The Hartzler’s peaceful midwestern farm had experienced the unimaginable. Farm emergencies and late night work were nothing out of the ordinary, but bright lights in the sky followed by the Air Force invading and a visit from Project Blue Book officials were events a ten-year old boy (Jerry) would never forget. Despite two days of investigations by the military and questioning by the local law enforcement, no answers were given… not then nor still to this day. Finding any information about this sighting is virtually impossible. Jerry has been told that declassified documents will be made available in 2017, but only time will tell if this actually occurs or not.
Don’t Say A Word…
Days One and Two were eventful to say the least, but what happened on Day Three is what has kept this sighting a mystery still to this day. Jerry shared with me how 2 men dressed in black suits showed up in a dark sedan. They spoke briefly with his parents only, and then left. After their departure, his parents were clearly shaken and disturbed. They vowed to never speak of the sighting again or entertain questions of what it might have been. Sadly, they never shared with the family one word the men in black had said to them. Even on her death-bed, Jerry’s mother refused to divulge the conversation.
Who were these men in black? Were they from the government? What did they know? What did they want? What had they said. Why were Jerry’s parents so disturbed, and why did they go their graves keeping the conversation a secret? The answer is—we don’t know.
Who are the MIB?
The “Men in Black” are well known to ufologists. Decades of MIB documentation abound from all over the world. As can be expected, some of the MIB encounters have been proven as hoaxes, but the vast majority remain documented facts. Who are they, and why do they often follow the departure of military investigators and law enforcement officials? Though featured in many movies over the years, most notably the Men In Black movie series, they remain an unexplained phenomenon. Psychiatrists may throw out phrases such as “fantasy prone personalities,” or “dissociative states,” and “constructive perception;” debunkers will do their work and describe rational causes; but no one has pinned down the MIB.
Theorists who affiliate UFOs not so much with outer space as with the paranormal suggest that the MIB are a form of demonic psychic energy similar to the poltergeist. Some have said that the MIB were linked to a branch of the US Air Force Special Activities Centre known as the 1127th Field Activities Group. This group was said to be comprised of underworld figures who were specialists in lock-picking and intimidation. However, over the years there have been many US Air Force memorandums written by various high level officials, emphasizing the importance of UFO investigations, and warning military personal to be on the alert for people impersonating military officials who are “approaching local police and other citizens who had sighted a UFO.” Others argue that the MIB were Tibetan monks who followed the Dalai Lama and the Khamba riders into exile, and placed their yogic powers at the service of the CIA. This could help to explain why many reports of MIB describe their features as Asian.
Your Help Is Needed!
Sadly, much of what we know of UFO’s and the MIB’s is based on speculation due to two things:
- Superficial investigations which concentrate on obtaining descriptions of the flying objects rather than studying all the events and factors surrounding the sightings.
- Suppression of valuable information, namely the suppression of valuable firsthand information by discrediting eyewitnesses, intimidating them, and burying their testimonies in “classified” vaults.
If you can find any information about the Hartzler Farm UFO Sighting of October 9th, 1967, please contact me. I’d love to help Jerry find some answers. Thank you.