Dead alien found in Russia: viral video spotlight
Tuesday 19 April 2011
A video posted on YouTube that allegedly shows the discovery of a dead alien has received over a million views in two days and attracted press attention around the world.
The video titled " Dead alien found in UFO hotspot in Russia ; With translation" was uploaded to YouTube on April 17 by user Allnewsweb. As of 12pm GMT on April 19 the video had attracted 1,047,153 views, is the most watched video of the day and according to YouTube is the most discussed "science and technology video" around the world.
The video was taken by two Russian walkers in Siberia. According to the blurb attached to the video the images are related to a news story published last month in Russia about sightings of what many claim was a UFO crash.
The one and a half minute video shows an object that is claimed to be the dead body of an alien. The object has a large grey skull, large black eyes and four limbs and bears a resemblance to the famous alien in the film E.T.
YouTube users are divided over the authenticity of the video and debate rages over whether the video does indeed show a deceased alien life form or is an elaborate hoax.
The video has received coverage in several news outlets, including the online version of British papers 'Daily Mail' and 'The Sun' as well as UFO conspiracy magazines.
The full video is available to watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMGatrWkG2c
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