WHAT was thought to be a UFO was most likely a Hallowe’en light show from a local farm.
Last week, the Herald reported that a resident had seen a strange set of lights floating over Eastbourne.
The town and surrounding areas are often inundated with reports of UFOs but the majority are put down to the floating lights commonly used at weddings and birthday celebrations.
But Liberty Jacklin claimed to have seen something unusual in the skies above her Normans Bay home.
The 16-year-old, said, “At around 9.30pm we let the dogs out in the garden, and I saw strange lights in the sky, and called my family to see.
“They were two rings of circular lights, one within the other.
“We saw them from our back door in the clouds above the level crossing around 130 metres from our house.
“They were rotating almost horizontally from side to side, travelling a regular distance of around 100 metres.
“It went on for an hour and a half, stopping just after 11pm.”
Local paranormal expert Malcolm Robinson, who is considered a world authority on the paranormal and unexplained, was excited to hear about the sighting and said he was at a loss on how to explain it.
However, this week Blackstock Farm has come forward to explain the lights.
Paul Salvidge from the farm in Hellingly contacted the Herald and Gazette and said, “I thought you may like to enlighten your readers as to the mystery of the UFO sightings from Normans Bay.
“They were in fact lights projected from Blackstock Open Farm where we were holding our first Hallowe’en Spooktacular week.”
There was a week of events at Blackstock including trick or treat tractor rides with visits to Count Dracula at his castle, the wicked witch of Blackstock at her haunted house and the mad scientist with his monster Frankenstein.
Children also took part in interactive 4D movie screenings, an archaeological dig for dinosaur eggs, pumpkin carving and craft making.
Paul added, “It was a fantastic half term week enjoyed by all. In the evenings we did indeed switch on the ‘UFO’ lights and hold our hands up to any unexplained UFO sightings.”