'Titanic' Archaeologist Robert Ballard Claims to Have Found Noah's Biblical Flood

| by Michael Allen

Robert Ballard, the underwater archaeologist who found the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, claims to have found evidence of the biblical flood from Noah's days.

Ballard claims that the Black Sea was once a freshwater lake, until an enormous wall of water from the Mediterranean Sea swept in and flooded everything, except Noah and his ark, reports ABC News.

Ballard told ABC News: "We went in there to look for the flood. Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed... the land that went under stayed under."

Ballard said that frozen ice sheets, which covered North America and stretched to the North Pole, melted and created the "mother of all floods."

Through carbon dating of shells found 400 feet beneath the Black Sea, Ballard's team created a timeline for the flood to have happened around 5,000 B.C.

Ballard says his team also found pottery and shipwrecks which support the theory. However,  he doubts that Noah’s Ark will ever turn up.

Ballard told ABC News: "It's foolish to think you will ever find a ship. But can you find people who were living? Can you find their villages that are underwater now? And the answer is yes."