5.16.2008

Uncyclopedia - Eating the Alien

I was perusing the satirical wikipedia site Uncyclopedia and came across this interesting news tidbit from the past:

Day of woe to World's scientists: Russian fishermen catch and eat alien
Fishermen from the Rostov region of Russia recently caught a weird creature after a strong storm in the Sea of Azov. The large and out of this world looking creature was producing strange squishy sounds and something vaguely resembling burps. The fishermen deduced that they had caught a young Hutt and recorded their 220 lbs catch with the help of a Nokia 3210 cell phone camera. The footage clearly shows the creatures’ head, slobby body and long tail.

However, to the dismay of ufologists and scientists everywhere, the fishermen had decided to roast, deep fry and stick the creature in a stew.


I thought this was just a joke, but it had a link to an actual news source:

Russian fishermen catch squeaking alien and eat it
Village residents from the Rostov region of Russia caught a weird creature two weeks ago after a strong storm in the Sea of Azov. The shark-looking creature was producing strange squeaky sounds. The fishermen originally believed that they had caught an alien and decided to film the monster with the help of a cell phone camera. The footage clearly shows the creatures’ head, body and long tail. The bizarre catch was weighing almost 100 kilograms, the Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.

However, ufologists and scientists were greatly disappointed when they found out that the fishermen had eaten the monster. They said that they were not scared of the creature so they decided to use it as food. One of the men said that it was the most delicious dish he had ever eaten.


Here's the video:

2 comments:

Codswallop said...

So they caught a "fish" or an "alien" or something that came out of the sea, and decided to display it on a nice rug while taking the video?

Just goes to show how bloody stupid fakers can be.

The skepTick said...

Maybe they didn't have a platter big enough?

Anyway, I bet it taste like chicken...or rubber.