Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gralien Report Podcast

Yesterday afternoon, Micah Hanks - of The Gralien Report - interviewed me about The Real Men in Black. The interview is now available as an MP3 at this link.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Micah Hanks Review

Micah Hanks (pictured) reviews The Real Men in Black at his Gralien Report site, and says of the book: "...whether it be the sheer terror these strangers sometimes invoke, or the seldom incidents of hilarity that sometimes ensue following the appearance of weirdos too strange to understand, there is something for everyone bold enough to grab a copy of this latest offering from Nick Redfern. But be forewarned… should you investigate too deeply into the MIB mystery, you may just have to expect a knock at your door in the coming weeks, perhaps from a stranger clad in black who you’d rather not have to meet at all!"

And you can find the complete review right here.

Marie Jones and the MIB

One of the many people I interviewed for my The Real Men in Black was Marie D. Jones, the author of such acclaimed titles as PSIence; 2013; and (with co-author, Larry Flaxman) The Resonance Key; and 11:11 - The Time Prompt Phenomenon.

And, I'm pleased to say that Marie has just been interviewed for Whitley Strieber's Dreamland show on her very own MIB experience, which is profoundly linked to the alien-abduction phenomenon.

Here's the link to the relevant episode.

MIB Paranoia & Obsessions

One of the more unsettling aspects of the Men in Black issue is that those who become exposed to the phenomenon often find themselves plunged into a mind-set filled with deep paranoia - and occasionally overwhelming obsession, too.

And it's a situation that has been known to affect not just witnesses to the MIB, but also those who investigate and research the subject - as my latest post at Mysterious Universe demonstrates.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Coast to Coast - Archived

George Noory's interview with me on Coast to Coast AM last night - on the subject of my new book, The Real Men in Black - is now archived and available for download. C to C provide a good summary of the subjects we discussed in the show at this link.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Universal Learning Series - Interview

I was recently interviewed by Sandy Andrew of the Universal Learning Series radio-show on The Real Men in Black. The interview is now uploaded at YouTube, and you can listen in below:

Unknown Country Interview

Yesterday, Whitley Strieber interviewed me for his Unknown Country site on my The Real Men in Black book. We covered a lot of ground - such as the paranormal overtones present in many MIB cases; the theory that some MIB might actually be time-travellers; the origins of the phenomenon, and much more - and the interview is now available online at UnknownCountry.com at this link.

Paranominal Review

Paranominal.com review The Real Men in Black and say in part: "If you think of the Men in Black as being like Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, think again, and be prepared to have the hairs on the back of your neck stand straight up."

And here's the full review.

Coast to Coast Tonight

Tonight, I'll be George Noory's guest on Coast to Coast AM. The subject: The Real Men in Black. Here's the link to the show.

Psychic Magic Review

In the newly-available Summer 2011 issue of Psychic-Magic, there's a review of The Real Men in Black. Reviewer J. DeClan says of the book: "...it's an entertaining, thought-provoking read with a spooky twist."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Star Drive Review

Kim Burrafato reviews The Real Men in Black at Stardrive.org.

In part, Kim says of the MIB mystery: "Redfern does an admirable job of covering this bizarre and controversial landscape in The Real Men in Black. If you read one book on the MIB phenomenon, this is the book to read, although don't expect to be any less perplexed by the end of the book, than you were at the beginning."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hidden Experience Download

On Friday afternoon of last week I was interviewed by Mike Clelland for his popular Hidden Experience blog, on the subject of my new book, The Real Men in Black. The interview went on for nearly 2-hours, and is now available for download right here.

The Paracast Interview

Last week, I did an interview with the guys (Gene Steinberg and Chris O'Brien) at The Paracast on my The Real Men in Black book. It was a length interview, covering a multitude of cases and theories concerning the MIB.

The interview has now been posted online, and you can download it here from The Paracast by clicking right here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Andy Lloyd Review

Author and researcher Andy Lloyd reviews The Real Men in Black and comments: "Whether the origins of MIB are cultural, alien, psychological, paranormal, supernatural, mystical or hoaxes, one is left with a thorough understanding of the complexity of the subject from this excellent book." Here's the link to Andy's full review.

Magonia Review

Over at the Magonia blog, John Rimmer reviews The Real Men in Black. He's not over-keen on the book, but does say: "Redfern is eager to recount his contacts tales, and no wonder, for they do make curious reading, and provide a useful summary of activity at the fringe of ufology." You can find the full review right here.

Horror News Review

Horror News review my The Real Men in Black book and describe it as: "A highly almost indirect awakening in the form of literary magic." Here's the link to the full review.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Aliens The Truth & MIB

The Real Men in Black gets a mention at Aliens The Truth, in an article that provides a good, solid summary of who the MIB may be...

Monday, June 6, 2011

UFO Iconoclasts on TRMIB

Rich Reynolds - at The UFO Iconoclasts - reviews my new book, The Real Men in Black, and in part says:

"Nick Redfern’s latest effort is one of his best; he never fails to satisfy or enlighten, and he doesn’t this time either...So, if you’re a seeker of truth, and want a manual about one element in the weird world of UFOs and the paranormal, get Mr. Redfern’s book. You will not be disappointed..."

Here's the link to the full review...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Paranormal News Review

Paranormal News have just done a review of my The Real Men in Black book, which can be found right here...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Aliens The Truth: Reviewing MIB

At Aliensthetruth.com, Chris Augustin reviews my The Real Men in Black book and says:

"The Men in Black have always been a subject I've tended to shy away from. Not due to fear like some would expect. It's just been one of those areas of the UFO/paranormal phenomenon that didn't warrant further study. Well past beliefs be damned, after reading this book, I've learned there's plenty to be explored. I've always known that some MIB reports were probably government/military personnel following up on UFO sightings. They would typically get a bad reputation given some of their interactions, such as the witness silencing that occurred during the Roswell crash era. However, it's the non-government interactions that are truly interesting. Time travelers? Demonic entities? ETs? Something else? These are all the questions and theories this book explores that truly leaves you wanting to learn more. The book is very well written, fast paced and definitely prompted me to explore the subject matter further."

Linda Godfrey Reviews MIB

Linda Godfrey - the author of such acclaimed titles as The Beast of Bray Road; Hunting the American Werewolf; and The Michigan Dogman - reviews my The Real Men in Black book. Here it is:

Men in black, mysterious figures in black suits that pop up at UFO sighting scenes like mushrooms after a spring rain, have become so solidly entrenched in pop culture that very popular – and imaginative – movies have been made about them. Nick Redfern’s new book tracks their history from the days when MIB were esoteric lore known only to UFO geeks, to today’s guys with cool shades who show up on your local theater screen. The real Men in Black are far more sinister than I had guessed.

The book was especially persuasive to me personally since it includes the experiences of colleagues I’ve come to know and trust over the years including Brad Steiger, Marie D. Jones and Raven Meindel. The terror they and many others experienced was subtle – compared to sightings of, say, Bigfoot or werewolves -- yet very traumatic.

Sporting black suits and hats some have compared to those of the Blues Brothers, Men in Black started showing their pale and unexpressive faces in the middle of the 20th Century, around the same time flying saucers entered the public consciousness. Witnesses and researchers of the UFO phenomenon found themselves threatened and harassed – often in unexplainable ways – by the lurking strangers who usually drove shiny black cars. Scarily, MIB continue these terror tactics to present day, sometimes updating their transportation to black helicopters or other vehicles.

In my book, Strange Wisconsin; More Badger State Weirdness, I reported an incident told me by a farmer in western Wisconsin who was deer hunting with his children when the three saw a UFO rise from a nearby tree top and then shoot off over a field. They were so terrified they decided to forget hunting and just leave, but as they exited the woods they saw a convoy of shiny black pickup trucks heading single file across the field in the same direction the UFO had gone. Just the sight of so many new trucks in the sleepy area was strange enough, but where did they suddenly come from and why would they all take off across someone’s field in mid-November? What was their connection to the silver, discoid craft and how did they know it was there?

Readers will discover similar weird anomalies in every tale in Redfern’s book. And after grounding readers in many frightening examples of the MIB mystery, Redfern spends the second half of the book wrestling with possible explanations for the creepy figures. Redfern notes that strange people clad in black have appeared to those dabbling in occult studies and practices throughout history. If this is true, perhaps the MIB are not connected to aliens from space at all. Redfern explores such disparate possible origins for them as elaborate thought- forms created by human imagination, time cops from far in the future and perfectly human secret agents.

Author and MIB researcher Colin Bennett is quoted extensively in the book, and he comes to the conclusion that the MIB entities appear to “eat” human energy generated by the fear they provoke. This was interesting to me because I have often said the same thing about the unknown, upright canines I have studied and written about for the past 19 years. Are strange creatures, MIB, UFOs and other scary phenomena part of some massive, unknown entity that exists just one step above us on the psychic food chain? Perhaps unreality bites.

Whatever MIB may be, Redfern and the many experts he consults agree they are not desirable company. There is one simple weapon that seems to work against them but I won’t give that away here. I’ll just say that to be forewarned is to be fore-armed, and that you will want to read this book to know what to do before the MIB come calling on you.

And to find out more about Linda, see the following:

Linda S. Godfrey, author of The Michigan Dogman, Werewolves and Other Unknown Canines Across the USA and Monsters of Wisconsin (June 2011)

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