First MIB Encounter

Albert Bender founded the International Flying Saucer Bureau in 1952, one of the first such groups. One project of his was an attempt to send a message to the aliens that his group would greet them peacefully. Bender stunned people when he quit the IFSB, telling only close friends that he was afraid for his life and that he had an answer to the question of alien life.

The government had sent three people to meet with Bender. They were dressed like men in black. Bender claimed they were aliens in disguise and actually looked like the red alien from Flatwoods, Virginia. The MIB told Bender that the government had known the truth about aliens for two years and would make it public knowledge in 1957. The aliens were on Earth to extract a substance from sea water to take back to their home world, Kazik. Apparently the mission ended in 1960.

The story of Bender's encouter was told by his friend Gray Barker in They Knew too Much About Flying Saucers. Bender wrote his own book, Flying Saucers and the Three Men, when the government failed to reveal the truth themselves.

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