n 1937, Chi Pu Tei, a professor of archeology at Beijing University, led an archeological survey of a
series of interlinking caves. In a report he noted that the "caves" may have been artificially carved,
and were more like a complex system of tunnels and underground storerooms. The walls were
squared and glazed, as if cut into the mountain with a source of extreme heat. Inside the caves were
several ancient, but neatly arranged burial sites, and in them the skeletal remains of people about 4
feet 4 inches tall, with 'oversized' heads in relation to our otherwise 'slender' frame.
On the walls of this cave were found carved pictograms of the sun, moon, stars and Earth with lines of
dots connecting them.
Also discovered were 716 stone 'disks" described as "obviously fashioned by the hand of an intelligent
creature", ranging in size from 8" to 12" inches (20.38 cm - 30.48 cm) in diameter and 3/4th of an inch
thick (1.9 cm). In the exact center was a perfectly round, 3/4" hole, and etched in its face was a very
fine groove spiraling out from the center of the rim and then back again, forming a double groove.
They were dated to be between 10,000 and 12,000 years BC old, older by far than the pyramids of
Egypt. Stranger still was that upon closer inspection the 'spiral" was not a decorative cut at all, but an
almost microscopic, continuous line of what appeared to be writing.
No one was able to decode this writing until 1962 when Prof. Tsum Um Nu was able to figure some
sections out. The message was said to be so Earth shattering that the Prehistory Department of the
Beijing Academy prohibited its translation to be published. According to the partial translation, the
Dzopa were beings from another planet who crashed in the Baian Kara Ual mountains 12,000 years
ago and tried to peacefully adapt to life on Earth. Because they looked so different and didn't belong
in the area, the local Ham tribe hunted most of them down and killed them. Some managed to
survive by hiding in the caves in the area. Professor Nu published his findings and was a laughing
stock among archeologists.
Russian scientists became interested in the disks and the Chinese obligingly sent several of the 716
disks to Moscow. Rather than try to verify Professor Tsum Um Nui's translation of the script, they did a
chemical analysis of the disks, which found that they contained large amounts of cobalt, which is
mined in the Bayan Kara Ula area. Saitsev also said that the Russian scientists, noting the similarity of
the disks to long-playing phonograph records, placed one on a special "turntable" and "played" it. He
claimed that the disk emitted a strange "hum", supposedly as though it contained "electrical
circuitry" or had "once been exposed to very high voltage."
In 1974, an Austrian engineer named Ernst Wegener came upon two of the disks in the Banpo
Museum in Xian. The museum director could tell him nothing about the disks, which had begun to
deteriorate, but she allowed him to touch one and photograph them. The photo here is one of them.
In 1994, when Hartwig Hausdorf was in China, he asked about the stone and told him they were 'missing'
In 1995 China released the following news report: "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.
(\116 cm)., the smallest adult measuring only 2 ft. 1 in. (63.5 cm). This discovery might be the first hard
evidence on the existence of the Dropa/Dzopa - a people whose predecessors are said to have come from
Still today, the isolated area is inhabited by two tribes of people who, in fact, call themselves the Dropa and
the Han. Anthropologists have been unable to categorize either tribe into any other known race; they are
neither Chinese nor Tibetan. Both tribes are of pygmy stature, and body weights of 38 to 52 pounds (14-19 kg).
They are yellow-skinned with thin bodies and disproportionately large heads, corresponding to the skeletal
remains found in the caves in 1938. They have sparse hair on their bodies and have large eyes that are not
Asian in aspect, but have striking pale blue irises."