UFOs on the Gulf Coast
June 2, 2009 9:10 AM   Subscribe

Looking for reports of UFO sightings and alien encounters in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

I was recently told that the Gulf Coast area of Alabama was a hotbed of UFO sightings and alien encounters in the 1990s. Or should I say, reports of these incidents. Googling didn't come up with anything, so I wondered if anyone had any information on this? Or has anyone even heard of this before? Thanks!
posted by little_c to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
The National UFO Reporting center lists several sightings in Gulf Shores (that view covers the whole state of AL).
posted by Burhanistan at 9:15 AM on June 2, 2009

Are you sure? I did find this book about a rash of UFO sightings in Gulf Breeze, FL, not Gulf Shores, AL.

War of the Words: The True but Strange Story of the Gulf Breeze UFO

posted by General Tonic at 9:16 AM on June 2, 2009

Right general area, wrong time frame, too good not to share. I hope the link works, I can't check it at work. Google Grayson Capps Green Monkey Story if the link is broken.
posted by rainbaby at 9:48 AM on June 2, 2009

If I recall correctly it was part of a larger UFO flap in the 90s which coincided with the popularity of X-Files and Fox pumping up other UFO-related fakery such as Alien Autopsy. (And almost all of this the can ultimately be blamed on Whitley Strieber.)

I'm too lazy to do a Lexis search, but you could start by identifying local papers and seeing if they have accessible archives.
posted by wfrgms at 10:37 AM on June 2, 2009

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