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Hachette Speakers Bureau, Jayme Boucher: (212) 364-1286 –  jayme.boucher [at] hbgusa [dot] com

Interviews About Books:

FIRST PLATOON  Sarah Thegeby – sthegeby [at] penguinrandomhouse [dot] com

SURPRISE, KILL, VANISH – AREA 51 – THE PENTAGON’S BRAIN – OPERATION PAPERCLIP – PHENOMENA                                             Elizabeth Garriga – email: Elizabeth.garriga [at] hbgusa [dot] com


Literary: Sloan Harris, CAA

TV: Tiffany Ward, CAA

Film: Matthew Snyder, CAA

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Thank you for your interest in Annie Jacobsen’s books.


  1. Annie, I confess I have one of your books and after seeing your recent interview on Joe Rohan I’m ordering all of them . I find you one of the most interesting people I have ever read or listened to. I ha, I just spent the last 4 hours on YouTube watching your interviews. What an amazing person you are. I’m dumbfounded at all aspects of you, your topics, ability to paint your pictures with words and to remain so interesting. How can I get an autographed copy of your recent book? I would love to be present at one of you book discussions, any chance you’ll be in Texas within the next few months/ year? Thank you in advance, please keep writing, you are simply amazing.

  2. Hi Annie

    I love your books. Have you ever taught of writing a book about H.A.A.R.P? If not can you recommend?

    Henry Kisiel

  3. Why doesn’t Annie do a book about JFK Jr and how a very able and learned pilot
    accidently crashed his plane into the Ocean. He flies out of a very Gambino Stronghold
    in Northern NJ and then flies a poor-man’s plane to Boston but ditches a few hundred
    miles away. No matter how many times you are told that John John lost his bearings
    ( My Pscyhopath KKK CIA UFO Goon Father used to say “Wayne have you lost
    your bearings or marbles”) because he was not used to or trained to fly at night.
    This was before the NWO Clowns attacked America on 9/11 and JJ would have
    power with his magazine to stop it. What was the 9/11 Attack really about?
    NAZI Gold! Retrieval of NAZI Gold from the Federal Reserve Vaults in Lower Manhattan.

  4. Annie fails to address the real reason the NAZIs were allowed into the United States.
    The German Nazis won WWII__a global war to substantially reduce the population
    of Human Gentiles. If the Nazis wanted to destroy London and the British Empire the
    War Head would have been increased on the V2 turning London into a parking lot.
    And, since the Nazis had “Cannon Technology” and “Radar Technology” there would
    be very little American Bombers left. You don’t go after a Super-Fort with a 50 Caliber
    pea shooter__you use Cannons. So, the Nazis were in the War to exterminate the
    people that were not needed or wanted by the KKK CIA UFO Nazi Race__Human Beings.
    When enough Human people were taken off the Earth__the war was over. The Nazis allowed
    the 1st Army to roll into Berlin providing the facade that Germany was beaten__that the
    Germans had lost the war? Annie fails to show that the German Nazis agenda was to
    take over America and turn it into the Father-Land__they had to get rid of the American
    Human Gentiles and once they were sent to the front lines and slaughtered__the German
    Nazis took over America transforming America into Nazi Germany__a Super Power of Telepathic,
    Mind Controlling, Collective, Savages.

  5. Tom Clancy’s character Jack Ryan was based on an actual person. His inspiration was a contract USNI Editor where Tom got his start who was an Instructor at the USNA and a Naval Intelligence Counterterrorism Intelligence Analyst reserve officer assigned to the CIA CTC as his reserve assignment. The real inspiration had also lead a very secretive Naval Intelligence unit of reserve PhD technical specialists who deployed clandestinely around the world. Regretfully the actual “Jack Ryan” retired to the Pacific Northwest and does not grant interviews.

  6. Hi Jester. Thank you for listening to my PAPERCLIP book. It is interesting how we all speak differently. Surely no one has a monopoly on how to properly pronounce things. There is also no such thing as a pronunciation authority. We all speak differently, I think largely because of how we each first learned certain words. Tomato vs. toe-maah-toe is but one example. I hope you consider listening to, or reading, my other books. But beware! If you listen to AREA 51, this is a heads-up: I pronounce the word Nevada as NEH-VAHH-DUH, not NEH-VAAAA-DAH. I’m from Connecticut, which is how many people say it there, and how it’s been engrained in my speech. Warm wishes, Annie

  7. Your Audible Performances annoyed me to no end. It is NORAD. Pronounced as NOR-AD. You say Know Rad.

    As the author and the narrator you should have the correct pronunciation of proper nouns understood also. It is Wernher Von Braun.. Not Wernher Von Brown.

  8. Hi Annie, Im an ex-cia agent and have a story that you would like to hear. Please contact me so we can discuss.

  9. Ms. Jacobsen,

    I’ve read all of your books. Hoping you will publish another one!

    Jeff Levitt

  10. I love your book on Area 51! What you reveal about what really happened out at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 and the real reason there’s so much secrecy around Area 51 is fascinating and also disturbing.

  11. Ms. Jacobsen,

    A possible pecadillo:

    On page 194 of “The First Platoon” you write:
    “Inside the gun truck closest to the village were Specialist Reynoso, Private Shilo and Specialist Frace from weapons squad.”

    On page 307 of the Lorance trial transcript we find this statement:
    “Okay, and who was in the support by fire vehicle that day? Specialist Reynoso, sir, PV2 Shilo, and PFC Frace.”

    And on page 326 of the transcript: “Who’s Specialist Frace. Specialist Frace was the RTO for One-Chainsaw-Six.” Could it be the case that there were two people with the name Frace and that PFC Frace was in the gun truck, not Specialist Frace? Confusing.

  12. Ms. Jacobsen,

    I read “First Platoon” with great interest. Thank you for your efforts to clarify this issue. I am collecting documents relating to the Lorance trial; would you be willing to share the FOIA documents you obtained and the letter to President Trump advocating for Lorance’s pardon?

    Thank you for your time.

  13. Ms. Jacobsen,
    A separate thread in my research concerns 2 senior German doctors captured in Ingolstadt when the city was over-run in late Apr, 1945. I am interested in IDing them through the Freiburg Archives. I have received encouraging email from Freiburg about my search, however I am not deemed a ‘serious’ researcher. I assume they are presently fully open after covid. They have extensive on-line records but I cannot navigate them. In your comment section I read an entry by Julien 1 Mar, 2023 who offered her services with the archives. Have you worked with her? Is it possible to forward this note to Julien? She may be interested in this narrow search subject.
    Douglas Griffith g, 925-997-3162

  14. Dear Ms. Jacobsen, I have an interest in the LFA/H.Goering research Institute west of Braunscheig, Ger. This is not for scholarly publication. I am illuminating my father’s memoirs. He was a B-24 navigator who visited Brunswick aviation production targets in 1944. I was surprised that the research facility a few miles to the west was never targeted by strategic bombing. I have the basic physical and research parameters of the facility from other authors, but no 1st person description of life in seclusion so close to the bombing just to the east in Brunswick. I am looking for a description of life/work there while under the constant threat. This facility does not get the press that the rocket or jet engine labs get but it was a significant research center. Do you have any eye witness references to life at the center? Are you familiar with any published material, English or German, that describes life at the center? Is there any reason the center was spared, (did the Allies not know of its existence)? The proximity of Volkenrode to the city these days is closer than during 1944, but still, it is hard to believe that it was not attacked unless 1. it was not known or 2. The Allies wished to exploit its research after the war. Any info (1st person accounts and ‘was it a known quantity’ ) or other authors. Many thanks.

  15. Trying to find information on Women spies of the Cold War trying to do some research.
    Any ideas thanks

  16. Hi Annie. I have not read your books yet, but plan to. I’m investigating my own experiences as a survivor of experiments replicating Dachau, which were conducted by former Nazis brought to the US during Paperclip. I am also a survivor of North Fox Island, Michigan where children were sexually exploited, blackmailed and used for espionage and paramilitary purposes elsewhere. I would like to speak with you regarding research, and followed you on Linkedin. I go by two names which are on my profile, David Zimmerman and Raven Hall. Thank you.

  17. Greetings.

    I’ve only recently discovered your work, much to my disgrace. But I would like to discuss a topic, if there’s any chance that you might wish to engage.

    My wife was born in 1977, is autistic, and fully believes that she was tested as part of some government project regarding her very high IQ and attempts to discover if she has any kind of psychic abilities. I want to be clear, she hates discussing these topics, and would like this entire thing to be nothing but a bad period in her past; she is as far from a conspiracy theory person as you can get (and trust me, we both know all kinds of those fun folks). At the end of the day, all she is looking for is some kind of evidence that in her past, she was tested regularly in semi-invasive ways and has some mild PTSD regarding that period. Personally, I am unsure if any of her memories of this are accurate, but I love her, so I was hoping to find out if anything she remembers about her pre-teen years in the 80s in the Detroit area might be accurate.

  18. No new comments have been posted in the past 2 months.

    Is this site still the best place to leave a message for Annie?

  19. Just another AREA 51 Conspiracy Theory >>> It was a PSYOP incident by the US gov’t to identify leakers giving away “ALIEN” technology to the enemy. Those spreading the lies feel like it is to protect national security and believe those that believe them are a risk to national security. Was the program reignited after the Edwin Snowden leak?

  20. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the most recent UAP claims made by David Grusch. Love your work! we need Area-51 vol.2.

  21. I wish there was a repository where people could submit their impressions of things when they “think” they are remote viewing. Myself, such things are often unpredictable and normally unreliable, but, occasionally they are painfully spot on. I consider the submersible and wish more dependable people were submitting their impressions with the hope it might contribute something useful without wasting precious time.

  22. Hi Annie. I have a lead you may find helpful.

  23. Thank you for all of the work, time and effort you put into writing your book, Surprise, Kill, Vanish. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from the introduction all the way to the Acknowledgments. I found it quite fascinating and very eye opening.

    In keeping in the spirit of paying your mom $5 for every error found, which sounds like it could be a fun game for your mom, I came across something that could be corrected if there is a next printing of the book. I only mention this as it appears that you value factual accuracy.

    On page 308 you said that Waugh was photographing with a “35mm Canon F-80”. The F80 (no hyphen) is a Nikon camera not a Canon. It was introduced in February 2000 and would not have been available in 1994 when he was photographing Carlos the Jackal (P. 306)
    Along those lines on page 310 you said that, “Under the glow of the red lightbulb, Waugh worked patiently to get the water bath to the precise temperature…” The reality is that once the film is loaded into a light tight developing tank the rest of the process is done in room lighting.
    This caught my eye as I am a professional photographer and have been photographing with Canon cameras as a high schooler since 1975. I have also spent countless hours in a darkroom.

    I share the above with you to be constructive and not critical. Again, I loved your book and appreciated the amount of work that you put into it for the readers enjoyment. Thank you for your dedication.

  24. Addition to the Paper Clip; I have first encounter, material witness if you will. I have experienced the finished product but yet ongoing patching of their systems Mesh Drone System, I also experienced almost everything that you were mentioning in your YouTube interviews. I wish I could tell you everything in spite of what was said and video captured of me. Most of it is public slander! There are many times that I wanted to kill myself; not out of guilt or shame or n e thing like that. The tactics that the government used on my in interrogation, slander, humiliation, shit feces, cruelty physical and mental, mental torment and brain mapping, I felt how the Havana syndrome may feel like but on a different scale. Gas lighting you name it they done it. Please do not write me off because of what you may heard. Sincerely

    Teofilo Domingo Jr.
    Oahu Hawaii Honolulu

    If I am dead it’s because of something that may had happened which is a cia special on joe bodens spinoff of old Hollywood cia crime drama.

  25. You had said something like, one thing that DARPA did that gives the American people a reason to trust them was I think in 2012 they announced that they had come up with a way to make vaccines for new viruses faster with new technology. I am just wondering if after the last 3 years if you think that still gives the American people a reason to trust them.

  26. My dear friend served in World War II as a highly decorated soldier in Italy, including as Audie Murphy’s Platoon Sergeant. Son of a Jewish Mother and a Scot Father and big for his age he lied about his age and joined the US Army at age 13. After that war he helped Israel win its independence and later became the top assassin for the Mossad killing 52 former Nazi butchers – men and women – around the world. He would us a T-bar type knife and shove it into his target’s aorta just below the rib cage, bringing death in less than a minute. Close enough to smell them he would tell them in Hebrew, “Anni malach heim hevet” I am the Angel of Death.

    In 2002 I held him suffering from a fatal heart attack with intense pain in his stomach just below his rib cage.

    Were the various assassins the Israelis, the U.S. and others committed and continue to commit, “Necessary”? Depends on which side you’re own. As a former Seal told me, “We do everything the others do. I just think our side is a little better.”

    John Medlin
    USARV 1969-70

  27. I happened across the Joe Rogan interview and started with Phenomena, I have now read them all equally astonished, intrigued,angry, and saddened by books end. You are a national treasure and I applaud your bravery and diligence. Please continue to write and educate.

  28. I just want to talk. I’m nobody special. Maybe it’ll happen maybe it won’t. John Schmidlapp

  29. Hi im a 15 year old boy who is very interested in world history ww2 the most and in the joe rogan pod cast you mentioned you have the notebooks of dr.blum i was wondering if you could show me or tell me about some of the stuff inside of them it would be real cool to learn directly from the source

  30. Hi im a 15 year old boy who is very interested in world history ww2 the most and in the joe rogan pod cast you mentioned you have the notebooks of dr.blum i was wondering if you could show me or tell me about some of the stuff inside of them it would be real cool to learn directly from the source

  31. Question for you to purpose (so I guess it would be rhetorical because I am guessing that the campaign by the ONI futures CIA statement of we needed these scientists and these top Nazis so the Russians didn’t have them) … if that was the truth then why didn’t they listen to General Patton when he declared the war not finished and that we need to march on to Moscow! Please start your research on the how Patton was assassinated before it’s too late if it’s not already too late.

  32. My stepfather was in “Operation Overcast” the prelude to Paperclip. He was a Captain of the Military Police and Intelligence with direct contact with Von Braun and others. Without reading your book, how did you come to a conclusion when all of his and others connected to Operation Paperclip were burned in a files fire after the war. Mostly with the Later M-O as was given to me by the CIA. Do you know the reflection of why they were classified as “TRUCK DRIVER’s”? Its a play on words, aka word play, on what do truck drivers have to have? Its a type of drivers license classification, a chafferur’s license and also a name of a stoker, as in a person who feeds a oven or boiler on a train. When Jews signify an event, they blow the “WHAT”. Its a ram’s horn with the exacting phonic name.

  33. I’m reading your book surprise kill vanish. Well written and informative. Have you read SOG history by John Plaster. This was the predecessor to CIA SAD. Very informative.

  34. Your next book should be about Havana Syndrome. Start at Lockheed Martin Elgin afb.

    Timothy Lichen Wang
    3324 bright star way
    Plano TX

  35. Hi Annie.

    24 Year Old CT Native from Sandy Hook checking in.

    I’m doing my own personal research on my 4 relatives who were in the Wehrmacht. (My Surname dates back to 1490 in Baden-Wurrtemberg.)

    However the Bundesarchiv is very hard to get in touch with, I simply have a question for you and that is how long did it take you to complete your research with Bundesarchiv? And were you made to wait longer than 9 months?


    Dylan K

  36. Hi there, I listened to you on Bankless a few days ago and heard, that you were looking for a translator for the “Bundesarchiv” files in Freiburg.
    Freiburg is my hometown, german my mother tongue and I am working fulltime in the crypto industry since 2017. If I can be of any help, please reach out. Best regards

  37. Good day Annie,

    My first cousin Murray Rosenthal was the Jewish Officer In Charge of Operation Paperclip. His activities extended far beyond OP and involved several of my relatives including my father. I sued NYS in NYS Supreme Court to open my parents divorce records which were sealed for 100 years. I won that case and made new case law in the process. (Google-NY POST man kidnaps son). I am attempting to write a non fiction story and would love to chat with you, we have spoken before. The story also covers :
    Gerald Shur USDOJ WITSEC
    Murray Rosenthal ORNL (different Murray Rosenthal)
    Julien J Studley Irgun and another U.S Agency 🙂

    And several other notable “characters”.


  38. I just completed reading Annie Jacobsen’s book, OPERATION PAPERCLIP. I am 83, retired from Ford Motor Company and Miami University; both of these organizations are directly related to her research and writing, including the Knemeyer and Speer families, and John Dolibois. Accordingly, I should like to communicate directly with her; contact information requested.
    Thank you.

    Robert L. Hart

  39. I have just finished reading Annie Jacobsen’s “Surprise, Kill, Vanish.” Its an excellent book that I highly recommend. However, in two instances in this excellent book (pages 150 and 332 of the paperback edition), author Jacobsen reports that President Kennedy ordered secret service agents off of the presidential limousine. No source for this information is provided. It is my contention that this is false information about this hugely important historical event.

    I provide, as a source for my contention that this is false information, Vince Palmara’s outstanding book “Survivors guilt.” Vince has interviewed many Secret Service men regarding this matter and has proven that this assertion that Kennedy ordered agents off of his limousine is a false narrative offered by only a very few former agents.

    It is well established protocol, and it is uncontested protocol that the secret service has the right to override the President of the United States on security matters. In other words, if the President proposes something which is hazardous to his own safety, the Secret Service has the duty and right to trump the President of the United States, even against his will. And this is a long established custom.

    Additionally, on November 22, 1963 during the presidential motorcade, no law enforcement officers were posted guarding the buildings along the motorcade route, open windows on the adjacent buildings were permitted, no doctor was with the president and in the presidential limousine as was typical, the speeds of the motorcade were lower than allowed by the procedure manual, and there was no photographers vehicle leading the motorcade as was the custom. It is highly unlikely that J.F.K. authorized all of these bizarre safety violations.

    At best the Secret Service was grossly negligent in the J.F.K. assassination. At worst they were complicit. But the assertion that J.F.K. ordered agents off of his limousine is a false attempt to blame an American hero for his own assassination. I hope Ms. Jacobsen does not continue with this false narrative.

  40. I see you didn’t like my post regarding your exposure of our “government”, in your book “Area 51”, considering us, the citizens of this Country, as enemies of the state and a security threat to the deep state.

  41. Annie, thank you. As an individual with disabilities, your work on Area 51 is groundbreaking. It explains why Bush signed the ADA into law.
    I seek to communicate why the ADA is such a different set of laws, and how they would have been enforced upon someone in the government doing such work in the Area 51 mythos. I hope to spark a conversation you will find book worthy and use any of the information as needed. I am in Idyllwild, CA which is a famous get away from LA. The information about the ADA, in relationship to all your work, could change the lives of millions in a positive way.

  42. Your the most amazing woman I have witnessed! I have so much respect for your work and love listening to your stories. I just can’t get enough!I could watch your podcast interviews all day! Keep up the great work!!

  43. Annie,
    I am reading your book, Surprise, Kill, Vanish. One of the points you made was that the Czech man who betrayed were the assassins of Reinhardt Heydrich during Operation Anthropoid was Alois Kral. I have always understood the man’s’ name was Karel Čurda.

  44. To the Defense Intelligence Agency:
    Check on the health of Bill Varnes of Tennessee and Georgia

  45. Show them photos of Area 53, not 51

  46. Yes I figured you are a DISINFORMATION CIA IDIOT. Soon, There will be a shooting war against the NEW NAZI, NSA CIA AND FBI

  47. Perhaps Ms. Jacobsen could tell me why the agency has harassed me and MURDERED several of my friends, not to mention preventing me from making a living, and making malicious prosecutions. My father was born out of wedlock to William S. Paley, founder of CBS, and an OSS CIA KINGPIN.

  48. Hi Annie – I want to ask about alternatives. What should all the German Scientists have done when approached by the Nazi party? During the war in Germany, people did not have much choice. They could be sent to concentration camps or imprisoned if they chose not to join. Scientists crucial to the Hitler mission would likely have their families killed for refusing. It’s been well documented that Von Braun always dreamed of building rockets that take people to the moon. He was committed to space exploration. What should he and other scientists do when approached to join the Nazi party?

    At the war’s end, how would history change if we let the Russians get the scientists? What would the world order be today if the US fell behind in missile & rocket technology and, furthermore, the space race was lost? We would have fallen far behind, given the US’s defensive systems and lack of technology at the end of WW2. Would Russia dominate the world’s rocket, missile, and defensive systems? Would that have changed Russia’s view on who superpowers are, and would they have been confident enough to attack other parts of the world, maybe even the United States?

    Given the circumstances surrounding Von Braun and other scientists during the war, the consequences of not abiding by Hitler’s wishes, they are not being directly involved in the persecution of Jews and their contribution to America, they should be recognized for their contributions that helped the US become the world superpower and the victory in the space race. The American flag is flying on the Moon, not the Russian flag. It is because visionaries like General Toftoy, who led Operation Paperclip, saw the value in what their contributions could be for the US.

    The leaders of Operation Paperclip should be held in the highest regard as Heroes of the United States. The German scientists should be recognized for their contributions to the US and not in any other way. In my opinion, attempting to diminish their contritribuitons and change the narrative of history is a slippery slope.

    What the Jews suffered is inexcusable on every level of humanity. My comments are in no way to be construed as if I do condone any part of those atrocities. I only ask for alternatives and theorize about what-ifs. I welcome dialog from anyone.

    Thanks – DW

  49. Just finished the Area 51 book. I thought it was great. I am starting the Phenomena and look forward to the other books. Just wondering if there are any books in the works? Would love to see another one on the more recent UAP disclosures.

  50. A comment on Surprise, Kill, Vanish. On page 144 of the hardcover book you write, “Facing certain death, they were rescued by a young lieutenant colonel named John F. Kennedy.” The rank of lieutenant colonel is not a rank in the United States Navy (USN) it is exclusive to the Army, Air Force and Marines. President Kennedy served in the USN, and at the time of noted incident President Kennedy was likely a lieutenant junior grade. Respectfully submitted.

  51. Another comment on Surprise, Kill, Vanish. On page 152 of the hardcover book you write, “The three other Americans on the team were Captain Paris D. Davis, the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer in the group;” The rank of Captain is a commissioned officer, regardless of branch of service. Respectfully submitted.

  52. Hello Annie Jacobson,

    Minor note on your book surprise, kill, vanish. In the hardback version I am reading on page 144 you wrote “Facing certain death, they were rescued by a torpedo boat crew commanded by a young lieutenant colonel named John. F. Kennedy”. JFK served in the Navy and was not a lieutenant colonel. That rank exists only in the Army, Air Force and Marines. JFK was at that time likely a lieutenant junior grade. Respectfully submitted.

  53. Hello Annie,

    After watching the clownworld kabuki theatre for the past 3 years and all the claims of psyops and such, I remembered something from “Area 51”. Fortunately I had purchased a copy, so going back was quick. If anybody with 2 braincells to rub together, a above room temperature IQ plus eyes to see wants to understand exactly what has gone on since the 2020 “election”, thru the scam/plandemic, to the steaming piles of horse and bullsh*t being dumped on Americans today, all they have to do is to read Chapter 2 and especially Chapter 4 of “Area 51”. I rest my case.

    Thanks for some GREAT information.


  54. According to a brief report I found on the website, the CIA was actually founded by Nazi war criminals including Hitler’s top spy General Garland and his top aids. The document is from 1982 and it was released for public access in 2007. This explains a lot since the CIA was founded in 1948 when Operation Paperclip smuggled 1,400 Nazi war criminals to the USA. The official excuse is that the Nazis brought to America where rocket scientists. That’s a huge amount of rocket scientists, there must have been Nazis with other talents in that 1,400. The timing of the CIA formation, Operation Paperclip and the beginning of deplorable US foreign policy caused me to wonder if some of the 1,400 Nazi criminals had formed the CIA. I finally found evidence.

    Here’s the link:

  55. Hi! I’m one of the many who’ve seen your interview with Joe Rogan and Paperclip. You speak about all these archives with photo documentation. It got me to wondering about the photographers who took all those images. Were they willing? Were they sick individuals who got off on it? Were they imprisoned Jews before forced to take photos? Were they soldiers given an order? I just can’t imagine having to document events like the photographs you’ve seen.

    Thank you!

  56. Very much enjoy your books and interviews. I have tons of “stuff” i inherited during the life of and after the passing of my dear father and his USNA 52 classmates. One item I would like to share is that the “craft” that crashed in Rosewell was a captured Nazi flying disc that was being test flighted out of White Sands.

    Obviously you know and I will confirm that while ET beings very likely exist and have visited and are here, there are no crashed/captured ET vehicles and the only reverse engineering began with captured Nazi and Imperial Japanese technology followed by CCCP and CCP technoligies. But it sure makes for great books, advertising revenue and symposiums. I love how proof of rosewell is that Bell Labs patented the transistor in 47 yet it takes about five trillion transistors to make one modern day chip and it would take millions of chips of technology to build intergalatic technology.

    BTW, the UFOs that stalked my dad’s and other SAC Bomber Crews which he wrote up in ’59 and until told by the base comm tht they got the point and to tell the crews he was still wrtiting them up but not to, was the 12 and 71 Airframe and Powerplant testflights, some of which were driven by one of his recenlty deceased classmates.

    Best regards,


  57. I just think she is hot.

  58. I wrote a comment and it said my email was invalid and erased it. It was involved with UFO/FAP. I won’t write it again good luck
    Here’s the same email.

  59. I wish to learn the latest status of Annie’s writings, Having read all her books, I am hoping she is in the process of creating another that will be published in the near future.

  60. Well,done on the investigating of more than one truth,about paperclip,
    Could you believe that a similar,project still runs in San Antonio,Tx.
    You can not,make this stuff up,
    Well,maybe a person could try to make up a story,but why do that when you have this digital age Startin us in the face,
    It is about,patterns and algorithms, I welcome you to Old San Antonio,Tx.
    My theory is someone, here is running
    a hybrid of artichoke project/ paper clip.
    The city has the lowest academic ratings and is the 3 rd largest drug hub,
    That is enough information for an Investigation, a perfect petri dish.

  61. After hearing your interview with Rogen on Paper Clip, I wondered if it was just scientists that were patriated to the US. We have all heard how the trains ran on time. I am wondering if the Nazi perfectionism and attention to detail all for the glory of the movement would make the high-level bureaucratic experts targets for Operation Paperclip. Why I am asking is in Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man by Susan Faludi the speed at which the Sandiego shipyards closed so abruptly may have been influenced by Nazi efficiency? I saw your photos of Prussian advisers to Kennedy and Johnson and wonder who else they were advising. Were they advising top leaders in the insurance industry or the banking system, corporate systems or even social systems to rob them of their humanity?

  62. Your source was Norris Bradburry… Right?

  63. I am a retired soldier that lived in Germany for five years and I talk to many old Germans that were involved in the War. Most of them were under the impression that WW II was really about the power and control of Europe, it’s Monarchs, and its people. The real fight was between the Bankers who kept loaning money to the different monarchs by stirring rumors of war. The monarchs kept getting loans from the banks to support their on going wars which in turn made them so indebted to the banks that they had to give the banks owners Lands and Royal titles. (It’s History) Banks that belong to the Rothschild and Warburg families had unbelievable control over the Monarchs of Europe. The Pope and the Vatican had always had control and power over the monarchs through religion and money. The Catholic Church was losing the power it once had over Europe because of the Banks.
    In 1932 German Chancellor Franz Von Papen had appointments to see the Pope to discuss the financial and political support of the Nazi Party.
    It is believed that the German’s gained the support of the Vatican by agreeing to get rid of the Pope’s non-Christian Bankers.
    According to some Germans the Rothschilds and Warburg Banks took over the German Government that caused WW I.
    I have also written a story about a Jewish psychic that becomes famous in the US then travels to Argentina to promote his book and runs into Nazi’s that turns into Nazi magic and Gold.

  64. SOVIET DISCS glide into Roswell based on Horten Brothers low RCS designs carrying Cramium-Boosted Mengele Mutants.
    I like it.
    I think think is exactly what happened.
    Although, there were the hybrid “Human/Chimp” DNA experiments for STALIN’S supersoldier program.

    The “Horten HO229” was exactly what Ken Arnold claimed to see as he flew into the landing strip at Yakima Research Station.

    I love your entire accumulated works. Keep going!

  65. Dear Mrs. Jacobsen,
    Hello! I am an eighth-grade student at Canyon Park Middle School in Washington, USA. I am writing in hopes of securing an interview on the topic of Operation Paperclip.

    My AAP US History class is involved with a project called National History Day. Each year a different theme is provided by the National History Day offices, and this year the theme is Frontiers in History. I chose the topic of “Frontiers of Aviation Medicine and Space Travel Forged through German Scientists with help from the US Government and Operation Paperclip.” Which isn’t the official name of the topic, but is a sort of lengthened summary.

    As an expert on this topic, I was hoping that I could ask you a few questions to gain a better and deeper understanding of my topic. We could conduct the interview via Zoom, by phone, by email, or by Skype, whatever is most convenient for you.

    Also, if you aren’t available for an interview with a minor, which is understandable, any information or recommendations for further research would be extremely helpful. I appreciate your time and assistance.

    Thank you for your help.

  66. Hello Annie,
    I found your book on the the natzi and Hitler interesting. I been reading a watching a lot of seminars with David irving the historian, just wondering have you ever considered sitting down with him at all?

  67. Hi Annie,
    My apologies for the note. If there is an area numbered don’t you think there is a sequence of areas before and after? I am thinking out loud. Everything is not what we think and everything is in plain sight.

  68. As a veteran, the book Operation Paperclip “still reading” helps me see that US leaders, corporations, federal agencies have been and are using what I would call “evolved or updated” Nazi strategy today, while starting in late 1940s. How is this not seen by the Jewish community or Israel? How would one go about further comparing Nazi strategy to todays? Examples: Ghetto creation/ culturally targeting laws/ policies, police strategy.

  69. I don’t have all of the answers, but I have most of them. Email me.

  70. Hey Annie,

    I’d love to have you on my podcast, “The Tyler Wagner Show.” Here’s a link to the show so
    you can check it out:

    Look forward to hearing from you.


  71. Dear Ms Jacobsen,
    I now have read two of your books; “Operation Paperclip” and “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” – SKV. Both were excellent reads. Captain Paris Davis, mentioned in SKV (page 152) was my commander in the 10th Special Forces Group in 1981. Sergeant First Class Sammy Hernandez (page 207) was my Command Sergeant Major in Vicenza, Italy in the 325th Airborne Infantry. One of the key players in Operation Paperclip is Wernher von Braun. I was born on Redstone Arsenal, AL in 1959 when he was the man. My father was a rocket guy in the Army so no matter where we moved we would always come back to Redstone Arsenal. That was the place we were stationed the longest during the time my father was in the Army. My father’s last job was teaching TOW weapons repair on Redstone Arsenal. Wernher von Braun was a big deal in Huntsville, AL. Indeed, there is a civic center named after him right downtown. It was amazing to read two books by you that significant characters were also in my life. You are a great author. I think I’ll order “Area 51” next.

  72. Great work Mrs. Jacobsen,
    I have just finished ‘Phenomenon’ and thought that you may be more interested in ESP phenomenon personally and would like to bring to your attention a book by the Edgar Casey (ARE) library written by Dr. Henry Reed, Ph.D.. entitled ‘Awakening your Psychic Powers’ which deals with many of your subject matter. Written in 1988 it is quite informative as opposed to a ‘woo-woo’ nonsense approach which many of these types of works fall into.
    knowing your inquisitive nature by what you project in your works I’m sure you would enjoy it if you have not already read it.
    Sincerely, a fan,
    Michel Archambault.

  73. Have you read Ed Spielman’s “The Spiritual Journey of Joseph L. Greenstein”? He performed amazing feats of strength with his mind.

  74. Annie. Thank you for your hard work. My father worked with the defense industry in the sixties at the higher levels of technology of those years. As a kid I would catch bits and pieces of the goings on from time to time and father had a pile of little gadgets in our barn that he kept for exhibition or demonstrations. He told me the Pent. had many floors below ground and his descriptions of some of the specialty labs he visited were chilling. One day in our workshop I asked him what that crowd was like ( maybe by then I was 16 ). He rarely expressed himself in this manner but he got right in my face and said ” they are all crazy ”


  75. Area 51 & Operation Paperclip are great reads!! I wonder though what happened in Roswell, having aldo read Col Phillip Corsos book… I also wonder, why didn’t Mossad get after the nazis the US brought to America? Was there a secret deal between Israel and the US?

  76. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    Thank you for such important and fascinating books. I have a problem with 1 cd in the audiobook The Pentagons Brain. The 13th and 14th cds are exactly the same. So, I am missing the chapters on what should be the 14th cd. So, I will skip that and go to the 15th cd. This is very disappointing. Is there a way I can get a correct 14th cd?
    Thank you for a fascinating book.

  77. Hello Mrs. Jacobsen,

    My name is Michael Ortiz. I am currently in the military and a student at American Military University. I came across your book “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” for a final project of one of my classes and would love to ask you just a couple of questions about your book and maybe your opinions on paramilitary operations. My wife actually tweeted about your book a couple of weeks ago and you liked her tweet (she was excited to see that you did, lol). Thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you.


  78. Good afternoon. I just finished The Pentagon’s Brain and loved it. As a resident of Huntsville AL I am most familiar with the Military Industrial Complex including knowing someone who is only one of twenty in his field. The only question you did not raise is how much better off would the human condition be if these brilliant people turned their attention to the non-military problems of the world? Unfortunately we will never know due to the evil in the world- those who use religion as an excuse for war, the power hungry in Russia, China, Iran, N Korea etc. I fear for the future of my children and grandchildren.
    Thank you for your work.

  79. Dear Annie,

    Please see Middle District of Florida Case No. 8:22-cv-01110-MSS-CPT for details on how TSA has, in violation of 49 U.S.C. 44901(l), eliminated the visual image during passenger screening and is using narrow artificial intelligence to make the final threat and anomaly decision on passengers’ screening data, which includes their body cavities, with no human beings in the decision-making loop. Being dehumanized and brutalized based on a narrow AI’s decision is something that cannot be allowed to happen to anybody else.

  80. Did you know that Otto Ambros lived in Huntington Beach? I met him at a nightclub in 1995. I was born in LA in 1946, I met these Nazis from Paperclip. Many lived in Los Angeles. I went to school woth their kids. And my ex husband was the senior Russian translator for NSA who worked with the CIA, I divorced him when he took the job. The CIA hires criminals and people who have criminal minds, they et immunity from prosecution. The laws and Title 50 and the National Security Act of 1947 is just to prevent anyone from bringing lawsuits.

  81. Hi Annie

    I just finished your book on Area 51. Mind Blown. You have completely changed my perspective on that whole thing. What a fantastic read and Kudos to your skillful investigative reporting. I worked on Oliver Stone’s film about 911, and I personally saw a lot of ground zero photos and footage of things that made me question the “official story”. I would absolutely love for you to do dive into that whole thing, because I personally believe there is a lot more there that we are not privy to. I look forward to reading everything else you’ve written. I am hooked! Keep up the great work.

  82. Annie
    It’s been some years sense I read Paperclip but in the book and neither in your youtube presentation did you ever mention Rudolf Hess. That’s always
    been a mystery to me. He takes off for some unknown reason in a plane that crashed in Scotland. The plane ID numbers from take-off to crash didn’t match pointing to some type of conspiracy. He spent the rest of his life in Spandau prison west Berlin, being the only person in the whole prison with no visitors allowed. Do you know anything about this?

  83. Hello, Ms. Jacobsen! First of all, I love your amazing work! I’m about to read your book, Surprise Kill Vanish.

    Some time ago (3 or 4 years I guess) I think you were a guest on the podcast Whistleblower Newsroom. It was the first time I ever heard of the elite science group known as The Jasons. What stands out in my mind about that segment was that it was mentioned that The Jasons were studying the brain chemistry of “trust.” This was before the covid pandemic of 2020. In light of all that’s happened since then, that little fragment of information haunts me. Years ago I considered writing a science-fiction novel in which scientists study the brain chemistry of Christians during revival meetings and then chemically alter large segments of the population. Your comment on The Jasons studying the state of trust sticks with me. I find it chilling.

  84. Hi Annie… I just watched your Joe Rogan interview and I really enjoyed it. Congrats on standing up to Joe. He can be a little intimidating at times. With that said, your comments peaked my interest to read your Area 51 book. As a avid reader, I like to read an author starting from their first book up to their present writings. It gives me an opportunity to see how the author grows over the years. I just downloaded your book from Barnes& Noble and look forward to reading it this evening. Just curious.. have you ever been interviewed by George Noory (Coast to Coast) or Clyde Lewis (GroundZero). Your topics would be a perfect match for their radio show format. I will be back to report to you how much I enjoy the book. Fred Russo

  85. Dear Annie,

    Well, I’ve finally finished reading ALL of the books you have published so far. What an amazing collection of information that completely indicts what passes for our government. It appears, from reading ALL of your books, that the greatest threat to the CITIZENS of the United States is NOT Russia OR CHINA, but the overeducated retards that have credentials from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Cal Berkeley, with dishonorable mention to CalTech and MIT. Nice work Lady!

  86. I’ve finished most of your books and am deeply grateful for your research and writing and reading (I listen to your voice on the Audible recordings). You’ve investigated much of the intelligence agencies, but not the National Securiy Agency. I realize the challenges are immense, but I want to encourage you to dig into the “no such agency”. Based on its size alone, it merits an investigation. Do you agree Americans need to know what’s going on?

    Thank you for your consideration.

  87. Hi Ms Jacobson i realy need to get information to the the pentagon about some neighbors working unethical in bio science i hope you can help me

  88. I have been watching several of your interviews and lectures on youtube lately. I really enjoy them.

    I was wondering if you ever read the book “Sub Rosa” by Stewart Alsop; Thomas Braden (1946)? It appears to be the first book ever published about OSS exploits. It isn’t a conspiracy type book but I thought maybe you’d find it interesting. I suggest finding an original copy.


  89. Hello Ms. Jacobsen,

    My name is Ciara Leonard, and I am a sophomore in high school in Boston, Massachusetts. I am currently planning for a research paper, and was wondering if you had any recommendations or suggestions for a research question on Operation Paperclip.

    Thank you so much!

  90. Annie,
    I have recently heard that the US government made an arrangement with Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun to let him live his life out in Argentina in exchange for letting approximately 1500 German solders live in the United States. Is this what Operation Paperclip was about? I watched the History Channel’s program several years ago called Hunting Hitler. At that time, the story was actually very believable. Now I realize that it was probably true.

  91. I heard you on one of Joe Rogan’s podcasts. You were discussing one of your books. I went to my library and got all of your books they have. Your writing is incredible. Now I’m reading First Platoon. You have a perfect media presence. I’m surprised you’re not on television all the time.
    Wish you continued success. You have written about topics all Americans need to know of. Great work and so glad you’re out there.

  92. Mrs/Ms Jacobsen…
    During your research for the Paperclip Book, you didn’t by any chance run into the name Kammler,Echel and/or Freussen ?
    Thank You

  93. Hello,
    My name is Luke Braun and I’m apart of the Eva Braun family tree (specifically from the “branch” of Frank Onno Braun-who was a cousin of Eva) and I’d like to share a few photos of Eva’s grandparents (from both her father and mother’s sides) for an article.

  94. Trying to obtain the paperback edition of AREA 51 with the colored front cover of area 51 but unable to obtain anywhere. Do you have any connections . I am frustrated as heck. Love Annie books ….

  95. In 2017 DARPA phased me into their brain initiative and ElectRx programs as a human subject. At that time, I was dealing with an addiction to alcohol and methamphetamine, drinking on a daily basis. I was also diagnosed with bi-polar depression, ADHD and GAD. In 2019, after eight and a half years of abstinence from meth, I relapsed.

    In May of 2019, approximately two months after I relapsed I was contacted by a DARPA representative and was “linked” through a noninvasive, remote procedure with a remote BCI. Through the remote BCI, DARPA can access various parts of the brain as well as communicate. This remote access is needed for research and other applications in their ElectRx program. With ElectRx, DARPA can create scenarios through internal and external application through my BCI as well as various changes in my electromagnetic field by use of satellite generated infrasound. This allows DARPA scientists to study brain activity and thought processing through expedited science with “created” scenarios and various electrical field changes.

    DARPA has also allowed me to be a part of research that studies dream state and imprinting. (Both on and off mind enhancing medications.) In one project, in a semi conscious, pre-sleep state DARPA was able to imprint the live satellite imagery outside my location. I am able to communicate and discuss these images as well as dreams with DARPA scientists in detail via my BCI. The downside of having the BCI iit greatly impacts my short term and long term memory functions. I have very little short term memory. Although I am able to have very vivid and detailed long term memory around any traumatic or emphasized events of the past. These long term memories assist DARPA with research studies for PTSD.

    Since 2019 I have been able to be a part of much DARPA science. Through their brain initiative, in 2019 while in mind enhancing medications I was “walked” by a Federal Agent in Kansas City with the FBI. The Agent used a directly connected body device technology to partially control my body movements in order to physically walk me into a room and move different objects while he and I were in different locations. This project was done remotely.

    Through the BCI, DARPA has also read to me my pulse, blood pressure and body temperature. DARPA also has also apprised me of the science involved in their BRACE and Cornucopia programs. Their BRACE program works with concrete structure repair by using satellite technology. For this experiment, I stood on a thin sheet of ice over concrete and they were able to melt the ice surrounding my feet in approximately a 1 meter circumference without me feeling any effects.

    With their Cornucopia program, DARPA ripened green bananas over night. To show the preciseness of their satellite functions, they had me place a quarter sized piece of reflective metal on grass while communicating to DARPA. DARPA scientists communicated they would place a pinpoint location directly next to the metal to save the metal from superheating and causing fire. They then ‘smoked’ the green grass as if it were under a microscope.

    In my involvement with DARPA, in connection with the FBI and Homeland Security I have been a part of research and data procurement processes for various projects including loss prevention and training of the public. This includes communicating liabilities in jails, institutions and public buildings. Also, acting suspicious and carrying items on Homeland Security’s “suspicious items” list, such as backpacks and other items that should alert the public and other personal as a possible terroristic threat or suspicious persons.

    My wish would be to authorize release of all this information. However, under existing Federal laws, my FOIA is “locked” to protect DARPA’s Advanced Research and related sciences. Despite my wishes, this information is protected by DARPA and only released, as necessary to trusted governmental agencies. Being medical in nature they fully honor and abide by all Federal HIPPA laws and governmental regulations.,brain%20to%20detect%20neural%20activity.

    Additional info:

    Infrasound in conjunction with electric stimulation of my brain, ESB via satellite is used in ElectRx advanced research.

    Using ESB and the remote BCI as an electrode, DARPA can accomplish remote ablation. At times I can feel deep lesioning on various parts of my brain.

    The remote also can function as a micro electrode.

    Through satellite EEG and communication through my BCI I can discuss dreams and other mental states verbally and non verbally with DARPA Neuroscientist, psychiatrist and psychologist.

  96. Annie:

    I am currently reading Operation Paperclip, haven’t gotten too far yet, and am enjoying it. On page 31, you state the following about von Braun:
    “Von Braun lived just a few miles from the Norhausen complex, in a villa that had been confiscated from a Jewish factory owner years before. Each day he drove to his office in Bleicherode, eleven miles from the tunnel complex….”
    My great grandparents were owners of a linen mill, just outside Bleicherode in a small town called Niedergebra. They lived in Bleicherode, and I visited the town and their home in 1995. I find it surprising that von Braun had an office in Bleicherode, and am wondering if he actually lived there or worked there? Do you have the address of the location where he was in Bleicherode? It is doubtful that it was my great grandparents home, but it is a small world! Thank you.

  97. I am a former NASA Saturn V engineer (intern) at KSC during Apollo. I am hosting a corporate event for my company, Skybolt on April 5, 2022 at the Sun N Fun airshow. I am collecting former NASA colleges to do short presentations in groups for invitation only guests. Myself and my former lead engineer in the S1C office in the VAB are speakers. Would you be interested in a paid visit to be one of our speakers with other Saturn V speakers? We have 5 speakers from various offices and I am targeting 10. The event is formal airshow, catered, 1st Class.

  98. Is there any evidence the Soviet Union used Nazi German scientists like the Americans did?

  99. Annie… I am in the midst of reading your final book out of six the first platoon I still am absolutely amazed what you have written before this I have read every conceivable word in all five previous books and thank you for being the journalist you are today. The reason for me inquiring is that I am trying to locate an episode that you wrote in one of your previous five books before the one that I am currently Reading and it has to do with people being in the Antarctic during one of the most severe blizzards ever mentioned I believe you noted it took 12 hours for these men to go from their outpost to their base and that the weather was so severe that if they had gone out of their vehicle they would have frozen immediately I cannot remember if 187 what is the wind gust or the temperature including the wind gust. Hence I would like to read that episode again I cannot locate it in any of your books can you give me a hint where it is located in one of the five previous books ? Thanks again for being the journalist you truly are deserving of being. The best of the best

  100. I keep thinking about the excellent book PHENOMENA. It seems to me that some of these “Phenomena” were possibly cover stories for other covert activity. For example, could a remote viewing experience actually be a test of high altitude or satellite visual surveillence? Could bending of spoons be a simple parlor trick as part of a psych ops experiment on social manipulation? The real cool trick would be if could study well funded phenomena studies of the past and coorelate them to military research activity of that time, to help reverse engineer current social phenomena to determine exactly what is really going on today.

  101. Hi Annie, my daughter recently introduced me to Joe Rogan’s podcasts and I found your riveting interview with him about Operation Paperclip and more. I was so fascinated by it that I had to watch it again, twice in 2 days lol.

    I was wondering if you are going to investigate the similar Operation the US undertook, also at the end of the WW2 but concerned the Japanese atrocities at Nang King. Japanese doctors and scientists were squirreled away to the US along the same lines as the Nazis.

    I’m sure you would so a similarly fantastic job bringing to peoples’ attention those despicable acts as you did with Operation Paperclip.


  102. I have an article written January 1947 by a NY newspaper stating 1,721 Nazi’s were kept in the US out of necessity.
    I’m happy to share it if you want it.

  103. Dear Annie, I love your work. One detail, which would be an enormous detail if my fears are true, do you think they are the ones behind what is happening now all over the world. The injected poison, the dictatures, the numeric identity which will make us slaves. The complete intolerance of the governments and Elite. Klaus Schwab with his German superiority (with his space costume, LOL) Have they finally succeeded in destroying us from the inside.To me, it looks very much like Nazi tactics. I worked for one of the children of the SS. He was judged at Nuremberg but was one of those that was released with time served. He went to Argentina to make his fortune. And fortune he made. His children each inherited if I remember well 500 millions each after he died. He returned to Holland and built his little empire that his sons run very successfully now. I only found out years later the past of my employer. I didn’t work for him long as I dislike his controlling attitude and his superior manners. I called him the Nazi. It was a surprise when I later found on the internet all about him and his family’s past.

  104. Your work, Operation Paperclip, what a tour de force! I am using it as background for a piece of fiction featuring a minor player in this enterprise. Your research, your way of putting it all together, is amazing. Thank you.

  105. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,

    I just finished slogging my way through “Operation Paperclip”, your well detailed and documented rehash of the Paperclip operation. My question is about the intent of your book. It seems that, based on what you have written about the backgrounds of the German/Nazi “scientists” brought to this Country via Operation Paperclip, and your comments about them, that the United States would have been far better off to have just turned over all equipment, drawings, documentation, and the “scientists” to the murdering, Christian-hating monsters that were merrily ethnically cleansing Ethnic Russians and Ukrainians, and that had already murdered far more Ethnic Russians and Ukrainians by the end of the war than the Nazis had anybody else. Is that what your book is trying to get across? Should the US just have turned everything over to the monsters and gone back into isolationism and awaited our demise at the hands of the monsters?

    The statement in the book “the Germans were 20 years ahead of us in rocketry, aerodynamics, and, weaponry” was basically a understatement of reality. It was more like 25 to 30 years ahead of the US, and, since the murdering, Christian-hating monsters merrily murdering Ethnic Russians and Ukrainians had already thoroughly infiltrated every aspect of the German military (see “Special Tasks”) by the start of WWII, these monsters were also well ahead of the US in these fields. This realization of just how far behind everybody else the US actually was caused massive breaches fouling by realists in the US Military. But, as you allude to, the Roosevelt Administration and its State Department were actually the greatest enemy of our military in developing these technologies (this is also WELL documented, but since you are such a good researcher, I will leave it to you to dig this up), and, had installed toadies and “gatekeepers” to prevent our military from advancing.

    So, pulling our pants down and bending over for the communists was a better idea than bringing in these “scientists???

  106. Hello Annie,

    My Grandfather was the Commander of operation Tagboard/Senior bowl (Col Arden Curfman) regarding the development and use of the D21. I have your book and listened to your podcast with Joe Rogan and I would love to take five minutes of your time to hear some of the things you have been able to learn from your sources. I picked up your most recent book as well. Hope to hear back!


  107. Good evening Annie,
    Quick note. In the early 80s’ William (Bill) Moore and Stanton Friedman sat in my office at Harper & Row San Francisco. They told me some incredible stories and I remember thinking that if they would really write the right kind of book it would be an instant hit with media. At the time that didn’t happen although through the years Moore did write books with others. Bill Moore wrote books for Berlitz because the money was certainly bigger and more stable. Stanton came back to see me once more without Bill and we talked about publishing options. It just never happened but it was always one of my regrets during those years. It would have been quite fun. And my bosses at the time were up for anything.

  108. I am an inventor of antigravity propulsion includes advanced physic, but in Areaa51 was not copying ET UFO, but Nazi UFO Haunebu (from Antarctic base New Swabia, after an accident in Roswell), which has not a fully stable nuclear engine. So, bodies were not ET but humans with degeneration of DNA. Because any of fluctuation of antigravity waves few meters near to propulsion, cutting of DNA.

    So, who wants to make their own UFO, from me, can get antigravity propulsion with thrust 1000kN, accelerating in the atmosphere to Mach9, in space to lightspeed.

  109. Hey Annie! Heard you on Rogan a while back and have been a huge fan of your work ever since. I would love to have you as a guest on my podcast sometime and pick your brain on your work. Keep up the great content, your audiobooks are fantastic!

  110. I have some information about Edgewood Arsenal and Operation Paperclip.

  111. Operation Paperclip makes every conspiracy theory about our government come to life. It’s terrifying that Nazis came here and given new names and new lives. What did they get up to? Were you able to document the new identities given to the scientists’ families? How about criminal activity, and was it given a pass or taken seriously?

  112. Hello Annie –
    I really enjoy your work. It is so important for journalists like you to continue to shed light on these “dark corners”! Please keep up the good fight.
    So now a question – wth happened to DARPA?? As of this date, there are 2 (possibly 3) nations that have hypersonic glide missles in their arsenals. We apparently have squat in response. How did this happen? Also, if it is true, China now has a quantum – based communications network that is supposedly impenetrable.
    How did our guys drop the ball so badly in regards to these most recent achievements of adversarial nations? When did we lose our edge? What do your contacts in the government have to say regarding this? I have to believe that a lot of people in the intelligence community are sweating profusely over these recent developments.
    Again, please continue your important work. You are doing a great job and provide a critical public service, and for that I am grateful.
    Best Regards –
    Richard Powell

  113. Annie, I was wondering if you took the recent tour of the new Skunk Works facility in Palmdale. The entire plant has been manned, if you will, by robots. The production of secret aircraft projects has been completely automated. Lockheed claims that the plant will employ 400 people, a small fraction of the thousands of production workers who once worked at the Burbank facility. Along the same lines, the US Army trade show recently unveiled a killer robot dog, capable of firing a 6.5 mm sniper rifle at a target 3/4 of mile away. The Air Force colonel who I spoke with said that the Air Force plans on using the dogs for guard duty. So the next time you’re stopped at the gate to Area 51 it may be by a lethally armed K-9 robot.

  114. I may sound crazy but I have had slot of visions and I want to tell someone about what they are about but I don’t know how to contact the right people I have the answer to stop world hunger and I hate keeping it to myself because what good does that do maybe you can help me get it to the right people

  115. Ma’am,
    Can you give a more specific location for the original (1951) S4 location that the original EG&G Engineer told you about. I’ve tried to use the directions in the book, but if you could perhaps give a Lat and Long of where you are referring that would be super helpful.

    Second, since your book about NTS and Groom, have you found any information regarding the Papoose Lake Facility? Have you spoke to anyone that worked at that 80’s/90’s Papoose S4 site?

    Any updates on the DOE/AEC “S” code programs “S2” and “S3”?

    Very respectfully
    -SA B
    USA CI

  116. Thanks Roscoe, that error/type was fixed on day one and appears corrected in all editions that follow. Of course none of us are perfect. The goal is to try hard and always work even harder to correct ones mistakes. : )

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  118. I was recently given a copy of PHENOMENA Thought you’d be interested to know that on the back of the book jacket someone had pasted a sticker over the original barcode that said “FICTION ASTD”.
    I have no way of knowing if the seller did it or someone else but it seemed very weird to me because the book is very obviously not fiction.

  119. I have just finished SKV, and have also read Phenomena, Area 51 and am half way through Pentagon’s Brain. Phenomenal books, insights I never had, and I am a lifetime newsman. One comment, one question. In SKV, p. 207, you mention the island Ie Shima, where HALO was tested. Did you know this was the island WWII Correspondent Ernie Pyle was shot and killed by a Japanese woman with a machine gun in a cave. She was immediately dynamited to death. Question: Is Soininen Finnish. My grandparents were from Kauhava, later became “Copper Country Irishmen.” Ray Laakaniemi, retired J-prof. I know you get hundreds of letters, but …

  120. Annie who? When she stops writing books that have already been written__then, and only then, will I buy a book.

    The Area 51 lecture at a secret military base library was so funny. At the end a little boy stood up and said “what about the aliens”. Jacobsen started sweating bullets and quickly responded with “There are no Aliens at the base”.

  121. Has the U.S.A. ever declassified the list of nzi scientists, engineers and technicians
    smuggled into the country after WW2??

  122. 31, Saturday, July 2021

    Area 51 is the first of several ultra-secret bases on planet earth, the greatest secret is what is going on not spoken about much on Antarctica, the Stargate to other dimensions….. Travelling through outer space, that’s for astronauts that’s already been achieved… Travelling through portals to the multiverse, that’s for Multversenuats….

  123. Great book! I speak with both of my grandparents regularly. They met and worked for decades at ESL Inc. in the Bay Area. Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory. I was surprised it was not mentioned in your book given the subject matter. Are you familiar with the company? Or do you have any information pertaining to particular projects ie. Operation Ivy Bells, U2/ Oxcart or “Spy Rock”? THANK YOU

  124. Many Americans, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Joe Kennedy, Prescott Bush (accused of in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act) and others supported hitler openly before WWII. More than 20,000 attend a New York’s Madison Square Garden mass rally denouncing Jewish conspiracies, President Roosevelt, and others. raised Nazi salutes toward a 30-foot-tall portrait of George Washington flanked by swastikas. “In Mein Kampf, Hitler called America the “one state” making progress toward the creation of the kind of order he wanted for Germany. In 1935, the National Socialist Handbook on Law and Legislation, a basic guide for Nazis as they built their new society, would declare that the United States had achieved the “fundamental recognition” of the need for a race state.” See (

    Also, “beyond its American inspired race laws, the Nazis also admired America’s conquest of the West. In 1928, Hitler praised the Americans for having “gunned down the millions of Redskins to a few hundred thousand” in the course of founding their continental empire. And they knew that the United States had emerged as the dominant great power in the world after World War I. To them, racism had made America great. Plenty of Americans seemed to agree.” See same source: (

    Given this history which evolved out of the ideology of the Confederate States of America/ KKK – the Confederacy army underground) and U.S. racial apartheid /Jim Crow is it no wonder that nazi scientist ended up being more welcomed by the U.S. intelligence (or maybe not so intelligent) community then they were in Russia as you pointed out in your lecture on Operation Paperclip at the Politics & Prose Bookstore which is on YouTube?

    Do you think that the persistent manifestation of nazism, racial apartheid (white hate groups) in the U.S. might have been helped by some of these nazi’s and their off spring that have grown-up in America infiltrating various spheres of influence in our nation i.e. news media, the republican party, law enforcement, the military, intelligence, various White hate groups, and elsewhere?

  125. I got a note I was flagged as spam…so sending again. I just found out about your book and ordered “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” as I’m hoping it will help put together some of the pieces of my uncle’s story. He said he worked as a mercenary in the 1970s/1980s. He has passports with various names, a KGB ID and a resume/company ID cards for companies including Vinnell, Santa Fe Overseas, Aramco, Pullman Kellogg, Morrison Knudsen, Holmes and Narver, etc. Hoping to find out if more than Vinnell was known to have paramilitary contracts. He said that he often got his assignments from foreign correspondents or contacts at specific embassies — i.e. Canadian and Polish — in foreign countries. Looking forward to getting your book and hoping it does help shed some light on these bits of information.

  126. Good morning,
    After learning that the Catholic church helped many Nazis escape Germany to Argentina after the fall of Berlin, (either knowingly or unknowingly), I’m convinced that there is much more to that story than our government tells us. Will you be doing a book on that aspect of post WWII Nazi infiltration of South America? It only makes sense as to why there are still the elements of Nazism today because they weren’t truly eradicated. And do you think if by some chance Hitler made it out of Germany, why wouldn’t Juan Peron be his host in Argentina for a time? The secret hideouts are there. The Mossad got a few Nazis in South America. Who’s to say many more didn’t start new lives there including the head honcho?

  127. Hi There,

    Just a heads-up that I believe the word “nobel” is spelled wrong on your website. I had a couple of errors on my site before I started using a service to monitor for them. There are a few sites that do this but we like and


  128. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,

    Thank you for a detailed accounting of Operation Paperclip. While I was aware of this and many other illicit post WW II government programs, I did not know how effectively the NAZI’s had penetrated our government. It makes the post war arc of American tragic history so understandable. I’ve read about ties between the Kennedy assassination and NASA that are so much more understandable now. Presidents Bush I and II are descendents of Prescott Bush who was reported to be involved with trading with the NAZI’s. We have evolved into a Fascist nation independent of who occupies the White House. It was such a dreadful mistake to participate in WW I and sow the seeds of NAZI madness in its aftermath. What is our path back from a remorseless militaristic state the a peace one that has no interest in world domination Thanks for listening.

  129. Annie!
    Jesus Christ is the truth.
    John 14:6

  130. Dear Annie,
    You wrote what I must call a Second Morning of Magicians !!!!!!!!!!!! Amazingly insightful ! You did a great job indeed.

    What would you say if someone can offer to your brilliant mind something that will be as a philosophical, metaphysical, but most of all: absolutely factual , comprehensible and traceable UNDER THE CURTAIN explanation : what forces why and how participated , well, more like DIRECTED “the process”

    What I mean is : in theoretical physics there are things done, formulated and put to use, not without been noticed and integrated by certain gov institutions. Though the complexity of conceptual base still did not allow for a wide practical apps , but!!! it was SUCCESSFULLY utilized in some High energy beam tech theory, patented in classified manner in the former Sov Union

    To summaries here i should say: imagine how

    1)the ESP, 2)strategic planning with the 3)specific participation of historical level leading figures from the old world, theoreticians like Landau who created theory for the stars that was a basis for the thermonuclear soviet project

    could be integrated with ideas from Morning of Magicians and yours Phenomena

    In this way we will see the real picture for most of the events, trends of human civilization in its totality, at least for the last 150 years.

    Again: we do posses something that non tech ppl may call `a formula`, we consider this to be a newly formulated universal laws of physics, still not much comprehended, though institutions like Air Force, i believe, took a serious notice and MUCH MORE to this regard

    Thank you deeply for the greatest read since Morning of Magicians came out.

  131. Have you had any requests on doing research on GEORGE H. SCHERFF aka George HW Bush Sr. ??

  132. Annie, you got it wrong, so wrong. The reason Che talked of nuking the usa was because the usa was trying get its greedy hands on Argentina and the resources there.

  133. RE: “Phenomena”
    You missed a small part of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) issue story. (Chapter 12) Adam Entous wrote an article published in the 31 May 2021 issue of “The New Yorker” about the “Havana Syndrome” and what was happening to the Embassy employees there. It may have happened after your book went to the publisher…it was at about that time.
    I thought you might like to have a look at what he wrote.
    Tod Young, Granite Utah

  134. Can’t hear me Annie. Don’t you have esp annie. Go get laid to hurt more kids Annie. It’s what you do. Admit it. Using darpa and your pathetic shit to troll people online. Now aren’t you weak. Hunting for kids to use huh Annie. I hope you get one who educates you on what happens to gross people who go around hunting for people who have what they lack. Can’t hear me cia. I hope they hang you for war crimes and you get the hell away.

  135. Seeking more test subjects Annie. Looking for more humans to use Annie. Go above your shit in a warcrimes noose and call yourself a predator. That’s what you are and you know it. Psychic test that CIA and may hell devour you for seeking out humans to use for your sick evil behavior. You are fakes.

  136. I’ve done my homework and you are a literary genius. I’ve read all your books “multiple “ times. I can’t say enough about how much investigative work you’ve done. I always thought that it was my fault I put the hole in the ozone layer with my can of Aqua Net! Thank you

  137. Hi Annie- I just watched a YouTube of you discussing Operation Paperclip. Kudos! My question is about Plum Island, NY and Nazi scientists who specialized in biologic warfare. Did German scientists infect ticks with B. Burdorferi and coinfections there and cause the Lyme Disease pandemic?

  138. Hi Annie! I am a professor in Florida, and I am going back to school to obtain another degree in cognitive sciences, focusing on morality and AI. I know this is a long-shot, but I figured why not… Do you have any contact emails or other ways to connect? For my research, I was wondering if I could ask you just a few questions regarding some things after reading your books about some insights. Just figured I’d throw it out there. Anyway, you’re amazing and such an inspiration to those in the field. Thank you for all you do.

  139. Loved “First Platoon” but my comment is about another matter regarding the book. In the early part of the book you have a long segment about the FBI developing the Fingerprint system and throughout the soldiers are described as using printers ink and rolling the fingers on paper.In May of 1995 thru November 1995 a team worked at FBI Hq building in DC creating a digital system of finger print that did not require ink. the program was IAFIS (Integrated automated Fingerprinted Identification System) I know at the end of “First Platoon” you allude to coming digital fingerprints but I wonder why the soldiers were not using it on their laptops in 1999? the program in FBI Hq,in DC was continued in development afterNov. “95 at Quantico and finished up in West Virginia after Quantico. My son worked on that team in DC and I worked near the FBI at the time and we would meet for lunch frequently; that is how I am familiar with IAFIS He received a letter of praise from Louis Freeh, Director of FBI at the time. MY son was working freelance at the time. though in the letter from Director Freeh he mentions a company in Alexandria My son was affiliated with at the time. I really was very impressed with your work on “First Platoon”. How different from my experience in earlier times. I was an Army Officer In 1950’s.

  140. Annie,
    I have been a fan of your work until you wrote Surprise, Kill, Vanish because it provided me with an avenue to explain to my family my career from 2005 to today. On a broader level I want to thank you for explaining title 10 and 50 (The third option) on JRE, we have long wished that it was public knowledge that we stop not start wars AND there is a robust legal process behind our role.

    Keep digging and stay safe

  141. Hi I haven’t read this yet, I will when I get finished with current law suits!

    But I would like to know if Ms Jacobsen knows about the timeshifting/wormhole technology that is being used, for last 30 years I believe, to create fake or contrived coincidences in day to day life of targets?

    From the S4 facility of Area 51, It is being used today for Virtual Gulags on selected victims, who are manipulated daily in a Zersetzung style program designed to remove them from society and negate their lives, in what looks to me like a value assessment of the victims percieved economic merit to the Cabal (NWO)/Kleptosystem, ie if they are of no value they are essentially murdered while still alive in the Totalitarian global tyranny which has developed Schwab/Gates/Fauci etc, and is also connected to the recent vaccines and the older Lifelog classification system (100 years)

    Is explored in my forthcoming book “In Reality You Have No Reality”, which documents a horrific 23 year descent in to an impoverished spy riddled scifi nightmare between 1997 – 2021, and in final stages of completion with extraordinary revelations about the reality of a silent murderous Totalitarian system and probably makes Orwell look like a Big Buck Bunny cartoon, is a 100% true, very dark, story with real names of some involved, registered as war criminals.

    The perpetrators have an ideological (eugenics/supremacist) belief system as mentioned by Ms Jacobsen in the Operation paperclip work, are fanatical in the extreme, extremely evil, seriously criminal, heavily in to symbolism, and clearly in urgent need of psychiatric help.

    Just a thought anyway.

  142. I cried when I read about the boy from my hometown who was killed in First Platoon.
    The story of massive technology and political rhetoric being used against the enemy
    in Afghanistan absolutely parallels the methods and rhetoric utilized in Vietnam.

    Am currently reading Phenomenon. My word of the day is the memory metal Nitinol.

  143. Did Annie have an email I can contact her personally with? I have a very very important personal question for her . It’s important to me personally and just a simple question please.

  144. Hot as fck journalist/author. Annie, you should seriously consider (if you haven’t already) narrating your books because I personally could listen to you speak all day.
    You have a voice that could hypnotize anyone lol. I don’t have much time to read these days but I can definitely listen:).

  145. January 30 1933 Vatican puts Hitler into power. July 20 1933 VonPapen and Pacelli sign the Reich Concordat. Article 10 clear infers a Priest’s Habit is a military uniform. Hitler’s plan was to seize the large corporations and trusts (Mercedes Benz, Telefunken, I G Farben, Siemens etc.) placing them into state control. With those assets Vatican then allowed Hitler to print DeutchMarx using the corporations and trusts as collateral. Once the Nazi’s lost the war the Vatican took over the collateral. The Reich Concordat is 23 pages long. It is commercial fascism and parasitism. But with mutual consent the contract lasts forever plus one day. Code of Cana’an (“canon”) law, ba’al priests, sodomy and pedophilia is Vatican. Their tag team partner is Esau-Edom’s descendants. This is born out under Genesis 36:2. The Hittites is Vatican. The Hittites were and still are the military and financial might. Esau-Edom is out for the birthright Jacob-Israel took. Vatican is out to destroy the world. Further to the Nazi experiments, they must have tripped on to DNA. By the 1960s it became necessary for the Hittites to send the Edomites to take Hebron. WHY? Look up “Cave of the Patriarchs” … DNA is in the cave! Now, the mRNA scheme MAY be targeting the DNA of Abraham. Funny … we know the DNA of very old life yet after 50 years we are still in the dark about what the Vatican knows about us!

  146. Ms. Jacobsen – I just read Operation Paperclip. I have a question that I have not seen asked or answered in any of your You tube book signings. What are the prolific NAZI effects on todays policy and practice in our Government- after years of having NAZIs in leadership roles? Personally – I believe that their philosophy is alive and well in our Government, intelligence agencies and and global governance. But I would value your intellectual input.

  147. Regarding the request for the FOIA. I’m also a researcher and I have found at least one reason the request never gets a good return. There was a release of certain email that Tom Fitton was able to obtain. The reason why people don’t succeed is because the name was mis-spelled. Not just one time either. James Comey was spelled “Corney”.
    You might have better luck trying a variation of what key words you are digging into.

  148. Dear Annie,
    I enjoyed operation paperclip. I am curious about one anecdote on the book. After dropping off the high ranking Nazis at Nuremberg, the army interrogator flies back to the house where they had been kept and interrogated for several months. The interrogator relays the story that a local Luxembourg man was outside the house shouting / taunting Hermann Goering by saying ” Mr Hess, how is Berlin?”. The book indicates that the house was the second most top secret high value detainee location. That makes me wonder how a local man would know that Goering was housed there? I know this is a trivial detail… But curious if that question had crossed your mind?
    Looking forward to reading area 51 next. Thanks, Dave

  149. Dear Mrs. Jacobson,

    After years of not watching your famous ‘YouTube’ video of you speaking at that very interesting Washington D.C. bookstore in 2014…
    I finally viewed your lecture regarding the book you wrote about ‘Operation Paperclip’. I am not exaggerating when I tell you the following- this particular video has showed up in my suggested video feed, every day for the last 5 years, and I finally just had to watch. I will accredit your intelligence and public speaking abilities, in saying I pleasantly enjoyed it. I intuitively knew all this time [over the course of my journey], that I would start a ‘rabbit hole’ of research about ‘Annie Jacobson’ as soon as I finished watching your talk.
    “Failure”, perhaps a hypocritical & conspiratorial term not originally created by Humanity… I believe such illusions in which you have brilliantly illustrated through literature: have climaxed into the very media or propaganda that never fails! No pun intended. If you were ever contacted for employment by The Agency; would that be a failure for the rest of us, yet a great success for you as an individual?
    Well, I know and understand the correct answer to that question. You did say something that I think is so important for every individual to take a couple minutes to mull over in their gut… ‘…failure has to be a part of success…’

  150. To whom it may concern:
    I am a U.S. citizen I live in Dublin California Alameda county my government has put a foreign object in my deep cerebral cortex I have no proof but just to let you know it’s in there without my permission my name is Christina

  151. Hello. I didn’t know if you knew that the Operation Paperclip audiobook is on YouTube right now in 4 parts. Just making sure you knew. Thank you.

  152. Dear Annie:
    After watching your ineresting program on Commonwealth, I was left with some questions. I read Dr. J.B. Rhine’s book, many years ago, back in my 20’s, my age now being 86. He named his subjects “sheep”, the ESP believers (and doers) and “goats” the strange people who killed their ESP ability by their disbelief. I wonder why these terms were credited as the invention of someone else. Also, I wonder why you talked all the way around the point that belief in ESP enables it, and disbelief kills it, at a weird, below chance-average rate. It actually was his final conclusion, that people who believe in it, can do it, and people who disbelieve in it cannot. This seems to prove that he proved faith in the laboratory. I did not see this point come out very much in your talk. In all the talk about the controversy between the doers and the skeptics, it seems that Dr. Rhine already defined that whole matter way back in the 1930’s. Why would anybody, the government or anybody else, be scratching their head over it? Also ESP runs in families. A psychlogist agreed with me on that. ESP runs in my mother’s family. It is just something my relatives do. Because we regard it as normal, Dr. Rhine already explained it. But it if runs in families, why would anybody be questioning the genetics of it. If you will return me an e mail address. I will simply relate the lifetime ESP stories in my mother’s family, including my own. I even wrote a small book about the last day of my mother’s life. I can attach it to you and let you read it. Thank you for your super interesting ork. Mr. Bob. Union, MS Age 86.

  153. I would like to share a discovery regarding how spoken word language creates culture and informs behavior. It has to do with the transition from vocalizing to verbalizing. Our worldview is established as we acquire our mother tongue. My phone number is 805-290-3223

  154. Just finished reading First Platoon, such a sad story. Those poor boys went through so much. I find it very concerning the lawyers lied about the identity of those killed to garner support for Lorance and that they used case to raise millions for UAP. Isn’t that fraud? Are they being investigated?

  155. Hi Annie

    i was wondering if you had any ideas on doing any research regarding the European community after the war and the Nazi roots in the European union, as you know the paper clip project and the Richard Bissell jr connection. also the Nuremburg trials and the eleven that were hanged and the bizarre way they were treated, its common knowledge that devout Catholics do not agree with cremation but all were cremated at the request of tier family’s, and given American names.

    I only ask as the possibility’s of deception by the allys and the national socialists of Germany and the Balkan states is a capable scenario not within the realms of conspiracy. The Nazi master plan was to infiltrate the world and its economy’s implementing world government. I only have bring to your attention the social narratives that are being portrayed by the media and so called social justice and the slow withdrawn rights of the western world and its laws, as you know the laws of great Britain and the united states and many others are laid down from runny mead and magna carter.

    we are living in strange times with the covid even and was, as are many, wondering if this could be a psy op i am not trying to be a theorist but i am sure you have intelligence enough to be realistic even in your investigative career to know that anything is possible and the links that could be associated.

    kind regards

    stewart mcgreig

  156. Dear Annie,

    I’m a big fan of your books and your episode on the JRE podcast. I’m excited for your next visit on the podcast. I’m currently in the US Army stationed in San Antonio, TX.

    I’m just contacting you about your recent post on your Twitter, talking about the kids in nazi uniforms. Im from the area where it happened. Those kids are well known for being racist. They weren’t in the mall to recruit people but to get a rise out of people. The older gentleman in the picture was telling the kids to leave the mall immediately and they have since been banned from the property. Just wanted to give you some more information on the incident.

  157. Each day I taken notes on your “Phenomena” (up to p.360 with 139 notes). They will be put in a notebook for research. It has revealed to me we are more than just bodies if the DIA had a program for years and I used that growing conviction to speak to my kid sister, Joan, who was dying of cancer. Thank you for a thorough look at the players. I am looking forward to “Area 51”.

  158. My name is Affraz Mohammed. I’m a United States Marine who served this country for about 7 years. My twelve siblings and I were born in Trinidad and Tobago, and I was raised in Newark, NJ from the age of five by my parents who have been married for 60 years. 

    I joined the military right out of high school. Over the course of my Marine Corps career, I was instilled with strong core values like honor, courage and commitment. In 2000, I was selected by senior enlisted Marines to represent the Marine Corps by training with the Royal Marines of England at AP Hill in Virginia.  I was given the esteemed position of participating in the Bush Inauguration as a driver. The detail was three months long—myself and 14 other Marines were responsible for driving and protecting high ranking military members, congressmen, senators and dignitaries. Another special detail I participated in was at HMX to guard the presidential helicopters in Quantico. I had the privilege to participate in a special assignment as a driver for the General and the Sergeant Major at the Marine Corps University; Although I was not an American citizen, I was hand selected by my superiors because of my positive history, great work ethic, motivation and dedication. I even hand delivered classified documents at the Marine Corps University during the critical time of anthrax attacks.

    There has always been anti-muslim sentiment in this country, but after the attacks of 9/11, Muslims were viewed very differently—even those of us who were serving our country with exemplary service records. August 28, 2002 was a day that my Marine Corps achievement were pushed away, and I became just another Muslim in America.  NCIS and ATF agents arrested me and accused me of having a fully automatic weapon—which despite my military training would have been illegal. I was interrogated, physically assaulted, and hazed for months.  Based on the way I was treated by my fellow marines, I was guilty until proven innocent.

    Eventually I was court martialed and unanimously found not guilty.  I was honorably discharged, though I continue to live with PTSD from my experiences. Since leaving the Marine Corps I have continued to experience harassment and discrimination, and on some occasions I was even arrested.

    I fought for Americans to have their basic rights— rights that were stripped away from me despite my innocence. Still, despite the isolation I felt for years, I’m one of the lucky ones.  I will not be a victim, I will continue to speak and advocate so this injustice doesn’t happen to someone else. 

    Below are some links of my experiences and I wanted to ask if you can not help me get some closure or justice for being sexually abuse and Tortured on active duty. Please read the links below and share.

    I hope to continue advocating for not only Muslims, but anyone who has experienced profiling, discrimination, or abuse. Veterans just like me have died disgracefully without the chance to prove themselves innocent, and hopefully my story—if told accurstely, completely, and truthfully—can let others know they’re not alone. 

    Thanks for reading this. Please let me know if you’re interested in helping me tell this story. I believe it will save the lives of people who are suffering. 

    If you cannot help me please share my story Via social media.


    Sergeant Affraz Mohammed

  159. 🙏 hello Annie, would love to share a lil sometime, if interested of course. We might have something in common;)

    Kindest regards,


  160. It looks like you’ve misspelled the word “nobel” on your website. I thought you would like to know :). Silly mistakes can ruin your site’s credibility. I’ve used a tool called in the past to keep mistakes off of my website.


  161. In the context of “Phenomena”…I knew Joe Mc Moneagle (though we never met) but dialogued over conducting a joint psycho-kinetic/ movement in to the past op. Never done as we felt it was too unreliable. I did, however, try to inspire Joe to go to September 20, 1918 into the choir loft of San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy) at 11am—I had to paint the scene as well as a dozen others being privy to Padre Pio’s “Epistolario” via the Capuchin monks. I worked for Pio’s official Cause in 1973 to 1975.
    I then went on to dialogue via the physicist David Bohn (Birbeck College) with Jiddu Krishnamurti. Mary Zimbalistt never forgot it and spoke of it in the introduction of her book. All of this means your “Phenomena” was very meaningful for me and I kept copious notes in my old-fashion marble notebook. Enlightenment is never a goal because as a goal it blocks it; it is always an effect…the effect of thought not arising which differs radically from repressing thoughts via concentration.

  162. Hello, you are awesome! keep going!

  163. Hello, you are awesome! keep going!

  164. After reviewing all of your materials I can across this video can you look and see if this is plausible considering your expertise.
    You may contact me at the email given on the comment.

  165. Annie,
    My father has always been interested in WW2. Our ancestors are from Germany/Austria. Last year I came across pictures and reports of Operation Paperclip and I sent copies to my father. When he visited in October 2020, he took me aside and told me he didn’t know where I was getting this information from, but that the United States Military WOULD NOT let this happen. I thought, OK and dropped it. Then, I ran across your book, Operation Paperclip last week. I ordered him a copy and got one myself. Boy! Your book is informative but more than that. You explain everything without confusing the reader. I can’t wait until my father finishes his copy! We will definitely have something to discuss in May when he comes to visit. Thank you.

  166. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,

    My son is in 5th grade, and is doing a presentation on Area 51 for an independent study project. He has read your book, and it has been an outstanding resource for him (and for me in following along with his research!). He had a couple of questions, and I suggested that I could try to reach out to you to see if you would be willing to answer.

    What made you interested in Area 51, and made you want to write your book?

    Why do you think that people continue to be interested in Area 51, even after we have learned as much as we have about what is done there?

    If you would have time to respond, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

  167. I’m enjoying listening to Surprise, Kill, Vanish but some unnecessary errors ( identifying Lt jg Kennedy as a general amd a captain as the highest noncommissioned officer ) loses credibility for an otherwise entertaining book.

  168. I’m enjoying listening to Surprise, Kill, Vanish but some unnecessary errors ( identifying Lt jg Kennedy as a general amd a captain as the highest noncommissioned officer ) loses credibility for an otherwise entertaining book.

  169. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    I have just finished Area 51. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading more of your books. I would like to ask a question. On page 343, it states that Lt. Gen. Robert M. Bond had flown 267 combat missions, 44 in Korea and 213 in Vietnam. 44 and 213 add up to 257. Is this a typographical error? I am just curious. Please let me know. Thank you.

  170. Dear Annie,
    I have just finished Area 51. I thought it was a very interesting and well written book. I am looking forward to reading more of your writings.
    I would like to ask a question. On page 343, it states that Lt. General Richard M. Bond had flown 267 combat missions, 44 in Korea and 213 in Vietnam. 44 and 213 add up to 257. Was 267 a typographical error? I am just curious. I would appreciate it if you could clarify this. Thank you.

  171. I would love for you to investigate/write about our Maritime Intelligence history ala Blind Man’s Bluff.
    There is a rich history of Submarine covert operations .i.e “Spy Boats” from their inception through the Cold War to our present day.
    Love your books and interviews!

  172. Just finished Area 51. Decade old now. What else has been released and discovered since your original writings? This worked out a good portion of the puzzle. Now if we could get the other 80% of the remaining puzzles pieces and complete the picture. Course it will never happen. Great mixture of fiction & non-fiction. Well handled.

  173. Hello!

    Thank you for keeping me company with your awesome work. I could not stop reading your books after reading Area 51.

    Question: The Russians interfering with the US elections to create hysteria was announced again today. Do you feel this is the same type of plan that you mention in Area 51 about Roswell and creating a UFO hysteria?

    Thank you for all you do.

  174. I hope you have started work on this covid mess already… so much corruption!

  175. Annie Jacobsen—-Once again I must thank you for all your research and hard work. Everything you write aligns with my own research. Thank you for reading your own books on audible…..I listen to them multiple times…..excellent work. I think I have all of your books but one….have to figure out which one I’m missing 🙂 Take care Annie and do take time for yourself as well.

  176. Annie,
    I’m a huge fan – your intense scrutiny of topics, many can’t fathom the importance and relevance of, is wonderful, eye-opening, and a bit unnerving. I stumbled upon Operation Paperclip while researching for a feature screenplay regarding 2 FBI agents hunting a Nazi war criminal. It allowed me insight and a flavor inspiring me as I created my story. I’m now reading Surprise, Kill, Vanish for my personal education, but also as inspiration and background for a feature screenplay now in work. I completely enjoy your interviews & talks. Thank you for what you do!

    (I’m a retired USAF veteran. In late 1999, while stationed at Nellis AFB with the USAF Thunderbirds, I made contact, was interviewed, and hired by the folks “up-range” (Area-51) but turned it down as time away, already distressing my family touring with the team, was more than it could endure.)

  177. Hi Annie. Thank you so much for your work. I find your philosophical bent to be a wonderful aspect to your research, as the toothpick principle applies to all of what you’re researching: that tools are amoral, but can have both good or evil effects. The ones who wield them have good or bad ethics. Certainly your research is relevant considering we profit off of research by scientists in China who may get knowledge via means we steer clear of.

    This is close to my heart because my late father was in the rookie class of the NSA under General Canine. He went on to do work on joint project with Control Data and University of Vermont developing one of the first capacitive touch screens. The only mention of him online was in an article about PROMIS which was later hijacked to spy on US citizens. So Operation Paperclip is of special interest to me because I think about all those good scientists who may have unknowingly worked next to monsters. Interestingly, my dad original came to the GSA to work in DC as a translator. I had always wondered why they were in need of German, and now I know. But his testing put him in to work with computers. I have a picture of his group with General Canine if you ever want to use it. I don’t know if you’ve done research into the NSA. Seems like it’s history may be a bit less dastardly but got used a lot by more unscrupulous actors in the government? I want to know if you have any plans to research the NSA. I actually have all my dad’s papers in relation to later work on FORTRAN and other things, but don’t think my dad had any journals of his NSA work. He was honest to a fault so that’s probably why he never talked about his time there and never bothered to keep track of what was declassified. I so wish he was still alive to ask him. I do wonder if his frustrating with Obama was because he knew that Dad helped to develop spying tools that were now being turned against US citizens. Have you considered looking into that? Also the 5-Eye Alliance that has come to light especially with the Steele Dossier that we get around laws against spying on our own citizens by getting others to do it for us?

  178. Hello
    I am a survivor of mkultra/project paperclip i have evidence of it. And am wondering if you can get in touch with me and help me expose the fact this is still going on. I have phone numbers coming in from russia yet they are coming from medical facilities in buffalo ny and port saint lucie fl. They are not really russians calling me. I have strange rashes on my chest severe within minutes of going outside i thought it was a sun allergy when i moved to fl this did not happen they ran me back to wny. My dental records were tampered with my lips swelled to the point i could hardly talk they denied it was anything they did. I got a german number come in that was from a vodophone that when i typed it into google it took me to a covid sequencing page. Ive been followed and harassed 24/7 i was illegally surgically implanted on 9/11/15 i have a lot to say and im wondering if you can help me expose all of this.

  179. Why does the NASA community act as if they have no connection to Nazi Germany via Paperclip? I mean you can’t even engage them in a conversation about it without them calling you a liar. Isn’t it time our government came clean?

  180. WOW! Surprise Kill Vanish will now be sandwiched by Bright Shining Lie and Dispatches. Truly a Pulitzer worthy work. Glad that people will now know some of the contributions made by Billy Waugh; unbelievable. “Who do the difficult things? Those who can.”

    Congratulations on a truly important book.

  181. Re: The Pentagon’s Brain
    Excellent! My first of your books. Will read more.
    Throughout this book I couldn’t help but think how our govt has managed to perpetuate conflict. For good or for evil is almost irrelevant but that the war machine – and the business of it – lives on. We’ve creative an incentive to continue I’m afraid. I hope not.
    Still, congratulations on great work Annie.
    Mark Klein

  182. Saw your Harvard Club presentation. Well done. The work journalists like you perform is ESSENTIAL to our republic…

  183. Annie,

    I just finished reading Operation Paperclip. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The book made me think about my German heritage and how we all need to do better to not divide ourselves into tribes. When we see people as “other” for whatever the reason bad things happen. I hope you continue researching and writing. All the best.

  184. I just finished reading Area 51 and it brought back alot of memories. Back in 1951 I was sent to Camp Desert Rock and was present for 2 nuclear explosions, the first which was dropped from a B29. If you are interested I can provide you with details of the time I spent there.

  185. I just finished reading Area 51 a great read and it brought back alot of memories. Back in 1951 when I was 21, I was sent to Camp Desert Rock and was present for 2 nuclear explosions, the first which was dropped from a B29. If you are interested I can provide you with details of the time I spent there.

  186. Hello, Annie,
    I started with AREA 51, because I live in Nevada. I found it really interesting, but, in looking at the names involved, realized that I should have read OPERATION PAPERCLIP first. I thought I might recognize some names, and I have. I’m not yet halfway through the book. In any event, I started laughing when I began to read about this obscure little black site in Oberursel. It became even funnier when I saw the picture you chose. It was the Camp King Officer’s Club, where I had many a drink, even as a dependent child. We also played the slot machines when no one was watching.

    Camp King is now closed and turned back over to the Germans. The O’Club is now a set of apartments. I lived on Camp King as a dependent from about April of 1960 to July of 1964. My father was CIC and then MI. Camp King contained all sorts of people, including MI, ONI, CIA, and so on. I met many older German men, complete with the saber scars and so on. I was there for at least two defections of military intelligence people, the assassination of Kennedy, and the Berlin Wall being constructed. I was never allowed to go to Berlin, until my father retired from the army. We all knew when an operation had gone sour because the entire membership of the post would be miserable about it. We pretty much knew who’d be doing the retaliation. It was a strange life for a teenager, but I’d never trade it for anything. Keep up the work you’re doing. It makes for fascinating reason. I’m not sure which book will be next.

  187. Ms. Jacobsen, my I suggest for you to take a look into the Political Activities Group which is also a part of Special Activities Division of CIA. SAD and PAG is Title 50 ops and it would be a great addition to Surprise, Kill, Vanish. I brought the book and thank you.

  188. Dear Mrs. Jacobsen, Surprise, Kill, Vanish is a great way to open the public discuss of why this nation is where it is at after 1947 after the NSA signed by Truman and how everything is operated. It seems the public really does not know that much about the National Security Act of 1947 and how everything is executed since 1947 would really make clear “why” things are they are now. Public needs to have this, Title 50, and the National Security Act as more in the mainstream of public discussion. Second, could you write about the second part of the Special Activities Division(Group)? SAD has two parts. One is para-military and the other is called “political activities division” or group. There is SAD and PAD part of one under title 50. Look forward to your response and in hopes you could take a look into this other part of Special Activities at the CIA called Political Activities Division which operates with SAD or inked to it at CIA. Thank you.

  189. I enjoyed your talk on the Commonwealth Club on Biometrics. As I was listening I thought that you might be interested in my novella “The Implant” that portrays a journalist/activist trying to combat the mandatory implant of a device ostensibly to gather medical and behavioral information for the purpose of developing personalized medications. This device also has the ability to track you and subliminally implant messages to sell you products or vote for a specific candidate. The fiction in my book is fast becoming reality with the public’s unquestionable acceptance of similar devices either worn, carried or implanted.

  190. Dear Annie, My name is Richard Maglionico. I had to tell you that I just started reading Area 51and already I am riveted. I am an Air Force Vet who was stationed at Langley AFB, Va, returning from SE Asia in 1969. At that time, as you probably know, Project Blue Book was winding down. (1952-1969) Back then, you really didn’t talk much about that topic. Now, I can’t get enough. Seems strange, the History Channel canceled PBB after the 2nd season. Why? Were they getting in too deep? I’m sure, you know the Government. Anyway, recently I wrote a small book called “The Connection…the Extra-terrestrial link between Mars and Ancient Egypt. I’m presently waiting for my copyright confirmation. I was wondering two things. First, when I eventually go into print, can I mail you a copy? I’m curious what a published author, like yourself, has to say about it. Second, can I quote some facts and lines, from Area 51 for my next project? If not, I understand. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I await your reply

  191. Loved your book operation paper clip.I am going to read all your books!

  192. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    Re: Operation Paperclip

    A couple of years back I came to own a bundle of some 60-70 pages of original marked “secret” marked Operation Dustbin. They include a) rosters of detainees held at Castle Kransberg and “available for exploitation” and arrivals and departures from the roster. The “head counts” run around 69-70 people during the summer, 1945.

    Plus detailed interview notes discussing the possible exploitation of Ter Meer, Schacht, and other Nazis. Also included is some info on Speer, and on the status of the German uBoat fleet at the end of the war, provided by Otto Merker.

    If, as I suspect, you’ve explored the holdings at Stanford, there may be nothing new to you here.

    It may be that Operation Paperclip is solely in your rear view mirror, in which case this won’t interest you, but I’d be interested in chatting with you if you were interested, and particularly so if you haven’t seen these types of documents.

  193. I was a student at LACC. They had a blood drive, on the back of the consent form was authorization to DNA map you, considerations for organ donations. But these kids, who only want to help never knew…………………?

  194. Hey folks, is Ms. Jacobsen willing to sign books purchased through this sight for an additional fee, please? Thanks!

  195. “Biometric data led President Trump to pardon an American soldier convicted of killing Afghan civilians. What if the data was wrong?”

    Jacobsen’s statement from the NY Times (Jan. 9, 2021) may be factually true, but it is still a LIE. Trump regularly pardons U.S. soldier-murderers for political reasons; no evidence is really EVER used to make such disgraceful, heinous decisions.

  196. Hi. Just finished Paperclip and moving on to darpa. Just writing to see if you could provide me with the list of scientists and investigators at the end of paperclip, as I listened to the audiobook version.

    Also, if they don’t pay you properly over at audible I’ll be buying a physical copy eventually.

    Take care and happy New Year.

  197. In your book Area 51, Chapter 21 “Revelation” is Colonel Leghorn’s information his own conspiracy theory or is he saying that these are facts, mainly that it actually was Stalin’s flying saucer being the vehicle that crashed at Roswell and the Russian spellings on a piece of metal, the deformed ‘bodies’ being that of experiments on humans, etc.???

  198. Dear Annie Jacobsen:
    What drives me crazy is for every page I read in your Book ‘Operation Paperclip’ I can not stop screaming in my head why American Jews have not made Oscar worthy movies that “annually” play in major theaters or bring this topic up during Holocaust Memorials Programming Nationwide or in Schools.
    I can only come to the conclusion as unsettling as this may read, those high ranking Nazi’s brought to America assimilated amongst the Jewish German immigrants because of social cohabitation in pre-wwII German townships. And this arrangement benefited both sides on the down-low in “plain sight” to include marrying, having children & and from inception even into the 21st century, passing as “Jews” in every position throughout this Country from U.S. Presidents, County & City Vendors and even architects of American Jewish Federations. There was no other community they could have settled in and keep the same social energy without major social setbacks.
    I came to this reality because I once fed a snipper who was suppose to kill me but couldn’t because he was starving. He was so grateful to have food (my mre) he let me go.
    I learned from being in combat that war does not always make you enemies.
    Thank you for ALL of your Books.

  199. Dear Ms. Jacobson,

    I’m a Japanese news reporter for Sunday Mainichi, a weekly news magazine.
    I would like to have a brief interview about your book “Area 51.”
    If you have time to talk, please let me know. I am located in Los Angeles.


  200. Research you put into you books is just unbelievable! Really looking forward to your new book. Wondering if you would consider two new topics for two future books. Nazi’s had a very top secret faculty inside a mountain, one entrance from a box canyon in Poland. Have you heard of that operation? U.S. Army has a spec op group above Delta Force, initially called “Activity,” Formed by a veteran spec op Army officer Jerry King. Just a suggestion, research you would put into these two subjects would hands down make them best sellers! Happy Holidays, Allen B.

  201. Hello Annie Jacobsen,

    Your book ” Area 51 ” just found its way into my hands. I am a retired Federal Canadian Policeman living in Toronto, CANADA. I boast a modest library of just over 2000 non-fiction books in about 30 different categories. My largest being espionage ( part of what I did as a Federal Peace Officer).

    Simply wanted to tell you I thought your book was incredible and written so well. I You now have a new fan and I am now in search of some of your others.

    Happy Holiday Season and thank you for reading my email.



  202. Hey Ms. Jacobsen! Are you planning on doing any book signings or tours in 2021? I would love to bring my husband to get a book signed, he loves your stuff! I know the virus has ruined all possible prospects of a book signing this year, but do you have anything planned for next year when this (hopefully!) dies down?
    Thank you!

  203. Just recv’d your card today…11/16/2020. Thank You so much!! Stay Safe You and Your family. Take Care!
    Best, Victor.

  204. Annie,
    My name is Mike Post and I was stationed at a US Air Base just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada during the time of the Area 51 incident. As a matter of Fact, I was sent to AREA 51 because of my security level. I actually photographed the ship you refer to in your book (in the form of a CD collection) which I just purchased in a thrift store in Arkansas.

    Now I am going to start licensing the CD`s!!

  205. Write a book about CIA and In-Q-Tel connections to Media, Google and Big Tech

  206. Hello Mrs. Jacobsen,

    just finished your exceptional book “paperclip”, that I think, is very well written, asks the right questions and is based on a thorough research of the subject.
    My uncle used to work for Bell Aircraft in New York (state) in the 1950’s (later for McDonnel-Douglas and Litton Industries out of California), as far as I remember exclusively on defense contracts. He knew Dr. Dornberger well, who was also at Bell at the time. He told me an anecdote Dornberger told him, or was fond of telling:
    Dornberger was being interrogated by a younger american officer, who was pressing him for specific information. Dornberger didn’t want to answer the questions and was obviously evasive. The officer got mad at him and said something to the effect of: “Oh well, it doesn’t matter, their going to hang you as a war criminal anyway!”.
    Dornberger replied: “They can’t hang me, I know too much!”
    The officer jumped up, ran off and reported this to his superior, then came back to Dornberger and said: “Your right!”
    I have a 1955 printing of “V2”, that was autographed by Dornberger on Dec. 6, 1957 in Buffalo, when my parents were visiting my uncle in Buffalo.

    Ironically, I live only a few kilometers from V2 launch sites in the Hunsrueck Hills of Germany, where over 120 V2s were launched against Antwerp, Belgium.
    You can still find V2 parts in the forests around the launch sites, from malfunctioned V2s.


  207. Hi !
    I do a lot of studying about cryptid creatures, through my studies I keep stumbling onto nazi’s creaturing or bioengineering a werewolf type creature or what we call Dogman, and the scientists and their knowledge and technology for this was brought over to the United States under Operation Paperclip. I was curious if there is any declassified files proving this or any declassified files on any or all cryptid creatures?
    Thank you !
    John Sumner

  208. I appreciate the extensive research you put into Operation Paperclip. Very thought provoking especially when you have two super powers of the day struggling to get the upper hand. Great Job.

  209. I contacted you years ago about my ten years i wrote theories too Mit Harvard Princeton and Yale physics departments. The more i study common understanding of physics and quantum physics the more im convinced that i might of hit on something. There’s absolute silence from the science community no one ever reached out too me. Im pretty sure the police tap my phone my modem shuts down and restarts three times usually during the day. At this point i don’t know if im crazy or if i actually figured something out. Cant tell if its a cover up or just my imagination running wild. I did formulate and complete a theory tying together classical physics and quantum theory. I wish i had more information too share but i dont. Im not even sure any of my emails were read by the professors or government So i decided to stop writing the professors and nobel Committee. It got to the point that everyone ignored me. I know i wasn’t totally wrong i made several breakthroughs. So just wanted too update you, its obvious no one cares so this will be my last correspondence. Conspiracy or cover up did i create a grand unified theory or am i delusional. Maybe we will never know. Peace B

  210. I really enjoyed and learned a lot from your book “Area 51”, but let me just make a few comments:

    — I really don’t buy the idea that Stalin was behind the Roswell crash. At a time when the US had a monopoly on nuclear weapons, I just don’t see Stalin of all people delivering radically advanced aeronautical technology to the United States on a silver platter that could be repurposed as a delivery system aimed at Moscow. It also implies that the Soviets had plenty more of these craft if they could spare one to “send a shot over Truman’s bow”. They would have been doing regular reconnaissance overflights of the US mainland if they had such craft, yet they were in reality well behind the US in terms of spy planes throughout the Cold War.

    — Bob Lazar is a total fraud and charlatan. His story is clearly plagiarized from bits and pieces of UFO lore cobbled together into a fan-fiction narrative, which is itself full of holes and contradictions. He wants us to believe that he acquired a top secret security clearance after only a week of an “EG&G interview” – yet that he was “highly compartmentalized” in his work. That he was handed the “test flight schedule” for the alien craft – yet he wasn’t even told how the craft was actually flown. That security was paranoid at the base, but that instead of simply covering a window with a $2 tarp where the possible alien was being examined at S4, they had to rely on a silly “eyes forward” order (which failed anyway since he is drawing succor from alien lore by talking about what he “possibly saw”. What sort of “paranoid security” is that?). To believe that Lazar was chosen to work on such a project, in preference over Skunk Works engineers and many other brilliant engineers and scientists already integrated within the US national security establishment’s scientific and technological pool, is to believe that the government hands out security clearances as though they were bags of Skittles, which is certainly not the picture painted by the many accounts in your book.
    — There was a TV series called “In Search Of” that ran back in the 70s and 80s; in one of the episodes, first aired in 1980, there is a man appearing under the pseudonym “Fritz” who relays a story that is pretty much almost exactly what Lazar conveyed. Here is the time-stamped video where a former Air Force guy who was a UFO investigator at the time of the interview introduces “Fritz” (his “source”); you can then listen to “Fritz” tell his story:
    — Lazar’s “sport model” flying saucer is a virtual carbon-copy of a Billy Meier trash can lid saucer. He even says in an early interview that the “sport model” looks “strikingly similar” to the Meier saucer. Lazar was friends with John Lear, a UFO fanatic who is a big supporter of Billy Meier’s “authenticity”
    — element 115 was being talked and theorized about since the early 1970s (punch in “eka-bismuth” in Google Scholar. Here is one of the returns: Nothing that Lazar has said about it has been proved by science. Lazar said in an early interview that it is a “stable element”; yet all isotopes that have so far been synthesized for this element are highly unstable, with half-lives in the hundreds of milliseconds. Furthermore, he’s said that the “stable” isotope must have been acquired from a star through stellar nucleosynthesis, yet many people seem to think that the synthesis of UNSTABLE isotopes on EARTH somehow “validates” Lazar
    — he provides hardly any quantitative results from his “research” on the craft. When asked in a 1993 press conference in Rachel, Nevada, about the frequency of “gravity waves” (which had already been theorized about), he responded “That’s something I’m reserving for myself.” In subsequent interviews, he’s said that he “can’t remember” (isn’t he supposed to be someone who was so brilliant and “out of the box” in his thinking that he was chosen to work on alien technology?). In the same Rachel press conference, he was asked whether he saw spectrographs for element 115, and he vacillated and said that he “can’t remember” but that he “might have seen them” – yet he also has said that he was called in to determine the element.
    — there is apparently an “S4” at Tonopah Test Range: There’s no evidence that there is such a facility at Papoose. It’s possible he refashioned a mention of an S4 for his story that he heard from a friend who worked at TTR.
    — he presented a fake “W2 tax form” and a “recreated from memory S4 security ID card” (so he could recreate THAT from memory but not the frequency of gravity waves or whether he’d seen spectrographs of element 115?). Both of them mention the “Department of Naval Intelligence” – except that there is no such “department”. It’s the Office of Naval Intelligence, which is part of the Department of the Navy. The “security ID card” also alludes to the discredited “Majestic 12” story. Lazar’s Corvette had “MJ-12” license plates. This is classic duping-delight behavior.
    — he can provide zero evidence that he earned “masters degrees” from MIT and CalTech. He has no certificates or other documentation in his own possession; no year books even mention him; and he can’t even recall a single result or discovery from his “MIT masters degree”. Not even George Knapp thinks he has these degrees.

    This is just a very, VERY small sample of the fraudulence that is Bob Lazar. None of his claims survive scrutiny, and he is precisely the sort of person who would invent a story like this, and is precisely the sort of person who would never be chosen to work on such a project if it was real. His own background is highly dubious and gives us insights into his state of mind (unpaid mounting debts and bankruptcy, brothel affiliations, lying about his educational record, the sale of illegal substances, the sale of flying saucer and Area 51 merchandise on his company’s website, and refusal to stand in front of a scientific committee to discuss his claims, even though he himself has said that he is a “physicist” and that “the technology should be in the proper hands of the scientific community”, yet he refuses to be cross-examined by them). Anything he says should be taken as a lie until it can be verified and triple-checked.

  211. Hello,
    I love your book Surprise, Kill, Vanish. I’ve even purchased the audio book. I was curious if it were possible to have my hardcopy signed. I’d also send an envelope with the appropriate return postage. Thank you.
    -Joe Gutierrez-

  212. Having served in combat operations in Afghanistan and comparing my experience with your book “Surprise, Kill, Vanish”, I must state, emphatically, that the bulk of your book is military-grade black propaganda.

    And all of that horseshit about President Kennedy authorizing “Executive Action” capabilities, that is just shiting on his honorable legacy. There is not a single document that states President Kennedy authorized assassinations, much less having a working relationship with the Deputy Director for Plans, Richard McGarrah Helms!

    If anything, Richard Helms oversaw the assassination of President Kennedy, along with William King Harvey, William Guy Banister, George Hunter White, Frank Gardiner Wisner, Carmel Offie, James Jesus Angleton, and a couple dozen other crypto-fascists working in the CIA!

    Shame on you Ms. Jacobsen for pushing the party line about covert action and it’s validity.

    You made not one mention in your book of “Operation Gladio” and “Operation Condor” and the mass-murder campaigns that were funded by narco-terrorists protected by CIA covert operators in Central Europe and South America.

  213. Ann-ala, these are great subjects and appear to be meticulously researched and you’re wonderfully articulate. But I think a tit shot of you on the dust jackets would humanize you and then your career would take off. I don’t mean some 50’s beaver mag full frontal water balloon shot, but maybe some tasteful cleavage. Think about it. Big Jay from Tootie

  214. Just recv’d your book, Area 51. I was wondering if you could autograph if for me. I realize a book signing here in SW Florida would be out of the question,like ‘no way,no how’ with the CoVid running around. Maybe on 3×5 index card,I can tape it inside the book. Stay Safe You and your family. Thanks!

  215. Hi Annie, I love all your books and have been devouring them. Just wanted to say as a German you say in the Joe Rogan Podcast that “Jedem das Seine” means “Everyone gets what they deserve”. I would argue its more insidious than that. It more literally means ” To Each his Own”. I am curious if that influences your way to think about it because it is quite different in meaning. To me it means, not you get what you deserve but “you will work here and live off the meager things we award you”. Is it better or worse? It is semantics but an interesting semantic conversation. In any case I have been a big fan and will continue to be.

  216. Annie,

    I stumbled across your name during an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) podcast (#1299).

    Thank you for all of your dutiful investigations and publications. You ARE making a difference!

  217. I’m reading “Phenomena”. First, let me say the subject is captivating, so “Thanks!” for writing it. I am curious, however, that on page 93, you refer to “Henry Blackmore, Jr.” making the illusion of the sawn in half woman, Famous. I THINK you’re referring to Harry Blackstone, Jr. the well-known illusionist. I couldn’t find any reference to an illusionist named Blackmore. Was that a missed edit or am I missing something? Anyways, superb book!

  218. Ms. Jacobsen, Big fan. I’m not a reader – more a researcher I would say. I’ve been totally captivated by your books, and interviews. Love your voice, love your perspective – and insight. I think I started off with Phenomena, and ventured off from there.

    I have had the honor of working with Alpha teams, and D-boys – as a Marine, it’s hard to admit that some of my proudest memories are with Army. As a female in the spec ops community, and later in contract work – it can be a very lonely and isolating existence.

  219. Could the Corona Virus have been caused by the Military stealing of Alien
    Technology from the Space Ship that landed in Roswell, NM in l947?

  220. Hello Ms. Jacobsen,
    I am a middle school English teacher in the Finger Lakes. I have been to Argentina, Chile (Easter Island), and Peru, but I did not have the knowledge of Ratlines, Bariloche, Candido Goidoi, or Ville Barevia. Would Operation Paperclip be the book you would recommend most for further information?
    Best always,

  221. Dear Mrs Jacobstein,
    I need someone with assets to help me check out a rumor, your reward if you decide to accept, might be another book. Perhaps a movie deal. In any case I hope the following information will be at least entertaining to some like yourself If nothing else.
    The rumor I picked up was based on a conversation in a booth behind me while I was dinning out back in January. The gentilmen spoke with a accent I think that is what attracted my attention. I rarely hear Russian in Caldwell. The snatch of conversation I assumed refereed to the Covid-19. As best I could make out one person was commenting to the other “They released a doomsday virus…just like that.” How dramatic I thought. But it got my attention and over the last few months I began considering that the out brake in WU-Han, may have originated in Russia. Climate change is one consideration. Trumps desire for power which has emerged over the last year, his attempt to work on covert communication with Federation Security. Lead me to believe that an attempt to bring about Marshal law and the postponing of elections during the “emergency” is in the offing.
    As I said there are elements in the government that believe a war with the “Red Dragon” is inevitable. The fact is we have never won an Asia war. Not Korea, not Vietnam.

  222. Have you seen CHAOS by Tom O’Neill? It is a wonderful book that finds its way to MKULTRA. Your Operation Paperclip is a top favorite of mine. Keep up the great work.

  223. Hi Annie!

    I just finished reading The Pentagon’s Brain. What a magnificent research and writing effort! So appreciate all your hard work on this incredible book. As a grad student, it’s inspiring to see that it is possible to undertake and finish a massive project like yours on DARPA. I’m ordering Operation Paperclip next!

    Wishing you and your loved ones health and best wishes!

  224. Just finished, Surprise, Kill, Vanish. What a great read, that helps fill in lots of gaps about the people who keep us safe. Great job!

  225. Just finished ‘Operation Paperclip’ and loved it! Then I realized you were the author of ‘Area 51’ which I also loved! Best theory yet on Roswell.

  226. Dear Annie Jacobsen,
    I’m a 61 year old postal worker from Pittsburgh, PA. This is the first time I’ve ever written fan mail.
    Here goes.
    I’ve read your 4 books and enjoyed each of them. I eagerly anticipate your next book!
    Perhaps ” the Pentagon’s Brain” and “Operation Paperclip” most of all. Your research and level of understanding is impressive and obvious.
    There are two subjects that I’d like to suggest, they could certainly benefit from your understanding and depth of research.
    1) The D-Day Invasion and 2) The JFK assassination. I hope my suggestions are not rude or too presumptive.
    Keep up the great and impressive work!
    Best Wishes!

  227. Hello Mrs. Jacobsen,

    my hobby is investigative journalism, I find your books extremely interesting. I have a question, does the name Harold Agnew ring a bell for any of your sources of information?

  228. Annie
    While in the army, I was doing free fall para-scuba and HALO night raids in the late 50s. Please send me an email with an email address that I can email photos to you.
    I was also an aeronautical engineer working on the YF-12/SR-71 at the Skunk Works and Area 51 in the 60s. I flight tested the F-4, F-14, and F-18 and wind tunnel tested YF-12, F-15, and F-16. I also won the “best paper” award from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots in 1990.
    Paul Herrick, B Aero E, M Mech E, Registered Professional Aeronautical Engineer (U.S. Patent Holder), Commercial Pilot, Master Parachutist (world record holder)

  229. On page 148 in ‘Surprise, kill’ you owe $5 bucks more…..the revolver in not a .375 its a .’357’which is an elongated .38 Special case. It’s funny what slips past the editors. Keep up the great work! Your Area 51 book is fascinating.

  230. Your book about Area 51 is great. Roswell was Soviets flying Nazi designed saucers. So much for the Alie-inn. Am reading ‘Surprise,kill…..’ and know you have been told of the error on page 144 regarding JFK’s Navy rank. A Lieutenant Colonel is an 0-5 in the Army, Marines and Air Force. An 0-5 in the Navy and Coast Guard is a ‘Commander’. A Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy and Coast Guard is an 0-2, which in the other services is a ‘First Lieutenant’.
    On page 148 you owe $5 bucks more…..the revolver in not a .375 its a .’357’which is an elongated .38 Special case. It’s funny what slips past the editors. Keep up the great work!

  231. I read Operation PaperClip and it was very, very interesting, fascinating, and instructive. I had corresponded with Dr. Von Braun in Junior High and High School (MN) and he invited me to sit with him on the Dias with him at a MEA (Minnesota Education Association) convention in the late ’50’s and I have a picture of us at the convention. I then purchased Area 51 (how I got large print version I’m not sure) and in reading noted General Osmond (Ozzie) Ritland was mentioned. He was my late mother’s uncle. She was a Johnson but her mother was a Ritland, all of us from Norway.

  232. Hi Annie! I just finished watching a documentary on the Skunk Works that featured you. I’m sorry I’d never heard of you before–I’m a nature photojournalist with widely varying interests, but wow. You were amazing–I’ll definitely be reading your books!
    What I found most mesmerizing was the sound of your voice. You should be doing more of these documentaries! 🙂

  233. 1968 Special Forces chase to recover 14 canisters of Anthrax stolen from chemical weapon depot, in Aberdeen by Weather Underground.

    Your SKV is an amazing historical. As a 70 year old now, and a “child of the “60’s”, I was privy to the break-in at Aberdeen by the Weather Underground, … the Weathermen’s testing of one of the Anthrax canisters in Utah that resulted in 6,000 sheep killed.
    Its called the Dugway Incident, named after the Dugway Proving Ground. But my understanding was the theft actually took place at the Aberdeen Proving Ground….. and the story goes on with the recruiting of young marine corp members to infiltrate the Weather Underground, locate the canisters, and kill WU Members who were connected with each canister. My understanding is they did just that with the exception of one canister.
    I was not a member of the team that went after the anthrax, but I spoke with someone who did. So if this is more legend than truth, I’d love to know that.
    I thought for sure I would see that story in your book, …. but I still thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audible, ….. and will probably turn around an listen to it again! (The advantage to being 70, I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast!)

  234. Dear Annie,

    In the last year I’ve had a number of physical issues that have prevented me from reading in my usual manner. Meticulously underlining…bracketing…adding my own notes in black pen only…basically attacking every non fiction book as a text to be read and learned from. I have had to switch to Audible. Some background. I went to Washington College in Chestertown, Md. for English Literature and then Hopkins for grad school–Creative Writing. I almost wish I had majored in journalism because I’m very good at researching the most impossible pieces of backed up factual information. I have studied the Nazi’s for over twenty years in and out of academia. Your books are absolutely riveting. I have listened to each one repeatedly. I’m now listening to your 2019 book on the CIA’s Presidential “Hidden Hand” lawful ability to exact death upon other people. I find war disgusting, but I have also found that much of war involves experimentation…testing methods…testing drugs…You must be aware that the Nazi’s were taking pure meth in the form of a pill called Pervitin which then led to the Brits and Americans also drugging their military personal. One thing I wish you would investigate is the experimentation on Vietnamese citizens and both the American and Vietnam military factions with agent orange etc. I feel you would approach it in a different way from other authors. Anyway, I love the research you’ve done…it’s just impossible to question much of what you’ve written. Although, at some points, I do wish you had delved into false flag operations like Pearl Harbor and 9/11 not to mention covid and Agenda 21/30/50…there is a lot of information out there that is factual about those topics and more. I am so pleased that you read your own works on audible. You have a very soothing yet pointed way of annunciating and utilizing intonation to the benefit of the listener. I appreciate this. I have delved into the Holocaust and the psycology of the German people and the Nazi’s for many years, visiting Germany four years ago. The things I could tell you…in one Nazi museum…that is what it is…is not a memorial at all..I found three rats hidden in a drawer at the bottom of a cabinet. This then caused me to purchase one as proof and contact the Direktor of Museum Services or whatever they want to call themselves. I also contacted major magazines and newspapers with a well written formal letter of complaint. Keep in mind that in Germany, my internet was all in German..but I still got through to the right people…However, the answer was that Rats are considered “Farm Animals”. I ask you….when you are asked to list farm animals do rats enter your mind in any way? No. One month after my return to the states, I received an apologetic email that was on the whole…RIDICULOUS. Anyway, thanks for all the work you’ve done to uncover the history behind DARPA, OP PAPERCLIP, AREA 51, and the CIA’s use of ESP etc…using LSD which of course led to the development of the MK-Ultra programming and the spraying of “Free Love” citizens in San Francisco with LSD. Are you aware that Dr. Mengele was here for about ten years as Dr. Green or Dr. Greenbaum, training the CIA in mind control? We have always expiramented on our own people…take the Tuskegee Airmen. That was a FF operation to cover the deaths of 200 black Americans who were purposefully injected with yellow fever. This covid thing is another beast…bioweapon…being used across the world but in very specific places. I hope you are aware that people are being diagnosed with covid without tests and over the internet. Not to mention that any death with an underlying condition is listed as a covid death. Anyway, I’m sure you have your next idea and I look forward to hearing the next Jacobsen edition. 🙂 Please excuse my typos/spelling mistakes but my prescription has run out and I cannot get new glasses due to covid. I went for the exam but that was almost a month ago. Will I ever see again..I wonder. Take care and congrats!!!

    Marianne Culbertson

  235. Hello, I am trying to get into contact with Annie Jacobsen. I have been researching Operation Paperclip and have reason to suspect that Eva Braun (Eva Hitler) may have been brought to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip, and may have done so with the child of Adolf Hitler. This is mostly theory at the moment, but there is plenty of reason to suspect. I would love to have a conversation with Annie Jacobsen to see if she could corroborate or dispel any of this theory. 

  236. Hi Annie,

    I’m reading surprise, kill, vanish today and a story from an international newspaper came by my news feeds. I like your writing style and the topics you cover in the book. I’m wondering if any of the people you interviewed served in southeast asia. Particularly the Philippines. There’s an article that I read that the writer suggests that the CIA were using vampires to spook a communist group in the philippines back in the 1950s. In addition, the article suggests that the CIA learned that filipinos in general were superstitious, so they devised a plan the the mountains had a lot of ghosts. Such ghosts are killing people for their flesh and blood. I’m wondering if any of your sources were part of this operation?

    News Article

  237. Hey Annie, I have a relative that I was aways told was in the CIA. Other than that all I was ever told is was he was also a part of USAID and the US agency for international development. He passed before my curiosity about his career was peaked . I did find his Obituary in the foreign service journal and holy smokes was I surprised by what I found. Id be happy to send you a copy, but basically between 58 and 89 he was posted in some very interesting locations. Athens, Jakarta, Amman, Kabul, The Dominican Republic, Bogota, Managua, Cario, and finally in 87′ Panama. I would love to know more about him and his career, I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction as far as where I can get more info on him. I would also love to, if possible, confirm or deny the rumors of him being in the CIA. Id also be curious if you ever came upon his name in any of your research. My family a has a very unique last name that is very rare, so if you had come across him, his name actually might have stuck out. Hope this finds you well.

  238. Did your research have you come across a German scientist named Victor Kehrer?
    He was a professor who worked on the Manhattan Project with V V Braun and worked on/designed the detonating system.
    Great presetation!

  239. Hi Annie,
    Alan David here. I heard one of your talks about the CIA etc. regarding your book “Surprise, Kill, Vanish”; I have been researching the
    history of the law and the Government of the USA for a long time, the law since 1991 some around 29 years, and the government longer than that. I am an expert on the history of how the Republican Form of Government of the USA was over thrown form within just as Thomas Jefferson predicted it would be, and as Ben Franklin warned, and Patrick Henry warned as well as some of the original Anti-Federalists predicted would happen if the Constitution of 1787 was ratified ! I would like to inform you about these matters & provide the documented research that proves it so you will be informed in the future, and aware of what you currently do not know; this is not any theory it is based upon documented factual history from official sources in the Government of the USA ! It has to do with the fundamental principals and maxims of Law which you do not know at present based on some of your erroneous statements at the talk I refer to at the beginning of this comment. For instance a statute title 50 of the US Code can not overthrow the Federal Constitution or its provisions, or give the President power to exceed the limits of the Executive branch expressly stated in the Constitution, any statute that purports to so is void ab initio under the law ! To change the Constitution you have to comply with the provisions therein that state how it is accomplished ! That is not by passing a statute of title 50 us code ! That is fundamental law which you apparently do not comprehend ! The National Security Act . a statute can not do it either, so you would do well to study and learn those distinctions and become knowledgeable ! email me at !

  240. Operation Paperclip

    Hello, this is Nicolo from Italy. I want let you know that is very hard to find the book here. All the websites are out of it.
    Could you please help me and tell me where I could find it?
    Hope all is good in the States with the Coronavirus and I say thanks in advance for your reply.
    Have a good day,


  241. Operation Paperclip

    Hello, this is Nicolo from Italy. I want let you know that is very hard to find the book here. All the websites are out of it.
    Could you please help me and tell me where I could find it?
    Hope all is good in the States with the Coronavirus and I say thanks in advance for your reply.
    Have a good day,


  242. In your interviews have you heard mention of numbers inside a Tattoo?

  243. Hi Annie just a heads up I will email you about Area 51 for an assignment.

  244. Hi Annie,

    Just recently finished SKV and loved it!

    Wondering what your insight is on the whole Silvercorp/Venezuela stuff is. Would definitely be interested in reading what you might have to say about it although I imagine it may take some time for the more interesting details to come out of the story.

    Peace and love.

  245. Dear Mrs Jacobsen, hello Annie
    I watched your ‘Operation Paperclip’ book presentation. I did that because I recently mentioned a historical fact on FB about the ‘liberation’ of the village of Oberammergau, Germany. This happened on Sunday, April 29, 1945. On this day US troops got to the barracks complex in Oberammergau where WvB and around five hundred of his technicians were working on the further development of rocket driven engines. These engines were tested in a small tunnel complex behind the barracks complex. I dug up a lot of historical facts during my fourteen years military posting at the NATO School, which is currently residing in that same barracks complex. I wonder if you do mention Oberammergau in your book. Kind regards from the Netherlands.

  246. Hi Annie,
    I would like to talk to you about Dr. Joshua Norman Haldeman, Elon Musk’ grand father. I knew him 1978-1983 and worked for him in Napa, CA, U.S.A. Our family is connected, I have since left The Aragon Family. Doc H. did not die in `1974 in Africa as reported. I would like to remind the world he was arrested for the crime of being a TECHNOCRAT and expelled from Canada. He was here in U.S.A doing evil secret crap in Napa and Silicon Valley, I remember very well. He caused me great suffering, he is Illuminati. The Technocrats creed of 1919 was to take over the world by force with robots. 2019 the NEURALACE brain chip was presented to the world, a 100th year goal. Have you considered investigating and exposing this family? I do not consent to their agenda and have told the truth to warn and save any who will listen. God bless you Annie!

  247. I would love to talk with you about “Gang Stalking” and the ties to MK Ultra and how to discover an individuals involvement as a target.

  248. Hi Annie,

    I hope you are doing well during this pandemic.

    I am a midshipman at the Naval Academy, and I am currently writing a research paper about Operation Paperclip for my ethics class. I’m addressing the nature of competition and using it to justify certain actions.

    I ordered your book, but due to the lag in shipping I won’t be receiving it in time before my paper is due… Are there any online resources you could recommend for learning more about Operation Paperclip? There’s plenty of stuff I’ve found online, but I wanted to get your expert opinion.

    Thank you so much!

  249. Hi Annie:
    I just finished “Surprise Kill Vanish”. Excellent!! You gave your daughter $5. for catching a mistake, well put $5. in your charity box for me. On page 144 you refer to John F. Kennedy as Lt. Colonel, John F. Kennedy. There is no such being as a Lt. Colonel in the Navy, he was a Lt. J.G., a Lieutenant, Junior Grade. No big deal, we got what you were saying.

    Billy Vaugh is most amazing and his type although HUGELY respected by me is a tremendous enigma. I am a third generation Army Veteran and served from 1967 to 1969. If it were possible to recreate, which fortunately is not, the following scenario====offer me one million dollars cash to spend 1 day in combat in Viet Nam I would turn it down. Offer that same opportunity to Billy Vaugh and in his 80’s he would probably pay that much to be there.

    Great book. Keep up the good work.

  250. Dear Ms Jacobsen,
    Regarding J. Peter Grace and his role in Project Paperclip/Catholic Church, I strongly urge you to contact Keri Burnor. She has a tremendous amount of knowledge about this obtained at great personal cost. You can learn more about her:
    “I believe it was because I exposed St. Joseph’s Abbey as a CIA front. Not all the monks are bad or all the monks are CIA covers, but there is no question in my mind now that the monastery was erected for a specific purpose and it is related to national security.
    “The monastery was protecting those who were conducting mind control MK ultra experiments. They used children for this. [3]”
    You are likely familiar with Kinzer’s Book about Gottlieb, Poisoner in Chief.
    I encourage you to read this testimony with an open mind:

  251. I have read your books and greatly admire your work! I am curious if your possible future work may include anything on more secrets from our government or the related parts of the deep states divisions in particular whos very interesting black projects include top secret ancient artifacts(ones defying all known scientific laws of nature and physics like gravity & energy ) discovered in/from all over the world & have been accumulated over time by different entities & military departments.They are studied afterwards by the best of the best in related fields of science through compartmentalized companies including non-profits and universities and than covered up from the general public to a great degree and yet some have actually been simply changed into everyday terms that seem boring to all & so remain unknown & designated by some random number set of characters/symbols …..but the ones who question them , people like me …. get quite interested in these things. What projects you ask ?
    Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) are public-private partnerships which conduct research for the United States Government. They are administered in accordance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 48, Part 35, Section 35.017 by universities and corporations. There are currently 42 recognized FFRDCs that are sponsored by the U.S. government.[1] FFRDCs are similar to the University Affiliated Research Centers run by the United States Department of Defense.

    There’s quite a few different ones I am currently researching myself and fact checking. Probably don’t have anyone checking these comments anyways, so this is probably a great waste of time. Just thought I would reach out and try. I never have before until now. I just felt a sense of idk something when I read your works. I can’t explain it really. Odd as it seems, you seem so familiar but also very foreign at the same time. Ok this is enough, so good work and hope all the best!!

  252. Annie,
    Popular book. I’m here because of 42 years of research not all of which has been my will alone. MKULTRA experience at 16, a year or so before Vietnam. We need to talk. The big wheel s are afraid their cottage industries will go “kaput”. Later

  253. Is anyone doing research on the global impact of all nuclear tests on our climate? I couldn’t find any data on it.

  254. Would you look into the NSA on the issues raised by Oliver Stone’s movie “One Good American”.

  255. What are you views on GANG-STALKING. Have you researched the current rise of American citizens who feel as if they are being targeted?

  256. I was just watching an interview of yours from a couple of years ago on ESP and the government programs. 1) There are many more gifts which far exceed those mentioned. 2) The Cosmology will not be understood as long as you believe the physical begets the energetic world. It’s actually the energetic(Consciousness) which creates the physical through manifestation. 3) Those who don’t have gifts, fear and envy those who do. It’s a “power thing.” Those who don’t, also have a problem with personal responsibility.

    One scientist was looking at inconsistencies of results in the lab, of psychics. Trying to find a pattern to explain the random, he finally found it to be Sidereal Time. (Sidereal Time is based upon when the Earth is facing the Galactic Sun and can be found on the Naval Observatory website. It’s different from Earth/Solar Time.) When the Earth subject is facing the Galactic Sun, a psychic can be up to 400% more so, than when not. Furthermore, the Earth’s Solar System when placed, oriented, towards our Galactic Plane, it doesn’t just reside in a static orientation. Our movement is like a sine wave going above and below the Galactic Plane. Historically, this produces for Humans the Yugas. A cycle of Light, and of Darkness, over thousands of years.

    Something else to think about? If Gold is the value setting foundational basis of world economies – what happens to its’ value if it can be created out of thin air? What would be the ramifications , or even the possibility, of such a fact?

  257. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    I very much enjoyed your book, “Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America,” and I’m wondering: are you available for a brief conversation (email or phone) for a book I’m writing? I’m especially interested in discussing if you know of Nazi scientists who may have been involved in mind control studies at Wright Field/Wright Patterson AFB in the early 1950s. I’ll be happy to discuss my book project further with you, if you are interested. I’d be so grateful if you could find time in your schedule to discuss this issue with me. Many thanks.

  258. Re Operation Paperclip. I’ve read numerous books on WWII & watched numerous documentaries.
    It is easy to judge people & their actions. 75 years on & with no personal experience of living during those times & with hindsight it’s really unfair to judge the choices people made. One must also take into account the entire situation & the consequences of ones actions, not only to themselves but to their family who would also be affected by their actions/decisions

    On the question of a “good German” , IMO the person who chose to stand by their convictions is the “good German”. Doing that requires the willingness to not only sacrifice YOUR OWN LIFE, but that of YOUR FAMILY AS WELL.

    IMO, no one alive today, unless they lived through that experience has the right to judge anyone’s -Axis or Allied-choices. By the Grace of God and due to the sacrifices of millions, we have not had to make those choices. If one was German one had to be willing to give their life & their families’ lives-Operation Valkyrie is one example.

    People often do not realise that people can commit horrid unspeakable acts and at same time be capable of acts of kindness towards individualists and for society.

    In situations where prisoners were forced to think only of themselves to survive, they were forced to do so at the expense of others. Does that make them selfish or a bad person?

    There is no doubt that there were individuals who took great pleasure in the pain & suffering they inflicted on others. There are others who were unwilling to sacrifice their families & themselves, who chose to survive, a choice that put them in a position where there actions led to the torture & deaths of others.

    The sheer numbers of those involved. Should the Allies have executed the 3 million plus Germans who were Naxis & were affiliated with war crimes? The Japanese, Hungarians, Finns, Ukrainians & more. What about them?

    What of the Allies agreement to send the 2 million plus Russian POW’s back to certain torture & death at Stalin’s hands?

    The same fate that befell many of the Polish & Czech military personnel who had escaped, found their way to London where they then fought, many with distinction, for the Allies only to be encouraged to go home to countries that post war were Communist & they were viewed as spies. Many to be arrested, imprisioned, tortured, & executed by Stalin’s henchmen.

    Don’t forget the Allied POW’s swept up by the Russians, our allies, and who never returned home.

    These are questions with no clear cut answers. Maybe for the victims who suffered terribly. Maybe the only ones who received justice were the ones where the sentences were carried out immediately after the liberation.

    Many personal scores were settled immediately upon liberation, not always were the sentences just.

    As time passed & trials wore on it seems that people grew weary of the process.

    These are difficult situations with no one right answer. How is anyone ever made whole again after a war that costs them their property, their livelihood. their family, their country??

    Some things never change. If one has money, power, or knowledge & knows those in power, they are able to insure their welfare.

    Everyone MUST read & study history. People do not change.

  259. I’ve enjoyed your work. I’ve some questions about Lt Gen Robert N Smith…. as he was the head of LeMay’s intel shop as director of intelligence at SAC. (Name is on SIOP 61, etc.) I’m his grandson and working on his life’s story. I know you probably get many requests for contacts conversations, thus I won’t be disappointed if I never hear from you. But if you do have a moment or two… 😉 please do contact me.

    Thank you,

  260. I just watched your presentation about DARPA and found it very interesting. I have wondered who was actually behind the GeoEngineering we are seeing the trails almost daily around here. They have sprayed heavily a day before we got our unusually heavy rains. You should write about their connection to weather warfare. See info at Dane Wigington has an enormous amount of information and evidence.

  261. Dear Ms. Jacobsen: thank you for your books. Your writing is superb. I just got Surprise, Kill, Vanish–it’s terrific. I can’t put it down.
    You’ve done thorough research and presented your findings in a compelling way. I thank you for those efforts.
    Finally your bibliography pointed me to additional works of interest. I wish you continued success, and keep writing.
    Can your books be released in paperback editions? If they are, I’d buy them immediately.

  262. I’ve obtained the JOIA (Paperclip) File on Werner Noell who specialized in aviation medicine. Noell’s file appears sanitized, vouched for by colleagues and claiming he only experimented on “dogs” in hyperbaric chambers. I’m trying to confirm if he was a war criminal, or not for his surviving family.
    Since you obtained APO 124-A, has it been published anywhere? I could not find it in an initial Google search.

  263. MS. Jacobsen, I just started reading “Operation Paperclip” & only on page 25. I’m fascinated by the info. & Love ur writing style. I feel like I’m seeing it take place before my eyes! I’m making my own comparisons to Operation Paperclip & Dr. Lieber of Harvard University …arrested for selling Bacteria secrets to Wuhan China. I noticed what u said on P. 6 about people do not create a virus w/out a vaccine for their military & civilian operations. I firmly believe this (Corona Virus)has been initiated by China due to the Tariffs placed by President Trump. So “might” sound like conspiracy theory but I Think Not.

  264. Maybe the story of the whole of human history.
    Man by the name “Billy” Edward Albert Meier has been is being actively suppressed he has just turned 83.
    It is real, most people don’t know of it, perhaps a FOIA request can deliver what has and is being done.
    Look at The Statesman Delhi Wednesday September 30, 1964.
    He will eventually be herald as the greatest Spiritual teacher ever to have walked earth although by the time this occurs he will be deceased.
    Three topic to consider:
    Overpopulation, Correction of the Peace symbol, Spiritual teachings.

  265. Annie… Respect for your work

    You should also write about
    The injustice towards Julian Assange
    Rothchild and Israel and truth about Israel
    Banks, money and the grid to keep humans in slavery
    The True history of SA and the horrific murders
    Plan of the NWO
    Lies they teach in schools and universities to keep us in slavery
    Medical system and the toxins they feed us
    Chemtrails and geo-engineering
    Lies about cancer

    Take care and be safe

  266. I started reading your book on Darpa. I was only through a few chapters when I realized you are a liar and a fraud. You aren’t writing for posterity, just profit. I understand, I would like to have millions myself. But I wouldn’t perpetrate a national fraud to do it. That you haven’t been held to answer is baffling. Where is our vaunted “free press” and the watchdog role they allegedly play. I know there are people with the ability to get published and draw attention that have apparently not taken you on. I can only wonder why. You are an embarrassment to serious writers and belong more on Saturday morning children’s entertainment than to write about serious subjects that matter to your fellow citizens. You should be ashamed but then that would require a conscience. I suspect that is one thing you don’t have and can’t buy.

  267. Annie:
    I just watched your presentation in Washington DC 2/14 on youtube. I grew up in the 40-50s born 1944. My mom was an avid pro American, she never mentioned that the Germany scientists were Nazi’s. I suspect she did not know, but believed they were good German’s. Which is surprising to me. I ended up in Central CA after my AF time and in my 20-30s learned about the Japanese internment camps – I was so shocked – that was left out of my central Ohio education. So clueless. Thank you for your fascinating book on the Project Paperclip.
    Jerry Johnson
    Rogue River, OR


  268. Just finished reading “Surprise, Kill, Vanish”. The book was exceptionally written. The contents left me with a bundle of inner turmoil …I realized again that there is actually nowhere to hide, and the strand which is holding it all at bay is in the eye of the beholder.

    Please consider writing about the South African Border War and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War. The conflict that occurred in Namibia, Zambia, and Angola from 26 August 1966 to 21 March 1990. The rabbit hole is deep.

  269. Many years ago I watched a programme in the UK called “The World at War” at the time I was about 13 years old. Everything was fine until I watched the episode on the death of Adolf Hitler. It just did not add up.
    Scrolling forward to 2014 I read the Book Grey Wolf. I also watched Hunting Hitler.
    I have come to the conclusion that Hitler died in South America about 1962.
    When I began to search Google maps on the subject I noticed some areas in South America have a distinct shape to their field/towns/Cities. Where the top corner of the square point North. Thus the geometric design is like a hidden Swastika.
    Most maps you will get stuff built like the street system of blocks. Except areas in South America which has links to people running away from Europe in 1945.
    Kind Regards

  270. You should look into gun control that is being pushed by the UN and Genocide

  271. Too bad DARPA didn’t figure out the medical cost problems of burning garbage on bases in Iraq and Afghan. in open pits. It produced many cancers making it the Agent Orange of its day. Check out the book on Amazon called “The Burn Pits” by former Army Intelligence officer Joseph Hickman. He wrote it as part of a Seton Hall Univ. Law Dept. project. The book says that one of the soldiers who breathed in toxins and got cancer and later died in the U.S. was Army attorney Beau Biden, the former V.P. Joe B.’s son. Fortunes were spent on contractors but no money on enclosed incinerators. These open burn pits existed under the administrations of both Republican George W. Bush (43) and Democrat Barack Obama. Besides the inhumanity of using open burn pits, how much does it cost to retrain a new infantryman or officer and pay for their cancer treatments?

  272. The world is much removed from what we think it is?
    The research you provide is most interesting but without truly understanding the game-plan, you are perhaps missing the opportunity to truly reveal the fact, that the Nazi’s were not defeated, their victory was assured by the signing of OP-Clip and was simply a step in a much wider plan set in motion thousands of years before hand?

    Their plan is still active and they operate in plain sight with our full consent?

    It is time to truly appreciate why our consent is necessary and what is truly at stake!

  273. Would like to know the name of the lady that handled green beret assignments during the Vietnam war. I called her from Ft. Bragg in 1965 and asked her to put me on orders for Biet Nam. She did. That day. I believe, according to Ms. Jacobsons book on the CIA operations, her last name was Alexander.

  274. Just finished reading Surprise, Kill, Vanish! I am so impressed with the research that went into it. It is not easy to read, with all the people, places and events, but is well written and very interesting. Most of the events I remember some things about, so it is good to have more detail. I have an idea for a related book for you to write, which may or may not be about one of the characters this book, so most of the research is already done. I met this man in the past 8 months, and his stories are quite compelling. His are stories that should be told, and he is geographically close to you. If you email me I can provide info about how you may contact him.

    Again, thank you for your excellent work. And a huge Thank YOU to those who defend our country and our culture.

  275. I just finished Phenomena. Outstanding. I have studied the govt research into Psi for several decades, and yours is the best book on the subject I have found. I know you have limited time, but I’d like to relate one of my own experiences, if I may. This is prompted by your story about Anthony Hopkins.

    I was working as a govt contractor in Germany. A colleague and I were interested in some extremely ancient Celtic artifacts scattered in the woods of Baden-Wuerttemberg. In 2003 we were visiting one of these, while discussing the upcoming Iraq invasion. We were concerned about the possible repercussions of this event. My friend had brought along a copy of the I Ching, and we opened it at random to Hexagram 23, which we interpreted as the fall of a “great king.” We feared the invasion would be a fiasco. Upon our returning to his home, he pulled out a different version of the book that he also owned. Again at random, it opened to Hexagram 23. He next mentioned that he had a book of commentary on the I Ching, and it, too, opened immediately to that hexagram. We were astounded; this was beyond coincidence.

    Two days later, we were in the PX bookstore. My friend was a WWII historian, and he was perusing the section on that subject. He discovered there 2 copies of a just-published version of the I Ching, which we learned had just come in the night before and had been misshelved. These were the only copies in the store. If they had not been in that section by mistake, we would never have seen them. We decided that it was fate, so we bought both copies. I subsequently practiced the casting of sticks for a decade, with about 80% overall accuracy.

    I have had many paranormal experiences throughout my life, and I think there definitely is something to Geller and the other viewers. I have just finished writing my second novel on supraconsciousness.

    Thanks for your time. I’ll be reading more of your books. I’m now following you on Twitter. 🙂

  276. Hello Annie my name is Christopher. I wrote you a few letters to your publisher to tell you that I am a lineman and I work for AT&T. I need to get ahold of Mr. Alexander. I know where SOFI is in Northern California and I also know all these things are true. I know three ethical codes of PSYOP:
    1- Run to your problems.
    2- Use teamwork.
    3- Think outside of the box.
    I have been contacted and am looking for the office. Maybe the numbers 8413 and 3164 make sense. I need your help to help the world, my yes is yes and I know what no means. My number is my name

  277. Is it possible to get an autographed picture from you? Wonderful books. Great speaker. Knee-weakening beautiful.

  278. Dear Ms. Jacobsen:

    My students and I are reading and listening to your book, Phenomenon while researching Project Star Gate for class. We see that you are from Middletown and so are we! We’d love to talk to you for a few minutes!

    Middletown Adult Education.

  279. Is there a way to obtain a complete list of the names of the 1600 Paperclip scientists?
    Thank you.

  280. Ms. Jacobsen: As a now-retired reporter, history columnist and editor with Gannett, 40 years in harness, I am profoundly impressed with your research and work. After reading your book on Operation Paperclip, I purchased two m ore your books and just finished the one on Area 51. I was astounded, however, that you failed to include any information on the March 1951 loss of a C-124 carrying almost 50 top nuclear personnel from Walker AFB (Roswell) to the United Kingdom. Also on the flight was USAF Brig. Gen. Paul Thomas Cullen, who played a major photo/intelligence role in Operation Crossroads. Lost with him were his top staffers, headed to England to form a unit that would have been the spearhead in any assault against the Soviet Union. No trace of their airplane ever was found: It remains the Air Force’s greatest unsolved mystery of the Cold War. I wrote several articles on this for my paper, which I would be happy to email to you. I now work as the PIO for our parish (county) district attorney and coroner (two separate elected officials). My emails with them are and My personal email is listed below.

    Keep up the splendid work, and if you ever pass through Shreveport, let me buy you lunch and introduce you to our great Barksdale Air Force Base.

    J A Prime

  281. i just finished “Surprise, Kill, Vanish”. A stunning work. The amount of research is mind-boggling. Your abiliity to hear the individual stories and then set them to words is remaable. I will heavily recommend this book to anyone curious on the subject matter.
    Thank you for a most-enlightening work.

  282. Hello There!

    I am recently doing some work on Area 51 and I have seen that you’ve written a book about it. I would really love to see if we can perhaps have a little conversation about it.

    I know there are many secrets hiding about this military base and i would love to hear your opinions on what’s really going on in there. I would really appreciate if you could get back to me about this topic.

    I hope I didn’t take up or waste any of your time. Have a good day!

    With warm regards,

  283. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,

    regarding the reference to the Lodge-Philbin Act in your excellent book Surprise, Kill, Vanish (page 62)…may I point out, that the right to apply for US citizenship was granted immediately those who volunteered for the US Military service during the time of war (Vietnam). That is how I have obtained my US Citizenship, 18 months after legally immigrating in this great country…US Military (Airborne!) was great time…

  284. Just finished Area 51. Great book! Lots of stuff I didn’t know. As an MIT grad I was very surprised
    by your comments on James Killian.
    Question: Comments on Roswell & Mengele’s experiments on pseudo aliens had me wondering
    if there is a connection between Area 51 S-4 facility and Dulce Base Level 6 aka “Nightmare Hall”
    Or does Dulce Base exist? But then neither does Area 51!
    I plan to read more of your books – they are interesting and very well-written.

  285. Hello Annie,

    I read your book: “The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top Secret Military Research Agency,” Excellent book.
    I just finished Area 51 Also Excellent book.
    I bought and started reading “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” but got interrupted by “Permanent Record by Edward Snowden that came out last week”. But I’ll resume it as soon as I’m done.
    And I just a couple of minutes ago ordered “Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis.”

    Just a constructive critique. I think on Area 51, the Ending was a let down. I think you got played. That the spaceship was from Russia and the Alleged Aliens were modified children.

    I invite you to do some research and Interview this person David Adair and do a Area 51 part Deux aka part #2.

    The Best Documentary Ever UFOTV Presents David Adair at Area 51 Advanced Symbiotic Technol

    Lesson #21-Art Bell Interviews Scientist David Adair about Area 51

    This is the really good inteview.
    Former Area 51 Scientist Discloses Projects That have Never Been Seen by the Public

  286. Saw you on Joe Rogan and then bought Surprise, vanish, kill. Fascinating, well written and impossible to put down. Thank you so much

  287. Annie,
    Really enjoyed Area 51. It is interesting that Bob Lazar never saw Russian writing inside the saucer. It seems you left the idea of that and the humanoids open by referring to the engineers as “that is what they were told.” As if the Russian explanation could be the false narrative. Either way thanks for your in depth research. Also loved Kill, Vanish, and Phenomena.

  288. Dear Annie,
    Enjoyed your book on Area 51, and was an innocent part of the cover-up when I was a boy. We vacationed from 1959 to 1962 at Greenbrier Resort, and in 1960 or 61 dad said, “C’mon, let’s take a walk.” And we walked, all the way to the end of the property, where there was a stairway and perhaps 30 steps. We went down these, into a large dark cavern, unlit and cold. We were there for only a minute or so before going back up. I later (1996) found out he was a deep-cover FBI agent, but only on reading your book did I find out what the true purpose of that tunnel was. My best, look forward to reading more of your excellent work.

  289. Annie, I just completed reading Area 51 An Uncensored History Of America’s Top Secret Military Base. This was a very interesting and enjoyable read. In regards to the flying disc discovered near Roswell, I always believed that if it was alien, their technology would be so advanced that they would most likely never crash, or if they did, they would quickly recover their craft. You offered that it was Russian, sent by Stalin to spook us Americans. Question: Why would he risk sharing this amazing, game changing technology, knowing our engineers would reverse engineer it?

    Your book re-enforced the fact that the Nazis were developing spectacular technology that was (and may still be) ahead of its time. I can only imagine what our scientists and engineers have created and continue to create in secret compounds similar to Area 5, if not Area 51.

  290. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,

    Just finished reading ‘Area 51’, and realized that as a child I innocently was part of the great cover-up. During the years 1959 – 1961, my family vacationed at Greenbrier Resort. This was an odd place, even at the time: hugely boring for a kid, there is only one incident of these trips that stands out. This occurred I believe during the 1960 trip, when my father said. ‘Come on, let’s take a walk.’ And we walked. And walked. To a remote corner of the property, where it turned out there were stairs. We went down these stairs, maybe 30 or so, into a dark, cold, deserted tunnel. It was very spooky, but we were there only for a minute or so. Thanks to your book, I now know, from page 326, that this was part of the bunker that was being constructed during that time period.
    I later found out (in 1996!) that my dad was a deep cover FBI Agent, and that at one point he had one of the highest security clearances in the country, behind only 5 or 6 people. He is deceased, or I would not be telling this – to anyone and, indeed, I kept it a secret for many years. I thank you for your very interesting book, and look forward to reading others you have written.

    Dr. W. David Goff

  291. Your book is a good read, i see many of my former Associates from the ‘ISA” days and Shin Bet, as a former member of “Operation Grand Eagle” with Col. M. Eiland, Maj. M. Smith and many others. I wrote about ISA my book “BOHICA” got plenty of riff from it, the the truth always comes out even decades later.

    SAD, also had many front companies all over the Globe, it was and is a necessary “Evil” sometimes you assassinate the wrong people and that is unfortunate but it does happen. The ISA also Operated domestically as well as Globally , the other Book that shadows yours is ” Kiss the Boys Goodbye” by the Monika Jensen Stevenson and her late Husband William Stevenson. I recall having to testify at both Senate and Congressional committees , then out of the blue into the ” Vault” where everything was “Secret” and the 22 minute Video was never released only to the WH back in the day.

    Great Book

  292. Annie, during your paperclip research, did you run across Walter Tilleman? I know he was a part of the X-15 program, an a German electronics scientist. Later retired to San Antonio and started a business…Soundcom Electronics. I met him, as he was a friend’s father. I also met Werner VonBraun when I was employed at Swearingen Aviation. He was called in by Fairchild Aviation to collaborate on the Sino Swearingen business jet. He was still wearing a ring, that had a swastika on it.

  293. Annie,
    I’m Greg in LA & I’ve been reading online about Sterling Haydens time in the OSS during WW2. His de-classified war diaries were published online. Hayden was a noted movie actor in the 50s-60s & 70s. There was a ltd,private publishing of of Haydens story that’s impossible to find.
    Can u help me make his war stories into a film?

  294. “Operation Paperclip“
    Factually incorrect, in parts. A knowledge of German culture and perhaps the German language is a prerequisite for understanding what really drove German scientists during this period of history. The definitive, standard reference work on Operation Paperclip still needs to be written, a task I might one day undertake myself.

  295. I’m listening to “surprise, kill, vanish”, right now and am really enjoying it. As a trucker I have lots of time to listen to books and I have heard all of yours! You write good stuff and I really appreciate listening to your works. THANKS!! Bill

  296. Ms. Jacobsen,

    Hello. I have some information I’d like to pass on to you that you may find fascinating possibly.

  297. Enjoying and learning a lot reading Surprise,Kill, Vanish. If it has not been brought to your attention, please refer to Krulak, JFK encounter in WWII (pg. 144). Believe Kennedy was a lieutenant commander, definitely not a “young lieutenant colonel”.

  298. Loved your book Operation Paperclip. My father was in the Army Ordanance department during the war. After Paris was liberated he was part of a team of ordanance personnel who was sent to Paris to coordinate the activity of, as it was explained to me, “finding what the Germans had that might be useful and getting it to the US”. He lived in the George V or Plaza Athinee Hotel, no one seems to know which for sure. I assume he must of been part of Paperclip. I would love to learn more about his activities. I don’t know what records exist or how they can be searched. Presumably u have been through a lot of this. Could I speak with you? Buy you lunch? I am a lawyer. I live in Pasadena and work in downtown LA. Thanks.

  299. Hi Annie, love your books and find that your research is normally spot on with one exception. I’m reading Phenomena at this time and you write that Edgar Mitchell landed The LM Antares on the lunar surface when it was actually Alan Shepard. Although Mitchell was the LM pilot the commander of the mission, in this case Alan Shepard, always piloted the LM descent and ascent stages for all the Apollo missions with the assistance of the LM pilot.

  300. Dear Mrs. Jacobsen,

    First of all my congratulations on your excellent “enlighting” works.

    Secondly i have a question in regard to your book Suprise, Kill, Vanisch, introduction at Politics and Prose. In the introduction you speak of three important factors:

    1. “The Eishenhower principle” you do your work as an journalist,
    2. The title 50 ground on which is is made possible for the CIA to work as they are now within and outside the US,
    3. The fact that the OSS / CIA always works with ” indigounes people / partners” i.e. “hearts and minds principle”.

    From the OSS until the CIA now at 2019: do the partners i.e. countries that work with the CIA ground branche under title 50? And how does that conflict in lawfull actions; work within and a cross America, and how is that “solved” now internally within the US?

    As title 50 is solely an internal American legislation, and not internationally it raises the question of internal / external conflict.. Even stronger so, it would be in direct conflict the European Convention on Human Rights.

    I look forward to your reply.

    Yours sincerely,


  301. A fascinating, compelling look into how American politics has evolved in its effectiveness in fighting the war on terror.

    Author Annie Jacobsen’s novel, ‘Surprise, Kill, Vanish,’ covers how America fought clandestine, behind-the-lines, covert, and tackling the delicate issue of assassination, all under the order of ‘plausible deniability’ in order to prevent World War III.

    From the ‘Jedburgh’ teams dropped into Occupied France during WWII when the Office of Strategic Services was born, to today’s CIA Special Activities Division taking on America’s most lethal enemies, this book is an eye-opener.

    American involvement in WWII required a special breed of men and women to fight Hitler’s Europe, and volunteers signed up for training which took them to the heart of the enemy. Our men and women needed to fight Nazis in a way never fully understood…. Until now. Jacobsen tackles the delicate issue our leaders faced when fighting an enemy. Even discussing the assassination of a tyrant like Adolf Hitler meant opening a ‘Pandora’s Box’ that left our leaders second-guessing themselves. Killing the head’s of state meant our own leaders were subject to equal threats from a determined foe. Legalities of such action also comes to mind. When politics fail to bring peace, and a declaration of war is not an option….Plausible Deniability is the only course of action our American President has with which to keep our enemies at bay.

    In forefront of Jacobsen’s powerful books is Billy Waugh, a veteran soldier and CIA operative, this man has done and seen it all. From the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam, and to the Middle East, Africa, and God only knows where else, this man has done so much for his country it’s practically a crying shame he is not a household name.

    Jacobsen’s book educates the reader on how war has evolved from presidents declaring war, to plausible deniability (meaning, we can neither verify nor deny any and such action).

    I’m a veteran myself, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division ’84’-’87, and as a kid I admired some of the persons mentioned in Jacobsen’s novel. I dreamed of being and doing what they did. Alas, that was not to be. But I do not have regrets. I’ve lived a good life. And I, and many of us, owe thanks to people like Billy Waugh and many others mentioned in Jacobsen’s book for that. This book reads like an action novel, but it is in fact historically true. The author’s research educates us as to how and why we are in a state of war in unprecedented terms. As I write this review, I have family celebrating a niece’s 6th birthday, all the while there are men and women serving our nation abroad, fighting in a war our government neither acknowledges nor denies, so that I can be here safely with my family and friends.

    Parts most precious in this novel to me were her details of Vietnam, Laos, and the Ho Chi Minh Trail. My father served in the United States Air Force for 23 years and was assigned to Communications Intelligence. Part of his tour was in Laos, at a time when our president denied we had troops there. They wore civilian clothes and set up communications in the jungles for SOG. He never got any awards or recognition for this part of his service because we weren’t supposed to be there. Had he been caught he could have been shot as a spy! I think my father would like reading this book, and so will you. It is insightful, historical, and offers readers the ability to see for themselves how the war on terror has made us fight in a way we never imagined.

  302. Am interested in having author’s permission to use a blurb I found in ‘Surprise, Kill, Vanish’ for a book.

    “The assassin is determined, courageous, intelligent, resourceful, and physically active. He is knowledgeable in many weapons, can fight mano-a-mano, and kill with bare hands. They cannot be emotionally high-strung, and do not believe their actions is to commit murder, but rather justifiable for the greater good.” – From ‘Surprise, Kill, Vanish by Annie Jacobsen

    I’d like to have the author’s permission to use this blurb from her book as a chapter blurb. Please let me know if this is all right.


    David Lucero, author

  303. Hello Annie Jacobsen,

    Surprise, Kill, Vanish was similar to taking an online course. Historically, diplomatically, economically, militarily and covertly, it pulled together many
    disconnected bits of knowledge and assembled them into a coherent understanding of where the USA and the world of bad guys came from, are today and will likely be going to. As the son of a father who fought at Normandy and the nephew of a namesake uncle who went from a private to a lieutenant on the field of battle in Korea receiving his commission from the President, I understand the value of service. In my years as a Middle School Principal, those ten teachers who were veterans in active combat or not, were so completely, “can do”. With them all the bluffs had been called after their military experience. Thus, they did their jobs without hesitance, without doubt but with courage, kindness and simplicity. This book reminds of so many veterans that I have known who go quietly about their lives without us knowing they have had a hand in keeping us safe.

    Thanks much!

    Mike Connor

  304. Please, if you are going to write and speak about Nevada, pronounce it correctly!!!!! Otherwise, you can’t possibly be taken seriously as any type of real expert.

  305. I am currently reading your book on Area 51 and really enjoying it.

    I just got to the section on the U2 that shot down over Russia and the part about the silver coin.

    The poison could not have been curare because it takes too long to take effect and is a long and painful way to die as you suffocate when your diaphragm is paralyzed. Also with a LD50 of .7 mg/kg it would take roughly 60mg to kill a 180 lbs man. This would be a spoonful and wouldn’t fit on a pin.

    I believe it was Saxitoxin or Botulism toxin because that is what the CIA used to stockpile for craft work prior to the Nixon administration.

  306. Dear Mrs. Jacobsen,

    I am thoroughly engaged in “Surprise, Kill, Vanish.” I find your research to be quite complete. However, while reading through Chapter 1 (p.27) I read, the Winter of 1945, the assassination of Adolph Hitler was contemplated. As I am sure you are very aware, by the Winter of 1945 VE and VJ Day were being celebrated and our troops were in the process of returning from their overseas responsibilities.

    I welcome each page that I turn and look forward to reading your other works.


  307. Dear Annie,

    I watched your interview on the Joe Rogan YouTube channel I’m a BSc currently doing my MSc, I used to work with Nuclear Weapons on submarines in the Royal Navy. I’ve been trying to say what you said in you Joe Rogan interview but because of my research I have been left with PTSD, because of the trauma from the reaction to what I said. I personally believe that you’re onto the truth when you discuss Autistic children being surgically modified to appear as Aliens. I believe your source is telling the truth, I believe you are right in your analysis. I know of multiple people discussing similar experiences, I can currently provide two sources to you due to my research being lost when my van was stolen. One alleged from the victims side, a source which is a little rocky, allegedly due to her trauma, I’ll leave it down to you to decide. Another from a good source, by the name of Psychologist Dr Ellen Lacter.

    1. Mauri (Austistic Children Aliens) –
    2. Psychologist Dr Ellen Lacter –

    My belief comes from my research into Operation Paperclip, Nazi UFO’s, MKUltra, Paedophilia and Ritual Abuse, Religious and Political Extremism. When a group of people believe they’re doing the work of God, whoever that God may be, the ends justify the means, sad but I believe true.

    Another documentary which you should watch is called “Abducted in plain sight”, it’s about a girl who was abducted and drugged and her abuser used Alien scenarios to make her believe it was Aliens abusing her. It is not evidence to the facts you discuss, but it does show that paedophiles use this method to hide the fact they are abusing children. To make the child appear they are having some sort of delusion.

    On closing, I was locked out of Facebook for discussing what you said said in your Joe Rogan video. They claim there’s suspicious activity coming from my account. I can assure you, there was no suspicious activity coming from my account.

    I have listened to other people discussing a similar thing, if I find them, I will send them to you.

    Kind Regards Lee.

  308. Caught you on the Joe Rogan show … immediately went to and downloaded and listened to each of your books in succession. Great work. What and when is your next and who owns the rights to Billy Waugh’s life story?

  309. Ms. Jacobson,

    I have not read any of your books. However I saw you on The Joe Rogan Show and was very impressed by your knowledge and story telling skills. So I picked up two of your books and anticipate hours of pleasure reading them.

    I can’t help thinking that you should look into doing a book on Unit 731. The Japanese biological weapons division located in China during the Second World War. You are probably familiar with it.

    If not, it is eerily similar to Operation Paperclip but in the Pacific theater. In addition it is a very gruesome story. In many ways more nefarious than the experiments conducted by Joseph Mengela. That is if you consider the numbers of victims, the variety of cruelty and complete disregard for human life, or logs, as the victims were referred to. No offense, but it sounds like it fits well with your area of expertise.

    And finally, it needs to be exposed.

    Good luck in your future endeavors.

  310. Annie Jacobsen

    Looking to interview you today

    I am a host at Canada’s Top Talk station.

    Please email me Jim.richards@CFRB.COM

  311. Annie,

    I’m a huge fan of your books now that I have discovered them. I’m reading them all (well listening, actually), and want to commend you on your work. I am living in the Baden-Württemberg area of Germany and want to extend the invitation – if you ever want anyone to do some lightweight snoop-work or move things from here to there, I’m more than willing to help you continue creating awesome works; or if you even want a friendly reception/recommendations on traveling, touring, and sightseeing!


    I’m contacting you, because I saw your interview on Joe Rogan’s show, which has been posted up on YouTube.

    I’m trying to reach you, because I am in need of Mr. John Rizzo’s help, expertise, with respect to an elevated threat to national security of the Republic.

    This situation is sensitive in nature, and requires expeditiousness, by experienced individuals.

    Is there some way I can leave a contact, and have you contact me by landline?

  313. Dear Ms Jacobsen,

    I just listened to your book, “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the stories you tell is through the eyes of Donald Summers. My Grandfather who was in the Army was also named Donald Summers but has since passed. When I have asked about his experiences in Vietnam the answers were always vague. I was hoping to get more information to be able to see if the Donald Summers in your book was actually my grandfather. Thank you!

  314. Saw you on Joe Rogan. Started reading some of your work. I’ve been attempting to piece together(with little success) some stuff from my past. I’m wondering if you are aware of a program that the US Government had going on that at least ran during the 1970’s and early 1980’s where they took children and trained them to, well, I’m not sure what we were being trained for exactly. I’m just looking for some answers. Wondering if you could help. Thanks.

  315. Annie,
    I have not ordered your book yet, but I will and I am interested in Erik Traub. This dirtbag gave me Lyme. I did see the presentation at book store with you in it. Very interested….Is Traub in the book?

  316. My grandfather was in the US 3rd Army, and drove von Braun out of Germany after the war, to the coast to get picked up by one of our subs. He told my grandfather Germany was within months of completing a new super-weapon that would’ve enabled them to win the war. After Hiroshima, he understood what von Braun was talking about. Am interested to know if you found anything to corroborate this story.

  317. My grandfather was in the US 3rd Army, and drove von Braun out of Germany after the war, to the coast to get picked up by one of our subs. He told my grandfather Germany was within months of completing a new super-weapon that would’ve enabled them to win the war. After Hiroshima, he understood what von Braun was talking about. Am interested to know if you found anything to corroborate this story.

  318. I love you Annie

  319. Greetings Annie Jacobsen,

    I’m a journalist working up a book on the science of consciousness. I would greatly appreciate hearing your perspectives on current research on this subject, particularly outside of the government. Thanks.

  320. Am reading your book “Phenomena”. You don’t know the half of it. I have met several individuals noted in this book and was aware of a number of incidents cited in the book while employed as a civilian by the US Army. This is not a joke and these people were completely serious. Only problem was, I was not a member of the military and therefore not subject to military orders but was coerced anyway (ie forced) into participating in research projects similar and beyond those mentioned in your book. I am convinced that, had I stayed employed by the US Army I would no longer be alive. Dead (wo)men tell no tales. Every single day of my life I have looked in the rearview mirror hoping it will not be my last.

  321. Hi This is Annie. I’ve made a note not to publish anything from your email address, but for me to read.

  322. Dear Annie:

    How can we send you our comments at your website without allowing everyone to read them?


    Texas – Russia Girl

  323. I have firsthand experience on private unconstitutional prisons in the united states where MKULTRA type torture and experiments are (to my knowledge) currently going on. I believe the old guard has spawned a new generation that have infested the status quo at influential organizations in mental health and are continuing to carry on their sick mind control experiments in the private sector in stead of the US government using children as lab rats. I have begun to connect the dots between the names of senior members i know to be involved at high levels in these organizations to what little i can gather from the remnants of MKULTRA, and believe these people are continuing the work of nazis brought over during operation paperclip. I have tried and failed for over a decade to prosecute these people, and even just when it seemed there was a judge who was willing to make a ruling on it, it seems he was intimidated into dropping the case altogether. I have even reached out to the UN and still failed to make a ripple.

    Please email me at I would very much like to see if your research on MKULTRA unveils more names that can help me connect the dots further. Even if my theory is incorrect, and they are not related to the CIA MKULTRA old guard… It will still prove a highly controversial expose, that private corporations are practicing some of the very same mind control and torture techniques that were used in MKULTRA, indefinite detention without trial or conviction, and many other disgusting practices. I can connect you to an entire network of people who have been victimized by these places with PTSD for life. As i believe the people involved in this industry are dangerous, I would like to keep my identity private.

  324. Dear Ms. Jacobsen:

    I have read many of your books and am thoroughly enjoying your “Surprise, Kill, Vanish!” I read 2-3 non-fiction books per week and send you my highest compliments for your meticulously researched, entertaining, and very readable efforts!
    As a student of JFK, I was an undergraduate at Georgetown during his presidency, and, after graduation in ’65, an Army attack helicopter pilot in Vietnam, I feel I need to bring your attention to an error on your narrative on page 144, 2nd paragraph, where you cite JFK’s rank in the USN in WWII as a Lieutenant Colonel. There are no lieutenant colonels in the USN, only in the Army and marine Corps. JFK was a USN Lieutenant which is the equivalent of an Army or USMC Captain.

    You might want to correct this if you publish another edition of your terrific book!

    With best regards,

    H.H. (Rick) Roll
    Wyoming, DE

  325. Annie: There is so much evidence out there that we never landed on the moon. And if so, why can’t we go to the moon today???? I think it’s a fair question. I have a good friend that is about to join the Rangers. I am reading your book about DARPA. A little concerned.

  326. I am so impressed and will now beginning to catch up with your books interviews and ideas..mwah dual lipa

  327. I first listened to your Joe Rogan podcast and became obsessed with anything you’ve written. I’m currently reading Surprise, Kill, Vanish, i’m not very far in but it’s so thrilling and interesting. Thank you very much for writing the book as your style of writing is so phenomenal, all of the information you know needs to be heard and I’m glad you’ve done it in such a fascinating way. You are extremely brilliant and I will continue to read all of your books and any future books you put out I will instantly purchase. Thank you, Annie.

  328. Annie,
    I really enjoyed the conversation you had with Joe Rogan. Didn’t know about operation paperclip or information involved with bringing nazi’s over after WWII. In Joe’s podcast with Jordan Petersen and Bret Weinstein (1006) they began to speak about Hitler and a certain “disgust mechanism” which could be a source of what happened in the Holocaust. Petersen also has spoken in detail about the effects of the USSR and Mao’s China. I encourage you to view the podcast and possibly do a podcast with Jordan Petersen on these issues to gain a better understanding or a new book. Thank You.

  329. Interesting that you pointed out the ‘War of the Worlds’ connection to Soviet propaganda in the context of Roswell. In all likelihood, WotW was some kind of antifascist black propaganda connected the Soviets. For one, HG Wells was the head of anti-German propaganda for the British in WW1; but by the time preceding WW2, he was in a relationship with Moura Budberg, who was a Soviet agent closely tied to the Cambridge Five spy ring. Facilitated by Budberg, HG Wells and Alexander Korda (a propaganda film maker closely tied to British intelligence who employed Budberg) apparently discussed a WotW adaptation, but instead came out with the film ‘Things to Come’ (1936). (The film rights to War of the Worlds were not available at the time, although a prior adaptation had been discussed and abandoned by the Soviet propaganda filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein.) Orson Welles, who debuted the famous ‘War of the Worlds’ radio hoax in 1938, was by that time involved in numerous Communist Party and Popular Front organizations in the USA, although he was never proven to be a communist. The broadcast played on significant anti-Nazi feelings and many people who tuned in were apparently primed to believe it represented a Nazi invasion of the US. By the early 1940’s, Welles was campaigning for the Communist/Theosophical asset Henry Wallace in conjunction with the known Russian spy Louis Dolivet (who had married Michael Straight’s (of the Cambridge Five) sister, Beatrice Straight. When Orson Welles was blacklisted and left the US in 1947, one of his first projects was performing in the anti-American propaganda film ‘The Third Man’, which was produced by Korda and based on the real-life exploits of Russian spies Kim Philby and HP Smolka (Henry Peter Smollett). Later, Welles’ Mr. Arkadin film (a sequel of sorts to The Third Man) would be bankrolled by Louis Dolivet and inspired by another Russian intelligence agent named Michael Olian (as well as inspiration from Josef Stalin). For the rest of his life, Welles contributed to significant pro-Russian conspiracy theories, such as those related to CIA assassinations of the Kennedys, Nostradamus predictions, and the anti-war movement – many of these things are reflected in Active Measures revealed in the Mitrokhin archive. Altogether it seems very likely that Russia contributed to the War of the Worlds hysteria as well as Orson Welles being a major contributor to the modern pro-Russian conspiracy climate which we exist in today.

    Ultimately, a theory that Stalin contributed to Roswell does echo the ideas to some extent which were imbued in the War of the Worlds hoax. It would seem to align with the black propaganda tied to the Russians of the era.




  330. Ms. Jacobsen,

    I found your interview on Joe Rogan to be fascinating. Take no offense please, but I had never heard of you before that podcast.

    The biggest thing I took from it was being very impressed with your demeanor and professionalism. Both seemed first rate to me.

    So I write to give you a suggestion for a future journalistic endeavor, it’s not a subject, but a person: Martin Armstrong. If you haven’t heard of him I suggest you take a look at the information found on-line about him and if you find him to be worthy of your time, I am willing to bet he’d be interested in telling his story,which I have found to be fascinating. He’s another one of these people that are low on the radar but knows much about what happens “behind the curtain.” He’s independently wealthy, has built his own super computer which rivals the others, has a data base of historical information going back thousands of years and consults with central banks and world leaders behind the scenes.

    I found this synopsis on reddit to be one of the best I’ve seen.

    A search on YouTube will give you some interviews with him and a German filmmaker did a documentary about him several years ago.

    His blog with all his writing archived:

    I hope you give my suggestion some consideration.

    Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Mr. Armstrong in any way and do not personally know him. I read his blog and follow his analysis.

  331. Have you ever looked into the “Pervatin” usage by the NAZIS and the German population in general. Hitlers drug abuse. And America’s creation of a “Superman” drug of our own and the disastrous consequences we had by testing it in the North Africa campaign? I’ve seen several documentaries on the topics and was wondering if you had additional information on it or if you might be interested in looking into it and providing us with your rare level of investigative journalism. Your books and lectures are amazing and eye opening. Thank you.

  332. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    I’ve just finished devouring your latest book, which for me the sections dealing with Vietnam were extremely interesting. I was in the US Army from 1966 to 1972, trained at Fort McClellan Alabama. The school trained soldiers in CBR warfare chemical, biological, radiological warfare. Particular emphasis was placed on the tunnels in Vietnam .
    Research will tell you that the tunnels in Vietnam, or initially started when the Vietnamese were fighting the Japanese, the French, and the Americans. After every encounter the tunnels were expanded throughout most of Vietnam. These tunnels served as escape routes hospitals, storage facilities , Just to name a few. In your book you emphasize use of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, but in my opinion the tunnels of Cu Chi, played as important a role in North Vietnam winning the war , as the use of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

    If I’m not mistaken, to this date, the extent of these tunnels complexes is still unknown .

    One of the few detailed books written on the subject, was by Tom Mangold and John Penycate, called ‘The Tunnels of Cu Chi’.

    Maybe you would find this Often overlooked aspect of the Vietnam war interesting. I’d love to hear your comments thank you.

  333. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    I’ve just finished devouring your latest book, which for me the sections dealing with Vietnam were extremely interesting. I was in the US Army from 1966 to 1972, trained at Fort McClellan Alabama. The school trained soldiers in CBR warfare chemical, biological, radiological warfare. Particular emphasis was placed on the tunnels in Vietnam .
    Research will tell you that the tunnels in Vietnam, or initially started when the Vietnamese were fighting the Japanese, the French, and the Americans. After every encounter the tunnels were expanded throughout most of Vietnam. These tunnels served as escape routes hospitals, storage facilities , Just to name a few. In your book you emphasize use of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, but in my opinion the tunnels of Cu Chi, played as important a role in North Vietnam winning the war , as the use of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

    If I’m not mistaken, to this date, the extent of these tunnels complexes is still unknown .

    One of the few detailed books written on the subject, was by Tom Mangold and John Penycate, called ‘The Tunnels of Cu Chi’.

    Maybe you would find this Often overlooked aspect of the Vietnam war interesting. I’d love your comments thank you.

  334. would like to ask you questions about operation paper clip. humbly and respectfully

  335. Does anyone know anything about the Post war MK ULtra program at the University of Michigan?

  336. anti-semitism is a big topic these days. does it make it ok for jews to attack white males of german decent and through fraud make germany pay to build isreal? they say 6000 a day killed at auschwitz i assume…when you jews brag you need to make sure the numbers compute and the lie seem believable….Example….you can be persecuted by one european nation and the world should weep for you…but 100 countries? that can only mean there is something wrong with Jew….for comparision thats like a highschool student claiming to be persecuted by the students from all the schools within 50 miles….AMERICANS ARE WAKING UP FAST AND WHEN WE ALL REALIZE THE TRUTH YOU MIGHT GET YOUR HOLOCAUST FOR REAL THIS TIME..Ill pray for you that you dont…might get an advance ticket to isreal…being proactive would keep us from having to round you up…we

  337. Avery provided the paper and office supplies to the Nazis, for their records,

  338. Paperclip came from the Avery Paper company that had South American operations at the time. Avery has their corporate campus in Pasadena, near Cal Tech. Their campus is backed up to the property owned by Feynes Ranch property, same owners at Los Alamos. I was also curious and did a lot of research around Los Angeles. Avery’s logo is a Paperclip in the form of a pyramid. This is a reference to the alliance with Egypt.

  339. I met Otto Ambros around 1991, he told me who he was, how he invented Serin Gas. I met him at a social event in Huntington Beach California. I wondered what the heck was going on, but now that I see your book, I didn’t know they were that well protected by the military. I’m 72, I grew up in Los Angeles after the War. I met a lot of these Paperclip Nazis, they came to our church. My ex husbands brother was married to the daughter of one. I’d be happy to tell you about Otto and the others. I think they feel comfortable around me because I look Nordic German, but I’m actually Scandanvian and Irish. I am personable so they open up and talk. I an help you fill in the blanks a little about their personal lives in the United States.

  340. Hi Annie,

    Listening to your Joe Rogan chat about paperclip and I was thinking about what we did in Korea when we left all the Koreans who were complacent with the Japanese were left in place to run Korea going forward – when in fact they should have been jailed … I think it is why Korea had such dark times – we left bad people in power to run Korea for us…

    Anyway, I think it is a very interesting story and history about America leaving criminals in place to do our dirty work. I bet half the rich Korean families left in place today are ancestors of these war criminals

  341. Wow is everyone turning stupid annie is a full on delusional woman she hasn’t a clue she has no proof on anything all make believe an speaking slow does not make u smart makes u look daft .bob lazar is no liar u love are so so stupid I had to find out this page just to tell u that .please stop writing books the stuff u put in people’s minds is ridiculous. If I are 100% think it’s all real u need psychiatric help as u are showing signs of a bipolar

  342. I just think you are the most stunningly beautiful woman I have ever seen. Your voice sounds like an angel, and I just get hooked on every word you say. You are officially my #1 celebrity crush.

  343. Annie, I saw you your interview with Rogan, I am not familiar with your work but you are very pleasant to listen to and if I may say very easy on the eye with all thou respect.
    Since I have been researching and learning about what is hidden from us in respect to various secret programs I want to ask you how can you be sure that the space program since its inception is not a made up narrative. Based on all the evidence that I have seen and studied it does not look or seem feasible that we ever landed on the moon or that the way we envision space activities happen in reality.
    For some reason in my opinion, before trying to understand about space invaders, aliens, and more complex stories we should be entitled to know
    what exactly is going on out there, or maybe we shouldn’t?, perhaps then you know the secret of why they are keeping us in the dark , after all with so many books written you must know something to help me clarify my position and you maybe you want to share. Aprox half the population now believes there is something going on that does not add up, wouldn’t you like to tackle this problem to help them?
    I love the certainty you describe so many unknown phenomena and the way you construct the stories around them, it really makes this strange world we live in a lot easier to understand, if only it was. Why don’t we solve the obvious first, shouldn’t in a way be part of your responsibilities
    as a trustworthy investigator, scholar and publisher as well as an famous citizen of this world.
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  344. here from JRE- what a waste of time- read my book, read my book – you clearly have no pulse on today’s economic standard.

  345. Surprise Kill Vanish. … Audible Version, Chapter 3, 2 min 15 sec into chapter 3 I think there is an error. You say that Pearl Harbor Attacks America, I did not want to post this publicly. I have all your books and gave them all a 5 star rating. Great Author !!!! Hopefully Hachette Audio will fix this.
    Thank You

  346. Hello, this is probably a weird question for conspiracy theorist but I wanted to get your take on the pills they prescribe, why people keep going back after all the proof about them, also what do you think about parallel universes and if you could reach them in dreams…

  347. Hi Annie

    Just heard you on JRE and was wondering what if any info you have come across about covert activities in WWII. My grandfather, who’s now deceased, fought in WWII and told me some things before he died that he seems to have told to no one else. I bring it up to my cousins who have talked to him more in depth about his time overseas and no one else has heard what he told me.
    He was in the infantry from what I recall and he told me his group used to carry out “black out ops”. He said his group would go in to an area secretly and “clear the way” for the troops that would actually get the credit for winning the battle or taking over the area. He said he couldn’t ever tell my grandmother where he was so he would secretly send he money with coordinates on it to let her know where he was and that he was ok.
    I’m no military man so all of these things could be completely normal for the time but it’s always stuck with me that I’m the only one he ever told this to. I’m sure you’re busy but if you have any info you could pass along it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

  348. Annie,
    I am not defending the Nazi’s by any means but I think it’s important to distinguish the Germans fighting in the Wehrmacht (Heer, Kreigsmarine, & Luftwaffe) from the NSDAP & the SS. The NSDAP & the SS orchestrated the Holocaust, not the regular German troops simply fighting for their country. Many of those men were conscripts as well.

    As far as the NSDAP & it’s SS branch, there were plenty of truly evil men in that organization but I think it’s also important to point out that many of the Waffen-SS men were fighting battles against the Allies, not participating in war crimes. You must remember as well that it’s proven not every high ranking official in the NSDAP agreed w/ Hitler and Himmler due to documented assassination plots. You can be assured there were plenty of others who also didn’t agree with the direction the party was taking but was faced with a difficult choice most of us will never have to make. Do you disobey orders and risk having your family killed or do you play ball?

    That is no justification for any genocide. As a Native American who’s ancestors were victims of genocide, I could not and would not give the Nazis a pass but I think it’s important to note that this whole thing isn’t black and white especially when you are talking about conscripted members of the Wehrmacht or even many of the volunteers. Many of those men were not Nazis. The NSDAP, or ‘Nazi party’, is simply a political party. Just as Americans can enlist in the US military without affiliating with a political party, the Germans didn’t have to be NSDAP members to serve. They simply signed up to support their country just as citizens do for countries around the world. When I enlisted in the Army in 2008 I did NOT agree w/ the war in Iraq but I enlisted because my country needed soldiers.

    There’s that old saying, “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Many Germans could not see things the way we see them. Many of the resistance fighters in Iraq & Afghanistan see our American troops the same way we see the Nazis. Most of the Germans in WWII were good people who were doing what any patriot would do. They too are victims of the handful of the truly evil bigwigs at the top of the chain of command. There is no punishment severe enough for the upper tier leaders & figures of the NSDAP.

    You did a great job on Joe’s podcast & I look forward to reading your works!

  349. Annie, I heard your May 13 (?) 2019 interview on Coast to Coast with George Noory. In it you asked if there was a book that provided documentation about the JFK murder. There is near universal agreement among scholars in the field that the best book ever done was by James Douglass: “JFK and the Unspeakable, Why He Died and Why it Matter,” 2010, Simon and Schuster, paperback. Literally thousands of footnotes, mostly from government sources. Among the things revealed: there was an Oswald* double in Dallas that day, and he was later evacuated by an Army plane to, of all places, Roswell. Douglass interviewed a man who was on that plane. Further, Norman Cousins serves as the shuttle diplomacy liaison among JFK, Khrushchev, and the Pope during the Cuban missile crisis, and at the very time of the murder, his envoy was sitting with Fidel Castro trying to work out a live-and-let-live policy. And so much more. I can tell you more as well, having been a colleague of Douglass in Hawai’i long ago.

  350. To: Annie Jacobsen:
    I listened to you on Coast to Coast (95.1), with host George Noory last night (May 14, 2019). It was awesome! I didn’t get to sleep until 3:00 a.m.
    I have never heard of you before, but you can be sure I WILL be purchasing your latest book! God was speaking to me in so many different areas. Not about the CIA, etc., but about the tactics of lawyers/men of influence, etc.’ that I’ve had to deal with. What intrigued me was your ability to write in fiction, and yet tell the truth! It’s probably the best way forward , instead of first person and getting sued!!

  351. Wondering if Annie would like to talk about or investigate the more esoteric explorations of the CIA and associated private organizations and firms, particularly in speculative areas that might be called time science, related to technology acquired and efforts to reverse engineer.

  352. Annie, you do know there is no direct evidence that the Soviets had a vast Bio-weapons program? Why then is the media so quiet about it? It may have been Soviet lies.

  353. In the Operation Paperclip book, why was there no mention – or no U.S. effort – to acquire Nazi physicists, i.e. atomic bomb researchers? The only branches of science and engineering covered were Rocket Science, Chemical Weapons, Biological Weapons, and Aviation Medicine. Didn’t anyone go after Werner Heisenberg’s group, for example?


  354. Excellently done book! However, being of an engineering and science background, I was astonished when I reached page 390 (paperback) to find another 80 pages of wonderfully numbered citations and references. I then realized that while reading the book, there was not a single citation or reference number in the actual book text itself! Was this an oversight? Hardback had numbers? Too bad, as I will have to now reread the entire book with one finger in the citation section. Will be worth it, though.

    Looking forward to reading the rest of Ms. Jacobsen’s book.

  355. I understand why Roswell documentaries create a false narrative by omitting most of the facts. But it’s not helping the UFO field in the long run to support mythical narratives created by leaving out key details. The wreckage was paper, sticks, tin foil, rubber and scotch tape as stated by M Brazle.
    Creating false narratives hurts the UFO field and detracts from cases that merit further investigation. I expect this from people selling books on a UFO crash at Roswell but why can’t actual journalists report the facts (which debunk the case) and put focus on UFO cases that actually might be UFOs?
    “” Brazel told the Roswell Daily Record that he and his son saw a “large area of bright wreckage made up of rubber strips, tinfoil, a rather tough paper and sticks.”[5] He paid little attention to it but returned on July 4 with his son,”
    ” “[We] spent a couple of hours Monday afternoon [July 7] looking for any more parts of the weather device”, said Marcel. “We found a few more patches of tinfoil and rubber.”[
    And the press release did say “flying disk” but there was a little bit more info that was left out of that description:
    “On July 8, 1947, Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut issued a press release stating that personnel from the field’s 509th Operations Group had recovered a “flying disc”, which had crashed on a ranch near Roswell. As described in the July 9, 1947 edition of the Roswell Daily Record,
    The balloon which held it up, if that was how it worked,
    must have been 12 feet [3.5 m] long, [Brazel] felt, measuring the
    distance by the size of the room in which he sat. The rubber was smoky
    gray in color and scattered over an area about 200 yards [180 m] in
    diameter. When the debris was gathered up, the tinfoil, paper, tape, and
    sticks made a bundle about three feet [1 m] long and 7 or 8 inches [18
    or 20 cm] thick, while the rubber made a bundle about 18 or 20 inches
    [45 or 50 cm] long and about 8 inches [20 cm] thick. In all, he
    estimated, the entire lot would have weighed maybe five pounds [2 kg].
    There was no sign of any metal in the area which might have been used
    for an engine, and no sign of any propellers of any kind, although at
    least one paper fin had been glued onto some of the tinfoil. There were
    no words to be found anywhere on the instrument, although there were
    letters on some of the parts. Considerable Scotch tape and some tape
    with flowers printed upon it had been used in the construction. No
    strings or wires were to be found but there were some eyelets in the
    paper to indicate that some sort of attachment may have been used.[9]”
    Yes the weather balloon was a cover-up. A cover-up for what was described above. In 1947 Brazle thought “maybe that pile of foil, sticks and tape was one of those flying disks I’ve been hearing about”.
    Dead aliens, autopsies, etc, were all added on in the 1970s.
    People in position to fund or aid the UFO field are scared away by seeing too many people embrace obvious myths. This drags the UFO issue to about the level of Big Foot.

  356. Well I can’t make much of a comment other then I am happy to see a investigative journalist about my home town. It makes me think of the things I heard about growing up in the 90’s, in Roswell, NM. I still go there when I can to leave flowers on my dad’s grave in South Park Cemetery. He was an executive nurse in the rehab facility, where my dad would say the soldiers took in the aliens and it was very eerie to hear those things and experience the hallways. blehh. Now I can’t find record of where he worked and I feel like the city is a ghost town of the past. I also went for journalism, but felt like…why would anyone listen? I came across this today and it still made me think…wow…this is awesome. I am 29 and still looking for the answers of my untold childhood. Much love. <3 -Grace Young

  357. First of all, I hope someone forwards this to Annie Jacobsen. “Phenomena” has given me a great sense of relief from the burden of doubt about my paranormal experiences.
    I am almost 70, and have had many. Yet, until this authoritative book, I had never heard that such experiences were taken seriously. That(paraphrasing here)(no pun intended)
    “we now know that such experiences are real, even if we can’t understand or replicate them”, has relieved any shred of doubt or feeling of silliness from these experiences.
    I have often thought the gods had been giving me a crash course in what, Life, Spirituality, Another(s) Reality??? I saw my first person killed when I was five years old; had Adolescent
    Epilepsy–drowned during my first grand-mal seizure at age seven. Lived across the street from a cemetery and saw the burials of people I knew. Was nearly electrocuted at nineteen.
    Not a little shock but full on thru both arms from a power drill while I was sweating while lying on concrete.
    Anyway, aside from my thanks, I am offering to share these experiences or consider testing. If there is any interest please let me know. Thank you
    (Jim Travers, 18 Dusty Lane, Newtown,Ct 06470) (Website: (email: (home phone: 203-304-1503)

  358. I purchased Mrs. Jacobsen’s book “Area 51” and I was wondering if I could possibly send her a blank bookplate, with a self-addressed envelope for return, for her signature, so I can affix it into my book? I’d greatly appreciate your consideration and help in this matter!
    Brian Eubanks

  359. Hi Annie, my name is Bruce Borgos and I’m writing a novel (my third) which takes place in large part at the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s. I greatly enjoyed reading “Area 51” and was wondering if you might be able to help my research on a couple fronts. First, do you know of any descriptions of the buildings in which warheads used to be stored prior to the day of a shot? I’m looking to get a visual sense of these buildings. I interviewed Ernie Williams who worked for the AEC in the mid-fifties out there, and he described them simply as reinforced concrete structures but not much beyond that. And I’m wondering what the security would have been around these buildings.
    Also, you mention in your book that after “Project 57”, a 1952 “model” pickup truck from the fenced off area, and that it was contanminated with plutonium and scheduled for burial. So was this a true model and much smaller than an actual vehicle? I know they placed vehicles and other everyday things in the area to measure the “stickiness” of plutonium. Also, do you know if they ever found this truck or what potential danger there would have been if it had gotten off the NTS?
    Any assistance you might be able to lend in these areas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.
    Bruce Borgos

  360. Dear Ms Jacobsen,
    I’ve been listening to your audiobook reading of Operation Paperclip and much appreciate your research and attention to detail.
    Part of what drew me to your book was curiosity about a former landowner on property that abutted mine. The patriarch of the family died almost 40 years ago and his wife and children sold the old farm nearly 2 decades ago. I had known for a long time they had emigrated to the US after WWII, and also had known why, but my unsatiated curiosity led me to dig further a couple of weeks ago. I located surviving family and wrote to a son to ask about his father. We exchanged several emails, but he ended up in clasic ACOA mode, denying his relationship and soon ceasing to respond. My research—difficult since the trail was obscured—revealed his emails were a string of lies.
    I found the father on the Paperclip list. Also found references showing his work had been exploited extensively by the US military after WWII and later he had ended up a high executive in a German company contuing the same work. I would rather not give more details in an open forum.
    I’m writing because I assume you have volumes of research you did not include in your book, and I’m hoping you might be able to steer me toward resources beyond what I’ve uncovered.
    I will send more details if/when you respond to my email address.
    Thank you….

  361. Just finished Pentagon and Phenomena. Great info in each. I would like to discuss other things with you but not on public comments.

  362. Dear Annie,
    Hi, how are you? I am a junior at North Andover High School in Massachusetts, and I am participating in National History Day. Our topic is on Operation Paperclip. My partner and I have purchased your book on the subject it has been an amazing resource for our project thus far. We are creating a short documentary on the subject at hand about the triumph over tragedy in the situation. We were wondering if you could possibly do a quick interview with us as an expert on the topic about the triumph and tragedy that would be perfect. If you could possibly do this, it would be a great help to us and our project. Thank you very much for your time, we hope to hear from you soon!
    Zachary Levin and Theodore Wolfenden

  363. Good afternoon,
    I have purchased all four of your books and am currently finishing Area 51. Last night I started another book to read concurrently with Area 51. This new book is titled Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs & Extraterrestrial Programs is by Dr. Michael E. Salla, PhD and is the first of a three-book set by him. While I will read the entire book critically but with an open mind, there are extensive footnotes and references should I choose to follow up on some of the statements.
    While I was reading chapter one of the new book last night, I remembered a statement concerning your writing of the book titled Operation Paperclip. The statement was you could not access allot of the references you desired as they were still classified by the military. Chapter one of the new book I started last night contained references of the fact some of the ideas for some of the highly classified programs came from World War II Germany along with some of the scientists who were working on them prior to their capture. Chapters two and three of this book, which I have not yet read, deal exclusively with Nazi Germany and their advanced aerospace programs.
    I am writing this note in the event this information might help close some of those questions you could not answer while writing Operation Paperclip.

  364. I am enjoying your book, PHENOMENA, but am puzzled as to why you never mention the CIA/MK-ULTRA experiments with LSD on unsuspecting victims, and how many lives were ruined because of those experiments.

  365. Hi Annie,
    “Have I got a story for you!”
    A true story greater than fiction– how Duane the Great Writer and the Real Guides offset the purposeful destruction of the world.
    The elites use every means possible to enslave and destroy mankind through weather control, DEWs, Agenda 21, vaccines, and much more.
    Find out what the Real Guides are doing to wake people up!

  366. Hello Annie,
    “Have I got a story for you”
    We are moving into an unprecedented era of our evolution with the advent of transhumanism,, GMO foods 5 G kill towers, weather control, Agenda 21, Flat earth and much more.
    You would be doing humanity a service if you wrote about the cure.
    This being the work Duane the Great Writer and the Real Guides are doing to offset the purposeful destruction of the planet by the elites.
    The book could have it all- galactic, interdimensional, romantic adventure and it would all be true!

  367. What do you know about the Miaac report ? Or agenda 21? project looking glass. HAARP

  368. hi, I want to tell you a story . you will be interested please…

  369. Did the US government know in early 1990 Saddam was planning to invade Kuwait? According to you book Phenomena, they did. So why did the US and several other countries allow this to happen? It seems like the first gulf war was the catalyst for this mess we have today. I only mention this because I heard about this 15 years ago. Remote viewers and other specialties were sent to Iraq to ferret out Saddam’s generals to halt the invasion. Omega teams

  370. I love your work!!
    I hope you write a book about the pharmaceutical companies and their vaccines.
    Also, all the chemicals (fluoride, aluminum oxide, pesticide poisoning) and mind programming they are doing to the American now.
    Please write another nook

  371. Hi Annie,
    Do you ever wonder why your anonymous source gave you the Horten Brothers explanation for what crashed at Roswell? Perhaps it was to obfuscate the real Cold War origin of this myth. If you get a chance, please read my free book called The Roswell Deception where I document how the U.S. created the UFO myth in one of the opening shots of the Cold War. All source documentation is linked via end notes and also freely available. I think you will find it a fascinating read. You can download it from my blog at
    James Carrion

  372. Hello Ms. Jacobsen,
    I am writing you to inquire about who to approach for an interview with our podcast. On behalf of Tin Foil Hat with Sam Tripoli, I’d like to invite you for a quick 1 hour Skype interview to promote your work. We have a very large and growing audience with over 200,000 downloads on YouTube and I believe they would be fascinated by your work. Are you available for podcasts? If so, we’d love to have you as our guest. We appreciate your work so much. Please let me know what avenue to take in order to book you in the future. You can reach me at
    Booking Manager
    Allyson Hagstrom
    Tin Foil Hat Podcast

  373. The Osenberg List plunged from a toilet?
    Sounds like a story told with a underlying distaste for all things “kudos” and the “stealing someone else’s thunder.”
    Basically, German sarcasm implicating the length of the list.
    If it’s a pun, es ist noch frisch!
    My thoughts, postwar just get along and coexist. I don’t believe it would’ve rectified any prior injustices or improved the world for the better had we not enabled compitent Germans to continue going about their dilligent Deutsche things, unabridged processes, and methods of mechanically “wowing” observers.
    Also, America or ‘Murica whatever floats your boat is cool with me.
    They say the “Devil is in the Details.” Thinking aloud here in an industrialized world if you hang the people who invented the details due to association with Devil; well for lack of a better analogy, it’s like shooting yourself in your own damn dick!
    I haven’t read the book yet, just chiming in ahead of time. Maybe my thoughts will change.

  374. Ms Jacobsen, I was wondering how your research re: Magnus Von Braun is going ? Have you looked into Cosmologist Thomas Gold? They both seem to have been working with Helmut Holzer on the “mixing Computer” aka the “organ” a component of the V2 later called the inertial guidance system or the “plex/multiplex”. I have been working on tying up some loose ends re: my Grandfather, William Guy Redmond’s life after MIT, Servo-lab 1951, when I came across Gold’s memoir, “Taking the back off the watch”. He speaks of someone he calls “Helmholz”, and solving “Helmholz’s” memory problems
    … I think you might find it interesting. Thanks !

  375. Annie,
    I grew up on the Space coast of Florida in the 60’s, My father was an Apollo engineer for IBM then and names Like Debus and Von Braun were bandied around the house. I also had a friend growing up who’s father worked at NASA pretty high up who was jewish. After reading your book I find it hard to understand the interface between many Space Industry workers and management who were jews and the Paperclip Nazis…How did this work…Did any one know?

  376. Dear Annie,
    I enjoy your work and I am a fan of yours.
    I have listened to many YOUTUBE interviews, some more believable than others, some more creditable than others, and some more sincere than others.
    It seems that most investigators and hosts are so deep in the woods that they do not see trees.
    Claims of huge and deep underground facilities, well equipped with large and expensive equipment are almost a staple statement.
    I will use Holloman Air Force Base, at White Sands Missile Range, as an example.
    If things are as claimed by many, there is a huge underground base there.
    The questions to ask, and research to do, I believe, is determine how it was built – which contractors, what do their records show?.
    It seems like an easy enough statement to make, but I want to elaborate.
    Where did all the sand/dirt go that allowed such a deep underground instalation?
    Where does the water to the base come from? A public record seach should show how much water was used in 1955 and comparing it to more recent years should show when an increase came about. The same deal with drainage and waste management payments to utility companies and state governments. Electric power usage over the years should be also useful.
    Unless food is free, it is purchased and the State of New Mexico should be receiving the proceeds from a sales tax, that amount should show how many people work there.
    Public library and in particular newspaper accounts of the base should be on record, the Country Historical Society\Museum will probably have all sort of information.
    Advertisements for contractors should abound in the surrounding region and state. I am rather sure that heavy construction workers were not sworn to secrecy. The building of anything as big as claimed to exist did not go unnoticed. There may be dozens, or even hundreds of locals with stories, however small or minor, about aspects of this construction.
    If these facilities are there they must be maintained and sustained.
    All sorts of service trucks will be needed to bring in soap, soup, and sheets, near every day.
    A nice detailed sit down with real estate professionals also should be able to tell you when the facility was built. These public records should also be a big eye opener of how many homes were constructed. How many schools had to be built?
    Details on public documents may be the key to determining the validity of many claims.
    Sincerely yours,
    Charles Bugajsky
    Viet Nam 1966 & 1968 – Infantry
    Retired Chicago Police Detective

  377. I have recently purchased your books,”Area51″ and “Phenomena” through Audible. I have found them most interesting. I have studied Remote Viewing for years.

  378. Hi Ms. Jacobsen,
    I enjoyed Phenomena very much, and I’m looking forward to reading your other works.
    I was a subject in ganzfeld ESP experiments run by Charles Honorton in Brooklyn in the 1970s. It was quite the unusual experience, in the basement of the hospital, half ping pong balls on the eyes, white noise played through headphones, free associating.
    Honorton died, quite young, from a heart attack. I recognize it was far more common then, but in light of Pat Price, if you do more work on the subject, I’d be curious if there are suspicions.

  379. When this book was published 4 years ago, I thought why do I need another book on Operation Paperclip. So recently when I discovered that it included mention of one of my favorite Ritchie Boys, Henry Kolm, I immediately bought a copy. I am very impressed with the author’s scholarship and writing ability. Is it possible that I know some minor facts not mentioned in the Book?

  380. Hello, based on a few interviews I’ve listened to, you strike me as someone I’d like to put this to. I believe there’s an important link between *music* and ufo/fortean/paranormal (and possibly AI) fields and phenomena.
    Key points; sine waves, origins of the synthesizer & transistor, the alchemical philosopher’s stone (namely the square/circle/triangle symbol) and synchronicity (or put another way, timing). The relationship b/t music & consciousness.
    You do interesting work, from what I’ve seen (and heard).
    Kind Regards,

  381. All I want to know is do you Anne believe the story, “The Day After Roswell”?
    Yes or no?

  382. Is there a simple email way to send a message to Annie Jacobsen? I do not do twitter, etc.
    I have some knowledge about Operation Paperclip I would like to discuss with the author

  383. Reading yesterday’s NYT article by William J. Broad on microwave weapons and their possible use in Cuba and China, I noticed he referenced two patents on the microwave hearing effect. Following his link to those patents I started to read the details of the more recent patent. The inventors’ discussion of amplitude modulation and waveform processing sounded very familiar to me. Dr. Andrija Puharich (and G. Patrick Flanagan) did extensive work on RF hearing through the skin using amplitude modulation and waveform processing. Sure enough, in the References Cited section (of both patents) there are two references to patents by our friend Andrija Puharich, M.D.! While growing up in San Antonio I was familiar with our two parapsychology labs–the Mind Science Foundation and Science Unlimited–and the Brooks School of Aerospace Medicine (SAM), where I knew people there who did classified research on RF bioeffects. So, I was fortunate enough to meet people like Andrija Puharich, Hal Puthoff, W. Ross Adey and lots of other creative scientists and thinkers. However, I think that there’s still plenty of room for skepticism of William Broad’s suggestion of microwaves being the source of the attacks. But this will be a most interesting case to follow!

  384. Mrs. Jacobsen- I was stimulated to read your book, “Operation Paperclip” after reading “The Woman in Gold” and that book followed a recent visit to NYC and viewing the wonderful Glimpt pictures at the Neue Museum. Your book adds a tremendous light for me to a long time period following the war of where many people were dealing with the unspeakable crimes committed by many in Germany and elsewhere during WWII. I think the most revealing comment to me was the one which basically said that many perpetrators were just not capable of looking at their own lives and their personal roles in the murder and subjugation of many different minority groups which were scapegoated at this time. Of course, the Jewish people bore the brunt of the most vicious of these perpetrators.
    Let me share with you a recollection that I had as a young child born in Cleveland Ohio in 1947 and pose a question to you. I remember my parents having a meeting with 2 or 3 men which I believe introduced themselves as members of the FBI . This must have been somewhere during 1951 or 1952 as I was old enough to remember to this day. At the meeting, at our home, I remember the men asking if my parents would be willing to rent a home that they owned in Lakewood Ohio to a scientist from Germany and his wife and family. And then I recall my parents discussing this subject amongst themselves and concluding that they would move forward with the rental. The scientist, I believe, named Gerhard Grossinger, was to work at the NACA facility called Lewis Research Center, which is still operational at this time and adjacent to the Cleveland Airport. I was aware of the facility as my older sister worked there as well. Further, several months later, the “men” returned for a second meeting, and this time to ask if my parents would open our home to the mother of the scientist who was also coming to the USA. Remarkably, my parents agreed and the mom, “Millie”, moved into our home with us and displaced me to another bedroom in the house. I recall spending time with Millie on our front porch and she would quiz me on mathematics and, one day even pronounced to me that I was quite good at math and should grow up to be a smart doctor as her son was! Also, have dim recollections of Millie having visits from her son and speaking in the German language.
    My curiosity has gotten the best of me and I attempted to find Gerhard’s name on the “NARA ? list” and also attempted to find him on lists of employees at NACA and the Lewis Research Center all to no avail….do you have any other suggested sources where I could locate more information about this man and his history during the war?
    Kind regards
    Dan Love
    Los Angeles

  385. I am really looking forward to Anne’s next book. Found all of her work to date to be my favorites.

  386. Hi Annie-
    Just finishing your book “Phenomena” and loving it! It was purchased for me based on an off-hand remark I made about being tested by the government for ESP in the 1970s. Of course they laughed at this idea and wrote it off as my typically off-the-wall sense of humor. The thing is, it was true. I am curious if you have ever come across documentation of the government testing civilians for ESP in the 1970s, specifically school aged children?
    As I remember, I was probably somewhere between 7th and 9th grade. Maybe around 1973-1976? Through my school (a public school in Erie, Pennsylvania), I was asked if I would like to participate in some additional academic testing. I agreed and was given an appointment, I believe on a weekend or after school at a location downtown. I think I went by myself by bus, arrived at a nondescript office building close to downtown Eire. Went into a small office and sat down with a facilitator. The office did not look used much and in hindsight, seemed like a short term rental of the place. There just wasn’t much office equipment, furniture, or wall decoration. The facilitator was pleasant and explained that they wanted to test me by having me see if I could guess the correct card from a series of 5 cards that were shown to me. Having read your book I now know at least one set of these cards was the classic Zener cards. The facilitator would select a card from the set, and behind a makeshift partition, ask me to concentrate and see if I could tell him which shape he was holding up on his side of the partition. I definitely recall the Zener cards but for some reason I think there were also cards with colors and possible cards with numbers or words. Although I recall the Zener cards distinctly.
    That was it. Maybe lasted about 15 minutes and I left. I never had a follow up, was told why I was being tested, or received any future information, results, or contact. I guess I didn’t have the “gift”! Later in life as I recalled this episode, I wondered if the government was looking for an association between high IQ and ESP? I was pretty bright and possibly some standardized tests at that age had triggered some interest? I typically scored very high on those types of tests. Later in my 20s I took the Mensa text at the urging, or chiding, of a friend and scored at a 144 IQ level.
    Anyway, after reading your book it brought back those memories and I was just curious if you’d ever come across any information on these types oft tests or met anyone else who had a similar experience. Would love to hear from you if you have a moment.
    Thanks so much and Again, really have enjoyed your book.
    Dan Foster

  387. I really enjoy the complete history and the level of information in the books. I am a avid listener to the audio books and the fact the author reads the content makes it hard to switch off. I have always had an interest in the higher level of thinking that people can produce and really enjoy the exposure of the inner workings of these projects.
    I hope Annie keeps writing for many more years.

  388. Anne.
    In the middle of Operation Paperclip…This is a great book. And you are an exceptional voice talent.

  389. Annie, I enjoyed The Pentagon’s Brain very much. As others have no doubt pointed out, it was horrifying to see that the U.S. armed forces had not learned and applied the COIN lessons from Vietnam in time for the Iraq War and instead adopted the same pseudo-scientific approach. I did have a question about the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the minimax strategy. In each case, the prisoner is better off talking than not talking. If you knew the other prisoner was going to NOT talk, you are still better off talking. You could minimize the collective consequence – 1 year each – but you would be better off eliminating any jail time for yourself, barring, as you said, a strong familial or other bond of trust. Is the prisoner therefore able to meet the minimax conditions for him/herself? In any case, it was a delighful read – ironically, I live across the river from your alma mater, Princeton University, which is also horrifying in its own way since I am a Harvard alum.

  390. Dear Ms Annie Jacobsen,
    I really enjoyed reading your amazing book on DARPA. It is very absorbing with tremendous research work. I wish you many more fruitful years of life with more books and laurels on your way.
    Best Regards,
    Yours Sincerely,
    Brigadier Abdul Rahman Bilal, SJ (Retired from Pakistan Army)

  391. Just started reading Area 51. There is a significant error in the prologue. The Manhattan Project cost was largely exceeded by the long range heavy bomber project. This entailed the B29 and lesser known B32. 50% more development cost.

  392. Can we expect a book about Operation Highjump?

  393. Dear Ms. Jacobsen:
    I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the excellent writing and painstaking investigation that went into Phenomena. I don’t need convincing of ESP; I grew up with it and have seen it at work. Because my father didn’t believe her after the fact, my mother got into the habit of immediately reporting her dreams, no matter how outlandish, correctly foretelling specific incidents that directly affected her or those close to her. Within that framework, she many times foresaw flash floods and freak weather. I wrote about those incidents in the now defunct magazine Fate, which required corroboration from another witness before publishing the article. She also found things we children had misplaced, such as a hair ribbon, schoolwork, a shoe. In a tizzy, we would tell her what we couldn’t find; she would stop what she was doing, close her eyes, then tell us where to look, many times in the most unlikely places.
    For her, foreseeing was a natural ability, very down-to-earth with no otherworldly or religious connotations, no mumbo-jumbo. She had manifested the faculty as a young child, with a range beyond her own family. However, when her innocent remarks caused trouble, her mother punished her and made her keep quiet for fear she would be considered a witch by immigrant neighbors (late 1800s, Chicago). Even after she became an adult, she restrained herself, being very careful to whom she revealed that particular talent.

  394. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    Please keep the good books coming. I have read “Area 51”, “Operation Paperclip” and now i’m working on phenomena. You are an outstanding researcher and author!
    Brent Mettert

  395. Ms. Jacobson, I am wondering how you were permitted to expose such truth without being murdered.
    I myself am the granddaughter of a survivor of Aushwitz, Majdanek, and Treblinka, prisoner # 127 818.
    My grandfather Janusz Lengiewicz was murdered off before the 3rd Majdanek trials in the 1970’s such
    that the Nazis only received 3 yrs for mass murder. I have been targeted and suppressed since 33 yrs
    of age and the more attention I tried to bring, the more I tried to get Janusz recognized as being among
    the Righteous Among the Nations, the more I am completely shut down by folk. My Duke degree is worthless
    as I am permitted to achieve very little, have neuro-interface torment, and am wondering if I will ever be permitted
    to make a living or have a place to live. I survive sheerly by the rememberance of what both of my grandfathers
    went through such that I might have life. I also do investigative work and sleep research, but the targeting resulted
    in life destruction and suppression. I am not organized enough to write nor to put the abuses on file at the Library
    of Congress and others who deal with covert harassment are to do. The military industrialized complex and their
    black psyops have squelched any hope I had to live a normal life and achieve goals that prior were attainable.
    I will never know who placed me into the program nor why but have a wonderful understanding of how it
    works being an 8 year survivor. How is it that you remain uncensored?

  396. I heard you speaking on Area 51 and heard you mention one of the last major projects there was the Stealth “bomber”. It was the Stealth fighter. It only carried one bomb and had no protective armaments, like guns, for self protection, it was called a fighter.
    Maj Ken Dyson flees the predecessor, the Hav Blue into Area 51, and is shown doing so on YouTube, in the different tail configuration. One of two of these crashed and seriously injured the other pilot. Ken also flew the B1 bomber and the X37B that looked like the wings were on backwards. Not so long ago the Russians came out with a copy the was twin engined model. I meat to ask Ken what he thought of that.
    Anyway, I don’t mean, in pointing out the Stealth fighter info, like someone circling Misspelled word and sending it to you.
    Thank you for your help and kindness.
    Dr Mark Maher

  397. Just finished Area 51. Already read paperclip and Phenomena. I was curious about Roswell. Did the nazi’s and Stalin REALLY have the ability to remote control an aircraft to New Mexico? Then how come it took us 20+ years to come up with the Predator drone?

  398. For Annie Jacobsen-
    I just finished reading Phenomenon and was fascinated by what you wrote! I have worked in the Intelligence field, and some ‘black programs’ for both the Army and for the MITRE Corp and had never heard about those programs. In any case, if possible, I’d like to ask a few questions related to Angela Dellafiora and Edwin May. I have also asked for permission to use references to Kit Green’s research into the ‘Genomics of Supernormality’ in my soon-to-be-completed Military Techno-Novel.
    Thanks, Nelson

  399. started reading area 51 i have 1 question you stated something did crash in roswell any idea as to what is was?

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  401. Dear Ms Jacobsen,
    My compliments with your great work!
    I am now reading a third book of you, “Operation Paperclip”. I there discovered something the world should know.
    People can donate organs after they have been declared “brain death”. That criterion is invented by the Harvard Comitee in 1968. Worldwide this criterion is critised, see the book “Finis vitae, is brain death true death?” The medical world has nevertheless accepted this criterion as a basis for taking out organs. But many doctors speak of “the Invented death”.
    The president of the Harvard Comitee was Dr. Henry Knowles Beecher.
    I always thought that Dr. Beecher was a neurologist.
    I was flabbergasted when I read page 367 of “Operation Paperclip”.
    Not only Dr. Beecher appears te be a anesthetist, not a neurologist. Worse is that he committed crimes against humanity by helping the CIA illegally trying to make forget prison Russian spies what they had undergone after they were, as you describe, drugged and interrogated. He acted without their “informed consent” and therefore he was a criminal.
    The fact that the president of the Harvard Comitee violated an important medical ethical rule is the more reason to be critical towards the notion “brain death”.
    If any reader should want to know more, he/she can contact me through the website of our (Dutch) comitee:;
    Kind regards,

  402. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    My father worked at Ft. Monmouth for the Army Electronics Command starting in the 1950s. Several Paper Clips were parked there and it was generally known. In fact, my father’s first Unit Chief was Horst Kedesdy whose deNazification file was apparently sold at auction. If you google Kedesdy’s name you might still see the auction house photo of the file. I wonder if there is a more complete accounting of the Fort Monmouth Paper Clips.

  403. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    I am a retired McGill University professor who published a peer-reviewed ESP paper in 1979 and a book titled “UFOs, ETs and Alien Abductions: A Scientist Looks at the Evidence” in 2013. Those are my bona fides: you can find that and more about me online. I am reading Phenomena. I am impressed by your investigative thoroughness and your narrative skill. I haven’t read Area 51 but was intrigued by a review that indicated there was a lot more to know that you reported. I knew that too — but via rumor within the UFO community.
    Someone — it could be you — should do for the UFO/Abduction evidence what you did for PSI in Phenomenon. My book is a narrative history but it’s only 321 pages long. You or someone you know in the trade could write the definitive book involving all of the FOIA documentation and current interviews that you can complete, and end up with 500 – 600 pages on the subject. There’s a lot to work with already: many of my UFO colleagues have written scholarly compendia but almost no one outside of the UFO/Abduction community reads them.
    Why you? Because you are a superb storyteller, your book will be widely read, and spreading the word on the reality of ET UFOs and ET interference is a public good. It will of course be good for Jacobsen: I expexct your publisher would go for it. And if not you, you might know one or more professionals who would consider the challenge. It needs to be done: the time is right (i.e. Elizondo and Mellon), and on the basis of Phenomena I don’t know anyone who could do it better.
    Don Donderi

  404. Mr. T. Mitchell’s disbelief of the US Apollo program only suggest his, and other of his fellow travelers’, lack of knowledge, research, or presence at the time the Apollo program happened. I followed it daily when new to the military. All our briefing rooms and command centers had the TV on watching this historic event. Many colleagues were involved in the military’s contribution to this program and the main event itself. I don’t understand the mind set to disbelieve something so well documented.
    And the book Operation Paper Clip is an interesting part of history. But, the German scientists, all complicit in Hitler’s murderous war against, well, everyone, gave their approval to his extermination of the 6 mil Jews and 6 mil non Jews. They were only received into the US due to the new Cold War need to compete against the Soviets in missiles. Otherwise, they could have been tried at Nuremberg or other post WWII war trial courts. It was Von Broun’s German rockets that killed 2700 civilians in London. Many British considered him a war criminal.

  405. Annie, just settling down to read this book until I see pictures of an astronaut after he came back from the moon. Do you not know YET that the US has never been to the moon???
    “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the ther is to refuse to believe what is true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    You, Annie, have been fooled, along with the majority of the world regarding the fake moon flights.
    Oh and now I see the washington post plugging your book. Really the fake news WP!!!
    Damn it, now I will only laugh my way through you book, if I can get past the first chapter. NOT.

  406. Dear Ms Jacobsen: “Operation Paper Clip” really knocked my socks off and put you on my must-read list. ” Phenomena” brought me up to date on a fascinating subject I had read about 20 years earlier, and one that still remains troubling to me — why did no one pursue a genuine scientific method approach to what obviously is something worth studying?
    Surely the pure research should be almost finished before attempting the applied-science effort of weaponizing remote viewing talent.
    Be that as it may may, I have a very high regard for your ability to combine story-telling with interesting facts and long-developing events.
    i have written a book’ “It Don’t Hurt to Fight,” which analyzes the 2016 election as the culmination of plans and decisions made in the 1990’s, which I think explains why Hillary lost and how the lessons learned by my old boss, Lyndon Johnson, could have reversed her election result if she had taken them to heart.
    I think the same lessons, again if taken to heart, could be extremely useful to Democrats in 2020; I use how to win Texas as a demonstration model.
    My subject and theme may be very different from yours, but my efforts to tell a story and organize a whole lot of relevant facts are exactly what you do so well. If and when I do find a publisher for my book, I’d like to send you a review copy. Would that be OK with you?
    With high regard, Tom Mitchell
    14 Shenandoah Place, Morristown, NJ, 07960 518 524 5242

  407. Dear Annie,
    I am currently writing my dissertation on Paperclip recruit Hubertus Strughold. I was wondering if by any chance you had access to any documents or general information on Strughold that you may be able to share with me. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Operation Paperclip is an absolutely fascinating topic.
    Kind regards,

  408. Having just read “Phenomena” with great interest, I wondered why no one ever asked Uri Geller to bend anything but a spoon? Save for the tongs he did bend.
    Fred Frodyma
    Retired Electrical Engineer

  409. Dear Misses Jacobsen,
    I pray you are well and congratulations on your investigative-historical research. Two years after seeing you on a book television show on the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network at the time of “Operation Paperclip : The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists To America”. your name came to my attention in a recent article in January by a Mister S. T. Patrick in the Maryland fortnightly newspaper,”American Free Press” formerly “The Spotlight”.
    I intend to acquire your books but I have a question to ask about “Phenomena : The Secret History Of The United States Government’s Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis”. The best book site for a book buyer to purchase it is by way of Amazon Books. Now I never look at REVIEWS since I’ve a mind of my won but I caught the name of Doctor Russell Targ. Now in his REVIEW he points out quite a number of historical errors in your work given that he worked at the Stanford Research Institute. I should like to know,since you’re a schlolaress and a serious researcher, if you have responded to what Doctor Targ has historically clarified and corrected for us? I ask this question sincerely and without any antagonism toward you ; I’m all for you.
    God Bless,
    Eric Galati

  410. I have read both Area 51 and The Pentagon’s Brain enjoyed both. Only negative comment is Area 51 photographs are to small, can’t really see the detail I was hoping for. Both books are digital wouldn’t think that should affect the photos. Thank for your time and effort.

  411. Annie, Just finished your Area 51 book…marvelous! Last year I located two of the entrances to Area 51? and was greeted at one “No Trespassing” sign by a uniformed security guard in fatigues in a white truck with visible weaponry. He was not friendly and told me to leave “in no uncertain terms”! He also indicated there was no Area 51 there. Whatever they are not doing, they are still not doing! Your book was wonderful, and corroborated what I saw in the desert!
    A side note…I noticed on page 39 an individual names Denys Overholser…same first name (and spelling) as myself!
    Thanks so much!…Denys

  412. Dear Ms. Jacobsen, Enjoy your book Phenomena. I read it because I have information about a person who possesses unusual extra-sensory abilities and hoped to find a person who was interested in learning about this individual and his extraordinary abilities. I was surprised to find out how little is known about esp and primitive examples of esp given in your book. I am not really talking about psychic and/or magical ability. What I have seen and experienced is concrete brain functions in an individual, telepathy, telekineses, etc. that are far beyond anything I read about in your book.

  413. transcendental meditation mum is also alias telekenisis, telepathy, out of body flyers experimenting on people i have been used for three years 24/7 i have info i should not know about human physiology. iam a living map i understand everything about every symptom victoms of tm mum have but docs do not because they are not sensitive intuitive they do not know telekinisis and pentagon out of body flyers and telepathy there are falsified findings due to lack of knowledge everywhere germany and swiss and usa this was so easy for me as i know thses fields easy.

  414. Good morning, Ms. Jacobsen.
    My debut novel, The Astronaut’s Son, a literary thriller, was inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip. It comes out in September 2018. I would love to send you an ARC. Please email if interested. (You’re in the Acknowledgments!)

  415. Hello Ms. Jacobsen,
    My name is Hannah Schultz and I am a psychology major at Eureka College. In my advanced writing class we are researching various conspiracy theories and over the course of the semester writing a sequence of papers over our topic. My area of focus just so happens to be Area 51. As I was reviewing articles, I came across one of your works for the Los Angeles Times. In “The Road to Area 51” I found particularly interesting that during the interviews, the details recalled by Kenneth Collins, about the CIA, were incredibly detailed. This said, I have a few questions for you.
    In the article, you state that the problem with solving the mystery is that we need someone to speak out. What is the most compelling description of Area
    51 that you have received in all your interviewing?
    How does that answer tie into your opinion of the happenings at Area 51?
    According to the accounts of Colonel Hugh (Slip) Slater and Thornton “TD” Barnes, the rumors of reverse engineering and underground tunnels is in fact
    truth. How do you think this debunking of suspicions impacts that people still believe the government is lying?
    Those are the only questions that I have for you today, so thank you for your time, and I look forward to your response!
    Warm wishes,
    Hannah Schultz

  416. Annie, for you to make empirical statements about the “psychic” and magical community is arrogant. You have not idea what is out here. For starters, real psychics and magical people are usually scientists and the analytical discipline is what allows us to know truth from illusion, i.e. paranormal from fantasy. For you to make empirical statements that such phenomena do not hold to scientific testing is ignorant on your part, because you have no idea how big the psychic and magical community is, and it’s just short-sighted to think that by studying the Pentagon program that you have some idea as to what’s going on in the world outside of the U.S. government.

  417. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    Such a pleasure to see so many interested in psychic phenomenon these days. Those neurologists who dispute the possibility, mentioned in the CBS article, do not realize psychicness is based in the emotions, not the brain. I had an enlightening experience in 1997, and wrote about it then. Last year, after a heart attack, I wrote about it more fully. It is now titled Our Magical World, Our Magical Selves, and is available on In it, I describe how I let coincidences , that my impulses led me into, teach me. That is all I did. Life did the rest.
    I had a healing on my leg, and two changes in nature to prove to my partner it was a real experience. I didn’t need the proof, as I was experiencing it!
    Hope you have time to read a four hour story! I’ve included pictures of two of the three “miracles”. The third was a healing on my leg, so that picture would just show an undamaged leg!
    We each have a piece of the puzzle, but life makes us share for a more complete picture! I have also written to Dean Radin.
    Thanks for your efforts, I’ve really felt somewhat alone these past twenty years. Only my Partner, Kenny, and a few close friends, believe me. It is so hard to get people to understand that what they believe influences what they perceive.
    May your impulses always lead you to value fulfillment,
    Dave Starkovich
    P.S. I am giving the book away free this San Francisco Pride Weekend, June 23, and 24, 2018.

  418. Never knew about you or seen you before Annie, but your sure an attractive lady. Seen your segment this morning on the CBS Sunday Morning Show. Good Job!! Was interesting listening to you. I believe a lot of people have “Precognition”, I know I have in the past and still do. More in the terms I’ve pre-recognized something in my mind or sensed and then it happens. I’ve had these recognition’s and sometime’s they happen seconds later or sometime’s they happen days, month’s and years later. I don’t consider my thoughts ESP or anything unusual and as stated above that I believe a lot of people all have these senses.

  419. Ms. Jacobsen,
    I am an undergrad student at the University of St.Louis-Missouri and am currently conducting my final research paper for my degree in History. I am pursuing my research on Project Paperclip and i have a question about a source you used. On page 250 of Operation Paperclip you write that “Eleanor Roosevelt became personally involved in protesting Operation Paperclip” . Part of my research is about those who protested against the Project and the allowed importation of former Nazis and i would like to find that source to use for my research. Your book is the only Paperclip book i have found that even mentions the backlash that the U.S. government faced over the secret project something that has proven to be invaluable to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated and i will provide my student email below if you would prefer to contact me that way instead.
    Thank you
    -Bret Love

  420. Thank you, Annie Jacobsen, for writing “Phenomena”. Best and most thought-provoking book I’ve read in years. I don’t claim any psychic abilities but I have had experiences that I can’t explain logically.
    During the 1970s, self-help books on self-hypnosis and alpha waves were virtually my only sources of support. I HAD to believe in myself because I had other lives depending on me and had no one else to turn to for help. I never discussed these books with others because I knew I’d be ridiculed. When books were later published on quantum physics, I intuitively believed the unexplained phenomena I experienced could somehow be linked to quantum physics.
    Since your book is fact based and balanced I hope it inspires those who read it to discuss and explore scientific explanations.
    The recent book by Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D. “The ESP Enigma” begins to make the link between phenomena and quantum physics. I hope you two brilliant women know one another and perhaps work together on a book in the future. A neurologist and journalist would make an ideal team.
    Thanks again for all the time, effort and talent you put into your incredible book.
    Jan Hooper

  421. Dear Mr. Mullholland,
    Thank you for your lovely note. It came at a most brilliant time. Eight weeks out from finishing the manuscript on a new book, wondering how—and if—I can really make this one soar. Your note was perfect and gave me a giant boost from the universe indicating that I most certainly can. So I thank you, truly.
    Warm wishes,
    — Annie Jacobsen

  422. Hello Richard Wade,
    Thank you for reading my book so carefully, and for your kind note to relay errors. (Not everyone is so kind!)
    Please do provide info and I will correct the Errata in the next edition.
    Warm wishes,
    Annie Jacobsen

  423. Annie Jacobsen:
    First and foremost, I’m reading a fourth book of yours (Operation Paperclip), your books have changed my life. My life quest seems to have always been, “what is really going on’ (in part why I became a psychotherapist), and read books such as yours. Your highly in-depth books on very important topics, you have filled-in the ‘why’ in the life directions I’m currently taking (e.g., planning to leave the USA).
    I truly hope you receive a Pulitzer prize, you are highly deserving of this literary award. And, ‘thank you’.
    Paul Mulholland, M.Ed.

  424. Ms. Jacobsen,
    On the recommendation of Billy Waugh, I have completed reading Area 51 and Operation Paperclip. I compliment you on your excellent research and writing ability. Billy is absolutely correct in praising your work. I’m looking forward to the next book..

  425. Mrs. Jacobsen,
    I have read Phenomenon, 51 and The Pentagon’s Brain. I consider myself a fairly well read individual. The topics and breadth of knowledge and understanding in these books is incredible. You have a passion for topics many have tried to report on in the past, unsuccessfully I might add and brought this accurate and timely information to the public. In this era of social media and instant information at our fingertips, again not necessarily accurate or factual information, it is refreshing to read well written and thoroughly researched books on our nations history that is not readily brought up in your average cocktail party. Area 51 resonated with me in particular with the extremes our country was willing to go to for research sake. I was born in 68 in Maryland and moved to San Diego when I was 4 years old. Both my mother and in particular my father was apart of some of the work you talk about in some of your books and I am grateful for your hard work in bringing to light so much of the mystery surrounding these topics. As stated in one of your books on one of your interviews the crouton is just a hint of what is out there.
    I am finding personally the statement, “be careful what you wish for”, has more meaning now to me than ever before. I am hesitant to pick up Parperclip knowing what I know now but seeing what is going on today in our country I am a firm believer in not repeating the same mistakes we have made in the past. Respectfully, Eric McElroy

  426. Hi Annie — Area 51 is a wonderful book, details never understood, even in the aviation industry. Congratulations. Facts are detailed, events fully described, and writing is superb.
    I was USAF jet interceptor pilot during early ’50s flying F-94B/C, and then an engineering test pilot for P&W at Edwards testing the first supersonic fighters, F-100 and -101. Had unofficial world speed and altitude records in -101 (Civilians not allowed to hold official records). Knew Tony LeVier very well, and Lou Schalk chased some of my -101 test flights. Very surprised I didn’t know others in your book – apparently they did not cycle thru Edwards in the mid ’50s. Those were great days for aviation research and development. I loved being a contributor to that history.
    I am in the final draft of my autobiography, designed for family and friends, but would gladly send you a copy if you provide mailing address.
    harry schmidt cromwell ct 860-635-7716.

  427. I thought that Operation Paperclip was a masterpiece. All accolades are well deserved. It was well researched and substantiated. I would provide one suggestion. Near the end she refers to the 6 million prisoners killed at concentrations camps. This is incorrect. There were 6 million Jews and about 8 million non-Jews (mostly communists and gypsies). The real horror is the correct number 14.7 million casualties, and more non-Jews than Jews.
    Area 51 is next on my reading list
    Thank You

  428. Ms. Jacobsen.
    Just started reading your Operation Paperclip text, very much enjoying it. There are some glaring errors in some parts of your background geography- timeline and a few individual notes which are factually incorrect at and around page 19.
    If you plan on a second edition I would be happy to provide you with the necessary and correct cartography information and background corrections. The Eastern Front is my area of expertise.
    Richard P. Wade
    Military Historian

  429. I have a tip for you regarding DARPA, the MOAD, Carter Hawley Hale, and Elevators on the Golden Gate Bridge. Should I go through your agent on the speaker’s circuit?

  430. My name is Mason Hurlbut and i’m in 10th grade at SJHS. I am doing a NHD project one Operation Paperclip and was wondering if we could send a couple emails about the book for an interview. My email is or either would work. Thank you have a great day

  431. Dear Annie, heard you on Salt Lake City Radio, 2/7/18
    Are you interested in doing a story on MISDIAGNOSIS of a woman in Salt Lake City, Utah? NSA headquarters in Bluffdale, Patriarical headquarters, Dugway(Area 52), Hill Airforce…. etc?
    It is not just that I was misdiagnosed, it is how women are treated by the medical community AND what I have learned about Craniomandibular Alignment (jaw to skull), setting the Atlas/axis, (skull to spine) and how this all effect the brain and spinal column OPENING THE PINEAL
    1982, dentist tells me all he needs to do to move my jaw forward is the new technique of putting wax strips over my back teeth and drilling them down. I was only 32 and trusted because a relative sent me to dentist. I left the office with NO Back teeth touching (he had done no x ray molds etc just eye balled his equilibration). My life changed……… the pain the lack of equilibrium, the vomiting….. the decades it would take to understand what he had done.
    Went to a lawyer, the TMJ (temporal manibular Joint specialist) would not testify but told me all he needed was to restore the equilibration. He did not understand the jaw joint. I had be UNHINGED, the jaw does not just move up and down. He charged me $9000 to recrown my back teeth. IN THE DISLOCATED ROTATED TO the left brain hemisphere…. the migraines were like strokes (read Stroke of Insight by Jill B. Taylor)
    So…. I lost my home and husband and would later lose my job. Three time dentist just said they could cure by making teeth longer/higher…. the back bottom teeth put in plastic so “the condyle could be romanced” into place.!! I have kept records, xrays AND PICTURES.
    When I lost the bottom back teeth to being in plastic…. Implants were put in but the proper xray were not done SO… Implants were put in the NERVE of my jaw…I have been have injections for Craniomandibular Dystonia (form of parkinsons painful spasms!!to lip chin….can not pucker to KISS etc)
    It is a horror story BUT what I have learned could change the health care system. Please let me send you info on how important our jaw relationship to skull and skull to spine is…. just look at the football players hit…. it has been a whiplash chiropractor to relocate my jaw… and another to set my atlas. (side line: I go to IANDS, international assoc near death studies because at 4 I had paritinitis and died came back… no one believed me) My NDE has help keep me going as I have learned about balance and alignment and the third eye or pineal gland.
    Please help a woman, under a corrupt medical community of men who MISDIAGNOSED me for 3 decades and what it is taking, after being mutilated, invalidated and mistakes covered up so no progress can be made. Why don’t drs understand the foundation of health??? the skeletal, muscular, nerve system? Please help me reverse the curse…. Let me send you a bit of my story with pictures…. you are open minded…. Help me show how important, and we are just learning from the football players, car accident, soldiers etc that are left misaligned so spinal fluid does not flow properly.
    My name is Susan I only answer phone when I know who it is… because speaking is painful…….
    Yes I have seen UFO and had what was “abduction”….. We need to make sure the third eye is open so we can align with our Oneness. Yes, when my jaw was dislocated rotated to left brain…. I wrote a book on co creating peace there is a book: Right brainers will rule the world…..
    OK…. I’m 35 yrs into this…. in my late 60’s BUT no one in Utah will help me write my story….
    Thanks for taking the time to read and pray you email…. Sincerely Susan

  432. Hi Annie,
    I just read your book Operation Paperclip! You did a phenomenal job is pulling all the different storylines together to paint a complete picture of the secret plot to use criminals from the Nazi era to further our defense against the Russians during the Cold War and after. You had me exclaimed may times in surprise that the US would do so many undespicable coverups. I want to read ever book of yours, you are an excellent researcher and writer. Kudos to you!!

  433. Half way through Area 51. Astounding. Can’t begin to imagine the depth of research such a book required. Truly amazing and great reading.
    Tom Beardsley
    Waterbury, VT

  434. What do you think of Randy Cramer’s story on You Tube? Needs your researching/organizing talents. You might have one of two reactions: Wow, what a fantasy–so much detail. Or: I may have overlooked something?

  435. hello annie
    can you tell me about your source of eg&g the name and if he is in life?
    and where i could find information about the “operation harass”?
    thank you, bye

  436. Ms.Jacobsen,
    To date I’ve enjoyed “Area 51” and “Paperclip”.
    I wonder if you can shine some light on an interesting detail in “51” ?
    First edition 5/11. Page 220 , lines 18~21. The quotation;
    “The canopy closed and I got into another Mach 3 aircraft we had flying alongside during the test”.
    Does this refer to another M-21 or did we have another aircraft type capable of M3 ?
    Good writing,good history. Thanx Bob Hearst

  437. Hi, I loved your book on the Pentagon. How can I connect with you in a more discreet fashion? I have a few questions and comments.

  438. In the epilogue contend an EG&G engineer believed go Stalin had German hover and fly technology, and that another EG&G engineer called it “electromagnetic frequency.” I wonder if in your research you came across Thomas Townsend Brown? He was born in Ohio in 1905. Before WWII he was working with charging capacitors with high voltage to get movement. Together with Dr. Paul Biefield he explored the Bieflied-Brown effect, and introduce the field of eletrogravitics. Saucer shapes were described as particularly suitable when getting prototypes to lift off the ground. In 1956 he founded the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. When former CIA Director Adm. Roscoe H. Hilenkoetter retired in 1957 he joined NICAP’s board of directors and made statements confirming UFOs being guided by intelligent control. The stories I have read say Brown’s work was classified, but then anything can be classified. A lot has been written about him. His association with Hilenkoetter would suggest his work in eletrogravitics had some merit. Perhaps he had no connection with Area 51. I was just curious.

  439. Ms. Jacobsen,
    University of Tex, El Paso professor Anthony Kruszewski was interviewed 12/30/17 on KTSM-AM 690 regarding his research on Operation Paperclip. Prof. Kruszewski is a history professor who was a member of the polish resistance during WWII.
    I asked him if he had any connection to your work or had been approached by you when working on your book. He admitted that he had never read it but had read good reviews.
    As documents become declassified I’m sure there are troves of untold stories regarding Nazis in America after WWII. Since El Paso played a part in Paperclip I’m sure that any continuing research would prove fruitful and be widely received by the historical community of El Paso.
    All the best.
    Mike M
    El Paso

  440. Hello Mrs. Jacobsen, my name is Diane Arrington. I have always been at the curb of the supernatural. My journey started as a seven year old looking into the Casket of my mother in 1968, and declaring out loud that this is not my mother standing their alone. When a gentle but firm voice said, ” Yes she is”. Defiant in my belief I walked away skipping from the casket in my white Crindelyn dress because an Authority had spoken. I was always attracted to movies like Contact with Jodie Foster, Joan of Ark, and the like to validate my own environmental experiences. Then I started reading the Bible more in-depth in which my heightened hyper-sensitivity sent me to the Church World or Behind the Veil thus entering into the dark night of my soul. I like what Puhurich said about perverting nature, and I agree because we are left with uncontrollable perversions if subdued by them.

  441. Columbia University Press just published a new book, “A Time To Stir: Columbia-68,” that filmmaker Paul Cronin edited, indicating how anti-war students at Columbia and Barnard began protesting against Columbia University’s institutional membership in the Institute for Defense Analyses [IDA[/ARPA/DARPA/Jason Division weapons research operation in spring of 1967 that ties-in, somewhat, to your “The Pentagon’s Brain” book. Coincidentally, the Columbia Life Trustee and CBS, Lockheed, and American Metal Climax board member who was also IDA’s board of trustees chair in 1960s, William A.M. Burden, was also the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium between 1959 and early 1961 who pushed for the Eisenhower administration to covertly work for the overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Patrice Lumumba, after formal Belgian colonial political rule of the Congo ended in late June 1960. (For info about the new Columbia University Press book, see info at following link: )

  442. Hi Annie Jacobsen! Earlier this morning I saw You on C-span. Annie, back in ’84 I was a Star Wars freak and friends thought I was crazy! But when I saw You on C-span You were talking about Space. Annie, traveling in OUTER space is filled with secrets! I think I have figured out the biggest secret about space-traveling! I believe that it IS possible to observe ANY time period in earths history! Annie, I have figured out how it is possible to FIX any part of earths history! Annie, it IS possible to go back in time and CHANGE what will happen! Breaking it ALL down >> Annie, I would like to meet and talk with You about >> [time-travel]! David Kirts

  443. Hi, I watched your CSPAN segment from April this year. You mentioned you are interested in struggles (you might have used the word “battles”), so I hope you can find time to look into the struggle for the Article V Convention. The pros and cons and who is making them. has a lot of information available.

  444. Thanks for the three hour cspan interview in april 17′. enjoyable and illuminating. Thanks. kjk

  445. Hi,
    Looking forward to reading your latest.
    Again, small world. I worked alongside BG Stubblebine for 4 years at Arlington Hall as Consultant on Electro Optical Systems….only 🙂 His staff appointed me to serve on Dr. Tony Tether’s IC S&T committee. Tony has been a friend and colleague for many years. Also have had many meetings with Dr. Ed May over some of Andy’s (grill) best bar-b-q ribs and have discussed, in depth, his pursuit of remote viewing and other weird phenomena.
    With the latest acquisition I will own one each of all your books………so far. Every detail you so eloquently describe contains info about which I have either sufficient knowledge or personal involvement, and can vouch for its authenticity. Amazing to me is the number of people listed in your books with whom I have worked and/or had personal contact over the years. Why am I thinking of six degrees of separation?
    You are always “spot on.”
    Please keep up the great work.
    Joe Houston
    Arlington Hall, VA, alumnus
    PS: “The Taking of K-129” by Josh Dean contains details of my humble contribution to retrieving portions of a Russian Submarine, the K-129, from a depth of 16,500 feet in the North Pacific during 1974; this action was performed under the code name AZORIAN. Thus my new e-mail address Azorian74. I worked for Carl Duckett’s organization during that period and with Carl personally for many years after…..until his death.

  446. Annie, who is your publisher, we would like to carry your books in our store.
    Thank you,
    George Harris
    Alien Research Center

  447. Just finished Area -51, a most excellent read and so well researched. My sincere thanks for such a worthwhile book

  448. Just finished reading Area 51. Received the book as a gift when it came out. Rediscovered it about a month ago. Regret not reading it sooner. Excellent work.
    I interviewed Walter Haut in 1996 and he was clear – He only did as he was told – He was the PIO. Didn’t know anymore. I was very surprised when I heard about the written reversal after he died, but hadn’t thought much about it since, until reading your book.
    I find it hard to believe Walter was unable to mistake a Russian built craft from an other worldly machine. Also, that even the evil Stalin would have gone to the lengths suggested. I don’t doubt your source’s statements, only his motives.
    I’ve had a life long interest in the subject and was in law enforcement for most of it. Even first on the scene for a cattle mutilation case Thanksgiving day 1976, but that’s another story.
    The reason I’m bothering you is to find out if you’re done with this? Surely you have moved on to many other things. But if you’re stll interested in nailing this down, I have some thoughts.
    Thanks for your impressive contribution to the body of knowledge. Wishing you all future success.

  449. Ms. Jacobson
    My father in law was brought to the US from Germany during WW 2 and was in Los Alamos. We do not have much information on him prior to coming to US. All of his records were in his office that burnt to the ground the day after he died. Could you point me in a direction where the files for Operation Paperclip are kept. We would like to get some information about his past. He changed his name after coming to the US. We have a possible German last name for him.
    Thank You

  450. I can’t believe she’s not coming down to Nashville Tn, I know an entire army of people that would pack an arena to hear her speak! hmmm..

  451. Dear Ms. Jacobsen: You are perhaps unaware of the fact that the
    phenomena that Hal Puthoff and others studied as something rare, are
    today very common. For many “Indigo children” psychokinesis is just a
    funny pastime. Radio shows like “Coast to Coast AM” regularly organize
    mass meditations to change the weather. But these things have very
    dangerous side effects that are consistently overlooked, or
    misattributed to other causes. Most people prefer beautiful lies to
    horrible truths. Project Marina is a new endeavor to develop a REALLY
    comprehensive theory of the so-called “paranormal.” We don’t shy away
    from the fallout, such as the massive increase in autism and mass
    shootings. We show how these are related. Our theory is based on a small
    set of axioms, in accordance with the scientific method. The official
    site is here,
    but recently we recommend as a first read the reader-friendly
    Introductory Letter,
    which was originally written to a specific person.

  452. Hope you write a book on the JFK files..

  453. Dear Mrs. Jacobsen,
    I first read Area 51 a few months back. Now I have Pentagon’s Brain in front of me.
    You are a refreshing author to read. So many crazy theories about these topics, so it is
    a pleasure to read your thoughtful, balanced, educated research upon these subjects.
    Thank you for providing these… I look forward to reading all your books and witnessing
    the result of their subsequent translations through television or film.
    Wonderful works of research and Art, all in one package.
    – Adam Hall a.k.a. TrackHead

  454. Hello Annie, I very much enjoy your material. I’d like to encourage you to write a book or chapter on weather control.

  455. Been enjoying your book “Operation Paperclip” there seems to be some linguistic typo(s). For example there was no President Eisenhower in 1945 and there cannot be a “commanding general” that is a major or colonel, it would be commanding officer. Nevertheless fascinating book! Thanks.

  456. Hello. I’m wondering if you have ever heard of Gabe Campbell? He served as Spiritual advisor and Pastor to several Congregational Churches (One located in Connecticut).
    He was involved in operational government training with the programs you you have studied.
    Very involved with left brain/right brain studies and spirituality.

  457. There are some mysteries about “Little brother” Magnus Von Braun. I am looking for anyone who knew him or knows about his life details. HIs work on amplification of signal and on servo’s mimics my Grandfathers work and i think they may have worked together on the nose-cone steering system. My Grandfather William Guy Redmond got his masters at MIT 1951 and was in the servo-lab with berenanke and forrester, he was hired by Kelly Johnson shortly after. My Papa worked on the PINGS and redundant control systems for Apollo, he also holds the patent for fly-by-wire , autothrottle, pulse-width modulation, servo-control lever and many more. His 1951 MIT Masters Thesis called” Design and construction of an artificial reverberation producer” has” memory” in it in 1951??!!! please contact me with any info …..

  458. Annie Jacobsen’s book Operation Paperclip clarifies for me the old question of what would it be like to have the horrors of the Holocaust in my neighborhood. Her graphic descriptions of the Nazi regime’s treatment of its “enemies” reminded me of the descriptions of the treatment used in aborting babies, for instance, burning them alive with chemicals, using their bodies for scientific experiments. Jacobsen is self-righteously indignant about the Nazis as the epitome of evil when the real epitome of evil is going on right down the street in abortion clinics in this country where mothers are killing their babies. So now I know what it would be like to have the Holocaust in my neighborhood: nobody would take any notice, not even me and probably not Annie Jacobsen.

  459. I just wanted to let you know that I have concluded listening to “The Pentagon’s Brain”, now I know I must acquire the latest novel you have written. Thankfully, there are people such are yourself that pursue the truth and have the ability to bring it into the open. It was an eye-opening book and I sincerely hope that you can bring home the Pulitizer. Sincerely, Patricia Koval

  460. So it turns out Stephen Paddock used to work for a ‘predecessor company of Lockheed Martin’ – although they won’t say which – and was firing a scant 15 degrees north of the Janet airlines terminal. I bet that’s got you curious.

  461. Hi, I’m a student doing a project regarding Area 51 and its secrets. I was wondering, based on your knowledge and information, how the US government could possibly handle the exposure of area 51, if they even could. I also was wondering if there were any ex-employees of Area 51 that have shared information regarding their work there

  462. Having just read your book PHENOMENA (2017), and being a psychic, and remote influencer myself, I wonder why the current black ops teams haven’t assassinated Leader Kim…of North Korea in such a way it appears an accident? Perhaps that’ll be in your next book? I’m about to purchase your book The Pentagon’s Brain. If you do decide to write another book…give me a shout….my experiences have lead me at least as far as what PHENOMENA highlights. My anonymity must be Guarantee, as I have connections that must remain anonimous! Another reason is potential copyrights and patents…but lets just the “folks from out of town” might bbe pissed off if i revealed their identities!!!

  463. I have just finished reading Phenomena. I have never really believed that all of this stuff can happen but after reading Annie’s book, I am now a believer. It was hard to put this book down. I can’t wait to read her other books.

  464. Ms. Jacobsen:
    Am currently reading your book Phenomena. I’m not done yet, but I would classify myself as open minded about ESP, but skeptical. I certainly think most, if not all, claimed psychics are frauds–a conclusion not inconsistent with your book, so far. Either way, it doesn’t seem anyone has figured out a way to practically and consistently make use of ESP.
    I had a thought regarding the several occasions Pat Price suffered physical symptoms doing remote readings: One involved a cross, and the other the gentlemen walking into a church and praying. I’m not religious either, but could it be that Price, or whatever power was behind his abilities, a spirit or something like that, perceived itself as a demon and found religious things disconcerting? Seemed like an apparent connection. Maybe you make it later. I’m only about half way through.

  465. Hello! I am a retired nurse who has always loved to write since I was 8 years old. In the past I have written for professional Nursing journals as well as some other books and poetry. My new book called “Separated Lives” is a true story about beginning a skeptical search for my son’s friend Ryan who wishes to find his birth parents. After I consent to help, I take him on a fascinating but uncertain and sometimes tearful journey with unexpected twists and turns in many directions. Readers’ comments about the book have been that it is “highly engaging”, “an emotional roller coaster” and “reads like a private diary”. I am hopeful that my adventure in searching will be of help to other persons in their birthparent search!
    It is available from the following:
    Dorrance Publishing (in Pittsburgh, PA)
    Barnes & Noble
    (ISBN: 978-1-4809-1247-2)
    Author: Lynn Assimacopoulos
    P.S. Looking forward to reading your work!

  466. Annie-reading DARPA, in chapter 16; have you ever heard of/have knowledge of PROMIS? Supposedly with it’s “backdoors” it made it easy for all that technology you write about to know when, where and how the enemy was going to act/react! Great book

  467. Do you want to investigate a real mystery? I have had ongoing visitations from only what I can call are aliens. Not only do I have incredible stories but I have picture, video and physical evidence. My family and I are all willing to take polygraphs to prove that my story and evidence are real and true. I have had so many get so excited after seeing my evidence to never hearing from them. I have told MUFON and others my home is open for investigation and NO ONE is interested. I don’t understand why MUFON and others are interested in stories they can never prove and yet I am trying to give them proof on a silver platter. I even went as far as to invite investigators out to prove me a liar and hoaxer. NOTHING.

  468. We absolutely love your work! I would be so honored if you would consider being a guest on our News Network called “Believe”.
    We have 4 hosts currently, release shows daily and cover specifically categories such as: True Success, Money & Business, Health & Wellness, Our Universe and World News.
    We’ve interviewed a variety of excellent guests even though we are just getting started, and I will list some of the interviews below.
    We would love to interview you and have you share your knowledge! Our goal is to harmonize the world (including the toughest of topics) while helping to shine a light on all sides of things, so we can help people succeed, come together, find their truth, and find their purpose.
    We actually also interviewed someone who appeared on Fade to Black with Jimmy Church, which we loved YOU on as well.. the interview is here (full episode + clips from the episode):
    Some interviews we did before building the new studio (many of these are in our old studio earlier this year with only our founder, the newer studio we’ve just built along with our other hosts you can see at
    Jeffrey Slater (International following, helped millions – Balancing Business & Spiritual Purpose)
    Chris Martenson (Financial Expert – Appeared on CNBC National TV Network and others)
    Damion Lupo (Business Leader and accomplished motivational speaker)
    Sebastien Martin (Business Owner worth $XX million who came out amazing story about true nature of reality)
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    Perry Marshall (One of the top Google Adwords consultants in the world, Engineer, Speaker & Author)
    Orion Talmay (Love Coach who’s appeared on National TV in the US)
    Josh Elledge (Been on ABC, NBC and many other national shows – Business Leader, PR Expert)

  469. thanks for exposing the atrocities. I am a victim of the sick degenerated gutter dogs who have managed to destroy my family, and finally, I have written about my targeting, Persecuted but not Forsaken, though they’ve tried to kill me nine times. Blessings, Ken Lee

  470. So thrilled to find an established and well-respected journalist that is willing to go out on a limb to discuss and expose the many technologies and experiments that are taking place in our world today. I ordered Phenomena specifically because many “normal” people that I know are boldly talking about unbelievable situations that they are experiencing. All their stories match up precisely with the many programs and experiments researched and reported on by Annie Jacobsen. I too have witnessed some of these para-normal oddities and I’m the last person on this earth that believed in any of this stuff being real. I run with the sheep herd now.
    Annie, thank you for writing about these all too real conspiracies in a way that brings factual evidence to light. In Phenomena I sense that you are writing about programs that claim to have been discontinued or halted. There are far too many people reporting the same stories so it is my opinion that these mind control programs and experiments are indeed being utilized right now on a global scale.
    Please consider a future expose` dedicated to the many victims of these horrid abuses and experimental programs. There are thousands of websites devoted to educating victims and the public of these electronic crimes. You will have no problem finding honest, believable, well educated and respected individuals willing and ready to tell you their unbelievable stories. This is really happening to thousands and thousands world wide. I’m of the opinion that many of these technologies have landed in the hands of non-governmental entities. This has made it possible for anyone to be tracked, followed, played with. Let’s just call it bullying on steroids!
    Annie keep at it – continue writing about these programs. If you are ever in need of an assistant – here I am!

  471. To Miss Jacobsen:
    I read Operation Paperclip and was impressed by the clear picture that was provided in the book. My question is, through your research did you find out if the German Paperclip scientists were advocates of the high number of nuclear weapons tests that were conducted after WWII? After hearing 23 tests were conducted in the Marshall Islands, it begs the question who was calling the shots. Hitler had a scorched earth policy as it pertained to Poland, France and Italy and all his scientists worked to that end. So what better way to enact Hitler’s policy after WWII, than to be the advocate for widespread nuclear weapons testing. And since the Russians had German scientists as well, that would cause even more scorched earth if the German scientists could sow the seeds of suspicion in Russia as well. Because I think we can agree that 23 nuclear weapons tests was excessive in terms of the damage done to the air, water and land. Which we still contend with in the present day. Operation Paperclip points out some German scientists were reluctant parties to sharing information and were offended when confronted about their Nazi past. It makes no sense to the Allied way of thinking to unleash 23 + nuclear weapons tests as a show of force. Thank you.

  472. Annie, I’ve enjoyed all four of your books and had the good luck to meet you at two book signings in the DC area. You have a unique set of skills in that you are clearly a ferocious investigator and have then the ability to translate what you learn into a narrative the rest of us can understand and become a bit learned.
    Can’t wait for number five. See you in two years.

  473. Hello Annie
    I hope you’ll answer this query. While I was being evaluated for Major Depressive Disorder I was subjected to many questions about any psychic ability I thought I might have along with other questions about UFOs, out of body experiences, any apparitions I may have seen and other anomalous phenomena. I did not answer truthfully. I have seen aerial phenomena I cannot explain and I have had out of body experiences along with bouts of unexplained knowing. I was ultimately prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. I wanted to know, in your opinion, could these types of medications diminish any latent talents we may possess? Is there evidence to support this? Could there be a hidden negative purpose behind the antidepressants, since this power some people possess could be utilized in ways that are counter to so much of the operations of society?

  474. Question: I have a copy of the AREA 51 book. It looks like it was signed by the author. Can you tell me how Ms. Jacobsen signed her book at a book signing event? Thank you.
    Tom Dallmann

  475. Ms. Jacobson: Thank you for your amazing book. I am an avid non-fiction writer, and I when I heard about your book. (C-Span?), I got a copy from the library and gave it a go. Although I am widely read, at 57, I am still largely ignorant (perhaps by design) of much of what goes on “behind the curtains” of our military industrial complex to both keep us safe, and sometimes, to scare the stuffing out of us. While reading your book I was constantly heading to Wikipedia, usually in disbelief, and then delving back into the pages to see what further far out stuff would be revealed. I was most interested in how so many fake beliefs (UFOs, the “staged moon landings, etc.) were a result of the need for secrecy and the strange activities at Area 51 and related facilities. Amazing stuff! Thank you for filling me up with a wealth of 20th century history. We do live in an age of miracles!

  476. ANNIE:



  477. Just wanted to write and ask you if you know whether there are other things within the confines of the Area 51?


  478. Dear Annie, I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed “Phenomena”. The opening story about Hess and his horoscope hooked me. But I was surprised about your support (?) of Uri Geller when everything I had ever read was that he was a fraud. I would have appreciated a note about oil/mineral companies’ opinions of the success of the work Uri did for them. I even looked him up on Wikipedia for positive comments, but none were to be found. But your reporting of his simultaneous bendings or of spoons bending on chairs would surely have put the disbelievers to rest, no? Are we that skeptical, or just in need of scientific proof? I was thinking that there would be a conclusion on the fate of Uri Geller or of the many government programs into this research, but it sounds as if both topics are still open, and continuing, yes?

  479. annie,
    i have listened to all of your books and am currently wrapping up “operation paperclip”. reading isn’t my favorite task, but as a truck driver i love to listen and learn from your books. thank you for all your hard work investigating, writing and recording. your books were much enjoyed and appreciated.

  480. Dear Ms. Jacobsen:
    I have recently completed your Area 51 book and am now just getting into Phenomena. In fact, I have just hit pp. 51-52 where you refer to Talbot Mundy’s “The Nine Unknown,” and your description of it simply does not match my recollection of the book at all. Having not read it for perhaps more than twenty years, I scanned through it briefly again. In fact, it is set not in India of 270 BC but in modern India (ie Mundy’s modern India, ca. 1930s). Puzzling. Did Mundy publish two works under the same name? No indication of that. A word search on an electronic copy from Gutenberg Australia does not turn up the name Ashoka, nor 270 BC. The Wikipedia article on the Nine Unknown matches your description, but does not accord with the book. This should be looked into for the second edition.

  481. Your Ingo Swann, Uri Geller and Dellafioria don’t compare to Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968) whose gloves (from his stigmatized hands) I use to bring to the sick; I was also authorized to produce artistic renderings from his “epistolario.” He could bi-locate, raised a priest from the dead in a morgue, healed a man of fblindness in an eye that was only a socket…and was diametrically opposed to the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti who I dialogued with. Pio was of concentration; Krishnamurti was of awareness. I lectured on these matters in October of 1984 at the Jung Institute in Zurich. We should talk. Nirvana is never a goal but an effect.

  482. ——————————————————————————–
    From: Towanda Raymond
    Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 11:55 AM
    To: Towanda Raymond
    Cc: Towanda Raymond
    Subject: Human machine interface-Augumented Cognition program
    Accordinging to your book on pages 443-444 amd 445 where do things stand at this day and time with the program? Have you been granted access to the people in the program? Do you know if they use mental health patients at these facilities? I have more interesting questions to ask you and would like very much to talk with you concerning your book on Pentagon’s Brain. My name is Towanda Raymond and I live Stateseboro Ga. My number is 912 587-2456. Please feel free to call me if you like.

  483. There is a series of interviews on Youtube 1-6-“Art bell and Ingo Swan and Paul Smith ” were at the end of part one Ingo gives his reason for Stargate being cancelled ,mainly the trainees began to get telepathic info mixed in with the other sensory data.There was concern in the upper command levels of the implications of this in the long run as Ingo states.Too danderous to have people reading minds.Ok as long as they just “saw” things.
    Also Hal Putoff in one of his Youtube videos states what Pat Price did for the CIA – view Russian code rooms.From Puthoff’s hesitant speech and body language he knew more and felt he already said too much.

  484. Hello- I recently read your book Area 51, loved it , which made me read Phenomena- which I liked even more. I find the topic truly fascinating.
    I just wanted to say that I have worked with Edgar Mitchells step daughter for the last twenty five years. Over those twenty five years I had heard stories about her father and then times the when Uri Geller would come and stay with them . I remember the stories about the bending of spoons etc….. but I hadn’t heard about Edgar’s landing on the moon . They way you told of his approach and the problems that ensued was nail biting . couldn’t put it down . I spoke with my co worker about the just beautiful closing of your book, which was in my opinion a tribute to Mr Mitchell . She was very appreciative of your words .
    Thanks for writing of these books and thanks for brining to light these great men . Kelly

  485. Your book on Pentagon’s Brain was the first book I view that gave me some insight into what was and is currently going on with my body now. On the subject of brain chipping and augemented intelligence. I would have probably believe this could have happen to me.

  486. Amazing tome to say the least. l know this sounds crocked but why not see if Uri Geller can coax a prmiate like a chimp or an orangutan to bend spoons? Also, l’ve heard that voudou priests can cause the death of people. . .but you always hear that you have to believe in voodoo for it to work. Now l am not so sure!Also why no autopsy on the tree salesman? People drop dead from coronary disease all the time. Was this just a case of coronary disease or something more sinister?
    Craig Feeney
    PS You and Melinda Gates could be sisters

  487. I hope your books are on Audible. You should watch the YouTube lecture “No More Secrets” by Dr. Persinger. He reveals how they got Saddam using a psychic. Then he got locked out of his lab!

  488. Dear Annie,
    Heard you on Coast-to-Coast. only was able to listen to last 20 minutes or so. Was wondering if you know anything about USDA falling under budget of DoD since 1950s? Or maybe USDA has its own budget for general accounting, but it flips over to de facto DARPA black ops at a moments notice – which would be under National Emergency Act, and etc. – for national security purposes at the stroke of a pen. Thought I read this somewhere back in the ’70s and never had it confirmed by any other source when I looked some more into matter. As I recall the idea was one more brainchild of John von Neumann. I think it was von Neumann’s stab at enhanced command and control to tie up any loose ends for tight national security during Cold War years. I’m saying von Neumann “war gamed” it. To use the common expression – von Neumann was trying to “weaponize” the food supply, and etc. I’m guessing the idea was seconded by Hermann Kahn.
    Keep up the good work.
    Your pal, tom

  489. Just finished “Phenomena” and offer my congrats on another deeply satisfying read! As it’s still in First Edition, I’m hoping you might have input to your publishers re: typos. In the Little, Brown hardcover edition I have, on page 397, on the 7th line from the top, I’m thinking the word “multiply” should be the word “multiple.”
    I catch a lot of typos in a lot of books of all types and this is the only one in “Phenomena” that I found. I hope this is of use to you!
    All best,
    Stephen Maynard

  490. Hi, my son is a 5th grade student from California and he is writing a report on Area 51. He needs to interview a person for his project, and it would be his great pleasure to interview you by email or phone.
    You may reply back to this email or call me at 3109908047. I appreciate your help.

  491. Ann, I read the review in NY Times today and was delighted to find that you were born in Middletown. I was raised in Middle Haddam and went to Durham High in 1961 so can share that with you.
    I wanted to comment about Dowsing. I do not think it falls into the same category with rest of the “phenomenon” you investigated.
    Please see by Kenneth Roberts as a start.
    I wish you could have watched my great uncle as he dowsed my lot on Arbutus Street before we build our house in 1970. He could track the underground steam crossing the lot and tell us the water flow amount and its depth as he walked around the lot telling me put a stake in the ground here and another one there until the track of the water was clear and the distance between the stakes indicated the depth.
    The proof is in the pudding. The well driller was a skeptic, but drilled where I asked him to. He was surprised, but I wasn’t when he hit waters exactly at the depth and in the amount that my great uncle predicted.
    My great uncle had of course had been doing this many years for many people in the Middletown area.
    Find a dowser, have them show you how they do it. Try using two L shaped metal rods made from coat hangers and try it yourself. Be ready to experience the unexplainable.
    John Boden

  492. Good morning Ms. Jacobsen, I just finished listening to Phenomena and absolutely loved it and your narration. I am always impressed when an author invests their time and energy to actually participate in an audiobook production. (Your book also helped me survive that commute on the 5 Freeway into and out of downtown LA.) I found the topic utterly fascinating. I think all or many of us have had “interesting” experiences that defy explanation, but nonetheless have enriched our lives. Once again, thank you for a really neat book.

  493. Fixed! Thank you, Dr. Selch, for the careful read and the (most polite) correction of my error!
    –Annie Jacobsen

  494. Annie
    Enjoyed both Operation Paperclip and Area 51. I was project manager on the optical navigation system for the U-2 back in 1958 and 1959. It was designed by Baird Associates in Cambridge, MA. The mechanical design was by a fellow named Bob Shaw and the optical design by Bob Burley. I handled manufacturing and provided field service. Area 51 was then known as “the Ranch”. We slept in trailers and worked on the planes during the day under “howdahs” to protect us from the sun. By nightfall we were back wearing parkas. I just turned 90. Your book brought back a lot of memories.
    George Crosby

  495. I am listening to her book on Werner Von Braun and I would like to share some information with her. My brother-in-law, who has been deceased since 2000 directed him in a movie. This was before he married my sister, and I have seen the film. My brother-in-law, during this filming, had Mr. Von Braun live with him so he could get to know him and that was the first time I had heard anything about him, and he told me how we ended up with him, instead of the Russian’s. And she should see my brother-in-law’s film. He was an amazing director. He was much much older than my sister, and my sister died in 2003, way before she was ready. But I would love to share the story he told me about him.

  496. Annie Jacobsen
    I listened to you on NPR this week and bought Phenomena at Barnes & Noble yesterday. I looked for synthetic telepathy in the index. Are you aware that synthetic telepathy is used by various government agencies to torment thousands of innocent U.S. citizens? Please read “Memorandum to President Donald J. Trump on Domestic US Torture Programs Running Under Cover of Surveillance” on The EveryDay Concerned Citizen website.

  497. Dear Ms. Jacobsen: Disappointed that I just missed out on your book signing in Seattle; I live in Tacoma. I read a lot. I’ve corresponded with a couple authors over the years (I’m 63), but it’s not something I do often — only when really inspired. I loved your first three books and anxiously awaited Phenomena. For the first few chapters, I was thinking, “this is going to be boring.” Well, of course I was wrong. Once I got going, I couldn’t put it down. I’ve always believed there were people who could operate on a different plane. Your book is justification. I really enjoyed it. I just felt like telling you that those narrow-minded naysayers are thwarting their own progress. The wrap-up with Ed Mitchell made me sad. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s and felt like I was witnessing the making of history. To have that ignorant at&t repairman scoff at the opportunity to meet such a wonderful man really pissed me off. That’s all. Can’t wait to find out what you’ve got up your sleeve for your next project! I never watch TV, but from some of the comments I see here, it looks like I’m going to have to find that interview.

  498. Dear Ms Jacobsen,
    I just finished Phenomena. It was an outstanding read, just like Area 51 and Operation Paperclip. My only editorial comment is that on page 95 you write “His pulse was racing between 160 and 170 beats per second. Now I know Uri Geller was an incredible man but I believe this should be beats per minute. Otherwise it’s on to The Pentagon’s Brain.
    Michael Selch, MD
    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

  499. AJ: Heard you on Ashbrook’s show WBUR Boston and recalled incidents in Vienna (where I was stationed as part of 4-power army of occupation in 1955). Those personal experiences convinced this cynical New Yorker / business lawyer that time and space as we commonly understand them (or don’t) operate completely “unconventionally.” My personal experiences with two individuals proved to me that some can see the future — events in some detail that have not yet occurred; that touching (in the broadest sense) another person can reveal that person’s history and present events in their lives, and more.
    I’ve written up these experiences for a later memoir and can send you the draft FYI if you send an email address. (I’ve even begun to try to tap into my own limited “hunches” and follow their direction — usually for my benefit Now isn’t that curious!).
    Best regards.
    Milton Bordwin
    Boston MA

  500. Hi Annie,
    I’m President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, founded by Edgar Mitchell, a long-time friend of Ed’s, and we are the lead organization on the genetics of psi project you mention in your book. I’d love to have a chat if you are interested!

  501. Ms. Jacobsen, I heard you speak today on NPR’s “On Point”, and was thrilled to hear the topic of your latest book, “Phenomena”. My dad worked at the Round Table Foundation’s Glen Cove, ME facility for three years in the ’50’s. He was a mechanical engineer and an inventor; he was hired to design and build test blind equipment. This was a perfect job for him; he was a physics major at Yale before he served as a naval officer in WWII, and he was certain that the laws of physics made telekinesis and telepathy impossible. He assumed the psychics coming in to the Foundation were charlatans. But after three years of working with them, he resigned; he had seen too many things for which there was no reasonable explanation, and he had made friends with many of them. He kept up his reading on the field for the rest of his life, but never saw real progress toward the solution of the problem of non-reproducible results. I look forward to finding your book, soon, at a Rockland or Camden ME bookstore.

  502. Jack Sunday, KFGO-AM Radio, Fargo North Dakota here.
    I am interested in interviewing Ms. Annie Jacobsen. I admire her work. I’ve read “The Pentagon’s Brain.”
    I understand she has a new book?
    However, I’d like to interview her regarding the life and times of Robert W. Walker, one of the “inventors” of the internet.
    He died recently at age 85. I think she wrote of him in P-B.
    Please call 701-238-7596. Leave a message if need be. I’m on the air from 11am-2pm, Central.
    Jack Sunday

  503. Jack Sunday, KFGOAM radio, Fargo North Dakota here. I would very much like to interview Annie Jacobsen regarding the death and life of Robert W. Taylor.
    I believe she wrote of him in The Pentagon’s Brain.
    I understand she has another book out?

  504. Ms. Jacobsen. Having read ”Area 51″ and just having finished ”Operation Paperclip”’, I applaud your courage, diligence and research. The world needs to know of your efforts, and tenacity in uncovering and exposing the monsters of Nazi Germany and America. I look forward to your new accomplishments.
    Thank you so much for removing the shrouds of malevolent secrecy.
    John Haggerty

  505. Great book. I was on the fringes but never read in. I have some material to forward to Annie. How to contact.

  506. Hello Annie-
    We’d like you to get involved with our group on the history of the computer, starting with ENIAC, wth Eckert and Mauchley, an on to Von Neuman at Princeton and the Maniace, tec. Send me an e-mail to
    Thanks for all you do
    Jim Scherrer

  507. Thank you for a clear-eyed view of the paranormal. You are one of the few journalists who seem to have taken the time to understand this topic and not treat it as if it’s meant to be ridiculed.
    I am a psychic/medium. I also ‘read ‘for psychics who are employed by the government. I help them.
    I very much appreciate the time you put in to investigate the topic, including understanding the concept of the collective unconscious.
    In one of your interviews the question came up- can anyone become psychic?
    The answer is yes. I teach workshops that have included students from very left-brain organizations including the State Department, USAID, NIH,etc. Everyone has been able to learn how to do this. It can be taught. Our Western culture believes that nothing exists beyond the material world – a result of a science oriented culture and many in our culture are vested in supporting this viewpoint. It’s unfortunate. But the truth is, many people are psychic, most children are psychic ( usually after a point, they tamp it down when their parents discourage it and it’s suppressed) and in other parts of the world, particularly the East, these types of abilities are not considered that unusual.
    I am an author and former Wall Street researcher and have also used my ability to investigate various little-understood phenomenon. For those of us who do this, we consider it part of our lives and not a big deal.

  508. saw your interview on Charlie Rose and was quote impressed. I do have one comment though. I knew about area 51 in the early 70′.s through a lot of reading about ufo’s . I learned about stealth while stationed in Panama where I overheard pilots talking about that subject. tell your husband that : jeg snaker norsk. mi mor er fra trondelag og mi far fra farsund. I speak, read and write enough Norwegian to get in trouble. I wish you would show up here in Biloxi, Ms . it would be a hoot to see you in person.

  509. My name is Craig Hendricks. I am a Navy Civilian Analyst. Prior to working for the Navy, I retired from the Army as an Intelligence Analyst. Intuition was always my interest for obvious operational reasons while in the military. But, after I retired from the Army and went to work with the Navy, I carried on my interest in intuition and continued to work toward developing my own intuition skills which ultimately led to me proposing a mechanism to reduce IED attacks on convoys. I could never get the Navy interested. I will be purchasing your book Phenomena. I live in the San Diego area. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
    Very Respectfully,
    Craig Hendricks

  510. Ms. Jacobsen:
    My name is Don Siedenburg, 1630 Williams HWY #368 – Grants Pass, OR. 97527 – tele: 541-660-5221 –
    I thoroughly enjoyed your super excellent interview on CSPAN last evening and I would like to respond.
    Here is my story about my U. S. Army Medical Experiment back in June of 1954. Jordon Pease – Ashland, OR
    produced the enclosed interview. – also see: – Equipment for
    this website was designed from the exercise equipment taken from the space ship.
    This interview was for Jan at MUFON made on November 30th, 2016. Since I have heard from any one I think
    the reason is because it was not about a space craft sighting or maybe they did not believe my experience.
    During the study I was fed 2 ounces per day for 21 days of a food source said to have come from a space ship.
    The food source had been tested on laboratory mice and had three purposes for the crew. 1. Nourishment –
    2. Mental Alertness – 3. Longevity. As we know, space people are undoubtedly confined to the craft from
    many years traveling millions of miles.
    I am 81 years of age and I have not aged normally. I can do physical things unheard of from 80 year old people.
    Case in point: I can run a full length regulation basketball court in 17 seconds. I can breast stroke a 25 yard swimming
    pool course in 25 seconds and 25 yards return doing a back stroke in 60 seconds. I can do this for 60 minutes straight
    without stopping.
    My blood work from my Physical Examine is very near perfect. The interview shows me sprinting near the end. You will
    notice I am not breathing hard at the conclusion because I could have lasted a lot longer.
    My story can be believed or not. My PT demonstrations cannot not be fabricated. Mr. Pease is my witness. Unfortunately,
    my military records were destroyed in the St. Louis Military Records Fire of l973. However, the U. S. Army took very good care
    of me during my enlistment. I was promoted from E-1 to E-5 in 23 months. My DD214, that is my only record remaining,
    points this out.
    For anyone reading this comment, please contact me if interested in further details. My e-mail address is:
    Again, Ms. Jacobsen, thank you for one of the very best interviews I have seen on CSPAN plus television in general.
    Don Siedenburg

  511. Loved your appearance on CSPAN. Since US took in 1600 Nazi scientists, and aerospace people, how many did the Russians take in? Thanks, Jan

  512. Thank you C-Span for a fantastic 3-hour interview with investigative journalist, Annie Jacobsen yesterday. Today I plan to purchase all books authored by Ms. Jacobsen. Hopefully, she will schedule a date for book signing/talk in Chicago very soon.

  513. Holy Shit, Soinnie! This is so cool! I’m coming to your Commonwealth Club lecture tomorrow. Can’t wait. Its been waaay too long! -bo

  514. Hello Annie
    I saw you on C-Span tonite talking about your book “Phenomenon.”
    I was an officer at Nellis AFB Operations Center from 1989 -1993. I have a unique perspective of Area 51.
    Pamela Lill, Major, USAFR (retired )
    Facebook Pamela Lill

  515. Wonder if you can help me locate my car key 🙂

  516. Over 5,000 devices are hidden by bogus National Security laws such as The Inventions Secrecy Act. The CIA and NSA covertly use these devices on political / idealogical targets. They include neurophone based technologies (hundreds of web sites on this one), powerful brain wave scanners and brain wave software with complete bw vocabularies. As a result non verbal communications are possible, allowing ruses such as alien / psychic / paranormal events to be staged and dupes to be created. This is common knowledge in certain “elitist” circles; many politicians, journalists, law enforcers, clerics, bureaucrats, “businessmen” and military personnel know as, of course, do thousands of spies and scientists. It is one of the world’s biggest conspiracies of silence; I have personally interviewed many on this though none are brave enough to put their admissions in writing. This is also how many protected criminal operations avoid scrutiny.

  517. Thank you for your work on the Area 51 book. I hope you will write a sequel.

  518. 04/02/2017 I am THRILLED to have seen your 2+ hour interview on CPAN2, today! You are amazing to listen to, in that you are so fluid & concise.
    I am ‘blown-away’ that your work validates so many persons I’ve come into contact with since the late-sixties, who would, or might, discuss what
    they knew without breaking the classified line.
    My other reason for thanking you FOR BEING is, I’m recovering from a heart-attack & terrible systmeic reaction that effected my brain — your
    interview helped ‘bring me back’ to who, & what, I knew, and thought I’d lost, forever.
    BLESS YOU! Suz Dove

  519. Wow! Thank you C-Span I just watched you for 3 hours.. My 80 yr old brain is still vibrating. You are such a treasure.

  520. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    I saw your interview on C-SPAN – In Depth. I thought you might be interested in a series of events beginning in 1970, in Portsmouth, VA. This concerns an incident in which I and one other person witnessed two UFOs there, and the effect of a strange electrical phenomenon that it has had on me for the last 47 years. In 1976 a woman in Beaumont, TX who had no connection to me or anyone that I knew at the time, verified what I had been told in 1970 by the other witness to the UFO incident, who’s father was an employee of AT&T reporting each morning aboard a nuclear sub in the Chesapeake Bay, regarding a military project involving “unified field theory”. If this might interest you, please contact me.

  521. Why do Psychics Occasionally get it Right, Often Wrong?
    The post “See the Future in Dreams” at provides an answer. See also the post “Earth Cycles and Dreams.”

  522. Amazing interview on C-Span. Haven’t read your books but will remedy soon. Keep on keeping on.

  523. I was a senior at Jefferson High in Rochester, New York in 1970. One day I was called to the dean’s office. There was an Army officer there. I had been picked to participate in a test on perception. From what I recall I put on a viewer type contraption worn like a pair of glasses. I was asked to look straight ahead and tell the colors I saw back by my ears and further back if possible. Some other tests were conducted but I don’t remember much more. No one believes that this ever occurred and I haven’t been able to find any evidence online about such a program.
    In 2014 I applied to the CIA, after I took the online test, a very difficult test, I figured I’d never be asked to interview. To my surprise a round trip to D.C. was offered and I indeed interviewed. Sadly I didn’t get it. Nobody believes me about the test given by that Army officer back in ’70. I am a sheep though.

  524. Miss. Jacobse, I heard you on C2C the other night and really enjoyed your time on the show. I’ve been studying and practicing for years much of what you were talking about, you know, what they do at SRI. I’ve read many of the books by authors you talk about in your book, Phenomena, but your twist is much more informative and interesting. I also got the audiobook so I can listen to you read your book (calming voice by the way) as I follow along in the book itself. Of course, I’m addicted to books published in the Kindle format, so I read that version. Even Russell Targ’s books were not as interesting as your book, though they referred to the same subject. Don’t tell him I said that, I don’t want to hurt his feelings. Even Swann’s books are not as well written, and far less interesting. I just wanted to tell you I am enjoying your book immensely. My passion is in using the pendulum, which I also use in map dowsing. I’ve dabbled in RV and Astral projection, but prefer dowsing. I enjoy all forms of dowsing, bobber, “L” rods, and so on. I enjoy it so much I have no fewer than 20 pendulums, many I use only for certain materials or minerals, and one I use only for answering questions. My interest in it’s use lead me to write a book called “God’s Pendulums,” a mystery where this nice church going lady uses her pendulum to find missing children, five hidden boxes of gold and the killer of an old Indian. I’m writing the last chapter now, but the way I procrastinate I will be working on it for another year. Writer’s block you know. Anyway, just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your book, which I got the day it was released. You are an exceptional author.

  525. On the Coast to Coast program this morning you mentioned a Harvard Study that revealed 73% of the population are sheep and 27% are Goats/Skeptics. Would you have a link to that study?

  526. The Government is committing high crimes with the use of para psychological warfare in contra Costa county centered in Antioch, California as I’m writing this. Much occultism and black magic is also being used against the citizens there.
    Conrad Weule 28 is one of the black magicians under the direction of the US govt.
    My name is Justin Enriquez my phone number is 925-383-4884

  527. My dad worked for McDonald Douglas in the 50 to 72 was a big part of mercury Gemini project and knew McDonald personally .. Mc was deep into the occult … Proof everything planes space and weapons had occult names … Easy to look up mercury Gemini etc

  528. Annie . . .
    If you’d like an detailed invitation to visit “The Psibrary”, the world’s largest metaphysical book collection of some 17,000 volumes, please respond to . Best. . . P. Paul (USAF, Ret), Curator

  529. The Humane Genome Project’s Discovery Proves Mankind was
    Scientifically Created by God. And there is no way it could naturally happen.
    The Adam and Eve Method of Genetic Engineering, We were Created, by Robert Kress
    Read how 2 chimpanzee chromosomes were fused by a 150,000 base pair sequence
    to make our human chromosome two. Evolutionists will not be able to explain
    this one.
    Genesis One, God Created our Solar System
    Dark Matter Explained and Understood, You will See, Standard Science
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  530. Thank you for bringing to light my father’s (Herbert Miller) involvement in Area 51. I see that the recent release of declassified material has also revealed several more written items revolving around a later program referencing his name as well. At the time of that program we lived in Las Vegas, and my sister and I were only told that our father was involved in atomic energy work which (then and now) was a completely reasonable cover story considering his work in WW2 on the Manhattan program. I speculate he knew of several dry lakes like Groom Lake throughout the South west as a result of this earlier work.
    He did tell me, shortly before his death, of his 1st meeting with Kelly Johnson in the early fifties – I was a teenager at that time he told me this story and recall thinking it was an amazing story. I never spoke of it to anyone. Unfortunately, he passed away shortly afterwards.
    Many years later I asked my mother to confirm what my father had told me; she did adding another detail and confirmed that my father worked for the Agency for several years.
    Again many thanks, I still have more to read – and would be very interested if you have other information – including pictures that I could see. Now that I am retired I look forward to filling in the details of this portion of my earlier life.

  531. Hi Annie, I’m looking forward to reading your new book. I do, and teach, telekinesis to the public. I just put out my training manual and wanted to let you know about it in case you’d be interested to learn in detail how to do this yourself. The website I posted has a sample video of what I teach people to do. The book is called “Defy Your Limits: The Telekinesis Training Method”. I’m grateful for your writing because it helps increase social awareness and acceptance of these abilities. We still have so much to learn, and getting past outdated belief systems is a big part of that.
    Thank you,

  532. I read the book over a year ago and still remember much of what it said.
    It was disturbing in some instances to find out what was actually going on when I remember what as said years ago about the XB-70 Accident that killed Joe Walker and the A-12 that imaged the USS Pueblo in Wonsan Harbor. In 968-69, I remember reading that no aerial recon was done.
    The ending story about the “Roswell Incident” was MORE disturbing than any other part of the book and I told a Conspiracy Theory Loon named Clyde Lewis about it on Facebook and he dismissed what I told him. He, like other UFO Believers, believes it WAS an Extra Terrestrial Spacecraft and will accept NOTHING ELSE.
    The book was not just a Good Read. You did the Right Thing in writing it and I Hope that you will do more such books in the Future.

  533. Annie, I led to team which published the 1952-1954 Collier’s space series (created by the von Braun team) page by page in high resolution. A first! We obtained a legal opinion before proceeding. That is available for anyone on the newsletter page of AIAA Houston Section, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. My since-1985 French father-in-law was not happy about that volunteer work while I was unemployed after my 1981-2011 aerospace engineering career (one employer), mostly on NASA projects. Now I am a math teacher and a substitute teacher. Our upcoming Annual Technical Symposium (Friday, May 5, 2017) will use the venue of the NASA/JSC Gilruth Center again this year. Please put me in contact with Houston area Paperclip-related people if convenient. I am the since-2015 History technical committee Chair in the technical branch of our Section. We would enjoy presentations from them. I organize lunch & learns about twice a year, too, in the NASA/JSC community. Also, if you are ever in Houston, please keep us in mind. I am sure NASA/JSC would like to hear from you in a book signing event, and if AIAA Houston Section can help with that, we will be happy to do that.

  534. I am reading the Pentagon’s Brain currently and have read Operation Paperclip a while ago. Both are interesting reads, but I confess I had gotten much of the information in Paperclip before reading it.
    I made contact with a German fellow after the collapse of the Soviet empire in the early 90’s. He lives, or lived in what was East Germany near Dresden, and I took him to be some kind of functionary in the East German government. He spoke Russian but no English, so we corresponded in German. He’s the one who gave me the history you had in the book but also more information equally interesting. He wanted me to go down to the National Archives and do research for him, which of course wasn’t so easy for me to do at the time..
    We lost touch but I still have some of his lengthy email correspondence. In it explained who Boris Pasch was, and Hans Kammler. These two are worth a book each. He also showed me where there was on line documentation of the tunnel where they were to build the Amerika Rackete in Austria. The Saturn was the same design with the outboard nacelles. It supposedly was going to reach the USA.. Von Braun didn’t change it much.
    He and his friends had a club with high tech metal detectors, and they spent weekends prospecting for Nazi treasure. The big target was to be the Bernstein Zimmer or Amber Room, stolen from Russia. It too would be a book and has never been found..
    It’s amazing to me how much world history was crammed into the 5-6 years of World War II and still there are secrets to be discovered.
    Keep searching and writing.
    Flemington, NJ

  535. Annie,
    I read the book area 51 book, one of the best books about area 51 I have ever read.
    Two things that were missed.
    Bob Lazar was not being completely untruthful, he claimed to have worked with a metal that didn’t exist at the time of his claim to work at area 51, and is now part of the table of elements! Some 10+ years after his claim.
    And the CIA had made dummy companies to get titanium from Russia, the same titanium used in both oxcart programs that flew over the Soviet Union!
    And Josef Mengele was a monster in his field, It would not surprise me if he was part of Roswell, I have read a bit about that man and his work
    The Horton brothers were beyond there time, without the power of the Soviet Union, Roswell would not have happened, shoot Nickolas Tesla invented remote control in the late 1800s and the Germans wanted nothing to do with it then!
    Annie great book, loved the time and effort you took to write it
    I’m a retired aircraft mechanic who resides​ in New Mexico.
    Erick Dorsey

  536. Re: Area 51 In view of all the classified material (past and present) that you needed for research, I am curious how you go about acquiring those materials?
    Are you able to get materials that have been declassified by requesting it from the National Archives, or do you need to ask CIA, or FBI? When you do receive files, are they digital, or hard copy? Are the files heavily redacted, or clean in presentation?
    Lastly, can you tell me how I could learn what information the government may have about me? The only reason I suspect there may be a file about me, however small, is that my grandmother’s brother worked for CIA for 20 years – perhaps I am included in background done concerning his family.
    Thank you for any explanation you might provide. I hope to hear from you when you have a chance to respond.
    Bob Edgarton, Chelsea Maine

  537. Dear Ms. Jacobsen:
    Hearing of your new book this morning (from an invitation to your upcoming book-reading at the Harvard Bookstore), I thought you might find worthwhile the NON-GOVERNMENTAL uses to which some of that classified research has been put. I therefore link for you herewith — — a chapter that builds upon the CIA’s “remote-viewing” research conducted at the Stanford Research Institute, and illuminates how the human mind might accomplish such “non-physical” perceptions.
    In addition, that linked chapter reports on rigorous research (never-classified) which studied related mental capabilities that you might find very interesting (so-called “telepathy” and “precognition”).
    Those described experiments are important to civilian science, not just to our country’s military needs. For, coupled with contemporary developments in neuroscience, they can help humanity in general to increase its understanding of how the mind works, and thereby how our minds could become more skillful in utilizing such (unfortunately-called) “extra-sensory” capabilities — which seem actually to be built-into our basic biological nature.
    Feel free to contact me, if you would like to explore these matters further.
    Wishing you much success in the sales of Phenomena,
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  538. Hi James,
    Thanks for the careful read! Will change/correct Norton to Norden in the next printing.
    Warm regards,

  539. I left a comment a a while back where i raised a few questions i would appreciate if someone got back to me thank you in advance

  540. Dear Ms. Jacobsen your book area 51 is a great read and as a military buff i found very satisfying,however 2 quick questions a)I find it really hard to believe that a man like stalin , who for all his faults still did not have the brain of a two year old, would let his only horten brothers plane out without first reverse engineering it and successfully replicating it. and if he did dont you think egomaniacs like kruschev wouldn’t at least hint to it. B)At the end of your book you accuse the government of horrible things yet you cant mention the name of the engineer so no can refute what he is saying and if thats to protect him why is that different than the government withholding information to protect the entire nation? Also why have a engineer and not a scientist work on humanoids ?
    With respect please respond to my email thank you

  541. Exceptionally well written! Like

  542. Hey Annie, just finished listening to your audiobook Operation Paperclip. I’d heard for years about it, but really enjoyed your in-depth investigative writing on the subject. Thank you for pursuing the truth.
    Daniel Barnhart

  543. I found information from the 1930’s-1950’s about a technology many would consider innovative today. Circumstantial evidence indicates German scientist involvement. My interest is to learn more about the company’s leadership/directors, company disposition, scientists, products, etc. You may have some information that could be helpful to me or be able to point me to new sources of information. I’m an independent researcher interested in science and technology. I’m willing to share more privately if your amenable to the idea.

  544. What’ are you working on now?

  545. To Annie Jacobsen:
    I went to high school in Ohio near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with the many children of Sigfried (?) Knemeyer. Among them were Sigfried (Jr.?), Doris, Manfred, and Juergen (?) who was in my class that graduated in 1961. I am Professor Emeritus, Brown University, and would be glad to help you with your research.

  546. Dear Ms. Jacobsen,
    I am pleased to let you know that a specific part of the “Area 51″ work meant a lot to me.
    I was assigned to work the Jan. 1966 Palomares Broken Arrow. You research was accurate. About 1500 USAF and an assortment of civilian experts gave it our all to help clean up Palomares as best as we could.
    A few of my fellow Airman were written about earlier this year in the New York Times, in print and video accounts.
    The VA has recently approved my service connected medical issue relating to plutonium exposure at Palomares.
    Many of us consider ourselves the”forgotten” veterans of that era.
    Thank you so much for your coverage of that service so long ago.
    With deep appreciation,
    Mike Lieb
    M/Sgt. USAF (Retired)
    PS Most importantly…of the flight crew members lost that day, nine didn’t
    make it, four ejected from the bomber and survived. Silent Heroes all.

  547. In passing in “The Penagon’s Brain,” you mention late in the book that “the Nazis” occupied Paris. Let me
    suggest that a better locution would have been “the Germans” or “German forces.” Some of the occupiers no doubt were Nazis. All were Germans.
    The invasions of European countries were acts of state of
    the German government (with considerable support from and little
    known opposition from the German people). It was Germany, under
    the National Socialist government, that made war.

  548. I have listened to your book,”Operation Paperclip” and as many others find it enlightening and disconcerting.
    Question 1: At this time in history, how do the German people feel still about WWII and the Nazi involvement? While you stated that many German people after the war did not want to face the facts of what their people did to the ‘Untermench’ people, I wonder what is the feeling now.
    2. You stated that the chemical weapons that were used by the Army were destroyed., I have found that there is a very large amount of Agent Orange still stored in OR. The private logging companies are spraying with helicopters with agent orange to keep the leafy trees from growing faster than the spruce trees that they harvest. If you have not been to the Oregon Coast, it is a logger’s paradise. But there are many in holdings where people live. These logging Companies will tell these in holding families to move out for a day.
    I have lost friends who fought in the Viet Nam war to Agent Orange symptoms which the Veteran’s Administration does not recognize. I fear now that these people living on the Oregon Coast are going to suffer from this chemical warfare for monetary gains.
    This information was given to me in an article from “Hipfish Monthly” alternative press serving the lower columbia pacific region. Sept 16th 2916, vol17, issue 212
    Just thought you might be interested in such a topic and know these people living on the Oregon Coast are in for a long fight with the logging companies who have a lot of political power.. But their lives and health are at stake.
    Sincerely, Claire Casey, Hailey Idaho

  549. Ms. Jacobsen,
    Admired all your books! I have a book called “The Secret of Huntsville”, chronicling the inside story of the establishment of the German community in Huntsville, published in German and Czech. Might make a fascinating book, authored by you! Please let me know if you would like the book.

  550. The were on the moon for 22 hours, overnight and into the next day. Laser experiment was late in mission. Thanks for the careful read.

  551. Please do your next book on the New World Order conspiracy.
    I have read all three of your awesome books and can’t think of a writer/journalist better able to either dispel or prove the aspects of what is today one of the biggest stories of interest. Huge populist backlash about “Globalism” going on right now and Annie’s approach would most certainly be the definitive text on this subject.
    Please, please, please 🙂

  552. Hello my name is Bobby Brown from Las vegas,nv. Id like to see if mrs. Jacobson will consider a topic of investigation concerning nonprofit organizations cover-ups that are happening everyday in this nation.

  553. Have read all your books with interest and enjoyment.
    Am just reading The Pentagons Brain, and think there might be a small error, possibly.
    In the chapter “Star Wars and Tank Wars” on page 262 of the paperback edition, you state that the laser experiment on the Moon, with Armstrong and Aldrin when they walked on the moon. You stated the date as 21st July 1969. In fact the date they landed was July 20th (Houston Time which governed all NASA space flights)
    Perhaps I’ve mis-understood your meaning of the date.

  554. Hello Annie,
    We have not met in person, but I am a fan of your writing and resaerch.
    I wanted to share a documentary project that I am working on.
    I thought this might strike your interest, and if it does, I am wondering if you might be able to help us share it with individuals that might also be interested. I ask you this, because I respect your research in this area and think that some kind of sharing or endorsement on your part would maybe draw some (needed) contributors our way.
    I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about the project. The pitch on Indiegogo is intentionally nondescript so that the intended audience doesn’t get lost in details, but If you DID have any interest in helping out, I’d be glad to explain anything/everything about this series.
    Sincerely, Tyrone Davies

  555. It is Wernher von Braun not Von Braun. He was the second of three sons and styled a Freiherr, or Baron. He later became an Evangelical: go figure.
    You have to get the detail right or you creds get busted. Remember that there is a difference between ‘bighting the rope’ and ‘biting the rope’.

  556. Annie: have read your Operation Paperclip and Area 51. You are truly a gifted researcher and writer that tells it like it is. I have just noticed your recent book on the Pentagon’s Brain; that was an oxymoron was it not! I wonder if you have ever given any thought to doing on a book on the German Sub U-238 that was carrying all kinds of advanced scientific goods and data including the disappearing Uranium?
    Thanks for the hours of insightful and spellbinding information and I truly look forward to reading your latest book. I can always count on you to bring things to light

  557. Dear Ms. Jacobsen:
    Please accept my compliment of your book – “Operation Paperclip” which
    I recently purchased from This is a well written and extensively
    researched subject of an episode of post WWII era.
    At the end of this book there is a page of ten “Questions and Topics for Discussion”.
    With your permission may I present my own answers, opinions and comments to you?
    [1] Yes, I have learned Operation Paperclip program a long time ago. I know
    Wernher von Braun and other German rocket scientists worked in New Mexico
    and later on for NASA, but this is first time from your book I ever learned other scientists
    and technicians also worked on biological and chemical weapons for US Government.
    [2] The Allied victors; namely US, Britain and USSR absolutely has rights and choices
    to determine the ultimate fate of their respective war trophies. In this case not
    the hardware but live human beings with talents to suit the victors’ needs.
    Not that much different than Romans and Vikings to plunder the conquered land
    take whatever they needed then dispose rest of it.
    [3] Just remember this; Joseph Stalin definitely is not an angel. Anyone ever heard of
    German-Soviet Non-Aggression-Pact signed by Ribbentrop and Molotov in Moscow
    on the eve of WWII on August 23, 1939? The Soviet Army invaded eastern Poland
    and carved half of Poland with the Third Reich. Ribbentrop was hanged in Nuremberg,
    what about Molotov? How many Poles were killed by Red Army from 1939 until 1941?
    The evil nature of Soviet Union in their zeal of world domination is equal or even exceed
    Nazi Germany. Operation Paperclip did not accelerate the upcoming of Cold War,
    I do sincerely believe this program provides the protection of western democracies
    so today I can sit in my home write these words and you can read it without any fear
    to be sent to Siberia.
    [4] The Government possess the nature to keep secrets, some of them forever.
    What difference it makes?? Those scientists are not working for German Reich
    anymore. Their activities during wartime clearly can be described as barbaric
    atrocity against humanity. But that regime was finished. Kaput! Right?
    I am positively certain when those scientists brought to this country by US Army,
    they are NOT going to do the same evil deeds again in their lifetime under
    the supervision of U.S. Government agencies. The federal government has the right
    to decide how much information to be released to the general public. Those officials
    with the titles of Secretary or Director were appointed to run the affairs for the best of
    interest of this nation. The government was run by those individuals not by general
    [5] Believe me; there are plenty of secret government programs running constantly
    from 1945 until today and beyond to the future. Such as; covert assassination in
    South Vietnam, support of Nicaraguan Contra Rebels and CIA’s black prison in Poland
    [6] The comprehensive nature of bringing in the scientists to U.S.
    Before read your book, my impression on Operation Paperclip was just about
    a handful of rocket scientists who worked on the secret project and helped America
    land the astronauts on the moon. Now the scope of this operation even extended
    to the medical research and development of America’s biological weapons arsenal.
    [7] The decision made by U.S. High Commissioner back in 1951 in my opinion was
    based on virtual practical reason. Why keep those convicted criminals behind
    the bars? Instead, this country can utilize their knowledge to boost our needs for
    national defense.
    Honestly, those people in Landsberg prison not only just the small fish but their
    activities during the war was basically offer their services to Nazi regime in order
    to enjoy a better life as part of the elite class under the swastika banner.
    The bigger fish are all dead in 1945; Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goring
    and Joseph Goebbels. Without those big fish there won’t be any small fish around
    doing the evil deeds. So why waste money and effort to lock them up? Give those
    people to US Army to pay for their sins.
    [8] In my view, this proverb applies perfectly to the convicted war criminals of
    Nuremberg Trials. Other than the ones met their death on the gallows;
    Albert Speer was imprisoned 20 years. Rudolph Hess killed himself after 41 years
    in Spandau Prison. So “Everyone Gets What He Deserves”.
    [9] No, for what purpose? When they landed on U.S. soil to work for NASA, it is like
    a new life was reborn from the dying ashes. If we keep the past alive, do we know
    every single individual who entered this country as post war refugee from Europe
    as what they claim they are? Why disclose their wartime activities of the past?
    It only add unnecessary embarrassment and awkwardness to NASA itself; and
    the decision to let these scientists came to this country was made by Truman
    Administration not by NASA.
    [10] No. I was a financial accountant for HMO and healthcare system of my entire
    professional career. All in number crunching technical stuff no excitement at all.
    In 1960s there was a cartoon joke on the newspaper, it depicts two satellites; one Soviet, the
    other one American passing each other on the orbit above the earth. Both satellites burst out
    a preprogrammed greeting message when encounter each other in space. Instead of Russian
    and English the words are: “Gutten Tag!”
    In your book the following paragraphs obviously were not accurate in its context, if you do not mind may I point it out in here?
    On page 93 – the second paragraph you have mentioned Dr. Robertson served under
    President Eisenhower in 1945? Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of SHAEF at that
    time so it should be General Eisenhower instead.
    On page 169 – you have mentioned Admiral Horthy, I believe he was the ruler of Hungary.
    During WWII Austria was part of German Reich.
    On page 330 – the group at the resort in Crimea includes Field Marshall Paulus, Schreiber and
    Muller returned to Moscow at the end of summer of 1947 by “private jet”?? I believe the first
    passenger jet travel service was conducted by British in 1952. I don’t think USSR has private jet
    flying around in 1947.
    These are my comments of your Operation Paperclip book and I do look forward to read
    your future works relates to this subject.
    Edwin Loh
    Huntington Township, NY 11746

  558. Hi Annie. I finished you book Operation Paperclip. Excellent great deal of research. I sent a note to Elizabeth Garriga to forward to you but received not follow up. I don’t know if she did or not.
    Yo ur work mentions ALSOS quite a but never detailed what that term came from. Here are the details.
    This went to Garriga.
    Dear Annie Jacobsen,
    I carefully read and very much enjoyed your exceptional book Operation Paperclip. The attention to detail was very thorough and impressive. Great work! I learned much more of the dark history of Paperclip. I noted you mentioned ALSOS on multiple occasions but never discussed where that term came from and why it was chosen. A story within a story it appears. It turns out there were ALSOS I and ALSOS II. They had somewhat different functions. I am a heart surgeon but also a writer (mostly novels but some nonfiction) I had a novel published which I called Nazi Treasure it’s on Amazon. While developing the novel I also discovered the term ALSOS so I decided to track down what it referred to since it seemed an unusual word and why it was used and soon understood that it resulted in Operation Paperclip. As you are aware the man in charge of the Manhattan Engineering District (MED) from the military consideration was General Leslie Groves. He is the source of the term ALSOS.
    Excerpt from the novel:
    … The man in charge of the totally secret US $2 billion Manhattan Project employing 125,000 persons to build a US atom bomb General Leslie Groves was concerned that I.G. Farben the giant German chemical corporation might be attempting to make weapons’ grade nuclear material for a German atomic bomb. But he wasn’t sure because a vast majority of the company’s records were lost in the ensuing firestorms from the massive aerial bombings in the latter stages of World War II.
    Worried by this possibility, General Groves set up ALSOS Missions I & II as divisions of MED (Manhattan Engineering District – the atomic bomb project), to investigate the state of Nazi Germany’s atomic weapons development.
    ALSOS comprised seven military officers and thirty-three US nuclear scientists and was led by San Francisco born Intelligence Officer Lt. Colonel Boris Pash. ALSOS I scientists extensively interviewed first Italian nuclear scientists; then ALSOS II interviewed additional nuclear scientists in Germany, particularly if they were connected to IG Farben industries. It later sent them to England’s Farm Hill and secretly recorded the German nuclear scientists’ conversations for about nine months and finally concluded the German nuclear scientist were a long way from developing an atomic bomb. (This is discussed in your book). They were apparently unaware of the 1941 Maud Report.
    Meanwhile the two I.G Farben “employees” Germans Steyr and Olendorf (these two are the arch crooks in my novel), were extensively questioned by nuclear scientist elements of ALSOS II and it soon became abundantly clear the two deserters knew nothing of atomic weapons and the ALSOS investigators wrote in their reports that Steyr and Olendorf were simply disaffected German war refugees but not German nuclear scientists.
    ALSOS for the observant is a Greek word meaning “grove” and was obviously a name play on General Leslie Groves the man appointed by President Roosevelt to take charge of Manhattan Engineering District program. ALSOS developed into Operation Paperclip and expanded to included Nazi chemical and biological weapons scientists. Operation Paperclip brought a significant number of these Nazi scientists to America, and largely kept Americans in the dark about their war time horrific human death experiments. This ultimately led to the Nuremberg Code – Informed Consent – applied to patients today about to undergo some sort of surgery or experiment etc. There were two main reasons for Paperclip [1] to prevent these Nazi scientists from heading to the Soviet Union and [2] to use their intellectual power to help the US in its war against Japan.
    John Opie MD

  559. I have read all of your books and I love your writing style and objectivity, coupled with your relentless attention to the small details.
    Now I have a problem as you have no more books for me to read! 🙁
    John in Florida

  560. I just finished reading your book at the Pentagons’ Brain in about 10 days and I have to say it’s a great read. Your research is absolutely phenomenal. I have one burning question though after finish reading your book… it seems that ARPA’s creation came about only as a means to create technologies to stop incoming nuclear ballistic missiles from hitting the United States. A good portion of your book at the beginning is spent on the research of these technologies. Then at some point it just kind of dies off. Was it because you wanted to cover more topics on DARPA or was it possibly because at some point the Pentagon’s brain figured out a way to stop incoming ballistic missiles from attacking the US? It just seems to me that the mentality of the men and women at DARPA is such that no problem cannot be solved. Is the issue of stoping nuclear attacks from Russians and other entities against United States still on the forefront of DARPA’s agenda? I’m quite sure strategically getting into that information will not be something that current DARPA would want to discuss. Based on your research can you assume that there possibly has been major advancements that were made in stopping incoming nuclear ballistic missile attacks or are all the energies of DARPA now on stopping biological weapons? I know this may be a subject you could not really get full answers on. Also do you have any upcoming book tour dates in Los Angeles? It seems i just missed your Pasadena talk.

  561. Kenneth — Thanks for the eagle eyes while reading. Both errors have been corrected and appear so in the paperback version. Regards, Annie Jacobsen

  562. Miss Jacobsen ,
    I purchased The Pentagons Brain recently. at Barnes and Noble in Denton , Tx
    Near my home in Justin . It was a genre I infrequently purchase , and even though I’m 59 , I wasn’t familiar with the term DARPA at all , but skimming through a few pages it was so intriguing I couldn’t put it down.
    You are an outstanding writer with the rare gift of being able to sift through difficult research and put down on paper a very complex topic yet make it captivating and understandable to the reader . It was a fascinating and very thought provoking read about the possibilities in the near future of what could be . I’m not a big science fiction fan but some of the things you describe are right out of that type of thinking and concept .
    Sought out and purchased AREA 51 tonight at B&N and look forward to another outstanding read .
    Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your writing . My wife and I both appreciate excellent writing and I will seek out your books as they come out . Keep up the good work!!

  563. Annie, I liked the Area 51 book. Having seen a UFO up close, this was an interesting read.I
    wish you could have gotten some more UFO info.Yes UFO’s exist! Tom Deighan

  564. Pensez qu’à l’heure actuelle peut être contrôlé par ordinateur du cerveau humain? J’ai lu des articles où obtenir de l’information ou la tête de personne VOLONTAIRE a été entourée avec un équipement réel.
    Je crois que de grands progrès ont été réalisés et les chercheurs ont réussi à obtenir la comande de programme et de controle du cerveau humain.[encore secret?…]
    Que pensez-vous devrait présenter une personne pour à rayonner? Je pense que une “antenne”qui doit être au O.R.L., un métal qui ne oxidexe pas en temps, autre fois causerait des infections vraies dans le corps, d’allergies et d’autres traumatismes.
    Après un soin, puis [disons mots croisés en cours untie] pour chaque lettre nous avons un signal, alors nous intervenons avec les programmeurs.Noi avons quelques-uns des meilleurs .Les recherches devrait être fait en connaissance de cause, autrement odeurs d’assassiner. Comment pensez-vous faire en Roumanie? Mais dans un pays où la corruption régnerait?
    Si vous ajoutez une télépathie, je pense que nous sommes confrontés à même un assassin potentiel! Je pensais à ce moment,quand j’ai vu l’assassinat de Nissa. Comme il a été contrôlé et ordonné! Si cela était vrai , le chemin de grandes atrocités serait ouvert.
    Je pense qu’il serait contraire à l’éthique, voire détruire l’homme, sa personnalité, serait d’obtenir des informations sans que personne ne sait pas ,serait même une torture mentale possible.
    C’est possible que les cobayes humains sont des gens qui ne connaissent pas qu’ils sont manoeuvrer , mais dans un certain contexte pourrait être surveillé?
    Je me réjouis de votre réponse
    Adriana Vasilescu
    P. S.Je suis convaincu que émettent sur une certaine fréquence et les allergies sont aussi………

  565. Hello my name is Anton nazi and I had a surgery in Kosovo. I am a US citizen and after the surgery began hearing transmissions as I could best describe it. I have family that works in high levels of government. Put these transmissions would be statements such as stop smoking or drinking. I could also respond back to them without speaking. I know this sounds crazy but I dont know what to do or who to talk to. I also worked at NASA for five years.

  566. Ms. Jacobson:
    Love you work..just finished the Area 51 book and have seen your work on Operation Paperclip and our postwar relationship with key Nazi’s.
    But how have you and everyone missed the biggest lie that still continues today?
    Specifically, the possibility that Dr. Karl Brandt and his brother Rudolf Brant were not the individuals that were supposedly hung after their convictions in the “Doctor’s Trial” at Nuremberg?
    Best Regards,
    Peter Heitmann

  567. Hello my name is Brian Malpasso, I’m a independent life long researcher of 35 years, Theoretical conceptual Theorist, expert in conceptual frame work dynamics and Proficient in all areas of understandings in conjunction with Cosmology, physics, astrology, particle physics dynamics, Time concepts, and I defined reality, see below. I’m also a master artist of 25 yrs
    Space time is a negative space expansion time realm set compared to positive matter Time, the difference between the two time sets is Time dilation, that the current exchange rate of energy, the friction between positive light time matter energy and negative space time, the energy exchange the friction of the two going through one another cause energy exchange that builds or depletes forms due to energy mass exchange. We all end because space is so great that it depletes the positive energy around and in it, by its mass compared to all other masses. All matter in its different forms, can be explained by the variances in light positive energy frequency variations. The difference in matter formation is the frequencies at which matter forms under different mass gravity ratios. The variances in matter are directly linked to variances in positive light spectrum wave energy frequencies giving way to endless matter formation variables.
    You see everything is in motion, or sustained in motion, or created in motion, therefore the bases for all matter is motion. Motion is energy and the expansion of energy is Time, the expansion of energy over distance is what creates time. Reality is the flow of positive matter time energy expanding or being pulled forth, over distance in a negative time realm. The universe is a perpetual machine, it is not yet balanced, but I’m sure what ever created it is well understanding in why keeping it would be wise. I’m sure at some point it will spin like a saucer and everything will slowly balance out like I’m sure other Universes have done. Please write back.
    ©Malpasso 2010-16 Publication
    I can explain more, I want a interview with someone who understands conceptual Cosmology frame work dynamics.

  568. Just finished reading Area 51. Is it possible to correspond with Annie Jacobsen directly through e-mail? to verify lots of questions and opinions that is triggered in my mind. Thank you.

  569. On October 13, 2009 Ms. Jacobsen’s byline appeared above an article that reported the arrest of two al-Qaeda connected spies employed at CERN. This was, according to the mini-bio at the end of the article, published at That link is one page only and the language is Latin (as in ancient Rome). Below is Ms. Jacobsen’s lede to help identify the story. Question: what happened to Aviation Nation? Why Latin? Thank you.
    “Last week I was in Las Vegas attending a banquet honoring retired intelligence officers, many of whom once worked for the CIA. Some of the guests were still active. Others currently work for the Department of Defense. There were four of us from the press.”

  570. If you win the Pulitzer for The Pentagon’s Brain, Ms. Jacobsen, it will be well-deserved. I read this stellar piece of journalism from cover to cover, by turns fascinated and horrified. It is a masterful piece of research and a hell of a good read. Congratulations.

  571. Do you have any evidence regarding the claimed identities of the Roswell “aliens”?

  572. I just read Area 51. I almost put the book down because I was not interested in what I thought might be an UFO conspiracy book. I am so glad I didn’t. It was really good. I only wish there was more of it to read. All that to say thank you. I was entertained and educated. Justin H.

  573. If, as the author… and narrator of two of your audio books which I have listened to…
    Why do you so frequently mispronounce common words in your narration.
    I cannot fathom how you would not know or learn these from all your conversations and interviews.
    It is very distracting and diminishes your credibility… at least in my eyes.
    Do you have a credible explanation?

  574. My brother, James Robert Tynes, was stationed in Sinop at the same time. He pdies in a motorcycle wreck in 1984. He was 13 yrs older than I am and would get very upset when I questioned him about what his job was in Sinop. The last time I asked he told me, mens lives are still at risk, don’t ever ask me again….so I didnt. He was young, early 20s accident prone and funny. Just curious if you knew him?

  575. Hi, I am a former Australian Soldier. I wish to converse with Ms Annie Jacobsen.
    I have several Qs.
    US Military presence in Syria related to a Stargate being there?
    Is HAARP also active in Northern Australia?
    I have yet to read your books, but will look into them

  576. At a dinner party I learned of Annie Jacobsen and her book “Area 51,” and a week later I had not only purchased this book but had it fully read cover to cover with many highlighted areas. All I can say is how amazingly brilliant an investigative writer Mrs. Jacobsen is. I am 40 years old and for many, many years, like most Americans, I have heard countless conspiracy theories. Well, after reading this incredible book, “Area 51, ” many of my questions are no longer theories. This book is brilliant, eye opening, and astonishing with critical FACTS that the American people have never known. Great job Mrs. Annie Jacbosen!!

  577. Your other website Area51thebook does not let a viewer search
    for references to a specific text in the comments.
    I ran across two problems with the book.
    (reference Large Print Edition,978-0-316-17807-5)
    page 292, “…he was attacked by Japanese fighter jets, …”
    looking at Wikipedia for “Jet fighters of world war 2”;
    it listed only 2 and neither seems to of been operational.
    The other was “Rods from God”, where you say:
    “…at ten thousand miles per second.”.
    WE have not developed a capability to propel ANYTHING at
    10,000 miles per second.
    Perhaps you meant 10,000 miles per hour OR
    ten miles per second?

  578. Hello Ms. Jacobsen. I want to make you aware of the career of my father William Lewis “Bud” Uanna. He figured prominently in the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission. I am investigating the circumstances of his death. At the end of the movie ENOLA GAY in which he was portrayed it said that he was murdered in Africa and all records relating to his death have disappeared. He was the Administrative Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the time of his death on December 22, 1961. The official cause of his death is heart attack. It is my contention that the U.S. Department of State covered up the details of his death and that they are still covering it up. Before he went to Addis Ababa he was the Chief of the Division of Physical Security at the Department of State. His career in intelligence and security started just before WWII when he was a Special Agent with the Army Counter Intelligence Corps. He handled the security for Radar experiments and other top secret research. At the Manhattan Project he handled the security for the 509th Composite Group which dropped the 2 Atomic Bombs and the First Technical Service Detachment which prepared the bombs on Tinian Island. After the war he was the Chief of the Office of Personnel Clearance at the Atomic Energy Commission where he named and wrote the criteria for the AEC’s Q Clearance. In 1948 he worked for the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project out of Kansas City, Missouri where he oversaw the construction of the storage bases for the U.S. Atomic Bomb Arsenal. In 1949 he was back in Washington D.C. working at the CIA and wrote the briefing manual for the Office of Policy Coordination. He was the special assistant to the Secretary of Commerce from 1951 – 1953 as the Chairman of the Facilities Protection Board. In 1953 he went to the Department of State, first as a consultant where he wrote the Evaluators Handbook and when he became Chief of the Division of Physical Security he established the Marine Security Guard Training School and wrote a Protection of Dignitaries Manual. I say he was “exiled” to Addis Ababa away from Washington. It was there that he died on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in the Air Attaches Office. My mother always thought he was murdered but could do nothing about it. I suspect that my father may be the source of the “Guy Hottel Memo” My reason – while he was at the AEC the FBI said that he was their main source of confidential information. They sought him out in Kansas City to continue their relationship with him. I think that my father was kept out of Robert Oppenheimer’s Security Clearance hearing because my father would not have agreed to take away a clearance from Oppenheimer that he had probably approved, especially since no new information had surfaced. Taking Oppenheimer’s clearance paved the way for the Nazi scientists to take the lead in the U.S. scientific/industrial community. William Uanna has a page on Wikipedia and there are documents and pictures on Wikimedia under Category:Bud Uanna. I read AREA 51. Very good book. Good research. I think my father’s career will interest you. Thank you, Steven Uanna

  579. Read your Pentagon’s Brain twice as it fills in many blind spots for those of us who lived through this entire period. It is sobering and chilling to think the pivotal choices for humanity were never made in favor of the good of the collective inhabitants of this planet. Worse still is that this same tendency continues in its most powerful institutionalized form and is more entrenched than ever. Giving only lip service to ethical considerations is normal it would seem by those charged with oversight of forward looking project work.
    And when such concerns are actually raised, as in the case of the hydrogen bomb, even the acknowledged greatest thinkers or our time are overruled by fearful conservative bureaucrats. It is not comforting to realize that they are predisposed to opt for one upsmanship, even if it spells an apocalyptic result.
    Can we draw comfort from our current set of enemies? Not really, as radical Islam believes it is every Muslim’s solemn duty to move us ever forward towards an end of days scenario. Having a world filled to the brink with all the necessary tools to realize the visions of such maniacs on both sides of this divide should make us all run for cover. Only there is no longer anywhere to hide!

  580. Hello, I want to make you aware of the career of my father William Lewis “Bud” Uanna. I am investigation the circumstances of his death. At the end of the movie ENOLA GAY in which he was portrayed it said that he was murdered in Africa. The official cause of his death according to the U.S. Department of State is heart attack. During World War II he was a member of the Counter Intelligence Corps and was responsible for the security of the 509th Composite Group. After the war he went to the Atomic Energy Commission where he wrote the Q Clearance. He oversaw the construction of the storage bases the Atomic Bombs in 1948. He went to the CIA in 1949 where he wrote the briefing manual for the Office of Policy Coordination. He was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce from 1951 to 1953 as the Chairman of the Facilities Protection Board. In 1953 he went to the Department of State and became Chief of the Division of Physical Security. In 1958 he was sent (I say “exiled” to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) where he died on the grounds of the American Embassy there on December 22, 1961. My mother always thought he was murdered but could do nothing about it. I suspect that my father was the source of the “Guy Hottel Memo.” The FBI said that my father was their main source of confidential information at the AEC. I think that my father was kept out of the Robert Oppenheimer Hearing because he would not have agreed to taking Oppenheimer’s Q Clearance away. A clearance that my father had probably approved. This paved the way for the Nazi scientists to take the lead position and the acceleration of the arms race.
    William Uanna has a page on Wikipedia and you can see documents on Category:Bud Uanna on Wikimedia. I read AREA 51. I think my father’s career will interest you.
    Thank you, Steven Uanna

  581. Hi – I have published 4 books, 2 of which are part of a 3-part series of historical fiction for young readers. I am researching the third book, which features Operation Paperclip. I have enjoyed your book on the subject, and would love to connect with you to learn more information that might be of interest to the imagination of a young reader. I can also send you links to the other books if you are interested. I imagine you get many such requests, but I appreciate your consideration. Thanks so much – Steve

  582. Loved the book. The CIA uses spy fiction to train operators. I am glad that you didn’t get into Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard, who had a role, back in the day. At the time no one wanted to say Rocket, because of the science fiction, so we have JATO and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Also science fiction is used to explore sensitive social issues, Dick and LeGuin for two.

  583. In need of a new project? The most popular airliner in the world, the Boeing 737, was developed with a faulty yaw damper. That’s the system that automatically makes the back end of the plane follow the front. The early dampers were susceptible to electrical noise coupled to the rudder position feed-back loop. At least three fatal rudder rolls resulted until the box was replaced by a digital design from the B757 in late 2000. The problem was covered over by Boeing, and the NTSB and FAA went along with it. I can supply a list of about 40 telephone numbers you or associates can call for conformation. Most, but not all, those involved are now retired, consulting, or “talking heads” on TV every time there is a plane crash.
    I’m currently devouring the DARPA book and thought of you for this story. Your Area 51 book is on my shelf.
    Your thorough research and writing style is refreshing.
    God bless, Doug

  584. Sorry, can’t find name of your book on Soviet role in Roswell crash. Thanks a lot. All the best.

  585. Hi! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

  586. Watching you on CSPAN about your book Pentagon’s brain, you referenced an event in Oct 1960 when NORAD in Cheyenne Mountain was alerted. Fact is the Cheyenne facility was not in operation until the mid 1960’s.

  587. I just finished Area 51. I have a couple of small comments. The Lockheed Constellation was a large, four engined aircraft, not a small two engined plane as you twice described it. Also, referred to a warship as a”destroyer battleship” it’s either a destroyer or a battleship. They are two very different types of navy ship.

  588. I was wondering if she also knew that Otto Ambros was also responsible for the making of the drug Thalidomide. The same drug that caused so many birth defects in pregnant mothers who took the drug. Also, that it has been questioned whether the drug was tested in its earliest patent form within the camps.

  589. I am getting a lot out of your book, “The Pentagon’s Brain” . some things I knew, some things I didn’t know, but one of the things that clicked for me was the Stategic Hamlet Program, and the Anthropologist report that was dissmissed because it wasn’t what the government wanted to hear.
    I havent heard that tidbit before. The fact that the North Vietnamise had never heard of Carl Marx and just wanted to return to their land. It was corruption all around (unsurprisingly) that fuel,ed that conflict.

  590. My name is Makayla, and I am writing an essay for my school, its worth a lot of points, and I have chose to write about Area 51, I am a freshman in high school, if you could email me that would be fantastic!

  591. I’m an avid non-fiction reader, and the subject matter alone for Area 51 would normally appeal to me, but with each chapter I became more and more impressed with Ms. Jacobsen’s writing talents. I kept telling my wife “I can’t believe how well-written this is!”. Keep up the great work!

  592. I am a medical historian. The audio book “Paper Clips” mentions that the German and American Air Forces were testing pilots in simulated atmospheric chambers with low oxygen and on centrifuges at high G forces. Deaths were recorded during low oxygen testing. Did Annie Jacobsen’s research unearth any deaths during G force testing of pilots during the human centrifuge experiments?

  593. Ms. Jacobsen, just purchases your book “Area 51” and I will a lot I’m only 12 pages in (although first day I’ve had it), I find it amazingly interesting and a great read. Kudos to you on your research and courage. I find the covert military actions and nuclear weapons information extrem