ON THE TRAIL OF UFOS: DARK SKY (2021)
A documentary with not much to offer but a retelling of West Virginian UFO sighting stories, I’m still not convinced that On the Trail of UFOs: Dark Sky ins’t a parody through which the filmmakers are messing with us.
The latest UFO documentary sets up shop in West Virginia, a hotbed of activity for unexplained sightings over the years. Though the filmmakers of On The Trail of UFOs: Dark Sky appear to believe they have stumbled onto something by the end of this film, they instead have taken decades of purported sightings of strange creatures and aircraft and put them on screen without much of a destination. Look, I am as fascinated by UFOs as the next person, but any documentary that comes out about the phenomena needs to offer something new and, most importantly, when that theory isn’t proven, needs to throw in the towel. The filmmakers seek to potentially draw a correlation between said sightings and mines and power sources in the state. The only problem is, the map shown with both doesn’t support their hypothesis. Have there been a lot of sightings in West Virginia? Absolutely. Are they unique to West Virginia? No.
So what are we left with? A Reddit column come to life on screen with recreations and peppered throughout and little else to offer. Wait, that’s not totally true… maybe they’re coming from… INSIDE THE EARTH! Lord.
On The Trail of UFOs: Dark Sky is now available for rental on streaming platforms.
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