Trail of the Saucers Sampler
Here’s a collection of stories from our Medium publication on the subject of UFO/UAP reality. Written by Bryce Zabel, all of them are outside the site’s paywall and free to read.
We’ll start with our Top Two most read articles —
Yes, We Have UFO Crash Wreckage
With the New York Times chasing crashed saucers and Trump talking on-the-record, Roswell remains the original sin of…
The NY Times Says Crashed UFOs May Exist
In a heavily edited piece, the Times says UFO studies, reports and briefings are on-going, and crash wreckage is…
Next up, articles influenced by the UAP report delivered to Congress on June 25, 2021 —
That Pesky “Catchall ‘Other’ Bin” for UFOs
The new Intelligence Assessment on UAP is more than we’ve gotten in the past but not so much as we deserve. It’s the…
The People’s Guide to the UAP Report
We have collected our articles and essays that deal with the coming UAP report. One POV does not fit all.
UFOs Are Going Through a Phase
On the eve of the memorable (we hope) UAP Report to Congress, a system has revealed itself so we can figure out where…
U.S. Intelligence Leaders Speak Out on UAP
The U.S. government confirms UFOs are real but truly unknown. Will the DNI report explain who makes them?
The UAP Speech We Deserve to Hear
Imagine the speech that President Biden could give in advance of the UAP report’s delivery to Congress. It’s his…
An Open Letter to the Director of National Intelligence
Congress wants a report about UFO/UAP reality. Haines should not postpone it or run from its implications. Time to hear…
Coming UAP Report May Blow Minds
U.S. Intelligence is at the crossroads — it will soon acknowledge UFO/UAP reality or it will commit to a new generation…
The Non-Disclosure Disclosure Grinds On
New York Times sources say the UAP report that’s coming soon won’t say that UFOs are alien, but they can’t say they’re…
We like to do deep dives into cases, here’s a few —
How a Determined Reporter Broke UFO Journalism’s First ‘Viral’ Story
On the 60th anniversary of the Hill abduction, it’s time to set the record straight on how the story was told by…
The Best UFO Photo Ever Taken?
Five decades ago, a Costa Rican government mapping team accidentally took a photo that looks strange, other-worldly…
The Night John Lennon Saw a UFO
On August 23, 1974, the former Beatle and May Pang claimed they saw a UFO in New York City. Did they?
Travis and His Amazing Technicolor Saucer Ride
In 1975, Travis Walton said he was abducted for five days. His story has been sensationalized but it’s still one of the…
The Lost Honeymoon of Betty and Barney Hill
Sixty years after the Hill case, their story still packs a punch. It’s a tale of firsts and it changed the world as we…
The McMinnville UFO Photos Still Mystify
In 1950, two down-to-Earth Oregon farmers took a couple of photos that were out-of-this world. They’ve never been…
The 1947 Twining UFO Memo Still Matters
Everything old is new again. A “smoking gun” of the UFO era, the Twining Memorandum, written in 1947, is more relevant…
Some of our most popular articles are about how society can grapple with the truth of UFO/UAP reality —
People Get Ready
Humanity’s survival in what may be a crowded universe requires rapid thinking and bold action. We need to level up…
We Can Handle the Truth
Despite the past year’s history of pandemic, protests and politics, now is still the right time to end the UFO…
Is Now Really a Good Time to Disclose UFOs?
With the world as unsettled as it is, trying to introduce UFO/UAP reality into the mix may seem like a precarious…
Something’s Happening Here
There are people with classified access who’ve seen real UFO/UAP evidence and have spent billions of dollars…
The Two Sides of UFO Disclosure
Can both sides be right and wrong at the same time? Even if we do have a right to know, will we be able to handle the…
Time’s Up on the UFO Issue
Why it’s unreasonable to put off an open discussion of UFO/UAP reality any longer.
UFO Facts Are Not a “Conspiracy Theory”
If the UFO issue gets lumped in with outrageous conspiracy theories, it will undermine the real progress that’s been…
The Unknown Unknowns Behind UFOs
Donald Rumsfeld’s tortured Iraq WMD analysis turns out to be a window into the UAP/UFO reality issue.
These articles are about Bryce’s UFO projects —
Close Encounters of the Hollywood Kind
How I searched for the truth about UFOs by writing fiction, and learned our world really is stranger than you imagine.
Dark Skies 25th Anniversary
The cult-hit Dark Skies TV series had a subversive on-air storyline matched only by its off-air intrigue with the real…
Reboot the Dark Skies TV Series
On its 25th anniversary, the classic sci-fi drama can become a new series franchise that speaks to the times we live in…
What if Aliens are Us from the Future?
Syfy’s first film — Official Denial — was about an abductee the government used as bait to shoot down a UFO. The twist…
A.D. After Disclosure
Ten years ago, a UFO historian and a Hollywood producer tried to predict what Disclosure would look like. So far, so…
Dolan & Zabel Talk Disclosure Again
10 years after their groundbreaking book about the end of the UFO cover-up, authors Dolan and Zabel hash out the hits…
A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact
Amazon.com: A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact (9781601632227)…
Talking UFOs on Coast to Coast AM
How being over-caffeinated in the middle of the night on live radio can focus a mind as few other broadcast experiences…
Bryce has also written two non-UFO related books, both winners of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History —
ONCE THERE WAS A WAY
What if The Beatles never broke up? A new book by alternate history author Bryce Zabel answers the question. Published…
We’re not afraid to look at the politics of UAP/UFO reality —
Joe Biden Has a Decision to Make about UFOs
President Biden will soon have to respond to government reports and reporter’s questions about UFO/UAP reality. What…
UFOs Hovered Over the 1976 Election
President Ford and Governor Carter had something in common besides wanting to be president — they each sought the truth…
Can UFOs Put Rubio in the White House?
The ambitious GOP politician thinks that UAP will play out in 2024 as a national security threat and wants to own the…
President-elect Biden’s UFO Briefing Memo
We have to deal with coronavirus, a cratered economy, partisan blood feuds and global crises. But the UAP issue is…
Biden/Harris Know All About the UAP Issue
Kamala Harris serves on the Senate Committee on Intelligence which just demanded a report about Unidentified Aerial…
A Voter’s Guide to UFO Disclosure
The UFO/UAP reality issue will need to be dealt with by the next President of the United States. How might the two…
Nor are we afraid to track what the media is up to —
NY Times Reporters Annoyed at “Frenzy”
Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean complain about people on the internet not understanding their process and annoying…
The Ticking Clock of Disclosure
UFO activists are amped up by an imminent “60 Minutes” story and the upcoming UAP report being written for the Senate…
Is “The Phenomenon” Phenomenal?
Even plagued by production and distribution challenges, director James Fox makes a compelling film about UFO/UAP…
What if an Alien A.I. Watched 60 Minutes?
The question isn’t only what are we going to do now about these Others, but what are they going to do now that we know…
As the topic of UFO/UAP reality expands to mainstream, investigative reporters will compete to break stories of…
Cosmic Watergate II
Nixon thought the best spin to a lie was to salt it with a bit of truth. Could his playbook be used again with the UAP…
We also like to do one-on-one interviews or profiles—
Bryce Zabel and David Bates talk about covering the UAP/UFO world as a breaking news story that’s moving with the speed…
The Crash Investigator
Don Schmitt has devoted his adult life to the investigation of the Roswell crash, racing the undertaker to put…
The Master-at-Arms Control
US Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Sean Cahill was on the bridge for the Nimitz Tic-Tac Encounter and says it changed his…
Author, podcaster, playwright and UFO man-about-town Ryan Sprague tells us where he’s coming from and where he thinks…
Sometimes there’s room for whimsy and/or features —
The Haiku of Alien Contact
Sometimes it takes a simple poem to express extremely complex ideas like ET/UFO reality. Read some of our Haiku poems…
Moonwalk — A True-Life Wonder Years Story
It wasn’t where I was when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon but where I wasn’t. His small step was my giant leap.
Would a UFO by Any Other Name Spell as Sweet?
As UFO/UAP reality gets more attention in scientific, journalistic and political circles, can we talk about cleaning up…
Women Who Talk to Aliens
Try streaming these two sci-fi films back-to-back and ask yourself which one communicates the best about first contact.
Armageddon vs. Deep Impact
In the summer of 1998, two films came out at the same time, both about a comet on an apocalyptic collision course with…
Time for a Black Superman?
If every generation gets the Superman it deserves, then we should let a man of color wear the cape as the new Man of…
How to Write for ‘Trail of the Saucers’
We aim to make our publication a “go-to” read in the UFO/UAP reality space in 2021. We need great writing and…