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Edo-period UFO?

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posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 12:38 PM
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The Iwase Bunko Library has in its possession a document entitled Hyouryuukishuu (”Tales of Castaways”), which was printed during the late Edo period (1603-1868).



The document recounts the stories of Japanese sailors who find themselves in foreign lands after becoming lost at sea, as well as castaway foreigners washed ashore on the beaches of Japan. To the Japanese people, who at the time had been living in a prolonged period of national isolation, these exotic tales must have seemed very fantastic.




Among these stories is the account of a wrecked ship with a very mysterious appearance.


Sorry if this is a repost... pretty interesting stuff




posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 07:48 PM
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ummm - okay...

Got anything more on this? As it is, what we have here is kind of like a mermaid story with a new twist. Lonely sailors see frightening object while hungry and tired and delirious after extended periods of staring out at the sea.

It would be interesting to see if any more background info can be brought to light; e.g., witness accounts, other facts/ambient conditions, a verbatim translation of the japanese writing perhaps.

Anyway - thanks for posting - maybe another ASTer can shed some more on this?




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