Ron hadn’t been home too long when he received a phone call from a man who said he was a friend of some of Ron’s captors. Samran Al-Motairy was a close relation of the king – he was considered “royalty”, and he had heard of Ron’s claim that Mt. Sinai was in his region. There had been several of Ron’s captors who had believed Ron’s claim, and they had convinced Samran, who lived in Tabuk, just a couple of hours from the mountain. Samran told Ron over the phone that ever since he had heard about this mountain, he couldn’t eat, sleep or concentrate on anything – he had to see it for himself. Samran even came to Nashville and spent several days with Ron to discuss the matter and convince Ron to return to Saudi.
Samran had the connections – Ron had the knowledge of this most holy site. Together, they could “discover” this site, maybe even make a movie and be famous. These were Samran’s desires.
Ron’s desire was to document the evidence. And Samran’s proposal seemed the ideal way to get the evidence. The hard part would be to get Ron back into the country, but Samran said he could do it. And it was just eleven months after his and the boys’ release from prison in Saudi that he would return to Jebel el Lawz – legally.
March 31, 1985
A contract was drawn up between Samran el-Mutairy, Ron Wyatt and Dave Fasold, who was to travel with Ron into Saudi Arabia. The reason there had to be a contract such as this is because in order for any foreigners to work in the Kingdom, they must have a valid business arrangement with a Saudi resident. It was signed by all three.
Ron Wyatt, David Fasold and Samran el-Mutairy flew to Jedda, and then to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia where Samran lives. The next morning they traveled to the site of Jebel el Lawz, with a driver and a laborer accompanying them.
With Ron giving them directions to the area, they made some wrongs turns. A Bedouin appeared and they asked him where Jebel el Lawz was. He answered, as Dave Fasold remembers, with “Jebel Musa henna” – which means, “Moses’ mountain is here”! Amazingly, the local tradition recognized this as the right place!
The next morning an Interrogation Team, headed by Abu Collet was to meet Ron and David at the mountain.
Arriving at the site, Ron, Dave and Samran showed the men all the evidences – the altar with the Egyptian-style petroglyphs of cows and bulls; the altar at the base of the mountain; the tops of the 18 foot diameter columns erected 5 feet apart; the marble columns, etc.
After a few days, an archaeologist was flown in from Rhiydh University to Samran’s. The evidence was so compelling now that this was determined a necessity. Ron and Dave told him about all the evidence out at the mountain, and they played Dave’s video of the golden calf altar and the petroglyphs on the TV. Although they have the PAL system, Dave’s NTSC tape played the video in black and white without audio. As they showed him the archaeological evidences, he was very excited about the pictures of Egyptian-style cows and bulls on the golden calf altar and told them that this style petroglyph was not found anywhere else in Saudi Arabia.
He had been working somewhere south of this area and was completely surprised to find out this sort of archaeological evidence was in the area. “This is a major discovery!, he said. Several times he shook Ron’s hand and congratulated him on the discovery.