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By Lookout Staff

April 3, 2017 -- For four decades, the U.S. government has been secretly investigating extrasensory perception and psychokinesis.

On Monday night, April 3, investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen will tell the story of "these radical, controversial programs" during a presentation at the Santa Monica Public Library at 7 p.m, event organizers said.

In her latest government expose, "Phenomena," the Pulitzer-prize finalist uses "never before seen declassified documents as well as exclusive interviews with, and unprecedented access to, more than fifty of the individuals involved," according to publicity for the book.

The interview subjects include former CIA and Defense Department scientists, analysts, and program managers, as well as government psychics, many of whom spoke on the record for the first time, the book's publishers said.

The information gathered has been used 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."

A Santa Monica resident, Jacobson has also debuted her three previous exposés of government secrets at the library.

Her other books are "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base," "Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America" and "The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA.

A book sale and signing follows the author’s presentation.

The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week before the event.

The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18 and provides bicycle parking racks.

For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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