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The end credits do not include the usual "The events and persons depicted in this film are fictitious..." or "The film is based on the real events..." section.
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The movie's hoaxed interviews have angered the families of real missing persons in and around Nome, Alaska, for trivializing their loss. Melanie Edwards, Vice President of Kawerak Inc. (an organization representing tribal peoples in Alaska), described the movie as "insensitive to family members of people who have gone missing in Nome over the years". Universal has refused to discuss the movie with that organization or with local journalists.
"The Fourth Kind" is a reference to scientist J. Allen Hyneks famous categories involving the sightings of UFOs. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) also referred to this scale.
The real Nome is 51% native Alaskan, but there are no indigenous characters in the film (at least none stated to be).
The habitual soundtrack used for the ending credits of the movies is changed by diverse audio tracks where people call a "UFO reporting center" explaining their sightings.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
The "real" Dr. Abigail Tyler was played by the actress Charlotte Milchard. In the end credits she appears credited as Dr. Abigail Tyler and in the final cast list with her real name but as one of the "Nome Resident".
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The film takes place from August to October 2000.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Despite its plot involving alien abductions, aliens are never actually depicted at any point in the movie (apart from some ambiguous sound bites).

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