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Monday, April 22, 2024

MEN IN BLACK? Black Van & Possible Telephone Tap

A LaCrosse, Wisconsin resident recalls his encounter with a black van. Soon after, he started hearing strange clicking sounds on his telephone. Were these MIBs?

I received the following account:

"I had a strange encounter with my cousins and some friends in 1998 while living in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I was 20 years old at the time, and we were very much into conspiracy theories, aliens, and the like. This was before YouTube was what it would become and the internet was still growing. We’d explore the internet looking into aliens, chat rooms, forums, the whole nine. We’d try and find footage out of Russia or buy old Soviet tapes and military records. Anything we could find. We wanted to write a book.

One night we were outside having a cigarette and walked around the block. The block was an oval shape and there was a hill at the top of a part of the road with a street light. We’d usually stop up there and chat before going back to my house so no one would complain that we were smoking. We didn’t drink or smoke weed, just Marlboros.

A black van sped up around the block and up the hill. Immediately upon going up the hill it slowed down and stopped right in front of us. No license plate in the front or the back. The van was under the street light and was spotless. Brand new, shiny rims, tinted windows. It made no noise and sounded like electric cars do today.

The driver-side window was halfway rolled down and it was pitch black inside. We couldn’t see the driver. We said hello and just started walking slowly. We were in a suburban area and there were houses everywhere. We didn’t run but were scared, we knew if we screamed someone would hear us so we tried to play it cool and kept walking lighting up another cigarette each along the way.

The van kept pace with us until we got to the bottom of the hill by my street. It sped up and swerved down my street and was out of sight in the blink of an eye. We got to my house and saw the van in the dirt lot across the street just chillin'. At the end of my block was a white van by the stop sign, also no plates. After about 10 minutes both drove away and we never saw them again.

After that, for several months, each time I would answer the telephone in my bedroom, I would hear a series of clicks while I was conversing. Very weird. I replaced the telephone, and the clicks stopped. Then after a few weeks, the clicking resumed.

No one from that group of friends is a believer like me, but they all say that something strange happened that night. Not saying it was the MIB but it was something really weird. I could not sleep for a week and was too afraid to go anywhere alone." Y

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Have you ever met someone who looked just like you? Perhaps you’ve walked up to a person you thought you knew only to find they were a stranger. If so, you may have met a real-life doppelgänger.

What is a doppelgänger? The word comes from German meaning “double goer.” Today, it’s often used to describe two strangers who look so much alike they could be twins. Seeing a doppelgänger can be startling. That’s true whether it’s a person who looks just like you or someone who could be your friend’s twin. It’s no wonder, then, that doppelgängers are also common in frightening stories.

Many times, a doppelgänger is the double of another character. They are like the character in many ways, most often in looks. However, the things that make them different are more important. The doppelgänger often differs from the main character in the values they hold. This results in them making choices that lead them down a different path. For example, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this story, both characters share the same body. However, they are opposites, with Dr. Jekyll representing good and Mr. Hyde evil.

There is also a historical attribute to this phenomenon. President Abraham Lincoln supposedly saw his doppelgänger when he saw two faces in the mirror on the night of his first election in 1860. The second face was pale and sickly, which his wife, Mary, interpreted as a sign of death or sickness during his second term. Only a few months after his second election, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

So, what do you think a doppelgänger represents? Listen to these accounts and form your opinion.


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