UFO researchers in Japan face breakthrough with 452 confirmed sightings

Fukushima, Japan - People keep reporting UFO sightings at Japan's Senganmori Mountain. A UFO expert is investigating the reports and says he's sure his team will be able to provide evidence that extraterrestrials exist.

The UFO experts want to make their research accessible, so they offer tours of their lab for tourists.
The UFO experts want to make their research accessible, so they offer tours of their lab for tourists.  © PR/UFO Laboratory

452 UFO sightings were confirmed for last year alone, according to Takeharu Mikami (51), director of the International UFO Laboratory – an organization dedicated to professionalizing UFO research and bringing it closer to everyday people.

According to The Sun, Mikami is convinced that Senganmori Mountain in Fukushima Prefecture is a real hotspot for extraterrestrials.

The area is well-known among UFO researchers, with people repeatedly reporting strange flying objects. That's why it became the home of a UFO laboratory, Mikami told The Mainichi last year.

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"I hope the research lab will serve as a base receiving information, and lead to new discoveries. I'd like to get to the bottom of their identity," Mikami said.

So far, he says UFO research is still in its infancy. Information about possible sightings is mostly shared among individuals, with scientific systems lacking. The UFO lab aims to change that.

The International UFO Laboratory opened last year

The area around Mount Senganmori is considered a UFO hotspot.
The area around Mount Senganmori is considered a UFO hotspot.  © PR/UFO Laboratory

"It is not a bird; it is likely a UFO"

Director Takeharu Mikami is convinced that his team is on the verge of a scientific breakthrough.
Director Takeharu Mikami is convinced that his team is on the verge of a scientific breakthrough.  © PR/UFO Laboratory

Mikami dismissed UFO skeptics, saying that of the 452 recorded sightings last year, 125 were documented with photos and 24 with videos.

The expert is confident in confirming UFO sightings. "It is not a bird; it is likely a UFO," he stated with a practiced eye as he looked at an image of a flying object made available to the public.

On social media, Mikami also expressed confidence that his institute will soon provide irrefutable evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials.

An undated UFO sighting published by the International UFO Laboratory.
An undated UFO sighting published by the International UFO Laboratory.  © PR/UFO Laboratory

Until that happens, they are selling stickers, coffee mugs, and T-shirts to UFO fans from all over the world.

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