Here’s a great example here of how Web video has transformed folklore.

This video of a supposed ‘Dead alien’ found in Russia is currently doing the rounds on YouTube. The story goes that a UFO crash was sighted in the Irkutsk region of Siberia a month ago and that the ‘corpse’ in this video was subsequently found in the snow.

Is it real? Well – that’s unlikely, but as Mulder’s poster in The X-Files used to say, “I want to believe”.