Gulf Breeze UFO incident
The Gulf Breeze UFO incident was a series of claimed UFO sightings in Gulf Breeze Florida during the late 1980s. The claims gained press and television coverage at the time, but are now widely considered a hoax.
Beginning on November 11, 1987 Gulf Breeze contractor Ed Walters reported a series of UFO sightings over a period of three weeks. Some ufologists believed the photographs that Walters purported to show a flying saucer were genuine, however others strongly suspected them to be a hoax. Press coverage given Walters claims during that time has been criticized as "uncritical" and "sensationalist". The hoax allegations were confirmed some years later when investigators found a model UFO in the house Walters had occupied.