Explorer Goes Missing in Hunt for Noah's Ark

Scottish man hasn't been heard from since September
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2010 2:30 PM CST
In this April 18, 2001 file photo, a church in Armenia's Ararat region is seen in front of Mount Ararat, Armenia.   (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, file)

(Newser) – A Scottish explorer has been reported missing after going off alone in search of the mythical Noah’s Ark, Aol News reports. Donald Mackenzie has gone on several expeditions to Mount Ararat, the ark’s fabled landing spot. His latest was prompted by a Chinese-Turkish expedition’s claims to have at last found the boat’s remains—though there’s evidence that was a hoax.

Mackenzie has not been heard from since Sept. 20, and failed to attend a scheduled meeting with a friend near the mountain last weekend. He hasn’t responded to calls or emails, either. “This is just an awful nightmare,” said Mackenzie’s mother, Gaelic singer Maggie Jean. “I am praying he has managed to keep himself alive.” Click here for more.

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