posted on Aug, 30 2005 @ 01:05 AM
When I was younger I was quite interested in the whole MIB phenomenon, but as I studied it I began to become quite skeptical of its veracity.
Initially penned as sinister government or extraterrestrial agents charged with ensuring that witnesses to recent UFO sightings kept quiet about what
they had seen, the MIB quickly took on a bizarre pseudo-fantastic element, in my opinion.
One distinguishing factor concerning the MIB is their apparent bizarre behaviour. Witnesses report that MIB seem confused and amazed by mundane items
such as cutlery and ballpoint pens. They often act in a bizarre fashion, speaking in a mechanical, robotic voice, for example, or leaving to
"recharge their batteries" or trying to drink jello like a beverage. For me, these reports sunk the credibility of MIB as anything more than a
social phenomenon and product of the UFO crazes of the 1950s and 1960s.
If MIB were robots, why would they necessarilly speak with robotic voices? If they are government agents, why the surprise when confronted with
mundane items? If they are aliens, why do they seem to do such a terrible job of imitating humans? It just seems as though they are more the
constructs of an age where government agents were believed to dress in black and drive big black cars (another key aspect of MIB accounts), robots
were more robotic than lifelike and aliens were more commonly of the 'humanoid' variety.
It is telling, perhaps, that the majority of MIB accounts come from the 50s and 60s. Although I am sure there are a few accounts from modern times, I
am convinced that these accounts are hoaxers or those trying to fuel the mythos. I would be interested in reading some modern accounts, though, if
anybody has any.
For now, I am afraid I must dismiss MIB encounters as hoaxes or attempts to further the credibility of witnesses stories. That they are, to my
knowledge, rarely seen in modern times is evidence, I think, that they were invented at a time when just about anything related to UFOs and aliens
seemed possible to nascent Ufologists.
[edit on 30/8/05 by Jeremiah25]