by Hartwig Hausdorf
From Fate Magazine - August 1998



I was informed by sources that the Defense Intelligence Agency or DIA has an entire Top Secret/Codeword file on this "Chinese Roswell" case with autopsy results: And, the ancient dates of the "Chinese Roswell" et case fit what's written in the The Yellow Book. In 1938, Chinese archaeologists discover strange stone disks in a remote mountain cave.


What the Stones Reveal?


The Dropa disks tell the story of a space probe from a distant planet that crash-landed in the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of the Himalayas 12,000 years ago. The occupants of the spacecraft - the Dropa - found refuge in the caves of the mountains. Despite their peaceful intentions, the Dropa were misunderstood by members of the Ham tribe who were occupying neighboring caves and who hunted down the aliens and even killed some of them. A translation of one of the passages says:

"The Dropa 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 Dropa, they realized that the newcomers had peaceful intentions...."

The stones go on to say how the Dropa were unable to repair their disabled spacecraft and could not return to their home planet, and so were stranded on Earth. If that's true, have their descendents survived?

Hartwig Hausdorf writes....:

"for 35 years, a story has circulated about an alleged UFO crash that happened some 12,000 years ago in a remote mountain area in China. When I first heard of this, I took it to be science fiction. But new developments in this story have made it worth another look".

It begins at the turn of the years 1937 and 1938, when an expedition led by archeologist Chi Pu-Tei came across the pathless Bayan-Kara-Ula mountains in the modern-day Chinese province of Qinghai. The group discovered some caves in which numerous strange-looking skeletons were entombed. All of the skeletons had abnormally big heads and small, thin, fragile bodies.

There were no epitaphs at the graves, but the explorers did find 716 stone discs with bizarre hieroglyphs on them. From a hole in the center of each disc, a groove spiraled out to the rim. The archeologists had no idea what kind of information was encoded in the hieroglyphs.

Not until the early 1960s did Beijing Academy of Sciences professor Tsum Um Nui succeed in translating a few passages of the inscriptions on the stone discs. But upon completing his report, the scientist ran into a problem: The Academy banned the publication of his work. This is not surprising when one considers the unusual conclusions that Tsum Um Nui and four assistants drew. They were certain that the hieroglyphs on the stone discs told of the crash of an alien spacecraft in the mountains 12,000 years ago!

After an extended quarrel, the professor obtained permission to publish his report. He introduced amazed readers to the story of alien beings called the Dropa, who had crashed in the Bayan-Kara-Ula Mountains after a long space flight. A great number of these beings died, and the survivors could not repair their ship, said Tsum Um Nui. Of course, the scientific establishment considered the story to be nonsense, and Tsum Um Nui was derided as a fool.

What skeptics ignored was that in the Qinghai province, ancient traditions told of small, skinny, ugly beings, with big, clumsy heads and weak extremities, who came down from the sky long ago. Locals have always been afraid of the strange-looking invaders from the clouds.

Shortly after publishing his report, Tsum Um Nui emigrated to Japan. Embittered by the reactions of other scientists, he died shortly after he completed a final manuscript about the stone-disc mystery. My book "Satelliten der Goetter" (Satellites of the Gods) was published in Japan in 1996, and I hope the book's Japanese readers may be able to provide new information on Tsum Um Nui and his fate. Where was he buried?. What library contains his report on the translation of the hieroglyphs on the stone plates?


Disappearing Evidence


Nobody knows what became of the 716 discs. Their existence was last documented in 1974, when Austrian engineer Ernest Wegerer came across two of the discs in Banpo Museum in Xi'an. The discs matched the descriptions from Tsum Um Nui's 1962 report. Wegerer could even recognize hieroglyphs in the disc's spiral grooves, but by this time they were partly crumbled away. Knowing the artifacts' background, Wegerer asked the former manager of the Banpo Museum for more details on the objects. Surprisingly, the woman could tell stories about all the other clay artifacts there, but all she could say of the stone discs was that they were unimportant "cult objects." This is also how they were labeled in the museum showcase.

Nevertheless, the Austrian was allowed to hold one of the discs and take the only known photographs of both of them. Wegerer estimated them to weigh two pounds each and to measure a foot in diameter. They both featured the strange hieroglyphs and a hole in the center. Regrettably, the spiral grooves cannot be seen in the photographs, partly because they had crumbled away and also because Wegerer used a Polaroid camera with an integrated flash.

This was more or less the status of the research when "Satellites of the Gods" co-author Peter Krassa and I tried to pick up the trail of this mystery of the century. It would not be easy. China had suffered through its Proletarian Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976. Many people lost their lives, and innumerable precious objects fell victim to the unrest. During this time, many artifacts were taken from Beijing into the provinces.

In March 1994, Prof. Wang Zhijun, director of the Banpo Museum, welcomed Krassa and me for a discussion of the stone discs. At first, he seemed unwilling to give details, but soon he revealed that the manager of the museum had been called away from her job just a few days after Wegerer had visited the museum in 1974. Both the woman and the discs had disappeared without a trace.

I had the distinct feeling that Wang Zhijun was uncomfortable during our inquiry. When asked for the artifacts' present location, he told us:

"The stone discs you have mentioned do not exist, but being extraneous elements in this museum for pottery ware, they have been dislocated".

Isn't it fascinating to witness such a U-turn in one sentence?

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