A senior Russian politician claims to have met aliens on the balcony of his Moscow apartment, prompting critics to question his suitability to head up the World Chess Federation and run an internal Russian republic.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the President of the republic of Kalmykia, made the extraordinary comments on Russian state TV last week, claiming he spent several hours in the company of aliens in 1997.
He said he was relaxing at his Moscow apartment when he heard his balcony door being opened and someone calling him. “I went there and looked. There was a semi-transparent pipe. I went into this pipe and saw people in yellow spacesuits.”
He claims to have communicated with the aliens/humanoids through brain waves. “I was shown around their spaceship,” he said with no apparent sign of irony, adding that the aliens explained that they were collecting samples. “I would probably have not believed this if there had not been three witnesses – these were my driver, a minister and my assistant.”
The eccentric politician has made similar claims before but his repeating them on prime time state TV at a time when he is standing for re-election as President of FIDE (the World Chess Federation) has caused consternation.
Andrey Lebedev, a Russian MP, has even demanded that the Kremlin investigate the incident.
“I was surprised by those remarks and believe it would be worth while the president familiarising himself with them in order to be able to make his own assessment of the situation,” Mr Lebedev said.
Bizarrely, Mr Lebedev said he felt it was necessary to check whether Mr Ilyumzhinov had revealed details about his job or state secrets during his unusual encounter.
Mr Lebedev’s reasoning is not bizarre if one considers that the “aliens” might have been humans pulling a fast one on Mr Ilyumzhinov with some amazing technology like the ability to beam focused sound waves into a person’s head. I could be wrong. Perhaps it was really an alien encounter. I’d be interested to read a very detailed account of this experience. Anyone have a link to his full story?