The Baigong Pipes
Discovered on the banks of a salt lake in the largely inaccessible and uninhabitable area of Qinghai, China the mysterious ‘Baigong Pipes’ are
truly one of the great geological anomalies and OOPART discoveries in recent history. This ancient, other-worldly piping system is located in and
around Mt Baigong, which itself is incongruously topped by a 60 meter ‘iron’ pyramid.
The largest example of the clearly engineered pipes can be found in one -- of three -- of what resemble ‘dug out’ caverns. The one that is still
accessible has a 40 cm half-pipe that runs at an angle from the ceiling of the cave, tilting all the way to the back. Another pipe of the same
dimensions is buried in the cave floor with only its opening revealed.
Dozens more of these iron pipe openings are located above the caves entrances.
The pipes themselves not only run in and around Mt. Baigong, as well as into the salt lake, but many smaller ones are scattered on the lakes shore in
an east-west pattern; all of them perfectly round with some measuring as narrow as a toothpick
. More remarkably none
of them is blocked
or congested by sand.
Why that is… is a geological mystery.
The site was first found in 1998 by a group of U.S. scientists who were in search of fossilized dinosaur remains. They estimated the date of the
pipes at 300,000 years old. The find was reported to the Chinese government and subsequent studies have been quietly conducted, actual tests have
now shown the pipe-network dates to precisely the time Huang-Di is said to have emerged from them ‘belly of a dragon’, 3000 BC:
Engineer Liu Shaolin from Xitieshan Smelting Plant who carried out the analysis says the levels of silicon dioxide and calcium oxide point to the
pipes being on the mountainside for a long time - although his estimate was significantly more recent than the U.S. scientists' original theory that
the iron was 300,000 years old. Liu found that it was 5000 years old; impressive, considering modern human smelting methods date back a mere 2000
While often described as ‘Iron’ a 2002 analysis showed that the pipes are composed of:
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“...30 per cent ferric oxide, with high content of silicon dioxide and calcium oxide; eight per cent of the sample's makeup was categorized
To further drive-home the extraterrestrial aspect of these pipes let’s look at the last, brief report that the Chinese government released in 2007
where geologist Zheng Jiandong states:
"There is indeed something mysterious about these pipes," he explained, "for example, the size of the pipes tends to be small and some of them
are highly radioactive."
Anomalous Technology Emerges in the Neolithic China
It was recently discovered by Harvard University researchers that inhabitants of Stone Age China suddenly began using diamond to polish corundum –
the second hardest mineral known to man after diamond. The earliest polished tool found thus far
dates back to approximately
2500 BC a
full two-thousand years before the technology was commonly considered to have been implemented.
Not only did this ability suddenly emerge, to then be lost in further evidence of devolution, but the quality of the workmanship, the high-sheen to
which these tools were polished, was such that we still cannot reproduce it today.
However, even with the best modern polishing technologies available, the research team could not achieve a surface as flat and smooth as that on the
ancient axe. The ancient craftsmen must have used highly sophisticated techniques.
The Pyramids of China
Until almost the year 2000 the Chinese government had refused to comment on pyramidal structures existing in China. Even today almost all of the
excavating that is done is not conducted in the pyramids, but around and outside of them
. You read that right.
Government archaeologists insist that there is no way to access the interiors of the hundreds of pyramids that are now visible to all (courtesy of
Google Earth), and base their assumptions of who built most of them when, by what is interred around them
In the last decade, the veil of secrecy has lifted to some extent (mostly to the extent that we can all see that there are pyramids throughout China),
but any real investigative, archaeological study that would speak to dating, or to whom, or what, is actually inside the pyramids, is actively not
It is a tragic fact that over 90% of China’s known pyramids have not been investigated in any way
. It appears to be one of the last great
obvious frontiers in archaeology and the Chinese government, after decades of refusing to acknowledge the pyramids even exist, are still steadfastly
refusing to allow any archaeological access to them.
Why is an interesting question to ponder...
Jin’ zi ta (jīnzitǎ) is the most commonly used word in the Chinese language for the term ‘pyramid’, but is pointedly not the word used by
. They don’t use the word at all. Instead they exclusively say the Chinese word for “burial mound” or
“mound” when describing a “pyramid” – a pyramid that any lay-person would look at and call Jin’ zi ta.
Since Chinese is an ideogrammatic language, let’s break the word down using the symbols that make it up, shall we?
Jin means “gold”. Zi, “a mark, a written symbol”. Ta , “a tower”. The word literally translates as “a tower with golden
symbols”. But the characters Jin’ and zi (“golden symbols”) are not used to refer to gold the color, or the metal, but rather to sacred
, which is considered to be as valuable as gold and connotes antiquity.
Chinese characters used to make up the word ‘pyramid’ refer not only to knowledge but also antiquity. And government sanctioned archaeologists
are not only disallowed the opportunity to investigate the sites, but are forbidden from using the word.
The Great White Pyramid
While the official Chinese position has been one of incredible secrecy about the hundreds of pyramids that are scattered throughout its land. The
most famous of which was the oft speculated on Great White Pyramid. This was first said to have been spotted a US pilot on a reconnaissance mission
in 1947 and was reported in an article in the New York Times.
The existence of pyramids in China has come in two stages. Most early stories were focused on the existence of "Great White Pyramid." A photograph
of this pyramid in the Qinling mountains was taken by Americans in 1945, but remained in military files for 45 years. US Air Force pilot James
Gaussman is said to have seen a white jewel-topped pyramid during a flight between India and China during World War II, but there is scant evidence
for a source on this story.
However, it is now believed that the Gaussman story was actually based on Colonel Maurice Sheahan, Far Eastern director of Trans World Airlines, who
told an eyewitness account of his encounter with a pyramid in the March 28, 1947 edition of The New York Times. A photo of Sheahan's pyramid appeared
in The New York Sunday News on March 30, 1947. It is this photograph that later became attributed to James Gaussman.
It is recently speculated that the above photograph
of what was considered to be Great White Pyramid is actually the Maoling Mausoleum which
was supposedly constructed around 200 BC by Emperor Wu Di of the Hang dynasty in what is now known as the ‘Shaanxi Complex’.
While it may be true that the photograph taken in 1947 is in indeed what is now called the Maoling Mausoleum. It is also clear that while the
photograph seems to have been identified, the Great White Pyramid as originally
reported by Sheahan has not.
Shaanxi Complex and The Giza Plateau
It is easy to see the similarities of the layout with the naked eye. Now consider that both complexes are aligned to the Earth’s cardinal points
and have similar mathematical layouts.
The interesting question is, as it always with pyramidal structures, is who first
built them, why and when?
Also, why did China deny their very existence for so long and now continues to stifle any meaningful investigation of what is inside of them?