Ticket Sales for Hambo’s Ark — September 2018

We are once again indebted to our clandestine operative in Kentucky, code-named “Blue Grass.” He has provided us with the latest official ticket sales figures for people visiting Ark Encounter — the creationist tourist attraction built by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia.

As you know, Hambo has to pay a safety tax of $.50 (fifty cents) to the City of Williamstown for each ticket sold, and the results are available through the Kentucky Open Records Act (KORA). Our operative showed us a copy of the latest Monthly Safety Assessment Report. It discloses that Hambo’s Ark Encounter sold 69,207 tickets in September 2018, resulting in a fee due to the city of $34,603.50.

We know what you’re wondering: What were the ticket sales for the same month during the preceding year? As we reported in Hambo’s Ark — True Figures for the 2nd Year, in September of 2017 the Ark sold 83,330 tickets.

Think about that, dear reader. Last September they sold 83,330 tickets; this September they sold 69,207 tickets. That’s a decrease of 14,123 tickets. Compared to what they did last year, it’s a drop of almost 17%.

Hambo will once again put on a brave front by mentioning that there were more visitors than the official numbers reveal. That’s because people who bought lifetime memberships don’t have to buy tickets each time they visit, and tiny children can get in free with their ticket-buying parents. But that was true last year too, so it doesn’t change the significant decline in ticket sales.

What does this mean for the future of Hambo’s enterprise? Who knows? They’re probably taking in enough to keep going. Anyway, despite Hambo’s earlier claims to the contrary, the numbers aren’t increasing. It’s quite the opposite. We are grateful to our clandestine operative for his excellent work.

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8 responses to “Ticket Sales for Hambo’s Ark — September 2018

  1. Would be interesting if we had statistics about age, region, tourists numbers etc. I guess that the number of younger people wasting their time and money will decline faster. On the other hand it will be a fun event for the kiddies and quite a tourist attraction, like having a look at the Red Light District when you happen to be in Amsterdam.

  2. Bwahahahahahahaha!

    But, but, Ken himself keeps posting about “record attendance” at the Ark! Oh, I guess he must have meant “Record low”!

  3. “But, but, Ken himself keeps posting about “record attendance” at the Ark!”

    You have misinterpreted “record”. The HAMster keeps playing the same idiotic record over and over and that is what we all keep hearing. For the creationists, supporting Facts are not only not in evidence, they literally don’t matter. They just continually replay the same “record” over and over again.

  4. Somewhat off-topic, though in the same neighbourhood: Bible Museum says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake

    The Bible Museum is the work of billionaire Evangelical Steve Green, owner of Hobby Lobby, who was fined $3 million last year for smuggling looted artefacts out of Iraq…

  5. The ones that aren’t fake are not reliable either. The Green Collection wiped its christian bleep-bleep! …. bottoms of its shoes with provenance

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provenance

    So it has become impossible to determine any reliability of its scrolls; for all we ever can know all of them may be fake. See, it’s terribly easy to produce fake documents from Antiquity. If you are curious about the reason you have one more reason to learn Dutch:

    https://apoftegma.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/sappho/

    These scrolls are far from the first forgeries. I remember the new poems of Sappho and the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.
    The Green Collection is just another fine example of fundagelicals screwing up science.

  6. I’ve often wondered if Hambo is deluded or just a liar and an overt flim flam artist. Considering that Hambo’s spinning of facts about attendance at the ark has crossed over into prevarication, I’m starting to lean towards him being a liar.

  7. Depends on what you mean with liar. Does Ol’Hambo lie? Absolutely. Does he believe his own lies? Now that’s a difficult question.

  8. What does this mean for the future of Hambo’s enterprise? Who knows? They’re probably taking in enough to keep going. Anyway, despite Hambo’s earlier claims to the contrary, the numbers aren’t increasing. It’s quite the opposite. We are grateful to our clandestine operative for his excellent work.

    Ken Ham’s numbers regarding Ark Park attendance would be more convincing if he didn’t make a living peddling the writings of a book which insists that pi=3.