The Maury Island Incident

Classic UFO




“The Maury Island Incident,” which happened on June 21, 1947, and is considered by many to be one of the first modern-day UFO encounters. Harold Dahl claims that he saw 6 flying discs over the east bay of Maury Island around 2pm on 6/21/47. One appeared to be in trouble, and another disc approached it. Soon, chaff and hot metal “slag” spewed out of the troubled disc, with some landing on Dahl’s boat, killing his dog and injuring his 13-year old son’s arm. The next day, the first-known UFO-related “Man In Black” appeared at Dahl’s home in Tacoma and warned him that he shouldn’t talk about it (he did, and his life changed forever). More info about this incident, which happened 3 days before Ken Arnold’s historic 6/24/47 Mt. Rainier sighting and 2 weeks before Roswell, is here (along with a film about it)

Submitted by: Scott Schaefer, Director/Producer