Smithsonian: 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.
Producer: Dan Chambers, Andrea Heritage
Production Company: Bink Films, Real Stories Canada 2 Inc.
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2011
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen