Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence


Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 12.48.41 PMThe Seattle P-I on Sunday posted a very interesting story about the local film “The Maury Island Incident,” in which journalist Jake Ellison dives deep into a ‘rabbit hole’ about the 1947 UFO case and uncovers some great new information about an FBI agent.

“But soon after my first interview with the moviemakers, I found myself on a little trip through the looking glass into a world where coincidence spawns suspicion, and fact and myth get all tangled up,” Ellison writes, “…when I settled in to do a brief story on the movie’s latest successes … a simple question derailed me for a spell: Did the FBI agent who wrote the declassified FBI memos central to the movie even exist?”

The film, which was shot in Tukwila, Burien, Des Moines, and off the waters of Maury Island, world premiered last year at the Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii, then had its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. Since then it has played over a dozen festivals and screenings, and won two awards – audience choice award for “Best Short” at the Gig Harbor Film Festival, and “Best Short” at the International UFO Congress in Tempe, AZ. It also premiered as Indieflix’ first “Original Series” and six webisodes can be seen for free on Hulu here.

The film will screen next at the Burien UFO Festival on April 1st.

Read Jake’s full story – which includes a video interview with filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – here.


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