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.

History[edit]

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". In 1990, after Walters and his family moved, the new owners of Walters' house discovered a styrofoam model UFO hidden in the attic. Myers was able to duplicate the object in the Walters photographs almost exactly using the model UFO found in the attic. Walters later claimed that the model UFO had been "planted" in the attic. [1][2]

References[edit]

  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.