A group of Chinese researchers has discovered an ancient extraterrestrial cave on the border between China and Tibet. The fact happened about 13 years ago, but only recently was this news known, where a group of Chinese researchers identified and explored an ancient cave so unusual that an extraterrestrial hypothesis was promptly taken into account.
The fascinating ruins were discovered in the remote desert that forms most of the intersection between the Chinese province of Qinghai and the Autonomous Prefecture of Tibet.
Throughout history, humans have rarely settled in this inhospitable and inhospitable area. Only occasionally do migrant herders cross the mountainous regions to the north. There are no factories in the area, let alone traces of civilizations with advanced metalworking skills.
Despite this, a pyramid-shaped ruin with three triangular entrances sits atop a rocky ridge called Mount Baigong. Two of them have collapsed, but the rest lead to an artificially excavated cave that penetrates the heart of the mountain. Embedded in the walls and floor of the cave are hundreds of ancient metal pipes, arranged in what appears to be a sophisticated web of unknown origins and purposes.
The rusty pipes range from a toothpick to 1.5 meters in diameter and connect the cave to the nearby Toson Hu, a saltwater lake 300 meters away. On the north shore of Lake Toson, erosion has exposed hundreds of these archaic pipelines. This detail led the researchers to believe that whoever built the pipes used them as a drainage system or for pumping salt water from the lake.
Perplexed by the complexity of the tube network, the researchers collected samples of strange metal tubes for analysis at the Beijing Institute of Geology. After the analyses, the researchers got their biggest surprise.
Using a process called thermoluminescence dating, scientists were able to analyze the crystalline structure of the tubes and determine that they were subjected to extreme heat around 140-150,000 years ago. In other words, the pipes were melted down long before humans began to dabble in metallurgy. An advanced civilization building complex structures 145 million years before us? The only answer would be that these structures might be weird.
Chemical analysis revealed even stranger details. The tubes were cast with a strange alloy made up of 92% common metals and minerals such as iron oxide, silicon dioxide and calcium oxide, but also contained 8% unknown materials. This intriguing aspect paved the way for the extraterrestrial hypothesis.
Unable to identify the exotic 8%, the researchers turned to the remaining constituents and discovered another intriguing aspect: the tubes contained a percentage of silica specific to Mars. The news dropped like a bombshell, the story quickly went viral and people started flirting on Mount Baigong to see the anomalous artifacts. They also erected a monument with a satellite dish, a direct reference to efforts to contact extraterrestrial civilizations.
As a result, the Chinese government closed the area and sent guards to the cave entrance. This attitude is highly suspect, to say the least.
Skeptics say the Baigong tubes are nothing more than fossilized tree roots that somehow settled in the sediments, hardening over the years, eventually becoming unusual structures that put everyone in crisis. If that’s the case, why should the authorities step in and have the military guard the site? Why does the analysis confirm the opposite, which is precisely foreign material and not tree bark or roots?
This situation has led conspiracy theorists to believe that Mount Baigong was once visited by an advanced extraterrestrial race, possibly originating from Mars. For some reason, they built an artificial pyramid on top of the mountain, housing what appears to have been a laboratory. This theory is intriguing for a number of reasons. The entire area around the mountain consists of large expanses of flat terrain that would have been an ideal landing site for large spacecraft. The top of the mountain provides a perfect vantage point that can be used to monitor takeoffs and landings.
Recently, mining explorations have shown that the area contains several mineral deposits. Any industrious civilization, however advanced, can see the utility in extracting and managing these resources. To do this they would need some sort of power source and this is where the purpose of the tubes can become obvious.
Chinese scientists wondered why the pipes went into salt water when another freshwater lake was even closer to the pyramid. Why the need for water with a higher percentage of sodium chloride? Let’s look at some of our activities and maybe we can find an answer. Modern chemistry and manufacturing use a process called electrolysis, which basically requires passing an electric current through a molten solution or substance.
This triggers a chemical reaction that allows materials to separate. When water undergoes electrolysis, it breaks down into hydrogen and oxygen, but it only works with salt water. And it’s important to note that a mixture of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen is commonly used as rocket fuel.
Whatever the truth behind this intriguing discovery, one thing is for sure: it doesn’t seem to fit any of our traditional books.