The popular 1997 movie, 'Men In Black' starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith was actually inspired by a close encounter with a UFO that occurred on a small island between Seattle and Tacoma called, Maury Island (attached to Vashon Island with a man-made bridge).

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The Famous UFO Encounter Killed a Dog and Injured a Man

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The year was 1947 when Harold Dahl reported to authorities that his dog was killed and his son was injured by flying objects that came from four flying saucers. A witness of the event later reported that he was threatened to keep silent by a group of men dressed in black (Frank the Pug was nowhere in sight).

Washington State Ranks in the Top 5 for UFO Sightings in the U.S.

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Washington ranks high in terms of reported UFO sightings with over 4300 on the books with another well-known report of objects over Mount Rainier in 1947. California has the most sightings with over 10,000.

What Town in Eastern Washington Has the Highest Reported UFO Reports?

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Yakima has the 4th highest reported UFO encounters per capita in the U.S. UFO experts claim the reason for the elevated sightings near Yakima is due to the military training area near the town. Apparently, nationwide UFO sightings are higher near military facilities.

What Should I do If I Have an Encounter or See a UFO?

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If you happen to have an encounter with a UFO or alien being, there's a website for that. You can report the incident at the National UFO Reporting Center website - just click on "file a report".

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