But I met my first two on my trip to Jerusalem with him in 1989 on top of Aaron's mountain.


LEFT, Ron Wyatt -- RIGHT, Dr. Robert Holt, MD.  In the middle, a movie-actor "Jesus".

     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. 


       Ron 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 clearly.

    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.

   This other 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 will relate later on this page.

The mountain called "Har Zin" as seen in the distance across the desert.

    "Har Zin" was not the first place in the Negev Desert that we headed that week.  We had first gone to see the unusual formation that Ron Wyatt had made famous to many of his former tourist companions on previous trips by convincing them that this was the rock in the wilderness that Moses had first spoken to and later struck with his staff when Israel was without water.   The rock had split, in Ron's scenereo, and water had miraculously gushed out, and down a steep hill, still exhibiting signs of running water long age, although as dry as the rest of the desert today.

   There were groups of rocks of various odd shapes all around the mountain labeled on the road turn-off as "Har Zin"  Note that the rocks in the upper picture are round table-shaped, and could be used as rolling doors for tombs such as the "Garden Tomb."  Those on the left look like round loaves of bread.  I remember wondering if Jesus wandered this far, and was tempted here to "turn these stones into bread."
    The Negev Desert, into which Ron Wyatt, and Larry Osborne, and myself had driven to see the split rock, and use a sub-surface radar to check for underground objects where Ron believed Korah, Dathan, and Abiram had been swallowed up when they rebelled -- is the lower part of Israel's territory on the map on the left.  The Wilderness of Zin is where the Bible states Aaron died and was buried.  "Har Zin" means the major mountain in the Wilderness of Zin.

      Ron Wyatt on his first stop here in October 1989 used his molecular frequency metal detector to try to locate Aaron's grave on the flat top of this mountain.  Several days later we returned, and Ron sent Larry and I with folding shovels to dig in the areas where he thought the grave might be.  Ron stood guard below while we dug.

      We stopped digging when Ron started wildly waving his arms.  He had noted that two individuals dressed as Israeli soldiers had slipped around to the other side of the mountain and almost reached us at the top. These turned out to be my "two angels"!

      The two "Israeli soldiers" reached the top of the mountain just as Larry Osborne was starting down our original path, hurrying so as not to be caught digging without a permit to do so.  And Ron Wyatt did not get an opportunity to talk to the men, because he was taking great pains to not be caught also.

      Only I was left to "face the music". The men (angels in disguise) told me that they were "visiting" all the important mountains in Israel, and mentioned Aaron's burial here!


The Death of Aaron is recorded Twice!

In Numbers 20:22-29 and 13 chapters later, In Numbers 33:36-39

      Numbers 20:22 "And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kedesh, and came unto mount Hor."

      23 "And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,--"

     24 "Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah."

     25 "Take Aaron and El,eazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:--"

     26 "And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there."

    27 "And Moses did as the Lord commanded: they went into mount Hor IN THE SIGHT OF ALL THE CONGREGATION."

    28 "And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; AND AARON DIED THERE ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNT: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount."

    29 "And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel."

   (Compare the later, shorter  account of the same events in Numbers 33:36-39)

  This second account adds, however ---

     33:38 "--- in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month,"

     39 "And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor."



The Gulf War, 1991

      "At the end of the Iran-Iraq War of 1980–1988, Iraq emerged with its state intact and a reinforced sense of national pride, but laden with massive debts. Iraq had largely financed the war effort through loans, and owed some $37 billion to Gulf creditors in 1990. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein called on the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait to cancel the Iraqi debt they held, arguing that the loans should be considered payments to Iraq for protecting the Arabian Peninsula from Iranian expansionism, but his appeals went unanswered. The Gulf states’ refusal to cancel Iraq’s war debts contributed to Saddam Hussein’s decision to make threats against Iraq’s rich, but militarily weak, neighbor Kuwait."

But On August 2, 1990, a force of one hundred thousand Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait and overran the country in a matter of hours. The invasion of Kuwait led to a United Nations Security Council embargo and sanctions on Iraq and a U.S.-led coalition air and ground war, which began on January 16, 1991, and ended with an Iraqi defeat and retreat from Kuwait on February 28, 1991.

I    I don't have space here to relate many of the events leading up to the Gulf War that the US later called "Operation Desert Storm" but poison gas was being stockpiled, and some was being used.  Missiles were fired into Israel. And people were watching the NEWS for hours every day expecting the "mother of all wars" to start.

      This was all fitting quite well with the prophetic expectations of the "Rapture 88" Religious Croup who had made the prediction that the final "Rapture" would occur in the Fall of 1991.

     It was during the very tense time just prior to  president George H. W. Bush's deadline for Saddam Hussein to withdraw from Kuwait that I went back to Jerusalem.  That seems like an irresponsible thing to do, but Ron had convinced me of the prophetic importance of the Golden Ark being finally revealed again to the world -- now it appeared ready to slip into ARMAGEDDON!

     The only airliner that was available at the time and price I could take off from my emergency room duties was an El Al airliner, who looked at all the archaeology type tools I was taking in my baggage and kept me under surveillance in an upstairs room at the airport until it was time for the plane to take off.  Then they escorted me out to the plane by myself separate from all my baggage.

    When I arrived at my hotel near the Damascas Gate, I decided to see if it were possible to see if there was another tunnel other than Ron's tunnel I could get into because the Garden Tomb had withdrawn permission for him to dig any more in his former excavation.  I noted there was another cave adjoining that area called the "Banana Cave" where an Arab merchant stored trucks and banannas.  I bribed several Palestinian Arab teenagers to see if they could get me in the door temporarily at least.

       Here's a drawing of the inside of the "banana cave" and some notes in my diary .  I've written -- on left side towards Garden Tomb --concrete block structure and doors  -- on far right truck control area --in center in back -- storage.

     The owners refused us entry -- but I looked around for about 1 minute.

     I later confirmed that this area of the "banana cave" is indeed where Jerimiah's cave was in Bible times -- here's 3 pictures showing changes over the years.

An Angel outside Zechariah's Cave!

     I spent most of the next day in Zedekiah's cave, also known as "King Solomon's Quarry" because it is assumed that much of the stone for the temple was quarried out of this large cave or room. As you can see at the back of the cave there are a lot of tunnels branching out in various directions. And below this level are other tunnels also in other directions.  Once you're more than a little inside its dark.  I came prepared with a flashlight on a headband, a warm coverall, and a large ball of twine which I could fasten to something and go a ways, then follow the twine back to know I hadn't taken any wrong turns.  Also a few matches.  I went for long trecks and back, but my batteries finally went dead, the string was not very helpful, and my matches were all gone.  A glimpse at my watch let me know that in less than an hour the cave would close and be locked up for the night.

     In the pitch blackness I had to listen to a still small voice to decide which way to go.  It was so quiet I could hear the blood running and my head and my heart beating.  I walked out the door about five minutes to closing time!

     The next day I was back -- a bit wiser but still tired.  I confirmed what Ron Wyatt knew already, that when they built the modern road, the rocks and fill had obliterated the original tunnel or tunnels that led in the direction of the Garden Tomb.  I did have a compass, of course -- and fresh batteries.

     Ron Wyatt taught me that you can tell when you're talking to an angel because they know exactly what you're doing and can read your mind.   If you ask them a question in your mind without moving your mouth or changing your facial expression. and they answer your question directly and accurately, that's a pretty sure sign.

      This fellow on the bench said he was a professor of languages in a local college, and also a tour guide.  "You tell me where you want to go, " he said.  "I'll take you there!"  I thanked him, and declined.  Later, I caught on he was an angel. The possibilities of what he might have done for me if I had more FAITH still haunt me.  I might have seen the Golden Ark that very day myself!"

Angel 5 -- Loma Linda University

Angel 6 and 7 -- Isle of Patmos

The 8th Angel

1998 -- Still No Ark!

Mount Moriah

     Mount Moriah, as outlined on the right, is thought to be the Holiest mountain on earth by both Muslims and Jews.  It is traditionally the spot where Abraham offered Isaac, but Muslims deny this, and say he offered Ishmael there instead,  Solomon and later Herod the Great built the Holy temple there, but the Romans burned it down in 70 AD.  Since then the Muslim "Dome of the Rock" has been located there.

    It appears that the "Garden Tomb" is located on the same moutain top.

Dr. Kent Hovind, PhD

as remembered by Michel Snoeck  2005 and 2006

      "Apparently Jeremiah took the Ark of the Covenant and the temple furniture from the temple, outside the city. There's a tunnel, called Jeremiah's Passageway, that's caved in at several spots. Richard Reeves, who worked with Ron Wyatt, has been working on this for years, digging out this tunnel. Some places are still open. There are all kinds of tunnels under Jerusalem.

      There's another city hidden under that city,  ok. And who knows what hasn't been discovered?  
        But apparently, they took the ark of the covenant and all this temple furniture outside the city wall, but inside the siege wall.   Well, if you look where that arrow is pointing, that is Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified. The Garden Tomb is right there. I was there a couple years ago and am going back in the spring back to Jerusalem. Oh, it was incredible. If you get the chance to go to the Holy Land, get over there. It's called the Place of the Skull.
   Jeremiah's Grotto is now a place where they store bananas. A couple of Muslims own it and they store fruit there to sell. But apparently in Jeremiah's Grotto, you can see it there, the place of the skull, where they stoned Stephen, the garden tomb, Gordon's Calvary, and Jesus was crucified right there. He was buried just a short distance away in the tomb. And we get into more later on the Crucifixion site.
    But Ron was digging in that area, Ron Wyatt, who died in 1999. And his..., you can get all of his discoveries from our ministry. There's only, I think there are only two people who sell his DVD's, him and us. $100.00 for his DVD series.    It's phenomenal.    If you wanna watch, there is what..., 5 DVD's I think, yeah. You wanna get all of Ron Wyatt's discoveries. You can see more about this. Just contact our ministry, $100,00 and get it. But Ron said he was digging outside there in Jeremiah's Grotto area, and they found the Crucifixion site; he covers it all on the DVD's; and they found this little cave.

     They had a Muslim friend working with him, helping him dig dirt. you know, he just paid this guy to dig. He was squeezing down in this little hole, digging around, and he came out screaming: “I quit. I quit.” And left.

     So Ron went in there. And according to Ron, I talked with him for hours about it. And he said: “Brother Hovind, if you told me this story, I wouldn't have believed ye. But, it happened to me. And I know that all liars have their part in the lake of fire.” I knew Ron personally. I think he was a good man. If I was God, I would let him find this kind of stuff, because he wasn't looking for glory. He was looking to glorify God. So, other people, other Christians, other..., and even good friends of mine, say: “Oh, Ron is wrong. He is...,” you know, I get blasted for even mentioning Ron. And Eric, you and I on our video series, creation science, Answering the Critics we cover some of that on this DVD series, if you want to get of those DVD's, our answers to the critics.

     But Ron Wyatt said he squeezed down into this little hole, and there's this little cave about 4 feet (1.3 m) high. And he saw several things in there. As he looked around with his flashlight, he found for instance, the Table of Shewbread; the golden table that the Jews had built 3,000 years ago. Jeremiah hid that stuff in there, built a false wall in front of it. And there's this concrete box, like a concrete, but is is actually rock hollowed out. The lid was broken according to Ron. He went over there and looked at this lid. And he couldn't see in it because the ceiling was too short. But all over this lid, was a black stuff like dried catsup, but it turned out to be blood, according to Ron. Right above the crack in the lid was a crack in the ceiling of this little short cave. That crack in the ceiling went all the way up to where Jesus was crucified 20 feet (6 m) straight up through solid rock.

   All this is according to Ron. I've never seen that. But there are other folks who say, yes, that is correct. I mean, I don't know. But it preaches good at least. Apparently, Jesus died on the Cross, and His blood ran right down onto the Mercy Seat, which is where the blood was supposed to go when there was a sacrifice. But Jeremiah had stuck it there 600 years earlier. And the blood ran right down to the Mercy Seat.

   Now “Uzza put forth his hand and touched the ark” and God killed him. So when Ron told the Jewish authorities: “Hé, here's your Ark.” They said: “Oh, we're not gonna touch that.” It's still there, waiting for the new Temple to be built. Then they're gonna get it out and put it in the Temple. So, you can go to and talk to Richard. He will just say: “I don't know. It's what Ron said.” And that's the best I can do too.


Why a Golden Calf?


WWinding Mountain Path


Ron Wyatt's Ark Search


Wyatt's Man in White


Imhotep 1



Imhotep 2




Grain Storage


Angels Kept Coming!


Jesus the Cartoonist


Chasing Israel in Sinai Desert


Under the Red Sea


Who Copied Who?


Magdalene 1


 Magdalene 2


NT Joseph Jesus' Father