LEFT, Ron Wyatt --
RIGHT, Dr. Robert Holt, MD. In the middle, a movie-actor
IT DIDN'T REALLY
I got acquainted with Ron Wyatt back in 1988 and 1989 because of his
search for the "Ark of the Covenant" which he was continuing his
on-going search for in the tunnels that exist below the streets and
houses and lots and cemeteries of Old Jerusalem. His
theory was that the prophet Jeremiah had managed to hide this
Holy Golden Ark
in one of these tunnels and walled up the tunnel and buried it so
thoroughly just before the Babylonians had invaded that no one (but
Ron) has ever been able to catch a glimpse of it since.
Wyatt believed, along with
General Gordon, who found
this tomb in 1883, and thousands, perhaps millions of others, that
this ancient tomb near the Damascus Gate outside the walled city of
Jerusalem, Israel, was where Jesus Christ was crucified, and buried,
and rose from the dead after 3 days.
However, Ron also had the unusual belief that as Jesus was hanging on
a cross near here, as he was dying, his blood dripped down through a
crack connected with the hole in the rock his cross was anchored in,
on a hidden object far below.
October 12, 1989
While three of us, Ron Wyatt, and Randy Osborne, and myself, Dr. Bob
Holt, md, were engaged in trying to reach this ark with an electric
jack-hammer drill and bring it to the surface, we were met by a "Man
in White" who we later decided was Jesus himself dropping
by to "Wish us success on our mission."
An actor playing Jesus looked
like this in one of the Jesus movies put out by Hollywood, but perhaps
did not when Ron talked to him, or some other entity playing his role
and making speeches for him that noon by Ron Wyatt's excavation near
Gordon's Calvary. He quite likely had a more modern appearance,
as an artist has pictured him here. I don't know because I
was hidden a few feet away but heard both sides of the conversation
The same week that we met the "Man in White, but
before this encounter, Randy and I, but not Ron Wyatt, met two other
"Angels" that looked and talked like humans at a place identified as
Har Zin in the Negev Desert.
encounter became more important to me than it was to Ron Wyatt,
because it became the first of my own encounters with such "beings".
Encounters that continued for many years, some of which I did relate
later on other pages.
The mountain called "Har Zin" as
seen in the distance across the desert.
Mary Nell Wyatt's Account of the
Incident -- I am the suspicious "Prophet"
that neither she nor Ron Wyatt trusted ----
"Ron’s last plan was
to attempt to dig a shaft through the solid rock into the chamber that
held the Ark and other objects. But this was a very precarious
approach – the shaft could cave in and damage some of the objects, or
they could expend all that effort and discover they had missed the
chamber. It would be a tremendous undertaking, requiring an awful lot
of work. But one trip, after his main excavation team had left for
home, Ron and a couple of faithful assistants began the shaft. They
now had jackhammer-drills and much better equipment than he and the
boys had used during the early years.
"They began drilling the
shaft and got through about 10 feet of solid limestone over several
trips but the end didn’t seem anywhere in sight. And Ron experienced
something that is common to the human species – he became frustrated
at the tremendous effort and expense that appeared to be yielding
absolutely no results.
"Of all the projects Ron has worked on, his
sense of unworthiness to work on this one was and is ever-present in
his thoughts. The Biblical examples of those who did a work for God
but at some time or another failed in some manner (such as the time
Moses struck the rock when he was told to SPEAK to it, which cost him
the privilege of being allowed to enter the promised land) are vivid
reminders to Ron of how serious the consequences could be if he should
allow any of his actions or motivations to go against God’s will.
Sometimes, it was easy for him to discern his course of action, but
other times it wasn’t. Plus, he reasoned that if the time came that he
had failed and God could no longer use him, how would he know? And by
this time, he was beginning to wonder if he was being “taken off the
job”. He has always known that God didn’t NEED him to get His work
done – he could always find someone else. His efforts didn’t seem to
be paying off – it had now been almost 10 years since he first found
Words of Encouragement from a “Visitor”
“God Bless You in What
You Are Doing Here”
"Several years ago, Ron and one assistant had
gone to Jerusalem to work on the shaft. A month or 2 earlier Ron had
spoken at a church and one man present took a particular interest in
the Ark of the Covenant. I well remember when he called here and began
to question me about when Ron was going over, etc. He sounded like a
nice enough person and I told him I didn’t know for sure (which I
didn’t) but that it would be in a few months. He then asked me where
they stayed because, he explained, he was going to Israel and wanted a
relatively cheap hotel. So, I told him where we usually stayed – it
seemed like an innocent enough question. But I was soon to learn a
terrible lesson – that we cannot tell anyone when he is going overseas
to work, whether it be Israel or Egypt, or wherever.
"When Ron and our friend (who was helping him)
arrived at the hotel, there was this man who had called me. He somehow
had found out Ron’s arrival date (I hadn’t told him)! It turned out
that this man was under the impression (or delusion) that he was a
“prophet” and intended to impose himself into the project. So here was
Ron and his digger, ready to go to work – but there was no way Ron was
going to let this man know anything important, so they went into the
main cave system but couldn’t do the work they intended to do – not
with him present.
"As Ron explained it to me, this episode was
the straw that sort of “broke the camels back”. He had prayed, as he
always does, about going over and had been convinced it was what he
was supposed to do. Ron was paying all the expenses out of his own
pocket and this one was costly. Adding it all up, it was approximately
$7,000.00 to $8,000.00 down the tube, which is a LOT of money to us.
So, Ron began to question if he was really doing what God wanted him
to do, or if he was just fooling himself. At this time, it had been
almost 10 years since he had first found the Ark – had he done
something wrong that God could no longer use him? Whatever was the
case, Ron decided on that trip that he was through – finished. He
would close up the cave system and never return.
"And let me tell you, this is NOT like Ron at
all. He was very excited when he left here, and the experience with
the “prophet” showing up must have been a terrible blow. What little
he has told me about the incident indicates that it was a far worse
experience than it sounds. But whatever happened, it completely
deflated Ron, who interpreted the failed trip to mean that he had been
“taken off the job”.
"But then Ron had an experience that changed
his life. One day on that trip, he and the “prophet” were sitting on
the ground just outside the entrance into the cave system – Ron’s
helper was inside. Ron was working on the radar scanner – changing the
paper or something – and the “prophet” was in the shade of a large
bush eating his lunch. Where they were sitting was, at that time, many
feet lower than the ground level just behind them because this was
where Ron had excavated down years earlier. It’s necessary to
understand this in light of the next event.
"Ron heard a voice behind him say “God bless
you in what you are doing here”, and he looked up. Standing on the
much higher ground many feet above him was a tall, slender man with
dark hair wearing a long white robe and head covering similar to that
worn in Biblical times – except that it was all pure white. Startled,
mainly because he didn’t TELL anyone what he was “doing here”, he
wondered who this man was.
"He tried to make polite conversation and
asked him if he was from around the area. The man replied simply “No”
then remained silent. Ron then asked him if he was a tourist, and he
again replied simply, “No”. More silence, then the figure in white
said, “I’m on my way from South Africa to the New Jerusalem”. Ron was
so startled that he couldn’t say anything, but just stared at him.
Then, the man again said, “God bless you in what you are doing here”,
and then turned and walked away.
"After a moment, the “prophet”, who couldn’t
see the man because he was beneath the shade of the bush, said, “Ron,
do you think we’ve been talking to an angel?” Ron replied, “At least…”
"I remember his call like it was yesterday. If
you don’t know Ron personally, let me explain that Ron is very
low-keyed. He never acts excited or angry – his voice rarely gives
away his true feelings. But I knew something had happened even though
his voice was calm. He told me what had happened, and explained how
just hours earlier, he had silently given up – frustrated, tired and
simply worn down, he had lost his belief that what he was doing was
God’s will. Then, this stranger appeared and he repeated word for word
their conversation. He was glad that the “prophet” had at least heard
the conversation – at least he knew for sure that it really happened.
"And when he questioned the locals who worked
along the only path anyone could take to enter the area, he discovered
that NO one had seen anyone of that description either come into the
area or leave. Although the escarpment is extremely long, today it is
surrounded by buildings, fences and stone walls which prevent anyone
coming into the area except through one particular street. And the
vendors along that street have been there day after day as long as Ron
had worked there and he knew them well. There was no doubt about it –
the stranger in white had been seen by no one else. And then Ron told
me that he believed it was more than just an angel – he was deeply
impressed that it may have been Christ, Himself.
"Whether Christ or an angel, the experience
was enough to encourage Ron and convince him that his efforts had NOT
been in vain, and that he WAS still in God’s will.
"And since then, I have seen the results of
that experience over and over, in both of us. From that moment
forward, nothing could or will ever dampen Ron’s zeal or belief in
that or any other project. When he and his group were kidnapped about
a year later (August 1991) in eastern Turkey, I know the knowledge of
that experience gave me complete peace – I never once (after the
initial shock) believed Ron was in serious danger because I knew he
still had work to do. My calm was so noticeable that when Ron
returned, his friends at the hospital ribbed him, saying “Your wife
sure must not care too much for you because she was AWFULLY calm on TV
when talking about her kidnapped husband.”
"Ron doesn’t talk about this experience with
“the man in white” a great deal, but I believe it literally changed
his life, giving him enough encouragement to endure whatever it takes
to get the work finished. And since that time until his death, Ron,
like everyone else, had been “waiting”.
NO ARK THERE!
| As Jewish
Archaeologist found when they dug out the cistern where
Ron had dug before
NOT ENOUGH BLOOD!
| Would be left in
Jesus' heart to drip 20 feet!
Ark of the Covenant
Excavation Reveals Plastered Enclosure
Excavations just completed in Jerusalem
revealed what appears to be a 12,000 gallon Byzantine cistern. A
circular plastered enclosure measuring approximately sixteen feet in
diameter and approximately ten feet in height was partially
excavated. The cistern having walls as much as six feet in thickness
adjoins an un-plastered circular room which surrounds the crevice
which Ron Wyatt associated with the crucifixion site.
A date has not been established for the un-plastered room and at
this time archaeologists are uncertain as to it’s function. Quoting
one investigator: “I am perplexed. I have never seen anything
exactly like this.”
The photo at the top is a view of the excavation from the surface
some thirty feet above.
At the bottom and right side of the picture steel shoring frames
At right-center the un-plastered circular room surrounding the
“crevice” and “cross hole” area can be seen. Removal of the
overburden, by way of the recent excavations, made it possible to
reveal and define the circular nature of the room. In the past only
portions of the walls could be seen on each side of the “crevice”
and “cross hole.” A steel drilling platform which was employed in
the excavation is seen in the center of the room.
In the lower left an excavation opening is seen which leads into
the cistern. This opening was created as a result of the recent dig
and is in addition to an 2005 opening through a six foot thick
cistern wall that is built on bedrock.
The elevation of the bedrock under the cistern wall gets higher
as it extends to the north toward the cliff face. The man made
portion of the cistern wall is five or six feet high where we cut
through last year. Near the cliff face the bedrock is at a much
higher elevation requiring less construction.
It is interesting to note that we find the remains of a plastered
floor at the elevation of the cistern rim. The wall of the circular
room surrounding the “cross hole” and “crevice” seems to have been
slightly higher than that of the cistern, as it extends above the
plastered floor by about eighteen inches.
It is also interesting to note that the “cross hole” and
“crevice” is located in the center of the unidentified circular
At the top-center sand bags cover a portion
of a stone stairway. The lower portion
of the stairway is missing and seems to have been unintentionally
removed by Ron Wyatt as he originally entered the area. Working
underground and in a confined area it would have been impossible for
Ron to have recognized the nature of the stones that had to be
removed for access. Projecting down the existing stairs, the
indication is that the stairway would lead into the cistern along
it’s Northern walls.
The second image is an overlay of the 2005 excavation along with
the outline of the position of the circular walls as revealed by the
NOW THAT THE
DIRECTORS OF THE "GARDEN TOMB" KNOW THERE'S NO ARK OF THE COVENANT
HERE, NOR HAS THERE EVER BEEN, THE TOUR GUIDE SAYS THIS --
"Whether this was
the actual geographic location then became less relevant than the
spiritual meaning of the story as the guide admonished us
if we went into the tomb looking for Jesus,
like his apostles so many centuries before,
would not find him there. Accordingly, if we brought Jesus into the
tomb with us, we should not leave him there, but bring him along
with us as we went back out to face the world he came to save."