ET is brown bread*, literally: Siberian 'alien' WAS a hoax made out of loaf
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:34 PM on 21st April 2011
We said it was too good to be true and, sadly, it was.
The students behind the discovery of an alien's body at a UFO 'crash site' have admitted that it was a 'crummy' hoax made out of stale bread.
Friends Timur Hilall, 18, and Kirill Vlasov, 19, shot the video that showed the alien's mangled remains frozen in snow in Irkutsk, Siberia.
The pair were questioned by police over their 'extraterrestrial discovery' but admitted to their stunt.
Students Timur Hilall, 18, and Kirill Vlasov, 19, have admitted their 'find' of an alien in the Siberian woods was just a stunt
But not before their creation became an internet sensation, drawing almost 700,000 hits on YouTube.
Their find was deemed serious enough for the Kremlin to get involved and a spokesman from the Russian interior ministry confirmed the hoax.
'We found the alien in one of the student's homes,' he said.
'It was lying under his bed and an examination of it revealed it had been made of bread crumbs which were covered in chicken skin.'
Prosecutors are now considering whether or not the pair have committed any crimes.