Phoenix Lights shine again, celebrate 18 year anniversary

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Eighteen years ago, an unexplained UFO experience known as the Phoenix Lights took Arizona with mystery and intrigue.

To celebrate the 18th anniversary of the unbelievable event, there will be an annual screening of a documentary based on the experience. The "Phoenix Lights Documentary" will be shown at the Scottsdale Harkins Shea 14 Cinema on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m.

After the screening of the documentary, Travis Walton will share his story and recount how 40 years ago he says he was taken aboard a spacecraft in Snowflake for five days. His story was made into the movie "Fire in the Sky."

"It was really rather traumatic at the time, it was a terrifying situation," Walton said. "In hindsight, I don't really think it as a hostile situation."

Also following the documentary screening, viewers can meet the cast, listen to special guests and presentations, attend a question and answer session and go to a book signing.

"Back then, you were a kook to think there was life elsewhere in the universe," Walton said. "Now, it's the kooks who think we're alone."

The event has sold out every year, so get tickets before their gone at harkinstheatres.com. For more details and to view a trailer for the movie, visit thephoenixlights.net.