The Real Ark of the Covenant

Real Ark of the Covenant
Josée Bellemare

Following the February meeting about magic in the world I decided to look into one of the most famous artifacts in history: The Ark of the Covenant and its possible properties.

“In 1961 a group of Minnesota college students took Moses seriously enough to construct an ark according to his directions. Their instructor had to have the model destroyed because of the dangerously high electrical charge it developed.”

This quote is the only mention I have been able to find on the subject. Many have heard of this experiment but no information can be found to substantiate this story. Did this really happen or is it an urban myth. If it’s real, the students in question would be collecting old age pension by now.

The real power of The Ark is not necessarily in the people’s belief but in the materials used to build it. Did some ancient scholars know more that we thought about the conductive properties of gold and gave God the credit or was gold used simply because it was the most valuable metal around and they wanted a very special chest for very special artifacts.

Many articles can be found claiming that The Ark, as it is described in the Bible, can be used as a high voltage capacitor. The bigger the box the more powerful the charge.

Read for yourself and make up your own mind: do you believe that there are some things in this world that we don’t have the answers to or are you a skeptic who doesn’t believe anything unless the proof is right in front of them.

Choose your line:
There are more things in heaven and earth that are dreamt of in your philosophy.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association