Establishing credentials in extraterrestrial relations that might prove useful if the Mysterians return to Japan, Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's recently elected prime minister-designate, claims to have been taken to Venus by a UFO, according to " target="outside">Reuters.
"While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus," she says in a book published last year entitled Very Strange Things I've Encountered. "It was a very beautiful place, and very green," she wrote.
Mrs. Hatoyama, an actress who had previously performed in the all-female Takarazuka Revue musical theater troupe, went on to write that while her husband at the time of her trip to Venus advised her the experience was just a dream, her current husband would say of her journey, "Oh, that's great!"
The Times of India reports that Mrs. Hatoyama very much wants to make a movie with Tom Cruise, because she knows "he was a Japanese in a previous life."
Yukio Hatoyama takes office on Sept. 16.