Villagers of Shaty village in Tyup Rayon have got used to miracles.
The world around them is full of fairytale characters, spirits of their
predecessors, inexplicable phenomena of other world forces and hidden
secrets of nature. Everybody here knows about one phenomenon, which is
connected with the.
�Shaty� in Kyrgyz means �a staircase�.
The main characteristic feature, which differentiates the inhabitants
of Shaty from other Issyk-Kul people, is their respect for ancient traditions.
Besides, they are fond of collecting antiquities. A collection of ancient
silver and copper jewellery, which is worthy of any museum, crockery made
from leather and wood, millstones, saddlery and harness, arrow heads and
other ancient things are carefully passed down from generation to generation.
But the most valuable and fascinating are considered to be the balbals
- stone statues of predecessors. Villagers of Shaty tell the most incredible
stories about them.
Shaty balbals produce an unforgettably strong impression, being highly
expressive and look as if they have been hewn fro stone by a great unknown
Sculptor. Real features of people living on the shores of Issyk-Kul thousands
of years ago appear on the stone surface. Numerous granite statues of women
near Shaty village, is an unusual phenomenon for this type of ancient Kyrgyz
creative art. The statues portray miraculous oriental beauties with large
slanting eyes, delicate noses and tender plump lips.
The stone gallery was transferred to the museum from Kara-Batkak,
an area between Shaty and Sary-Bulak villages. People living here for
a long time do not like to speak about this place, as something mysterious
happens in this exotic and seldom visited area. The mystery is connected
with the messengers of the centuries - balabals, who have a special place
in the life of Shaty people.
Lots of arguable opinions exist about balbals. The most popular is
the opinion that in ancient times, predecessors of the modern Kyrgyz people
made a hill over the tomb of the noble people of their tribe and set a statue,
which faced east. Thus the dead person was materialized in granite and
became the patron of the whole tribe. That is why the statues made by local
sculptors were provided with many features inherent in living members of
the tribe and at the same time were referred to as spirits capable of performing
The most striking thing about balbals is that they appear quite unexpectedly,
especially at night. Anybody in Shaty can tell you numerous stories about
the statues of predecessors, which suddenly appear in places which were
quite empty the day before. Local people do not admit to any forgery or
mysteries - their attitude towards the �stone people�, as they call the statues,
The behaviour of dogs near such discoveries is very interesting. Dogs
and do not want to approach a dead stone, as if some unknown force emanates
from the stone, making the animals whimper, turn tail and run away.
These stories from our voluntary guides reminded us about the stories
of crawling boulders in Death Valley in California. The movement of these
slabs of stone can be visually perceived and they leave a clearly visible
deep trace. King Arthur�s Stone in Wales went down in the history of UFO
researches as a stone, which moves from one place to another. No less famous
is the Blue stone on the shore of Plesheev Lake. The stone came out of the
water onto the shore and this phenomenon was confirmed by numerous witnesses.
Representatives of official science recognize the existence of moving
stones and provide some more or less acceptable explanations however,
there is another hypothesis, based on the special properties of crystal
grating on minerals.
The essence of the theory is in the ability of a crystal to accumulate
great volumes of selected information and operate it in the way similar
to the way a human brain works - in other words - the ability to think. Consequently
we are dealing with a quite new form of life, which radically differs
from our protein form. The level and quality of information received by
protein structures and minerals from the environment are so different that
one can hardly speak about any direct contact. Nevertheless, we often communicate
with stones in our everyday life, using them as decorations and take into
account their direct influence on people and their organism. One may suppose
and it will be fantastic, a conflict-free coexistence of two types of
reasonable life on one planet - protein compounds provided with intellect
and thinking stones. The latter themselves choose the ways of communicating
with the environment and on their own choose the place of their regular
Our readers may ask why the stones move in definite, selected places
of the Earth.
To answer this question one should recollect the so called lay-lines,
which are supposed to be hypothetic energy streams moving over the Earth�s
surface and a network covers our planet. These power stones are known
to have been discovered and registered by English scientists with the
help of special instruments, in the 60s. The scientists were carrying out
research of the Druids� sanctuaries. Where the lay-lines cross, they make
the locality miraculous giving it phenomenal possibilities. Probably the
Shaty anomaly is a place of such a lay-line intersection point, where stone
slabs sculpted by human beings come to life and exhibit their wonderful