Thursday, May 13, 2010

In My Country, Aliens Abduct YOU!

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, governor of the Russian republic of Kalmykia (also a former chess champion, but that's every Russian), told a radio station that in 1997, he was abducted from his Moscow apartment and taken aboard a spaceship, where aliens communicated with him telepathically. These types of claims aren't uncommon in a country where 70% of all groundwater has been replaced with vodka, but one Russian MP believes there should be a full-scale investigation. The worry is that because Ilyumzhinov is the governor of a Russian republic, he may have shared state secrets with the aliens. According to the MP, the governor should be personally interrogated by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. On the surface, this doesn't sound like an unreasonable request. Better safe than sorry, as they say. Well, in Russia the phrase literally translates as "better thrown out a window by the KGB than sorry", but the sentiment is the same. However, one wonders whether it matters much if aliens have the nuclear launch codes or governmental Facebook passwords or whatever when they have the power to suck people out of their apartment windows and take them on space rides. More details here.