A mystery surrounding a string of UFO sightings in 1066 Country has been solved.
The Observer reported earlier this month how residents in Hollington had seen what they thought was a flying saucer.
However, claims an alien craft had crashed in Alexandra Park were laughed off by police.
Now St Leonards based white witch Kevin Carlyon has admitted he was behind the scare.
He said: "Little green men are not trying to take control. The sightings were a result of several experiments with Chinese lanterns which are very often reported as flying saucers.
"The experiments went exactly as planned. I wanted to see if people mistook these lights as UFOs and obviously it worked.
"I'm glad no police time was wasted."