Recently I saw film Fire in the Sky. At the beginning it was written:

Based On a True Story

Does it mean that Travis Walton was really abducted by aliens?

  • Ha, I saw the same on some "Paranormal Activity"-esque horror film. Mar 24, 2013 at 12:32
  • My word! Someone call SETI!
    – user7812
    Jan 1, 2016 at 11:55
  • "Based On a True Story" is mostly a marketing trick. Think of paranormal movies like "Deliver us from evil".
    – user22531
    Jan 1, 2016 at 17:02

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It is based on the claims of Travis Walton that he was abducted. Whether the story is "true" or not is dependent upon whether you believe the story or not. Some do not believe it.

Travis Walton is an American logger who claims to have been abducted by a UFO on November 5, 1975, while working with a logging crew in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Walton could not be found, but reappeared after a five-day search. The Walton case received mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known instances of alleged alien abduction.

  • My uncle knows the fella that this film is based on
    – Matt
    Mar 23, 2013 at 18:43
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    and he believes that events were real?
    – Alexan
    Mar 24, 2013 at 15:05
  • Yeah, the fella totally maintaines his story
    – Matt
    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:39

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