The initial Gulf Breeze incident, reported by a true contactee of one of the hominoid alien groups visiting Earth, was genuine. This was a carefully planned series of sightings, which succeeded in that dozens of highly credible witnesses stuck to their story. Ed Walters received an inordinate amount of harassment for having reported this, but to his credit he stuck to his story. Unable to break the man, his detractors set about to defame him, and when this failed to stick they played their remaining card - false follow-on sightings. Gulf Breeze is periodically rumbled with reports of fresh sightings, but these are staged. All of this is intended to crowd the stage so that Ed Walters will be less noticed, and to some extent this ploy has succeeded.