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Well it certainly ain't my plumber!!...On a serious note i find that absolutely incredible. I love stuff like this. Im not sure about aliens, But maybe when we were more technologically advanced than we are today
Who built these ancient metal pipes deep inside a mountain cave?
The rusty tubes, ranging from needle-size to 16 inches in diameter, reach from deep inside the mountain to a saltwater lake 260 feet away. Many of the hollow pipes are uniform in size and seem to be placed purposefully. The ancient objects are embedded deep enough into the mountain wall and floor to preclude modern human handling. The inhospitable environment surrounding the mountain sees only the occasional nomad. Unless these wanderers developed secret advanced metallurgy skills, the pipes were not formed by human hands.
It's one of the great mysteries of the ancient world. Mt. Baigong in the Qinghai Province of China is crowned by a strange pyramid-like structure, full of caves that contain perfectly symmetrical, time-eaten metal pipes. They're inserted deep into the rock, and seem to feed into a nearby lake.
Could it be . . . aliens? According to Atlas Obscura, that's a common belief:
Here you can see the mountain top, and a piece of one of the pipes. There is something deeply uncanny about finding rod-straight metal tubes in an ancient rock.
And here's the real story.....
This is one for the OOPART crowd. I'm sure there are a few out there who have heard of these 'Pipes' I'm not entirety convinced of the solution given but it's worth a read and further discussion. One wonders about these. I know I have when I first read about them many, MANY moons ago...
So, do you buy this explanation or do we still have a real life mystery?
It gets a little bit stranger, and I have a personal theory as to why, which I'll share in a sec.
If you look around on the web for "Baigong Pipes", you will find this image commonly associated with them...
Give it a try. The thing that I find interesting is that in China those are "pipes"
But in America, and everywhere else, it is called basalt with columnar jointing, here is Devil's Postpile in California...
For the past several years or more, China seems to be doing everything it can to inculcate a culture of Woo. I am just as suspicious of anything "supernatural" coming out of China these days as I am anything coming out of Russia.
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reply to post by SLAYER69
So that makes sense. Aliens came, put pipes in a mountain to move water, using crappy earth metals. Totally makes sense.