The fiftieth anniversary of the great UFO hoax
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Fifty years since flying saucers hoax fooled the nation

Fifty years ago this week the nation was gripped by stories of flying saucers found in locations across the south of England, from Somerset to Kent.

The "UFOs" bleeped, hissed and hummed and were filled with a foul-smelling mysterious liquid - and prompted a major police and Army response.

But it turned out they had touched down from somewhere a little closer to home than Mars.

See more on this story on Inside Out, on BBC One South East and South on Monday 4 September at 19:30 BST, and later on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 03 Sep 2017