Humanities WA Talk: UFO Northwest: How Washington State Spawned the Men in Black

April 26

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Greenwood Senior Center

525 N. 85th St., Seattle, WA, 98103, United States

On August 1, 1947, the tragic crash of a B-25 bomber in Washington State triggered an FBI investigation of “The Maury Island Incident”—an infamous Northwest UFO sighting, and history’s first alleged encounter with the so-called “Men in Black.” Relying on the FBI records, this talk exposes a Washington story that shapes our current UFO narratives, from 1950’s pulp magazines to the ubiquitous X-Files and Men in Black film franchises.
Steve Edmiston is a business and entertainment lawyer, and a film screenwriter and producer. He was the screenwriter and co-producer of “The Maury Island Incident,” a short film chronicling the true story of Harold Dahl and his alleged 1947 sighting of a UFO over Puget Sound. RSVP: 206.297.0875. Sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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