1. A model which looks just like Ed Walters' UFO (which only he has produced wonderful clo

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1. A model which looks just like Ed Walters' UFO (which only he has produced wonderful close-ups of) was found in the attic of his home under some insulation after he moved. 2. Tommy Smith, a friend of Ed Walters and of Ed Walters' son, confessed to a hoax and showed reporters how the photographs were faked. 3. William Hyzer did a reanalysis of the Walters photos for MUFON and came to negative conclusions. (MUFON is dismissing his work and will probably not publish it.) 4. Rex Salisberry was chosen by MUFON to reinvestigate the Gulf Breeze sightings in light of (1) and (2) above. He concluded that it was a hoax and has also been dismissed by MUFON. 5. MUFON had yet another investigator do a reanalysis of the Gulf Breeze case when they didn't like Salisberry's conclusions. Gary Watson produced a pro-Walters report, which will probably appear in the MUFON UFO Journal. (source for much of the above: _Saucer Smear_, May 5, 1992) I know of a number of MUFON people in Arizona who resigned from that organization over its handling of the Gulf Breeze affair. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's the story: The model space ship that was found in the attic of EW's former house was built out of paper that has the plans for a house. HOUSE PLANS, NOT the plans for a spaceship. The house plans were made by Ed W. (as part of his business), hence there is a definite link between the model and EW himself. Klass and others contend that the house plans in question date to the time that EW lived there and is said to have been making models, and hence supports the theory that he built it. EW says it is the plans for a house he didn't even begin until after he moved out, and hence they are a plant. As I recall, there is not date on the plans, but there is a designation of the address at which the proposed house was to be built. Klass has looked up the planning for that address and uses that date to date the plans and hence the model: to the time when EW lived there. EW claims the plans are NOT for that address, that the address on the plans are a notation but do not indicate that the plan is for that address and "proved" that it is really the plan for a completely different house built much later. That claim is based on the area of the house on the plan. Klass says this is a spurious claim and provides an even more obscure calculation to show that the area of the house is indeed consistant with the earlier house. Are you bored sick of this nonsense yet? All of this is pretty ridiculous, considering that almost everybody who has examined the photos carefully thinks they are hoxes, we have witnesses who say they SAW Ed build and photograph the models, and we have a model that fits the pattern. This was discussed in several issues of Klasses SUN in the last year or so. You could inquire at: Skeptics UFO Newsletter 404 "N" St. SW. Washington, DC 20024 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is in the "Skeptics' UFO Newsletter" #10, July, 1991. Very briefly, Klass writes: "Walters' claim that the UFO-model house plan is one he designed for Mr./Mrs. Thomas rests SOLELY on the fact that the UFO-model drawing shows a living area of 1740 sq. ft., and directly underneath, a slab area of 2393 sq. ft. ... It can now be revealed that in early January, 1987 [BEFORE the UFO photos: RS], Walters and Russ McElhinney decided to build a house 'on speculation' at 712 Jamestown drive" matching these dimensions. Worse yet, notes Klass, the copy of this plan on file in the Gulf Breeze City Hall has been TORN OFF by someone - we don't know who - making it much more difficult to determine that the two parameters do indeed match. As possible suspects in this alteration, Klass suggests the KGB, the Pope, Dolly Parton, and Dan Quayle; he invites the submission of other names.


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