Once in a while I need to watch something odd and strange on TV like I did last night. I watched an episode of “Ancient Aliens” which was pretty interesting although likely NOT truthful……at least fully.
The episode centered on the Dropa Stones allegedly found in China in 1938 by a Chinese archaeologist named Chu Pu Tei. The stones were found in a cave along with a series of graves each containing an odd skeleton. The skeletons each measured about 3 ft 10 in length and had large heads with very skinny bodies. The Dropa Stones were buried with these people.
The stones were eventually passed on to Professor Tsum Um Nui of the Beijing Academy for Ancient Studies. ???? Say what ???? Sorry but as far as I can find there is and never has been such an “academy” in China. To make a long story short, the Dropa Stones (some of them) were sent to Russia for scientific examination and then returned to China. They were displayed in a Chinese museum for a short time and then disappeared never to be seen again. And apparently so did the skeletons! Surprised? I’m not!!
The ironic thing I found in this episode was that these so called “Dropa Stones” highly resemble ancient Chinese Bi discs and the skeletal remains resemble those of a people who live in the area known as the “Dropka.” I would suspect that the skeletons were Dropka people who died from famine or some unknown disease and that would explain their skinny bodies and big heads. The Dropka people are a nomadic people who move between Tibet and China. They are a small people with a height of only about 4 feet tall.
Supposedly, when the Dropa Stones were sent to Moscow for examination they were put on a special turntable at which time they began to emit frequencies. These stones like the Bi discs have a whole in the center much like a record you’d play. So what were they and where are they today?
The general consensus is that the Dropa Stones were a HOAX! They may have well be, however, I’d speculate that perhaps they were, in fact, very old Bi discs and not “alien” at all. These stones highly resemble the Bi discs which were made of jade, mostly, and carved with amazing varied designs. I’ve actually seen and examined some of these Bi discs and they are pretty amazing and beautiful but they are certainly not alien at all. Bi discs were very common and some have been found in ancient burials just like those found in the cave where the Dropa Stones were found with the skeletal remains. So although the Ancient Aliens episode was intriguing it was mostly based on fantasy IMO. The Dropa Stones are very old Bi discs and that’s all. Although the Bi discs are said to have been made of cobalt and a few other minerals the Bi discs are mostly made of jade. It is possible that these so called Dropa Stones were early specimens of what were to become Bi discs made before some artisan came up with the idea of using jade instead.
The Dropa Stones all make for a good story of fantasy but I see no evidence and that fact that they have “disappeared” never to be seen again raises a host of red flags in me. Wherever they ended up I’m pretty sure that they were crude and/or early Bi discs fashioned by ancient Chinese artisans who perfected their art and the stones over the centuries.
Oh but wait……………one other thing…………..the Dropka people, the episode claimed, came from alien stock! Allegedly, the Dropka people’s oral traditions tell of their ancestors coming from the Sirius Constellation. Their spaceship crash landed on Earth in China and the occupants were not able to repair it so they were marooned on Earth and interbred with native humans in the area. Thus the Dropka People came into being. As many of you well know I’m very cautious about dismissing oral traditions out of hand as I think oftentimes there are elements of truth in them than we summarily dismiss out of hand. I feel the same way when it comes to the oral traditions of the Dropka People so I’m not going to summarily dismiss their’s either. Maybe long ago someone did come from the sky and crash landed and was marooned in the region. And maybe those sky people interbred with native in the area and produced the Dropka people. That is possible and it’s even possible that the so called “alien” sky people were just as human as the Dropka and not alien at all. The Dropka people look very human to me and not alien at all, frankly.
Oh and let me clarify….there really is no Dropka tribe as the term means “nomad” and “herders” who come from various tribes in the region. Some of these people do have stories of ancestors having come from the stars just as many other tribal people have all around the world today. Some…but not all 🙂
As I said the episode all made for an interesting story but the theories and speculation in the episode don’t hold water in my book. I’ve posted a couple of links below if you want to know more. So are the Dropa Stones a hoax? I don’t think so. I think the researchers simply got their information mixed up LOL as they are, in truth, Bi discs.