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On February 23, 1975, about 19:00 hours, two elementary school children called Masato Kawano and Katsuhiro Yamahata, 7 years old, were skating around in Kamimachi Hinode, in the city of Kofu, when they observed two bright objects orange that evolved in the sky. One of these lights began to descend slowly to land behind a nearby vineyard. Witnesses said that emitted a strange light like a camera (others said it was similar to a Geiger counter noise) sound. Moved by curiosity, the children ran to the place where they had seen the landing orange ball. Upon arrival they found a shaped object flying saucer about 5 meters in diameter and about 2.5 meters high. The huge disc, metallic appearance, had "three legs in the form of spheres" on its front surface had some "characters or strange signs", maybe 4, in relief. In those moments a hatch opened on one side and a ladder was deployed to the ground. The huge disc, metallic appearance, had "three legs in the form of spheres" on its front surface had some "characters or strange signs", maybe 4, in relief. In those moments a hatch opened on one side and a ladder was deployed to the ground. Immediately fell a creature of hideous aspect that caused astonishment in the young. His face was dark brown, eyeless and covered with coarse wrinkles. At its head stood out 2 large pointed ears and three huge tusks, 5 or 7 inches long, but the mouth is not appreciated. As described in detail and Yamahata Kawano, it was a humanoid being, 1'3 feet tall, wearing a shiny metallic uniform. His hands have 4 fingers and feet ended two "protuberances". Left shoulder slung one weapon similar to a "rifle".
The grotesque visitor seemed inspecting the surrounding area ignoring the amazed witnesses. From a distance the children could see that within the device had another occupant, smaller than his companion, who was with a console full of buttons. But at one moment, the "being" walking along the outside, quickly approached to Yamahata, giving two pats on the shoulder. The humanoid spoke in a strange language, like the sound of a cassette tape heard backwards. The boy fell to the floor, said his partner, because he felt scared to death when he saw the monster space beside him. Kawano reacted quickly helping to reincorporated his friend and both fled the scene. When arriving home, almost in panic and very nervous, the children narrated their terrifying encounter. Intrigued by the amazing story of children their mothers decided to go to the vineyard to check the testimony of the schoolboys. According to the press said women could see for at least 5 minutes a dazzling orange light flashing on the vineyard. Yamahata and Kawano wanted to approach the place, but before the group decided to approach, there was a powerful burst of light and the artifact flew up in the sky quickly. Many other witnesses were located by a local journalist, Yamanashi Nichi-Nichi Shimbun (Daily News), which confirmed the presence of strange lights in the área.
When the story was known in school, Yamashiro center several officials rushed to the scene to investigate the alleged landing. There they found two broken cement posts and violently displaced and various strange footprints in the earth that seemed to indicate that something big had been there. In addition to corroborate the testimony of students, one of the teachers said they had detected radioactivity within a circular area that was on the ground. The researcher Masaru Mori highlighted two key points of the incident, the surprising consistency of the story of the children, ratified by the center director Nobuyoshi Kaneko, and the existence of strange, unexplained footprints and marks that had appeared in the vineyards.