Friday, October 14, 2011
Nick Redfern - The Real Men in Black
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S y n o p s i s
Who's the weirdo? And what's with the outfit?
Those two questions don't seem to occur to those visited deep in the night by gaunt men with bulging eyes, Fedora hats, black suits and crisp white shirts. No, the door just opens and in they go.
Some sort of mind control.
With a new book on the subject, respected researcher and prolific author Nick Redfern parses the multi-level mystery that is the Men in Black, or MIB, phenomenon. And we get to hear about vanishing goons and midnight I see what you're doing. I see what you're wearing phone calls.
But it's a serious subject. They've been around, whatever they are, for some 60 years, menacing, metaphysical, and life altering. Of course, some become stupefied when challenged, and eat soup with a fork.
Spanning genres from Hollywood to history, (a J. Edgar Hoover entry wonders if they're Communists), Redfern says the Men in Black are still very much among us. Exactly what are they, though?
They could be time travelers or multi-dimensionals. "And certainly if you needed clothing that would blend into this span of decades, a black suit would do it," Redfern says.
They could be mind-controlled street people doing some dark entity's bidding. They could be robots, or clones.
Some of them are clearly imposters, like the female MIB who showed up to intimidate some guy freaked out about a chupacabra in Puerto Rico. She had a big badge that said NASA.
A priest Redfern knows thinks they're sent by Satan, definitely demonic.
But one thing is undeniable: For a darn long time a darn lot of people have been visited by spooky-looking men in black suits with Fedoras and sunglasses and shiny black shoes, whose m.o. has been to scare the living daylights out of someone doing something that someone wants quiet.
And Redfern is still working on getting to the bottom of it. He's got Strange Tales of the Men in Black in the pipeline, stories that didn't make this book. He's also got The Pyramids and the Pentagon - How the Government has taken a deep interest in ancient technology. This newest is The Real Men in Black.
"My goal is to share data, because the more we have, the better chance we have of solving the mystery. I encourage people to come forward and share their stories."
B i o
Originally from England, Nick Redfern lives in Arlington, Texas. He is a full-time author and journalist specializing in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including UFOs, alien contact, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, government conspiracies, and paranormal phenomena. He writes regularly for UFO Magazine, Fortean Times, Paranormal Magazine, and Fate. His previous books include Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; Strange Secrets; A Covert Agenda; and There's Something in the Woods, and his most recent publication "Contactees: A History of Alien Human-Interaction". Nick also lectures on the UFO subject both in the U.K. and abroad. Among his many exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of aliens in Mexico; lake-monsters in Scotland; vampires in Puerto Rico; werewolves in England; and crashed UFOs in the United States.