped base. I kicked It
over, but it returned to its
original position."

When he got down on his knees
for a closer examination, he went
on, It began to spin. So he put
a hammer lock on it and mused:
,'The police station was the only
place for such a wicked looking
thing as this and I started to
carry it there."

Then Mrs. Hutchinson took up
the tale:

"Ah, it was a terrible thing. My
husband warned me not to go
near it. but you know a woman's
inquisitiveness. I just couldn't
keep back."

She said she walked along
with her husband when he tried
to haul the fearful object to
the police station at the village
of Loup and stood there staring
at it when he put it on the
ground for a moment to negotiate
a hedge.

"Then all of a sudden the monster
rose and it nearly pulled my
husband off his feet when he
tried to hold it."

Asked by police what she did
then, she replied:

"I started to panic and then I 
ran home and prayed." 

A high ranking RAF officer
at nearby Aldergrove said he
was "nearly certain" that the
strange object was an escaped
weather balloon that had broken
away from some station.

'These balloons are almost
identical with the shape of the
object that Hutchinson saw," he
added. "It could have dropped to
earth when it encountered some
change in the air currents. And it
could have gone up again."

Mrs. Hutchinson vigorously
shook her head in disagreement.

The Hutchinson farm is located
in a bleak, boggy land near Loch
Neagh, where leprechauns, ghosts
and witches have been sighted
through the ages.

But never before. A flying saucer.

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 and Special Collections
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Buffalo State College
     1300 Elmwood Ave.  
Buffalo, NY 14222-1095

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thousand Islands Sea Serpent!

The Buffalo Morning Express

Sunday, July 29, 1888

The Usual Sea - Serpent.

This Time He Appears Off the Thousand
Islands -- The Best of Testimony


From the New York Times,

Though the Thousand Islands have been

known at a popular summer resort for several

years it was not until this season that the sea 

serpent put in an appearance on the St. Lawrence

to entertain the summer visitor.  Early in June

some men who were out in a sailboat near

Kingston saw what they believed to be a serpent

about 80 feet long. Due allowance was made

at the time this story was told and everybody 

has been looking for something to corroborate

it. The confirmative evidence came last Thursday

morning when C. W. Sikes of New York

started out to catch a pickerls in the channel

between Round Island and the mainland.  Mr.

Sikes ordered his boatmen to pull his boat near

a marsh on the main shore. When about 40

rods from the marsh Mr. Sikes says he saw

something black moving about quite rapidly on the 

top of the water.  At first he thought it was a 

duck or some other species of water bird, but a

near aproach convinced him it was 

nothing of the sort. It was as he believes, the

head of a water serpent of enormous size. The

head went under when the boat was about 

40 yards from it.  As it disappeared the water was

rifled by the serpents tail at least 30 feet from 

the spot. The serpent did not reappear, but

part of the river.  They give it as their opinion

that the serpent was at least six inches in diameter

and 80 feet long.  Since they reported their

discovery all the young ladies on the island 

refuse to go out in anything but steam yachts

having high gunwales, and skiff owners are 

taking a rest. 

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Buffalo State College
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Buffalo, NY 14222-1095

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sea Serpent near Nahant

Daily Courier


Saturday Morning, March 23, 1850


We learn from passengers on

the steamer Wm. Seabrook, that about six o'clock

in the evening, while four miles from Beaufort,

a nondescript animal was discovered about a

mile off, which had the appearance of a tremendous

Serpent floating on the water. Capt. Blankenship

took a view through his glass, and to satisfy

the passengers, ran a mile out of his course to get

a better sight of this wonderful creature. The

steamer ran within thirty feet of it, when it sank ;

but not until all on board had a full view of his 

serpentship. It was described to us as being from 125

to 150 feet in length, and portions above the water

appeared to be from eight to ten feet across. From

all accounts it must be the veritable Sea Serpent,

from off Nahant, who is spending the winter off

South for the benefit of his health

.—[Savannah Georgian, 14th.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Mystery Octagon!

The Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic ocean, off of Africa, are a series of volcanic islands. They have been the subject of some videos I made for this blog in past posts. Where in I suggest they can be the site for Atlantis. Whether you are open to this idea or not, there are many unusual features on these islands that merit investigation. The Octagon is one of these suspicious sites.  

Cape Verde Islands

Located on Boa Vista Island, on the north side.  There is a giant Octagon, nestled among some rugged hills.  Layed out on a flat plain in these hills.

The Octagon

Each segment of the Octagon is about 120 meters in length, some shorter, and longer.  It is also 295 meters across. There are no signs of human activity nearby. No mining, farming, no herds of animals.  Who designs polygons on volcanic islands, which are not supposed to be previously inhabited. It is an enigma waiting for an answer!

The Octagon Highlighted

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

UFO's Over Buffalo!

Buffalo Courier Express

Tuesday Morning,  July 8, 1947

Page 1

Buffalo Now Seeing Things --
Discs, That Is

Sky-Saucer Reports
Come Thick and Fast



Flying discs, flapjacks, or what
have you ? Buffalo's got 'em too—
but good.

The strangest of a number of
strange reports on the flying
whatchamaycallems came from
Jimmy Hoare, 19, of 26 Vandalia
St., who said the one he saw was

Jimmy was in earnest. So was
William Patton, 24, of 76 Sidway
St., who "saw it, too."

Hoare and Patton said they were
standing at South and Vandalia
after dark.

A Round Object, Lighted
"It shot through the sky right
over us," said Hoare. "It was sort
of round, and it was lighted."

"We are sure it was on "em,"
Hoare said. "It was headed out
toward the lake shore and was
really traveling."

About six of the objects were
reported by Francis Jones, 87
South St, according to Jones.
They seemed to be about four
er five feet across, he said.

"They were flying pretty high,"
he said. "I was with several other
fellows. They saw them, too."

James Renard, 19, of 208 Hastings
Ave, assistant manager of
Shea's Kensington Theater, said he
saw a flying object shortly before
midnight as he alighted from a
streetcar at Grider and Kensington.

"It was going north, and I'd say
at about 3,000 feet," said Renard.
"It looked just like a pancake to
me. It was going so fast, I could
only see it for about two seconds—
but I saw it! It was round, all
right and white."

Charles Koester, 19, of Cheektowaga,
and William B r o g a n,
Lackawanna, said they sighted a
single flying disc shooting along
at a tremendous height over Lake

"We were fishing from a small
boat off Sturgeon Point," said
Koester. "It was about 7.30 o'clock.
The water was pretty choppy. We
didn't stay out more than 45 minutes.
The thing looked to us like'
a globe, revolving very fast. Still,
it could have been a large airplane.
It was very high in the

Then there was the Buffalo
woman who said she saw something
"the size of a dirigible"
streak ever City Hall.

Sam Contini, 426 Madison St.,
Lackawanna, took the role of
spokesman for "several persons"
who were positive they saw a
"group of three" discs pass over
Hamburg Tpk.

"There were three of them together,"
said Contini. "We all saw
them. There was no doubt about
it. To tell you the truth, though,
to me they looked like light spots."

Another man who did not reveal
his  identity told a switchboard
operator at Police Headquarters
he had seen a disc flying through
the air while he was driving at
Main and Kensington.

Blue, With Orange Rim
Anthony M. Klinkroth. 28 Trumbull
Pky, Batavia, said he and his
family saw a saucerlike object
whizzing "like a streak across the
horizon" a few miles south of Batavia
the night of June 29th. He
said it was 24 inches in diameter
and seemed to be greenish blue in
the center with an orange rim.

"There was only one," said Klinkroth.
"It was going so fast that
when it disappeared it seemed to

William Slocum, Warsaw businessman
and volunteer fireman,
said he and several other firemen
sighted several "brightly illuminated"
discs midway between Arcade
and North Java while he was
en route to his home after attending
a meeting of county firemen
last Friday evening at Arcade.

"The brightness of the moon was
nothing to the white light that
came from the discs," said Slocum.
"They were high in the air east of
North Java and they were discernible
until they disappeared over
the Rochester area after covering
a distance of about 100 miles."

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Finding Noah's Ark!

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