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Cosmic Brotherhood Association (CBA)

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宇宙友好協会
Cosmic Brotherhood Association (CBA)
Formation 1957
Purpose/focus Ufology
Founder Yusuke Matsumura
Main organ 空飛ぶ円盤ニュース (Flying Saucer News)

The Cosmic Brotherhood Association (Japanese: 宇宙友好協会) was a Japanese saucerian organisation, founded in 1957 by Yusuke Matsumura (松村雄亮). Matsumara made claims to have contacts with extraterrestrial intelligence and prophesied a global cataclysm following a shift in the earth's axial tilt in the early 1960s, offering members the chance to escape with the Space Brothers; these claims were published widely in Japan, which led to the CBA being ostracised from the Japanese ufology community and led to the resignations of many association members, including Matsumara himself. Following a short-lived absence, and in spite of the failure of his prophecies, Matsumara ultimately resumed his directorial duties and the CBA, renamed CBA International (CBAI), began a focus on ancient astronaut hypotheses, seeking to demonstrate that extraterrestrial contacts had been made with the ancient civilisations of Japan, including the Jōmon culture, which involved the construction of the Hayopira (ハヨピラ) Pyramid (or Hayopira UFO Station), a hand-built platform for UFO contacts, in Biratori, Hidaka Subprefecture, Hokkaido. By the early 1970s, the association had ceased public activities.

Selected Publications

The association published the newsletter 空飛ぶ円盤ニュース (Flying Saucer News), which was comprised generally of translations of foreign reports, in addition to materials by the likes of George Adamski, George Van Tassel, and Daniel Fry. They also published guides on how to contact flying saucers, which they referred to as ベントラ, bentora, the word for spacecraft in the language of their brotherly contacts.

  • Ichirō, Mashino (1961), 宇宙語・宇宙人 (Uchū-go uchūbito), Tōkyō: 宇宙友好協会  — [English: "Cosmic Language ・ Space Alien"]

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