Movies about UFOs and extraterrestrials are usually interesting to watch especially for those fascinated with the subject. Below are four UFO-related films based on true events.
1. The Aurora Encounter (1986)
The 1986 film "The Aurora Encounter" is loosely based on an alleged UFO crash in Aurora, Texas in the late 1890s. According to the people of Aurora who retold the story to the press, a dead non-human pilot was buried in their cemetery after its aircraft crash landed.In the film, the alien pilot lives and interacts with the people of Aurora.
2. Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Battle: Los Angeles is based on what happened in February 1942 at the height of the Second World War. Air raid sirens started blaring at dawn and the military lit up the sky with anti-aircraft fire. The battle lasted for one hour and over a thousand shells were fired according to reports. Scared of another Pearl Harbor, the military thought that the crafts hovering over LA were the Japanese.
Ufologists and researchers would later say that the Battle of Los Angeles was a battle against alien spaceships. The aircrafts of the "enemies" were reportedly unscathed.
By 1983, the Air Force explained what really happened on February 24th, 1942 and said that the flying objects were weather balloons.
Aside from the 2011 action flick "Battle: Los Angeles", the Battle of Los Angeles also inspired "1941", a film by Steven Spielberg.
3. Fire in the Sky (1993)
The Travis Walton Abduction inspired the making of the film "Fire in the Sky" released in 1993. Travis Walton, a logger, was reportedly abducted by extraterrestrials on the 5th of November, 1975.
His friends allegedly saw Walton disappear in what they described as a "blaze of light". They later went to the police to report the abduction.
The police in Snowflake, Arizona where Walton is from, suspected that the people who reported the event were lying to cover up a probable murder. A polygraph test of Travis Walton's friends suggested that they told the police the truth. Walton reportedly reappeared five days later thinking that he was only gone for a few hours.
The film adaptation of Walton's experience is best remembered for the body condom where the man playing Walton was covered in while inside the spaceship.
4. Roswell (1994)
The movie Roswell is based on the alleged UFO crash that happened in 1947. The film focuses on what ufologists have always believed --that the weather balloon story of the Air Force was a cover up.
When an alleged alien craft crash landed near a ranch in Roswell, the RAAF went to the area to examine the "strange" debris. The story was covered by national media in the United States for a few days until the US Air Force changed their story. They said that what crashed was not a UFO but a weather balloon.
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