B.J. at base camp, Mt. Ararat in Turkey
Photo taken by Ross Mehan 1988
Explorer, researcher and writer
Team Member - 1988 Dr. Charles Willis expedition
to Mount Ararat, Turkey( Snow Tiger Team)
Conducted subsurface radar and polar ice drilling on the eastern summit (elevation 16,700 feet) of Mt. Ararat. Another team led by Dick Bright re-surveyed the eastern summit with more updated and sophisticated equipment in the 2010-13 time frame.
Team Member - 1989 Chuck Aaron, Bob Garbe expedition
to Mount Ararat, Turkey (Immanuel Expeditions)
Chuck Aaron and a Turkish pilot landed a small Hughes 500c helicopter with team and equipment on the western summit of Ararat at approximately 15,000 feet. Conducted a subsurface radar survey of the Western Plateau that determined it was possibly a deep caldera (sunken volcanic cone). This team also helped to determine the scale of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat by flagging 500 feet in 50 foot increments. This in conjunction with helicopter photos of our camp provided an accurate scale.
Team Member - 1990 Don Shockey expedition to Mount Ararat, Turkey
(Ararat 8 Team)
Visions of Ararat video, found objects of interest in Abich II Glacier via helicopter.
Created website - www.noahsarksearch.com, 1995-2001
Created and managed web site dedicated to documenting the historic search for Noah’s Ark. (Turned website over to Rex Geissler in 2001)
1st book on the search for Noah's Ark - The Explorers of Ararat, published by GCI (1996)
Originated, coordinated, edited and co-authored the book, The Explorers of Ararat.
Research and expedition consultant - 1998 Jim Hall (Ark Research Team)
B.J. served as a consultant for the team and attended a conference on the Flood of Noah at Ataturk University, Turkey. The team visited various sites around Mount Ararat, like the Durupinar boat-shaped formation that some claim is the remains of Noah's Ark.
Vice President - ArcImaging, 1999-Present
Colorado meeting presenter for Ataturk University officials.
Featured Explorer/Author - 2001 The History Channel
History’s Mysteries: The Search for Noah’s Ark
Most recent research focus - 2010-Present
Refocused research from Mount Ararat in Turkey to the Iranian Zagros mountains and Sumerian accounts of Aratta.
2nd book on the search for Noah's Ark - Seven Mountains to Aratta, 2016
Apple iBooks and a paperback version via lulu.com are now available.
The History Channel program History's Mysteries - The Search For Noah's Ark