Tag Archive: China


Mysterious stone discs reveal earth was devastated by a nuclear holocaust 12,000 years ago, according to amazing records of an ancient civilization unearthed in China.  “They had a civilization more advanced than ours,” says Dr. Zhou Guoxing of the Peking Natural History Museum.

In 1938, Chinese archaeologist Chi Pu Tei discovered graves arranged in rows in the mountain caves of Bayan-Kara-Ula in the Sino-Tibetan border district.  He found small skeletons of beings with delicate frames, who nevertheless had rather large skulls.  On the walls of the caves he discovered rock drawings which portrayed beings with round helmets.  The stars, sun, and moon were also scratched on the rock and connected by groups of pea-sized dots.

Chinese archaeologists knew that the Dropa and Kham (Kikang) tribes had once lived in the deserted region, pygmy people who have defied every attempt at ethnic or racial classification.  Anthropologists said of these mountain tribes that they had been frail and stunted, with an average height of around four feet, two inches.

Chi Pu Tei and his assistants managed to salvage 716 stone discs from the eerie complex of caves, underground tunnels, and storerooms.

“These tunnels are perfectly square and the walls, ceilings, and floors are highly-glazed, as if somehow the passages and rooms were carved by a device emitting heat of such intensity that it simply melted its way into the mountains,” Dr Zhou Guoxing of the Peking Natural History Museum, explained.  The discs, nine inches in diameter and less than an inch thick, resemble modern-day phonograph records; with grooves and a hole in the center.

It was not until 1962 that Professor Tsum Um Nui of the Academy of Prehistoric Research in Peking was able to decipher parts of the incised script.  The story that was deciphered was so hair-raising that at first the Academy forbade Tsum Um Nui to publish his work at all.

In cooperation with geologists he showed that the stone plates had a high cobalt and metal content.  Physicists found that all seven hundred and sixteen plates had a high vibration rhythm, which led to the conclusion that they had been exposed to very high voltages at some time.

Astounded scientists learned the grooves are actually a microscopic form of ancient writing.  “The discs are between 8,000 and 12,000 years old, which would make them the oldest known form of writing in the world,” Dr. Guoxing says.  “Of the 716 discs, only five have been completely translated.  Four others have been partially deciphered.”

What little has been decoded tells the horrifying story of a catastrophe after two rival factions went to war.

The discs story says that around 12,000 years ago a group of their people had crashed onto the third planet of this system.  Their aircraft no longer had enough power to leave this planet again.  They had crashed in the remote and inaccessible mountains.  There had been no means and materials for building a new craft.

A survivor writes that one faction authorized use of a dreaded “last weapon” to end the conflict.  “It was as if the elements had been unleashed,” the saga continues.  “The sun spun around in circles.  Scorched by the fearful heat of the weapon, the world reeled.  Humans and animals were burned by the incandescent light.  It was a ghastly sight to see.  The corpses of the fallen were so mutilated that they no longer look like human beings.  Never before have we seen such an awful weapon, and never before have we heard of such a weapon.  It was as if the heavens cried out, flashing forth lightning and raining down death.  Many who were near the center of the conflict were turned to ashes.”

Dr. Guoxing points out that the account is a perfect description of a nuclear holocaust.

Then we are told that these beings who had crashed onto the earth and tried to make friends with the inhabitants of the mountains, but had been hunted down and killed.  Men, women, and children had hid themselves in the caves until sunset.  Then they believed the sign and saw that the others had come with peaceful intentions this time. . . .

There are also the Chinese sagas of the Bayan-Kara-Ula region that tells of spindly yellow beings who came down from the clouds.  The myth goes on to say that the alien creatures were shunned by the Dropas because of their ugliness, indeed, that they were killed by the men in “the quick way.”

Dr. Rex Gilroy, Director of the Mount York Natural History Museum in New South Wales, Australia, says he has seen several of the discs and that were found in similarly glazed tunnels in Ecuador and Peru.  “However, the governments in those countries refuse to allow scientists to examine the ‘writings’ and have posted armed guards at the entrance to the tunnels.

A Far Traveled Road

The Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy for October, 1852, discussed the finding by various people of some sixty cubes “sown broadcast over the country in some strange way that I cannot offer solution of,” according to a Dr. Frazer who examined them.  The inscriptions on them are said to be “a very ancient class of Chinese characters.”  Archaeologists are unanimous that ancient china had no known link with Ireland.

(Alan and Sally Landsberg, In Search of Ancient Mysteries, pp. 20-21)

More recently, in 1968, Manfred Metcalf, a civilian employee of Fort Benning, Georgia, while choosing stones for a barbecue pit, found one with an inscription, also eventually verified by Dr. Gordon and Dr. Joseph Mahan of the Columbus Museum of Art as being Minoan script, showing numbers and also the Minoan symbol of the double-axe.

Several stone step-pyramids, shunned by the occasional Seminole Indians who claim to have seen them, have reported to stand in the Big Cypress Swamps of the Everglades, southwest of Okeechobee; north of the toll road between Fort Lauderdale and Naples, Florida, in the road section called “Alligator Alley.”

(Charles Berlitz, Mysteries From Forgotten Worlds, pp. 145-146)

© 1996-2009  The Writers Drawer

The oldest printed book in the world is The Diamond Sutra, a short Buddhist scripture printed in AD 868.  Historians have been able to date the book because the Chinese Buddhist named Wang Chien, who had the book printed, had the foresight to add at the end of the text:  “Dedicated to the honor of his parents and made for universal distribution by Wang Chien in the ninth year of Hsiang Tung on the fifteenth day of the fourth month.”  The ninth year of Hsiang Tung, 15th day, fourth month, according to historians, is May 11, AD 868.

The existence of the book was unknown until about 100 years ago when a copy was removed from a cave in the far northwest corner of China.  It was one of some 15,000 texts dating from the fourth to the 10th Centuries which had been hidden in the cave about AD 1035 during a period of political uprisings.  The cave is located in an extremely dry region so that all the hidden material was well-preserved.

The Diamond Sutra antedates by nearly 600 years the first book printed in the Western world which was the Bible, printed in 1456 in Mainz, Germany, by Johannes Gutenberg.  The latter was printed with movable metal type, however, while The Diamond Sutra was printed with wooden blocks, each page carved on a single block.  The pages were then pasted together side-by-side, making a scroll about 16-feet long.  One of the pages bears a finely carved picture of Buddha and some of his followers.

The cave from which The Diamond Sutra came is one of “The Caves of the Thousand Buddha’s” located near Tun Huang, once an important Buddhist center.  Tracing the history of the town and the caves takes us back to the First Century BC when Chinese forces were dispatched to put down hostile tribes in Central Asia where Buddhism had flourished since about 500 BC.

Their success led to the expansion of Chinese control into Turkestan and the opening of a road that joined trade routes into the Roman Empire.  Along this road silk from China was introduced into the Western World, and the new luxurious product quickly came into great demand in Roman cities.  As caravans began to move great quantities of silk from China to Western markets, the road became known as the “Silk Road.”

One of the trade routes the new road joined as it crossed into Turkestan was a route to India, the cradle of Buddhism. During the ensuing centuries Buddhism flourished along the Silk Road and other trade routes.  Some Buddhist monks remained in Tun Huang, living in caves in a precipitous cliff.  About the Fourth Century they began carving hundreds of small Buddha images on the face of the cliff and the place became known as “The Caves of the Thousand Buddha’s.”

Tun Huang flourished as a Buddhist center until the Eighth Century when the Moslems gained control of central Asia, disrupting the traffic on the Silk Road.  As trade lessened, Tun Huang reverted to a small hamlet, the Buddhists abandoned their caves and only poor peasants remained.  The only reminders of Tun Huang’s past significance were the abandoned “Caves of the Thousand Buddha’s.”

(end of Part I)