Men in Black
Cloaked in Secrecy they Show up Without Warning

  Cloaked in Secrecy they Show up Without Warning

One of the most complex mysteries we have ever come across. Cloaked in secrecy they show up without warning. The Men in Black are regarded as a government organization to hush up UFO sightings but there are theories they might actually be extraterrestrials themselves.

Men in Black (MIB), in popular culture and in UFO conspiracy theories, are men dressed in black suits who claim to be government agents who harass or threaten UFO witnesses to keep them quiet about what they have seen.

It is sometimes implied that they may be aliens themselves. 

The term is also frequently used to describe mysterious men working for unknown organizations, as well as to various branches of government allegedly designed to protect secrets or perform other strange activities.

The term is a generic one, used to refer to any unusual, threatening or strangely behaved individual whose appearance on the scene can be linked in some fashion with a UFO sighting.

The phenomenon was initially and most frequently reported in the 1950s and 1960s, initially in a 1956 book by Gray Barker.

According to Jerome Clark, the archetypal Men in Black encounter occurred in 1953, when publisher Albert K. Bender asserted that he uncovered the secret behind flying saucers, but had been threatened by three men who wore black suits and hats. 

Initially, Bender clearly implied the men were U.S. Government agents, but his later accounts blended supernatural features with UFO lore.

In fact, Bender himself was initially skeptical of the Men in Black phenomenon and first encountered them "in the flesh" after publishing an account of the Maury Island Incident, which occurred in 1947. 

Harold Dahl reported pieces of a UFO fell on the boat he was on in Puget Sound, killing his dog. The next day Dahl was allegedly warned by a man in a black suit, driving a black 1947 Buick, that he would do well to keep silent about the incident.

Hilary Evans points out that all elements in the MIB scenario (three visitors of swarthy or "foreign" complexion, in a black Cadillac) is never played out in complete form; e.g. some were limited to telephone calls.