- Publish Date
- Friday, 4 September 2015, 2:10PM
Russian scientists are baffled by the discovery of a small "alien creature" on the banks of a river near a major nuclear power plant.
Local news reports said the corpse with a "mysterious skull" was found by two residents next to the River Kovashi, on Sunday, in the Russian town of Sosnovy Bor, a town built in 1958 to serve the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant.
It is said that the locals, who spotted it by chance, initially believed it could be a mutant chicken embryo that had been discarded.
One researcher was quoted as saying: "It seems that this body is neither fish nor fowl - this creature has a mysterious skull, no neck and wings."
The body was also looked at by experts from the Institute of Biophysics in Krasnoyarsk, who said it was impossible to make a quick identification.
Alien investigators are already convinced it is of extra terrestrial origins.
"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."