My mother’s ‘flying saucer’ sighting in 1975……Do I believe her?……Yes, without any doubt!!

Motomachi courtesy of Ambassadors Japan

(Motomachi Street in Yokohama, Japan, where my mother’s incident took place……photo, courtesy of Ambassadors Japan)

by Norio Hayakawa, written on February 5, 2007:

Because of my fear of public ridicule  (even though I have already been ridiculed by many people for believing that the UFO phenomenon seems to exist)  I usually do not tell this following true story even to my friends.

It is only just recently that I have decided to go ahead and share this with the public:
My beloved mother passed away a few years ago in Yokohama, Japan, at the age of 88.

One of the most fascinating things my mother had ever told me happened one bright, clear, cloudless day in the spring of 1975 in Yokohama, Japan.

I was living in Phoenix, Arizona.
I remember receiving from her a most interesting letter.
I could see her excitement in that letter.
She wrote to me in that letter saying that about 10 days before, she had distinctively observed a silvery, metallic, “flying saucer“-shaped object (with a dome) hovering just over a crowded railway station in Yokohama.

It was in broad daylight, around 11:30 a.m.
She described the object incredibly as a typical, “flying saucer“, just as “flying saucers” have always been depicted in comic books or in Sci-Fi movies.
She said in the letter that it happened while she and her grandson were walking away from the railroad station and walking towards home.  (They lived in a busy shopping street called Motomachi Shopping Street…..see the photo above of the street).  

She felt as if “something had told her” to turn around and look back towards the railway station.
And, Lord, behold, right over the station, she suddenly saw this shiny, silverish, metallic, typical “flying saucer” with a dome hovering over!
She immediately pointed to her grandson to turn around and look, and at that very moment, the object was gone…..vanished!

The street was filled with people coming from and going to the railway station.
She was so awe-struck that she didn’t even notice anyone observing the object.

My mother had always been skeptical and always used to ridicule my serious interest in “UFOs”.

(In my childhood years, I had always taken a great interest in “UFOs” or “flying saucers”, as they were called then, ever since my father had told me of his sighting of a strange, greenish “ball of fire” slowing moving over Yokohama bay one summer night in 1947, as he was night-fishing, his favorite hobby of many many years.  He swore that the object seemed as if it were “intelligently controlled” or “intelligently maneuvering”.  He said he had never seen anything like it before.  My father had passed away in 1982):

But getting back to my mother, her amazing sighting totally made her a believer.
Do I believe her sighting?
By all means, yes.
I have the highest respect for my mother and I totally believe what she said in the letter.
I visited my mother a few years later and she confirmed her sighting right to the dot.
There is no doubt in my mind that she did see what she said she saw.

But what do I think the “flying saucer” she saw was?


(typical “flying saucers” that you see in Science Fiction movies such as above)

Even after many, many years of research behind the UFO phenomenon, I have yet to come to any definitive conclusion as to what UFOs are.   (I have been investigating this phenomenon since around 1961).
Is it a physical phenomenon?   Or, can it be classified as a ‘paraphysical’ phenomenon?
I do not have the answer.
But I can definitely state that I believe my mother saw a “flying saucer”.   Again, as to what that “flying saucer” really was, I haven’t the slightest idea.

During my years of research, I have read hundreds and hundreds of sighting reports, analyzed hundreds of documents, seen many many footages of sightings, interviewed hundreds of eyewitnesses (including some so-called “abductees”) and traveled far and wide to many sightings locations in both Japan and the United States,  including visiting Mexico, Chile and Argentina – – even though I have never seen what I can confidently say was a UFO, much less a “flying saucer”.

Surprising as it may sound, after all these personal efforts of many years, I cannot even come close to stating what is behind the UFO phenomena.
It still remains a mystery to me.
However, after all these years, the bottom line in my view is that we have yet to come up with a single physical, solid, hard, tangible, irrefutable evidence to prove that the UFO phenomena are physical manifestations of physical extraterrestrial intelligent entities from beyond this earth.

I am not saying that the UFO phenomena do not exist.
I am simply saying that empirical science, the only discipline available so far that we can rely on to determine a physical existence of a phenomenon, has not come up with any concrete evidence to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that “UFOs” are “nuts-and-bolts” physical craft operated or manipulated and occupied by physical entities from advanced extraterrestrial civilizations.

This is why I came to consider that the entire phenomena could even be some form of “psycho-spiritual” manifestations or such by a power which we cannot comprehend simply by physical pursuit, a power which apparently is capable of presenting an “instant” (but only “temporary“) “appearance” or “illusion” of being a physical phenomenon to the observer.  Some suggest that it could even be a momentary, holographic intrusion from some “parallel intelligence”.
Some others even suggest that it could perhaps be some form of temporary “time-slip” or an interdimensional “intrusion”.

We just don’t have the answer.

It seems to me that as a possible projection from “another” reality, the phenomenon appears to be able to materialize and de-materialize at will.

But more significant is its apparent inability to stay in our dimensional realm except for a few moments at a time, or only for a short period of time.

In other words, it seems apparent that they’re unable to survive in our physical dimension except for a very brief period of time, at a time.

Also interesting is their (spacecraft and its occupants’) apparent inability to be photographed with clarity, if at all.

As Dr. Jacques Vallee suggested quite often, “UFOs” may not necessarily be objects nor are they “flying” as we understand “flying” by the use of any propulsion system. Yet they are even said to be able to affect our physical parameters (such as radar, etc.)

It seems to me that in many cases a “UFO”, after making an initial appearance to what I call a “pre-selected” observer or observers (as well as at a pre-selected location and time), simply appears to take off at a tremendous speed and disappear into the distance as if utilizing some form of advanced propulsion system.

There is no doubt in my mind that this lady in the video below (in England, in 1954) also saw exactly what she described she saw – – but did her sighting constitute absolute conclusive evidence of an actual physical ET visitation in a physical ET spacecraft?

Or was it deceptively “staged” by extradimensional tricksters?

“Her description of the occupants of the unusual craft with their long blonde hair and beautiful faces, matches that of  “The Space Brothers”   –  beings who claimed to originate from the planet Venus, and who were  –  at that time, ( the 1950’s ) before the advent of  ‘the Grays‘  –  the most prevalent ‘aliens’ reported.    It should be noted that after the Soviet Venera satellites (launched in the early 1970’s) showed that conditions on Venus were  ‘hellish’  to say the least, it was reported that the ‘aliens’ claimed to originate from planets outside our solar system…according to later contactee reports.” – – courtesy of Bobby Sullivan:

Could this be a deception?

In other cases, “UFOs” seem to simply hover or “float” (again, as if they’re utilizing some form of a propulsion system capable of “floating”) before taking off or even de-materializing.

But again, could this be a deception?


(I have always had the highest respect for Dr. Jacques Vallee, the world’s top authority on the UFO phenomenon in my opinion)

“Human beings are under the control of a strange force that bends them in absurd ways, forcing them to play a role in a bizarre game of deception.” – – Jacques Vallee



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21 thoughts on “My mother’s ‘flying saucer’ sighting in 1975……Do I believe her?……Yes, without any doubt!!

  1. Your conclusion is inconclusive at best. I dont agree labeling the UFO phenomenon as some type of religious manifestation or hologram by an unseen power or being of intelligence is ever more sensational a claim then the UFO phenomenon itself! There have been too many eyewitness reports, unexplained media and physical evidence cases where people are exposed to radiation burns or have implants or recall events of such incredible situations that it tellls me there is much more here then meets the eye. True I dont have 45 years of background in the phenomenon nor do I investigate claims professionally or as a hobby, but I do follow and have my own interests in the phenomenon.
    My main point really is this has nothing to do with religion, to say otherwise is careless to the field of UFO investigation.

    The “flying saucer” that appeared to your mother wasnt bearing the cross or had a giant Buhhda statue in it, right? It had nothing to do with religion.

    Parallel dimesions seems like a plausible theory, but with no evidence to the contrary, its again and again… Inconclusive.

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    • For TC: You are right, Sir.
      Obviously, you know much about UFOs.
      I spent quite a few years reading and thinking about the Phenomenon.
      For sure “flying saucers” do not bear candelabras, crosses nor ‘crescent of the Moon and star’, for that matter…
      However, in my modest opinion, it’s the PHENOMENON ITSELF, in its persistence all around the globe, for decades – if not for centuries, or millennia – which looks like the portent of a NEW RELIGION to come.

      I agree with you, TC, on the frustrating conclusion:
      As for now, the theories aimed at the explanation(s) of the Phenomenon are Inconclusive
      (which is, if I understand him well, rather like the opinion of extremely knowledgeable Norio Hayakawa, a man I respect totally.
      I agree with Mr. Hayakawa on almost everything, except that I am not especially appealed by Dr. Vallee’s “Deception Theory”).


    • As I read through Norio’s post I don’t see the term “religious manifestation” mentioned. However, I do see the term “spiritual manifestation”. So perhaps you’re confusing the term “spiritual” with “religious”. The difference is that “religious” infers a specific belief system (Christian, Islam, Buddhism, etc), whereas the word “spiritual” is non-specific in that sense. It’s generally used to describe a phenomenon the nature of which seems to be somehow intelligent but non-physical.

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  2. Thanks, It helps to know others have also seen what I experienced. I am not comfortable giving details since I have been ridiculed in the past. Maybe one day.


  3. Norio;

    Thank you for sharing this story. I find it interesting how the element of “belief” enters into the subject of UAP; as you stated, your mother became a believer (in UFOs) because of this incident.

    I can understand TC’s trepidation in embracing the religious or spiritual as a means for understanding the phenomenon, since Western rationalist thought has dis-integrated the spiritual from the physically observable around the time of the European “enlightenment.”

    It’s my belief that a more complete understanding of the phenomenon can’t happen without also expanding our perception of reality beyond our five senses. I was reminded of this recently by viewing a talk given by a noted UFO researcher, who observed that, until about 100 years ago, we had no idea there were billions of life forms living amongst us that had gone completely unseen until we expanded our visual perception via the microscope, and could then begin to perceive the world of micro-organisms. Which, it should be noted, impacts our lives daily as the COVID pandemic proceeds.

    We humans may possess other, vestigial senses that have lain dormant for millennia, that other animals might sense more acutely. The current “rationalist” model of physical reality has certainly evolved over the centuries, while we are reminded by the scientific community that we should embrace the current theory completely, while rejecting any alternative as unorthodox, until or if the theory changes. This same scientific community also reminds us of the importance of the scientific method, of observation, analysis, deduction, verification and revision of our theories as an ongoing process — while chastising us for challenging their status quo theory with a religious fervor tantamount to what Rome inflicted upon Galileo, for example.

    Materialistic rationalism has served us well in explaining the four-dimensional universe up until now, but the UAP/UFO phenomenon challenges us to think beyond the current paradigm. We’ve yet to develop a language sufficient to expand our understanding, without entering into the realm of higher dimensionality and/or spirituality.

    Thank you again for taking us along with your quest of understanding.


  4. I have never seen such an object up close, but have seen from afar at least one object not from this world. I don’t think we realize how often these visitations here are. We are still so grounded here, we just cannot know. I still maintain that these objects have the ability to be both physical and non-physical. What your mom saw it’s just hard to say for sure, options are plenty. It could even be a ghost-image of something that once was here on earth long ago in a forgotten advanced past, such as sailors have claimed to see ghost ships out at sea.

    I do think it’s most likely these are intelligent, aware beings. They can be here and then not be here instantaneously at will. We simply don’t yet understand enough about this reality to make a solid assumption of where they come from or how they get here. Most importantly, we must not fear them. For us to advance here on earth and especially abroad, we must not fear the unknown or resort to assuming they are malevolent. Fear is an emotion of evil. Trust in good. I do believe there may be many types of beings patiently waiting for the day they can properly introduce themselves, once we can finally become something better.

    Life is everywhere here on earth, and earth is just a fragment of the universe. It’s a big crowd out there, I am sure of that.


  5. I too have been following the UFO phenomena since the 1960’s and still haven’t been able to reach any firm conclusion as to what exactly we are observing . It is a bewildering and fascinating subject and I am sceptical of anyone who claims to know for sure , the answer to the puzzle !


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