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Gimme a Mulder and Scully on rye — hold the hoax

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 23, 2007 at 8:18 am | No Comments »
April 23, 2007 8:18 am

Whatever or whoever they were, you first heard about these conspiracy-theory hall-of-famers right here in the Northwest. One of them reportedly traces to a downtown Tacoma cafe.

Here’s a local-angle serving of UFO and government cover-up conspiracies, as gleaned from

this morning’s P-I and the Seattle Museum of Mysteries:

On June 21, 1947 — two weeks before whatever happened in Roswell — Harold Dahl of Tacoma reported an encounter with six donut-shaped discs hovering above the water south of Maury Island. Three days later, a federal marshal reported nine unidentified objects flying across the north face of Mount Rainier; from this encounter, “flying saucer” first flew from the media’s mouth.

“Man in black” — the appellation applied to an agent with spooky ties to alien conspiracies and cover-ups — was born at a downtown Tacoma cafe, the Seattle Museum of Mysteries says. After eating breakfast with a man described as being dressed in black and driving a black Buick, Dahl claimed his UFO encounter was a hoax.

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