When discussing UFO conspiracy theories, the most interesting common side effect of UFO sightings are the sudden appearance of menacing men dressed in black suits. They are said to appear out of nowhere to harass or threaten UFO witnesses, in order to keep them quiet.
Tonight, an expert on this very subject will join George Noory on Coast to Coast AM. “Mr. UFO”, AKA Timothy Green Beckley, will share stories from his latest book: Curse of the Men In Black: Return of the UFO Terrorists.
One strange incident detailed in Beckley’s book took place right here in Tucson, Arizona.
Longtime Tucson residents may recall a story in the Arizona Daily Star from 1979 that involved one of their own newspaper delivery boys.
On February 19, 1979, ten-year-old Warren Weisman was delivering the Arizona Daily Star at approximately 6:00 am. He reported: “I was on Winstel Blvd when I saw this ‘falling star’ come from the sky. It was traveling at a great speed and landed about a block away. It smashed the back of a white Volkswagen, throwing off its right rear wheel, rolled off the car and knocked over a mailbox on a post nearby.”
The curious boy went to investigate the object, but was deterred by a a man who appeared suddenly in a brown car. The man told the boy to go deliver the rest of the papers. Within moments, a Pima County Sheriff’s car pulled up alongside the brown car. The newspaper boy left the scene to get his mother because he was afraid that the man with the brown car would pull a gun.
When the boy returned with his mother twenty minutes later, the white Volkswagen, and the object, were already gone. Another eyewitness later stated that the car and object were picked up by a 7-up truck, rather than a tow truck, which is rather strange. Must have been a shortage of tow trucks on that day.
It remains a mystery whether the terrified ten-year-old actually encountered an MIB on that early February morning. The UFO group APRO made an investigation of the incident, but no known report was ever filed. All that remains of this story is the article deep in the archives of the Arizona Daily Star, and Beckley’s retelling of the tale in his book.
This is not the only Arizona tale chronicled in Beckley’s book. Mr. UFO says that Arizona is a “hot bed” for UFO and MIB encounters.
Beckley should know. He has been active in the study of the paranormal from an early age He has sighted three UFOs in his lifetime. As a teenager, he created one of the first UFO periodicals, which he merged later with Jim Moseley’s Saucer News. As one of the original “UFO journalists”, he has interviewed scores of persons, including a one time girlfriend of Beatle John Lennon, who reportedly witnessed a UFO in Manhattan.
“I think the MIBs are some sort of mind controlled zombies. Earthlings who have been taken over — or like in a seance room materializations. A few may be government workers but only a handful. Also, hardly ever civilians pretending to be government workers. The Air Force put out a memo back in the 60s proclaiming that they were not behind such menacing episodes.”
One such one of the most menacing episodes is also described in his latest book. Beckley explains: “It involved a female researcher from New Zealand who was molested by invisible hands when she started pinpointing the location of where UFOs might have bases. Upon the materialization of this being, his body was hideous – very round, hairy, smelly and the top half was that of a man and the bottom of an animal. Other members of the group had the standard MIB types appear to them and warn them to abandon their research. One member was pushed down a flight of stairs in a department store…no one was there.”
These stories of Men in Black do tend to stir up a bit of paranoia, even within the minds of normally skeptical people. Personally, since writing about UFOs, and recently communicating with Mr. UFO about his book and upcoming radio spot, strange visitors in the form of Census takers have appeared at my doorstep. Normally, this would not be unusual, but why the government keeps sending hoards of Census takers to a ghost town in the mountains, where there are probably five households in the entire area, is totally beyond my comprehension.
When my concern over the census takers was posed to Mr. UFO, he replied: “Absolutely, Men in Black have been known to pose as Census takers.”
If those who appear on my doorstep aren’t Men in Black, it’s an equally horrific notion that taxpayer money is being spent on so many Census takers milling about, in and around a remote ghost town.
Tonight, listeners can call in to share their own MIB experiences or pose their own questions to Mr. UFO. Don’t be shy about calling in. It should be a very interesting show tonight.
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