English rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack, paid a surprise visit to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky as part of their show, "Ozzy and Jack's World Detour."
The two have been to several exciting locations already prior to the Ark Encounter, such as Stonehenge in England, the Alamo in Texas, and Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. However, they were still floored when they saw the life-sized replica of Noah's Ark.
"Ozzy and Jack paid some very nice compliments about the massive ship. On the TV program that aired, you can hear them saying things like, 'Wow, wow, VERY wow.' And 'that is insanely big.' Plus, 'absolutely unbelievable,'" staff member Mark Looy revealed to the Answers in Genesis blog.
Looy added that the Osbournes were very polite to their staff as they walked in and around the park, but because of their frequent use of profanity, the Ark Encounter staff still urged viewer discretion when the episode aired on November 29.
Looy also said they had no clue what the final product of the program would look like before it aired on A&E on November 29, but they were still happy to welcome the Osbournes and others who might take an interest in their biblical exhibit.
"Indeed, we urge atheists, even those who are the most hostile toward Christianity, and people of all other faiths, to visit our attractions, for our Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are all about proclaiming the vital message that the Bible is true from the very first verse," he said.
When Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham posted about their visit on Facebook, several fans shared the same sentiments. "Even though I have little time for Ozzy Osbourne, thank you for allowing them to visit. It is never a waste to have the opportunity to present the gospel," one person commented.
"Thank you for sharing the gospel with them," another added. "Many would have turned them away based solely on their reputation instead of their need for a Savior."