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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450569668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450569668
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,210,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gray Barker operated his publishing and UFO investigations out of West Virginia. So this was a great read for me because I lived in the Ohio Valley at the time of the Silver Bridge tragedy and I remember the sightings and "high weirdness" that occurred along Ohio's boundary with Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. Point being that this account is not the invention of the author. Barker addresses a time when most people were not mocked and humiliated into silence if they spoke out about an experience that was out of synch with day-to-day life. Most trusted that officials and scientists would investigate these events and explain them. Nearly 50 years later, we are still waiting. This book is a classic and a great read. It treats MIB reports seriously and recognizes that experiences with "the black men" may go back thousands of years. This is worth your money if you believe that MIBs are something completely other than comedians on the silver screen.
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The front matter and back matter shed a lot of light on who Gray Barker was--not necessarily an objective observer--as well as who other key UFO researchers at the time were; the book is quite useful to gain an overall view of the field. Barker and the other writers don't present heavy-handed explanations of the phenomenon of the men in black, but reading about their experiences illuminates the extreme strangeness associated with the field. I would say this book isn't definitive, but it's important as a piece of the overall field.
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This is one of the more entertaining books on the subject I have read. Barker was friends with John Keel in 1967 and observed at close hand the strange wave of silencings that occurred during that year. He includes in the text Saucer News editor James Moseley's final editorials for Saucer News and recounts how Moseley was the first to publicise the report of a woman who claimed knowledge of a crashed UFO at a US Air Force Base. There is also the case of Carroll Wayne Watts who reportedly took photos of a cigar and who said he was abducted by aliens, and who was later attacked and had his home sprayed with machine gun fire. Barker also provides extracts of an interview conducted by author and Condon Committee investigator Robert Loftin, shortly before Loftin's death from a heart attack.

Having read much UFO literature from the 1960s, I noted that Barker excluded any material concerning how he had been apparently silenced in 1963. James Moseley reported on this in a Saucer News Non-Scheduled Newsletter. Also, while it was interesting to read about the silencing of Gordon Evans, who contributed regularly to Fate, Saucer News and Flying Saucer Review, he doesn't include any details of Evans's letter to Saucer News in which he mentioned his encounters with apparently diabolical entities in his bedroom.

Morris K. Jessup gets a mention and Barker includes the text of a newspaper column concerning MIB types that Jessup included at the back of his UFO Annual. Barker had previously mentioned elsewhere (I forget where) that this account was fictional. In MIB: Secret Terror Among Us he doesn't state that it was definitely fictional.

The final chapter contains the account of Dr. Herbert Hopkins, but it doesn't mention the build-up, i.e.
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This book is terrifying and I'm not even sure how much is real! In the true Gray Barker tradition, the author combines facts, fiction and his own (sometimes bizarre thoughts) on the subject he made famous (in fact, named), the mysterious Men In Black. Long considered a classic in the genre but really hard to find, this re-release holds nothing back.
Barker's writing is vivid and, at times, exceptionally creepy. If you don't walk away believing that the Men In Black are real, you didn't pay attention! This is a wonderful examination of the mysterious men that seem hell bent on silencing UFO witnesses and researchers. Barker argues that they, in fact, have been with us for a very long time and that he isn't the first writer to point that out. It's a pretty fascinating idea and one that, if Barker's correct, is worth further examination.
This is an enlightening read no matter how much is embellished. Absolutely worth the price.
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Book is ok but redundant. Same stuff different locations. Hoping for more Mothman, Sliver Bridge. etc. type stories. Got it on a Kindle and it was removed as soon as I finished it. Afraid I may have been targeted by a man in black for reading it.
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This is outstanding book to engage with. It is so illogical and makes one think a little more about life and everything I think anyhow. Enjoy!
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Very entertaining. The book keeps moving, didn't want to put it down. You may not believe in MIBS, but you will find it entertaining or at least a good story. Fun.
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This is another one of those essentials that anyone into the weirdness that is the MIB mythos must have on their shelf.
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