by John Spiri
Special to The Japan Times
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
from JapanTimes Website
December, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura caused quite a
stir with his bold statement that "UFOs definitely exist." (Same situation with Japanese Defense
Minister Shigeru Ishiba) In subsequent
clarifications, the government claimed that there have been no confirmed
sightings, but if a UFO was to appear,
would be scrambled to attempt visual
A FERI member's sketch depicts a diminutive "gray"
extraterrestrial life form.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FERI
While it could
be that Machimura was joking, it's also possible he was attempting to pave
the way for belief in the existence of alien life — at present a taboo —
to become an issue of public debate. For some prominent thinkers that day
can't come soon enough.
Alfred Lambremont Webre, a Yale
graduate, Fulbright scholar, lawyer, and judge on the Kuala Lumpur War
Crimes Tribunal, has spoken before the Diet on U.N. treaty issues. He
is also the director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space. He helped
found, and has written extensively about, an emerging field of discourse
known as exopolitics.
Webre is on a mission to educate the world
about the greatest news story in history: Humans not only share the
universe with intelligent life but these extraterrestrial species are
about to make their presence known.
And that's just
the tip of the iceberg.
"Earth is an
object of interest to a larger universal society," Webre explained in an
interview. "The science-based approach of exopolitics shows that
they have been showing themselves on the periphery because humanity has
not been ready for the shock of revising their knowledge of
belief in the existence of extraterrestrial
life is based on documents and testimonies he has amassed,
Shigeru Osawa claims his knowledge of ETs came straight from the
horse's mouth. Osawa — a pseudonym — founded the Future Earth Research
Institute (FERI) in Japan and is working, like Webre, to
enlighten humanity about unknown sources of energy.
gives talks throughout Japan about the dynamics of vortex "ki" energy and
the future of Earth, says he acquired his knowledge directly from alien
one trillion stars in our galaxy," Osawa expounded. "Each has a solar
system, with eight to 10 planets circulating, like ours.
most of those 1 trillion stars there are planets with life. Among them,
there are 500 million with higher intelligent life, like monkeys. Among
those, 80 million have language ability, and among those, 6,800 have
technology to travel in space.
race known as Betelgeuse, which hails from the top-left alpha
star within the Orion constellation, created a space federation by
conquering various planets. They're highly advanced in space technology
though not very spiritually evolved. Before them the prevailing
civilization was from Pleiades; they were gentle
and created the civilization of Atlantis on Earth 400,000
years ago. But the Pleiadeans were chased away by powerful forces from
Alinilam, who later were conquered by Betelgeuse about 40,000 years ago.
It's been like 'Star Wars.' "
The source of
Osawa's knowledge is out of this world.
"I speak with
ETs and have traveled in space. I speak with the gods while in a kind of
meditative state, but I do no spiritual practice. You can't get
enlightenment through spiritual practice.
"At first I channeled;
now I can communicate directly whenever I like. I ask questions, and
they answer 'yes' or 'no.'
"I gained 'satori' (enlightenment)
when I was 34. Aliens often implant 'kon' — like a computer program — in
earthlings, usually during childhood, so we (those with kon
implants) are half-aliens. We four were implanted," Osawa stated,
indicating the three other members of FERI.
Osawa, who used
to be a master of the "I Ching," the Chinese ancient book of divination,
made his statements matter-of-factly, with no hint of irony, but sometimes
with a touch of humor. He seemed to be amusing and surprising himself as
he explained the teachings he receives. At one point during our interview
he plunged into prayer, quietly chanting, with hands circulating as if to
form a ball — or a world.
FERI member Sachiko Suzuki — who
like her fellow implanted colleagues chose to use an assumed name — is a
healer and psychic who presently lives up a mountain on Shikoku.
encounters of the third kind started at her parents' 14th-floor apartment
traveled to alien worlds when I was 18. Before I knew what was
happening, I found myself inside a flying saucer.
"I had fallen
asleep, but then I woke up in dark space. I was floating, looking out
through a window pane. Somebody was talking to me telepathically. He was
an older male, speaking Japanese. He told me, 'I will show you how stars
"He told me to look straight ahead, where I saw a blue
star, round, the size of a ball. There was a dark point in the center,
and it started blowing up. The blackness then covered everything. Only a
blue ring was left. The ring then flew away and
"Then I realized that, just like a human being, the
soul was coming out of the star's body. I realized the star had a life
and a soul, just like a human, and when it dies the soul leaves the
"It dissolved into the darkness. That was my first
Yoshimitsu Kunitsune has also traveled to alien worlds after
falling into a trance-like state. Unlike Suzuki, however, he has never
seen a UFO.
While the claims of Future Earth Research
Institute founder Osawa are somewhat fantastical, the stories of
contact with extraterrestrials told by other Japanese have been more down
to earth, as it were. The testimony of 1986 JAL pilot Captain Kenju
Terauchi is often cited by UFO enthusiasts.
While flying over
Alaska, Terauchi and his copilot spotted what appeared to be aircraft
lights. After performing some cat-and-mouse maneuvers (as if the source of
the lights was playing with the JAL craft, says Terauchi), light poured
into the cockpit, warming Terauchi's face.
Later Terauchi saw,
of a gigantic spaceship" and thought, "We've gotta get out of here
After that they
saw the UFO ascending, leaving the pilots to wonder — and fear — what the
craft's purpose could be.
UFO enthusiasts claim this craft was
caught on radar, and that the official Federal Aviation Administration
transcripts of the exchanges between Terauchi and ground control have been
preserved. They also say Terauchi was grounded and given a desk job for
speaking out in public about his encounter.
Brushes with authority
and government — most often with "men in black" from super-secret
departments in the U.S. military seeking to suppress eyewitness testimony
and evidence — are common to many accounts of the aftermath of alien
encounters. The Disclosure Project, started by ex-physician Steven Greer, consists of
some 400 individuals, most U.S. government civil-servant whistle-blowers,
who claim to have direct evidence of UFOs or of clandestine government
programs that suppress UFO information. Webre is one of over 100 former
high-level governmental and military Disclosure Project witnesses. These
individuals claim that a person who speaks out about UFOs may have their
livelihoods — or even their lives — threatened.
Webre notes that
reporter Angelia Joiner, who covered the world's most recent UFO
sighting in Stephenville, Texas, on Feb. 12, has been fired from her job
at the town's local newspaper, the Empire-Tribune, after being told
to back off from the story. Webre believes she paid the price for bringing
to light a series of eyewitness accounts of UFO sightings.
and the other FERI members declined to have their photos taken, citing
security concerns and previous encounters with "men in black" and
Although they gamely answered questions about UFOs for
this article, FERI's main concern is introducing earthlings to
revolutionary teachings known to alien civilizations about space and
energy that they say could have massive implications for humanity. Like
Webre, FERI members claim that perfectly clean and sustainable energy
forms are available that can literally take humans deep into the
For those looking for a happy ending, however, don't turn
go through various challenges, especially in 2012 and 2013. It's
clear to the gods that humans cannot overthrow their corrupt
governments, so they will have to remove all powers from the Earth
by way of natural catastrophes like earthquakes and epidemics. Economies
will collapse. Civilizations will face fatal crises.
humans in coping with those dire situations, four mother ships will land
on Earth: one in Calgary, another in California, one in Nagano
Prefecture, and the final one in eastern Australia. Then more alien
saucers will land in other parts of the world."
Webre sees a
less cataclysmic scenario unfolding.
"We are not
on the edge of an extinction-level event. Exopolitics shows that
humanity is on the threshold of a new era of promise and positive
evolution, not doom and destruction."