Tavis Smiley‘s June 24 interview with Annie Jacobsen (pictured), LA Times Magazine contributing editor and author of the New York Times best-seller Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, is currently one of the “Most Viewed” videos on the talk show host’s website.
In case you missed the conversation, and-or have not yet had a chance to catch up with Jacobsen’s book, the claims made by the author are nothing short of astounding. For example, per the Smiley interview, here’s what a nuclear weapons engineer told Jacobsen about all that supposed UFO and alien business in the Nevada desert:
“The source told me that something really did crash in the desert in New Mexico in 1947… Stalin had sent this prototype of a flying disc here to serve as a kind of a war of the world hoax, the same way that Americans had been moved to mass hysteria in 1938 when they believed Martians were attacking earth…
So inside this prototype of a flying disc were humans who had been horrifically altered to resemble what the public now perceives to be Martians with a large head and the eyes… That horrific program, rather than being made public by Truman when it happened, a decision came down from above that, if the Russians were doing this kind of horrific what I called wicked science, then the Americans needed to do it too because we could not fall behind the Russians in terms of science.”
Orson Welles, indirectly connected to a second bit of epic 20th century extra-terrestrial mythmaking?! If true, that’s crazy.