People can't get enough of alien abduction stories. On one side, it fuels in-depth investigations and out-of-this-world theories (no pun intended), while on the other, it gives reason to dispute and debunk them. As this often results in a never-ending argument, it’s up to you to believe what you want to believe. One thing's for certain: it's good material for a lot of alien-genre films, which folks who love to watch movies online free are sure to lap up.
Take the aptly-named Alien Abduction, where an entire family comes face to face with aliens in North Carolina. In an interview with Fangoria, director Matty Beckerman (this is his first directed movie, by the way) said the inspiration came from an 800-year-old legend.
Beckerman may be referring to the Brown Mountain Lights, a popular legend first documented in 1771 by German engineer Gerard Will de Brahm. He explained that the light show was the result of nitrous vapours reacting with other combustibles in the local airspace. However, locals believe the lights are the spirits of fallen Cherokee and Catawba warriors.
Despite multiple surveys into the area, scientists couldn't explain what provides power for the mysterious lights. The lights were visible up to 15 miles, too bright for any locomotive light, as previously theorized. There were also reports of people in the area disappearing after seeing the lights.