There has never been a Beijing Academy for Ancient Studies and there are no records of an archaeologist named Chu Pu Tei: all stories with this name or its recent alternative spelling of Qi Futai relate to the Dropa Stones.
The photos attributed to the otherwise unknown Wegener appear to be genuine, but they merely show stone disks with a hole in the centre and double spirals that were part of ancient snake cults and are known as Bi discs.
Intriguingly, this contained the story before the alleged date of Tsum Um Nui’s translation of the disks as related in later accounts.
Some have suggested that Valentin Rich and Mikhail Chernenko never existed and were pseudonyms.
By 1994, the disks had disappeared and, it is alleged, the previous curator had also disappeared.