Zabel, Bryce

Bryce Zabel is a writer, producer, and journalist who has been fascinated by the UFO phenomenon for decades. He has created and worked on several projects that explore the possibility of extraterrestrial life and the government's attempts to cover it up.

One of his most notable works is Dark Skies, a TV series that aired on NBC in 1996-1997. The show was set in the 1960s and followed a young couple who became involved in a secret war between a covert government agency and an alien race known as the Hive. The series mixed historical events and figures with fictional scenarios and characters, creating a rich and compelling narrative that challenged the official version of history.

Zabel was inspired by the real-life UFO sightings and reports that occurred during that era, such as the Roswell incident, the Betty and Barney Hill abduction, and the Majestic 12 documents. He also consulted with several UFO researchers and experts, such as Stanton Friedman, Donald Schmitt, and Richard Dolan, to ensure the accuracy and plausibility of his story.

Dark Skies was praised by critics and fans for its originality, realism, and suspense. However, it also faced some challenges and opposition from both the network and some mysterious sources. Zabel claims that he received threats and warnings from people who claimed to be part of the government or the military, who tried to stop him from airing the show or revealing certain information. He also says that NBC did not give the show enough support or promotion, and that it was canceled after one season due to low ratings.

Despite its short run, Dark Skies has become a cult classic among UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists. It has also influenced other works in the genre, such as The X-Files, Taken, and Project Blue Book. Zabel has continued to work on other UFO-related projects, such as Official Denial, a TV movie about a man who encounters an alien in a secret facility; Unidentified, a feature film based on the books and lives of Friedman and Schmitt; and Captured, a feature film based on the Hill abduction case.

Together with Richard Dolan, Zabel is also the co-author of A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth about Alien Contact, a non-fiction book that explores the possible scenarios and consequences of an official disclosure of the UFO reality. He argues that disclosure is inevitable and imminent, but that it will not be the end of the mystery, but rather the beginning of a new era of discovery and challenge.

Zabel is not only a storyteller, but also an advocate for transparency and truth. He believes that the public has the right to know what is really going on in our skies and beyond, and that we should be prepared for whatever may come. He is also a speaker and a podcaster who shares his insights and opinions on various platforms, such as Need to Know with Coulthart and Zabel, a podcast that covers the latest news and developments in ufology.