Fields of Poetry

I don't know how to love him
What to do, how to move him
I've been changed. Yes, really changed
In these past few days when I've seen myself
I seem like someone else . . .

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Alien Princess and the First Human Astronaut

When I was six years old and learned to read, the first books I read were the Bible Stories for children. Over the years I picked up legends and fairy tales that fascinated me to this day. It's these stories that fulfill the void in my soul and they answer to me silently, "No, you're not alone."

"No, you're not alone."

Somewhere out there in the vast universe there are people like us living their lives and several of them have visited our little planet within our little Solar System. Modern Archeologists have found proofs of Alien Existence in Ancient Sites and Burials all over the world, refuting old theories that explains the mysteries of megalithic structures that marked lost civilizations. In pursuit of these proofs, I recall two Japanese Fairy Tales that affirms Alien Visitations in Japan. They are the nation's most loved tales: Kaguya Hime and Urashima Tarou. Before I expound on the stories and explain why they stand as possible proof of alien visitation, I will first tell their stories beginning with Kaguya Hime.

Kaguya Hime

Once a upon a time, there was a poor but kind old couple who wished to have a child. One day, when the husband was out on the mountain to collect bamboo for fire and cooking, he noticed a strange bamboo glowing from within. He cut the bamboo in two and drew back in surprise when there lay a beautiful baby girl surrounded in gold. He was so overjoyed that he took the gold and the baby back home to his wife who thanked the Heavens for the miraculous gift.

The old couple became the richest in the land and in their love and appreciation, raised the child into the most beautiful woman in the province. Her skin was white as the moon and hair as dark as night and she was named Kaguya Hime (The Bamboo Princess). She was so beautiful that the warriors, the shoguns and princes traveled far and wide to seek her out and ask for her hand in marriage. But each time she would turn them down. This concerned her loving parents, who wished to see her happily married. One day when her mother asked why she refused to accept any of her suitors, the Princess stared longingly at the moon and revealed in tears, 

"I cannot stay here. They will come for me."

"Who will come for you, child?" asked her mother but the Princess remained silent. Frightened of losing their beloved daughter, the couples begged the suitors to protect the Princess from anyone who tries to take her away.

One fateful evening, when the suitors lined the walls of the palace in protection of the Princess the moon shone brightly above the palace. The Princess rushed out into the garden and stared up at the moon. And there came a flying carriage and its attendants in flowing gowns.

The suitors drew up their weapons, ready to attack but suddenly there was a massive flash of light and they froze. The attendants of the flying carriage reached out to the Princess and beckoned her to enter the carriage. The frightened parents held onto the Princess and begged for her not to leave them.

"I am so sorry," She whispered.

"I love you very much. Thank you for taking care of me." She said.
And she rode the flying carriage and flew back to the moon. A final flash and the suitors came alive again only to find the old couple weeping alone in the garden. Never to see the The Bamboo Princess ever again.

Urashima Tarou

Once upon a time, there was a fisher boy name Urashima Tarou. One day as he was walking on the beach towards his boat to go fishing, he saw three village boys kicking and attacking a large tortoise. 

Urashima Tarou rushed to the scene and picked up one of the boys,

"Stop that!" He scolded.
"Why do you bully a poor tortoise?"

The children stuck out their tongues and ran off.  Urashima Tarou helps the tortoise into the water. The tortoise was so grateful that he offered to take Urashima Tarou back to his home, where there's beauty he has never seen. 

Urashima Tarou, having a taste for adventure willingly agreed. 

And so, riding on the back of the tortoise, the tortoise took Urashima Tarou deep into the ocean where they came upon a Kingdom full of wonders. Urashima Tarou was received with hospitality by the Youngest Princess of the sea who appreciated his gallantry in helping the poor tortoise. 

For three years, Urashima Tarou feasted with the people under the sea.  But one day, he began to miss his old village and parents and asked the people of the sea to return him to his village above the ocean. The people of the sea were bereaved that he should want to return home. As he was ready to ride on the tortoise once again, the Youngest Princess of the sea gave him a beautiful treasure chest, tightly sealed.

She warned him,
"This chest contains important things. If you wish to return to us, promise to never open this box."

Urashima Tarou promised. He was so excited to return to his village that he rushed there to tell them of his adventure. But the minute he reached the village, it no longer looked the same. The people were different too and none of them knew him. Even the place where he and his parents lived was gone. Puzzled, he turned to an old lady passing by and asked her,
 "Excuse me, where is the house of Urashima Tarou?"
And the old lady answered,
"Oh! I remember my grandfather who told me about them. Three hundred years ago the only son went out to sea, but he never returned."
He was shocked. But in disbelief, he continually asked around for his parents, until it dawned to him that many years had past during his absence.

Quickly, he rushed back to the beach, hoping he'd have another chance to go back, calling for the tortoise. But the tortoise had gone leaving him alone with the treasure chest. Having forgotten the Princess' warning, he opened the box and out came a puff of white smoke, which turned him into an old man.

Breaking Down The Story of the Bamboo Princess

The story of Kaguya Hime is literally more prominent in its description of Alien Visitation than the tale of Urashima Tarou. In fact the story indicates that the Bamboo Princess herself is an Alien. It spoke of a "strange bamboo glowing from within" which can immediately be seen today as a pod or a capsule in which the Bamboo Princess was placed and transported to earth. It details of the Princess being "surrounded in gold" with which we could further conclude that the "strange bamboo" was actually a capsule made of gold. As many scientists have discovered, gold is the safest material to build a space craft because it never wears down and it requires a lot of heat to actually melt. However because of its value, NASA only uses gold for more important compartment of a spacecraft instead of the whole structure:

If you are going to spend billions of dollars on a vehicle that when launched will travel on a voyage where the possibility of lubrication, maintenance and repair is absolutely zero, then building it with extremely dependable materials is essential. This is exactly why gold is used in hundreds of ways in every space vehicle that NASA launches. 

Gold is used in circuitry because it is a dependable conductor and connector. In addition, many parts of every space vehicle are fitted with gold-coated polyester film. This film reflects infrared radiation and helps stabilize the temperature of the spacecraft. Without this coating, dark colored parts of the spacecraft would absorb significant amounts of heat

Gold is also used as a lubricant between mechanical parts. In the vacuum of space, organic lubricants would volatilize and they would be broken down by the intense radiation beyond Earth's atmosphere. Gold has a very low shear strength and thin films of gold between critical moving parts serves as a lubricant - the gold molecules slip past one another under the forces of friction and that provides a lubricant action. (King, 2012)

Another detail that alludes to the Bamboo Princess' identity is the fact that she can telepathically communicate with her Alien Families from outer space. She "stared longingly at the moon" and reveals that there's someone out there coming to get her back home. E.T. anyone?

 "E.T. Go Home"

Of course, people will never be able to describe an object they have no name for so they use the next best word to depict it. Case in point, the Flying Carriage that arrives to collect the Bamboo Princess. Let's not deny that it's a UFO. I mean C'mon. Seriously? A flying carriage? Even a five year old today will jump up and down on his bed and say, "It's A UFO!!! A SPACESHIP!!"

The story even reveals that the Bamboo Princess is not just an Alien but of a pretty important member of Time Travelers. If you would recall:
The suitors drew up their weapons, ready to attack but suddenly there was a massive flash of light and they froze. 

The fact that the men freezes suggest that the Flying Attendants froze the time. This is so that it's easier for them to just pick up the Princess. All this time, the old couple were clinging onto the Princess so, they were not affected and they saw her go.

Unfortunately, the story of Kaguya Hime never reveals who she really is, what's her real name and why she was transported on earth in a capsule. The fact that she herself never explained despite seemingly having known through telepathy, suggest that it was simply too difficult for humans of that time to understand it, much like it was difficult for Urashima Tarou.

Breaking Down The Story of Urashima Tarou

The Tale of Urashima Tarou starts of with allegorical meanings,  steeped in ambiguity. As slowly as it dawns to Urashima Tarou, it reveals to the readers that the story is about a young man who accidentally travels to space.

The beginning describes Urashima Tarou, as a normal human being coming across a tortoise being bullied by little children. Or were the children really bullying the tortoise? Possibly but consider the fact that no tortoise can carry a young man on its back and swim in the ocean. That's highly unlikely or even mildly possible because it would stress the tortoise! And the fisher boy would have died from lack of air! It is possible that the tortoise wasn't really a creature but a space craft that the children were curiously poking at with a stick.

Now, you may rebuke me and say, "But it's a fairy tale!" Perhaps not! Again, the people in the past have never seen a UFO before so they define it using words that are familiar to them. It so happens that the one-man-ship that the children were poking at was shaped like a tortoise and so the name stuck. Even the story slightly hints that it is a space craft because the moment Urashima Tarou drags the ship into the water (thinking perhaps that the tortoise would come alive again in the water), auto pilot is switched on and the ship plunges into the ocean carrying the hero along with it.

Under the sea, the ship could have possibly generated a wormhole which transports him to an aquatic planet. The story itself supports this theory because towards the end, it is mentioned that three hundred years have passed since Urashima Tarou had traveled back and forth. As we all know it takes 40,000 years or more to reach the nearest star unless there's a wormhole or portal that can shorten the space travel:

With Apollo rocket technology it would take 40,000 years or so to reach the nearest star, and we don't know if it has planets anyway. It's difficult to imagine advances in propulsion technology sufficient to reach speeds near light, or extensions in human longevity (not to mention patience) or "hibernation" abilities to centuries, so interstellar travel within one lifetime is hard to imagine (which does not, of course, mean it can't be done anyway).  (Grayce, 2012)
But it can be done! The story of Urashima Tarou confirms it!! And the fact that a hypothesis on space time has been formed, the probability of humans developing it is 4 to 15. Even String Theorists suggested that Space Wormholes are possible:

Reanalyzing the problem using string theory techniques used in the past to analyze black holes reveals a range of wormhole diameter-to-energy ratios that appear stable. String theory, or more properly "superstring theory", broadly envisions subatomic particles as strings or loops of vibrating energy rather than point-like particles described in more standard physics theories.Introduce the cosmological possibilities opened by this description of reality, add in a few equations, and the study finds that wormholes suddenly acquire stability, even if constructed of normal matter. "The wormholes can be arbitrarily large," concludes the paper. (Vergano, 2011)

So there was Urashima Tarou, going through a wormhole and into an aquatic planet. He arrives on Atlantis where the readers are introduced to a very wise and young Princess called the Otome Hime or the Youngest Princess. We know she's wise because instead of overwhelming him with difficult explanations, she keeps him in oblivion. In some of the other versions of Urashima Tarou, the Princess treats him like a man with amnesia, distracting him with beautiful scenery of four seasons for the whole three years; parties and all sorts of entertainment using familiar objects, furniture and attire very much in the same way that the SHIELD agency tried to treat Captain America when he wakes up 70 years later in the First Avenger. The Otome Hime made sure that Urashima Tarou was happy and unperturbed by his new environment, fostering him for three years within her castle.

Captain wakes 70 years later

She foresees that the shock of discovering three hundred years have passed would desolate him so she gives him a box of knowledge and wisdom before he leaves Atlantis; that gleaning an understanding of his situation will help him gain composure. Hence the depiction of him turning into an old man at the end.

Considering the words and descriptions in the stories that are associated with modern theories and scientific hypothesis regarding space travel and UFOs, it is very likely that the two stories in discussion were based on actual experience! They're not just fairy tales! They are actual records of alien visitations!

I am sure there are hundreds of more stories that apprise of space travels and alien visitations waiting to be scrutinized and reviewed. One only needs to look at them with a clear and open mind as opposed to shrugging them off as mere imaginations of plebeians. As I do love to read, I am in search of hundreds of more stories that may say more than they actually do.


Used Citations:

1King, Hobart. Uses of Gold in Aerospace

2Christopher Grayce. Living on Other Planets 

3Dan Vergano. USA Today: String Theorist Suggest Worm Holes Possible