Greetings fellow truth seekers!
I've been planning this thread for a while and have a free day so thought, why not?
Firstly, let me start by saying that unfortunately the only images I have are stock ones, so please take this in the spirit of honesty and trust I
would afford others here. It is simply a real life experience that touched me and continues to all these years later...
Okay. So I lived in a small rural town called Shimabara located in the prefecture of Nagasaki, Japan from 2001 - 2009. Not far from where this picture
In about the summer of 2005 I was in the grounds of the castle with my family when my Japanese mother-in-law called me over to help a tourist who
appeared lost. She doesn't speak a word of English, so volunteered me for the job! This is where I first met Alan...
Alan immediately struck me as being very tall. I have tall friends, but I remember thinking, "Wow! This guy is bloody tall!" Alan told me he was from
Hawaii and was visiting Japan for the first time since serving there in the WW2 as a soldier. He was old, had piercing blue eyes and the most calming
presence I have ever experienced.
Nothing strange yet? Well, I'll give you a bit more detail...
The night before at about 7pm I was sat at traffic lights in my car with my wife. Suddenly first me, then she, noticed an object lowering itself
slowly through the night sky in the distance. It was glowing luminous gold and I can only depict it's shape simply as this:-
Both my wife and I were shocked. This was not the first UFO I have witnessed (it was her first and only) but this was so obviously non terrestrial in
it's nature and we were watching this thing in total disbelief. I recall saying to her after that we should drive immediately to the area I thought it
may have landed, which I guesstimated would be the other side of Shimabara close to the Youth Hostel. Sadly we had to pick up my daughter, so my plan
was scuppered (Japanese wives can be persuasive! )
So here's where it gets interesting. After meeting Alan the next day, we invited him back to our house for tea. He was the most charming and cheerful
person I have ever met. The only time his disposition changed was when he talked about being around after the atomic bomb had been dropped on Nagasaki
and had witnessed first hand the suffering of the people weeks afterwards, while riding the trams and trains. This clearly upset him and we all had a
Now, remember I said it was summer? Japan is hot. I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, but had acclimatised enough just to have the fan on and not the
air conditioning. Alan was different. He was wearing a three layers of clothes and gloves. Not just gloves, he even had hand warmers inside these (the
kind Japanese use in the winter to warm their hands as there is no central heating). Strang? I thought so, but dismissed it at the time thinking it
might be due to hia age. So after our chat, which lasted all day, I offered to buy Alan dinner, which he accepted gratefully. Alan asked first if we
could go to where he was staying to collect some things ( I suspected he was planning to pay for the meal and wanted to collect some money).
So, three guesses where Alan was staying? Of course, at the Youth Hostel!
I met Alan one more time briefly after that in town and he told me he had been visiting all the local sites, getting free lifts from kind people he
met on the way. I never saw him again, but heard from many people (Shimabara is a small town and I taught many students there) how he had been
befriended by many other people who had been struck by his gentle nature and have felt compelled to help him.
So there you have it. The ramblings of over active imagination? As for me, I genuinely feel I may have had the opportunity to meet with someone
special. Whether he was the same person who had been in the object that lowered itself through the night sky or not, it was a pleasure to have had the
opportunity to have met such an interesting and gentle soul as Alan.
Peace and love
edit on 12-5-2017 by kuraijanai2013 because: Extra photo