Larry and Mary Grabills, a Christian couple living in Colorado, wanted to “prove” that Noah’s Ark was not a myth. They constructed a 50ft. boat from biblical information about the supposed vessel, weighing 11,000 lbs. They gave their home-made ark a trial run on the Pueblo Reservoir last week. From the KKTV website:
“Just something we felt like the Lord wanted us to do,” said Larry Grabill.
Larry and his wife Mary spent 15 months building the Biblical ark, taking basic dimensions directly from the Bible.
“Noah’s Ark was up to 500 feet long and 83 feet wide. Ours is a tenth scale of that, at 50 feet and 8.5 feet wide,” said Larry.
The couple says they want to call attention to the truth of the Bible and dispel the idea that Noah’s Ark was a myth.
Complete with two of each kind of animal, the couple hopes their ark will serve as a symbol of faith.
“We believe the Bible is true, every word of it, as was originally written, and we want to testify to that,” said Larry.
The couple spent $50,000 building the boat. Next, they want to actually build a full-size Noah’s Ark out of wood and sail it in the ocean; something that has never been done before. They believe by doing this they can vividly demonstrate that is was possible for Noah to build an Ark that size out of wood, and make it float.
Usually I like to poke fun at dumb people, but these folks seem too nice and um, innocent, to do that to, so all I’m going to say is “Nice boat!” which it is…
Still, I can’t help but repost this comment from the KKTV website:
“Proof” would be an “Ark” built as described in the book, a full sized version, floating in the ocean, with every creature mentioned. No communication from the outside world for the duration described in the book.”
Via The J-Walk Blog