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Dropa Stones



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!

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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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Goblins in Kentucky? The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter




A drawing of the Kentucky Goblins provided to Project Bluebook. Image: ATI

The Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter was a close encounter with extraterrestrial beings in 1955 near the communities of Kelly and Hopkinsville in Kentucky. UFOlogists regard it as one of the most significant and well-documented cases in the history of UFO incidents.

The Kelly-Hopkinsville Goblins

On August 21, 1955, while visiting his friend Elmer “Lucky” Sutton at a farmhouse in the small town of Kelly, Billy Ray Taylor from Pennsylvania went outside to get water from the well. Suddenly, he noticed something flying across the sky that was very bright and had colorful exhaust. Filled with panic, he quickly ran back inside and informed everyone, including his wife and the Sutton family, that he had just seen a UFO.

Taylor also mentioned that he didn’t hear any loud noise like an explosion, but there was a hissing sound when the object landed somewhere near the back of the farmhouse. However, nobody took Taylor’s claim seriously until they heard the dogs barking, indicating that someone or something was approaching the house.

The intruders had large, round heads and long arms with claws that almost reached the ground. Every aspect of their appearance appeared to shimmer and emit a glow in the darkness.

Their eyes emitted a yellowish light, and their bodies glistened as if they were composed of silver metal.

The groupgathered at the Sutton farmhouse were determined not to surrender without a struggle. Sutton and Taylor quickly armed themselves with guns. When one of the creatures approached the window and pressed its face against it, they immediately began shooting at it.

Later that evening, a group of five adults and seven children rushed to the Hopkinsville police station in a state of fear and desperation. One of them managed to utter, “We require assistance. We’ve been battling them for almost four hours.”

The group claimed that they had been fending off the otherworldly invaders for nearly four hours using gunfire. Sutton and Taylor recounted shooting at around “twelve to fifteen” short, dark figures that kept appearing at the door and peering through windows.

UFOlogist Jerome Clark describes the creatures as floating through the trees and the sound of bullets hitting them resembling bullets hitting a metal bucket. He also mentions an unusual glowing patch and a mysterious green light.

Thinking they were dealing with a gunfight between locals, authorities swiftly responded to the scene. Four city police officers, five state troopers, three deputy sheriffs, and four military police officers from the nearby United States Army Fort Campbell rushed to the Sutton farmhouse in Christian County, near the town of Kelly.

Despite an extensive search, they found no trace of the alleged extraterrestrial beings, except for bullet holes in the window and door screens caused by the residents’ gunfire.

The farmhouse was occupied by Glennie Lankford, her children Lonnie, Charlton, and Mary, as well as Elmer “Lucky” Sutton, John Charley “J.C.” Sutton, their wives Vera and Alene, Alene’s brother O.P. Baker, and Billy Ray Taylor with his wife June.

Reportedly, the Taylors, “Lucky,” and Vera Sutton were transient carnival workers who happened to be visiting the farmhouse. The following day, neighbors informed the officers that the families had hastily departed after claiming that “the creatures had returned around 3:30 in the morning.”

Possible Mundane Explanations

A documentary about the Kelly-Hopkinsville Goblin encounter by Fire of Learning

Psychologists Rodney Schmaltz and Scott Lilienfeld use the incident as an example of pseudoscience to teach critical thinking. They suggest that alcohol may have influenced the sighting, despite claims of no drinking.

Skeptic Joe Nickell proposes that the family mistook nocturnal owls for aliens, noting their aggressive behavior and resemblance to reported creatures. Author Brian Dunning highlights the similarities between the owl’s height and the reported size of the beings.

According to French UFOlogist Renaud Leclet, the simplest explanation for the case is that the residents mistook great horned owls for the creatures.

Investigations by police, nearby Air Force officers, and civilian UFOlogists found no evidence of a hoax, although there are discrepancies regarding the involvement of Air Force investigators.

Some UFOlogists compared the creatures to gremlins, leading to their popular nickname, the “Hopkinsville Goblins.” UFOlogist Allan Hendry noted the case’s significance due to its duration and the number of witnesses involved, while Project Blue Book labeled it as a hoax without further comment.

Kentucky Goblins and the ‘Little Green Men’

The encounter with the goblins in Kelly-Hopkinsville led to the popularization of the term “little green men.” Before this sighting, beings in flying saucers were simply referred to as “little men,” while “little green men” was mainly used in science fiction stories.

After the alleged sighting, local reporters began describing the creatures as “little green men,” and the phrase quickly spread through newspapers, radio, and translations into other languages.

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