1 hr 14 min

Terror of the Men in Black: Fear, Folklore, & Flying Saucers The Micah Hanks Program

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Since the late 1940s, people who have claimed to be UFO witnesses have occasionally come forward with strange stories of visits from "men in black," giving rise to an odd and unsettling subfield in modern studies of the phenomenon. However, historical researchers point out that the idea of visits from mysterious, dark-suited individuals didn't begin with the modern UFO era, and in fact, may date back centuries.
This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we look at the folklore surrounding the Men in Black and examine their mythic roots, as well as the modern claims of those who say they have had terrifying, real-life encounters with mysterious dark-suited strangers. Could there be more to some of the stories than mere myth, after all?
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Since the late 1940s, people who have claimed to be UFO witnesses have occasionally come forward with strange stories of visits from "men in black," giving rise to an odd and unsettling subfield in modern studies of the phenomenon. However, historical researchers point out that the idea of visits from mysterious, dark-suited individuals didn't begin with the modern UFO era, and in fact, may date back centuries.
This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we look at the folklore surrounding the Men in Black and examine their mythic roots, as well as the modern claims of those who say they have had terrifying, real-life encounters with mysterious dark-suited strangers. Could there be more to some of the stories than mere myth, after all?
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Enjoy The Micah Hanks Program? Check out Micah's other podcasts here. 
Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the fine folks at Gumball to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started:
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Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
NEWS: Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is erupting, prompting an ashfall advisory for the Big Island   Clashes in Shanghai as protests over zero-Covid policy grip China  No joke: Supreme Court case could take a big bite out of the First Amendment A 48,500-year-old virus has been revived from Siberian permafrost | New Scientist BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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Like us on Facebook
Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter
Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

1 hr 14 min

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