Mothman in Japan?

Posted by: mystery_man on November 2nd, 2013

Source & References: Marcus P.

I was in Japan on business and had emailed a lifelong friend who was living in Japan and teaching English at a local school. He had insisted on my staying with him for the duration of my stay, saying it would help save me money and make my expense report look better when I turned it in.

My friend (I will call him Tim for the sake of his reputation and career) was a lifelong bachelor and had a fairly large apartment all to himself and his cat.

After several days of day long meetings and group seminars, we had decided to go out to get a bite to eat and take in the town.

After a fairly large meal and hopping from one night spot to another we decided to go toward the ocean and check out the moonlight reflecting off the waves.

My friend stated that he wanted to check on a biology station that some of his graduate students had set up near a large power plant.

As we approached the plant from the west, we walked along some paths and came to a simple metal box bolted into the ground, from this box there were a myriad of weather vanes, and other meteorological devices.

My friend stated the schools science class students had a theory that just like the water being used and discharged by the power plant was warmed by the production of electricity; the air around the plant was also being warmed and thus affecting weather and tidal patterns in the surrounding eco-system.

It all sounded too complex and in my slightly tipsy and tired state was only able to grasp the bare bones of the complex theory he laid out. He finished up and changed the subject to something more jovial when all of a sudden we heard a loud and distinct “WHOOSH” at first my mind thought it might be the sound of the distant waves crashing ashore when we heard it again, followed by an ear pitching screech that shook me down to the bone and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.

We looked around for the cause of the noise, when we heard the sound again.

The best way I can describe it is a city buses brakes when they are in need of service.

Loud and ear splitting. We both continued to look around when my friend’s attention was drawn toward the plant by another nearby couple. A younger couple, out for a walk were staring toward the plant, arms outstretched and the obvious fear in their voice showing itself.

I looked toward the plant, and against the lights of the plant I thought I saw a figure silhouetted against the moonlit sky.

The figure was large and black, from the distance I was at it looked to be sitting on top of one of the squared shape buildings.

It sat there for about 5 seconds then it unfurled a large set of what I could only describe as large, black wings. The only reference I can compare them too are from the old John Travolta movie “Michael” where the main character unfurls his wings and spreads them out to their full length. To say that this creature was large was an understatement.

The creature then took flight and circled the plant at least 4-5 times, some circuits he took at a fast pace, some he seemed to slow down, all the while he kept his attention on the row of square shaped buildings that I later found out housed the reactors.

The creature then came toward us, flying at least 25-30 feet off the ground. The younger couple who had noticed the creature first were now screaming and cowering, the man shielding the woman while shielding his head with a jacket.

My friend and I looked in awe as this creature flew over us.

That’s when I noticed the two large red eyes; they seemed to glow from within and with a blood red hue. They were unblinking in the 3-4 seconds we saw them, we knew they were looking straight at us, we knew this creature knew we could see it and it made no attempt to disguise itself.

The sick, intense and overwhelming feeling of dread came over us. A feeling that we shouldn’t be there was to say the least, overwhelming.

As quickly as it came, it flew away, back toward the town, eventually melting into the black night sky and as it flew away from us a loud whoosh was heard again and then…silence.

This lasted a second or two before I heard the sound of a shutter and turned to see my friend trying to take pictures with his cell phone, but all he got was dark, night time sky. We went straight home and my friend bolted the door and drew all the blinds, he was shaking and saying that he could not believe what he saw, could it have been a large, unknown species of bird? He kept mumbling to himself until I was able to calm him down and get him to relax and talk about what we had seen.

Eventually we both agreed that it must have been some sort of large bird, or maybe an optical illusion caused by the lights given off by the plant on a regular, known species of bird.

We talked about it late into the night, till we both fell asleep on the couches and awoke the next morning to stiff necks and backs. My friend and I spent the last two days out and about and enjoying each other’s company, till he drove me to the airport and we bid each other farewell and I came home.

We spoke about it only once more in an email about a week before he was due to come to the U.S. for his sister’s wedding.

When I brought it up at the wedding rehearsal dinner, he was convinced that it had been an optical illusion. That was until the day before the wedding when he woke me out of a deep sleep with a frantic phone call telling me to turn on the TV.

There came the images of the devastation of the Japanese earthquake and the near total destruction of the city of the town of Okuma, where my friend was living and working.

The day of the wedding the news came of the explosions at the local nuclear power plant and as CNN broadcast the report, we were both a gasp as the same power plant where we had seen the strange bird-like object was now being shown on the television set.

The Fukushima Daiich was the exact same plant we had seen the strange bird like creature circling. Was it pure coincidence or was it the mythical Moth-Man doing his strange work of predicting disasters? I may never know and may go to the grave wondering that, but one thing is certain for sure, I don’t think that neither of us is going to forget this event, no matter how long we live.

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20 Responses to “Mothman in Japan?”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    There would appear to be several (not saying how many) red flags in this account (not saying what they were).

    It’s a part of my evaluative process. Using it, I read and re-read the man’s story from Autumn Williams’ ENOCH, and could not find one single red flag. It’s either substantially true, or either she or her subject are truly extraordinary liars – like the .000001% cream of the crop liars.

    This brief story did not fare so well with me. Still, it could be a true account, but it’s extremely unlikely.

  2. Julie Dodge via Facebook responds:

    Ummm I would have soiled myself!

  3. Bo Kennedy via Facebook responds:

    No, that was Mothra… Mothman is still here in WV 🙂

  4. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    Mothra, duh!

  5. alan borky responds:

    “The sick, intense and overwhelming feeling of dread came over us. A feeling that we shouldn’t be there was to say the least, overwhelming.”

    That feeling of indecribable dread accompanied by the sense you’re witnessing something you weren’t supposed to’s a classic hallmark of these things but since more’n’more people’re becomin’ aware of that it’s less compelling as evidence.

    I thought Mothra too so clearly there’s a potential cultural meme element to this so it’d be int’restin’ to know whether any of the witnesses were gaijin.

    Since ancient times though the manifestation of monsters’s always been taken as an indication the natural or/and social order’s somehow out of whack an’ clearly Fukushima was out of whack.

    If I were one of these guys I’d be rushin’ to the nearest doctor to undergo radiation screening which if there was some sort of leak may well’ve adversely affected their brains.

  6. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Incredibly interesting account, M_M. Thank you for sharing.

    So I take it you’re no longer living in Japan, eh?

  7. springheeledjack responds:

    Good to hear from you M.M.

    It is interesting that critters similar in appearance to Mothman have been and are being spotted around the globe…a true cryptid and not just an anomaly? Alien in nature? Gargoyle? Angelic?

    I will say–while I have a limited knowledge of electronics and the like, I do know that in certain situations being in the presence of strong activity can cause a “creepy” feeling or even nausea. That could have been a by-product of the power plant. Not saying categorically it is, but a possibility.

    As for the creature, the friend talking about the air and water being affected by the power plant, perhaps creatures could be drawn to such power sources in a similar manner. A pun-iful moth being drawn to the flame parallel.

  8. PhotoExpert responds:

    I think springheeledjack and Alan Borky have hit the nail on the head here. If that is not what this is about, I think Goodfoot is on the right track. I tend to agree with Goodfoot first but also think the the other two posters offer a valid explanation of what this sighting is about. If not, I will offer a third alternative that will also serve as a bit of advice.

    They were out hitting a few spots before this sighting and story. Uh, fellas, lay off the hot sake! You might have had a bit too much and that would also explain your sighting of a known bird.

  9. corrick responds:

    mystery_man good to see a piece from you and I hope Marcus got an A+ for his creative writing assignment! Imaginative, entertaining and funny.

  10. red_pill_junkie responds:

    @PhotoExpert: In this day & age, why do we keep thinking alcohol consumption can bring about visual hallucinations? It’s so cliched it’s not even funny anymore –“I just saw a UFO landing on a field!” “Really? how many beers you’ve had?”

    Hot sake might make you misunderstand the signals from that hot-looking Japanese woman sitting all alone at the other side of the bar –the next morning you might even realize she wasn’t that hot-looking to begin with– but causing you to see a giant winged apparition with glowing red eyes? That for me is even harder to believe than the actual sighting itself. 😉

  11. Goodfoot responds:

    Totally agree. Haven’t ever had a booze apparition I couldn’t explain away the next day. 🙂

  12. PhotoExpert responds:

    red_pill_junkie and Goodfoot–Good to see you both posting regularly. I did miss you for a while red pill! Where were you?

    Guys, I get it. Like you two, I have never consumed that much alcohol to see things either. But that does not mean that others have consumed alcohol and imagined things. It has been reported that some very heavy chronic drinkers, actually hallucinate. They see things that are not there or embellish common things that they see.

    Basically, it was another way of me saying that I do not believe their story. Got it now? Or maybe we should start drinking more because none of us have drank enough to hallucinate.

  13. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    I’ll drink to that!

  14. Goodfoot responds:

    PhotoExpert: I got it all along. And I’ll get on that more drinking thing as soon as the ulcer heals up a bit!

  15. PhotoExpert responds:

    Goodfoot–I’m buying then! If you get back to the East Coast, we’ll see if we can get a head start on that hallucinating thing. Start drinking the Maalox now in preparation. LOL

  16. Goodfoot responds:

    PhotoExpert: I’ve been back since August 2011! Long story, but on my way back, the Central VA earthquake happened when I probably was in Kansas or Missouri, and a hurricane hit right after I got here. It’s all in the timing, baby!

    I live in the Richmond, VA suburbs. Said I’d never live in the ‘burbs, yet here I am. VA and NM are my two favorite places in the country. I had to settle for #2. Could be worse.

    For the ulcers, I found something called COUNTER ATTACK; can be found online. It’s a bunch of herbs in a capsule, but the important one is Berberis, i.e. Barberry. Two in the morning, two at night. Works great, except I’m out at the moment.

  17. red_pill_junkie responds:

    PhotoExpert & Goodfoot: I think tonight I’m finally catching up to you, if you know what I mean 😛

    Yeah, I still log on here from time to time. I’m not gonna lie: since Loren left, I don’t check out Cryptomundo as often as I used to.

    Then again, back in those days I only blogged for ONE site. Now I’m writing for MU & Intrepid, and also participating on a podcast on a semi-regular basis. If any of you guys manage to find the recipe to squeeze out more minutes out of an hour, please let me know 😉


  18. Goodfoot responds:

    Red_Pill_Junkie: I don’t know, I enjoy this site just as much as I ever did. Sometimes I get frustrated and back away for a while. But at least I haven’t been BLOCKED for “negativity”, which has actually happened on another blog!

    “Negativity”. (Shakes head sadly) 😉

  19. PhotoExpert responds:

    Goodfoot–That’s right, I had forgotten you were back. I just remembered when you typed it.

    I don’t get as far down as Richmond but I could meet you halfway. And there is a possibility of me traveling to Sterling, VA in the next couple of months. Is that near ya?

    If so, stock up on the herbals!

    Red_pill_junkie–Yes, I get it. You’ll catch up soon. Anyway, you should come around more often. You are missed my friend. And you contributions to this site are definitely appreciated. As you can see, people call you out by moniker and converse with you. You need to come and visit your friends more often. We miss you man!!!

  20. Goodfoot responds:

    Sterling’s probably 65 miles. Believe it or not, I don’t drive! Let’s just put a rain check on it.

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