Gulf Breeze UFO incident

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Gulf Breeze UFO incident is located in Florida
Gulf Breeze UFO incident
Location of Gulf Breeze, Florida

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.[1][2]


  1. ^ Sheaffer, Robert. "A Model UFO Debunking". Skeptical Inquirer, September/October 2007. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Terence Hines (2003). Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. Prometheus Books, Publishers. pp. 260–. ISBN 978-1-61592-085-3.