A story on National Public Radio interviews journalist Annie Jacobsen about her recent book, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base. The book goes into detail about the origins of Area 51 and of some of the tests that went on there.
The most interesting claim of the book, though, is that the famous Roswell Incident was actually a Soviet hoax. According to one of Jacobsen's sources, the wreckage found was an experimental Russian spy craft and that the bodies found in the wreckage had been surgically altered — possibly by Dr. Josef Mengele — to look alien.
For what it's worth, Jacobsen's source really believes this and he seems to have convinced her.
Game and Story Use
- Any Cold War Era campaign — especially an science fiction campaign set in that era — has to make mention of Area 51
- Maybe it was the aliens working with the Russkies!
- Gives a whole (not particularly) new meaning to "enemy alien"…