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The Barker Files (Part III): Early Arrival of ETs in China

on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 05:36

By Raymond A. Keller, II, Ph.D.

Traditional bell-shaped saucer like this one allegedly crashed in southern China over 4 million years ago.

By early 1990 rumors had filtered out of China concerning the recovery of wreckage from a spaceship that visited the Earth 4.3 million years ago.  Professor Lo Yei Tang of the Engineering Department of Shanghai University spoke out on this speculation to a reporter from a popular American tabloid publication, The National Examiner.  The story was subsequently published in its 22 May 1990 issue. 

While normally Barker would discount a UFO article appearing in a supermarket tabloid, occasionally he would clip one out and save it in his files if he thought there might be even a ring of truth about it.  After some cursory checking, the astute ufologist discovered that there really was a Professor Lo Yei Tang working in the College of Science and Engineering at Shanghai University.  And not only that, Tang was working there with a team of scientists focused on the study of materials to be used in aerospace and rocketry development.  Other faculty advisors working with the professor included specialists in automation and mechatronics engineering, civil engineering, and the life sciences.   “Hmmmm,” Barker must have thought, “Wouldn’t this be just the type of team an American scientist would assemble if he or she were trying to back engineer a crashed flying saucer and attempt to determine its planet of origin?”


In the light of recent developments in China, it also appears that Shanghai University would have been the perfect place to carry out such an investigation.  According to the school’s official website,, accessed 29 September 2015, “Research funding has increased rapidly in the last five years. In 2011, 166 of the National Natural Science Foundation of China Projects were achieved. According to the National Natural Science Foundation of China funding statistics, the amount exceeded 7.3 million RMB in 2011, 273% up over 2006.”  In addition, the university’s website proudly boasts that, “The number of applied and authorized patents has ranked around 20th of all domestic universities and colleges.”

Therefore, one can clearly note that the 7.3 million RMB is an amount that far exceeded the allocation of research and development funds to any other technical schools in the People’s Republic of China; while the exceedingly high number of patents is indicative of furtive engineering breakthroughs emerging from the technical school.  There must be something very important, even in 2015, continuing to be conducted at the prestigious Shanghai University.   



The university website also boasts that, “Up to September 2011, four disciplines rank in the top 1% worldwide, including Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science. Ferrous Metallurgy, Fluid Mechanics, Mechatronic Engineering and Sociology are four national key disciplines. Seven disciplines, such as Telecommunication Science, Operational Research and Control Theory, Radio Physics, Solid Mechanics, Material Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems and Environmental Engineering, are among the nine Shanghai key disciplines. Key labs include two national key lab incubation bases by Shanghai Municipal and Ministry of Science and Technology, China, two key labs of Ministry of Education, China, and one Engineering research centre, Ministry of Education, China.”  The school site also proclaims that, “Schools of Science and Engineering have established long-term cooperative relationships with universities in other countries. In 2011, these schools held nearly 200 important and influential international academic activities, including a number of international conferences, seminars, symposiums, cooperation projects and exchanges.” 


Perhaps there is an exchange program for sharing in the findings of UFO research.  And if such a program does exist, how long has it been carried out in China?  After all, it seems that Professor Lo Yei Tang, and before him, Paul Dong, suffered no recriminations for sharing information about the ET-flying saucer connections in Chinese history with representatives of the ufology community in the West.  In any event, Lo Yei Tang was definitely excited about the possible crash of an extraterrestrial vehicle so long ago in China.  Being highly animated in his motions and talking fast, the professor said to The National Examiner reporter that, “This may prove Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials since the dawn of time.  And organic material within the craft could be the preserved remains of the alien who piloted the ship.”  His last remark explains why experts from the life sciences were required at the alleged crash site.

The Flying Saucer Occupant

The ship, described as a “bell-shaped saucer,” was recovered from a swamp in southern China.  It is believed by anthropologists on the investigating team that its sole UFO occupant was carrying gifts for whatever evolving hominids were on the Earth so long ago, far before even the emergence of the Australopithecus in South Africa some two million years later.  Tang noted that items found in the seeming “spaceship” suggest that its pilot was a short, three-foot-tall male who came to our planet in the capacity of an emissary from some distant world or a federation of worlds.  Along with his mummified body, some boxes of small mirrors, beads and other trinkets were discovered in the cockpit of the vehicle.  Tang lamented that, “Unfortunately, we don’t know if he had any luck because it looks like he crashed the ship before making contact.”

As to the small stature of the pilot, some ufologists have speculated that he hailed from an extraterrestrial civilization where its astronauts, at least, had long since been genetically modified to adapt to cramped conditions that would be encountered in extended flights across the vastness of outer space.  Smaller-sized individuals would certainly require less food, living room and water onboard a space vehicle.  Further conjecture has led some in the scientific community to image a future society on our world where everyone would be genetically modified, reduced in size to diminish each individual's so-called "carbon footprint."    Therefore, it is not hard to imagine an advanced, extraterrestrial civilization adapting its genome on a planetary scale.  Interestingly enough, it appears that the future has already arrived in China, where scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time.  But while this news serves to confirm a storm of rumors, it also ignites an ethical debate.

Acccording to Tanya Lewis, a biomedical engineering specialist and staff writer at Live Science, in an article published in the 24 April 2015 edition of that online journal, "Genetically Modified Humans?  How Genome Editing Works,", accessed 3 October 2015, "Researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, used an experimental gene-editing technique to modify a gene in human embryos that causes a fatal blood disorder. The procedure, which was done in nonviable embryos, was only partially successful,...."  Lewis added that, "The study, which was published online Monday (April 18) in the journal Protein & Cell, has raised questions in the scientific community over the risks of the procedure and the ethics of its use in humans." 

Many in the global medical research establishment are not so keen on this type of genetic tinkering.  Noted George Daley, a stem-cell biologist at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusettts, "Their study should be a stern warning to any practitioner who thinks the technology is ready for testing to eradicate disease genes."  To understand the difficulties associated with this procedure, Lewis explained that the technique involves an enzyme complex known as CRISPR/Cas9, found in many bacteria. CRISPR (short for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats").  This is a short, repeated sequence of RNA that matches the genetic sequence the researcher wants to modify; and it works in concert with Cas9, an enzyme that cuts DNA like a pair of molecular scissors.  "First," declared Lewis, "the CRISPR/Cas9 complex searches through the cell's DNA until it finds and binds to a sequence that matches the CRISPR, Then, the Cas9 cuts the DNA. Lastly, the cell repairs the cut, in this case by inserting a piece of DNA supplied by the experimenter."  She also explained that, "In bacteria, the complex provides resistance against foreign DNA, such as plasmids (small, circular pieces of DNA) and phages (viruses that infect bacteria). But since 2013, scientists have used the system to edit genes in the cells of other species, including adult human cells and animal embryos. But this is the first time it has been used to modify human embryos."

In the actual conduct of the study, Junjiu Huang, a genetics researcher at Sun Yat-sen University, injected the CRISPR/Cas9 complex into human embryos in order to repair a gene for Beta thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin. The embryos, however, which were obtained from local fertility clinics, failed to result in live births because they had been fertilized by two sperms, that prevented them from developing properly.  The Sun Yat-sen researchers performed the procedure on 86 embryos, and waited four days to allow the gene editing to take place.  71 of the embryos did manage to survive.  And of that number, the researchers genetically tested 54.  On this experimentation, Lewis wrote that, "Only 28 embryos were spliced successfully, meaning the faulty gene was removed, and just a few of those incorporated the healthy gene in its place. The success rate would need to be closer to 100 percent before the technique could be used in viable human embryos."  The biomedical engineer additionally remarked that, "The procedure also caused worrisome mutations in other parts of the genome — and at a much higher rate than in mouse embryos or adult human cells undergoing the same procedure. These mutations could have detrimental effects on cells, which is one of the big concerns about gene editing."

Of course, these are the kind of safety concerns that need to be addressed before the further use of this technique in human subjects can be continued.  But perhaps the technical problems with genetic manipulation of any given species were long ago overcome by an extraterrestrial civilization millions of years in advance of our own.  Nevertheless, some scientists still maintain that these types of procedures definitely involve ethnical questions that will need to be resolved before further attempts are made in the biomedical research community.  That the first breakthroughs in this area of biomedical engineering took place in the People's Republic of China is significant.  And perhaps there may be a connection with this to the autopsy of an ancient alien.


But in turning from the pilot back to his vehicle, also found in it were extremely well preserved, durable plastic scrolls with strange inscriptions that Chinese scientists were hoping would reveal more about the pilot’s mission.  Tang optimistically stated that, “Maybe we (the Chinese) will be the ones to get their message, even if it is four million years late.”


Next:  Ancient Aliens in the Middle Kingdom


goldenowl's picture

hello. I am looking for any research or speculation on blood disorders, specificly beta thalesemia with adult persistance of heme F. Is it a possible intrest to our other worldly friends. ubductions of women with this blood disorder? Thank You

cosmicray's picture

Dear Friend,  Paranormal researcher Nick Redfern has recently come out with a book, Bloodline of the Gods (Wayne, NJ:  Career Press, 2015), which may serve to answer some of the questions you have in this area.  -Cosmic Ray