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UFO hotspot in Japan is now calling itself 'home to aliens'

By T.K. Randall
March 24, 2023 · Comment icon 6 comments

The UFO Fureaikan museum. Image Credit: Wiki / Decosu
A town in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has become synonymous with UFO sightings and the idea of alien visitation.
At a glance, the rural town of Iino might seem like any other small settlement in Japan; that is, at least, until you notice just how much its residents have themed their community around UFOs and aliens.

Once famed for its silk production and weaving industries, Iino has fallen on relatively hard times in recent years, forcing local officials to improvise a way to keep it on the map.

Capitalizing on its reputation for being a UFO hotspot, it turned out, was the ideal solution.
Walking through the town, it's not difficult to see how the subject has influenced things. UFOs are everywhere, from alien-themed bus stops to UFO-shaped street lamps - and there is even a full-on statue of an alien - perfect for tourist photo opportunities.

The local museum, known as UFO Fureaikan, is home to all manner of UFO themed attractions, including books, photographs and other resources designed to intrigue and amuse.

Last year, in honor of the museum's 30th anniversary, there was an extensive celebration in the form of a festival attended by enthusiasts decked out in their finest alien costumes.

Whether this will all be enough to revitalize the town's flagging economy, however, remains to be seen.

Source: IB Times | Comments (6)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 2 months ago
I live here in South Korea and I have never heard about this. UFOs are not reported very often in East Asia, so this should be a hot news topic maybe I just missed it.  
Comment icon #2 Posted by Alchopwn 2 months ago
More UFOs being attracted to human nuclear issues...
Comment icon #3 Posted by astrobeing 2 months ago
It sounds like we'll finally get some good photos of UFOs, not the blurry blobs we've been looking at for eighty years.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Trelane 2 months ago
Apparently not the same chaps who were allegedly having fun back in the '60's flipping power on and off with ICBMs. Must be they don't mess with reactors or something oddly specific like that.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hankenhunter 2 months ago
Just some desperate folks using the sightings as a cash cow. I hope it works out for them. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by TripGun 2 months ago
Well, it does make a good charging station.

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