So we’ve been printing up the Maury Island t-shirts for a few years now – and we never got a chance to get the full story. After a little research, we realize that the Maury Island Incident happened in Seattle’s back yard.
From Wikipedia – The Maury Island Incident is said to be an early modern UFO encounter incident, which allegedly took place in June 1947. Harold A. Dahl originally said that he saw objects flying in the sky over Maury Island in Puget Sound just off of Vashon Island, and that one of the objects exploded leaving fragments that fell to earth. It was one of the incidents investigated by Kenneth Arnold. Dahl later retracted his claims, stating the story was a hoax. It is also one of the earliest reported instances which includes the trope of the Men in Black.
Each year on June 21, the neighbors that live in the area celebrate with a feast and of course, t-shirts! There celebration is growing and shedding more light on the incident with UFO fans. There is even a movie, titled The Maury Island Incident | Before Roswell, coming out which starts filming this month.