Hitler took note of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast - or rather, of the effect which that broadcast produced on the public. As did Stalin. I don't think that makes what Orson Welles did particularly evil; I think at the core of what he did was unconsciously to serve the truth for people later on; say, if bizarre and scary stuff was ever to be done on the public by certain "agencies".
In other words, a clarion call sent down the decades for any future generations, if the public were ever made to believe a fiction such that they were made slaves. Maybe what Orson Welles did serves us: we can see how easily the public reacts to certain narratives, and believes in them.
I find what Annie Jacobson says just has a certain strange ring of truth to it. I'm not saying I totally believe it, since I haven't read her book, but, well, the fact is, there is a lot of experimentation done by governments under wraps - some of it perhaps morally neutral, and perhaps a lot of it absolutely abhorrent and horrific. The kind of stuff people don't want to know about. American history is rife with human experimentation. That's the cases we know about.
Human experimentation: that is what Annie Jacobson's research conclusively says, based largely upon a source who was one of the five present at Area 51 - who according to his own testimony witnessed and worked on the beings, who he says, were indeed human - not alien, but humans grotesquely deformed. The human beings recovered from the crash were the results of genetic/surgical experimentation.
If you think that hovering, radar-escaping aviation technology was being developed precisely at the same time that numerous "UFO" sightings were suddenly being reported (what people were seeing was secret military aviation technology), and the public had no idea of the aviation technology well underway, why is it hard to believe that genetic experimentation was also well underway?
From the interview:
"The Horten brothers were involved in the flying disc crash in New Mexico. And that is from a single source. ... There was an unusual moment where that source became very upset and told me things that were stunning that's almost impossible to believe at first read. And that is that a flying disc really did crash in New Mexico and it was transported to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and then in 1951 it was transferred to Area 51, which is why the base is called Area 51. And the stunning part of the reveal is that my source, who I absolutely believe and worked with for 18 months on this, was one of the engineers who received the equipment and he also received the people who were in the craft.
"The people were, according to the source, were child-sized pilots, and there's a lot of debate about how old they were. He believes they were 13, although other people believe they may have been older. But this is a firsthand witness to this, and I made a decision to write about this in the very end of the book, after I take the traditional journalist form of telling you everything in the third person, I switch and I kind of lean into the reader and I say, 'Look, this is not why Area 51 is classified to the point where no one in the government will admit it exists. The reason is because what one man told me.' And then using the first person, I tell you what I was told. And there's no doubt that people are going to be upset, alarmed and skeptical of this information, but I absolutely believe the veracity of my source, and I believe it was important that I put this information out there because it is the tip of a very big iceberg.
"The child-sized aviators in this craft [that crashed in New Mexico] were the result of a Soviet human experimentation program, and they had been made to look like aliens a la Orson Welles' War of the Worlds, and it was a warning shot over President Truman's bow, so to speak. In 1947, when this would have originally happened, the Soviets did not yet have the nuclear bomb, and Stalin and Truman were locked in horns with one another, and Stalin couldn't compete in nuclear weaponry yet, but he certainly could compete in the world of black propaganda — and that was his aim, according to my source. ...
"What is firsthand information is that he worked with these bodies [of the pilots] and he was an eyewitness to the horror of seeing them and working with them. Where they actually came from is obviously the subject of debate. But if you look at the timeline with Josef Mengele, he left Auschwitz in January of 1945 and disappeared for a while, and the suggestion by the source is that Mengele had already cut his losses with the Third Reich at that point and was working with Stalin."