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Welcome back to FOX & Friends UFO sightings aliens secret tunnels and -- backdrop for a moon landing -- out area 51 has been the source of conspiracy theories and rumors.
Since the Roswell crash in 1947 but for the first time we're finally getting the true story.
Any Jacobson is the contrary is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times magazine and the author of this incredible new book.
Area 51 and uncensored history of America's top secret military book and he joins us this morning -- welcome to the show.
Thanks for having.
Up first of all.
What is area 51 now that we've heard so many rumors over the years as to what exactly it is you break it down in the book what is it.
It's America's most top secret military facility it's in the desert of southern Nevada about 75 miles north of las -- -- And important to keep in mind about area 51 is that it sits inside a bigger restricted land parcel called the Nevada test and training range.
And that land parcel is about the size of Connecticut.
Hobeika it would -- on the screen right now to put that in perspective what's amazing about that image there.
Is -- the government denies its existence that area 51 still doesn't exist why.
That's right and if you look at any declassified documents about area 51 about any of the CIA.
-- platforms that went on there that -- developed and tested there.
It's fascinating to see that the name area 51 is always blacked out or redacted.
It's often reach -- referred to as the -- facility or the ranch but never area 51.
And you know when that they started in 1951.
It was the nearest neighbor is the Nevada Test Site which is where starting in 1951 the government set off more than a hundred.
Atmospheric nuclear bombs.
And then went testing went underground we set off 800 when he nuclear bombs underground so.
The base itself is a perfect place for secrets to be -- and that's why it's the home of black operations at.
That's why it's the the home of so many conspiracy theories as well of course one of the major stories and it comes toward the end of your book is about Roswell and you say in fact that there was a UFO that did in fact crash.
At Roswell, New Mexico although it wasn't aliens you say in a source in your book.
Who you spent eighteen months with this particular source with impeccable.
Credentials says that the UFO was actually engineered by the Soviets.
With genetically altered or surgically altered little people piloting this thing.
And that is what the source tells me and it's you know it's interesting that I you write a 500 page book.
And the last seven pages.
Are what so many people focus on but I understand that because of the lore and legend that has surrounded.
The mystery of Roswell.
And I was certainly surprised when I was interviewing this source who worked for the Atomic Energy Commission across -- me -- -- He started off as a member of the Manhattan Project went during our interviews.
He relay information to me that was jaw dropping and was a little hard to believe that first which is exactly what you said that in fact.
-- flying disk did land in New Mexico or did crash in New Mexico and that it had been.
And it -- was originally of the Third Reich design.
Unbelievable you have to read the book if you're seeing a scratch your head at home when you're wondering and he has done an incredible piece of journalism here interviewing nearly a hundred different people who worked at area 51 in that area please check it out.
Area 51 also check out the -- and we've been showing you is from this area 51 declassified special.
That airs Sunday night may 22 at ten.
Any Jacobson thanks so much for joining us when we appreciate it.
Thanks for -- you that.
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