Monday, March 21, 2016
Utsuro-bune is interesting because it's generally considered folklore.
But when you look at it, it sounds like a close encounter of the third kind.
In 1803 in the Hitachi province of Japan, several fishermen were out fishing.
They saw a "ship" drifting in the water.
They towed it in and examined it.
The "ship" was a roundish object, ten feet high and seventeen feet long.
It was covered in what looked like rosewood, brass plates and had several glass windows.
Opening it, they found text in an unknown language, food and a passenger.
A small woman, a little over four feet tall with pale skin and red hair.
She wore clothes made of an unknown material and spoke a language no one understood.
She seemed friendly, but she clutched a small box that she would not let anyone take or even look at.
The elders of the village believed that the woman had done something and had been imprisoned in the "boat" and set out to sea.
After some deliberation, they put her back in the craft and set her back adrift.
It is unknown if the woman objected to this.
Now of course there are many scientific and historical explanations for this event.
But ufologists tend to think the woman was aboard a USO, an unidentified submarine object, possibly disabled, that they brought back to shore.
If you wanna go that route, to me it sounds kind of like an escape pod that might have been ejected from a damaged craft.
Maybe the woman wanted to go back out so she would be picked up by a rescue ship.
You never know right?
Another thing that pique's the curiosity of the UFO crowd is that the recorded symbols that were found in the craft, are VERY similar to symbols that were allegedly found at Roswell and at the Rendlesham Forest Incident.
By the way, in Hokota City which is in Ibaraki Prefecture, they have a park that commemorates the Utsuro bune incident.
They even built their own replica of the "ship".
Sunday, March 6, 2016
In 1963 and 1964 UFO sightings took a weird turn.
There had been a few sightings reported over the years of small UFOs.
But in 1963 and 1964, those sightings picked up.
On August 4th 1963 near Wayne City, Illinois, a car sized UFO was reported that followed a car on the ground from Mt. Vernon to Wayne City.
On August 9th, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, a bright red light, about the size of a washtub followed a car down Centralia road.
This report was made by the former Mayor of Mt. Vernon.
On October 31st (yes Halloween) in Daylston, Victoria, Australia an 8 to 12 foot long object buzzed a deliveryman on his rounds, and followed his van as he tried to get away.
On April 30th, 1964 at the Canyon Ferry Reservoir in Montana, a family on vacation sighted an egg shaped object about the size of a car hover, then land, some 100 feet from them.
The object took off, but left burn marks on the ground.
On May 24th in Millinocket, Maine, two witness reported a fiery sphere less than two feet across hovering over a road.
They stopped their car and got out to take a better look.
Getting a better look they freaked out and ran back to the car.
The sphere followed.
It hovered about 10 feet from the car and the whole time the car would not crank.
When the sphere left, the car cranked up.
On June 14th, 1964 in Dale, Indiana a man reported that an object about the size of a basketball landed in his backyard accompanied by weird EMP type effects.
On July 27th in Denver, Colorado, a white ball of fire about the size of a car was reported.
Possibly a meteor right?
Except it was sighted going up not down.
On August 15th in New York City, a bullet shaped object about 10 feet long and 5 feet wide was reported.
All of these were small UFOs.
Some as small as a basketball or a washtub.
Perhaps they were drones of some type.
And they seemed to like to chase cars for some strange reason.
I wonder if this these reports are where they got the idea for the movie"*batteries not included" years later?
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