An International UFO Laboratory has opened in the town of Ino in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. It will analyze data on unidentified flying objects from around the world, look for evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life, and unravel the mysteries of the Universe.

The new lab opened on June 24. On this day in 1947, the first unidentified flying object was recorded in the United States.

The laboratory operates on the basis of the UFO Interactive Hall, which has existed since 1992. It contains about three thousand exhibits related to extraterrestrial civilizations: photographs, stories of contactees, observation data. 30 thousand people visit it annually.

The head of the laboratory is 51-year-old Takeharu Mikami, the editor-in-chief of a Mu monthly occult magazine.

Although Takeharu Mikami is an enthusiast who is not a physicist or an aviation expert, he intends to carefully study material about unidentified flying objects ever seen in Japan and beyond. The laboratory has announced a search for scientists who support the theory of the existence of UFOs and are ready to contribute to the work of the team.

Mikami also asked local residents to share information and materials about unexplained phenomena. The Japanes hopes that the laboratory will become a platform for international knowledge exchange and help make discoveries.