I had posted something on this earlier, but with the change in domain, etc., that last post was inadvertently lost. I’ll do my best to rebuild it.

There are many strange legends that are floating around, if you’re curious and willing to look around a little. In Japan, Aomori Prefecture, there is a small village called Shingou (新郷村) that is totally in the boonies. Near this villiage there is a burial mound, called Kofun(古墳) in Japanese. Now these mounds are found all over Japan, with a large percentage of them being excavated by archeologists. (There are many that cannot be excavated by law because it is thought that they might contain remains of ancestors of the imperial family) What’s interesting about this mound is that according to local legend, this mound is the burial place of no other than Jesus Christ himself.

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