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Who's the weirdo? And what's with the outfit?
Those two questions don't seem to occur to those visited
deep in the night by gaunt men with bulging eyes, Fedora hats, black suits and
crisp white shirts. No, the door just opens and in they go.
Some sort of mind control.
With a new book on the subject, respected researcher and
prolific author Nick Redfern parses the multi-level mystery that is the Men in
Black, or MIB, phenomenon. And we get to hear about vanishing goons and midnight
I see what you're doing. I see what you're wearing phone calls.
But it's a serious subject. They've been around, whatever
they are, for some 60 years, menacing, metaphysical, and life altering. Of
course, some become stupefied when challenged, and eat soup with a fork.
Spanning genres from Hollywood to history, (a J. Edgar
Hoover entry wonders if they're Communists), Redfern says the Men in Black are
still very much among us. Exactly what are they, though?
They could be time travelers or multi-dimensionals. "And
certainly if you needed clothing that would blend into this span of decades, a
black suit would do it," Redfern says.
They could be mind-controlled street people doing some
dark entity's bidding. They could be robots, or clones.
Some of them are clearly imposters, like the female MIB
who showed up to intimidate some guy freaked out about a chupacabra in Puerto
Rico. She had a big badge that said NASA.
A priest Redfern knows thinks they're sent by Satan,
But one thing is undeniable: For a darn long time a darn
lot of people have been visited by spooky-looking men in black suits with
Fedoras and sunglasses and shiny black shoes, whose m.o. has been to scare the
living daylights out of someone doing something that someone wants quiet.
And Redfern is still working on getting to the bottom of
it. He's got Strange Tales of the Men in Black in the pipeline, stories that
didn't make this book. He's also got The Pyramids and the Pentagon - How the
Government has taken a deep interest in ancient technology. This newest is The
Real Men in Black.
"My goal is to share data, because the more we have, the
better chance we have of solving the mystery. I encourage people to come forward
and share their stories."