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The Saucer Life is a podcast exploring the history and lore of flying saucer and UFO culture, running the gamut from Contactees to the Men In Black and from Underground Bases to Abductions.

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The Saucer Life is a podcast exploring the history and lore of flying saucer and UFO culture, running the gamut from Contactees to the Men In Black and from Underground Bases to Abductions.

    The Saucer Afterlife: Lights, Camera, August Roberts?

    The Saucer Afterlife: Lights, Camera, August Roberts?

    Episode Notes

    Speaking of interesting but fundamentally dull flying saucer films, in this installment of The Saucer Afterlife, I spend a few minutes on The Flying Saucer Mystery. This is a 1952 short film (which is actually an extended version of one that came out in 1950) that features August Roberts (for 4 seconds), Frank Scully (who seems like a hoot), and Donald Keyhoe (who is whatever the opposite of a hoot might be).


    You can watch this film on YouTube. Or, for $0.99, you can watch it while the guys at Rifftrax (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett from the old MST3K) make fun of it.


    Also, check out the Saucers that Time Forgot web site, which has in-depth overviews of both the 1950 and 1952 editions.


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    • 7 min
    Lights, Camera, Reinhold!

    Lights, Camera, Reinhold!

    Episode Notes

    Reinhold O. Schmidt was a contactee who had a number of encounters before (and, well, after) he turned to a life of crime. Join us for cigar shaped craft and grand theft.


    The Kearney Incident Up to Now (There was a scan floating around the internet and I uploaded it to the Internet Archive. I believe this to be in the public domain. If not, I'm sure someone will let IA know!)


    The text of Edge of Tomorrow


    Photos from the film Edge of Tomorrow


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    The Saucer Afterlife: Mailbox Mystery!

    The Saucer Afterlife: Mailbox Mystery!

    Episode Notes

    We get mail! We get, occasionally, very interesting, fun things sent to us by our friends, listeners, and friendly listeners. In this installment, I sort through the latest interesting offerings.


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    • 9 min
    Read this Book: A Road Not Taken

    Read this Book: A Road Not Taken

    Episode Notes

    I would bet good money that most of you have not read 1978's The UFO Guidebook by Briazack and Mennick. It's one of the hidden gems of UFO literature, boasting a very even-handed array of definitions and summaries in an encyclopedia style.


    But that's not the biggest reason I love it. Thanks for listening, and keep your eyes out for befaps, my fellow


    You can find a used copy through Amazon.


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    • 38 min
    The Saucer Afterlife: Controlling a New World

    The Saucer Afterlife: Controlling a New World

    Episode Notes

    Some brief thoughts on a recent UFO book viewed through the eyes of a man who has recently spent too much time thinking about The Controllers.


    You can get this recently published book at Amazon!


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    • 10 min
    Who are the Controllers?

    Who are the Controllers?

    Episode Notes

    In this episode, we're looking at "The Controllers"--an essay/white paper written by Martin Cannon in the early 90s. It concerns the possible connections between government mind control experimentation and the alien abduction phenomenon. I've linked to lots of stuff below, so be sure to check it out if this is a strand of the--broadly construed--"alien" "encounter" mystery that you find interesting.


    Me, I find it terrifying.


    Links and Further Reading


    Cannon's 1988 talk, "Mind Control & Abductions"


    The Controllers


    Issue 1 of The Anomalist, featuring Cannon's article, "The Numbers Game"


    Alex Constantine interview mentioning Cannon


    Article at The UFO Trail discussing the threatening phone call Cannon received (includes links to audio)


    Transcript of Project Camelot interview with Gordon Novel


    Operation Mind Control, by Walter Bowart (used copy on Amazon--beware "CreateSpace" knockoffs!)


    Were we Controlled? by "Lincoln Lawrence" (Used copy on Amazon)


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