The Jarndyke Ark

The Jarndyke Ark

The Jarndyke Ark

Exterior view of the Jarndyke Ark
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Exterior
The Jarndyke Ark is made of steel, and like other Arks found in North America, appears similar to military-issue cases. Once opened the Ark separates into two non-hinged pieces. The Ark shows signs of wear; this may be due to unknown actions, or simply to its burial and removal.
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Telos Insert
The insert is inserted through the wall of the Ark into the Telos box within. Once screwed into the Ark, a rubber O-ring around the insert forms a water- and airtight seal. Scholars believe the orange blinking light at the end of the insert may serve as confirmation that the Telos box is active, or act as a beacon of sorts. Save the periods when it is removed from the Ark, the light has not dimmed in the 20-plus years since the Ark’s discovery.
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Clasps
The Ark is closed with six steel clasps. A rubber gasket lining the rim of the Ark’s interior provides for a water- and airtight seal once the clasps are fastened.

The Jarndyke Ark
10.5″ x 16.13″x 14.75″ (26.67 cm x 40.97 cm x 37.47 cm)

The Jarndyke Ark itself is hardly differentiated from other Ark finds. Its steel exterior, typical of military-surplus containers, is a common feature of Arks found across the globe, and its warning signage, though imposing, has been seen in different forms on multiple Arks.

Exterior signage on the Jarndyke Ark
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Warning Sign
The sign riveted to the case warns against unauthorized usage. This seemingly public-facing message has led scholars to hypothesize that while the case may have been intended to house government-restricted materials, they may not have been of a secret/sensitive nature – including the Telos box. Whether or not the Jarndyke effects were intentionally or unintentionally stored in the Ark remains a subject of intense debate.
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Damage
The steel sign riveted to the case sustained damage at one point that has gouged away its enamel coating.

The Jarndyke Ark
10.5″ x 16.13″x 14.75″ (26.67 cm x 40.97 cm x 37.47 cm)

Explore the Jarndyke Ark

Exterior view of the Jarndyke Ark
1
Exterior
The Jarndyke Ark is made of steel, and like other Arks found in North America, appears similar to military-issue cases. Once opened the Ark separates into two non-hinged pieces. The Ark shows signs of wear; this may be due to unknown actions, or simply to its burial and removal.
2
Telos Insert
The insert is inserted through the wall of the Ark into the Telos box within. Once screwed into the Ark, a rubber O-ring around the insert forms a water- and airtight seal. Scholars believe the orange blinking light at the end of the insert may serve as confirmation that the Telos box is active, or act as a beacon of sorts. Save the periods when it is removed from the Ark, the light has not dimmed in the 20-plus years since the Ark’s discovery.
3
Clasps
The Ark is closed with six steel clasps. A rubber gasket lining the rim of the Ark’s interior provides for a water- and airtight seal once the clasps are fastened.

The Jarndyke Ark
10.5″ x 16.13″x 14.75″ (26.67 cm x 40.97 cm x 37.47 cm)

The Jarndyke Ark itself is hardly differentiated from other Ark finds. Its steel exterior, typical of military-surplus containers, is a common feature of Arks found across the globe, and its warning signage, though imposing, has been seen in different forms on multiple Arks.

Exterior signage on the Jarndyke Ark
1
Warning Sign
The sign riveted to the case warns against unauthorized usage. This seemingly public-facing message has led scholars to hypothesize that while the case may have been intended to house government-restricted materials, they may not have been of a secret/sensitive nature – including the Telos box. Whether or not the Jarndyke effects were intentionally or unintentionally stored in the Ark remains a subject of intense debate.
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Damage
The steel sign riveted to the case sustained damage at one point that has gouged away its enamel coating.

The Jarndyke Ark
10.5″ x 16.13″x 14.75″ (26.67 cm x 40.97 cm x 37.47 cm)

Explore the Jarndyke Ark

Exterior view of the Jarndyke Ark
1
Exterior
The Jarndyke Ark is made of steel, and like other Arks found in North America, appears similar to military-issue cases. Once opened the Ark separates into two non-hinged pieces. The Ark shows signs of wear; this may be due to unknown actions, or simply to its burial and removal.
2
Telos Insert
The insert is inserted through the wall of the Ark into the Telos box within. Once screwed into the Ark, a rubber O-ring around the insert forms a water- and airtight seal. Scholars believe the orange blinking light at the end of the insert may serve as confirmation that the Telos box is active, or act as a beacon of sorts. Save the periods when it is removed from the Ark, the light has not dimmed in the 20-plus years since the Ark’s discovery.
3
Clasps
The Ark is closed with six steel clasps. A rubber gasket lining the rim of the Ark’s interior provides for a water- and airtight seal once the clasps are fastened.

The Jarndyke Ark
10.5″ x 16.13″x 14.75″ (26.67 cm x 40.97 cm x 37.47 cm)

The Jarndyke Ark itself is hardly differentiated from other Ark finds. Its steel exterior, typical of military-surplus containers, is a common feature of Arks found across the globe, and its warning signage, though imposing, has been seen in different forms on multiple Arks.

Exterior signage on the Jarndyke Ark
1
Warning Sign
The sign riveted to the case warns against unauthorized usage. This seemingly public-facing message has led scholars to hypothesize that while the case may have been intended to house government-restricted materials, they may not have been of a secret/sensitive nature – including the Telos box. Whether or not the Jarndyke effects were intentionally or unintentionally stored in the Ark remains a subject of intense debate.
2
Damage
The steel sign riveted to the case sustained damage at one point that has gouged away its enamel coating.

The Jarndyke Ark
10.5″ x 16.13″x 14.75″ (26.67 cm x 40.97 cm x 37.47 cm)

Explore the Jarndyke Ark

Telos box
Telos insert