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Was Dr. Abigail Emily Tyler A Real Person?

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Arianna Vaccaro Profile
Arianna Vaccaro answered
Was Dr. Abigail Emily Tyler a real person?

The answer to this question is simple; Dr. Abigail Tyler from the science fiction movie The Fourth Kind is NOT real. This can be confirmed by visiting the movies page on IMDB and viewing the actors and actresses list.

It states there that the real Abigail Tyler was indeed also played by an actress, and not Abigail Tyler, as you would expect was she a real person.

The Fourth Kind is a science fiction horror movie and is based on the expansion of J. Allen Hyneck’s classification of close encounters with aliens. The film was a huge success earning over $47 million worldwide from a $10 million budget.


In 1972 a scale of measurement was made for alien encounters, whereby the encounter of the first kind is when a UFO is sighted, an encounter of a second kind is when evidence is collected, an encounter of a third kind is where contact is made with the aliens and the fourth kind is abduction.

The film claims to be based on actual events happening in Nome, Alaska in the year 2000 whereby a number of the population has been reported missing every year, and nobody knows a reason why.  It is after the mysterious death of her husband that Psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler decides to use hypnosis on traumatized patients which she also videotapes, and discovers that she too, may have also been abducted.

The film is filmed in two different ways; dramatization whereby actors play the individuals involved and video footage of the patients being hypnotized. Dr. Abigail Tyler is shown being interviewed throughout the film; however this is just a part of the story as she is played by an actress.
Although based on real disappearances, The Fourth Kind is no more real than The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield.
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Matthew Futter answered
Regardless, if the movie is real or not, most people are too scared and stupid to understand that the human race is not all knowing, we haven't gone and discovered everything there is to discover, and considering the amount times people have been proven wrong about "discoveries" it's sad to see people like that sheriff are real because we might not have seen/discovered things such as other intelligent races but that does mean they don't exist, of course we may never find out either, but closing your minds to things like that just shows how ignorant you are of the universe around you.
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Since the release of the movie The Fourth Kind in November 2009, there has been frenzied controversy and debate surrounding the character of Dr. Abigail Tyler, portrayed by actress Milla Jovovich. The film documents the disappearances of a number of people from the area of Nome in Alaska. The psychologist character Abbie Tyler attributed the cause to alien encounters of the fourth kind. The creators of the movie, Universal Studios heavily promoted it as a story based on fact.

In the aftermath of the film’s release it came to light that the characters and events portrayed in the film were fictional and were not based on actual case studies as previously thought. An “Abigail Tyler” could not be found on records relating to her residency in Alaska.

The film's company then created websites containing references to Tyler as part of a viral advertising campaign. It is thought that filming actually took place in Bulgaria, with the breathtaking mountain scenes portrayed in the film not in character with the natural surroundings of Nome.

Upon the film’s release, further investigations by several American newspapers questioned the validity of the film's claims. The results of the investigations concluded that any disappearances relating to the town of Nome were not suspicious.

As a result of all this Universal Studios agreed to pay a $20,000 settlement to the Alaska Press Club to compensate for the multitude of fake obituaries and articles that had been posted online.

Despite these developments, there are some that still firmly believe the film documents a factual case study. It was claimed that the doctor in the supposed real life footage was highly authentic, giving credence to her case.

These factors taken together support the conclusion that Dr. Abigail Tyler was not a real person.
diamond richards Profile
You people are so dumb , its over 11million people in this world who has either witnessed a ufo or been abducted , believe what you want to believe , but one day the truth will come out and people will know. Aliens are real , and all these movies on aliens and other things will repeat itself , nobody just woke up one day and thought "hey I'm going to make up a such thing called aliens , and there going to do this and this". No every since the 1900's people been saying theve seen ufo's are been abducted , why would over 11million people lie , and they didnt use their real names in the movie so no good on trying to look her up , their's a lot of unexplainable deaths and people going missing in this world , think about things , but I really do believe in aliens , they are real and one day you will all know!
amy vowell Profile
amy vowell answered
Ok people do you really think we are the only humen race of any kind on space and the universe there is more out there if we can put our minds to it and find out instead of our hateful nes and war we do just get our minds to work past it
lara Pickle Profile
lara Pickle answered
I have a very open mind and can't disprove or prove either way, I need facts and these aren't always available online.  And the knob who answered first suggesting alien abduction is your mind blocking things because of sexual abuse, is just that ... A total knob.  Abuse doesn't make you believe in aliens dude.  And another thing, regression is a form of hypnotic suggestion. Don't answer if you don't know squat.
Thomas Moore Profile
Thomas Moore answered
On September 2, 2009, an investigation by Kyle Hopkins and the Anchorage Daily News examined the validity of the film's premise, and its relation to actual disappearances that have occurred in and around the town of Nome. The investigation found no specific events to back up the claims in the film and also revealed that unsolved deaths in Nome are no more a majority of disappearances (just as in other remote areas).
On November 12, 2009, Universal Pictures agreed to a $20,000 settlement with the Alaska Press Club "to settle complaints about fake news archives used to promote the movie." Universal acknowledged that they created fake online news articles and obituaries to make it appear that the movie had a basis in real events.[
Bree Purdy Profile
Bree Purdy answered

People need to be a little more open minded, I mean, there are reliable evidence and facts that support that aliens are real. Over 11 million people have either witnessed Alien traces or know someone that has witnessed further traces. The universe is overall undiscovered, although some people do not believe in Aliens, just think that if we - humans- exist, why can't there be different forms of life somewhere else out there? If life was created on our planet there is a possibility that other life forms exist somewhere else, so... If we havent fully discovered the universe there is still the belief that we are not alone. 

If other life forms exist somewhere else I'm sure that they'd want to 'study' our existance and I'm more than positive that we would jump to do the same if we did find traces of another race. 

There are so much evidence now that support the existance and so many witnesses that have seen traces of another life and all of those people cannot be crazy. Also, who said that the higher authorities tell us what they discover, I mean they may not tell us so that people are not in panic or riot?

Overall, as the movie mentioned, we are entitled to believe what we want to believe at the end of the day and some people need to see to believe and that's pretty much what it comes down to, but just think.. There was a belief that there were creatures that were able to survive in the deep like the giant squid for example and many people thought it was inpossible for something to survive in those depths but after updating and creating better technology creatures have been discovered in the depths of our ocean. 

To this day more and more are being discoverd and more will be discovered in the future. Now we have evidence and factual information that people can see people believe, the same goes for the Alien races that exist ouside our world.

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