Gulf Breeze UFO Wave
Artist Drawing of Gulf Breeze UFO (Copyright © 1997 James Neff)
John F. Kennedy
Antonio Villas Boas
Gulf Breeze Wave
This case documents encounters with UFOs and aliens that Ed and Frances
Walters had in Florida. Gulf Breeze is a small community just outside
photo taken by Ed Walters
Beginning on November 11, 1987, Ed Walters and his family spotted a UFO
hovering not far from his house. Walters grabbed his Polaroid camera
and took a series of pictures. The fact that he used a Polaroid camera
is important, and we'll talk about that in a minute.
As Walters was taking pictures, a beam of pale blue light hit him,
lifting him off the ground. Walters fought physically and mentally and
was dropped back down. Over the next several months, Walters, his wife,
and his children saw more UFOs. Walters even saw an alien in his
backyard and chased it away. Ed Walters took more photos, including one
showing a blue beam of light hitting his wife.
Ed Walters Polaroid Photo of Alien Spacecraft
A Past History
As Walters began to analyze what was going on, he realized that he had
a long history of strange experiences. For the most part, he discovered
what researchers already knew. People very seldom have a first alien
experience as an adult. The experiences have been going on since
childhood, but the person doesn't think much about them and assumes
that others have the same kind of "Twilight Zone" experiences from time
photo taken close-up toacraft hovering
The Walters' were not alone. Many other residents in Gulf Breeze were
seeing UFOs at the same time, so many that Gulf Breeze got a reputation
as the place to go to see UFOs. People were out in lawn chairs every
single night looking up at the sky. They were seldom disappointed. It
seems that virtually every citizen in Gulf Breeze and many outsiders
have seen UFOs there.
Polaroid photo of craft hovering at dusk
As is typical with many UFO sightings, there were charges and counter
charges of a hoax being perpetrated by Walters and his family. However,
this is a valid and important case. Here's why:
* Ed Walters is no flake. He is a respected businessman with an
excellent reputation. He is a contractor and developer in the
construction business. It takes a lot to maintain a good reputation in
that business. Not only that, but the charges of a hoax would mean his
wife and children were active participants in a complete lie. That
simply is not very likely.
* The photos. Part of the controversy stems from Ed Walters' photos of
the UFOs. They are quite vivid and very clear. Some were also taken
very close up at a distance of only about fifty yards. Some of these
craft look a little hokey, like they are from a 1950s ÒBÓ movie. But,
that's just how they look! These craft are said to be utility vehicles,
like army tanks. Our modern-day tanks don't look much different now
than they did in World War I.
* A side note about UFO photos. Photos taken of flying saucers are one
of the greatest detriments to researching these craft. There have been
many attempts at faking photos. Also, everyone has their own idea of
what a real flying saucer should look like. If an actual photo doesn't
resemble the viewer's concept, it's often labeled a fake.
* They're Polaroids!
This is the most important part of the Ed
Walters/Gulf Breeze case. Walters used a Polaroid camera. Polaroid film
has a very sophisticated chemistry. Polaroid photos can't be faked!
There is no negative to monkey around with, and any attempt to alter
the image interrupts the development of the film and ruins the image.
Also, the image begins to develop immediately upon exiting the camera.
I know this because I worked for the Polaroid Corporation for five
photo of Gulf Breeze UFO taken by Ed Walters
Experts Checked It Out
Experts from Polaroid were called in to check out Ed Walters' photos.
They concluded that the pictures were real: that what was seen to be on
the film was really there. In addition, they concurred that everything,
such as the surrounding shadows, trees, and general distances, all
these details were in proper proportion.
* One more point. Many people feel it is significant that there is a
nuclear submarine facility in Pensacola, near Gulf Breeze. The thinking
is that the aliens are monitoring the nuclear arsenal.
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