February 23, 1975
Location: Kofu City, Japan
Japanese schoolchildren watched a UFO touched down on
February 23, 1975. The landing took place near Kofu City,
Yamanshi Prefecture, Japan. An occupant allegedly emerged
and touched one child on the shoulder, temporarily paralyzing
him. The occupant then walked around the craft and reboarded.
The boys, in hysterics, ran home to their parents, who
observed a large, orange-red light hovering over the vineyard.
Japanese youngster indicates area near vineyard where
a UFO touched down on February
23, 1975; and a sketch by one of the boys shows the craft
and occupant. (credit: Leonard
Stringfield/International UFO Registry)
The boy indicates landing traces and ring pattern near
broken concrete piles where UFO
landed. A schoolteacher found radioactivity within the
circular patch. (credit: Leonard
Stringfield/International UFO Registry)
Yamanashi Nichi-Nichi Shimbun (Daily News, Japan), Feb.
UFO LANDED IN KOFU CITY?"
boy scared when tapped on his shoulder by a spaceman.)
the 24th, a sensation started in Yamashiro Elementary
School in Kofu (the schoolmaster: Nobuyoshi Kaneko), when
a UFO alledgedly landed and a spaceman tapped a pupil
on the shoulder. This pupil drew a picture of the alledged
spaceman and explained what had happened, and his teachers
were shocked very much. Soon, the school authorities made
an inspection of the place with tape measures and other
pupils who saw the UFO were Masato Kawano (7 years old)
and Katsuhiro Yamahata (7 years old) in the 2nd grade
of the school. They say that first, they found two flying
objects glittering in orange color and crackling overhead
at 7:00 p.m. on the 23rd, when they were rollerskating
near the Hinode Housing Estate in Kamimachi, Kofu City.
The bigger one flew away toward Mt. Atago, but the other
went down between the props of the vineyard behind the
Estate and landed on the earth.
approached over toward the object, which was about 5 meters
in diameter and 2.5 meters high. Very scared, they were
about to return home, when the side hatch of the saucer
opened up and an occupant came out of it. He was about
1.3 meters tall, with no visible eyes nor mouth, but with
three fangs, and his body glowing in silver color. They
saw another smaller humanoid in the saucer.
bigger humanoid walked away about a meter from the saucer
with a long object somewhat like a rifle over his left
shoulder, and put a hand on Yamahata's shoulder.
boy was too scared to walk, so his friend carried him
up on his back and ran away about 30 meters to his house.
They reported the event to their mothers, went back there
with them and found the glowing light again from a distance.
The mothers say that the orange light kept glowing on
and off for about 5 minutes in the vineyard, and then
flew away while they turned their eyes away from it. The
boys say the saucer had four illegible big letters on
the hull of it.
Ichiro Minegishi, who is also in the 2nd grade of the
school (8 years old), reported that he saw a shining object
flying toward the Hinode Housing Estate, 30 minutes before
the boys found the UFO. At that time, he was going by
a car with his parents and their friends on the Kofy Bypass
through Masutsudocho, Kofu City, very near the Estate.
seems that when two concrete props were found almost fallen
down, next morning, in the vineyard where the UFO had
landed, the neighbors were alarmed again by the fact.
was very fine that particular evening around the Kofu
district. The authorities of Civil Aviation Bureau of
Transportation Ministry say that an airliner often flies
over Kofu between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. and that especially
the lights of YS-ll propeller plane, which flies at an
altitude of thousand meters, will be visible to the naked
these two boys drew a picture of the humanoids and the
saucer and put it up on the wall, all the pupils made
a fuss about it.
by Mr. Masaru Mori of Chiba City, Japan.)
information from Leonard Stringfield's "Situation
landing took place near Kofu City, Yamanshi Prefecture,
Japan. An occupant allegedly emerged and touched one child
on the shoulder, temporarily paralyzing him. The occupant
then walked around the craft and reboarded. The boys,
in hysterics, ran home to their parents, who observed
a large, orange-red light hovering over the vineyard."
were] landing traces and ring pattern near broken concrete
piles where UFO landed. A schoolteacher found radioactivity
within the circular patch. Both boys were questioned in
depth by UFO investigator Masaru Mori, and one child claimed
that there was strange writing on the side of the craft.
Both photos [above] courtesy of Dennis Hauck, director,
International UFO Registry (IUFOR)."
from Albert Rosales' "Humanoid Sighting Reports"
Kofu City Japan
Date: February 23 1975
7-year old boys saw a luminous orange aerial object approach,
with a "ticking" sound, and land on 3
balls on a nearby vineyard. It was discoidal, 15 ft in
diameter and 6 ft high. They approached it closely, finding
that it was silver colored and had unknown words embossed
on its surface. A ladder was extended to the ground, and
a humanoid slightly over 4 ft tall disembarked. He wore
silver-colored clothing and carried something like a gun.
His skin was dark brown and he had pointed ears, but his
large head had no eyes, nose or mouth, merely wrinkles
on the "face," and 3 silver colored "fangs"
2" long where the mouth should be. Both boys could
see another, smaller humanoid in the cockpit, holding
a control lever. The one who had emerged patted one of
the witnesses twice on the shoulder, and uttered words
"like a tape recorder running backwards."
Paralyzed by fright, the witness sat down, but the other
boy took him on his back and ran from the vineyard. They
ran to one of the witness house and informed their parents,
who could at first see the orange light pulsating in the
vineyard; then it disappeared as they watched. 2 concrete
posts were found displaced at the site.
Source: Hayashi Ichinan and Yoshihiko Honda