A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association will take held on Tuesday night, Aug. 13, 2019 at the Vashon Theatre, starting at 6 p.m.
“The Maury Island Incident” is an award-winning 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic 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 to him the very next day.
The screening will be preceded by a short presentation, and followed by a Q&A session with Filmmakers.
The film – which was shot in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production.
Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.
Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:
“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”
Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally produced film “The Maury Island Incident” will be Tuesday, July 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma.
This all ages event will include a presentation by filmmaker Steve Edmiston, as well as a screening of the 30-minute film and a Q&A afterwards.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn about this historic, local UFO and the first ‘Man In Black’ incident that happened just off Maury Island in June of 1947 (more info here: http://www.mauryislandincident.com). Here’s a trailer:
It’s all part of McMenamins ongoing Elks Temple History Pub held at their historic, beautifully restored 1916 Elks Temple.
And if you are able to attend, see if you can also find the painting below, which includes references to Maury Island and the Man In Black, and hangs on a wall within the Elks Temple:
WHAT: FREE presentation, screening & Q&A of ‘The Maury Island Incident’
“Why not stay the night too? Mention you’re attending the History Pub for 15% off your hotel room.”
ABOUT THE MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT Presented by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer
Based on declassified FBI documents, The Maury Island Incident tells the incredible, tragic and forgotten story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947, alleged a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, WA. This event sparked “the summer of the saucers,” the modern era of UFO obsession, the first appearance of “Men in Black” and a governmental battle over UFO sighting jurisdiction reaching directly to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Join us for a film screening/Q&A about the 1947 Maury Island Incident, which prompted the original “Men in Black” appearance, popularized by Hollywood, presented by directors Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Steve Edmiston works as an independent feature film screenwriter and producer. He is also an attorney with 25 years of experience practicing business, litigation intellectual property, and entertainment law. Edmiston is a frequent teacher, advisor, and speaker on film and film industry issues. He has shown his films at a variety of festivals including: Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle International Film Festival, Big Island Film Festival, Ashland and Port Townsend.
Edmiston Wrote and Directed the award-winning short The Day My Parents Became Cool, which was shot entirely in the south Puget Sound area.
Find more information on Edmiston’s screen credits and films, including cast information, trailer videos and release dates on IMDb.
Scott Schaefer is a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, PBS/Disney) with over 33 years’ experience in media, including over 20 as a Director and Producer, six of which were spent in the trenches of Hollywood.
His directing credits includes for the TV shows Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t! (Showtime) where he was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directing in a Reality Show (2005), Sightings (a UFO show for Paramount Pictures), The Arsenio Hall Show (Paramount), Totally Hidden Video (Fox), The Late Show (Fox), Fox On-Air Promotions, Almost Live! (KING-TV, where he won 6 Local Emmy Awards) and many others in-between.
Schaefer currently runs a network of seven local blogs for an area south of Seattle called South King Media, which includes the award-winning B-Town Blog.
ABOUT MCMENAMINS ELK TEMPLE
The 1916 Elks Temple has been restored and reimagined into a vibrant gathering place for out-of-town guests and locals alike. From the Old Hangout, a bar reminiscent of world travels, to the Spanish Ballroom, a grand space hosting live music, you’ll find entertainment at every turn. Threads of art, history and elements of the local community are woven into the structure. Wherever you are in Elks Temple, you’ll find the comforts of your favorite neighborhood pub and a world of adventure.
70 years ago, the tiny town of McMinnville was struck with UFO fever when a local family spotted a flying disc from their farm, making national news. 50 years later, in 1999, the fever descended again with the very first UFO Festival. Time warp to today: the 20th annual UFO Festival is back, better than ever!
The 3-day festival includes renowned speakers & experts, movie screenings, radio broadcasts, vendor booths, live music, alien trivia, the Alien Abduction Dash fun run, pet costume contest, beer tastings, dining with speakers, and the Alien Costume Ball. Join us for a galaxy of fun!
BUFO invites all UFO enthusiasts, skeptics and aliens to join in this fun, local celebration of all things otherworldly, inspired by The Maury Island Incident UFO event which predates Roswell by 10 days.
The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of two of history’s most notable UFO sightings with a 21+ evening of beer tastings and all things flying saucers on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 10 p.m.
The two cases being celebrated include the Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting and the Maury Island incident, which both took place in Washington in 1947. These two events gave rise to the terms “flying saucer” and “men in black” and kicked off a craze of sightings that year, which included the Roswell incident and many others.