Annie Jacobsen

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Annie Jacobsen is an American journalist who writes about business, finance and terrorism for a variety of national and international magazines and webzines and, in particular the Los Angeles Times Magazine.[1]

In 2004, Jacobsen wrote an article about suspicious-looking passengers she saw on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles that summer.[2] In May 2007, the Department of Homeland Security released a report about the flight, which, according to The Washington Times, concluded that twelve Syrians, traveling as a musical group, and one Lebanese, their promoter, were on the flight.[3] The men were reported to have been traveling on expired visas, and eight had "'positive hits' for past criminal records or suspicious behavior."[3]

Jacobsen's account of the incident was subsequently criticized by blogger and former airline pilot Patrick Smith as being "a story about nothing."[4] Contradicting the governmental report, the website Snopes labeled Jacobsen's account as "false".[5]

Her 2011 book, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base, about the secret U.S. military base, addresses the Roswell UFO incident.[6][7]

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