November 11, 1987
Location: Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Walters was working in his home office when he noticed
a light moving outside, partially obscured by the pine
tree in his yard. To get a better look, Ed went out of
the front door, and could see that the light was in fact
a glowing bluish-gray craft like none he had seen before...
Ed would go on to photograph it many time"
"I was astounded when the UFO returned nine days
later, on November 20, again just
before dark. Far overhead, a light that looked like a
star swiftly dropped from the sky. I aimed
the camera, follwed the UFO, and took this photo as the
craft moved up and then off to my
right." (Credit: "The Gulf Breeze Sightings"
by Ed and Frances Walters)
Ed Walters is a successful residential builder and a member
of the City Planning Board of
Gulf Breeze. He donates much time to community service.
Frances Walters is well known in
the community and was the president of the high school
PTA. (Credit: "The Gulf Breeze
Sightings" by Ed and Frances Walters)
"The UFO returned in less than half an hour. I pulled
up the bedroom window shade to see
this small, shielded being standing just on the other
side of the glass, looking in my eyes."
(Credit: "The Gulf Breeze Sightings" by Ed and
Ed Walters and Frances Walters, The Gulf Breeze Sightings
Introduction (front flap) to the book, The Gulf Breeze
Sightings, by Ed and Frances Walters:
November 11, 1987, Ed Walters, a prosperous builder-contractor
in the exclusive Community of Gulf Breeze, Florida, saw
a peculiar light shing through a tall pine tree in his
front yard. He could see that the glow was unusual --
quite different from any of the commonplace planes and
heliopters from the nearby naval air station that frequently
populated the skies of Gulf Breeze. He stepped outside
and saw a bluish gray craft like none he had ever seen
before. It was intensely quiet, and Ed was intensely frightened.
He rushed back into the house and grabbed the old Polaroid
camera that was a part of his work gear as a builder.
And he took photos.
sightings continued and were shared by his wife and family.
Ed's photos were published -- anonymously -- in the local
weekly newspaper, and the sightings were corroborated
by hundreds of residents in the Gulf Breeze area -- priests,
politicians, judges, policemen, soldiers, ordinary middle
Introduction to the Gulf Breeze Sightings as Reported
and Photographed by Ed Walters
John Gilbert, Skiesare UFO Page
Today Gulf Breeze, in Florida, is known as one of the
world's top UFO hot spots. Sightings are being made and
UFOs photographed and videoed all the time. Check out
the Gulf Breeze Skywatch Diary to see the latest news
from the area.
it all started with a building contractor called Ed Walters.
On the 11th of November, 1987, Ed was working in his home
office when he noticed a light moving outside, partially
obscured by the pine tree in his yard. To get a better
look, Ed went out of the front door, and could see that
the light was in fact a glowing bluish-gray craft like
none he had seen before.
rushed back into his office to grab his Polaroid camera
which he used on job sights and stepped out onto the porch
again. As the craft came from behind the tree, he took
his first photo. He watched for a moment and then, "Bang!
Something hit me. All over my body, I tried to lift my
arms, I couldn't move them. They were blue, I was blue,
everything was blue. I was in a blue light beam. I was
trying to breathe but my chest wouldn't expand. My feet
lifted off the floor, a voice groaned in my head, "
We will not harm you." I screamed, the voice said
"Calm down." I screamed "Put me down!"
No control, just a piecing smell, a little scent of ammonia
mixed with heavy cinnamon that scorched, then stuck to,
the back of my throat. A hum filled my head. Wham! I hit
the ground, the blue light was gone. The hum was still
in my head but quickly decreased and was gone."
November the 20th, the hum returned, and with it, Ed could
hear voices, as if he was listening in on a conversation.
He went out side and saw a small speck of light falling
at great speed. He took photo 6 as the UFO suddenly dropped
its fall and hung in the sky. This photo has been light
blasted and enhanced in this version.
is this hum which Ed hears when ever the UFO comes close
that has enabled him to photograph it so many times.
the 2nd of December, Ed's house was visited again. At
about 3.30 a.m., Ed was awakened by the sound of his dog
barking just once. He went to investigate and on opening
the blinds on his French doors, he was confronted by a
four-foot-tall creature with big black eyes. Ed screamed
and fell backwards, the creature looked at him for a moment
then walked away. "I gave chase. As my feet left
the shelter of the back porch, I was hit by the blue beam
and held immobile while the creature fled into the vacant
field at the back of my house. As soon as I could move,
I retreived my camera and took this picture of the UFO
shooting the blue beam into the field. I believe that
it was picking up the creature I had seen."
before sunrise on December 5th, this UFO hovered above
the tree line near the high school about a block from
Ed's house. "The UFO moved towards me, I heard
the voice say 'Do not resist...Zehaas.'"
is just a small introduction to the story of Ed and the
UFO. He would go on to photograph it many times, with
his polaroid, a special four-lens sealed camera given
to him by MUFON, a stereo Polaroid which allowed the UFO
to be ranged and a video camera. The whole story is contained
in the book "The
Gulf Breeze Sightings" by Ed and Frances
Walters ISBN 0-380-70870-1.