Secrets of Area 51: The alien controversy Video
Secrets of Area 51: The alien controversy Video Transcript
AREA 51 WOULDNÃ¯Â¿Â½T BE AREA 51 UNLESS THERE WAS CONTROVERSY AND CONSPIRACY. AND ANNIE JACOBSENÃ¯Â¿Â½S NEW BOOK, Ã¯Â¿Â½AREA 51,Ã¯Â¿Â½ DELIVERS BOTH. SHE CITES AN ANONYMOUS SOURCE WHO TOLD HER A SURPRISING STORY ABOUT THE ROSWELL UFO AND ITS CONNECTION TO THE MYSTERIOUS NEVADA MILITARY BASE. well what i write in the book has made some people uncomfortable because its not reflective of what they want to believe the government does or did at area 51 //in the end of my book i reveal what someone told me, an engineer, who was a source for me, // what the source told me was that a flying disc really did crash in new mexico, it was taken to wright patterson, and that it did wind up at area 51, hense the name area 51 it went there in 1951, and he was one of 5 engineers that reverse engineered that craft. it did not come from mars, it camera from russia AND JOSEPH STALIN APPARENTLY ENGINEERED THIS CRAFT AND SENT IT AS A DIS- INFORMATION AND FEAR CAMPAIGN the craft is believed to have been built by two former 3rd reich airplane designers named walter and reamer horton and they had the blueprints on this aircraft and stalin got ahold of it and sent this craft as a means of a hoax a-la the "war of the worlds" AND, HER SOURCE TOLD HER Ã¯Â¿Â½ THERE *WERE* LITTLE GREEN MEN INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT. this is information that came to me from the source who i absolutely believe// what he said was that the child-sized aviators had been the byproduct of this horrific human experimentation program eventually my source told me // "we chose to do the same thing" -and that upsets a lot of people this idea that the united states government // could have experimented on humans. THE ALLEGATIONS HAVE SHOCKED READERS, AND SOME OF THE VETERANS OF AREA 51, AS WELL. i can't conviece of it, that wasn't the atmosphere, we weren't that desperate at that time, i can't picture stalin being that desperate, but then again people, they do crazy things in the interest of you know - i just can't picture it because i would then be forced to say i don't want to be part of it we don't know. its personal opinion, everybody's got their own opinion about certain things. annie jacobsen for me its completely plausible because i looked at the entire landscape of area 51 and that need to know // 9:24:38 and the compartmentalization of secrets, and i believe that something like this, a rogue program could have happened AREA 51, SAYS ANNIE JACOBSEN, IS A STORY OF INCREDIBLE FEATS OF TECHNOLOGY, BUT ALSO A STORY ABOUT A PLACE FAR OUT IN THE NEVADA DESERT WITH HARDLY ANY OVERSIGHT, AND HARDLY ANY RULES. We had no bosses you might say, we were top of our field and there wasn't anyone superior to us and we reported to no one except for the customer i rather see it as a clear progression of what can happen because one of the themes that i write about in the book is using the Lord Acton quote "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" some of the men in the book show great moral courage no matter what but what i also write about that. these are american's cold warries but what i also write about in the book is a number of men who experience a downfall when power overwhelms them and you have the old archetype of hubris taking over and they push things too far and there is very serious repercussions so i see, remember that area 51 was setup to push military, science and technology faster and further than any other nation. that is what we did. and the rogue program is an extension of pushing science over the edge into black science or wicked science SINCE WE INTERVIEWED ANNIE JACOBSEN, TD BARNES, AND JIM FRIEDMAN FOR THIS PIECE, CONTROVERSY ABOUT THESE ALLEGATIONS HAS CONTINUED TO GROW. THE ROADRUNNERS Ã¯Â¿Â½ THE GROUP OF AREA 51 VETERANS THAT MEET TO TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES THERE Ã¯Â¿Â½ NOW SAY THEY FEEL BLINDSIDED BY THE STORY, AND HAVE EMAILED US TO TRY TO DISCREDIT THE TALE. Ã¯Â¿Â½ WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE COMES OUT OF THIS I would hope that people would read the whole book and be able to make that judgement for themselves at the end. because everyone gets to have an opinion about whether or not they believe the voracity of my source as i do. and if it is even remotely possible what he said happened then there are questions to ask about black operations at area 51 ONE THING IS CLEAR, AND PROBABLY ALWAYS WILL BE: VERY FEW PEOPLE WILL EVER KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT AREA 51.
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But it?s the point of entry that makes the most sense for the emotional landscape Blanche paints with their haunted words and the oddly-swinging, just-off-kilter-enough music to be found on their debut release, If We Can?t Trust the Doctors? The title is about faith, according to Miller, about the faith that you eventually must stumble down to meet. When Dan and his wife, Tracee, met tragedy and ailment on their doorsteps numerous times over the last two years ? the years in which they recorded this full-length ? they had to plumb the depths of trust, hope, faith and the other rock bottom human emotions that get you from sunrise to sunrise. "I was in a hospital waiting room and I just started thinking, 'Well, the doctors know what they're doing, right?' But once you start to doubt that, you ask yourself, 'What can you trust? What can you hold on to?' Your prayers don't always get answered, and you realize that everything and everyone you thought you could trust and depend on is vulnerable." Folks you think I'd be happy and delighted/ 'cause all my dreams are finally coming true/ but did I mention all my dreams are nightmares/and in my head I feel a storm about to brew ? "So Long Cruel World" Dan cut his musical teeth with country-punk band Goober & the Peas, releasing two albums, before the band broke up. Next was the short-lived Two Star Tabernacle, (in which Dan shared front man and guitar duties with Jack White), with Tracee playing bass and Detroit Cobra Damian Lang drumming. The band?s only release was a 7-inch they did with legendary R&B singer Andre Williams, recorded at White?s house. Although they never recorded an album, many of the Two Star songs took new shape and ended up on both the White Stripes? White Blood Cells and Blanche?s If We Can?t Trust the Doctors? Blanche was, literally, born in Dan and Tracee Miller's living room. "Our idea was to start a band with friends who shared our love for old country and blues music, and rock music that had that same feeling (i.e. Bad Seeds' Kicking Against the Pricks). We wanted to almost embrace everyone?s inexperience on their instruments," said Dan. "Once we started working on the songs, the lack of polish seemed to kind of enhance the emotion of the songs." Tracee, still fairly new to the bass guitar, was nudged into some singing duty as well, while Dan was still trying to figure out how to play guitar and sing at the same time without getting dizzy. Patch Boyle had never played an instrument before hurriedly grabbing his banjo learner?s permit, and Lisa Jannon, also a musical novice, jumped into drumming after an old snare, drumstick and maraca were grabbed from the basement. 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If the Carter Family made an appearance on the Lawrence Welk show when country music iconoclast Lee Hazlewood and Nick Cave were co-hosting, it would look and feel a lot like Blanche does. But even that reduces the alchemy of these five strange people to an equation. Blanche is more than the sum of their parts. With Dan, frenetic yet stern, the preacher gone slightly astray from the flock leading the congregation and Tracee, a Stepford wife by way of Appalachian sweetheart at his side, you can?t take your eyes away. No one expects the Millers, but they?re undoubtedly striking. But what fills out the portrait is the long-gone family reunion of characters that are the rest of Blanche. Patch Boyle cradles his banjo and autoharp like a lost sweetheart or a dear, departed child and rocks it to life. Feeny teases only-he-knows-what from his pedal steel, bound to his seat but set fit to jump up and testify at a moment?s inspiration. Behind it all, Lisa Jannon manages to alternately tap and then pound out rhythms that let it all hang miraculously together. It has been said that they look like they?re out on Saturday night with Sunday morning never too far off, and that?s about apt. They are the portrait of Americana Gothic, Flannery O?Connor by way of a chill Detroit November. And for all the sorrow that provided a foundation for the band?s songs, Blanche?s music is not without joy. But the joy seems to come in the exorcism of dark secrets. When it came time to get this sound on record, the band divided time among three different Detroit studios. Warn Defever (His Name Is Alive, Ida, Tarnation) had just christened his new studio, Brown Rice, and Blanche was the perfect lab rat for Defever?s cryptic instincts. Next, the band headed for steel player Feeny?s recording laboratory, The Tempermill (P.W. Long, Demolition Doll Rods) for further recording. Lastly, the band knocked on the door of resident Detroit pop genius Brendan Benson. They holed up for a couple days of ?live? recording at Benson?s Grand Studio, dramatically reworking a song Miller wrote and played in Two-Star Tabernacle, ?Who?s to Say??, which would become the band?s first release, a 7-inch single. The song that you?ll hear on ?If We Can?t Trust the Doctors? takes the song down tempo and lets Miller?s stark vocal of a lovelorn man gone lost drip with longing and pathos. And it afforded Blanche the opportunity for an on-record family reunion of sorts, with White contributing a guitar solo and accompaniment and Benson singing backup harmony. It is, as one pundit put it, ?A haunting mess of beauty.? And it brings the band full circle as it prepares to share the snapshots of what Miller has found when he?s been looking in the far corners of his attic.
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