One of the first and most totemic episodes of the modern UFO era.
On or around June 21, 1947, something may or may not have happened involving a malfunctioning UFO, a dead dog, nuclear waste, Men in Black and a brutal cover-up…
To some in the UFO community, the Maury Island Incident is still highly controversial, dismissed by many as a complete fabrication by the wildly imaginative and conspiracy-obsessed Fred Crisman, while others think it may be among the most important encounters in modern times.
Still others speculate that the incident, although clearly a hoax, was employed by the US government to draw public attention away from claims hazardous waste from a breeder reactor located in nearby Hanford was being secretly and unlawfully dumped on Maury Island.
- wikipedia: Maury Island Incident