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 1987.


Beginning in November 1987, The Gulf Breeze Sentinel published a number of photos supplied to them by local contractor Ed Walters that were claimed to show a UFO. UFOlogists such as Bruce Maccabee believed the photographs were genuine, however others strongly suspected them to be a hoax. Pensacola News Journal reporter Craig Myers investigated Walters' claims a few years later, criticizing the Sentinel's coverage of the story as "uncritical" and "sensationalist". Myers was able to duplicate Walters’s UFO photos almost exactly using a styrofoam model UFO found in the attic of the house where Walters had been living at the time the photos were published. [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.