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Watch Out For The Women In Black

Right now, I have a new book out titled Women in Black: The Creepy Companions of the Mysterious M.I.B. It’s a book which, as the title suggests, tells a very strange and at times even disturbing story. It is a story that has pretty much consistently stayed under the radar of the UFO research community. This is hardly surprising, however, taking into consideration the fact that reports of the WIB are so often overlooked, or deliberately ignored, by saucer-sleuths. There is a very good reason why such a situation has occurred. For many people within Ufology, if it’s not good old “nuts and bolts” Ufology – of the kind that got Donald Keyhoe so excited decades ago – they don’t want to know about it. Much like those many dedicated Bigfoot-seekers who have no time for the weirder side of Sasquatch.

The Women in Black are clearly not a part of that aforementioned “nuts and bolts” domain. They’re much weirder – even though there is an undeniable connection to the UFO puzzle. Which, of course, raises big questions about the true nature of the UFO phenomenon. Just like their male, black-clad counterparts, the WIB are not the employees – or the “secret agents” – of any arm of government, of the military, or of the intelligence community. Indeed, just about all of the presently available data suggests they aren’t even human.

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As I note in my book, none other than the recently departed Albert Bender – who, in near single-handed fashion brought the Men in Black mystery to life in the early 1950s – was exposed to the Women in Black enigma roughly a decade and a half before he had his own chilling encounters with the MIB. As I also note in the book, there’s no doubt that the Woman in Black and the MIB of the Bender family were connected. The link practically jumps out. The WIB connection to the so-called “Contactee” movement of the 1950s also comes to light – providing that one knows where to look for it.

In the 1960s, John Keel – of The Mothman Prophecies fame – came to realize that the Men in Black had their female equivalents, and he even incurred their ominous wrath. And their unsettling manipulation, too. By the 1970s, things got decidedly weird. Black-wig-wearing, pale-faced women were knocking on doors and terrifying those they visited, silencing UFO witnesses, and asking crazy questions.

And, as with the MIB, the Women in Black are always looking to spread their wings. We’re talking about WIBs silencing seekers of cryptozoological creatures, threatening those that delve into the world of the occult, and monitoring those investigating so-called “animal mutilations.” Then, there’s what is quite possibly the most alarming part of all. We’re talking about people quickly falling sick after encountering the Women in Black. No, I don’t mean the likes of panic-attacks or sleepless nights.

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Rather, I mean serious physical illnesses – as if the WIB have the ability to somehow supernaturally “infect” us. Controversial? Of course! But, everything about the Women in Black is controversial – such as their sometimes-reported plastic-like skin, their uncanny knack of seemingly controlling the minds of the poor souls they target, and their “here one second and gone the next second” abilities.

Should you ever receive a late-night, slow knock on the front-door, be careful. Very careful. Inviting one of the Women in Black into your home may not be a wise move. In fact, it may be just about the biggest mistake possible.


Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.
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