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Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
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Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis

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The definitive history of the military's decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain and international bestseller Area 51.

This is a book about a team of scientists and psychics with top secret clearances.

For more than forty years, the U.S. government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army-and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Now, for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs, using never before seen declassified documents as well as exclusive interviews with, and unprecedented access to, more than fifty of the individuals involved. Speaking on the record, many for the first time, are former CIA and Defense Department scientists, analysts, and program managers, as well as the government psychics themselves.

Who did the U.S. government hire for these top secret programs, and how do they explain their military and intelligence work? How do scientists approach such enigmatic subject matter? What interested the government in these supposed powers and does the research continue? Phenomena is a riveting investigation into how far governments will go in the name of national security.

Title:Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
ISBN:0316349364
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:544 pages
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  • Louise
    Feb 07, 2017

    This was a really informative book on ESP and Psychic Investigations within the Government and CIA throughout history. From Uri Gellar and his spoon bending to astronauts sending ESP from space to sta...

  • Sonali Bhatt
    Mar 30, 2017

    Annie Jacobsen’s Phenomena is far from being a “definitive history of the military’s decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena.” It is best read as book of personal anecdotes...

  • Holly
    Apr 25, 2017

    As a kid I desperately wanted to be psychic. I was fascinated by all things paranormal: telekinesis, extrasensory perception, clairvoyance - and I think the paranormal was part of the 1970s Zeitgeist....

  • Allen Adams
    Apr 07, 2017

    http://www.themaineedge.com/tekk/psyc...Do you believe in ESP?Few subjects are as universally divisive as the idea of mental powers beyond the norm. Those who believe in things like extrasensory perce...

  • RB
    Jun 03, 2017

    True score: 3.5/5There's been a slew of books lately written by respected journalists covering topics that have been mostly covered by small presses and written by authors of dubious credibility, and ...

  • Patriciafoltz
    Apr 02, 2017

    I am usually a fiction fan. I picked this book because it was about the governments investigation of "paranormal" phenomena. This was an excellent read. Very well researched and incredibly well writte...

  • Sharon Hill
    May 09, 2017

    From the first page, we are provided with the framing that will follow throughout: psychics exist and science "rejects" them. Jacobsen provides a false choice - the psychics are truly gifted or they w...

  • Nick Jones
    Jun 05, 2017

    Interesting, though a bit rambling and much, much too credulous....

  • Sarah Setliff
    Mar 31, 2017

    Very interesting read. Some chapters were a snore and some were page turners. A lot of excess words could have been written better less information about who said what from which university etc...

  • Sandra Slack
    Apr 12, 2017

    Unlike some of the reviewers, I found nothing missing.This is an insightful look at the way government money is wasted.The people, places and happenings in this book open the door to much more progres...