The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The movie was an instant smash when it hit the theaters in 1977 and reawakened man's obsession with the eternal question: "Are we alone in the universe?" Though a work of fantasy, few realize that Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic was actually inspired by real-life witness testimony, as well as a series of UFO sightings in Michigan in the summer of 1966. Separate science fact from science fiction as we re-examine government documents and put old witness testimonies to the test using modern technology.
The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Full Episode)
This science fiction classic was in fact inspired by real people, real science, and real-life witness testimonies.