On September 22, 2011, Greg Morgan, a born again nuclear safety engineer at Hanford, made a visit to the Wave of Paria, a twisting sandstone formation in northern Arizona and came away convinced that the unusual geologic phenomenon is evidence of Noah's flood.
The 56-year-old Morgan, who lives in West Richland and takes the Bible literally, says he first visited the Wave at Paria Canyon in 2008 and again last year, each time taking photographs, some of which can be found -- along with his article, "Flood Currents Frozen in Stone" -- in the latest issue of Answers magazine. The publication is part of a Christian creation research organization based in Petersburg, Kentucky, and home to the Creation Museum.
In the article, Morgan writes: "Creation geologists believe huge sand waves were piled up and laid down deep under the ocean blue water. The fast current then created tell-tale features, known as cross beds or 'striations,' with the steep cut-offs we see today."
Initially, Morgan figured the Wave was just an example of water and wind erosion slicing through numerous layers of sandstone, but now insists the evidence at Paria Canyon -- located about six miles from the Vermillion Cliffs near Kanab, Utah -- shows "what Moses wrote was true.