The Area 51 legends grow as author Annie Jacobson claims the Roswell incident was really a Cold War plot by the Russians to scare Americans out of their wits. Decades later, it seems to have worked.
Bloomberg reports that the Jacobson book, "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base," is a mostly scholarly tome with mainly verified sourcesÂ—until you get to the really spooky stuff. That's when she clams up and refuses to divulge her anonymous, single "source" of information. And no wonder.
The author claims to have been told exclusively by a highly placed insider that the Roswell Incident was a wacky plan concocted by Josef Stalin and some high-ranking, fugitive Nazis in 1947. The idea was to reproduce the kind of panic felt by many of the listeners to Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcast in 1938.
Jacobson claims that an actual flying saucer piloted by 2 surgically altered "grotesque child-sized aviators" was to crash-land in the desert. When the inhabitants crawled from the wreckage, they were supposed to scare the populace into submission, thereby incapacitating our military forces and subject the American people to Soviet military domination.
You know what? This makes more sense than most of the theories floating around since the government backtracked on their original announcements and suddenly claimed the whole thing was just a weather balloon accident. It worked for Orson Welles, didn't it? Unintentionally, at least. Why not on purpose?
What do you think? Is this possible? Is it crazier than other theories about Area 51 and space aliens? Or is this just a way to sell an otherwise dry-sounding book?
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