Well, It was unknown until 1965 when supposedly a Dr under the name of ‘Tsum Um Nui’ then claimed that he and his small team had actually managed to break some of the I quote ‘alien code’! (See the next section for the discussion about the deciphering of the hieroglyphs ) after tirelessly working and trying to make sense of what they meant.
Breaking an Alien Code
Dr. Tsum Um Nui felt the smooth face of the disk with the palm of his hand. "What could this disk possibly be?" he wondered. He knew of its recent history; how it was discovered in 1938 by a Chinese archaeologist in a cave high in the Himalayans, along with 715 similar disks; how buried nearby were skeletons of a strange tribe of people averaging only a little over four feet high; how it was found that each disk was inscribed with a tiny groove that spiraled around its face, and that the groove turned out to be an unknown hieroglyphic. He also knew how the disks, as remarkable as they were, had been simply labelled along with other finds of the expedition and stored away at Beijing University for 20 years. During that time, others had attempted to decipher the strange inscriptions, but without success. Perhaps now, in 1962, he could.(Source)
Sadly and frustratingly though the weather had already taken it’s tole on the disks as it had already started to erode some parts of it and by the time closer inspections were needed (remember, the fact that to even see what was wrote a magnifying glass was in fact needed ) but after a long struggle it seems as though (well according to the man who had achieved it anyway) that the impossible task of breaking the 'alien code' was partially achieved, but achieved nonetheless.
Dr. Tsum Um Nui painstakingly transcribed some (Not all) of the characters from the disk to paper by making sense of them as eventually a word emerged. Then another. Then phrases became understandable, then an entire sentence. The code was seemingly broken and his discovery or what is believed to be what the hieroglyphs mean were to be if true an astonishing discovery, maybe the greatest in history!
What was particularly odd though from my point of view at least is that allegedly and of course very strangely indeed if that the professor was forbidden to publish his findings when word got out of his 'discovery', he wasn't even allowed to speak of it any further.
In fact It would be another two years before publishing his paper was to be finally achieved after the university finally relented slightly publishing under the title, "The Grooved Script Concerning Spaceships Which, as Recorded on the Discs, Landed on Earth 12,000 Years Ago." Although some claimed he managed to publish the paper while still under a ban but to be perfectly honest I don’t really feel that hold's much relevance anymore as the fact it was published is what really counts here surely?
Of course now though the question would be why was there a ban in the first place?
Were they afraid of ridicule or something slightly more sinister? (the conspiracy Theorist in me prefers the latter. )
Anyway sadly and of course expectedly after publishing the paper he was met with his fair share of ridicule by the entire archaeology establishment and was branded a laughing stock.
It seems to me anyway that anything outside of the norm will always be met with ridicule sadly and it'll never be accepted, at least straight away especially to some who will NEVER believe in anything under the definition of 'paranormal' (not that I'm saying this was the case here but it's just a modern day observation from my POV).
Now the code that was encased in these small disks was fascinating if true, because from my understanding it tells the story of how an actual space probe from a distant planet actually crash landed on Earth around 12,000 years ago.....
The Dropa disks tell the story of a space probe from a distant planet that crash-landed in the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of the Himalayas. The occupants of the spacecraft -- the Dropa -- found refuge in the caves of the mountains. Despite their peaceful intentions, the Dropa were misunderstood by members of the Han tribe who were occupying neighboring caves and who hunted down the aliens and even killed some of them.(Source)
A translation of one of the passages says: "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...."
The stones then go on to explain how the Dropa were then un-able to repair their disabled spacecraft after the crash landing and how/why they could not return to their home, and were subsequently stranded on Earth.
Being stranded it carries on to explain how they attempted to adapt to life here but unfortunately most of them were hunted and then killed by the local tribes (as was mentioned in the external link above) that lived in the same area at the time.
Because of this though others were then forced to live in the local caves which I would assume would be the caves originally found by Chi Pu Tei and his student team obviously.
Bizarrely though it's believed by some that the descendents of this 'alien race' could have actually survived and to this day still be living among us!
In fact this interesting article may enlighten on that slightly...
In 1995 China released the following news report: "In the province of Sichuan, which lies on the eastern border of the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains, 120 people of a previously ethnologically unclassified tribe have been discovered.(Source)
The most important aspect of this new tribe is the size of its people: No taller than 3 ft. 10 in. (\116 cm)., the smallest adult measuring only 2 ft. 1 in. (63.5 cm). This discovery might be the first hard evidence on the existence of the Dropa-(Sometimes known as ‘Dzopa’) - a people whose predecessors are said to have come from outer space."
Still today, the isolated area is inhabited by two tribes of people who, in fact, call themselves the Dropa and the Han. Anthropologists have been unable to categorize either tribe into any other known race; they are neither Chinese nor Tibetan. Both tribes are of pygmy stature, and body weights of 38 to 52 pounds (14-19 kg).
They are yellow-skinned with thin bodies and disproportionately large heads, corresponding to the skeletal remains found in the caves in 1938.
They have sparse hair on their bodies and have large eyes that are not
Asian in aspect, but have striking pale blue irises."
I also found this quite fascinating set of links that actually go on to explain that the stones were later sent to Russia after scientists there became interested in the stones after hearing of this story.
What they found was extremely fascinating and of course if true is an extremely odd and peculiar phenomenon indeed...
When Chi Pu Tei published these theories in 1965, they were met with derision. Several of the disks were later sent to Moscow to be studied by Soviet scientists, where they were discovered to contain large amounts of cobalt and other metallic substances and when placed on a special turntable were found to vibrate as if an electric current was passing through it. The scientists speculated that the disks could in fact be somewhat similar to modern computer hard disks.(Source)
So if they were discovered to contain 'large amounts of cobalt and other metallic substances' How is it possible with the technology of the age (Yes, I'm sounding like a broken record but it's true) that hieroglyphs as small as what was wrote could have actually been written?
When testing a disk with an oscillograph, a surprising oscillation rhythm was recorded as if, the scientists said, they had once been electrically charged or had functioned as electrical conductors.(Source)
according to Dr. Vyatcheslav Saizev, who described the experiments in the Soviet magazine Sputnik, they vibrate or "hum" in an unusual rhythm as though an electric charge is passing through them. Or as one scientist suggested, "as if they formed some part of an electrical circuit." At some time, they have clearly been exposed to extraordinarily high voltages. "They seem like ancient hard disks, spinning like the hard disks we have now days. Perhaps if we could read these ancient hard disks, we would find more answers."(Source)
Please do continue reading into the next post.
[edit on 30-6-2010 by Rising Against]