It seems people in Iowa are having strange and disturbing close encounters with men dressed in black.
No doubt, it is a bunch of pranksters with time on their hands. But they are posing a danger to people by walking out into the middle of the road late at night. Supposedly they are trying to get cars to stop for them.
When I was a teenager, I loved creepy stories like these. I would read all the odd books about them from Whitley Strieber's Communion to seeing films like Fire in the Sky. But for hands down scare factor and chills, get your hands on John Keel's The Mothman Prophecies. Yes, the film was based upon some of the stories in this book. But the film was nowhere near as frightening. You get it all in this novel: aliens, men in black, the Mothmen and other odd phenomena. Don't read it late at night or I guarantee you will have very disturbing dreams!
Labels: culture, horror, mass hysteria, news, occult, psychology, science fiction, supernatural, weird