Not many people outside of Jammy Toast will know this, but today is the fiftieth anniversary of the great UFO invasion of England. No, today is not April 1st and we have not been smoking Flat Eric’s magic mushroom. This really happened. They had big metal domes, emitted a strange, ominous hum and appeared one morning in a straight line across southern England. Members of the public, police and the Army saw the alien spaceships had landed and some panic did ensue – until it was revealed to be a stunt by students. But how was the hoax so successful?