Posted on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 | 17 comments| News tip by: Persia
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Newly released UFO files recount a hoax that sparked fears of a real life alien invasion in the 1960s.
On September 4th 1967 four police forces, bomb disposal squads and military intelligence officers were all deployed in response to calls reporting six flying saucers discovered in fields across the country. It turned out that the UFOs were nothing more than a hoax by engineering students from Farnborough Technical College.
"The authorities, including four local forces and a bomb disposal unit, swung into action after six "flying saucers" were found by members of the public in a perfect line across southern England."