Siberian Alien Outed as Delicious Hoax

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Siberian Alien Outed as Delicious Hoax

Aliens might be among us, but this one is more sandwich than spaceman.

A Russian man who filmed a video that supposedly showed the discovery of the frozen remains of an alien near the Siberian town of Kamensk has admitted that it was all a hoax after the police arrived at his home. The scared moviemaker revealed that the alien was made of bread and chicken, and given a lick of paint to look more authentic.

The video met with startling success when the UFO news site, All News Web posted an English translation of it on YouTube, saying that it was evidence of a government cover up of a recent UFO crash. The video accumulated more than three million hits in just three days, and caught the attention of the chief editor of the Kamensk-Info newspaper, who - fearing that it might be the body of a child - contacted the police. It didn't take long for the police to track the man down, at which point he showed them his extraterrestrial culinary creation.

According to news site Russia Today, the man will not face any punishment stronger than a stern talking to, as making a fake alien out of things you have in your refrigerator is not really a crime. There are already some conspiracy buffs claiming that this is just a cover story put up to hide the truth - that aliens are among us - but of the two, "Deli Counter ET" is significantly more likely.

As an aside, having watched the video, I have to say that the man behind it should really consider pursuing a career in movie special effects. That's a pretty impressive alien, especially when you consider how he made it. Just imagine what he could do with the kind of resources that a company like WETA has on hand.

Source: via io9

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Logan Westbrook:
That's a pretty impressive alien, especially when you consider how he made it. Just imagine what he could do with the kind of resources that a company like WETA has on hand.

District 9: Home Movie Edition?

OT: That is pretty cool and it's kinda amusing how seriously the alien conspiracy people take this.

Logan Westbrook:
caught the attention of the chief editor of the Kamensk-Info newspaper, who - fearing that it might be the body of a child - contacted the police.

What the hell.

Dude knows some seriously messed up children if they look like that alien.

Isnt is a bit suspisious that the alien he claims to have found looks exactly like aliens in the movies? If someone claims to find an alien and it looks like the steriotypical "Gray Man" then I instantly believe it to be false, bacteria maybe but not a person with gray skin and a big head and eyes...

If aliens have the potential to look and be anything why do they alway look like people?
And always breathe our air..
And survive at our temperature...
And require water...

wait wait wait, so All News Web immediately reported it as a government conspiracy without considering it a hoax? oooooooooooookay then...

...He made that out of the equivalent of a chicken sandwich and paint? He is GOOD! Fuck "stern talking to", send him to Hollywood.

WrongSprite:

What the hell.

Dude knows some seriously messed up children if they look like that alien.

Or knows about some seriously messed up people that could make children look like that alien. Sadly, those exist.

"The... the galaxy is in Orion's belt..."

Hell, I'd eat that alien. Throw on some barbecue sauce and BAM!

Mmmmm edible aliens. As a bonus it's chicken sandwich flavour. Wonder if it counts as a seperate entry in the Phylum feast.

Maxman3002:
Isnt is a bit suspisious that the alien he claims to have found looks exactly like aliens in the movies? If someone claims to find an alien and it looks like the steriotypical "Gray Man" then I instantly believe it to be false, bacteria maybe but not a person with gray skin and a big head and eyes...

If aliens have the potential to look and be anything why do they alway look like people?
And always breathe our air..
And survive at our temperature...
And require water...

Yeah, but the conspiracy theorists would probably say something along the lines of "The grey aliens are the real ones! They visited our planet long ago and that's how we know what they look like"

... But seriously, people took this WAY too seriously.

I would love to know. Who looks in their fridge, sees bread and chicken and goes "I can make an alien out of this"? I want to know his train of thought on this one

Even though it was obviously a hoax when I watched the video yesterday, I have got to say that I was very impressed by the realism of the tiny model.

You can be pretty sure that every alien story is a hoax, especially since all the aliens seem to look the same, and exactly as humans perceive them in the first place.

uguito-93:
wait wait wait, so All News Web immediately reported it as a government conspiracy without considering it a hoax? oooooooooooookay then...

All news web IS a UFO news site. THey wouldn't have news if they used logic to determine whether every UFO sighting was a hoax or not

Captcha (I shit you not): 5/23 tactorne

Hmmm, a gimmick involving a Russian and the ingredients for a sandwich? Is the guy related to this fine fellow, perchance?

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"Alien is perfect fuel for keeling tiny cowards!"

Celtic_Kerr:

uguito-93:
wait wait wait, so All News Web immediately reported it as a government conspiracy without considering it a hoax? oooooooooooookay then...

All news web IS a UFO news site. THey wouldn't have news if they used logic to determine whether every UFO sighting was a hoax or not

Captcha (I shit you not): 5/23 tactorne

fair enough, if thats what they report on then i guess its sorta justified, still seems odd to me though

Why does everyone think of skinny white though big-headed human, when they think of alien. Because I'm not from Mexico!

WrongSprite:

Logan Westbrook:
caught the attention of the chief editor of the Kamensk-Info newspaper, who - fearing that it might be the body of a child - contacted the police.

What the hell.

Dude knows some seriously messed up children if they look like that alien.

It's amazing what a blowtorch and some free time can do...

OT: Am I the only one who laughed when they read that it was made of bread and chicken? 'Cause I found that frickin' hilarious.

Maybe some poor guys fridge just broke and he had planned a special get-together for all his X-files friends. They were going to eat this for dinner and have a Marathon, and then some random dude goes and spoils it by claiming it was an alien?

This is absolutely hilarious. Really hope he didn't get anything more than a stern talking to, though.
I don't believe in aliens, or at least, not in aliens crash-landing on Easrth, so the people who cry out "it's a conspiracy!" always make me giggle.
You're right though... Nice effects, that guy might have a future in that field!

Why did the alien cross the road?

WrongSprite:

Logan Westbrook:
caught the attention of the chief editor of the Kamensk-Info newspaper, who - fearing that it might be the body of a child - contacted the police.

What the hell.

Dude knows some seriously messed up children if they look like that alien.

Caliostro:
Or knows about some seriously messed up people that could make children look like that alien. Sadly, those exist.

Only if the child was born in Chernobyl. You can't turn a kid into that^ no matter how sick you are.

It's a cover up! The world governments are lying to us ALL!!!

*beats up inner conspiracy theorist and puts him back in his box*

No, but in all seriousness, very nice effects. Just some bread, chicken, and paint?

With talent like that, someone might say that that guy's...*puts on sunglasses* Out of this world!

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Well what else can we say? The guy has skills.

No way. I am shocked. :| This is my surprised face. Didn't call that at all. I seriously believed that alien which looked like a mangled chicken was an alien and not a mangled chicken.

He got a stern talking to, but at least he has chicken.

Of course there is still going to be a large conspiracy amongst the wackos claiming that the government is "shutting him up" or something. It's practically in their blood.

Those are some pretty nifty effects, though, impressive for just a chicken sandwich.

Really, the generic alien "found" by a lone videographer and put on youtube was a fake? I never would have guessed.

However, I must say, I didn't even consider the quality of the fake alien- it is quite excellent.

Damn that man has culinary SKILLS! Look at that thing!

Celtic_Kerr:

Maxman3002:
Isnt is a bit suspisious that the alien he claims to have found looks exactly like aliens in the movies? If someone claims to find an alien and it looks like the steriotypical "Gray Man" then I instantly believe it to be false, bacteria maybe but not a person with gray skin and a big head and eyes...

If aliens have the potential to look and be anything why do they alway look like people?
And always breathe our air..
And survive at our temperature...
And require water...

Yeah, but the conspiracy theorists would probably say something along the lines of "The grey aliens are the real ones! They visited our planet long ago and that's how we know what they look like"

... But seriously, people took this WAY too seriously.

I would love to know. Who looks in their fridge, sees bread and chicken and goes "I can make an alien out of this"? I want to know his train of thought on this one

since it was in Russia........... copious amounts of Vodka....... and probably a drunken bet gone hilariously wrong.......

While the model itself is pretty good for home-made. Honestly I wasn't impressed at ALL with the presentation. The body is clearly above ground and not buried in any way. Where as a crash would leave a lot more wreckage and would be in much worse shape.

Mouse_Crouse:
While the model itself is pretty good for home-made. Honestly I wasn't impressed at ALL with the presentation. The body is clearly above ground and not buried in any way. Where as a crash would leave a lot more wreckage and would be in much worse shape.

I didn't catch the translation, so I'm not sure if he's saying it's a crash or something that came to the surface naturally, which does happen, meaning it was a crash a long time ago, and also means that any wreckage could be buried or long gone, and the body was preserved due to freezing, and so on.

Likewise, depending on your paticular view of aliens, and what technology they used, there might not be anything to leave wreckage behind. While it sounds like something out of "Green Lantern" there are a lot of theories about aliens using some kind of hard-energy technology, or dimensional warping to bypass what limitations we "know" exist on the laws of physics that limit the speed at which things can travel. Either of which could explain why there wouldn't be wreckage, or much of it, and perhaps why the alien body wouldn't be shredded the way we'd expect from a craft going down that used our style of engineering (ie solid metal, circuits, etc...).

Like it or not, this guy achieved his five minutes of fame, and people will be talking about this one for a long time to come.

Speaking entirely for myself, I don't dismiss the idea of aliens, but alien cover ups are one of the conspiricy theories that simply make little sense to me. I don't think widespread panic would ensue or anything, and the polical climate has changed signifigantly beyond that which justified a lot of cover up theories.

That said, there is plenty of wierd crap out there that I think *IS* being covered up, if for the simple reason that we can't explain it rather than any kind of body of secret knowlege. I for example look at what some call "The White effect" which is where people simply disappear, seemingly in the middle of their normal activities, never to be seen again. It's happened all through history, and has even involved entire towns (and that whole Tungeska event thing by some accounts). We all learn about Roanoak in school, not to mention numerous other ghost towns that are brought up once in a while. Then you have individual disapperances where someone just seems to vanish, and there is no reason or motive. Of
course in many of these cases there are probably very mundane explanations, but it's still bloody wierd, and with the amount of effort put into this kind of thing it's disturbing that we have yet to acheive any results. Consider for example that people have spent years hunting for the Roanoak colony, with all kinds of technology. Since it's disapperance all kinds of secret indian burial grounds and such have been found by one museum or another, but we've never found the bodies of those people.

Don't misunderstand this, I don't sit around shooting off massive conspiricy theories, or cowering because I think mysterious forces are bound to swoop down on me (or anyone in general) at the moment's notice. I just think there is a lot of wierd crap out there. We'll probably explain it at some point, but that doesn't make it any less mysterious, or potentially dangerous, until someone DOES figure it out.

So I won't be giving "Deli ET" any credit or conspiricy points, but I think people who dismiss anything abnormal just because it's abnormal are going a bit too far.

uguito-93:
wait wait wait, so All News Web immediately reported it as a government conspiracy without considering it a hoax? oooooooooooookay then...

A funny thing about humans: Confirmation bias. If a person is convinced that X is lying to them, they're more willing to believe Y when he says X is lying, even if Y is obviously lying!

Also, ObXKCD: http://xkcd.com/258/

HankMan:

Only if the child was born in Chernobyl. You can't turn a kid into that^ no matter how sick you are.

He did it out of bread and chicken. I promise you you can turn a kid into that or worse. It was a legitimate concern.

That....is really impressive given what it was made out of.

Someone give this man a job in special effects! Could save millions if he can just make aliens and shit out of the contents of his cupboards

Caliostro:

HankMan:

Only if the child was born in Chernobyl. You can't turn a kid into that^ no matter how sick you are.

He did it out of bread and chicken. I promise you you can turn a kid into that or worse. It was a legitimate concern.

I suppose, when you put it like that. But would it technically still BE a child's "body" at that point?

That guy is welcome to my cupboard any day... If he can make E.T. from a chicken sandwich then I'd like to know what he can do with the ingredients for a five course meal.

HankMan:

I suppose, when you put it like that. But would it technically still BE a child's "body" at that point?

Yes. And most definitely a criminal investigation in such case.

In the close-up it looked like an uncooked sausage. From a distance as if someone just left a doll in the snow.

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