In 1959 a pilot in the Turkish Air Force on a NATO-mapping-mission in the mountainous terrain of eastern Turkey photographed an unusual ship-shaped object near Mt. Ararat.?Later when these aerial photographs were viewed stereoscopically by Captain Ilhan Durupinar, he noticed that the?object looked even more like a ship.
But what was a ship doing in those rugged mountains?
After examining the stereo photos, photogrammetry expert, Dr. Arthur Brandenberger of Ohio State, declared that the object was entirely foreign to the area, and if the object proved to be a ship someone had better explain how it got?there.
Photographs of the strange formation appeared in the world press and created a sensation.
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