Despite what people may think they about the real men in black, it is probably far from the truth. When most people think of the tall and pale individuals wearing dark suites and sun glasses, they are probably thinking about the popular movie franchise that dates back to late 1990s.
However, truth about the real men in black is covered in mystery and freakish encounters. The agents from the department that doesn’t exist have been spotted not only bothering people who have encountered UFOs and aliens; but, they also have been spotted after encounters with Bigfoot, dogmen, and other types of paranormal phenomenon.
Guns no good against aliens.
Paul Miller was returning home after a hunting trip when they saw a “luminous” disc in the sky. The disc landed in an empty field, and two humanoids emerged from the craft. Miller fired his gun at them, and believed to have injured one, when he fled down a rural road in his car.
However, in that moment, he realized he had lost time. It was almost three hours later than when he first encountered the craft. He shrugged it off, and went back to his Air Force job the next day.
However, upon entering work, he was immediately confronted by three men in black suits. They told him that they “had his file.” Despite having told nobody about the event, the men said that they “knew all about it” and mentioned that the encounter would be best forgotten. Paul says:
They seemed to know everything about me; where I worked, my name, everything else,” Miller said. They also asked questions about his experiences as if they already knew the answers.
Miller, terrified, did not come forward about his experience until years later.
The Solway Firth spaceman photo invites a government visit.
Jim Templeton was shocked to discover this figure in the background of a photo of his daughter. He figure was not in the camera’s view when he took the photo, and nobody had any idea where it came from.
The film was verified as authentic by Kodak, and Templeton’s story went public. Not long after, he was visited by two “government agents” who referred to themselves as #9 and #10. They demanded to see the site of the photo and questioned Templeton about the event.
When Templeton told them he didn’t see the figure personally, the men became angry, and stormed out of the field, never to be seen again.
Templeton was later contacted by two employees at a missile launch pad in Australia, who claimed that they saw two figures that resembled the man in his daughter’s photo on launchpad security footage. Apparently the missiles at that site in Australia had been produced only 20 miles away from the field where Templeton took the photo.
UFO researchers harassed at home by real MIB.
UFO researcher Jack Robinson and his wife Mary began to experience extremely strange events as they pursued more alien and UFO-related research. They would come home to find their house rummaged and looked through, and their UFO files disturbed. Mary also began to notice a strange man in a black suit and hat staring up at their apartment from the doorway.
Mary mentioned this activity to a friend, who drove over and saw what she was talking about for himself. The friend, Tim Green Beckley, snapped a photo (above) of the man, which is believed to be on of the most ironclad pieces of proof of the Men in Black.
Who are the real men in black?
Depending on whom you ask, the “Men in Black” (MIB) are either another nutty UFO conspiracy or they are part of a secret government agency designed to prevent the public from learning more about UFOs.
The Men in Black always appear unannounced, are usually clad in black business suits, and warn people to give up their research into UFOs or face dire consequences. In many cases, the Men in Black have also seen aliens—in some accounts, they are aliens themselves or some form of “demonic supernaturals.”
But why would the government want to suppress information about UFOs? As the theory goes, it’s because aliens are closer to us than you think—they might actually be everywhere—and if ordinary citizens realized just how real the threat was, there would be a mass panic and a breakdown of the social order
Some folklorists, however, claim that the whole idea of “Men in Black” is itself a form of mass panic or of “psychological drama” due to suggestibility and a willingness to believe. Others, however, insist the Men in Black are part of a real government agency designed to prevent the public from learning “the truth about UFOs.” They also insist that their experiences are real and that anyone who thinks they’re crazy is merely a tool of government propaganda and manipulation.
At the moment, there is no way to definitively declare whether the Men in Black are “real” or not, because if they are part of a secret government agency, they may not have entirely kept the secret, but they’ve prevented any conclusive evidence of their existence from leaking out to the public.
As the dust settled from World War II and the USA launched into a Cold War with Russia, paranoia and conspiracies spread throughout the land. In this climate of high-tension suspicion arose the first mass sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in American history.
The first known report of a mysterious stranger showing up and warning someone not to talk about their UFO encounters was in 1947 with Howard Dahl (covered in Item #3 below). Since then there have been countless reports where people who’ve claimed to have witnessed aliens say that they were subsequently visited by men in black suits who warned them to keep quiet about their experience.
Writer John Sherwood claims that his friend Gray Barker concocted the “myth” of the Men in Black in a 1956 book called They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers. Sherwood swears that Gray came up with the theory as a joke, similar to rumors of how L. Ron Hubbard invented Scientology as part of a bet with another science-fiction writer as to whether he’d be able to invent a successful religion. Whether or not Sherwood’s story is true, this still doesn’t account for the fact that Howard Dahl’s report of a Men in Black sighting predates Barker’s alleged hoax by almost a decade.
Since the 1997 release of the original Men in Black film and its sequels, reports of encountering MIBs have remained fairly steady.
There is currently no way to establish whether any of the claims made in the following stories were true, only that it’s true that several people have claimed experiences that are eerily similar.
Below we’ve collected stories about the encounters with the real men in black from across the web.
The Real Men in Black
Nick Redfern presented “The Real Men in Black” at the 2018 Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. DVDs are available from Ozark Mountain Publishing: https://goo.gl/6ahm6W. In a fully-illustrated lecture, Nick talked about how the MIB phenomenon began in the late 1940s and how it continues to this day. He also discussed how the real reports inspired the hugely successful Men in Black movies starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and the theories that have been put forward for the origins of the MIB. Are they government agents, time-travelers, aliens, paranormal creatures or ET-human hybrids?