Men in Black
Cloaked in Secrecy they Show up Without Warning
||Cloaked in Secrecy they Show up Without Warning
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.
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
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.
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.
Bender clearly implied the men were U.S. Government agents, but his
later accounts blended supernatural features with UFO lore.
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.
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.