Area 51 is one of the most legendary secretive places in America, and a running joke is that no one particularly knows why it’s so shady.
The remote base in Nevada is closely linked with many UFO conspiracy theories, an idea that was lampooned in the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Annie Jacobsen of the Los Angeles Times has penned a new book titled Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, which promises to finally dish on what really goes on at Area 51.
For instance, Jacobsen contends that there really was a crash at Roswell, and bodies were recovered. The small creatures found dead at the scene were “grotesque, child-size aviators” had “large” heads and “oversize” eyes, says Jacobsen, but were not actually aliens. The author claims the bodies were those of Russian children engineered by Josef Mengele to trick Americans into panicking a la War of the Worlds. Wait, what?
“[They] were not aliens. Nor were they consenting airmen. They were human guinea pigs.”
Jacobsen’s narrative covers Area 51 over several decades, and includes several more secret ops and coverups. You can order it for Kindle or as a hard copy through Amazon.
Another author, Bill Lyne who wrote a book titled “Space Aliens from the Pentagon” in 1993 , agrees with Jacobson that the Roswell incident was faked but insists that it was perpetrated by the U.S. government and not the Russians.
“They’re just saying what I’ve been saying all along, that it was a hoax,” he told the Santa Fe New Mexican. “But that Mengele stuff is a bunch of hogwash because Mengele was recruited by the CIA (rather than the Russians), and he was actually brought to Albuquerque.”
UFO aficionado Clifford Clift chimed in with his take on the “Russian Cover-Up Theory”,
“After researching the claim, I found little truth in this theory,” he said. “It is a stretch. One of my concerns is if they wanted to create panic, why in New Mexico and not New York where there are more people to panic? I would suggest it is another conspiracy theory and, heavens, MUFON knows about conspiracy theories. They do sell books.”
One thing is for sure, when a new theory comes out public interest is piqued and little green men (in the form of dead presidents) take flight.