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For more than forty years, the US government, through various military and intelligence agencies, has invested millions in classified programs that study the role of mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and other forms of extrasensory perception as a means of intelligence collection for military and defense purposes.

Now, for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these programs, using interviews with the core group of individuals—including former Defense Department scientists, military officers, CIA analysts and researchers, an Apollo 14 astronaut, government psychics, and members of the Aviary—who ran these phenomena programs at the highest level of government.

Phenomena is a quest narrative—a story about how far man will journey in search of improbable and mysterious things—with documentation showing which of these improbable things might actually exist.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jacobsen’s ability to objectively tell the story of DARPA, not to mention its murky past, is truly remarkable, making for a terrifically well-crafted treatise on the agency.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Pentagon’s Brain

  • “Jacobsen’s considerable talents as an investigative journalist prove indispensable in uncovering the remarkable history of one of America’s most powerful and clandestine…agencies.”

    Gerald Posner, New York Times bestselling author, on The Pentagon’s Brain

  • “The most in-depth account yet of the lives of Paperclip recruits and their American counterparts…Deftly untangles the myriad German and American agencies and personnel involved.”

    New York Times Book Review on Operation Paperclip

  • “At once chilling and riveting,…raises substantial and difficult questions about national honor and security…A remarkable achievement of investigative reporting and historical writing.”

    Boston Globe on Operation Paperclip

  • “Important, superbly written…Allows us to explore these questions with the ultimate tool: hard evidence. She confronts us with the full extent of Paperclip’s deal with the devil.”

    USA Today (4 stars) on Operation Paperclip

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