A well recorded and little known event in the Western world would be the events of the Utsuro Bune. This is a myth dating from circa 1800 Japan. It states that a USO ( unidentified submerged object) washed up on the shore. The inhabitants of the village witnessed the object on the shore stating that is was spherical with strange writing on it. Out of the capsule came a woman dressed in fine clothing. She spoke a different language and was not able to communicate with the locals.
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):
According to the document, this vessel washed ashore at Harashagahama in Hitachi-no-kuni (present-day Ibaraki prefecture):
Together with these tales is the report of a damaged ship with a extremely mystifying form. According to the record, this large craft washed shorewards at Harashagahama. The specifications of the craft, specified as 3 meters tall by 5 meters in width, had been built from red sandalwood and metal and was equipped with openings of glass or crystal:
The mystifying characters of an unfamiliar writing system were discovered etched inside the craft. Aboard the wandering vessel was a delicately decorated young lady with pale face and red eyebrows and locks. She was assessed to be amid Eighteen and Twenty years of age. Considering that she uttered an unfamiliar language, those that chanced upon her were incapable of determining from where she came.
In her arms, she grasped a basic timber case that looked to be of great importance to her, as she would permit nobody to approach it.
Mysterious 200 year old hand drawn Japanese accounts of a strange women from a bowl/disk shaped craft that came out of the sea during the Edo period of Japan.
Originally posted by LiquidLight
Intriguing... The only thing that makes this unusual as an alien encounter is the fact that the ship was built out of wood and metal. Obviously not strong enough to withstand the forces that UFOs are witnessed to go through. Maybe an early submarine from a lost civilization?
According to Tau-se from an ancient manuscript called "Sey-to-ki", during the time of Emperor Ton-Yo, in the year of "Mon-Sham" a "divine man" descended from the sky, using a "monster that was emitting light" (spacecraft??).
The people called this man "the master." He received the name Tan-kun (Sandalwood God) and his country was called Peson.
Source: Space Visitors in Ancient Japan by Mikhail Rosenshpitz in:
"Unbelievable World" #8 August 2004
Originally posted by warrenb
The locals durring that time "assumed" it was "wood or metal" how would they know it was anything but that? They had no reference/knowledge to other materials like we do today.
Originally posted by avat178
I find it pretty interesting that those symbols are very similiar to the ones on the Rendlesham Forest UFO.
Originally posted by Haydn_17
This thread needs a bump, as it fascinated me which is rare.
Originally posted by Haydn_17
Now this is either extraterrestial or interterrestrial, as in they come from the ocean, (which is very possible as we havent explored the depths properly).
Dr. Ivan T. Sanderson who suggested that aliens could remain undetected by building their bases beneath the world’s oceans.
Dr. Sanderson found that by actual count, over 50 percent of the UFO sightings had occurred over, coming from, or plunging into or coming out of water.
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