Today in obvious bullshit: a man from Binzhou, Shandong province, claims he found an alien on the banks of the Yellow River and stored it in his freezer, Guizhou Metropolis Daily reports.
Weibo is currently going nuts over this story, and the not-at-all-fake-looking photos that accompany it. The discoverer of the extraterrestrial, a man surnamed Lee, said he saw a number of UFOs flying over the Yellow River when one crashed to the ground. The alien conveniently hit an electric rabbit trap Lee had set up previously, incapacitating it and allowing Lee to transport it to his freezer.
According to a statement from Binzhou police, the alien is, amazingly, fake. Upon inspection, the extraterrestrial proved to be made out of rubber.
Netizens seem to be in an especially credulous/stupid mood today. Also trending on Weibo is the following photo of a purported UFO over the Dajiuhu National Wetland Park taken by a tourist from Beijing. Spoiler, this is also not real.
Excited Weibo-ites are tying the two stories together as evidence of an alien invasion, because duh.