Russian scientists are said to be baffled by the discovery of a small “alien creature” on the banks of a river near a major nuclear power plant.
With its distended skull, elongated body and talon-like feet, it looks like something straight out of the sci-fi film Alien.
The reported discovery of this ‘tiny alien body’ in Russia is said to have stumped scientists who are struggling to identify what it is.
Local media claim it was found by two residents next to the River Kovashi in the Russian town of Sosnovy Bor, which was built in the 1950s to serve the Leningrad nuclear power plant.
At first, they thought it may be a mutant chicken embryo, but researchers appear to have discounted that theory, it was reported by The Daily Express.
One scientist, who was not named, was quoted as saying: ‘It seems that this body is neither fish nor fowl – this creature has a mysterious skull, no neck and wings.’
Biologist Yegor Zadereev said: “Extensive studies are needed to determine what kind of creature or organism it is.”
It is thought it will be sent to Moscow for further tests.
However, Alien investigators are already convinced it is of extra terrestrial origins.
Scott C waring, who edits UFO Sightings Daily, said: “This tiny alien body was found near a river in Russia and has no resemblance to any animal known.
“Russian scientists are confused over what it could be and said they need to wait for the results of the tests, which are probably DNA I assume.”