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Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by daydoesez
Yeah, some guys will come up with any excuse for not making it home at night. I wonder what his wife said when he came home a day late?
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
gosh someone make a movie about this!
sounds like an awesome plot with a guy from another dimension
his country not on the map - wow!
Originally posted by isyeye
This is an interesting article about a mystery man that appeared at the Tokyo Airport in 1954, with a passport from a country named Taured, and then later mysteriously disappeared from a hotel room.
It's a rather interesting story that I wanted to share. Considering that it's an older story, many people may know about it, but I thought it was worth sharing. I don't have the time at the moment for further research, but I'll look into it more after work. Maybe some fellow ATS member has some additional information to contribute.
The man who arrived in Japan that day in 1954 was certainly a stranger in a strange land. A Westerner in the land of the East, he towered above most of the Japanese people milling about the Tokyo airport complex. But soon, amazed customs officials found the man was more than just a stranger in their midst. The impossible man was a stranger from a stranger world—a world that existed in another universe entirely!
While the customs officials were confused, the subject of their bewilderment grew increasingly angry. He claimed he was in Japan on business, the third such trip that year. He'd been traveling to Japan for more than five years and his company was a subsidiary of a growing international conglomerate.
While it was true that the man's passport corroborated his story—the document had many previous custom's and visa stamps—no record of his country existed. And when the company he claimed to have pending meetings with was contacted they stated categorically they never heard of him, nor of the company he said he represented
The man spoke several languages including Japanese. He said his native language was French and when shown a map of the world expressed what seemed to be genuine shock that his country wasn't on it.
He told officials that Taured was located where the Principality of Andorra, part of Spain, and part of France was shown on the map. He was adamant that no such country as Andorra existed and his country had existed for almost 1,000 years.
Originally posted by lacrimosa
if you have ever visited Andorra you probably wont think this story is unusual.
its a very interesting place.
Originally posted by Manouche
Andorrans speak catalan and they call Andorra, Andorra
Portugal is Portugal in portuguese. Lusitania was the name of the roman province.
Customs know how to deal with this stuff, they do it all day long. It's kind of vital for the job.
Surprising mindset that makes people in the 50s, complete idiots. They were probably more cultured and knowledgable than the average man today. Explaining this story by the idiocy of the airport officials is almost offensive and certainly not believable.
"Other people have claimed to come from lands not known to exist. In 1851 a certain Joseph Vorin came to the attention of the German authorities; he said he was from Laxaria, in a country called Sakria.
In 1905 a young man was arrested in Paris; he spoke an unknown language but managed to convey that he was a citizen of Lisbian - not, it should be stressed, Lisbon.
. You're assuming he read the article? More credit than I gave him.
Originally posted by luciddream
Originally posted by psyan
Know your facts before posting anything.
Hey maybe next time learn to read the OP properly before jumping to wikipedia, speedy.
He says HIS country suppose to be where Andorra is now.
To the OP, yeah its a nice read there, who knows what wonderful things are out there!