A Russian politician has made the startling claim that he was taken on a spaceship where he met aliens who wore yellow spacesuits.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the country's southern region of Kalymkia, has spoken about his having met aliens at a primetime television show.
He said he was taken on a spaceship sent to Earth and met extra-terrestrials wearing yellow spacesuits, The Sun reported on Thursday.
Ilyumzhinov told Channel One on April 26 that he had spent several hours in the company of aliens, who visited his apartment in Moscow Sep 18, 1997.
He said that he was about to fall asleep when someone called out to him from the balcony. He went out and said he saw the "half-transparent half tube" spaceship. He went in and met human-like creatures, who gave him a tour of their spaceship.
"I am often asked which language I used to talk to them. Perhaps, it was on a level of the exchange of ideas," he was quoted as saying.
He said aliens had come to Earth to take samples.
Russian MP Andre Lebedev has sought a probe into the claims and demanded formulation of guidelines on what politicians should do if they are kidnapped by aliens.