1938, in a nearly inaccessible mountainous region on the borders of
China and Tibet a remarkable and perplexing set of discoveries were made
that still mystify scholars and scientists today.
In a group of secluded caves, ancient burials were discovered that
contained strange humanoid skeletons only four and a half feet tall.
In addition to their unusual stature, the skulls of these skeletons were
considerably oversized in relation to their slight frames.
The caves themselves were quite unusual in
that they appeared to have been carved artificially into a series of
tunnels and underground chambers. The walls of the caves are said
to be squared and glazed like glass; as if cut into the rock using
extreme heat. The walls were also carved with relief pictures of the
moon and the stars, and an image of the rising sun cresting over
The carvings also consisted of a series of dots connecting the earth
with the stars. The caves were determined to be about 12,000 years old.
The caves and the bodies buried within, were discovered by a Chinese professor of archaeology at Beijing University, named Chi Pu Tei
and his students. In all, they found
716 graves containing the strange diminutive skeletons. Adding to
the mystery, in each of the graves they found a curious stone disk. Each disk
measures about one foot in diameter (30 cm) and a third of an inch thick
(6 mm) with a
round 20 mm hole in the center of the stone much like a modern phonograph record
or computer disk platter.
The disks are engraved with microscopic inscriptions (or hieroglyphics) of an
unknown origin, that sit within two fine grooves that spiral inward from
the outer edge of each disk to its center. The disks are
carved with a very high level of precision from the hardest of granite. It is
difficult to imagine that they could have possibly been carved with
ancient tools. Attempts by Chi Pu Tei and his students to decipher the inscriptions or
of determining the purpose of the stones proved fruitless.
Lacking any relevant historical clues as to which culture could have
possibly created the stone disks or any comparative species to identify
the skeletons against; Chi Pu Tei's students took a risk and made some rather bold
assumptions. They proposed that
the skeletons were those of an unknown species of mountain gorilla and that the
stones were obviously added by later cultures in some form of reverence. Chi Pu Tei
was amused by the theory and quipped, "who ever heard of apes burying
each other? Regardless of the results of Chi Pu Tei's research he
was forbidden from publishing his findings by the Chinese government.
Over the years many of the disks quietly disappeared into the black
market and private collections, with a majority of them ending up in the
The mystery of the Dropa Stones
and the puzzling identity of the skeletons starts to get much more
interesting in the years following the end of World War II.
In the late 1940ís a Polish University professor showed one of the
strange stone disks from his private collection to Dr. Karyl Robin-Evans,
a British Scientist. The professor said that he had purchased the disk
in Northern India, and that it came from an esoteric group of peoples known as the Dzopa.
The Dzopa, as he had been told, used the stone in conducting some form
of religious or magical ritual.
Dr. Karyl Robin-Evans was quite intrigued and set out for the land of the Dzopa. In Tibet he reportedly gained audience with the 14th Dali Lama.
Through that meeting the British scientist was able to develop a
number of important relationships and gain the trust of the Tibetans.
This enabled him to put together an
expeditionary team and convince them to lead him into the land of the Dzopa. Getting them to guide him into
the Bayan-Kara-Ula region however, proved to quite challenging. His Tibetan porters,
affected by local legend, were very fearful of the remote area and of the
mysterious Dzopa people.
Abandoned by most of his porters, the Dr. and a very small contingent
finally achieved his quest. Discovering that a race of diminutive
but primitive people calling themselves Dzopa did indeed exist in the
mountainous region, his biggest challenge proved to be communication.
Over several months, he eventually learned enough of the Dzopa language
to begin meaningful dialogue. With added help from the Dzopa
shamans, he was told a very strange tale.
The lore of the Dzopa states that they
come from a place (a planet) in the Sirius system. It also states that
20,000 years ago an exploration mission was sent to earth and that a
second expedition was sent to earth 8,000 years later. During the
second expedition an accident occurred that destroyed their
flying craft and the survivors were stranded, unable to ever leave the earth
Note: Over time the Dzopa name has been referred to as Dropa.
This is likely due to the sound of the second consonant is between a Z
and an R. Dropa seems to be the popularized version.
In 1962 another Chinese scientist skilled in linguistics, a Professor
now known as Tsum Um Nui succeeded in
partially deciphering the hieroglyphics on the stone disks and in
translating their meaning. His published findings literally stunned The
Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
His work was viewed as incredibly controversial and likely to greatly
upset the status quo of conventional thinking. The initial
reaction of the Academy was to prohibit the public release of his papers. With his
research papers locked away for four years, and numerous appeals by the
professor, he finally received the permission of The Academy of Sciences
Beijing, to publish his report. Unfortunately the Academy was correct in
assessing its impact. Professor Tsum Um Nui was the target of
mockery by many of the less progressive archeologist around the world. Saddened by this
perspective on his findings and implications against his credibility,
Professor Tsum Um Nui immigrated to Japan, where he also adopted the
Japanese name of Tsum Um Nui. The professor died in 1965, a broken
Professor Tsum Um Nui's research papers told the story of a group of
beings called the Dzopa (Dropa). These beings were visitors to earth
which, through an unfortunate accident, crashed their starship in the Bayan-Kara-Ula mountains nearly12,000 years ago. Those who had survived
the crash were stranded here on earth and lived out their days within
their protected colony. The Bayan-Kara-Ula region proved to be a
significantly hostile environment for the Dzopa. The severe
extremes of the mountains were but part of their challenge. As the
stones recounted, attacks from the local peoples (humans), killed many
of the surviving Dzopa despite their peaceful intentions.
Also in 1965 Professor Chi Pu Tei
re-emerged in the Dropa mystery and he and four
of his colleges were finally given permission to publish their findings.
The work was published under the (translated) title: "The Grooved
Script Concerning Space-ships Which, as Recorded on the Disks, Landed on
Earth 12,000 Years Ago."
In this document, the Chinese scientists offer
that the 716 grooved disks recovered from the caves tell a consistent
and still astonishing
story. It is a story of a space probe sent by the inhabitants of a
planet in the Sirius system. After crash landing in the Bayan-Kara-Ula
mountain range, the scripts say, that the peaceful intentions
of the aliens were confused by the local tribes, who very likely out of fear,
hunted down and killed the extraterrestrials without reservation.
Dr. Von Zuko 2007©
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Further Dropa Stones Research
The Russian Research:
In the early 1970's Russian scientists filed a request with
the Chinese government to examine the stones and several were sent to
Moscow. Under examination the Russian scientists were very
surprised to discover that the disks contain high levels of cobalt (a
ferromagnetic element) and other metals.
These materials are consistent with those
found in iron core meteorites.
One scientist, Dr. Vyatcheslav Saizev,
discovered that placing the disks on a special turn table causes them to
vibrate and emit strange rhythmic tones. The overall audible effect is as
though an electric charge is passing through the disks even though no
The scientists believe that at one time the
disks were exposed to extraordinarily high voltages and subjected to extreme
The inscriptions, in their assessment,
read out like the Roman numerals of all the prime numbers! They
seem like ancient computer disks, similar in many ways to the computer disks we have
The Russian scientists felt that if only
they could figure out how to electronically read these ancient disks,
and on what type of device to read them with, the information uncovered
would likely be staggering.
Additional Food for Thought:
1.) No photos are known to exist of the
Dzopa Caves or of the carvings said to be on the cave walls.
Photography was certainly around in 1938.
course photos could have been confiscated and suppressed by the Chinese
2.) No photos are know to exist of the
skeletons found in the caves.
The current location
of any of the bones is unknown as well.
From description however, they would seem
to bare a resemblance to the generally reported description of the
aliens referred to as 'Grays' by people who claim encounters.
Additionally, the Chinese Government does
acknowledge a community of dwarfish people currently living in the Bayan-Kara-Ula
region. These people however have no exposure to technology and
literally live in Medieval style existence.
3.) No photos of the actual Dropa Stones
have surfaced, not even of the stones allegedly sent to Russia.
4.) The Dropa Stones held by the Chinese are
said to number in the hundreds, yet they have never been displayed to
We all know that for centuries China has
persisted as a very closed and secretive society. We also know
that the same type of hard line policies governing the suppression of
information had been practiced by the ex Soviet Union.
Those policies of suppression leave us with many open and unanswered
questions relative to the mysteries of the Dropa or Dzopa Stones.
What does that really suggest in regard to the validity of the
A Strange Tibetan Artifact
very strange artifact from China's Neolithic period (7,000 to 8,000
years ago). This relic is carved from a form of gold and black jade.
The creature has somewhat of a humanistic appearance, yet more like an
elf, or an alien as one archaeologist pointed out.
The unidentified being is holding a bundle or an offering that looks
like a large larvae. Several such Neolithic artifacts similar to this one have been found in the Tibetan mountains yet no
explanation or spiritual explanations have been offered. When this
artifact was offered for sale it was described as a Jade God from
Authenticity validated by Lithic and chemical analysis techniques.