The Phoenix Lights incident is widely regarded as the most witnessed UFO event of all time. It’s thought that thousands of people saw the series of strange lights that appeared above the Arizona capital back on March 13th, 1997, and though the event didn’t get a lot of media attention at the time, it’s gone on to gain something of a cult status. Twenty years on, this baffling incident is set for another stint in the spotlight when a new horror movie from Ridley Scott hits theaters, putting a terrifying new twist on one of Ufology’s most curious cases.
A new trailer for Phoenix Forgotten was released this week, bringing with it the announcement that the found footage movie will be hitting theaters in just a few weeks, on April 21st.
Phoenix Forgotten charts the adventures of three students (it’s always students, isn’t it?) who travel into the Arizona desert to follow in the path of the mysterious lights that brought Phoenix to a standstill. The students disappeared that night, but 20 years later new footage shows that what they discovered went far beyond a fun conspiracy. It’s a familiar enough premise, but the allure of a real-life event as its inspiration makes Phoenix Forgotten feel a little more intriguing than most found-footage horror flicks. Plus, you know, it’s coming out of Ridley Scott’s production company, which should be enticing enough for any sci-fi fan.