I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
- Jul 19, 2004
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It's merely mentioned in passing in the 1981 book (Directory of Possibilities, co-edited with John Grant) commonly cited as a source. There's no source citation at all.... I am a bit surprised though that Colin Wilson either wasn't aware or didn't wish to disclose the provenance of the story. I guess he sold his books by playing up the woo factor!
In any case, neither Wilson nor Grant wrote it.
According to Garth Haslam over at the anomaly.info site the chapter in which this passing mention appeared was written by Paul Begg.
Tom Slemen gave the Taured story a cursory mention in his 1999 Strange But True. Slemen's version alleged the mystery man simply left Japan after being denied entry.