The Real Men In Black Famous Cases and True Stories
I am sure that most of you have seen the movie Men In Black, but did you know that there really is such a thing as the Men In Black? It is true! the first time that the term was used was in 1953.
Of course The MIB movie isn’t really based upon true facts (or is it?), but the creators of the movies did get their ideas from reality.
During the 1950s and 1960s there were many reports of people who were visited by the Men In Black. These mysterious MIB often paid visits to people who had reported UFO or alien sightings. The witnesses were urged (intimidated) to stop talking about their experiences.
Why would a group of “men” all dressed the same visit someone who had seen a UFO or encountered an alien and warn them not to talk about their experiences? What were they afraid of?
There has been a lot of speculation that these MIB were not even humans, but were instead aliens in disguise. Others have supposed that the MIB were government agents bent on quieting any witnesses.
We will probably never know exactly who the Men In black were (or are), but we can be sure that they did exist (and may still exist).
Read the full story about the MIB written by a good friend and used here with permission:
The Real Men In Black
For decades now, the reporting of an unidentified flying object or alien encounter has often lead to a visit from a couple of mysterious visitors, dressed all in black, which threaten dire consequences if the person persists in talking about their experience.
Several features seem to be synonymous with these unwelcome visits. The men all dress alike, have very similar, often oriental features, use stilted language reminiscent of old gangster films, wear dark sunglasses regardless of weather conditions, supposedly to hide the “glowing eyes” they are reported to have, and disappear quickly in a huge black limousine.
The first recorded visit by the MIB, men in black, as they are more popularly referred to was in 1953 by the founder of the “International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB). To the shock and suprise of his fellow members and readers of the organization’s subscribers to the “Space Review” magazine he edited, Albert K. Bender suspended the organization and magazine after a visit from what he described as three men, all in dark suits, who revealed reasons to discontinue studying the UFO phenomena amid threats toward anyone in his group that persisted. His final issue of “Space Review” ended with the enigmatic warning, “We advise those engaged in saucer work to please be very cautious.”
While Mr. Bender’s story was at first an attempt to cover up the fact that the organization was loosing money and could not continue financially, by 1963 there had been enough other sightings and visits by the MIB that they began to take on their own mythos in the “conspiracy theory” cult of ufology. Often these strange visitors will produce what, at a glance, appear to be credentials from such diverse branches of government as the CIA, FBI and NORAD. Some have described the identification cards as having “strange symbols” on them. The huge black cars they have been seen driving also have been reported to harbor a variety of designs and logos, none of which seem to be positively identified later.
Many people who report being visited by the MIB have described being subsequently inflicted with headaches, nausea, memory lapses and strange, unidentifiable odors following them around.
There is speculation that the MIB’s are not even human. The possibility of mental manipulation by alien psychic power has long been a controversial but potentially possible reality. While the descriptions of these visitors are usually general and hard to pinpoint, several times when people have been interviewed about the men in black, children present have given a conflicting description.
One case in particular, when the father had reported the “man” as being of average height, red headed and wearing sunglasses, his preteen daughter described the entity as over seven foot tall, stick thin with greenish skin and huge black eyes. Other accounts have had people describe humans recognizable to them that have visited as one of the men in black, but subsequent research has placed the person recognized as being in a distant, known location at the time of the “visit”.
Since the threats the men in black make seldom seem to come to any further effect than the disquiet they present at the encounter, it is not likely that a sinister government agency bent on secrecy is behind this phenomena. That some alien agency, not wholly understanding the psychology of threats and intimidation, is trying to confuse the issue and decrease the credibility of witnesses can be equally argued.
Whether these mysterious visitors are human or alien remains unproven but a visit from them has never been described as pleasant.
Written by Wm. Douglas Mefford
Doug writes for GreenwoodsVillage.com
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The Real Men In Black: Evidence, Famous Cases, and True Stories of These Mysterious Men and their Connection to UFO Phenomena
This is a review about a new book fro Nick Redfern
The “Men in Black” became a commonly known ‘phenomenon’ with the release of the movie Men in Black in 1997. I had heard stories about the Men in Black long before the movie Men in Black was released. The movie, of course, is fictional but the idea that “Men in Black” really exist is not so easily brushed away. There have been many reports and cases of these mysterious visitors since at least in the 1950s.
The Men in Black have been reported to have spoken to certain UFO witnesses/contactees to ‘encourage’ them to remain silent about what they saw and experienced. Are they a secret branch of the government whose task it is to keep the public quiet about extraterrestrials? Are these mysterious ‘men in black’ actually aliens themselves?
Nick Redfern digs into the nature and origins of the real Men in Black in this fascinating book. The author digs into the history of the Men in Black and discusses classic cases as well as the different theories that have been cited as explaining what ‘really’ happened.
I read this book and could hardly lay it down. I feel very sure that once you read this book you will look at the whole “Men in Black” thing much differently. Nick’s book answers many, many questions. It also brings up more. But it leaves very little room for doubt that there is much more than meets the eye going on!
Highlights of The Real Men In Black: Evidence, Famous Cases, and True Stories of These Mysterious Men and their Connection to UFO Phenomena include:
The story of Albert Bender, the first man to claim an encounter with the Men in Black;
The involvement of the MIB in the Mothman saga that dominated the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the 1960s;
Encounters with the MIB at the site of one of the world’s most famous monsters: Loch Ness;
Exclusive interviews with leading researchers of the MIB phenomenon.
The Real Men In Black: Evidence, Famous Cases, and True Stories of These Mysterious Men and their Connection to UFO Phenomena is available from New Page Books or wherever books are sold.