The unsettling video shows the shrivelled blue corpse of what appears to be a dead alien curled up in the snow.
Apparently shot in Irkutsk, Siberia, the small figure looks badly disfigured and is missing a leg.
The clip racked up millions of views online as shocked viewers attempted to work out the authenticity of the jaw-dropping footage.
But the truth was quickly revealed after the Russian interior ministry intervened, identifying the video as a viral hoax by two students.
They created the life-like body using a stomach-churning combination of stale bread and chicken skin.
“We found the alien in one of the student’s homes,” A Kremlin…