MIBs, UFOs, and the Carlos Allende Letters
Ever since organised flying saucer research began in the early
1950`s a disturbing number of serious UFO investigators have
suffered personal harassment, unusual accidents and even
mysterious deaths. In some cases, sinister voices have whispered
threats over the telephone and warned certain researchers to
terminate specific investigations. Recently an increasing number of
civilian UFOlogists have been visited by ominous strangers who
have made it physically clear that their orders to discontinue all
UFO investigations would be violently enforced. Official
disclaimers have only served to intensify the mystery of the bizarre
incidents currently seeding chaos within the rank of civilian UFO
investigators and instilling fear among those who witness flying-saucer activity.
It was in September 1953, that three agents of a silence group made
their first in-person visit. Albert K. Bender, who had organised an
international flying-saucer bureau, was their target.
According to ufologist Gray Barker, Bender had received certain
data which he felt provided the missing pieces for a theory
concerning the origin of flying saucers. Bender wrote down his
thesis and sent it off to a friend he felt he could trust. When the
three men appeared at Benders door, one of them held that letter in
The three men told Bender that among the many saucer researchers
he had been the one to stumble upon the correct answer to the
flying saucer enigma. Then they filled him in on the details. Bender
became ill. He was unable to eat for three days.
UFO investigators Dominik Lucchesi and August C. Roberts called
on Bender and encouraged him to break his silence concerning the
mysterious men in black.
"They were pretty rough with me," Bender told them, "Two men did
all the talking and the other kept watching me all the time they were
here. He didn't take his eyes off me."
Bender went on to say that when people found out the truth about
flying saucers there would be dramatic changes in all things.
Science, especially would suffer a major blow. Political structures
would topple. Mass confusion would reign. Roberts and Lucchesi
kept chipping away at Benders wall of silence, but to most of their
queries they received only a noncommittal "I cannot answer that".
In 1962, Bender declared that he would at last tell his story to the
world in "Flying Saucers and the Three Men". This perplexing
volume served only to confuse serious researchers, as it told of
Benders astral projection to a secret underground saucer base in
Antarctica that was manned by male, female and bisexual creatures.
The question which remained to plague UFO investigators were
many. Were Benders experiences really of a psychic nature? Was
his book deliberately contrived to hide the true nature of his
silencing? Had the whole experience been clothed in an extended
metaphor that might yield certain clues to the perspective
On June 24, 1967, Dominik Lucchesi told the authors that Bender
seemed to be a changed man after the three man in black had visited
him. "It was as if he had been lobotomised," Lucchesi said. "He was
scared and later he suffered from tremendous headaches which he
said were controlled 'them!' Whenever he would think about
breaking his silence, one of his terrific headaches would just about
knock him out."
"The three men shut him up and he stayed shut-up," August Roberts
added. "Today Bender manages a motel in California. We still
correspond, but he still refuses to discuss flying saucers."
"In my opinion," Lucchesi said, "the men in black are
representatives of an organisation on this planet, but they are not
from any known bureau in our government. I believe both these
men and the UFO'S come from some civilization which has
flourished in a remote area of the Earth, such as the Amazon, the
North Gobi Desert, or the Himalaya Mountains. It is possible that
these are underground civilizations."
Within a few months after Bender had been silenced, John H.
Stuart, a New Zealander, picked up a piece of metal that had fallen
from a UFO during a close sighting in February, 1955. The next
night he received a visit from a men dressed in black who
announced that he had more right than Stuart did to the piece of
grey-white metal. The man in black told Stuart a lot about flying-
saucers, "...too much, maybe, for my own personal safety," Stuart
wrote Gray Barker.
"It is easy to understand why they told me what they did, it was
meant to scare the hell out of me, - it did! I had plenty of fright in
the last world war and I am the first to admit I was very scared after
this 'gentleman' had left."
Some researchers feel that certain of their fellows may have ignored
the threats of the silencers and paid the ultimate price for their
Astrophysicist Morris K. Jessup, who had been vitally interested in
UFO research, received an unusual series of letters concerning
UFO'S, secret Navy experiments, disappearing ships, and invisible
men, from a mysterious correspondent who signed himself as
The letters, postmarked from Texas and Pennsylvania, seemed
important enough to the Office of Naval Research to form a special
study group assigned to ferret out the mystery. Although official
investigation seemed to bog down, Jessup pursued his independent
research into the flying-saucer puzzle. The astrophysicist
subsequently was found dead in his automobile outside a park in
Florida, an alleged suicide.
In the late 1940s, Ray Palmer founded FATE magazine with Cyrt
Fuller gave the UFO enigma its first big publicity push. The Air
Force dubbed Palmer the "Father of Flying Saucers" and accused
the editor-publisher of having fabricated the whole business to
boost sales of his magazine. "I only wish I was that smart." said
Palmer in 1967.
Today Ray Palmer edits Flying Saucers, Search and Space World
from a small but impressive publishing company in Amherst,
Winconsin. Palmer is one researcher who has been involved in the
UFO mystery from the beginning. In June 1947, Palmer sent
businessman- pilot Kenneth Arnold, who "discovered" flying
saucers, to Tacoma, Washington. There, Arnold became embroiled
in the famous Mairy Island incident which, according to Palmer
"ended in terror and disaster and the deaths of two fine Fourth Air
Force secret-service officers"
The Maury Island affair was quickly written off as a hoax by Air
Force investigators, but a cautious examination of Arnolds
testimony indicates that there is a mystery inherent in the incident
which cannot yet be solved. For one thing, the cast of characters for
the strange drama includes at least two nearly omniscient men in
black who antedate Benders visitors by six years.
Palmers name is also linked to Richards Shaveds bizarre
"memories" of Lemuria, a cave world, Dero, rays, contrived train
wrecks, mental control and ancient space ships.
If you ask Ray Palmers opinion about MIB (men in black), he will
tell you that he considers the whole business a myth, a fiction.
"I have been visited by every governmental intelligence agency in
existence," Palmer said, "and have all presented proper credentials.
I have never been visited by any MIBs or by anyone who threatened
me. And if anyone should be a target for these visits, it should be
"But what about the dero?" he was reminded. "In an issue of Search
wrote that the dero (evil cave-culture aliens) once nearly got your
life, that you live of perpetual and terrible pain, that never subsides
for a second. You also wrote: 'I know KNOW the dero are real, and
I KNOW what they can do!`"
Palmer did not avoid the question, but he phrased his answer
cautiously. "First of all, let me say that there is certainly something
to the flying saucer mystery. But where do UFO'S come from?
That's like asking where do we go when we die? There is no one
answer and there is no easy answer and maybe several people have
different answers and maybe they`re all right! I think there are
strong link-ups with psychism in the UFO mystery. I feel there is a
great deal of psychic deception going on. But WHO is practising
such deception - that is the problem!"
"My experience with the dero took place when I was still editing
FATE in Evanston, Illinios. One night we had a very hard rainstorm
and the drain in the basement plugged up. I was wading around in
the water, trying to unstop the drain, when I suddenly felt myself
being lifted high into the air. Helpless, I hung suspended for just a
moment, then I was slammed down to the basement floor with great
force. I was paralysed as a result of this attack and I most certainly
do bear the effects of this paralysis to this day. I am not certain
WHAT attacked me, but I am certain it was no accident."
In an "Open Letter to all UFO Researchers," which was published
in an issue of SAUCER SCOOP, John Keel set forth his opinion
that the MIBs are the intelligence arm of a large and possibly
hostile group. After discussing various type of contact, Keel went
on to say that he considered the MIBs to be professional terrorists
..." and among their many duties is the harassment of the UFO
researchers who become too involved in cases which might reveal
too much of the truth."
Keel`s pursuit of the silencers has led him to uncover some extreme
cases of personal abuse in which certain contactee's or investigators
have been kidnapped by three MIBs in a black car. The researcher
notes that "it is nearly always THREE men" who subject the victim
to some sort of brain - washing technique that leaves him in a state
of nausea, mental confusion, or even amnesia lasting for several
days. "All such victims have a black eye when released," Keel
writes, "which suggests that physical contact of a violent nature is a
necessary part of the brainwashing treatment."
Keels "Open Letter" in SAUCER SCOOP concludes with words of
admonition and warning:
"We are now on a vicious merry-go- round and we are caught in the
middle of this bizarre conflict. Contacts are being made... then
suppressed... on a dizzying scale. Information is being gained...
then lost... at an ever increasing pace. One of the ironies of all this
is that no policeman in his right mind associates black cars,
kidnappers, amnesia victims and black eyes with the UFO
phenomena. Many of these cases never got beyond local police
departments. Neither the FBI nor any other central government
agency is engaged in collecting information on these aspects. Even
local newspapers seldom take notice of these cases... since the
victims are often children and teenagers... most newspapers make
an effort to protect young people by suppressing "crime news"
"Because the official law-enforcement agencies are unwilling, or
unable, to cope with this ever-growing situation, it becomes the
responsibility of the private civilian investigator to collect and
collate the full details on these incidents. The hazards of such
investigations are obvious, but the job must be done. And it must
be done fast, with courage and intelligence."
"All of this has been brought upon us because we have wasted years
chasing lights in the sky and fussing with the Air Force. We have
allowed a serious volatile situation to develop under our noses
while we played with aimless speculations about the origin and
nature of those rather insignificant vehicles overhead. We must
switch our attention from the vehicles to the occupants. The menace
is not in our skies. It is on the ground and is at this moment
spreading like a disease across the country and the world."
In his address to the 1967 Congress of Scientific UFOlogists, Keel
told of his personal mission to track down the silencers. He said
that dark- complected mystery men had some times silenced saucer
sightings BEFORE the witnesses had time to report the sighting.
On occasion, Keel said, he has arrived on the scene within moments
after the mysterious silencers had departed.
According to Keel, the MIBs visited and silenced eight whole
communities in Washington in May 1967. Several homes in Long
Island were unwilling hosts to the silencers in June. Keel also
noted a large number of dog kidnappings occurring at the time the
MIBs were calling upon saucer sighters.
"The UFO'S don`t want us to know where they are from," Keel
stated. "They have been lying to contactee's since 1897!" (Keel
explained this reference by stating that the first man in black may
have appeared in Texas in 1897 when, according to newspaper
accounts, some "pottery" had fallen from a mysterious airship. The
next day, a dark-suited man of "Oriental complexion" arrived in
town and bought up the strange fragments.)
How does the United States Government feel about the silencers?
"We have checked a number of these cases." Colonel P. Freeman,
Pentagon spokesman for Project Blue Book was quoted as saying,
"and these men are not connected with the Air Force in any way."
Nor will any other United States security group claim them. It has
never been within the line of duty of any government agency to
threaten a private citizen or to enter his home without permission or
a search warrant. No government agent is empowered to demand
surrender of private property by any law-abiding citizen.
Colonel Freeman went on to say that by posing as Air Force
officers and government agents, the silencers are committing a
"We would like to catch one," he told John Keel. "Unfortunately,
the trail is always too cold by the time we hear about these cases.
But we are still trying."
Pursuit by government agencies has done little to slow down the
activities of the silencers. In 1967, four bogus Air Force officers
assembled policemen and civilians who had witnessed heavy UFO
activity in Wanaque, New Jersey and told them that they "hadn`t
seen a thing." Sternly, the citizens of Wanaque were admonished
not to discuss the sightings over the Wanaque Reservoir with
Californian Rex Heflin managed to take some highly interesting
photos of a UFO while performing his duties with the highway
department. A few days later Heflin was visited by a man bearing
credentials of the North American Air Defence. The phony
NORAD investigator demanded and received, Heflins original
series of pictures.
In April, 1966, two Norwalk, Connecticut, schoolboys were
pursued by a low-flying UFO. The next day a man appeared at the
boys` school and introduced himself to the principal as a
representative of a "government agency so secret that he couldn`t
give the name". The mysterious agent questioned the boys for
nearly three hours.
Broadcaster Frank Edwards, now best known for his best selling
FLYING SAUCERS - SERIOUS BUSINESS, made much of the
official "plot" that had been set to silence him.
Before he became interested in UFO'S Edward had been
conducting a highly successful radio show sponsored by the
American Federation of Labour. He was warned to abandon the
subject. Edwards persisted and was given his walking papers. In
spite of the thousands of letters which protested the firing of
Edwards and the silencing of his UFO reports, his ex- sponsors
When reporters asked George Meany, President of the AFL, why
Edwards had been dropped, Meany answered: "Because he talked
too much about flying saucers!" Edwards said that he later learned
that his constant mention of UFO'S had been irritating to the
Defence Department and that that department had brought pressure
to bear on the AFL.
Edwards was only temporarily silenced. He soon had in syndication
a radio show that dealt almost exclusively with flying saucers and
other phenomena. News of the sudden death of Frank Edwards
stunned delegates assembled for the 1967 Congress of Scientific
UFOlogists in New York Cities Hotel Commodore on June 24th.
The date was a significant one. Twenty years before, Kenneth
Arnold had made the UFO sighting near Mt. Rainier, Washington
that gave the term "flying saucers" to our language. The thoughts of
several flying saucer researchers turned at once to "the silencers."
"Edwards was warned to lay off UFO investigation" one delegate
suggested. "He had been visited by the same three MIBs that shut
up Albert K. Bender."
"Nonsense!" said another. "Frank has been ill for six months.
Besides that, he was overweight and working too hard. It was only
natural that the heart of a man in his fifties would begin to feel the
pace that Edwards was setting."
"Not true!" argued yet another ufologist. "Frank has never been ill.
Check the obituary. It reads death was `apparently` due to a heart
attack. How many other researchers have died of an "apparent"
something or other?"
Jack Robinson, assistant editor of SAUCER NEWS, said: "On two
occasions an electronic-type voice, definitely not human, has told
me to stop all saucer research. It sounded like the strange kind of
"voice" that might be produced by a Voder machine. Each time the
phone calls have come, the message has been the same: "Stop all
Timothy Green Beckly, director of "Searchlight", a UFO news
service, told us: "I have never received other than kook calls myself,
but I am currently investigating two cases that involve dark-
complexioned men who have silenced flying saucer sighters in
Oregan and Texas."
Howard Menger, who claims to have been inside a flying saucer
and to have talked with the aliens inside, said, "When I was living
in High Bridge, New Jersey, in 1957, the men in dark business
suits came to call on me. They flashed authentic looking credentials
and claimed to be from a government bureau."
"They looked like like ordinary people. One wore glasses. They
warned me to quit talking to me about flying saucers and to drop
my research. We had quite an argument, and they claimed to have
considerable power. Whether this was power of influence or of
strange powers beyond those of ordinary people, I don`t know.
Eventually they left."
Menger went on. "These same MIBs have visited other researchers.
They sometimes claim to be Air Force representatives or agents
from various other governmental bureaus. They are definitely not
affiliated with the Air Force or the government and these imposters
have created a situation for which the Air Force is blamed.
"Both the Air Force and the CIA are taking a beating from public
opinion on things done by these imposters. "These imposters visit
people who have contacted or seen flying saucers. They come into a
sighters or a contactee's home and take any films that might of been
made of flying saucers. They state that the film will be developed
by the government labs. When the imposters leave and the citizen
never receives his film back, he blames the Air Force or the CIA!"
There will be many researchers, however, who will not be so quick
to absolve the Air Force or government security agencies from all
duplicity in the silencings of key UFO witnesses. In the October,
1966, issue of "Flying Saucers", Ray Palmer ran the story "Navy
Claps Saucer Sighters in Psychiatric Ward!" This article detailed
the plight of seaman Gary Steven Trent and Charles Lester Niblick,
Jr., who were "reassigned" to Ward T-11 of the Philadelphia Naval
Hospital after spotting UFO'S in the spring of 1966.
Recently, a number a researchers have been plagued by an
unpleasant manifestation associated with the silencers that has
come to be known familiarity as "the smellies"
Here is a typical case that occurred to a prominent ufologist in
October, 1967. The entire family was seated in- front of the
television set when their dog began to raise a rumpus, punctuated
by "ungodly howls". The animal crawled on its belly, snarling,
terribly frightened, yet instinctively compelled to protect the
household. The dog jumped up, charged, was forced backward. The
family was amazed. There was absolutely no visiable thing that
their dog could be attacking. Then came the "smelly" - a terrible
stench that permeated the entire house in a sustained, nauseating
"gas attack" lasting for about one minute. The odour was so
powerful, that the family had all they could do to refrain from
bolting outside and leaving their home to their unseen and savoury
One researcher reported regular attacks by a "smelly" at precisely
the same time each day for more than eight consecutive days.
Added to this phenomenon have been reports of contact via
television. A number of individuals who have sighted UFO'S have
claimed later communication with "aliens" through their home
television sets. The aliens frequency disrupts normal programming
to allow robed figures to instruct the saucer sighters to co-operate
with the aliens and to keep their information confidential. In
exchange for the saucer sighters silence and co- operation, the
aliens promises him that he will be allowed to work with them on
certain glorious secret projects for the betterment of mankind.
Whether such stories are born of individual delusion or organized
deception, the authors have received reports of these
communication from nearly every section of the US. Here is a
typical report of such a contact that was sent to the editorial office
of "Saucer Scoop".
"...Now to the Organization; I have been working for them for four
years. They first contacted me right after I had two unusual UFO
sightings - one in which three large, blue, glowing saucers landed
near my house (later I went up to the site and found landing gear
depressions) and the next on the following Sunday when I saw a
huge silver saucer which hovered 20 feet above me and seemed to
be taking my picture! Next you ask how they contacted me... They
had and perfected a magnetic frequency equal to the VHF stations
on TV. And so one night when they were ready and I was home
alone watching TV, they cut in on channel 3 and cut off the normal
tranmission... by means of a director beam and transmitted to me.
Using the magnetic wave principal, they told me how to construct
an mg transmitter of my own...
"...Though I have never met any of them personally, I know where
their base is in my area and i`ve watched their activity from a
distance by telescope, in addition to seeing them on my TV."
This particular contactee identified the Organization as the "United
Planets Council". According to him, "...their saucers have been
landing on Earth for thousands of years. They are studying Earth
and waiting until Earth can put spaceships on the moon - then
Earth will be asked to join the UPC. Science will advance
Those who put credence in such reports are divided into two camps
concerning their correct interpretation. There are the cosmic
positive thinkers who sincerely believe such contacts to be initiated
by the benign "space brothers" in order to better prepare man for
the glories of the "new age" of interplanetary brotherhood. Then
there are those who feel that such privileged communication from
the Organization is but an elaborate ploy to insure the silence of
those who have witnessed certain saucer sightings. Those who hold
this view also believe that there is at least one UFO group which is,
at best, indifferent to the fate of Homo Sapiens and which may even
be hostile to Earths inhabitants.
Researcher Robert A. Stiff recently advised: "Check your past
copies of "Saucer Scoop" and other UFO publications and see how
many cases are reported that suggest outright hostility and attack by
the UFO's, based on fact and how many others report friendly
contact with our "space brothers". You will find that the former
outweights the latter by a wide margin.
"The aliens have been reported to have even waved at us in a
friendly manner from their craft" Stiff continued. "I, too have done
the same thing. The only difference was that I waved at animals in a
cage! I was being friendly to dumb animals for my own amusement.
When you stop to think about it there may be no difference. We,
too, may be dumb creatures providing amusement for others while
they attain their goal. Our government knows more about the UFO's
than they are willing to say, and they must have a serious reason.
The only time we are SUPPOSED to be deceived by our
government is when National security is at stake. Is this the case
concerning UFO's? If so, the answer is at hand. Friends do not
cause occurrences which would involve national security."
Stiff has come to feel that the aura of laughter built up around
persons claiming contact with aliens has been a deliberate action on
the part of those who would have the truth withheld from the
"Again the big question, why?" Stiff asks, "What is there about
UFO's that must be kept silent - not to be disclosed? What path are
we as UFOlogists following that is evidently leading to something
important - so important that we must be quieted? Why the
harassment of prominent UFO authorities? The privacy of them is
no longer sacred and telephones have become the object of distrust.
"Wild imagination? A most definite and sad NO! We have reached
the point where the serious study of UFO's has become a battle!"
Are the silencers horror or hoax? And if it is all a hoax, who is
perpetrating it all, and more importantly, why? Just exactly what is
the silence group that is determined to make a sinister battleground
of flying saucer research?
Are they, in spite of official denials, agents from a top-secret US
government agency, which knows the answer to the UFO enigma
and has been commissioned to keep the truth from the public?
Could they be agents from another terrestrial political system that
endeavours to guard its secret for just a bit longer?
Or, as some Researchers have theorized, could the silencers and the
UFO'S be coming from an older terrestrial race which has survived
and become more technically advanced as it thrives in some remote
place on Earth?
Why do the silencers want certain UFO investigations
discontinued? Why do they so desperately want the nations of the
world to remain ignorant of the true facts about flying saucers?
It may be because they realise the more ignorant man is of the true
dangers which face him, the less able he is to deal with the crisis
situation. The less prepared man is to handle the inevitable
confrontation with an alien race, the more rapidly he will allow
himself, slave-like, to become subject to a race or culture which
considers itself to be superior to Homo Sapiens.
Eminent psychologist C.G. Jung wrote with great insight when, he
said: "We would be placed in the very questionable position of
today's primitive societies that clash with the superior cultures of
the white race. All initiative would be wrested from us. As an old
witch doctor once said to me, with tears in his eyes, "We will have
no more dreams."
"Our science and technology would go on the junk pile. What such
a catastrophe would mean morally we can gauge only by the pitiful
decline of primitive cultures that has taken place before our very
How much longer will the mysterious silencers continue in their
attempts to squelch saucer research? How long before the MIB's are
exposed or willingly cast off their black suits in favour of material
uniform? And if the mysterious silence group should in time prove
themselves to be citizens of an alien culture, how much longer will
they continue to knock on doors, give omnious and unsolicited
advice over telephones and harass UFO researchers before they
begin invading our world?