Scene from the inaugural Burien UFO Festival on April 1, 2013. Photo by Michael Brunk.[/caption] The 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ (aka ‘BUFO’) will crash land in Olde Burien on Tuesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – beginning at 7 p.m. in and around The Tin Room Bar at 923 SW 152nd. Like last year’s wildly successful inaugural event, this one will include a 3-D flying saucer, Flash Mob dance, cash costume contests for Best Man in Black, Best Woman in Black and Best Alien, live music, and much more. The event, which is free and open to the public, will also include something new – a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for most Men/Women in Black and Aliens in one place! Participants are encouraged to dress up as well as bring their own UFOs (and other appropriate props) to the event. In addition, exclusively for those participating as costumed as aliens or Men/Women in Black, the Producers of “The Maury Island Incident” will conduct a photo shoot and final test screening of the film inside the Tin Theater starting at 9 p.m. Pending the film’s premiere, this screening will not be open to the public. WIN CASH PRIZES! Organizer John White will be giving out $100 cash awards to the following “Bests” in a costume contest for:

  • Best Man in Black
  • Best Woman in Black
  • Best Alien
“It’s going to be another amazingly fun time with great live music, another flash mob, costume contest and world record attempt,” White told The B-Town Blog. “And I can’t wait to see the Tin Theater packed with Men and Women in Black and Aliens watching our final test screening!” For those that have been off planet recently, “The Maury Island Incident,” a short film that was shot locally last summer that’s based on declassified FBI documents about a man’s UFO sighting claim near Maury Island on June 21, 1947. This often-overlooked incident happened just two days before Ken Arnold’s Mount Rainier sighting, which spawned the phrase “flying saucers,” and 16 days before the infamous Roswell crash. It also included what is considered by many experts to be the first “Man in Black” encounter. The BUFO event, and the film, were inspired by this amazing slice of local history. The film is awaiting its public film festival premiere. Be sure to “Like” the BUFO Facebook Page here! EVENT DETAILS:
WHAT: 2nd annual Burien UFO Crash Event! WHEN: Tuesday, April 1st at 7 p.m.+ WHERE: Intersection of SW 152nd and 10th Ave SW, Olde Burien (map below) INFO:
  • Witness unveiling of a constructed 3D rendition UFO
  • Enter to win $100 cash prizes for Best Man in Black, Best Woman in Black and Best Alien
  • Attempt to set world record for Most Men in Black, Women in Black and Aliens in one location
  • Final test screening of “The Maury Island Incident” to those in costumes starting at 9 p.m.
VIDEOS: Some videos from/about last year’s event: [youtube][/youtube] Flash Mob doing “Thriller,” as shot by Michael Brunk: [youtube][/youtube] [youtube][/youtube] [youtube][/youtube] More pics from last year’s event by Brunk (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): [gallery ids="60685,60686,60687,60688,60689,60690,60691,60692,60693,60694,60695,60696,60697,60698,60699,60700,60701,60702,60703,60704,60705,60706,60707,60708,60709,60710,60711,60712,60713,60714,60715,60716,60717,60718,60719,60720,60721,60722,60723"]]]>