One of the Gulf Breeze UFOs

Case File: Gulf Breeze UFO
Location: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Date: November 11, 1987
Description: Gulf Breeze is a small city in Florida with a population of about 6,000 at the time of the 1987 UFO sightings. The strange glowing lights seem to surround mysterious structures resembling flying saucers.


History: Starting on November 11, 1987, Gulf Breeze, Florida resident Ed Walters reported seeing a UFO near his home, and within the next three weeks, reported and documented several UFO sightings. Ed also took several clear, high-quality photographs of the alleged craft, but due to the quality, many people became skeptical.

Ed and frances walters

Frances and Ed Walters

However, Ed claimed that the photographs and his sightings were genuine, but he was not the only person that saw the UFOs in Gulf Breeze. Over two hundred people from Gulf Breeze came forward claiming that they had sightings, photographs, and even videos of the UFOs.
Background: Coming up
Investigations: UFO researcher Jerry Black investigated the case of the Gulf Breeze UFOs, and became suspicious of Walters and believed that the sightings and photographs may have been a hoax.


Newspaper article about discovery of model

Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the October 5, 1988 episode. A significant update to this story aired on October 3, 1990.
Results: Solved. Jerry Black soon determined in the early 1990s a suspicious trail of money that led to Walters, giving indications of a hoax. Then, over the subsequent years, new evidence was discovered, including a model in one of Walters homes that seemed identical to the ones in the photographs, and many were certain that the sightings were faked.