The Creepy Real-Life “Men In Black”

- I'm Ryan, that's Brent.

This week on Buzzfeed Unsolved we're covering

the real-life Men In Black, are they real?

Are they as charming as their Hollywood counterparts?

- You know, watching Men In Black,

I never knew it was based on a true story.


- Today we find out. (laughing)

- [Voiceover] The Men In Black are typically described

as wearing black suits, being expressionless, cold,

sinister and in some cases, inhuman.

The Men In Black seem to only talk to two kinds of people,

those who claim to have seen a UFO

and those who research UFO's.

They present themselves as part of a secret organization,

sometimes even producing a white card

with a crest and the word security on it

And in some cases they refer to each other by number,

rather than name.

They threaten and scare people into remaining silent

about their UFO encounters and/or research.

Think of them as the cleaners of the

extra-terrestrial universe.

- [Voiceover] Now that you know the basics,

here are, in my opinion,

the most terrifying reports of encounters

with the Men In Black.

The first ever recorded experience with the Men In Black

came from Harold Dahl in June, 1947.

Harold Dahl was out on his boat in the Puget Sound,

where he claimed he saw

six giant doughnut-shaped objects in the sky.

One of the objects fell apart,

spilling debris that killed his dog and injured his son.

He took photos of the debris,

but said they were later fogged over by a man in black,

who told him not to speak of the incident.

- [Voiceover] The next incident

comes from Robert Richardson in 1967.

Robert Richardson reported that he collided with a UFO

while driving at night in Toledo, Ohio.

On impact, the object vanished.

Richardson took home a small lump of metal

that he believed was from the UFO.

A week later, Richardson said he was visited

by two men in black suits.

He aid the two men asked for

the piece of metal from the site.

But when Richardson informed them that

he had turned it over for testing, they threatened him.


End quote.

Richardson never heard from the men again

and still has no idea how they knew about the metal.

- [Voiceover] The next encounter happened

in New Jersey in 1968.

Jack Robinson, a UFO researcher and his wife Mary

were terrorized by a man in black,

that would stand across the street

from their apartment building.

They reported their apartment appeared to be

rummaged through and after seeing the strange man

for three days in a row, their friend Timothy Green-Beckley

decided to get a closer look

and managed to snap a picture.

This is a rare instance of a reported MIB

caught on camera.

- [Voiceover] These next encounters I'm gonna go over

are a little more bizarre

and offer much stranger implications.

On September 11th, 1976,

Doctor Herbert Hopkins, a doctor living in Maine,

was studying a UFO incident

when he reportedly got a phone call

from a man who had identified himself

as a representative of a New Jersey UFO organization.

The man asked if Doctor Hopkins was alone

and if they could review research.

Doctor Hopkins agreed, and by the time he hung up the phone

and turned on the lights outside,

Doctor Hopkins claimed the man was somehow already

coming up the stairs to his door.

Hopkins' description of the man is the most horrifying yet.

The man wore a neatly-tailored black suit,

was bald with no eyebrows or eyelashes

and had smooth, dead-white plastic skin like a doll.

His lips were ruby-red

and his speech was expressionless and monotone,

as if you were hearing a machine.

- [Voiceover] The man in black told Hopkins

to take out a coin and said, "Watch the coin".

After that, Hopkins claims, quote,

end quote.

After that, Hopkins said the man ordered him

to destroy his UFO research.

- [Voiceover] This next encounter

is with someone you probably know,

Dan Akroyd. - [Voiceover] Yeah.

- [Voiceover] In January 2002,

Dan Akroyd sold a TV show called Out There

to the SciFi network, that would break serious ground

on a wide range of topics in the alien-media landscape.

In the middle of conducting further interviews

for the show, Dan stepped outside for a break,

where he reported seeing a black Ford sedan

appear suddenly across the street.

Dan reports that one large man in black got out of the car

and gave Dan a dirty look.

Dan said he looked away for a brief second

and when he turned back, the car was gone.

Two hours after the car disappeared,

Dan was given bad news from the producers of the show.

Dan said quote,

end quote.

- [Voiceover] But, I saved the best encounter for last.

- [Voiceover] Okay.

- [Voiceover] On October 14th 2008, near Niagara Falls,

hotel manager, Shane Sovar,

along with a hotel security guard,

reported seeing a large triangular UFO

outside his hotel.

A group called the Aerial Phenomenon Investigations Team

looked into the incident.

They reported that a couple weeks later,

according to three other witnesses,

two unidentified men in black visited the hotel,

The men in black terrified the hotel staff

and were looking for Shane Sovar

and the hotel security guard,

who were luckily not there at the time.

And when Shane Sovar reviewed the hotel security footage,

he discovered that the camera

had actually caught two men on tape.

What we're about to watch is that footage.

- [Voiceover] No one's gonna die, are they?

- [Voiceover] No.

Sovar reported that the witnesses described the men

as tall with black suits, black hats,

identical faces, extremely pale skin,

no eyebrows, no eyelashes

and abnormally large eyes.

A woman who spoke with the men claimed that she felt

that the men knew what she was thinking.

Is this video proof that the MIB exist?

Or is this video simply an internet hoax?

- [Voiceover] Okay, look at this fucking,

this guy right here.

The fucking guy standing next to the door.

- [Voiceover] Okay.

- [Voiceover] Look at him next to them.

Unless he's super tiny--

- [Voiceover] Unfortunately, most cases of UFO

or alien encounters come in the form of

first-person accounts and the MIB are no different.

Do they exist, are they from the government,

are they even human?

Ultimately, it comes down to what you believe.

Me personally, I believe that

while they may not be aliens, even I can't believe that,

I do believe that there may be a government agency

out there that would regulate these sort of things

to prevent mass-hysteria.

- I can give you, I can buy,

I can buy into the fact that the Men In Black

may be a real thing,

but I cannot give you the satisfaction that they're

covering up aliens.

- There are certain things, like ghosts, or aliens,

or demons, that don't--

- Well no, I'd say if those exist,

then that becomes part of the science

an there's an explanation behind those things,

and it's logical. - This is where

we'll always disagree because not everything

can be explained by science or logic, in my opinion.

- No, no, no, no, no,


(dark orchestral music)

- One day there's gonna be definitive proof,

one of these things--

♫ One day Mark ♫

There's gonna be definitive proof of something happening

and I'm gonna be there when that day happens, Brent.

- This is when we know the video is over. (laughs)

- No, I'm gonna be there and you know what?

Yeah, you go walk away like you always do,

but one day it's gonna happen

and trust me sir, I will be there.

And I won't even say anything, I'll just smile at you,

like this.

- [Brent] All right.