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The Real Men in Black
Nick Redfern
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The Real Men in Black

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  16 reviews
s/t: Evidence, Famous Cases, and True Stories of These Mysterious Men and their Connection to UFO Phenomena
The Men in Black were elevated to superstar status in 1997 in the hit movie of the same name. Although the Hollywood blockbuster was fiction, the real Men in Black have consistently attempted to silence the witnesses of UFO and paranormal phenomena since the 1950s.

ebook, 256 pages
Published June 11th 2011 by Career Press, Inc.
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Every now and then, I like a good UFO/conspiracy book. Generally, it's amazing that they can write so much and say so little.

This book actually says something, or tries to. Recounting lots of anecdotal evidence, sprinkled with a few photos and some official documentation, Redfern does a pretty good job of explaining the origins of the "Men in Black" phenomena and giving several possibilities for what has actually gone on.

Now, if you're like me, you never knew there really are (supposedly) "Men i
B.M.B. Johnson
Throughout the book, I had trouble trying to decide what exactly was the author's view of these mysterious Men in Black. I'm sure that Nick Redfern was contracted to write this book, and probably didn't have a particular view one way or the other, though it seems to me that when one approaches a subject like this it might be best to not keep ones thoughts on a subject (which one is devoting some time to) to be quite so ambiguous.

Also, on the onset it seems that the first two people to ever have
Okay where to begin. I thought it would be interesting to read about "The Real Men in Black" I figured that it would lend some diverting info into the satirical movie version. Well you can see where the movie came up with there plot reading this book but the way some of the info is presented it was just boring and just a little dijointed for me. I know the author was trying to give important info that is factual and also debunk some myths. I guess it just seemed that the info was much better see ...more
A thorough researcher who provides good anecdotal evidence.
Very interesting to read.
Makes you think...
Not as compelling, IMO, as his Body Snatchers in the Desert. In this book, Redfern seems to recognize that he doesn't have enough evidence to make a persuasive argument in favor of any particular interpretation of the "Men in Black" phenomenon, so he sort of promotes all of them at once. Unfortunately, other than a few vague anecdotes, some of which can definitely be taken very innocuously, I didn't encounter much new information in this one...
The book was very good and well written (despite the overdose of too many lame redundant puns on MIB and "getting back to the story"). Some of the hypotheses were so far fetched and should've been omitted. The whole Tulsa thing is flawed and sounds more like Bender's hallucinations and just schizophrenic behavior in general.

Good read though. Hated skimming chapters but in order to hold my interest, it had to be done.
Some good case studies and anecdotes about Bender/Barker/Keel, some ridiculously juvenile wiseacring on Redfern's part (and some of his quoted sources), balanced with sometimes insightful speculation on the parts of Colin Bennet, Ray Boeche, and Joshua Warren. I'm ambivalent with Redfern's pulp writing style, though.
This guy is such a thorough researcher. The amount of research conducted is incredible.Have heard him guest on radio programes, and he really knows his stuff.

Would have liked more examples however and more substantiated cases and examples.
Roger L.
While the evidence and stories are amusing and some of the theories are credible, the writing is a little too casual for my liking.
Badly written, but I forced myself to finish. Now I wish I hadn't bothered.

Not entertaining trash (as I'd hoped), just trash. Oh well.
Poor writing style and could have been fifty pages shorter.
Ray Gonzales
Fun book, just wish it had more.
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Nick Redfern is a British best-selling author, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist who has been an active advocate of official disclosure, and has worked to uncover thousands of pages of previously-classified Royal Air Force, Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence files on UFOs dating from the Second World War from the Public Record Office.

He has has appeared on a variety of television programmes in the
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