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Gulf Breeze UFO Wave
GulfBreeze UFO
Artist Drawing of Gulf Breeze UFO (Copyright © 1997 James Neff)

John F. Kennedy                                                          Dorothy Kilgallen

Antonio Villas Boas                                                    Jackie Gleason

The 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 Pensacola, Florida.

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Polaroid photo taken by Ed Walters

Polaroid Photos

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.

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Another 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 to time.

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Polaroid photo taken close-up toacraft hovering
over the road.

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.

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Polaroid photo of craft hovering at dusk

Charges and Counter-Charges

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 years.

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Polaroid 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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