posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 11:53 PM
My beloved mother passed away a few years ago in Yokohama, Japan at the age of 88. One of the most fascinating things my mother had ever told me
happened one bright, cloudless day in the spring of 1975.
I was living then in Phoenix, Arizona. I remember receiving from her a most interesting letter. I could see her excitement in that letter. She wrote
to me in that letter that about 10 days before, she had observed a silver, metallic, flying-saucer-shaped object (with a dome) hovering just over a
crowded railway station in Yokohama.
It was in broad daylight, around 11:30 a.m. She described the object as a typical, flying saucer. just as flying saucers have always been depicted in
comic books or in Sci-Fi movies.
She said in the letter that it happened while she and her grandson were walking away from the railroad station and walking towards home. She felt as
if something had told her to turn around and look back towards the railway station. And, Lord, behold, right over the station, she suddenly saw this
shiny, metallic, typical flying saucer with a dome hovering over! She immediately pointed to her grandson to turn around and look, and at that very
moment, the object was gone....vanished!
The street was filled with people coming from and going to the railway station. She was so awe-struck that she didn't even notice anyone observing
My mother had always been skeptical and always used to ridicule my serious interest in UFOs. ( In my childhood years, I had always taken a great
interest in UFOs or flying saucers, as they were called then, ever since my father had told me of his sighting of a strange, greenish ball of fire
slowing moving over Yokohama bay one summer night in 1947, as he was night-fishing, his favorite hobby of many many years. He swore that the object
seemed as if it were intelligently controlled or intelligently maneuvering. My father had passed away in 1982).
But getting back to my mother, her amazing sighting totally made her a believer. I have the highest respect for my mother and I totally believe what
she said in the letter. I visited my mother a few years later and she confirmed her sighting right to the dot. There is no doubt in my mind that she
did see what she said she saw. After more than 45 years of research behind the UFO phenomenon, I have yet to come to any definitive conclusion as to
what UFOs are. Is it a physical phenomenon? a religious apparition? I have no idea. But I can definitely state that I believe my mother saw a flying
This is why when a group of experienced pilots and several United Airlines employees reported that they had witnessed a metallic, saucer-shaped over
hovering over Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last November in the late afternoon, I truly believe that they did see what they said they saw,
i.e., a metallic, saucer-shaped object....and nothing less. Again, as to what flying saucers really are, I haven't the slightest idea, even after
more than 45 years of research.
Surprising as it may sound, after all these personal efforts of many years, I cannot even come close to declaring what is behind the UFO phenomena. It
still remains a mystery to me.
However, after all these years, the bottom line in my view is that we have yet to come up with a single physical, solid, hard, tangible, irrefutable
evidence to prove that the UFO phenomena are physical manifestations of physical extraterrestrial intelligent entities from beyond this earth.
I am not saying that the UFO phenomena do not exist. I am simply saying that empirical science, the only discipline available so far that we can rely
on to determine a physical existence of a phenomenon, has not come up with any concrete evidence to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that UFOs are
nuts-and-bolts physical craft operated or manipulated and occupied by physical entities from advanced extraterrestrial civilizations.
I concur totally with Dr. Jacques Vallees assessment of the phenomena.
[edit on 01/29/2007 by Norio Hayakawa]
[edit on 01/29/2007 by Norio Hayakawa]