For the first time in the history of the alleged existence of the some-say venerable secret society, The Maury Island Incident Historical Society’s (“MIIHS”) June 21 Annual Meeting – a.k.a. Burning Saucer – has been cancelled.

“These are difficult times, and certainly it has been a challenge to determine how an organization that frequently denies its own existence can cancel an annual event that may not ever have been scheduled in the first place,” said a highly-placed MIIHS source. “The plans for the Burning Saucer LXXIII party were epic, if possibly imaginary, with rumored appearances by many A-list celebrities, high-profile politicians, cryptids, Men in Black, tin-foil hats, and, if we were lucky, some food trucks.

Conspiracy theories swirl around the sudden cause of cancellation. While many point to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, some say that the entire pandemic was invented as a global government deep-state disinformation campaign to stop the mythical Society’s party’s massive growth in popularity (some say the interest in the MIIHS and Burning Saucer has exploded since being featured in prominent media including on Ancient Aliens and Ripley’s Believe It or Not). And because the possibly non-existent society’s non-existent party celebrates a non-existent UFO sighting in 1947, some argue it is precisely big government’s inability to assert actual physical power against non-existence that creates such fear, and now, plausibly deniable retaliation.

Others think that the annual event became too public to fast, and could not handle the explosive notoriety.

“When Burning Saucer was labeled ‘The Birthday Party for the Men in Black’ by Den of Geek, it was like the prequel to the whole ‘storm Area 51’ fiasco,” said an annoyed nearby resident who preferred to remain annoyed. “Basically, it’s too many people having too much fun with history, and that’s just not now we did history in my day. It used to be boring, and that’s how I like it.”

One of the organization’s founders, who wore a mask to allegedly hide their identity, perhaps put it best:

“Burning Saucer is the party version of the infamous Schrödinger’s Cat Paradox. Because of the secrecy mandated by the Society, we are like the cat in Schrödinger’s sealed box, both existing and not existing at the same time. Metaphorically, we won’t know if we are dead or alive until… next year.”

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Always remembering never to forget again, forever, together.