PHOENIX (KSAZ) - On March 13, 1997, thousands of people witnessed strange lights in the night sky over Phoenix.
Some saw a boomerang-shaped space craft and other saw triangular lights in the sky. Months later, the military came forward and said it was just flares.
Many called it the largest UFO sighting in North America.
That's all we really know for sure, but The Phoenix Incident takes this famous sighting a bit further by portraying a massive military cover up and confrontation with aliens from another world.
The Phoenix Incident is fiction, right? Or is it a science-fiction thriller? One thing is clear, it certainly tries to blur the lines between fiction and reality.
Director Keith Arem is very familiar with the sightings 19 years ago. He says his movie is a journey into a terrifying reality of what may have happened that night.
The Phoenix Incident premieres at the International UFO Congress on Friday night at the We-Ko-Pa Resort east of Phoenix. The movie opens nationwide on March 10.
To watch the trailer for The Phoenix Incident, click here.