It is tough to believe that it is been fifteen years since actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones first donned their dark suits and took to the screen as Earth’s alien enforcers in the popular Men in Black film series. This past weekend, the 3rd installment of the franchise just hit theaters, following agents J and K on a trip back through time to the year 1969, where Smith’s character races to cease the unkempt alien menace recognized as Boris the Animal (a rather odd part for actor Jermaine Clement of Flight of the Concords fame).
The MIBs depicted on the silver screen seem as savvy heroes, of course, who go about proliferating an alien cover-up and flashing deneuralizers at confused bystanders (for their own very good, of course). Really the contrary, the legends inside UFO circles that involve so-called Men in Black certainly play a darker function, and are at times even referred to as one of the much more scary and menacing elements of UFO-connected phenomenon.
I should start with something of a disclaimer when it comes to discussing MIBs on a weblog like Mysterious Universe. When you are sharing blogging duties with an writer the likes of Nick Redfern, who, arguably, is one of the preeminent authorities on MIB-associated phenomenon today, one should be mindful not to press one’s boundaries though I say this somewhat in jest, figuring out entirely that Nick wouldn’t mind even a novice, by comparison, such as me tossing my hat into the discussion for a number of minutes at least. Certainly, whilst my colleague’s understanding may possibly far exceed my personal, one of my personal stories about acquiring been mistaken for getting an MIB myself several years ago also happened to make it into the book. On the other hand, the far far more strange and frightening tales Nick relates have to do with reports by researchers the likes of John Keel, Brad Steiger, and others, who seemed to be dogged at a variety of times all through the years by these fiends.
In basic terms, the MIB tend to always tend to show up correct after a UFO has been noticed inside of a given vicinity. They will typically look for to check out the witnesses, at times asking barrages of odd questions, even though at other times utilizing threats or other forms of intimidation aimed at silencing those who have witnessed a UFO craft. Early reports, especially people that appeared in books like The Mothman Prophecies, also seemed to deal with a range of phenomenon that could have ranged from doppelgangers, to hopelessly eccentric nerds wearing fur hats and other odd apparel who may possibly have basically wished to cash in on the UFO excitement in a given locale (these reports are usually interpreted as getting representative of nonhuman intelligences that may have infiltrated scenarios in an try to mix in, albeit poorly).
Yet again, citing the work of Nick Redfern and yours actually, there might indeed be some truth to the latter scenario with regard to odd characters that have shown up in the aftermath of UFO sightings and the like. In my very own experience, on at least a number of occasions I was acknowledged to have attracted some instead odd consideration for going to a well-known hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, that was purported to be haunted. Granted, currently being an upscale establishment with a number of fine dining establishments on the premises, I would typically wear a tie and suit in the course of my visits it was only years later on that I started to hear reports of the “curious, and usually funny” MIBs that had been often seen there at the place, wandering around with a variety of science equipment and asking people humorous questions about ghosts noticed at the hotel.
The conditions were certainly a tiny funny, since it’s much less usually the situation that standard MIB reports involve ghostly phenomenon, rather acquiring far a lot more to do with the UFO difficulty. And to phone it a “problem” might offer one specified qualifying characteristic at this point, since in the early days of ufology, those reports of the dastardly MIB characters certainly seemed to be more prolific… and menacing. Throughout the Cold War years, amidst fear and paranoia concerning different potentials for enemy infiltration and the spiriting away of secrets and techniques about sophisticated military technological innovation, one might presume that it would look logical for males representing numerous clandestine companies to take an interest in those who had observed UFOs, or especially these who sought to compose about them therefore the “government agent” angle may come into question right here. By the identical token, if fears with regards to the prospective dangers associated with the release of secret details of this type have calmed somewhat, could this scenario make clear why reports of MIB-connected incidents have also seemed to lessen in recent times?
If we could ever presume that MIBs had been in reality associated to the better UFO mystery in some way, rather than merely currently being observers themselves, it might also be the situation that the kinds of evasive invisibilities the UFO craft have managed to harness are also accountable for the MIBs seeming ability to have blended into the shadows over time.