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Edo Period UFO

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posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 06:17 PM
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The following link go's to a an article about a UFO report from the
Edo period of Japan.

Edo-Period UFO.

Here's an exert of some of the more interesting information.



According to the document, this vessel washed ashore at
Harashagahama in Hitachi-no-kuni (present-day Ibaraki prefecture).
The body of the ship, described as 3.3 meters tall and 5.4 meters
wide, had been built from red sandalwood and iron and was fitted
with windows of glass or crystal.
The mysterious characters of an unknown alpahabet were found
inscribed inside the vessel.

Aboard the drifting vessel was a finely dressed young woman
with a pale face and red eyebrows and hair. She was estimated
to be between 18 and 20 years old. Because she spoke an
unfamiliar tongue, those that encountered her were unable to
determine from whence she came. In her arms she clutched a
plain wooden box that appeared to be of great value to her,
as she would allow nobody to approach it.





This is the drawing done of the alleged ship.
Though it is reported to have washed ashore, notice it's
resemblance to modern UFOs.



This is a drawing of the "passenger" and the odd script said to
be found aboard. Though the majority of the characters are very
unjapanese, the second charcter down is actually very reminescen
of an existing Japanese characture.


I thought this was a very interesting sotry that merited mention in
this forum.

There are a few things that are odd to me;
1. The visitor/passenger described seems European.
2. The craft is not made of material one would expect to be used
in the creation of a space capable vessel. It's almost reminescent
of an advanced houseboat design.


Anyways, what do you all think of this?




posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 06:36 PM
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There is another illustration of this courtesy of www.ufoartwork.com... .


This is an illustration from a book "Ume No Chiri (Dust of Apricot)" published in 1803. A foreign ship and crew witnessed at Haratonohama (Haratono Seashore) in Hitachi no Kuni (Ibaragi Prefecture), Japan this strange object. According to the explanation in the drawing, the outershell was made of iron and glass, and strange letters shown in this drawing were seen inside the ship.





posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 06:37 PM
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Uow, that's new for me, in fact I've never seen such relates about oriental UFO / Enconters before, so this is my first one.
The big question mark in my mind is, what the "F-word-here" was she doing with that wood box and what she did before she left?

Great find mate, keep up the good job!



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 06:45 PM
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It is curious as to why the box was of such great importance to her.
I could speculate many reasons, perhaps it contained something
dear to her.

What interest me, is that I just realised, this account was mentioned
in the History channel Aliens & UFOs episode about the Dragon's
triangle, I did'nt think of that until after I created this thread.

Perhaps there is a connection, though I'm not sure of that.



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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Just bringin this up to modernity, as I think this is a very
interesting UFO case.

This does make me think, maybe the stories of Mu were
not just myths of the Asian-Pacific peoples.



posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 07:41 AM
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hmmm , i can trump that




hi-res

i think the caveat here is do not read too much into mytholgy / folklore .

do people believe that the :



" lamb tree " as widley reported in european medieval literature ever existed??

or any number of other myths and legends .

in short stop cherry picking .



posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 08:05 AM
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I beleive the first two are modern fakes. If you look carefully at the illustrations, the style is just ... wrong. The coloring and ink lines are jarringly crude in comparison with the other illustrations.

Can someone find the original books? i would wager what you have is a really bad photoshop-chop job.

The illustration that Ape shows is indeed genuine. Notice how the use of color and lines and detail are consistant throughout the drawing.



posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 08:14 AM
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"i think the caveat here is do not read too much into mytholgy / folklore."

On the contrary, just until a few years ago we thought the story of Noah's Ark, the city of Troy/Trojan horse, and the red sea parting were all stories of myth and folklore. History, myth and folklore are all related much more than we would like to admit.

We must look to our past to understand our present and future and to discard all mythology and folklore is to deprive yourself a great deal of ancient traditions and culture. Respect mythology and folklore for many times those stories do not create themselves.



posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 08:14 AM
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"i think the caveat here is do not read too much into mytholgy / folklore."

On the contrary, just until a few years ago we thought the story of Noah's Ark, the city of Troy/Trojan horse, and the red sea parting were all stories of myth and folklore. History, myth and folklore are all related much more than we would like to admit.

We must look to our past to understand our present and future and to discard all mythology and folklore is to deprive yourself a great deal of ancient traditions and culture. Respect mythology and folklore for many times those stories do not create themselves.

The way I like to think of myth and folklore is that it is unconfirmed history, since it's references are usually second hand or worse. I do not take all of it literally but I am always open to different forms of interpretation of it. After all the truth is usually somewhere in the middle.

[edit on 30-10-2006 by Low Orbit]



posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 08:15 AM
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I'll have to weigh in on the side of modern fake. At least concerning the drawings of the alleged craft. They look reminiscent of the art on a middle school bulletin board and not the result of careful Japanese artisans.



posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 10:28 AM
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Byrd : I believe the first two are modern fakes. If you look carefully at the illustrations, the style is just ... wrong.

Right, but to say these are "fakes" you really need more than "just look at them" for a verdict.

For instance both show the same "symbols" that is a clue , can you show that both were done by the same artist?



posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
as widley reported in european medieval literature ever existed??


I just have to ask. Why is a wolf growing from a lamb tree?

The other image you posted is interesting too; it looks like Zoidberg (Futurama) and the Japanese going at it!


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