That's what the book is like,
The strange life form found on walls are not scary. It is a bit creepy.
The worst are the manipulative humans who would harm their own teammates.
Being hypnotize is a mistake. The biologist found out the hypnotic suggestions when she tried to find out what happened to her husband. He was in the last team of scientists going into Area X.
So what happened? Not a lot of answers. Just they seems to be on drugs and not really seeing straight.
Still a good read because it play with the characters' minds and the readers's too.