High in the mountains of
BayanKara-Ula, on the boarders of China and Tibet
- a team of archeologists were conducting a very detailed routine survey
of a series of interlinked caves. Their interests had been excited by the
discovery of lines of neatly arranged graves which contained the
skeletons of what must have been a strange race of human beings; strange
because they had unnaturally spindly bodies and large, overdeveloped heads.
At first, it had been thought that the caves had been the home of a
hitherto unkown species of ape. But as the leader of the team - the Chinese
archeologist, Professor Chi Pu Tei - pointed out, "Who ever heard of apes
burying each other?" It was while studying the skeletons that one of the
team stumbled on a large, round stone disk, half buried in the dust
on the floor of the cave. The team gathered round the discovery, turning
it this way and that. It looked, absurdly,
like a kind of 'Stone Age Gramophone record'. There was a hole in the center
and a fine, spiral groove
radiated to the rim. Closer inspection, however, showed that
the groove was, in fact, a continous spiralling line of closely written
characters. The object was a 'record' ... in more ways then one. Only nobody
at the time
- the year was 1938 - possessed the key to its incredible message.
The disc was labeled and filed away among other finds in the area. Even those who knew of its existence knew nothing of its meaning.
Many experts tried to translate the hieroglyphs in the 20 years the disc languished in Peking. They all failed. It was not until another professor - Dr. Tsum Um Nui - broke the code and started to decipher the 'speaking grooves' that the extraordinary implications of the disc were realized. Realized, that is, only by only a select few. The outside world remained in ignorance. For the professor's conclusions on the meaning of the disc were so shattering that they were offically suppressed. The Peking Academy of Pre-History forbade him to publish his findings. Two years later, in 1965, the professor and four of his colleagues were finally given permission to reveal their theory. It appeared under the long- winded but intriguing title, "The Grooved Script concerning Space-ships which, as recorded on the Discs, landed on Earth 12,000 years ago". The 'records' - 716 of the grooved discs were later uncovered in the same caves - told an astonishing story of a 'space probe' by the inhabitants of another planet which came to grief in the Bayan-Kara-Ula mountain range. The strange, spiral script told how the peaceful intentions of the 'aliens' had been misunderstood and how many of them were hunted down and killed by members of the Ham tribe, who lived in the neighboring caves.
According to Tsum Um Nui,
one of the lines of the hieroglyphs read, "The Dropas came down from the
clouds in their aircraft. Our men, women and children hid in the
caves ten times before sunrise. When at last they understood the sign language
of the Dropas, they realized that the newcomers had peaceful intentions...".
Another section expressed 'regret' by the Ham tribe that the aliens' spaceship
had crash-landed in such a remote and inaccessible mountains and that there
had been no way to building a new one to enable Dropas to return to their
own planet. In the years since the discovery of the first disc, archeologists
and anthropologists had learned more about the isolated Bayan-Kara-Ula
area. And much of the information
seemed to corroborate the bizarre story recorded on the discs. Legend still
preserved in the area spoke of small, gaunt, yellow faced men who 'came from the clouds, long, long ago'.
The men had huge, bulging heads and puny bodies
and were so ugly and repellent that they were hounded down by local tribesmen
on horseback. Strangely, the description of the 'invaders' tallied with
the skeletons orginally discovered in the caves by Professor Chi Pu Tei.
On the walls of the caves themselves archeologists had uncovered crude
pictures of the rising Sun,
unidentifiable stars and the Earth... all joined together by lines of pea-sized
dots. Along with the discs, the cave drawings had been dated around 12,000
The cave area was still inhabited by two semi-troglodyte tribes known as the Hams and the Dropas, themselves extremely odd in appearance. The frail and stunted tribesmen averaged only about five feet in height and were neither typically Chinese nor Tibetan. "Their racial back-ground," said one expert, "is a mystery." But even with the publications of Professor Tsum Um Nui's amazing translation, the story of the 'space discs' was not over. Russian scientists asked to see the discs and several were sent to Moscow for examination. They were scraped free of rock particles which had stuck to them and then put through chemical analysis. To the suprise of the scientists, they we found to contain large amounts of cobalt and other metallic substances. That was not all. When placed on a special turntable - according to Dr. Vyatcheslav Saizev, who described the experiments in the Soviet magazine Sputnik - they vibrated or 'hummed' in an unusual rhythm as though an electric charge was passing through them. Or as one scientist suggested, "as if they formed some part of an electrical circuit." At some time, they had clearly been exposed to extraordinarily high votages.
Did the discs actually record
an abortive space mission by alien astronauts 12,000 years ago?.
For once one accepts the proposition that aliens may have already have
visited earth, then it follows that some of their space-probes must have
failed and the astronauts must have been
The Stonedisks of Baian-Kara-Ula
This report is based on the work written by Mr. J. Drendl and Mr. H. Hausdorf of the Ancient Astronaut Society. The information presented herein has been thoroughly researched but does not claim to be complete or accurate.
During an expedition to the hardly accessible mountainrange of Baian-Kara-Ula which lies on the borderland between Tibet and China, the chinese archeologist Chi Pu Tei discovered several cave burial sites which contained strange, only about 4 feet 4 inches tall skeletons, whose heads were oversized in relation to their otherwise slender frame.
In each of the total of 716
graves he found a stonedisk with a diameter of about 1 foot and a thickness
of a third of an inch. These disks were engraved with inscriptions of so
far unkown origin. Chi Pu Tei published his findings stating that the skeletons
were those of montain gorillas and that the disks were added by later cultures,
which lead to him being ridiculed by the chinese archeologist community.
1947: Dr. Karyl Robin-Evans' expedition
Shortly after World War II the polish professer Lolladoff showed a strange stonedisk to the english scientist Dr. Karyl Robin-Evans. Lolladoff claims to have bought the disk in Mussorie (Northern India) and that it is supposed to be from a mysterious people called the "Dzopa" who had used it for religious rituals.
In 1947 the Dr. Robin-Evans
made for the "mysterious land of the Dzopa", travelling through Lhasa (Tibet)
where he was granted an audience with the 14th Dalai
Lama. On the way to the very inaccessible region to the northeast of
the Himalaja, the english scientist was abandoned by his tibetian carriers
- they were terribly afraid of Baian-Kara-Ula - and only with tremendous
effort did he manage to reach his destination. After having won the faith
of the locals, Dr. Karyl Robin-Evans was assigned a language-teacher in
order to introduce him to the basics of the Dzopa-language and so he learned
from Lurgan-La, religious guardian of teh Dzopa, the history of the Dzopa.
Lurgan-La pointed out that they (Dzopa) originally came from a planet in
There had been - about 20.000 years ago and again in the year 1014 - two
exploration missions to earth. In 1014 the crash took place that lead to
the accidents survivors being unable to leave earth again.
Dr. Karyl Robin-Evans died in 1974. The above report was released in 1978.
•The Dzopa are often referred to as the Dropa. This is due to the fact that the sound of the second consonant is in between a 'Z' and an 'R'.
•As Tibet wasn't under the rule of China in 1947, Dr. Robin-Evans trip could easily be arranged.
•It is well possible that Dr. Robin-Evans was received by a "lineholder" instead of the Dalai Lama directly, a fact which could be used to verify the correctness of Dr. Robin-Evans' report.
•Dr. Robin-Evans' report dates the crash to the year 1014, all other sources however talk of a crash 12.000 years ago. This discrepancy remains unexplained so far.
•According to Lurgan-La's
history the Dzopa would appear to be direct descendants of space travelling
1968: W. Saitsew & Prof. Tsum Um Nui
In 1968 the Russian scientist W. Saitsew published a sensational paper which raised a lot of interest in the subject of extraterrestrials visiting earth in the past. Some of the information presented in his paper were based on the work which Prof. Tsum Um Nui did in 1962.
1962: Prof. Tsum Um Nui
In 1962 Prof. Tsum Um Nui managed to partially decode and translate the stonedisks and published his findings, which were so amazing that the academy of sciences in Beijing at first prohibited their public release. Prof. Tsum Um Nui's report told the story of a group of beings - called the Dropa - which had crashed their spaceship in the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains 12.000 years ago and who, after realizing their inability to leave earth again, had to put up with a rather hostile environment in order to survive. Prof. Tsum Um Nui published this report after having received permission of the academy to do so, which earned him the mockery of many an archeologist. Saddened by these events, Prof. Tsum Um Nui emmigrated toJapan, where he died in 1965.
•Tsum Um Nui appears not
to be a Chinese name but rather a phonetic conversion of a Japanese name.
•No ethnological minority with the name "Dropa" or "Dzopa" respectively is recorded in China.
1968: W.Saitsew's paper "science or phantasy"
In the borderland between Tibet and China there is the cave region of the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains. 25 years ago, remarkable finds of tablets with writing and hieroglyphics were made there. Several thousand years ago a people whose looks chinese archeologists are only vaguely familiar with, had been cutting phonograph record like stonedisks out of the hardest granite with a set of completely unkown tools. The 716 stonedisks found so far also have a hole in their center just as phonograph records do. From there, spiralling out towards the rim, are double-grooves. These grooves of course are not like sound-tracks but rather the most peculiar writing-system which has ever been found in China and possibly even the world. It took archeologists and scientists over two decades to decipher it. The contents are so fantastic that the academy of pre-history in Beijing didn't want to publish the report of the scientist Prof. Tsum Um Nui at first. Backed by four colleagues, archeologist Tsum Um Nui stated: "the groove-writing tells of aerial vehicles which, according to the stonedisks, existed 12.000 years ago". In one place it says literally: "The Dropa came down from the clouds with their airgliders. Ten times the men, women and children of the Kham hid in the caves until sunrise. Then they understood the signs and saw that the Dropa came in peace this time."
Finds of the Dropa and Kham races have been made earlier already in these mountain caves. Archeologists were and still are unable to ethnologically assign these only up to 4 ft. 4 in. tall humans. There are no similarities with the Chinese, Mongols or Ribetans. One could of course suggest that a few thousand years ago a Kham literate was playing a joke, or that it was mere superstition when he was talking about aircrafts. But then, what does one do about the statement, all sensations excluded, reported in other groove-hieroglyphics of a great mourning about the own airfleet's destruction during landing in the very inaccessible mountains and the lack of means to rebuild it.
The hieroglyphics of Baian-Kara-Ula appear to be so mysterious to the Chinese archeology that only very careful scientific use has been made of them. On one occasion a sensational discovery had been made. The disks contain a lot of cobalt and other metals. When testing a disk with an oscillograph a surprising oscillation rhythm was discovered, just as if the disks with their groove-writing had once been charged or had functioned as electrical conductors. Nobody can tell what's behind these 12.000 year old stonedisks. Assumptions would be too risky and not objective enough. But one is reminded of the ancient chinese tale of the small and slender yellow people who came from the clouds and were shunned by everyone due to their ugliness - large, wide heads and very slender bodies - and hunted by the "men with the quick horses" (Mongols?). In fact there had been finds of grave- and skeleton remains in the caves from 12.000 years ago and it's also a fact that these finds, classified as remains of the Dropa and Kham race, carried the signs of a small body frame and very large heads. The very first archeological reports tell of an extinct mountain gorilla species. But has anyone heard of ordered monkey-graves and writing-tablets? In 1940 the archeologist Chi Pu Tei was widely mocked at for making such a claim. But Chi Pu Tei defended himself by declaring that the stonedisks had been added to the caves by later cultures.
This is all rather confusing, but it does not change anything about the hieroglyph-mystery of Baian-Kara-Ula, which gets even more complicated by the fact that the cave walls show carved pictures of the writing tablets, in several places the rising sun, the moon and stars in between whole swarms of pea-sized dots that are descending towards the mountains and the earth in graceful curves.
The above text is a translation
of the original paper written by W. Saitsew and has not been altered in
1995: Ethnological evidence?
In 1995 there has been a remarkable news report from China: In the province of Sichuan, which lies on the eastern border of the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains, 120 people of a previously ethnologically unclassified tribe have been discovered. The most important aspect of this new tribe is the size of its people: No taller than 3 ft. 10 in., the smallest adult measuring only 2 ft. 1 in.!
This discovery might be the first hard evidence
on the existance of the Dropa/Dzopa - a people whose predecessors are said
to have come from outerspace.