Tsuruhiko Kiuchi: Amazing Near-Death Time Traveller Who Died Three Times

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This is a true story of a man who died three times and traveled in time during the near-death experiences.

Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (born 1954) is a Japanese comet hunter and writer.

However, Kiuchi has another side as amazing time traveller who died three times.

Here, I would like to introduce Kiuchi’s amazing near-death experiences.

Kiuchi Made Outstanding Achievements as a Comet Hunter

Kiuchi was born in 1954 in Koumi town, Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan.

Source Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work

When Kiuchi was in his fifth year of elementary school, he saw Comet Iketani-Seki (C/1965 S1) which sparked his lifelong interesting in comets.

Comet Ikeya-Seki, 30 October 1965.

Source Photo by James W. Young (TMO/JPL/NASA)

As a comet hunter, Kiuchi made outstanding achievements in comet hunting.

On March 16, 1990, he discovered Comet Cernis-Kiuchi-Nakamura (1990b).

On July 16, 1990, he discovered Comet Tsuchiya-Kiuchi (1990i).

On January 7, 1991, he rediscovered Comet Metcalf-Brewington (1906VI=97P/1906 V2).

On September 27, 1992, he rediscovered the Comet Swift-Tuttle (109P/Swift-Tuttle).

Perseid meteor, originating from Comet Swift-Tuttle, from the ISS

Comet Swift-Tuttle was independently discovered by Lewis Swift on July 16, 1862 and by Horace Parnell Tuttle on July 19, 1862.

It is the parent body of the Perseid meteor shower, the best known shower.

Before the rediscovery, it was predicted that the Comet Swift-Tuttle would return between 1979 and 1983, but it didnt show up.

In 1990-1992, comet hunters around the world usually calculated cometary orbits using a computer and spotted a comet on a photographic plate.

However, Kiuchi calculated cometary orbits using a handy calculator and determined the range where Comet Swift-Tuttle would appear based on various data.

Then he continued to search for it every day since August 1992.

Kiuchi used a large custom-ordered binocular telescope with a lens of 15-centimeter (about 6-inch) in diameter.

The telescope was 90 centimeters (about 3 feet) long and weighed 30 kilograms (about 66 pounds).

He put it on a large iron stand that was 180 centimeters (about 6 feet) high.

Then he continued to watch the sky keeping a standing position from dusk to dawn every night in Mt. Yatsugatake where city lights did not reach.

Kiuchi hunting for a comet through the custom-ordered binocular telescope in Mt. Yatsugatake.

Kiuchi’s efforts paid off.

Around 3:00 a.m. on August 27, 1992, he spotted comets with the telescope for the first time in 130 years.

Kiuchis rediscovery made a big impact on astronomy community.

Upon its 1992 rediscovery, the comet’s date of perihelion passage was off from the then-current prediction by 17 days.

It was then noticed that if its next perihelion passage (July 11, 2126) was also off by another 15 days (July 26), the comet would pass perilously close to Earth or the Moon on August 14, 2126.

Thus, Kiuchi became famous worldwide as a Japanese amateur astronomer hunting comets.

By the way, Kiuchi is also well-known for his amazing near-death experience.

Amazing Near-Death Experience of Kiuchi

Before becoming a comet hunter, Kiuchi had worked for Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) as a flight dispatcher of aeronautical operational control in Hyakuri Air Base in Omitama, Ibaragi, Japan.

Source Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work

Hyakuri Air Base

At the age of 22, when he finished a night work in the airport control tower of the air base, Kiuchi was struck down with excruciating pain in his abdomen.

Then, he was taken to a hospital.

He was diagnosed with superior mesenteric artery duodenal obstruction which was a very rare case, because only 120 cases as to the disease were reported in the world.

Unfortunately, it was also known as a critical illness.

Actually, no one had ever survived the disease at that time.

So, the doctor said to his family.

I think he has just a week to live.

However, 30 minutes after being pronounced dead, Kiuchi miraculously revived.

It is the only example in Japan that the resuscitation after being confirmed dead was recorded in the medical chart.

Therefore, the Kiuchis case was reported as a rare instance in the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences.

Surprisingly, after he revived, Kiuchi told doctors an amazing near-death experience, such as a tunnel like cave, a huge river, a field of flowers and the reunion with deceased relatives.

Later, Kiuchi published books about his amazing near-death experience and the books hit the bestseller list in Japan.

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Amazing Teleportation Experiment During the Near-Death Experience

Interestingly, Kiuchi obtained a teleporting ability through his near-death experience.

During the near-death experience, Kiuchi could teleport freely anywhere he wanted to go.

Actually, by just thinking about his mother and his sisters, Kiuchi could teleport to the places where they were.

So, Kiuchi thought that he would try a kind of psychic experiment using his friends.

At that time, Kiuchi’s friends lived in his hometown of Nagano, which was located about 300 kilometers (186 miles) away from the hospital in Ibaragi where he was hospitalized in critical condition.

Thus, it took at least about 4-hour drive from the hospital to Nagano.

However, if his spirit can teleport anywhere freely, he should be able to teleport over instantly to Nagano.

Then, Kiuchi was going to observe and remember what his friends were doing in Nagano.

Kiuchi thought that it would later become evidence to show that,

During the near-death experience, the spirit can teleport anywhere instantly.

That was the idea of his teleportation experiment.

Thus, Kiuchi decided to visit his friends in Nagano.

As he expected, Kiuchi succeeded in the teleportation experiment, but it brought about unexpected results for him.

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Kiuchi Traveled Back in Time to the Past During the Near-Death Experience

Kiuchi experienced something mysterious when he was 6 years old.

He went swimming in Chikuma River with his three big sisters and a big brother.

Source Naganojmmmm – Own work 

They went down the road to a riverside of Chikuma River.

It was hard to walk on the road, because the road was rocky and full of stones.

Suddenly, Kiuchi heard a voice say from behind him.

Watch out!!

Kiuchi instantly looked back in surprise and he saw a large rock falling toward his sisters head.

Instantly, Kiuchi shoved his sister away desperately and he fell backward with its rebound.

At that moment, the rock with the size of about one meter (about 3 feet) rolled on the ground between him and his sister.

Then, the rock tumbled down a slope off the road in a cloud of sand.

In this way, Kiuchi had a close call thanks to the mysterious voice.

Who on earth saved me and my sister at that time?

Since then, that has been in Kiuchi’s mind for a long time.

When he awoke his teleporting ability through the near-death experience, Kiuchi remembered the strange experience in his childhood.

He thought,

Now that I have ability to teleport anywhere I want to go, I may also teleport back in time to the past.

So, I will return to that day to find out the true identity of the voice that saved me at that time.

Then, Kiuchi tried to teleport back to the past when the mysterious voice saved his 6-year-old self.

Kiuchi succeeded in time travel to the past when he was 6 years old, but he was shocked by the unexpected development.

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Kiuchi Traveled Back in Time 100 Years During the Near-Death Experience

During the near-death experience, Kiuchi wanted to prove scientifically his amazing experience.

So, he carried out a kind of teleportation experiment.

In this experiment, Kiuchi possessed his friend to show him an illusion.

That experiment was successful as described above.

However, Kiuchi wanted to leave some more solid evidence showing that he could teleport anywhere he wanted during the near-death experience.

If the near-death experience is due to the dream or illusion caused by chemical changes in the brain, there would be no physical evidence.

On the contrary, if it is actual experience, Kiuchi may be able to leave some physical evidence to be scientifically verified later.

So, Kiuchi teleported back in time to the Edo Period more than 100 years ago.

He visited a prestigious family which produced many poets for 1000 years.

Then, Kiuchi was in a room.

In front of him, a poet tried to compose a poem before a blank sheet of Japanese paper.

Then, Kiuchi came up with an interesting idea.

He tried to possess the poet’s body and write something by borrowing the poets body.

If his plan turns out well, it may serve as physical evidence showing that he actually visited the family more than 100 years ago beyond time and space.

Thus, through the poets body, Kiuchi wrote Japanese kana characters Tsuru as follows.

Tsuru derived from his first name, Tsuruhiko.

After he was discharged from the hospital, Kiuchi looked for the family which he visited during the near-death experience.

He finally found out an old family in Kyoto.

Then, the descendant of the family told Kiuchi an amazing story about the poet.

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Kiuchi Traveled in Time to the Future During the Near-Death Experience

After returning to the hospital room from the past, Kiuchi thought of traveling to the future.

Now that I have teleporting ability to travel freely beyond time and space, I may also travel in time to the future.

Then, Kiuchi tried to travel in time to the future.

Unlike past or present events, it is difficult to imagine uncertain future events which are yet to happen.

Nevertheless, Kiuchi succeed in teleporting to the future.

He found himself in a spacious room, the floor of which was covered with straw mats.

In the room, about 30 people were seated at a horseshoe-shaped table.

They were all listening intently to a speaker wearing a gray shirt.

Who is speaking?

Kiuchi moved toward to the speaker to have a close look at him.

Kiuchi looked into the speakers face.


To his amazement, the speaker was his future self in his middle age.

Amazingly, this future has already become reality.

18 years after the near-death experience, 40-year-old Kiuchi was invited to speak at the World Future Generation Forum which was held in Mt. Koya.

Kiuchi was shocked to learn that the future which he saw during the near-death experience came true with complete correspondence.

By the way, Kiuchi also traveled to a more distant future during the near-death experience.

In one of the futures he visited, he saw a horrible sight.

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Kiuchi Saw Ghosts of the Victims of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Tōhoku earthquake and aftershocks from 11 to 14 March

A month after the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami occurred in Japan, Kiuchi experienced something mysterious.

Just before the earthquake, he had plans to speak in Tohoku region.

To see the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, he thought that his speech would be cancelled.

However, the organizer asked him to speak in the disaster-stricken area.

The organizer told him that the people in the Japanese inn, which was designated as an evacuation spot, wanted to hear his near-death experience.

Thus, Kiuchi decided to go to the disaster-stricken area.

Before the speech, Kiuchi had some time.

Then, Kiuchi had the idea of seeing the tunami devastated area.

He went to the seaside with the organizer.

On the seaside, rubbles scattered all around the ground and the scars of tunami were widely left there.

Aerial photo of Minato, devastated by both the earthquake and subsequent tsunami

It was a terrible tragedy!

Kiuchi saw the beach talking to the organizer.

Suddenly, he saw a lot of white shadows rising from the sea.


Whats that?

Kiuchi strained his eyes to see one of the white shadows.

It appeared to be in the shape of a person.

Since he had the near-death experience at 22, Kiuchi came to have a strange ability to see such a white shadow in the shape of a person.

The white shadows were swaying in water and moved at a creep toward the shore.

Amazingly, they were souls of the victims of the tsunami.

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Amazing UFO Report by Kiuchi as a JASDF Flight Dispatcher 

By the way, when Kiuchi went stargazing with children, they sometimes asked him,

Do UFOs exist, Mr. Kiuchi?

Kiuchi tried to say to their question,

No, there are no UFOs.

Since the existence of UFOs has not been verified scientifically so far, Kiuchi had no choice but to officially say that as a comet hunter.

However, in contrast with his official answer, Kiuchi has seen UFOs several times.

As a flight dispatcher of the JASDF, Kiuchi had amazing experiences which made him believe that UFOs actually exist.

Amazingly, a lot of JASDF pilots reported that they saw UFOs in flight.

However, it is strictly taboo to reveal eyewitness accounts of UFOs in the JASDF.

Therefore, the members of the JASDF kept the witness information of UFOs secret.

Nevertheless, Kiuchi submitted a report about UFO sightings of extraterrestrial origin to the top brass of the JASDF.

However, his report was treated as confidential in the JASDF.

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Kiuchi Revealed the Secret of the Universe through the Near-Death Experience

Through the near-death experience, Kiuchi revealed the secret of the universe.

He found that the universe is five dimensional, not three or four dimensional.

Interestingly, Dr. Lisa Randall, an American theoretical physicist of Harvard University theoretically indicates the possibility that the universe has a higher dimension.

Lisa Randall at TED

However, it has not been cleared about what exactly is the higher dimension.

According to Kiuchi, the universe consists of three dimensions of space, one dimension of time, and one dimension of mind (that is, incorporeal information).

The Universe Consists of 5 Dimensions
3 spatial dimensionsLength, Width,
1 temporal dimensionTime
1 informational dimension
(5th dimension)
Mind (Incorporeal information)

Interestingly, this notion of the cosmic dimensions is consistent with that of Japanese Shinto Philosophy.

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Kiuchi’s 2nd Near-Death Experience

As described above, Kiuchi had an amazing near-death experience when he was 22 years old.

However, this is not the end of his near-death experience, because he had near-death experiences three times.

Actually, 32 years later, when he was 55 years old, Kiuchi had the second and third near-death experiences in Shanghai, China.

In July, 2009, as an instructor of a tour to observe a total solar eclipse, Kiuchi was going to leave for Shanghai, China with other tour members.

Shanhai was supposed be a good place to observe a total solar eclipse.

Despite the bad weather in the morning, the observation was successful.

However, Kiuchi had severe pain in his stomach after that.

Next morning, Kiuchi vomited large amounts of dark red blood from his stomach.

Then Kiuchi felt faint and collapsed on the floor.

Amazingly, after that, Kiuchis mind got out of his body and then he was watching his body carried out of the ambulance to the hospital on a stretcher, although he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest.

This might be a great opportunity to the past and the future beyond space and time.

Ill never get another chance.

So, Kiuchi tried to teleport in time to the future again.

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Kiuchi’s 3rd Near-Death Experience

After the second near-death experience, Kiuchi came back to life with immediate electronic shock to the heart.

After that, Kiuchi was going to have a surgery by doctors of the Chinese Academy of Science to suture the vessels together.

Chinese Academy of Sciences headquarters

Source N509FZ – Own work

However, shortly before the operation, Kiuchi degenerated into dangerous situations again.

During the pre-operation examination, he suffered coronary vein rupture.

He vomited and discharged large amounts of blood again.

This time, Kiuchi vomited and discharged the total of about 8,000 cc of blood.

So, Kiuchi went into shock and was on the verge of death again.

It was the third near- death experience for Kiuchi.

After that, Kiuchis mind got out of his body and looked down at the operating room.

If the doctors promptly revive me, I would have to return to my body again.

So, Kiuchi decided to travel back to the past immediately.

This time, he wanted to go back to the past, because he had traveled to the future in the previous near-death experience in China.

On his trip to the past, Kiuchi left some evidence that he actually visited the past world.

It was the lines of the Big Dipper (the Plough).

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Published on May 9, 2020

Updated on June 16, 2020

Written by OTAKUPAPA


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