Welcome to the new weekly series, True Story Tuesday. This one is going to be a little more broad than Fucked Up Fridays and will consist of both reviews and articles. I’ll review true crime, cryptid, alien, and paranormal documentaries and maybe even write about haunted places and such. We shall see.
Today’s installment is a documentary about the history of UFO sightings in northern Ontario Canada.
Northern Lights is a documentary that covers UFO sightings and Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon in the Thunder Bay Region of Canada. The long history of unexplained sightings is examined through historical documents, witness testimony, and interviews.
I’ve been on a documentary kick lately. It started with that Ted Bundy series on Netflix and watching Hellier on YouTube and kind of went down a serial killer and paranormal rabbit hole from there. So, when this documentary was brought to my attention I was more than ready to give it a shot. I tell you what, I’m glad I did.
This is one of the more entertaining and engrossing documentaries I’ve seen in awhile, especially on the subject of UFO sightings. This delivers testimony and documentation of past sightings with some photographs and footage where it’s available. There are even some really well done recreations of sightings. These things are all pretty standard. It’s the way that the facts are delivered that makes this a stand out doc for me. You know how usually with a documentary you get either the generic American Guy or the very serious British Chap? Writer/director/narrator Dee McCullay is neither of those. His voice has a dark quality to it. It’s the kind of voice that seems like it would be right at home telling scary stories around a campfire (or on YouTube). Which works flawlessly with the writing style; it is the difference between having someone recite facts to you and having those same facts relayed by someone who knows how to tell a story. McCullay damn sure knows how to tell a story.
The storytelling doesn’t do anything to take away from the credibility. Not once through this did I get the feeling that I was getting anything other than the facts as they were recorded. In fact, I think the style here does a lot to make those things hit a little harder. I’ve long believed in the existence of aliens but I’ve been pretty shaky on believing that they’ve made contact. Some of the reports in the documentary go a long way to, at the very least, make me a little more curious about alleged contacts with aliens.
All in all, would I recommend this documentary? Yeah I would! It’s a well put together, well-researched documentary that covers decades of sightings. Just like most other good documentaries, you can watch it on YouTube. While you’re at it, you can subscribe to Dee McCullay’s channel, he’s got two Sasquatch documentaries that I plan on checking out before the day is over and I’m sure there’s more to come.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new series. Is there a documentary you’d like me to cover? A true crime case you want to read about? Let me know in the comments below.