If you happened upon a bunch of people furiously moving camera gear, lights, stands, cables and other filmmaking equipment in the area last weekend, you may have witnessed the filming of “The Maury Island Incident,” a locally-produced movie that was shot in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and on the waters off Maury Island.
The short film is based on the true story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened the next day. An investigation followed that resulted in a mysterious crash of a B-25 carrying “slag” evidence from the encounter, which killed Capt. William Davidson and Lt. Frank Brown (this film will be dedicated to them). This case went all the way up to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover, who expressed personal interest in it.
This is one of the most intriguing UFO sighting in the history of UFOs, here are some facts; which you can expect to be elaborated on in the upcoming movie. Follow this link to watch video and read a full account of the Maury Island Incident.
- It occurred before Roswell on June 21, 1947
- The first time Men in Black (MIB) were ever seen
- It has FBI & military involvement
- Physical evidence was destroyed in a plane crash
- There were several tragic death involved, a dog and two investigators
- Harold Dahl said the story was a hoax after investigators told him not to talk about it.
- Dahl later recanted his hoax story and said it was all true