Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-5381-3406-1 • Paperback • April 2020 • $17.00 • (£12.99)
978-1-5381-3407-8 • eBook • April 2020 • $16.00 • (£11.99)
In 1996, John Greenewald, Jr. began researching the secret inner workings of the U.S. Government at the young age of fifteen. He targeted such groups as the CIA, FBI, Pentagon, Air Force, Army, Navy, NSA, DIA, and countless others.
Greenewald utilized the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to gain access to more than two million pages of records. He accumulated this astonishing number of documents on topics related to UFOs, the JFK Assassination, chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and top secret aircraft. Time elapsed, and Greenewald's online archive became known globally as "The Black Vault."
The Black Vault is now visited by tens of thousands of people every day, who come to download the information he has collected. Since day one, the site remains free, and contains records that in some cases, took Greenewald more than a DECADE to obtain from the U.S. Government.
His teenage project turned into the largest private online collection anywhere in the world, totaling more than 1.7 million pages of material.
List of Figures
Part I: America’s Biological Arsenal
Chapter 1: Secret Contracts for The Cereal Maker
Chapter 2: To Tell The Truth (Serum)
Chapter 3: The CIA’s Mind Control
Chapter 4: Human Guinea Pigs
Part II: Beyond the Iron Curtain
Chapter 5: America and the Soviet Union Inherit the Nazis
Chapter 6: Inches from Nuclear War
Chapter 7: The Cold War Under the Sea
Part III: The Secret Space Program
Chapter 8: Military Moon Colonization
Chapter 9: A Nuclear Bomb on the Moon?
Chapter 10: Eyes in the Sky
Part IV: The Paranormal
Chapter 11: The UFO Phenomenon
Chapter 12: The CIA’s Remote Viewing Program
About the Author
A conspiracy theorist's delight, Secrets From the Black Vault delves into the dark secrets of America's military and other federal organizations. Greenwald put a lot of time and effort into obtaining documents that are only available thanks to the Freedom of Information Act . . . so it comes across as a legitimate exposé rather than sensationalistic alarmism. . . this book will appeal to the most fervent conspiracy theorists and skeptics alike as it shines a light on many questions readers may not know they had.
There are few more dedicated excavators of government documents than John Greenewald, whose patience and skill have released millions of previously secret pages. In Secrets from the Black Vault, he shares some of his most startling, funny, and illuminating finds, revealing some of the biggest mysteries on Earth — and beyond.
— Michael Morisy, Founder & Executive Director, MuckRock
Leaning on his decades of experience with the Freedom of Information Act, John Greenewald Jr. once again sheds light on shocking truths the government would prefer not to discuss and offers a thought provoking journey into the dark world of sanctioned secrecy.
— Tim McMillan, Retired Law Enforcement Executive and Investigative Journalist
To read any of John Greenewald’s books, or to follow his research, is like turning the pages of an excellent, absorbing mystery novel. With one main difference: The government and military characters in John’s adventures are real people in real situations, whose activities and decisions have real consequences to all of us who live in the real world. In ‘Secrets from the Black Vault,’ the whole idea of declassified documents takes on a spy thriller ambiance where the reader is kept in suspense until its satisfying conclusion is revealed, often resulting in matters of national and international importance. Utilizing the mighty Freedom of Information Act tool, Mr. Greenewald’s decades-long relentless persistence of prying loose previously secret government documents continues to open locked doors to the unknown world around us. He gives clarity to subjects that potentially affect everybody’s future. John Greenewald wants answers and so do we! If truth is, indeed, more important than fiction, then ‘Secrets from the Black Vault’ profoundly underscores that reality.
— Lee Speigel, producer/host of KGRA Digital Broadcast Network’s “Edge of Reality Radio,” and co-producer/co-writer of “The Phenomenon” UFO documentary
Truth is often stranger than fiction, and John Greenewald, Jr.’s relentless pursuit of that truth has resulted in an engaging and informative exploration into the skeleton’s in America’s closet. From CIA mind control programs to nuking the moon, Greenewald’s pragmatic narrative begs the reader to dive ever deeper into their own pursuit of truth.
— Alex Hollings, Defense Journalist