ĦĦĦĦDELINGHA (QINGHAI), June 19 (Xinhuanet) -- A group of nine Chinese
scientists will go to west China's Qinghai Province this month to closely
examine the relics thought by some to have been left by extraterrestrial beings
ĦĦĦĦIt will be the first time scientists seriously study the mysterious site
near Delingha City in the depths of the Qaidam Basin, according to government
sources with the Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, where
Delingha is located.
ĦĦĦĦThe site, known by local people as "the ET relics", is on MountBaigong
about 40 kilometers to the southwest of Delingha City.
ĦĦĦĦOn the north of the mountain are twin lakes dubbed as the "lover Lakes",
one with fresh water and the other with salty water.
ĦĦĦĦThe so-called ET relics structure is located on the south bank of the salty
lake. It looks like a pyramid and is between 50 to 60meters high.
ĦĦĦĦAt the front of the pyramid are three caves with triangular openings. The
cave in the middle is the biggest, with its floor standing two meters above the
ground and its top eight meters above the ground.
ĦĦĦĦThis cave is about six meters in depth. Inside there is a half-pipe about
40 centimeters in diameter tilting from the top to the inner end of the cave.
Another pipe of the same diameter goes intothe earth with only its top visible
above the ground.
ĦĦĦĦAbove the cave are a dozen pipes of various diameters which runinto the
ĦĦĦĦAll the pipes are red brownish, the same color as that of surrounding
ĦĦĦĦThe two smaller caves have collapsed and are inaccessible.
ĦĦĦĦScattered about the caves and on the bank of the salty lake area large
number of rusty scraps, pipes of various diameters and strangely shaped stones.
Some of the pipes run into the lake.
ĦĦĦĦAccording to Qin Jianwen, head of the publicity department of the Delingha
government, the scraps were once taken to a local smeltery for analysis.
ĦĦĦĦThe result shows that they are made up of 30 percent ferric oxide with a
large amount of silicon dioxide and calcium oxide. Eight percent of the content
could not be identified.
ĦĦĦĦ"The large content of silicon dioxide and calcium oxide is a
result of long interaction between iron and sandstone, which meansthe pipes must
be very old," said Liu Shaolin, the engineer who did the analysis.
ĦĦĦĦ"This result has made the site even more mysterious," Qin said."Nature is
harsh here. There are no residents let alone modern industry in the area, only a
few migrant herdsmen to the north of the mountain."
ĦĦĦĦSomeone has suggested that the site might have been a launch tower left by
ĦĦĦĦThe area is high in altitude, with thin and transparent air. Itis an ideal
place to practice astronomy, Qin said.
ĦĦĦĦIn fact, the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academyof Sciences
has a large radio telescope just 70 kilometers from the site.
ĦĦĦĦYang Ji, a research fellow at the observatory, said the hypothesis of ET
relics is understandable and worth of looking into.
ĦĦĦĦ"But scientific means must be employed to prove whether or not it is true,"
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