posted on Mar, 29 2007 @ 01:01 PM
Maury Island: What really Happened?
Deep in the summer of 1947, something happened in an east bay off Maury Island, Washington. It had all the ear marks of a trace UFO case, years before
any other trace case and was in the same time frame of the most famous case of all. Roswell. Many UFO researchers have looked into it and most think
it was a hoax, mainly for money and fame. At a time when I had a lot of time to investigate, and I live in the same area, I decided to tried to cover
all the bases, to find out the truth.
As with most history, the truth lies buried between the lines.
The Coming of the Saucers
To start off right on this case we must start at the beginning. The original story. So here it is word for word from Arnolds book “The Coming of
“On June 21, 1947 in the afternoon about two o’clock I was patrolling the East Bay of Maury Island close in to the shore. This practically
uninhabited island lies directly opposite Tacoma about three miles from mainland. This day the sea was rather rough and there were numerous low
hanging clouds. I, as captain, was steering my patrol boat close to the shore of a bay on Maury Island. On board were two crewmen, my fifteen-year-old
son and his dog.
As I looked up from the wheel on my boat I noticed six very large doughnut-shaped aircraft. I would judge they were at about 2,000 feet the water and
almost directly overhead. At first glance I thought them to be balloons as they seemed to be stationary. However, upon further observance, five of
these strange aircraft were circling very slowly around the sixth one which was stationary in the center of the formation. It appeared to me that the
center aircraft was in some kind of trouble as it was losing altitude fairly rapidly. The other aircraft stayed at a distance of about two hundred
feet above the center one as if they were following the center one down. The center aircraft came to rest almost directly overhead at about five
hundred feet above the water.
All on board our boat were watching these aircraft with a great deal of interest as they apparently had no motors, propellers , or any visible signs
of propulsion, and to the best of our hearing they made no sound. In describing the aircraft I would say they were at least one hundred feet in
diameter. Each had a hole in the center, approximately twenty-five feet in diameter. They were all a sort shell-like gold and silver color. Their
surface seemed of metal and appeared to be burled because when the light shone on them through the clouds they were brilliant, not all one brilliance,
but many brilliance’s, something like a Buick dashboard. All of the aircraft seemed to have large portholes equally spaced around the outside of
their doughnut exterior. These portholes were from five to six feet in diameter and were round. They also appeared to have a dark, circular,
continuous window on the inside and bottom of their doughnut shape as though it were an observation window.
All of us aboard the boat were afraid this center balloon was going to crash in the bay, and just a little while before it stopped lowering, we had
pulled our boat over to the beach and got out with our harbor patrol camera. I took three or four photographs of these balloons.
The center balloon-like aircraft remained stationary at about five hundred feet from the water while the other five aircraft kept circling over it.
After about five or six minutes one of the aircraft from the circling formation left its place in the formation and lowered itself down right next to
the stationary aircraft. In fact, it appeared to touch it and stayed stationary next to the center aircraft as if it were giving some kind of
assistance for about three or four minutes.