Fire in the Sky (1993) – WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie?

A new episode of the WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie? video series has just been released, and in this one we’re looking into the true story of a movie that scared and scarred a lot of viewers when they caught it on cable in the early ’90s, the alien abduction film Fire in the Sky (watch it HERE). To find out all about it, check out the video embedded above.

WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie? is sort of a spin-off from our show WTF Happened to This Horror MovieWTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie? dives into movies that were based on or “inspired by” true stories, real people, and actual historical events so we can try to separate fact from fiction.

Directed by Robert Lieberman from a screenplay by Tracy Tormé (based on the book The Walton Experience by Travis Walton), Fire in the Sky has the following synopsis:

In 1975, a group of five men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton leaves the truck — only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. The other four men report the strange event, but they are skeptically interrogated by Lt. Frank Watters, who suspects that murder is behind Walton’s disappearance. When Walton reappears five days later, his story of alien abduction is met with disbelief.

The film stars D. B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg, James Garner, Henry Thomas, Bradley Gregg, Kathleen Wilhoite, and Noble Willingham.

This episode of WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie was Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Mike Conway, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

The previous episodes of this series focused on JawsThe ExorcistThe Town That Dreaded SundownThe SacramentThe Conjuring 2, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and The Stepfather, and you can watch a couple of them below. To check out the other shows we have on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel, head over to the channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

What do you think of Fire in the Sky? Share your thoughts on this film by leaving a comment!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.