Those “MIB” Letters
Although my 2006 book, On the Trail of the Saucers Spies, focuses primarily on the way in which government agencies have secretly kept tabs, opened files, and kept careful, clandestine watch of the UFO research community for decades, the book also includes a chapter on the notorious Men in Black – or MIB, as they have become known.
Well, now it seems that the MIB are back. In a fashion, at least…
Only a few days ago, the media reported that Jon Stewart, of The Daily Show, and Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report, were both the recipients of letters threatening biological attacks against dozens of U.S. senators.
Disturbingly, two senators did receive letters in the mail containing an ominous white, powdery substance. But, fortunately, in both cases it turned out to be harmless.
The Senate’s Sergeant at Arms, Terrance Gainer, stated that the unknown mailer “…indicated that additional letters containing a powdery substance will be arriving at more Senate offices and that some of these letters may contain actual harmful material.”
Well, let’s all hope that doesn’t happen. But, here’s something that many – particularly within the media – have overlooked.
The sender did not, of course, use his or her real name when mailing the letters to Stewart, Colbert or to the senators in question.
Rather, the Oregon-postmarked letters were signed “The MIB.”
Now, for the media and most people, “MIB” doesn’t mean a great deal – which is why, I suspect, this aspect of the matter has not received a great deal of comment in the mainstream.
But…”Men in Black,” as a term, does provoke a great deal of imagery – pretty much all of it relative to sinister, black-garbed characters with evil agendas.
It looks to me that whoever the letter-writer is, they have specifically chosen to adopt the guise of the MIB for effect.
Might the sender be some deranged nut in the field of UFO studies? I certainly hope not, as such a revelation would most certainly, and inevitably, cast a black shadow over all of us.
But, by using the far less familiar “MIB” instead of the far more familiar “Men in Black,” this seems to suggest they are knowledgeable of MIB and UFO lore.
I suggest that we have not heard the end of this aspect of the story, and I would also suggest that soon enough the MIB issue might become a part of the FBI’s investigation.
Might that same investigation involve officialdom checking into the backgrounds and activities of Oregon-based UFO researchers?
I would not rule out such a possibility.
As my On the Trail of the Saucer Spies demonstrates, UFO researchers have been watched – for numerous reasons – for years. And why should the 21st Century be any different?
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