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X-ray shows an alien face in the stomach of a duck

  On Sunday, May 21, 2006, an x-ray of a male mallard (duck) with a broken wing showed a strange picture.  The International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) was giving the duck an x-ray to see the wing when they saw the strange image of a face in the stomach of the duck.  The face looks like most of the original, stereotype aliens: large scalp with big, black eyes.  Take a look:


Here is the full X-ray:


The IBRRC staff discussed if an alien life form was either consumed by or trying to communicate with the people of Earth through the duck, because the center is located in an area of California known for its mysterious crop circles.

Karen Benzel, Public Affairs Director for IBRRC noted that the symmetry of the alien’s face is perfect, with an intense grimace, as if it was in anguish after being eaten.  “Since aliens are notoriously short, reports are they are usually no more then 3-feet tall, we initially thought the small proportions of the face meant the duck had consumed a juvenile extraterrestrial being,” Benzel quipped.  “We immediately knew this was something we had never seen before in our 35 year history.”

A necropsy was done by UC Davis veterinarians and showed the stomach had some grain in it, but no alien.

The IBRRC sold the x-ray on Ebay and they also sold (or are selling, I’m not sure which) T shirts with the “alien face” on it.  They seemed very commited to making money out of their find and not so commited to exploring the possibilities of this alien face.  I’d like to know how long it was after the x-ray that the necropsy was perfmormed or if the duck had time to digest the grain that was in his stomach.  I’m not sure if the face was just an illusion caused by the grain or if it was some strange work of aliens, but I’m not sure.

Karen Benzel said “Since aliens are notoriously short, reports are they are usually no more than 3-feet tall”.  What does that mean?  She acts like they know the height of aliens, like they get them a lot or something.  How does she know that the aliens are normally 3 feet tall?  It doesn’t really make much sense to me.

Anyway, it’s an interesting and unexplained story.

Information and quotes from the IBRRC Official Website.