If you were in attendance at this year’s SXSW, you may have been a part of the lucky group who got to witness the marvelous recreation of one of the most famous UFO sightings in history, The Phoenix Lights incident. The festival recreated the true events that occurred in Phoenix Arizona on March 13th, 1997 on the 20th anniversary of the phenomena using drones. This spectacle, although definitely fun in its own right, was primarily used to advertise for Cinelou Film’s upcoming sci-fi horror Phoenix Forgotten directed by Justin Barber. 

Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again.  Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed.

To check out the SXSW recreation of the famous UFO sightings, you can do so here. Phoenix Forgotten opens in theaters nationwide April 21st, 2017.

And for more information about the real Phoenix Lights incident, make sure to check out Capt’n Kelly’s two-part report in episodes 47 and 48 of the podcast.

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