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Before UFOs In Roswell, There Was The Maury Island Incident


This story originally aired on June 17, 2017.   

In the summer of 1947, off the coast of Maury Island in South Puget Sound, a man named Harold Dahl was out on his boat with his son, Christopher, their dog and two workers. Harold collected logs floating in the Sound and resold them to lumber mills.


According to Dahl, on June 21 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, six unidentified flying objects appeared in the sky above his boat. One of the saucers then exploded and a metal substance started raining down from the sky killing the family dog and burning Christopher’s arm.


“They’re so frightened that they take this 50-foot boat and they run it up on the beach, so that they can get off the boat and hide in the cliffs that are on the beach there on Maury Island,” says Steve Edmiston. Steve made a short film about all of this with producing partner Scott Schaefer. It’s called "The Maury Island Incident."

Jennifer Wing is a former KNKX reporter and producer who worked on the show Sound Effect and Transmission podcast.