Our friends at the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore – who served as historical consultants on our film – recently found a front page headline that relates a UFO sighting to the Air Force’s first military plane crash in the state of Washington.
Recently researcher Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson made yet another discovery of a news headline that further documents the Air Force crash that involved two military officers carrying back what is believed to be evidence from a UFO sighting. The incident that involved a Maury Island UFO sighting, interviewing witnesses and pilot Kenneth Arnold has become known as the Maury Island UFO Incident – the “Roswell of the Northwest”. For researchers of the Maury Island UFO sighting this is likened to finding another Roswell headline that had yet been undiscovered and disclosed.
“Wrecked Bomber Carried Disc Secret Mon. – Aug. 4, 1947, Tacoma Times
Army Says Data Was On Plane
By Paul Lantz
The army air forces Monday confirmed reports the B-25 bomber which crashed at Kelso Friday carrying classified secret material pertaining to discs.
According to a United Press report Monday, Brig. Gen. Ned Schramm, chief of staff of the Fourth air force at San Francisco, confirmed a story carried exclusively in the Tacoma Times Saturday that the planes had been on a disc mission.
The Times, which was the first newspaper to break the story, had been informed by an anonymous tipster that the fallen plane carried disc data at the time of the crash.
Still unconfirmed is the tipster’s statement that the crash was caused by sabotage.
It was revealed Monday that specimens obtain on Maury Island by two Tacoma businessmen are of a substance unknown to the University of Chicago metallurgists.
H.A. Dahl in the newsroom of The Tacoma Times told reports that fragments picked up at the island by himself and partner prior to the first sighting of the discs, were still unclassified by University of Chicago technicians.”…
Previously, in 2006, the museum researchers had discovered a never before seen news article in the Kelsonian Tribune “Flying Disk Investigators Die in Army Bomber Wreck” and through local interviews located the spot of the B-25 Bomber crash site near Kelso Washington on Aug. 15, 2007 along with landowner James Greear.
The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore, formerly the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries, has been researching the mystery since 2001. LeFevre and Lipson hope to publish a book in the upcoming weeks on the complete incident with new documents, photos and information. The incident involved such personalities as Harold Dahl, Kenneth Arnold who’s sighting over Mt. Rainier is when media coined the term flying saucer, the first documented case of a man in black and Fred Crisman who would later be interviewed by Jim Garrison on the JFK assassination.
The full article and history of the incident and crash. can be found here: http://www.nwlegendsmuseum.com/Arnold.html