Ancient Discoveries ?
From: Rick Sedona
SKYWATCH Regional Director
Southern Calif. - San Diego
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, the Moon, 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 years old.
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 trans- lation, 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 electic 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
astro- nauts 12,000 years ago? Nearly all the leading 'space speculators'
- theorists like Erich von Daniken and Peter Kolosimo - believe
so. 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