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Russian Prime Minister Jokes About UFOs, UFO Believers Freak Out

Even a joke about Men in Black can turn into a conspiracy

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Fresh off Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard joking about the coming apocalypse in the year 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has made a quip about alien invasions — sparking fevered speculation from the fringes of the Internet.

On Friday, Medvedev joked during an interview that "each Russian leader gets two folders with information about extraterrestrials that visited our planet — and stayed here," one news report said.