Believe it or not -- but you simply have to watch it.
Incredible footage has emerged of what a group of Russians claim is the remains of a mangled alien. The lifeless 'body" was supposedly discovered lying in snow in the Irkutsk region of southern Siberia following reports of a UFO crash last month.
The "extra-terrestrial" appears to have suffered horrific injuries -- including the loss of one limb.
Shocked villagers had told of seeing a pink and blue glowing object hurtling towards the town before the alien was found. The bizarre reports were taken so seriously, they were investigated by the country's Emergencies Ministry staff.
The mystery deepened when investigators said no aircraft were reported in the area. And search and rescue teams found no evidence of an aircraft crash.
The strange clip of the discovery has now been seen by nearly 1.5 million people in the two days since it was uploaded on April 17. And cynical YouTube viewers claim it is an elaborate fake.
One blogger said: "This has got to be a hoax. Why do all aliens have to be naked."
"FAIL. Sorry...so fake," another wrote. But the same writer was quick to qualify her comments.
"Do aliens exist? Certainly ... I believe they do. But not in this video."