The White Pyramid narrative began in the 1940s, when eyewitness claims, including one from pilot James Gaussman, claimed to have seen a massive “White Pyramid” near the Chinese city of Xi’an. During a journey between India and China during World War II, he is reported to have seen a white jewel-topped pyramid.
Not only was this incredible construction claimed to be the world’s largest pyramid, but it was also said to be surrounded by dozens of additional pyramids, some rising to nearly the same height.
Colonel Maurice Sheahan, Trans World Airlines’ Far Eastern director, provided an eyewitness account of his experience with a pyramid in The New York Times on March 28, 1947. On March 30, 1947, The New York Sunday News published a photograph of Sheahan’s pyramid. James Gaussman was later credited with taking this shot.
James Gaussman was flying back to Assam, India, after flying the ‘Burma Hump,’ which delivered supplies from India to Chungking, China, when engine failure forced him to descend to a low altitude above China.
Later, he wrote:
“After flying around a mountain, we arrived at a valley. A massive white pyramid stood directly beneath us. It looked like something out of a fairy tale. The pyramid was encased in a veil of glistening white.
It could have been made of metal or another type of stone. On all sides, it was white. Its capstone, a massive piece of rare gem-like substance, piqued my interest the most. The tremendous enormity of the object greatly affected me.”
Combat responsibilities pushed the sighting from Gaussman’s consciousness when he returned to Assam.
Photographs of the massive pyramid he had captured would not be published for another 45 years. Even his report would be buried in the US military’s Secret Service files until then. The White Pyramid of Xi’an has been pursued by a number of researchers and explorers, but none have been successful as date.
Some think the White Pyramid is hidden amidst the Qin Ling Mountains’ harsh landscape, impossible to see among the high mountains and deep gorges.
The Chinese government estimated that there were roughly 400 pyramids north of Xi’an in 2000, however that number does not include the White Pyramid. Many of the other sites revealed mausoleums shaped more like Mesoamerican pyramids, which differ from Egyptian pyramids in that they have a flat top and are covered in vegetation.
Ancient members of China’s royal class were buried in these burial mounds, intending to lie in peace for all eternity. The majority of the pyramids are difficult to spot since they are hidden in lush highlands and hills and are surrounded by long grass and trees. Only a few of the structures have been made available to tourists.
The Chinese government has provided easy justifications for why no one is permitted to enter, mainly that overzealous archaeologists and tourists may cause damage to the antiquities.
Officials claim they are waiting for technology to evolve to the point where they can adequately excavate the pyramids and its priceless contents. After all, some of the pyramids are thought to be over 8,000 years old.
Westerners have speculated endlessly about the pyramids’ purpose and energy, as well as their astronomical significance. “To certain monarchs, the cardinal points of North, South, East, and West were all important,” according to experts. It was a sign that you were still number one when your tomb was aligned with the axis of the globe.”
Extraterrestrials, according to the most common conspiracy theory, were likely the original architects. Is it feasible that Erich von Däniken and his ilk’s ancient astronaut idea also applies to the Chinese pyramids? Wherever there is secrecy, conspiracy theories inevitably develop.