Man from Taured

From Kook Science

The Man from Taured was, according to various internet sources and earlier print compilations of the anomalous, a traveller visiting Japan in July 1954 who carried a passport identifying him as a citizen of a nation called Taured.

Chronology of Accounts

The original account has been credited to Jacques Bergier, and in particular sourced to his 1974 book Visa Pour Une Autre Terre (Paris: A. Michel); however, there is no account of an incident involving an unusual traveller in Japan to be found in that book, and the term "Taured" does not appear in the text.


  • Begg, Paul (1981), "Appearing People", in Wilson, Colin; Grant, John, The Directory of Possibilities, New York: Rutledge Press, p. 86, "And in 1954 a passport check in Japan is alleged to have produced a man with papers issued by the nation of Taured." 
  • Slemen, Tom (1998), "The Alençon Spaceman", Strange but True: Mysterious and Bizarre People, Who Were They and Where Did They Go?, London: Robinson, p. 64, "In 1954, the Japanese authorities detained a man trying to enter the country with a passport that revealed he was from an unheard country named 'Taured'. A thorough check was made by the customs officials to see if there was such a place anywhere on Earth, but they drew a blank. The stranger refused to throw light on the whereabouts of the mysterious nation of Taured and quickly left Japan."