Originally posted by Marduk
yeah how convenient was that
He supposedly took a pic of it at the time but since he was reconnaisance, the film roll was mostly of classified sites other than the pyramid. so
it, and the rest of the images on the roll, were filed and marked (not sure if it was top or just secret, but definitely classified). not sure if
the original image was ever released. the old images shown today, are from someone else who went there in the 50's, i believe. that image is of a
different one, i do believe.
for example, the WWII pilot said that it was
-at least 1000 ft tall. that's an unheard of height for pyramidal structures of any kind.
-for it not to be re-discovered frequently enough to really fuel the history of it, would suggest, if it is real, that it would be tucked away on a
valley that is surrounded (as the pilot states) by mountains that rise over 1000 ft from the valley floor (so the pyramid would not be visible from
the areas like xian.
-it would have to be away from rivers and roads that wind through the mountains south of xian, in an out of the way location.
-because the pilot was flying between xian and assam, it would have to be somewhere on a trajectory between those two locations.
-because the area had no truly flat locations available to land his plane, it would have to be in an area where the valley is only temporarily flat
(on which the pyramid would be resting). this means a pretty narrow valley, with otherwise rough terrain.
-he said it was white, and either metal or stone, and had a capstone that was made from what looked to be a precious gem. he doesn't describe it in
the available quote, so what kind of precious gem is a mystery.
- he described it as being at least 40 miles south west of xian. the only mountain ranges with narrow valleys south of xian are about that far away.
the other information that makes me think it might be still officially undiscovered is that the chinese government didn't really think of the
available pyramids as pyramids o begin with. yet, all such buildings in other places in the world have been generally referred to as pyramids or
pyramidal. not because they are all technically, pyramids, in the traditional sense of the word, but because the concepts are similar enough and far
enough back in the ancient past to quantify them as of similar origin.
china is trying to distance itself from its ancient past, as it has a huge religiously traditional population in some areas, and that's a big enough
social battle as it is. incorporating things like massive white pyramids capped with huge gemstones, and who knows what else, would fuel a firestorm
of controversy in the traditionally religious. i don't think the chinese government wants that additional burden. they've acquiesed to the burial
tomb pyramids and approached them as historical monuments, but imagine what would happen if they revealed something along the same lines and scope as
the great pyramid of egypt (which we all know is a source of more religious conjecture and controvery than probably any other building on the planet).