In November 1987 contractor Ed Walters allegedly snapped a Polaroid picture of a UFO craft that he claimed was hovering over a road near a shoreline at Gulf Breeze. For the next five years, Walters and others claimed to see UFOs on a nearly nightly basis. The Gulf Breeze Sentinel published weekly accounts of UFO sightings and saw its subscriptions soar….enough to have Gannett buy it and later shut it down.
Dr. Greg Little now reports that he thinks that some of the sightings (not Walters’) were part of a military research project. Read more. He believes that the U.S. Air Force was conducting training exercises by dropping strings of flares and testing experimental aircraft.