A Chinese man fearful of Mayan doomsday predictions spent his life savings to build an apocalypse-proof Noah’s Ark. The massively strong ark weighs 80 tons. Lu Zhenghai is building the enormous “ship” to make sure that his family is safe before December 21.
The Chinese News Service notes that Zhenghai lives in the northwest region of the nation and spent approximately $160,000 on the doomsday-proof Noah’s Ark. The vessel is not yet finished but currently measures 65-feet long. It took the Chinese man 10 tons of timber and 60 tons of steel to build the massive ark, according to The Blaze. He started building the protective ship in 2010.
Lu Zhenghai had this to say about his apocalypse abode during an interview with the Huffington Post:
“I’m afraid that when the end of the world comes in 2012, flood waters will destroy my house. So I took all my savings and invested in the construction of this boat. When the time comes, everyone can take refuge in it.”
Progress on the doomsday Noah’s Ark is stalled due to a lack of available cash flow. Zhenghai noted that he will not be disappointed in the massive flood he fears does not arrive on December 21. He stated that he can always use his apocalypse vessel as a ferry. The northwest China resident added that at the very least, his ark could become a tourist attraction.
While Lu Zhenghai may be working as quickly as he can to finish his apocalypse ark, the Houston Museum of Science and a host of other experts in the scientific community are toiling equally hard to debunk the Mayan doomsday theory.