Annie Jacobsen “Area 51″
May 19th, 2011
Just saying the name is intriguing — Area 51, the fabled patch of southern Nevada desert where, for over half a century, the U.S. has carried out its most top-secret military research and experiments.
Officially, to this day, Area 51 doesn’t exist. so, much of what circulates as fact about it is actually educated conjecture, conspiracy theory, or outright disinformation. Investigative reporter Annie Jacobsen cuts through all of that in her meticulously-sourced new book called, appropriately enough, “Area 51.”
Using access to newly-declassified documents as a starting point, Jacobsen then found and interviewed dozens of men — they’re almost all men in this story — who had firsthand knowledge of some of the most jaw-dropping events at Area 51.And don’t miss Jacobsen’s last chapter. She offers an explanation for the Roswell UFO incident that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
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