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Dr. Herbert Hopkins

In September of 1976, Dr. Herbert Hopkins, a 58 year old doctor and hypnotist, was acting as a conultant on a alleged UFO teleportation case in Maine, USA. One evening, when his wife and children had gone out leaving him alone, the telephone rang and a man identifying himself as vice-president of the New Jersy UFO Research Organization, asked if he might visit Dr. Hopkins that evening to discuss certain details of the case, Dr. Hopkins agreed; at the time, it seemed the natural thing to do. He went to the back door to switch on the light so that his visitor would be able to find his way from the parking lot, but while he was there, he noticed a man already climbing on the porch steps. "I saw no car, and even if he did have a car, he could not have possibly gotten to my house that quickly from any phone." Hopkins later commented in delayed astonishment.

At the time, Dr. Hopkins felt no particular surprise as he admitted his visitor, the man was dressed in a black suit, with black hat, tie and shoes, and a white shirt, "I thought, he looked like an undertaker," Hopkins later said. His clothes were immaculate - suit unwrinkled, trousers sharply creased. When he took off his hat, he revealed himself as completely hairless, not only bald but without eyebrows or eyelashes. His skin was dead white, his lips bright red. In the course of their conversation, he happened to brush his lips with his grey suede gloves, and the doctor was astonished to see that his lips were smeared and that the gloves were stained with lipstick!

It was only afterwards, however, that Dr. Hopkins reflected further on the strangeness of his visitor's appearance and behaviour. Particularly odd was the fact that this visitor stated that his host had two coins in his pocket. It was indeed the case. He then asked the doctor to put one of the coins in his hand and watch the coin,, not himself. As Hopkins watched, the coin started to go out of focus, and then gradually vanished. "Neither you nor anyone else on this planet will ever see that coin again," the visitor told him. After talking a little while longer on general UFO topics, Dr. Hopkins suddenly noticed that the visitors speech was slowing down. The man then rose unsteadily to his feet and said slowly; "My energy is runnning low - must go now - goodbye." He walked falteringly to the door and descended the outside steps uncertainly, one at a time. Dr. Hopkins saw a bright light shining in the driveway, bluish-white and distinctly brighter than a normal car lamp. At the time, however, he assumed it must be the stranger's car, although he neither saw nor heard it.

Dr. Hopkins was very much shaken by the visit, particularly when he reflected on the extaordinary character of the stranger's conduct. Not surprisingly, he was so scared that he willingly complied with his visitor's instruction, which was to erase the tapes of the hypnotic sessions he was conducting with regard to his current case, and to have nothing further to do with the investigation, as for the New Jersy UFO Research Organization, no such institution exists.

Dr. Hopkins' account is probably the the most detailed there is of an MIB (Men in Black) visit.