I ran into Ron Wyatt while doing alot of archeological research. He's a quack. He's been proven to be a fraud that has perpetetrated a great hoax. He claims to have discovered the Ark of the covenant, as well as Noahs ark.
Ron Wyatt was neither a professional archaeologist nor a specialist in any scientific field that would help him in evaluating the sites and items he claimed to have found. He was a nurse- anesthetist by trade, embarking on amateur archaeological expeditions as time and finances permitted.
Wyatt made his first trip to Turkey in 1977. He was convinced from his very first visit that the formation he had seen in the picture in Life magazine was, indeed, Noah's Ark. Over the next decade he worked at convincing others to accept and verify through scientific methods his own convictions about the site.
Initial reports from the investigations seem to have been wildly enthusiastic, including claims about "trainloads" of evidence available, particularly "deck timbers."
But as the years went by, only a handful of items of alleged evidence from the site have ever been shown by Wyatt to the public. These included a single specimen eighteen inches long said to be "petrified wood" (and further alleged to be "laminated"), a small object said to be a fossilized metal "rivet", and some printouts of both radar scans of the site and of lab analyses done on the alleged "wood" and "rivet."
Wyatt was never able to deliver on his "trainloads of evidence" claims. Enthusiastic folks who have seen one or more of his videos still describe to their friends that Wyatt found trainloads of "deck timber," but there has never been any credible evidence that any of the items seen or brought back by Wyatt was such "deck timber." Initial laboratory analyses of the one 18 inch piece of rock didn't totally "rule out" that it might be fossilized wood, but further investigation shows that no qualified scientists interpret the data as substantiating Wyatt's claim for it.
The "tests" ordered by Wyatt on various items that he claimed "prove" that the objects were what he said they were do nothing of the kind. Most were just raw analyses of the chemical composition of samples … not statements by a lab, for instance, that an object was "fossilized laminated timber." And later examination of the alleged timber piece by various geologists who are familiar with rocks and minerals of the region have stated that there is absolutely no reason to conclude the item is "fossilized timber" … other than Wyatt's fervent wish that it be such. The same is true for the single sample of an item that Wyatt claimed was a "fossilized metal rivet." The alleged lab analyses of the item did nothing to establish that it was, indeed, a rivet.
Ron Wyatt was simply a layman. He was a Seventh Day Adventist that drew many people into the SDA church by his fraudulent claims. It's no wonder a JW would be attracted to him since the WT and SDA are cousins.