posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:31 PM
Well, I dont mind saying it here at all, not the most interesting story.
But one thing to mention is the "classic" MiB, those robotic fellas, actually got their start in serial novels and comics to some degree. Before
those tales hit the market, no one ever saw or reported a MiB, in the classic sense. Derek at IIG West has the details on that...but suffice it to say
they are largely the stuff of urban legend.
My own experience stemmed from when I was working for "Sightings" connected to the AOL forum. I was the only remote host for the AOL section those
many years ago, and I basically handled the chat rooms. Back then a section like Sightings financially depended on how many members of AOL came in,
and stayed in, the chat rooms. They got paid off a percentage of that attendance. Since I was the only chat host, on saturday nights I booked full
rooms, for 4-5 hours. Sometimes up to 3 rooms. It was wicked successful.
One night a girl came in, from the east coast. She explained a situation with abduction, and that she had gathered samples of "goo" that she
believed were alien in origin. She had gone so far as to collect control samples of carpet, label them, label the "goo" and keep them all in sterile
I had some contacts at Johns Hopkins I thought might be able and willing to analyze them. She agreed and sent them off to me. She prefaced by saying
that she'd been "spyed" on by men at her house, and felt like she was under constant surviellance. You have to understand that alot of people in
this UFO thing think someone is watching them, or theyre just outright paranoid. I didnt think much of it when she said she'd caught a man outside
her livingroom window, and when caught he said he was with the cable company...but she didnt have cable. (You know, wierd but not much more the
Well, the samples showed up to the PO box of my business. I took them back to the shop and tucked them away. No sense in takin chances right?
Well, work day went as usual, but I was running a job that required me to most likely have to work all night. My business was located in a highly
rural area, maybe a car goes by every 20 minutes...maybe more. I'm finishing up around quarter to 4am. I'm dead on my backside, and I wanna go home.
Out of nowhere a car pulls up in front. Dark blue sedan. 2 men get out, one a rather thin shorter man with red hair and mustache/glasses, the other a
burly guy with dark hair, and no glasses. Both wearing dark blue suits. One carrying a briefcase.
I answer the door, as it was locked, and the small one said they were traveling the area all day seeking out business owners in regard to life and
disability insurance for self owned business people.
I said, "Look man it's 4 am and I'm only here to finish a job, I'll be in at 10am tomorrow"
He said, "It'll take 3 minutes, promise we wont keep you. We're out of this area tomorrow, and just happened upon ya, this might actually benefit
ya." He said as he slid is hand in the door which was partly open.
So, they come into my office, the samples are tucked away in the upper loft, out of sight...and truthfully they never even crossed my mind...no
connection at all was made by me.
Whilst the slim man is talking to me about insurance babble, the other burly one is constantly trying to get behind me. I note that he's fiddling
with my computer.
"Dude, dont mess with that." I said.
"Got anything good on here?" he replies.
"Seriously man, there's work on there and I dont want anything lost". I said.
The slim one is getting my attention again, but when I ask him questions about coverage, he says "I'll have to call in about that, I dont know." He
said this twice. At that point, I was like, lemme get these goofs out of here.
To boot, I caught the burly guy fiddling with the keyboard again. I'd had enough of these simpletons.
At that point I said, "Ok look guys, here's my card and gimme a call, I might be interested in answers to my questions."
The small one got up and made his way out, as did the large man. The small man, did literally all of the talking.
He says, "Well look, Mr. Ritzmann, youre working late, in a remote area." He points to a ladder outside my office door and continues, "You could
very easily come down this ladder and fall. Who would find you? You could lay there with a broken neck or God knows what all night"
Then he stared at me.
"Yeah I guess so. I'll have to watch that" I said, to which he replied, "Jeff, we know full well whats going on. Continuing on with this is just
going to get you into trouble. You work here, it's 4am, no one around...accidents happen...dont they?"
He stared at me again as he took his glasses off.
"You need to drop this, and doing anything else so rash can be dangerous...do I make myself clear?" The stare was now a glare.
I knew at this point who they were, and why they're selling insurance at 4am.
"Yes sir". I said.
"Are we going to have to come back here? Are you sure you understand? Is it clear enough for you?"
"Yes sir" I said.
"Are you sure?" He grinned a bit. (I cannot go into great depth about the statement "are you sure?", but later in the thread I'll tell ya about
that...it creeps me to this day.
"Yes sir." I said, and at this point I was starting to shake. Make NO mistake about it, I was friggin scared. I'm looking for any way out of
"Good". he said. "Goodnight then."
And they left. I packed up, and drove home. They followed me, and parked outside my home for a couple hours. Then they left, and I never saw the 2
The samples? Well after I told the lady who sent them to me what happened, she cut off all contact. I delivered the samples to a local MUFON guy, and
dropped it cold. I didnt care what they were, or what happened to them. The MUFON man wanted the woman's name, but I didnt have it, just her first,
and no contact with her, essentially made me out to be a flake to the MUFON guy.
I could not have cared less. I fear damned little, but that scared me. The idea that they could have easily broke my neck and made it look like I
fell, would have been childs play. Easy. The idea, that my infant son or wife could have been touched bothered me more. I dropped out from any UFO
research other then photoanalysis at that point.
Just not worth it.
I speak here very little of my own personal experiences, this one being one of the first. Trust me, I could write a book. Some very wierd stuff
happened in the course of those 10 years, that one by far the most fearful involving just people.
Anyway, I dont know what ever became of the samples. I have not since those days heard from the girl. And that was many, many years ago now.
But were they "silencers?" No question in my mind, at all.
So, when people say Men In Black, I often remark, they wear blue.