Gulf Breeze UFO incident
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.