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The Real Men in Black by Nick Redfern Review

Updated on May 27, 2011

The Good

·         Sites some good cases (but doesn’t go in-depth)

·         Large Print

·         Easy Read

·         Provides information on Women in Black

·         Provides details on the Men in Black

·         Offers 2 photos of men in black

The Bad

·         Sparse details

·         Chapters 2 and 3 horribly written

·         Says Men in Black have happened for a long time but only sources this once

·         Leaves out better more probable theories

·         Uses theories to trash Bender (Done in an unprofessional and lacking manner way)

The Neutral

·         Sites better books

The Good

Large Print

Probably by and large to extend the length of this book the print is scholastic size. The kind of print we would see in younger fiction books and not the smaller print from more serious none fictions works. Yet it was nice to have print easy to read and for that this is a good thing.

Easy Read

This is one of those books with the exception of 2/5s of it being bad was a good read over all. The wording flowed nicely and offered up some funny comments occasionally. This book can easily be polished off in less than a week and that is a good thing.

Provides Information On Men In Black

At first you must think well duh but that is not what I mean. As you read if you take notes on the characteristics presented in the book you can paint for yourself a pretty accurate picture of how the men and women in black operate, what they look like, and even what model car they drive. This information is of course between the lines and not compiled so have a note book handy.

The Bad

Sparse Details

While touching on several good cases the details provided leave something to be desired in most cases. The author touches upon the event gives details and then moves on. Some of these events could have easily been expanded into short books themselves if gone into full detail.


Chapters 2 and 3 Horribly Written

I’m not going to beat around the bush. I was almost ready to put this book down and write it off as a form of conditioning known as Double Speak. That is how badly these two chapters were written. The first chapter detailing (if you can call it that) the events of one of the original Albert Bender of whom the book then goes on in chapters 2 to discredit poorly and then goes even further to discredit him even more in Theories Hallucinations.

Not only that but the chapters jump around with the details leaving the reader confused a several occasions.

Debunking of Albert Bender

This really hit a nerve the inproper manner in which the author when about discrediting Albert Bender even going so far as to call him a liar. Being a primer book this was extremely unprofessional to take pot shots the man in the first place but then to go so far as to even claim he had epilepsy just going too far.

Could the man have been lying? Sure. Did he have epilepsy? Maybe. Was this supported by the author? No. The case was lacking information, poorly written and again just insulting.

One of the main things the author claims absurd is that Bender was taken to Antarctica. Making a joke out of it but the fact of the matter is that there is in fact a large Alien installation and a Nazi base to boot. Both of which the US Navy tried to root out and failed miserably to do back in the 1950s and returned in defeat!

Final Thoughts

I felt lucky to have come across this book when I found it. Having previously done a search which turned up no Men In Black to have discovered this book I could finally brush up on Men In Black Phenomenon. I started reading and found the wording to be quite well. Along the way though several chapters disappointed me and the last half of the book I just won’t read for it doesn’t present any of the better theories that just about anyone can come up with.


In the end this book is a poor primer for the men in black. It was poorly written in spots, didn’t provide the better theories and ultimately is just a letdown. I won’t say avoid this book since it did offer some legit information but I will say there are better books out there.

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      CHRIS SIMMONS 

      6 years ago

      THESE STORIES SEEM TO ME ARE ONES WITH NO SUPPORT OF OTHER THAN WHAT IS BEING REPORTED BY THE VICTIMS ,, WHERE DO THESE SO CALLED MEN IN BLACK CARS COME FROM .. DO THEY EVER GET PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE . GET PARKING TICKETS . WHY HAS NO ONE EVER GET THEIR REGO OR I.D BEFORE LETTING THEM INTO THEIR HOMES .. WHY DOES THE M.I.B ONLY HAPPEN IN NORTH AMERICA .. THEIR ARE UFO REPORTS GOING ON IN SO MANY OTHER COUNTYS .. PEOPLE IN THE STATES WILL DO ANYTHING TO BE NOTICED OR TO MAKE MONEY .. ONE STARTS A LIE AND THE REST WHILE COPY CATS FOLLOW . THESE M.I.B,S WERE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM WERE THEY NOT? . FOLK LAW ?. THE AUTHORS OF THESE BOOKS ARE INTO IT ONLY FOR THE MONEY .. I HAVE OVER 3 DECADES BEEN LOOKING AT THESE CASES AND ITS THE SAME OLD STORY , NO ONE SEES WARANTS , NO ONE GETS ANY EVIDENCE OR ANY STRANGE OBJECTS FROM THEM OR EVEN A PHOTO AND WHAT ABOUT TRAFFIC CAMERAS GETTING THEM AND THEIR CADILAC,S ON FILM .. ITS FICTION AND NO MORE . ALIENS AND UFO,S WHEN MEETING THEIR VICTIMS MAKE SURE THEY GIVE THE VICTIM MISSING TIME .. WHY NOT THE MEN IN BLACK IF THEY ARE REAL WHY DOES THE VICTIM REMEMBER EVERY DETAIL . OF THEIR ENCOUNTER . I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THEY ARE AS REAL AS UFOS ARE . THE THING IS THIS : NOT ONE CASE HAVE I HEARD OF WHERE THE VICTIM IS GIVEN A LIE DETECTOR . AS THIS WOULD CERTAINLY HELP THE CASE OF THE MEN IN BLACK. FROM CHRIS SIMMONS 14-1-2012 OF "SHOWLITE"- INTELLEGENT LIGHTING SYSTEMS"

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      Chris Von Bliss 

      7 years ago from Brighton, UK

      Sounds like there were too many cooks in the kitchen for this one, seeing as the various sections differ in style so greatly, detailed research in some cases and virtually none in others etc. Unfortunately this is often the case with publishers who inevitably decide what will sell and what won't, occasionally leaving the author extremely frustrated. Never mind, there's always more where this came from!

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