They may have infinitely more advanced technology but aliens could be in serious trouble after a whopping great hunk of UFO landed in the small village of Otradnesnk, Siberia, Russian media reports.
The hunky slab of metal is currently under inspection, after being taken from the locals who found it, under cover of night.
The villagers had managed to drag the space part from a nearby forest and attached it onto a trailer before taking it to their village, where local inspectors examined it before alerting Moscow.
“The object found is not related to space technology. A final conclusion can be made after a detailed study of the object by experts,” said Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.
The Telegraph quotes Yuri Bornyakov, who heads the rescue service department of the Kuybyshevsky district in the Novosibirsk region (his business card is massive), as saying. “We measured the radiation level near and inside the object. We found no radiation.”
Part of the fragment is made of ultra-strong titanium, said Valery Vasiliev, the head of the Kuybyshevsky Department for Civil Defence and Emergency Situations, who's business card is also not small.
Speculation that it had come from a naff Kazakhstan rocket launch was also denied.
“You can see inside it, all is open, it’s empty, no danger here. We were asked to take and store it. We brought it here. And now we are going to wait until they come to take it if they need it,” said local police spokesman Sergei Sulein.
Which they did. At night. Hopefully in these suits.
Via: Telegraph Image: YouTube.com