Mr Li claims the 'alien' was electrocuted in a rabbit trap. Photo: Weibo
A man who posted pictures of an 'alien' in his freezer has sparked a frenzy on social networking sites across China.
Mr Li, from China's Binzhou Shangdong province, claimed the alien was electrocuted by a rabbit trap after a UFO crash landed near his house, the Daily Mail reports.
Mr Li said he saw a formation of UFOs buzzing across the night sky along the Yellow River before one of the crafts fell from the sky.
A picture of the creature's foot posted by Mr Li. Photo: Weibo
Left in it's wake was the burnt, bizarre looking creature which Mr Li claims he took back to his home to be stored in a freezer.
His outlandish claims were quickly brought back to earth with local police saying that the alleged alien was in fact made from high-quality rubber.
Police say the 'alien' is in fact made from rubber. Photo: Weibo
"The alien purported electrocuted and discovered by a man in Binzhou is a high quality imitation," a Jinan police officer said.
This has not discouraged bloggers from trying to connect the Shandong 'alien' to another reported sighting in the Hubei province.