A Chinese man has posted photographs of him posing next to an 'alien' which he claims to have trapped after it crash landed.
The pictures of Mr Li standing next to the rather crude looking extraterrestrial have sparked a frenzy of speculation social networking sites across China.
Mr Li claims he saw a formation of UFOs buzzing across the night sky along the Yellow River in Binzhou Shangdong province.
Suddenly, one of the crafts plummeted to earth and soon afterwards Mr Li discovered the charred remains of the visitor from outta space in a rabbit trap, he claims.
Mr Li insists he took the bizarre looking creature back to be stored in a freezer at his home after the crash-landing in March.
However, the outlandish claims were quickly brought back to earth.
Police issued a statement saying the rather unconvincing figure at the bottom of a chest freezer was, in fact, not another life form but high quality rubber.
'The alien purported electrocuted and discovered by a man in Binzhou is a high quality imitation,' the Jinan Police posted on their Sina microblog. 'The body is made up of high quality rubber.'
Undeterred by the police attempts to pour scorn on the possibility the alien is real, Chinese bloggers are busy trying to connect the Shandong alien to a purported UFO siting in Hubei province.
Real or fake?