Ancient Aliens: What is the Ark of the Covenant’s True Purpose? (Season 9) | History

Ancient Aliens: What is the Ark of the Covenant’s True Purpose? (Season 9) | History

September 15, 2019 63 By Ronny Jaskolski


NARRATOR: The dome of
the rock, Jerusalem. This Islamic shrine sits atop
the Temple Mount, once the site of King Solomon’s temple and the
last known location of the Ark of the Covenant. In 1981, a small team
of Israeli workmen secretly tunneled under
this hotly disputed site. Rabbi Yehuda Goetz, the
preeminent rabbi of the Western Wall, supervised the highly
prohibited and politically inflammatory excavation. There was a pretty
big problem with this, because that is the number one
sacred site for the Muslims as well. And these men believed
strongly enough that the Ark of the Covenant
had been located there that they were willing to take such great
risks to try to locate the Ark of the Covenant themselves. NARRATOR: When
Arabs on the Mount heard noises from
the cistern below, they confronted the
work crew in what became a dramatic
subterranean standoff. Police separated the
two sides and ordered the tunnel to be resealed. To his dying day,
Rabbi Goetz believed he was just 40 feet away
from finding the original Ark of the Covenant. But could such an
audacious claim be true? Might the Ark really
still be located where it was thousands of years ago– at the site of the Jews’
most sacred temple, one of the holiest
places on earth? For ancient astronaut
theorists, the answer may very well be yes. And for proof, they point to
reports of strange sightings over the mount in recent years. ARIEL BAR TZADOK: Many
will call it a fraud. Many will say it was not real. But it was witnessed
that a ball of light came down over the Temple
Mount and just hovered there. And then all of a
sudden, a pulsating light went out from it– poof– and then ascended back up. NARRATOR: Could it
be a mere coincidence that the UFO sightings occurred
over this particular site? Or could it be, as some ancient
astronaut theorists claim, merely the first in a
series of events concerning the Ark that are, in
fact, the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy? ARIEL BAR TZADOK: There’s
a very interesting prophecy in the Book of
Zachariah that states that there’s going to be
a tremendous earthquake in Jerusalem. The Mount of Olives is to split. It is said that
this earthquake is to be caused by some type
of a sonic vibration created from under the earth, and that
the powers from under the earth are then going to arise out
of this chasm with the Ark. This is then considered to
be A, the return of the Ark, and B, the famous, of course,
coming of the Messiah. NARRATOR: Could the light
seen over the Temple Mount indicate that some sort of
extraterrestrial reactivation of the Ark was taking place? And if so, might we be close
to finally rediscovering this ancient relic
and finding the source of its incredible power?