UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nick Redfern scrutinizes Jacobsen book

Nick Redfern takes another look at the new Roswell interepretation by Annie Jacobsen in Area 51, her recent book.

Ms. Jacobsen's work reminds us of Mr. Redfern's Body Snatchers in the Desert and other works.

For some more comparisons, gathered by Mr. Redfern, click HERE


  • Nick:
    Please do not dig "very very deeply".
    Have you read Bragalia's latest? Some who dug too deeply in the past have ended up suicidal or paranoid. I implore you not to let this happen to you. We need you, seriously. Best to drop it.

    By Blogger cda, at Tuesday, May 17, 2011  

  • CDA:

    LOLOL. I know your comment was only in jest, but...

    Don't worry - sometimes Ufology intrigues me, occasionally it fascinates me, but mostly it makes me laugh or annoyed. But paranoia or suicidal? Nah. I leave paranoia for those loons who have to keep checking they turned off the iron. Suicide? Only if the government brought back prohibition LOL.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Tuesday, May 17, 2011  

  • Rich:

    I wouldn't say I have concerns as such. Rather, I find it interesting that there are a couple of close similarities to what I was told (namely a Horten-inspired craft, and human experimentation) and what Jacobsen was told.

    I certainly don't think there's any copying of my writings or anything like that at all (as in one major respect the story is very different - my sources said this was a secret domestic project, and Jacobsen's said a Russian op).

    What makes me take so much interest in this story is that it's abundantly clear that various researchers over the years have been given stories suggesting a dark, human experiment angle to Roswell (whether Nazi, Japanese, Russian, or a hazy combination of all).

    The big question is why (if all this is just disinfo) spread stories that are so controversial they actually make people look closer at Roswell, rather than have people keep away from it, which one would imagine would be the actual intent.

    Regardless of our own personal views on Roswell, what we can all agree on is that (true or not) the weather-balloon, Mogul balloon, and crash-test dummies scenarios are (a) non-controversial; and (b) do not place the government in a bad light.

    That's the thing I could never understand when (in the immediate wake of my Body Snatchers in the Desert book) certain people said (actually some of them screamed) I had been fed outrageous government disinformation.

    But, my answer has always been: why feed me disinfo that (a) is so controversial it will actually cause people to look even deeper into Roswell (which also applies to Jacobsen's story); and (b) why feed me a fake story when the USAF's Mogul story is still in place? By definition, that makes it look like Mogul is a lie? So, again, why stir up the pot?

    To me, there's nothing logical about the human experiment angle being spread as disinfo, which leaves 2 possibilties: (a) there is a truth to the human experiment angle (somewhere); or (b) there are serving and retired military and intel people personally spreading (rather than officially spreading) disinformation about Roswell for personal hard-to-understand agendas.

    Both theories are intriguing and continue to keep the Roswell debate afloat - but for odd and controversial reasons that extend far beyond "Was it Mogul or a UFO?"

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Tuesday, May 17, 2011  

  • I'm sure Jacobsen has some things right, but in this interview she seems to be refuting the established history of the base. The Roswell story, as she says she believes it, has the ship and bodies going from Wright Field to Area 51 in 1951, which is four years before it was developed. The established history is that after the death of Stalin in 1953, Eisenhower felt there was a need for a spy plane to better know what was going on in the USSR. The U-2 was designed and they needed a remote base to test it and that was Area 51, the Blackbirds and Stealth followed after.


    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Tuesday, May 17, 2011  

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