A Chinese Bi Disk, very similar in appearance to the Dropa Stones. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.
The Dropa Stones were stone discs with hieroglyphics etched on to them found in China and estimated to be about 12,000 years old. The archeologist who found them claims they speak about an alien race that has been living in China for centuries. Were they just a hoax or is there something more to this story?
Discovery of the Dropa Stones
Tibets Bayan Har Mountains where it is claimed the Dropa Stones were found. Photo credit: Mysterious Tibet.
Some stories online claim that the Dropa stones were during an expedition by Beijing University’s archaeological team headed by Professor Chi Pu Tei.
The team was said to be working in the remote Bayan-Kara-Ula area in the Himalayas and came across a set of caves that had been tunneled into the mountains.
Inside the caves the team found the remains of several small skeletons that appeared to be adult. They were said to be about 4 feet in height with skulls that seemed too large in proportion with the rest of the bodies.
Also found inside the caves were hundreds of stone discs now dubbed The Dropa Stones. They were described as being about one foot in diameter. Each stone had a double spiral engraved pattern originating from the center. They were claimed to have tiny hieroglyphics etched in to them, so faded and small that you needed a magnifying glass to read some of them.
The caves were said to be decorated with drawings of stars, constellations, the sun and the moon.
Upon returning to Beijing Professor Chi Pu Tei published his findings only to be met with ridicule from his peers.
Tsum Um Nui and the Dropa Stones
After Professor Chi Pu Tei gave up on his investigations of the Dropa Stones the reigns of the investigation were taken up by Doctor Tsum Um Nui.
Tsum Um Nui gathered as many as 716 stones from the mountains for further study. He claimed that he had been able to decipher the hieroglyphs on the stones.
He concluded that the stones told the story of a space craft that had crash landed in the Bayan Har Mountains driven by the Dropa, an alien race.
The Dropa were unable to repair their ship and had to become accustomed to life on Earth. The stones also claimed that the Dropa were hunted down and killed by the Han Chinese.
Tsum Um Nui is said to have published his findings in an academic journal in 1962 only to be met with ridicule like his predecessor. He was said to have moved to Japan in a self imposed exile and died shortly afterwards.
The Drupa Stones in Russia
Russian scientists heard about the Dropa Stones and organised for some to be sent to Russia to be studied.
This research concluded that the stones contained a high concentration of cobalt and other unidentified metals. They also detected an oscillation coming from the stones and if they were placed on a turntable it seemed that an electrical current was passing through them.
Are the Dropa Stones a Hoax?
Despite making for a great story it does seem that the Dropa stones may be made up. No record of them has ever been found in any museums across the world. None of the names mentioned in the story have been able to be verified as being real people who have ever existed.
A few elements of the story do seem to be based in reality however.
The Dropa or Dropa are a real human tribe originating from Tibet. They are of normal size and stature.
The Dropa Stones bare resemblance to the Chinese Bi Stones. Bi are ancient Chinese discs carved from Jade containing text and imagery, usually relating to the sky. The discs are very similar in appearance to the Dropa Stones.
Do you think this was all a hoax or there’s some grand conspiracy to erase it from the history books? Let us know in the comments!
The Blue Man of Studham Common
An artist’s interpretation of the Blue Man of Studham Common. Image: NEN Gallery
Many think that over 50 years ago, aliens came to Studham, a peaceful village near Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK. This belief was sparked by a strange story told by six young boys in January 1967, who said they saw something very unusual.
Six Boys and the Blue Man of Studham
Studham Common, where the boys saw the strange blue man. Was it an alien?
The event occurred on January 28, 1967, around 1:45 p.m., right after lunch. It took place near the Whipsnade Park Zoo, at Studham Common in Bedfordshire, U.K. Five, six, or seven boys, all 10 and 11 years old – Alex Butler, Tony Banks, Terry Cahill, Colin Lonsdale, David Inglis – were involved. They were playing before school started again at 2:00 p.m. at Studham Lower School.
The sky was clear even though it had been raining earlier. The boys were near a footpath leading to a low valley called Dell. This area, full of bushes and trees next to Studham Common, was a great place for them to play hide-and-seek.
The boys were playing and having fun at Studham Common when suddenly a blue lightning bolt appeared nearby. A 10-year-old boy noticed a small blue figure standing about 20 yards away, next to some bushes.
The figure was said to be around three feet tall, and it had a hat or helmet that was about two feet tall. The hat looked like a bowler hat without a brim, with a rounded top. The figure’s body was a shiny dark blue-grey color, which made it hard to see the figure’s shape and details clearly. It had a large black belt that was hanging down, with a black box about 6 square inches in size attached at the front.
The figure’s face had two round eyes and a flat, triangular shape where the nose should be. It had a split blue or blueish beard, with the two parts running down each side of the chest. There seemed to be a line or edge of hair or something similar at the top of the helmet, just above the eyes. The figure’s arms were short and stayed by its sides without moving. Its legs and feet were barely visible.
When they tried to approach the figure, he vanished as if he disappeared into smoke. Interestingly, they spotted him again, standing another 20 yards away. Each time they tried to get closer, he disappeared and reappeared further away. Eventually, the boys decided to hide and watch him from behind the bushes.
The Flying Saucer Review, a publication that spoke to the children, said they started hearing voices that seemed like unintelligible chatter from somewhere near them in the bushes. The boys felt like the blue figure was communicating with others, even though he didn’t move.
This made them cautious, so they didn’t rush towards the figure anymore. They continued to watch from a distance until they saw him standing still in the same spot for the fourth and last time.
The boys ran to their classroom and told their teacher about it, who didn’t believe them, but the local media and people who believe in UFOs took it seriously.
Apparently, all the different stories about this event were gathered in a book titled The Little Blue Man On Studham Common, but we have not been able to track this down.
Possible Explanations for the Blue Man of Studham Common
Drone footage of Studham Common, where the strange blue man was reportedly seen.
Some have suggested that the story is probably a hoax, made up by the school boys to get attention. The boys involved however have never wavered from their stories.
If the story is not just a hoax perpetrated by the school boys perhaps it truly was an encounter with something extraterrestrial or paranormal. Many alien abductees report missing time or having memories that don’t make sense, like they were planted. Perhaps the “blue man” was a memory planted in all of the boys’ minds to cover up something more sinister.
What do you think really happened at Studham Common? Tell us your theories in the comments.
The Green Whale of Bantam Lake
Picturesque Bantam Lake where the Green Whale UFO was spotted in 2012. Image: Wikipedia
Before dawn on April 10, 2012, a motorist and a state trooper ten miles apart reported witnessing a colossal, neon-green object plunging from the sky into Bantam Lake, Connecticut.
Sightings of the “Green Whale”
A map of the location of Bantam Lake in Connecticut
The Republican American newspaper first reported the story on a Thursday morning. They said a driver in Litchfield saw a green, glowing object as big as a whale fall from the sky into Bantam Lake around 2 a.m. on the previous Tuesday. At the same time, a police officer about 10 miles away in Warren told the police station he saw something fall from the sky near Bantam or Morris.
Firefighters from Morris went up and down the lake in a boat to see if a plane had crashed, but they didn’t find anything. The search was stopped, and the mystery was not solved.
People living in the area found the story interesting, and some businesses tried to use the story to attract customers. But some people wanted to know what really happened.
Robert LaBonne, who used to be the president of the Bantam Lake Protective Association, wrote an email to two local politicians, State Sen. Andrew Roraback and State Rep. Craig Miner. He told them he was getting emails from people as far away as Florida asking what was being done to figure out the mystery.
Bob Leigh, called The Litchfield County Times one late Thursday afternoon. He said that he and two of his friends saw the same thing at the same place about two years ago, around the same time.
Mr. Leigh said that the whole sky turned into a strange green light and then it was gone.
Leigh and his friends looked at each other and wondered what that thing was. He said it came from the sky like a green blob.
A new report covering the story of the Green Whale of Bantam Lake
Possible Mundane Explanations for the Green Whale
It is not known for sure what exactly fell from the sky on that fateful April monring and so far there have been no searches conducted in the lake.
Brian Koberlein, a space scientist and writer, told CT Insider that meteoroids and asteroids can look green when they burn up in our atmosphere because of the iron-nickel in them. He thinks a meteor might be responsible for what was seen.
He said that it’s hard to tell where something is and how big it is in the night sky. For example, the moon looks really big when it’s low in the sky, but it’s always the same size. The same thing can happen with meteors.
They might look big, bright, and close to the ground, but they’re usually higher up and just look like they’re near the horizon. Since this event happened during a meteor shower, and green meteors are not unusual, he thinks it was probably a meteor.
Have you ever seen anything like the Green Whale of Bantam Lake? Tell us about it in the comments.
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