Since the magazine "Dew
from Mount Hermon" published the article "A
Great Christian Scam" exposing the so-called discoveries
of Ron Wyatt as nothing more than a great hoax perpetrated upon
the Christian community for money and fame, Joel Davenport,
the manager of WAR's Internet site has published an article
located at their web site accusing me, Gary Amirault, of not
telling the truth. In the article I did not disclose the names
of my sources since the article only went to a few hundred subscribers
who trusted my reporting. I didn't feel providing names and
addresses was necessary. But since Mr. Davenport's extremely
distorted assessment of the accuracy of "A Great Christian Scam,"
and since WAR and associates are continuing to defraud the Christian
community by selling videos, books, speaking engagements, trips
to Israel, enticing investors in further digs, etc., all based
upon discoveries which were never made, I feel it is time to
lay out enough evidence to make it perfectly clear to any sane
individual that we are dealing here with nothing short of an
I have telephone interviewed
most of the people on WAR's Noah's Ark video. Not one single
person I spoke with on that video presently believes that Ron
Wyatt's site is Noah's Ark. Some are outraged that Wyatt is
still using film clips which make them look like they are substantiating
Wyatt's claims when, in fact, the opposite is the case. Listed
below are some of the individuals who appear on the video. Compare
the story WAR continues to sell with the actual words written
by the scientists after doing extensive research on the site.
They no longer believe it is Noah's Ark. They believe it is
a natural geological formation. As to the so-called discoveries
on Ron Wyatt's video entitled "Presentation of Discoveries,"
those interviewed whom Ron Wyatt presented with his "facts"
put little or no archaeological value on any of the material.
"Fraud" was the word most often used when discussing these so-called
discoveries. Read the letters from archaeologists within Ron
Wyatt's own denomination, Seventh Day Adventist, and you will
see that even those who would have an interest in substantiating
Ron Wyatt's claims find little or no scientific evidence to
support any of these discoveries.
As to Ron Wyatt's organization
being non-profit and as such having no investors, I spoke to
businessmen and television producers who have invested money
into Wyatt Archaeological Research for television rights. There
have been many tens of thousands of dollars invested in WAR.
To date, none of those who invested this money has seen a shred
of scientific evidence substantiating Ron Wyatt's claims. Where
is the report from the blood sample analysis of what Ron claims
is the blood of Jesus Christ? Where is the Ark of the Covenant?
Which museum is housing the ancient chariot wheels he claimed
to have been from the Red Sea Crossing? There is no evidence
because the video is a fraud. On the Noah's Ark video, all the
so-called scientific data cannot be duplicated, a clear sign
that what was given the labs was false data. (Read John Baumgarten's
and Tom Fenner's letter)
In summary, "A Great Christian
Scam" was written to warn the readership of "Dew from Mount
Hermon" magazine of Ron Wyatt's deception. That was as far as
I planned to tell the story. Since the story appeared on the
Internet, we have received many inquiries from many Christian
organizations asking for more information. Since Joel Davenport
has chosen to publish a very misleading article written to discredit
my article, I felt it necessary to release further documentation
of the overwhelming evidence against WAR's claims of the greatest
archaeological discoveries of all time. Read the letters. Write
or call some of them. Those professionals who have seen the
evidence (or lack thereof) and those who have had dealings with
Ron Wyatt will make it plain to anyone that WAR's discoveries
Since this report has been published, Ron Wyatt died. Yet there are many individuals who are promoting Ron Wyatt's claims. Here are a few such individuals: Jim and Penny Caldwell, Richard Rives, Pinkowski, Mary Nell Wyatt, John McCoy, Bill Fry, Kevin Fisher, Jonathan Gray, Rebecca Samsing, Lenneri Moller and Henry Gruver, and Jim Bakker.
For other reports on Wyatt
Archaeological Research see the following Internet sites:
Christian Information Ministries
Bill Crouse, President
Amazing Ark Expose'
Andrew A. Snelling PhD. Geology