Apr 30, 2021 I Nick Redfern

Close Encounters of the Infiltrating Kind: Creepy and Camouflaged

In my previous article I wrote about the late Mac Tonnies' theory that the UFO phenomenon just might be based right here, on Earth. And that the Cryptoterrestrials - as Tonnies termed our presumed aliens - may have always lived on Earth, masquerading as ETs to hide their true origins and agendas. In that same article, one of the things I mentioned was that on more than a few occasions, the Cryptoterrestrials camouflage themselves to hide their real appearances that are slightly different to ours. With that said, I'll share with you a few examples of this particularly creepy side of Ufology. In 2015, Dr. David M. Jacobs’ book, Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity, was published. As the title alone suggests, this is an extremely controversial book. Although it is heavily focused on so-called "alien abductees," it is not actually about abduction events, at all. Rather, its focus is on how human society is being nothing less than infiltrated. And, yes, that word "infiltrate" is intended to suggest that nothing good can come from all of this. We’re talking about the ways in which potentially hostile creatures – with no real regard for us, the Human Race - are doing what they can to roam around and without being noticed as something strange. In Walking Among Us, some of these entities are described as looking "sickly," and as having extremely smooth, and very pale, skin.

Just like the Women in Black (WIB). Jacobs talks about one particular creature being "greatly overdressed for the summer and his slicked-down hairstyle was wrong." That, too, is reminiscent of so many WIB and MIB reports. They often arrive at the homes of people in vintage, black cars. They are often described as wearing wigs, and particularly so female hybrids who wear their fake hair black and long. Here's another aspect to the story: Karen Totten is an artist and sculptor who has had a wealth of anomalous experiences throughout her life, one of which was with an entity that falls definitively into the Woman in Black category. She says of one case in the 1970s: "…when I was 17 I was working in a small convenience store, when a 'woman' came in to buy cigarettes. At first I didn’t pay any attention to her until I saw her hand (when she handed me the money) - it was not like a normal human hand. This startled me so I looked up and saw a very pale entity, wearing a thin black coat (like a rain coat) with collar turned up to cover her neck, a heavy long haired wig, and very large black glasses. This did not entirely hide her strange face: a very pointed chin, scant lip and nose. She did not speak. Took her cigarettes and left! I was kinda stunned. Oddly I cannot remember the details of her hand (though it was the first thing I noticed). Nor do I think she left in a car which was odd since most patrons drove up the store (it was somewhat isolated)."  Totten continued: "…whether this entity is a 'gray' or a 'hybrid,' I can only guess." Now, onto the 1980s.

In early 1987, a very bizarre incident occurred at a Manhattan bookstore. Bruce Lee - who worked as a senior editor at a New York publishing house, William Morrow & Co. - walked into a bookstore on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was the now-closed-down Womrath’s, on Lexington Avenue. Also with Lee was his wife. Womrath’s had a large display set up for Communion and they also stocked a couple of Lee’s own books. That was not the only unusual thing about that fateful, Saturday afternoon. Both the man and the woman were barely five feet in height – maybe even slightly smaller. They had scarves that covered their chins, hats pulled tightly down, and huge, black sunglasses. They also appeared to begin speed-reading the book, noting out loud – one might even suggest for Lee’s benefit – where Strieber had "got this wrong" and "got that wrong." The woman suddenly looked up, at which point Lee was able to see through her sunglasses that her eyes were not just large, but huge, and shaped like almonds. Lee, by his own admission, felt the hackles on the back of his neck rise, and got a "mad dog" feeling emanating from the woman. And, finally...

Both the WIB and the MIB are noted for their distinct awkwardness around food – both preferring to ingest nothing more than pills. Jacobs' book is packed with accounts of these creatures being baffled by food, how it should be eaten (with or without utensils), what should be eaten cooked and what should be eaten raw, and so on. Men in Black expert Gareth Medway notes of this issue in relation to a summer 1967 case: "A man in a black suit with a pointed chin, 'thyroid eyes' and ‘long, tapering fingers’ went into Max’s Kansas City, New York, and ordered 'food,' being apparently unable to read the menu, and not knowing how to use a knife and fork. He told a waitress he was from 'another world.'" Are we really being infiltrated by beings that can pass among us with just a few changes to their appearances? Don't bet against it.

Nick Redfern

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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