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Real-life Paranormal Activity in The Fourth Kind: Fact or Fiction?

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Real-life Paranormal Activity in The Fourth Kind: Fact or Fiction?

Originally posted 11/09/2009 03:45PM

It has everything a scary movie should have: a small-town citizenry possessed by outside forces, aliens on the prowl and realistic-looking old film footage to vouch for its authenticity. But is The Fourth Kind everything it claims to be?

In the new movie, which opened last weekend, Milla Jovovich plays a psychologist named Dr. Abigail Taylor who investigates a series of disappearances in Nome, Alaska. Marketed as a fact-based thriller, The Fourth Kind uses a documentary-reenactment approach to explore a series of unsolved disappearances in the Alaska town. One possible explanation? Alien abduction.

But just what is fact and what is fiction?

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