Asian American X-Files: The Only Asian Person to Have Sex With an Alien

Ever since I read Communion by Whitley Strieber, I’ve been fixated on the alien abductee experience. One of the things I’ve noticed is that a lot of the screen memories of abductees seem to involve Asians. The definition, according to Merriam-Webster, of screen memory is: “a recollection of early childhood that may be falsely recalled or magnified in importance and that masks another memory of deep emotional significance.” When used in context of an alien abduction, many seem to remember seeing an Asian person instead of an alien in their rooms. It is unclear if that’s something their own mind does to mask a traumatic experience or something their abductors put in their heads.

I was hoping to write my next 8Asians article on this phenomenon, but I was having a hard time finding anything. But during this “research” I came across the name Meng Zhaoguo, a Chinese lumberjack who believes he has had sex with an alien.

What fascinates me about Meng, other than the fact that he claims to have had sexual relations with a being not from this world, is that he’s Asian. Why is that unusual? The world of UFOs and aliens—most of the paranormal realm in fact—is very Western. The first UFO sighting—at least in the modern sense of it—was in the late 40s in Roswell, New Mexico and most of the sightings and other related events seem to take place exclusively in the English-speaking world. This isn’t to say that there haven’t been cases that have taken place in other parts of our planet—there have—but they have been much less common.

This is why when I came across Meng Zhaoguo’s story, I was instantly interested. Here’s the quick synopsis of his story:

In 1994, Meng thought he saw a helicopter crash in a remote Northeast corner of China. When he went to investigate, he was knocked out. He woke up back at his place. A few nights later, he was sleeping in bed with his wife and daughter when a nearly ten foot tall, twelve fingered woman with thighs coated with braided hair came to his room, levitated him, and then they engaged in a forty minute love making session.

According to interviews, Meng claimed that he was taken aboard a space ship on numerous occasions after this first encounter. He learned about a human/alien hybrid program and was warned that humans were destroying the Earth.

I was not able to verify this, but many articles claim that Meng successfully passed a lie detector test conducted by the police. In the Wikipedia entry about this case, the UFO Enthusiasts Club at Wuhan University came to the conclusion that the first encounter “may have occurred, the subsequent reported events were almost certainly untrue.”

I won’t pass judgement on whether or not any of this actually happened. But I am suspicious. It is believed that he “received numerous gifts as a result of his abduction, including a Sony television, a cow and, most notably, a job at a Harbin university.” (Source) If someone offered me an expensive TV to say that I had sex with an alien, I’d probably consider it. That’s not true. Buy me a nice dinner and a movie and I’ll say whatever you want me to say. But to be fair to Meng, he’s not the only one in the world who had made this particular claim. This Buzzfeed article highlights six cases of people claiming to have had sex with an alien.

As I looked into the story, one of the things that I found interesting was the attitude of the Chinese government toward the UFO/alien abduction phenomenon. From what I could find, the government’s position on such matters is pretty open:

The PRC once held a very conservative attitude to UFOs and forbid any reports until Reform and Opening Up. “It involved things like location and political factors,” says Wu. “But now we welcome UFOs and aliens and expect we could gain their materials and learn their techniques in order to improve our science. If we discover aliens some day, I hope I could communicate and establish a harmonious relationship with them. People could treat them peacefully.” (Source)

What do you think? Do you think Meng Zhaoguo slept with an alien? Tell me in the comments below.

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#SubmitToHate and “ThankYouDonald” on Instagram is documenting social media accounts of #WhiteLash


I am just going to link to ThankYouDonald and let the posts speak for themselves.

The account description is:

Thank You, Donald. Bearing witness to the #WhiteLash. Contribute photos/screenshots by tagging them with #SubmitToHate. I wish this account didn’t need to exist.

I wish this account didn’t need to exist, either.

(Note: I am not the person who started that account)

A comment to Lela Lee of Angry Little Asian Girl, by Min Jung Kim

EDITORS NOTE FROM JOZ: For background, over the weekend, Lela Lee of Angry Little Asian Girl posted this: Why the “Angry Asian Man” is pissing me off. Today, Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man responded: I AM BEING THREATENED WITH AN ANGRY ASIAN LAWSUIT.

Min Jung left the following comment on the original post, to which Lela did publicly respond (and which will be appended to the bottom of this post).


Hi Lela,

Min Jung here. We met once, jesus, way long ago. Years ago when I was writing for Koream Journal, Hyphen, or BananaMag or writing for or writing on my personal blog that started back in 1999.

First of all, I want to say, wow. I think it’s rather amazing that after so many years that the Angry Little Girls empire has been doing so well for you with so many books and merchandise. I think it’s great that you’ve managed to use your creative energies to really build out a brand for yourself. It’s no small effort.

And to his credit, Phil too, has worked immensely hard on producing content, scouring news, and advocating for the community. His site has been a mainstay source of great news for the Asian American community. (Sic – I forgot to mention 8asians, of course. My bad.)

Remember back in the mid to early 90s when there was a bunch of magazines that were glossy and sometimes silly and weren’t able to keep up with the blinding speed of the Internet? I’m talking about magazines like Yolk, A.Magazine, and Transpacific. As to be expected with print media, they eventually died with blogs gaining speed.

And I think the late 90s when blogging started picking up it was exciting and new. We were using Yahoo! Search directories, and webrings to find communities and circles for each other. Jesus, remember Or Xanga?

Did we all inspire each other because we were Asian and wanted to connect with each other and create content?

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Newspaper sets up 2 Asian Americans on a date, massive boredom ensues

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Get ready to cringe.

The New York Post recently set up two random Brooklynites on a blind date in their “This Week’s Couple” segment.

Asian Americans Chris, 30, and Vickie, 27, met up for dinner at Café Serai in the Rubin Museum of Art, then provided post-game commentary for the New York tabloid.

Needless to say, the date was not a match made in heaven. These things rarely are. But this encounter was particularly bad, providing a glimpse into the sad state of affairs for Millennials, Asian Americans, or worse, Millennial Asian Americans on the dating scene.

In her account of their meeting, Vickie doesn’t pull any punches, immediately identifying that vulnerability familiar to so many Asian men: “My first thought when I saw Chris was that he’s not my type. I’m into tall guys, and Chris is about my height.”

Insert dagger, twist.

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Stuff That Should Stay in Asia: Singing & Spinning Happy Birthday Flower Candles

Have you seen these fire hazards known as “The Amazing Happy Birthday Candle?”

Easily found on the Internet and evidently legal and available in the United States (via Amazon and other websites), these candles have been popular in mainland China and other parts of Asia before making their way here.

Over the weekend, Taiwanese pop star Amber Ann (安心亞) posted a video of herself lighting the candle (and I presume screaming for her life):

8A-2014-09-22-AmazingHappyBirthdayCandleI know I am a total fuddy-duddy by being all “safety first” about these things, but seriously, do these things LOOK like they’re safe to light in your home?

First, you light it and it shoots a FIREWORK in the air.

Then, presuming it works correctly and doesn’t immediately fall over and set your table on fire, it opens up and spins while playing the “Happy Birthday” song (although the song can supposedly be disabled for non-birthday uses).

Do you feel safe blowing out the candles on this thing?

I wouldn’t because I already have visions of my hair igniting if I leaned in and the flames spun into my hair.

And, according to Chinese language news reports, a 7 year-old kid in China lost an eye when the candle exploded in his face in June. (Yes, this really happened.) The news report says that basically, the battery overheated (when the flame hit it) and exploded. Lovely.

So if you don’t extinguish the candles fast enough, not only could the flower melt (and start a fire), but it could also BLOW UP IN YOUR FACE AND MAKE YOU BLIND.

Please parents, don’t get any ideas about buying this for your kids for birthdays or the holidays. It would give new meaning to “you’ll shoot your eye out.”

(This has been a public service announcement from jozjozjoz.)

Asians Behaving Badly: Man Broke into Woman’s Home, Took Off Clothes and Fell Asleep with Her in Bed

8A-2014-08-JonathanPhanVia MyFoxLA:

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arrested after police say he broke into a woman’s home, took off all his clothes, and climbed into her bed while she was in it sleeping.

According to police reports, the incident happened [in July 2014] in Santa Ana, California.

The victim told investigators that she screamed when she awoke to find the man, identified as 29-year-old Jonathan Phan, in her bed. Phan fled through a window.

Officers were able to identify Phan because he left behind his pants, cell phone, and wallet, which contained a driver’s license.

29-year-old Phan faces burglary charges after the incident.