You sure they weren't through the clouds. As a kid I saw pictures of what the Aurora was supposed to look like and then when they actually started appearing they looked more like what was shown on the series. That far north they would be much brighter too.
I would have thought that at least some adults in that group would have heard of the "northern lights" (Aurora Borealis) especially the programmer. I used to watch them as a kid in the late summer in Washington state.
I lived in Washington state and never saw them. I thought it was too far south. Plus, mostly cloudy.
It's getting way interesting, more Blair witch components added, plus, maybe some time travel.. they could have been sent to the future where the production is over, hence the empty camp site , non working button and the skeleton.. mmm
Well, that ending just sucked. Not much resolution. Maybe they were hoping for enough unanswered questions that they would get a second season, but even if they do, I'm out. Wish I had been out 11-12 episodes ago.