posted on Sep, 13 2003 @ 07:02 PM
The Men In Black appear to have some basis in fact, although they seem sinister .They tend to work in groups, visiting close encounter witnesses in an
effort to silence them, or at least discourage further investigation of their claims. The true nature of these individuals is far from clear.
For a start, the choice of UFO witness they visit is often counter-intuitive. Sometimes a relatively minor observation by a disinterested party
prompts their intervention, thereby only serving to stoke up an otherwise bland case. The vast majority of witnesses, even of major UFO flaps, will
never encounter them. Clearly, the issue at stake is not merely the impending publicity of a new UFO case. So this would suggest a government agency
intervening in a situation where national security is at stake, perhaps where cutting edge terrestrial technology is compromised.
But, as ever in Ufology, things are not as straightforward as they seem. Many “victims” of MIBs tell of telepathic powers, mind control tricks and
paranormal auras. These other-worldly aspects lead some commentators to argue that MIBs are an intrinsic part of the UFO phenomenon itself.
Adherents of the hypothesis that aliens are among us will not be surprised by this conclusion, but to many it smacks of paranoia, X-Files style.