As far as hidden dimensions go The Man From Taured tops the bill (in my humble opinion!). I recently completed an article on a Spanish lady named Lerina García that has similarities to this story but I still feel this one ticks more boxes!
The Man From Taured
Our story takes place way back in 1954 at the Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan. It was an apparently very humid and hot day and a routine European airline was due to land on a designated runway.
The plane landed and the occupants made their way patiently through the customs desks. One of the passengers seemed to stand out from the crowd – a middle aged Caucasian man who was apparently arriving for a business trip.
It turns out he had traveled to Japan three times already that year and his main language was french. After conversing with the man the officials determined that he could also speak several other languages and he held many different currencies.
Everything seemed straight with his story until they asked him where he was from – he casually claimed he was from Taured…
The officials calmly told the man that Taured did not exist but he insisted that it did – it was on the border between France and Spain! He then provided them with his passport and sure enough it was a real passport that showed other visits to Japan and other countries.
The man from Taured then gave the officials the details of his business meeting and they contacted the company at once. The company had never heard of this stranger’s business and the hotel had no booking under his name!
All a Big Joke?
The bearded stranger started to laugh at the officials and ask them whether or not they were having a joke on his behalf.
The officials brought out a map and pointed to Andorra on it – maybe this guy was a little confused. At once the stranger lost his temper and informed them Andorra did not exist and it had taken the place of Taured on the map!
By this point he was really not happy with the whole incident and he claimed that his proud country had been around for thousands of years!
The officials placed the man from Taured in a local hotel for the night so they could look deeper into the situation.
The Next Morning…….
The following morning the man from Taured was nowhere to be found – it was is if he had vanished into thin air. There had been numerous immigration officials outside the door guarding the mysterious traveler and the door was not opened once!
All of the man from Taured’s personal documents including his passport and drivers license issued by the mystery country had vanished from the airport’s security room…..
It was as if this unique stranger had never even existed – police and officials searched high and low for him but nothing was seen of him again.
What do you think happened to the man from Taured?