Men in Black
The mysterious and sinister visitors who are supposed to
have silenced flying saucer investigator Albert K. Bender, as
described in the book They Knew Too Much about Flying Saucers
by Gray Barker (1956). They have since become part of flying
saucer mythology, with claimed visitations to other UFO investigators
and contactees. Some investigators preferred to believe
that they were government officials, possibly from the Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA), determined to suppress information
on the reality of UFOs. For most, the Men in Black myth
became but a form in which paranoid fears could be expressed
within the ufological community.
Sources
Clark, Jerome. The Emergence of a Phenomenon UFOs from the
Beginning through 1959. Vol. 2 of The UFO Encyclopedia. Detroit
Omnigraphics, 1992.
Rojcewicz, Peter M. ‘‘The ‘Men in Black’ Experience and
Tradition Analogues with the Traditional Devil Hypothesis.’’
Journal of American Folklore 100 (AprilJune 1987) 148–60.

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