A lot was made of the story - especially by Kisshomaru and the Aikikai after the war when they were building the myth of the Founder without Daito-ryu, but it's not that unusual in terms of the stories of how martial arts get started in Japan.
And at that point, remember, he'd already been training pretty intensely with Sokaku Takeda for 9 years.
Well, if it's on Google than it must be true.
Definitely agree. Plus, (for the readers) Takeda supposedly also had mystical, magical experiences. Takeda supposedly could also do "mystical", "magical" things. I think, too, that there have been some Chinese martial arts masters who have been "bathed in a golden light" due to internal training. Hmmm ...