Men In Black Phenomenon
First Accounts: 1947
Location: Mostly North America
Men in Black or MIBs, do not appear to be of human origins. They are associated with UFO encounters. Some who claim to have had an encounter, or contact with a UFO, or the occupants of, have reported having been visited at some point, by these Men in Black. There have been various reports of MIB visits, mostly in America, but occasionally in several countries of Europe, areas of Australia and a few countries in South Africa.
MIBs are most often, But not always, reported as having been dressed in black suits with white shirts, black ties, black dress shoes that have odd thick soles, black fedora type hats and wearing dark sunglasses, even at night. It has also been reported that they often drive black vintage Buicks, Lincoln Town Cars, or Cadillacs, in pristine condition. If witnesses do manage to get the license plate number from their vehicle, and report them, it ALWAYS comes back as having never been issued or no such license number exists. These strangers are also always reported as having threatened those they contact to discourage the individuals from speaking about their experiences. Their skin is extremely pale white and faces are expressionless with thin lips...although some of the earliest reports say they had swarthy complexions, as if they were deeply tanned. They seem to move as though they are unused to their bodies even robotic, or controlled.
One of the earliest reported cases of an MIB visit happened in September of 1953. Albert Bender , lived in Bridgeport, CT at the time, and was an avid UFO researcher, reportedly had figured out some of the origins of flying saucers, and told his ideas to a close friend in a letter he sent to a fellow UFO researcher. About a week later, three men dressed all in black, showed up on his doorstep with his letter in their possession. They apparently had a little talk with Mr. Bender, and he became quite ill. Mr. Bender never told anyone what was told to him by these visitors and promptly gave up doing anymore UFO research.
According to people who have said they have encountered them, Men in Black always have very detailed information on the person, or persons they contact, as if they have had the particular individual under surveillance for a long time. Many have reported that these MIBs appear to be rather confused by the usage of normal everyday items such as basic ink pens, forks, spoons, knives, or even appearing not to understand how to eat food. They also report that these strange visitors will use slang terms from different time periods, such as the 18th & 19th centuries. More recent accounts state that the MIBs claim to be from some sort of government agency that is collecting information on the strange or supernatural phenomenon the particular person has encountered.
In other accounts these Men in Black are trying to suppress information by either by trying to convince the person the experience never happened or even resorting to threats of extreme physical violence when other methods fail. They have been described as behaving in a very secretive and suspicious manner or as being overtly friendly...with creepy, wide, toothy grins and often breaking into weird, inappropriate giggling fits. They will often claim to be from the US Air Force, or even the FBI or CIA. People who have encountered the MIBs say they will show some identification, but when the folks try to get verification of the credentials, the agents described often do not exist, have been dead for many years, or, if they do exist, they have a different rank and status in the afore mentioned organizations.