Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Men in Black in "Beyond"

The new issue (No. 14) of Britain's Beyond Magazine includes a lengthy article from me on one of the most intriguing aspects of of Saucer-Spying: that of the Men in Black. As I note in the article, for the most part at least, the puzzle can be traced back to an unusual encounter with three mystery MIBs that UFO researcher Albert Bender had in the early 1950s.

The story is told in Gray Barker's book, They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, and is most definitely a weird and wild one - as is Bender's own book on the subject: Flying Saucers and the Three Men.

And while Bender's story has definite occult-type overtones to it, there is no doubt that the MIB motif has been ingeniously utilized by elements of the Intelligence communities of several nations (including both the US and the UK) as part of its efforts to keep tabs on certain elements of the UFO research community and UFO witnesses.

Perhaps the most astonishing thing I found during the course of my research into this matter was a batch of FBI documents showing that none other than FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover ordered one of his agents to secure for him a copy of Gray Barker's book on the MIB puzzle.

Take care if you ever hear a slow, ominous knocking on your front-door: "they" may be coming for you too...

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