Unconvincing Rubber Alien Gets Man Jailed For Five Days

A Chinese man was jailed for an alien he made out of rubber. His unconvincing alien prop was followed by an even more unconvincing story, which got him five days in the slammer.

The man, called Mr. Li, was arrested for an elaborate alien hoax he had staged and blogged about. According to Li, he happened upon an alien spacecraft and some sort of away team of aliens while setting rabbit traps. One of the aliens stepped into a trap, which apparently killed it.

“I was setting an electric trap for rabbits by the Yellow river when I saw a bright light,” he wrote. “Above my bike, a UFO was floating. One by one, five aliens came down, but one of them stumbled into one of my rabbit traps and was electrocuted. The others went back into their ship and flew away.”

After his post started to go viral, Li was arrested by Chinese police for “fabrications” that “disturbed the public order.” He was jailed for five days.

He admitted (or was forced to admit, depending on what you believe about China) that he had faked the whole thing, and created an alien corpse out of rubber, chicken wire and glue to intentionally mislead the Chinese about the existence of aliens.

His initial post, showing photos of his rubber alien, was deleted by the Chinese government.

“After the police interrogated me, I confessed I was a fan of UFOs and the alien was a fake. I just wanted other people to believe that aliens existed,” he told local Chinese media.

UFOs and the existence of aliens have been hot media topics of late. You can check out our posts about the supposed Netherlands UFO here, as well as a weird one about a UFO apparently flying into a volcano here.

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