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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
As the German scientist Hartwig Hausdorf and colleague Peter Krassa, visited China and the Banpo museum in Xian in 1994, they were told that the Director's superiors had ordered the disks destroyed and that officially they do not recognise their existence.
Originally posted by imbalanced
From what I have looked at so far, all seems to be truthful. But I am not able to find the current location of these stones or detailed pictures. If this was true then I beleive there would be much much more information on the matter. It would blow the top off anything.
Originally posted by Jeremiah25
Yeah, good luck finding really detailed recent information on the Dropa Stones. I tried to find Dr Tsum Um Nui's paper, but had no luck.
I know other people who have had difficulties in obtaining really solid, recent information on the Stones as well. You can search if you want, but you'll probably have Buckley's chance of finding anything genuinely useful in determining their authenticity.
I am assuming that the Stones are currently held at Beijing University, but perhaps somebody knows different.
I would be very surprised if the stones had been ordered destroyed. I have studied and practiced archaeology and there is no way that artefacts would ever be destroyed, regardless of their supposed controversy, at least by the reputable archaeologists I have met.
[edit on 5/9/05 by Jeremiah25]
The earliest source for the story is in a magazine known as Russian Digest, dating from 1960. Intriguingly, this contained the story before the alleged date of Tsum Um Nui’s translation of the disks. Worse, Russian Digest is a sensationalistic magazine similar to Britain’s Daily Sport and the USA’s National Enquirer. The only other sources—a Belgian UFO magazine, a German vegetarian magazine and a Russian science-fiction magazine—simply repeat the original 1960 story, with no additional information.
Worse, none of the names given in the accounts belongs to anyone who can be shown to have been involved archaeology or linguistics. Tsum Um Nui does not even appear to be a genuine Chinese name! The photos attributed to the otherwise unknown Wegener appear to be genuine, but they merely show stone disks with a hole in the centre and double spirals that are known in Chinese archaeology as part of ancient snake cults.
Originally posted by Byrd
If you'd searched the site, you'd have come up with our most recent threads. They are, indeed, fakes and the perpetrator was Eric Von Daniken:
One of many hoaxes/disinformation bits he created for his books (other things including showing only PART of an artifact to give the impression he wanted supported.)
[edit on 6-9-2005 by Byrd]