By LOUISE JONES-BROWN
President, Tukwila Historical Society
“The Maury Island Incident” film will be shown as a fundraising event for the Tukwila Historical Society Sunday, Oct. 25. A featured venue in the film is a turn-of-the-century Tukwila farmhouse located in the Riverton neighborhood which is owned by the society’s secretary, Gina Tucci, and her husband Jack.
There have been declassified FBI documents obtained that reveal a story about the UFO sighting of flying discs near Maury Island by Harold Dahl on June 21, 1947, as well as the first report about a Man in Black making a visit to suggest that Harold remain quiet about what he witnessed.
The Tukwila home was selected by the film’s producer, Scott Schaeffer, as it has historic and original 1909 features necessary to create the atmosphere of almost 70 years ago. The script was written by local writer and producer Steve Edmiston.
The film has been shown in many local area towns and film festivals and received many awards including at the most recent Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). It has been shown as a benefit for several historical societies, including Kent, Des Moines and Vashon. The society is honored to be included in the list that held a screening of this locally produced film.
The 30-minute film will screen at 7 p.m. at the Foster Performing Arts Center, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila, and will be followed by a special historical presentation: “No Confession: J. Edgar Hoover and The Maury Island Incident.”
Suggested donation is $10 (students with ID $5), and tickets are available online. Tickets will be available at the door, or online from http://www.mauryislandincident.com.
As a special feature, a limited number of film attendees will be able to purchase a ticket for an “After Screening” reception at the Tuccis’ home on a first come/first serve basis. On the night of the event, contact a representative from the society at the Foster PAC for this exciting opportunity to visit the site featured in the film and support the Tukwila Historical Society.
Louise Jones-Brown is president of the Tukwila Historical Society. The society operates the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Ave. S., Tukwila. Reach the center by phone at 206-244-HIST (4478) or via email at email@example.com.