There can surely be very few stranger experiences for the researcher of Fortean and paranormal phenomena than when those same phenomena decide to turn the tables and focus their attentions upon the aforementioned researcher. And there is, perhaps, no better example of this than in relation to the mystery of the Men in Black
- whose shadowy and creepy activities seem to have consistently targeted UFO witnesses and investigators alike. Including, just maybe, me.
On last Saturday night's Coast to Coast show
I was interviewed on that very subject: the Men in Black mystery. It was a 3-hour-long episode (1AM to 4AM) in which I discussed with the host of the show, John B. Wells, the many and varied complexities of the legend of the Men in Black.
During the course of the show, we covered a great deal of ground, such as: (A) the saga of Albert Bender (arguably, the one man more than any other who kick-started the MIB mystery), (B) Gray Barker's significant part in the controversy (largely thanks to his classic 1956 book, They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers
), (C) the MIB-Mothman connection detailed by John Keel in The Mothman Prophecies
and by the aforementioned Barker in The Silver Bridge (the latter being a book I particularly recommend)
, (D) the many and varied theories for who - or what - the Men in Black might be, (E) modern day encounters with the MIB, and much more.
But, there was something else too...