Written by Bella Dalima
18 Sep, 2014 | 3:41 pm
A creepy skeleton which is a dead ringer for the space Alien in Ridley Scott’s film classic has been unearthed in sleepy rural England.
This gruesome frame was discovered beneath a cupboard at former record label director Kevin Rea’s house, the inspiration behind the 1989 Technotronic dancefloor classic, Pump Up The Jam.
To his horror, Rea, 55, found the ghoulish remains in a cocoon-like nest in his kitchen as he did DIY at his ancient stone cottage in Altcar, Merseyside.
The skeleton is chillingly reminiscent of the creature which exploded from actor John Hurt’s chest in the film, considered by many to be a seminal movie moment.
Experts ruled the animal was most likely a large rat or mouse.
Rea said: “We had a leak from the tap when we came back from Scotland.”
“A plumber came round and told me I would need to dry out the footboards, the bit between the cupboard and the floor, because they had soaked through.
“When I took one of them off there was a collection of cleaning products, Domestos bleach, floor polish, a whole packet of J-clothes and a full pack of 10 marigolds.
“And there was this weird nest and inside it was this thing.
“I have no idea what it is but when I saw it I thought of the Alien that bursts out of John Hurt’s chest in the film.
“So I just took some photos, as you do, and threw it away.”
Alien in Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic stalked and killed the crew of Nostromo after being brought on board the craft using hapless Kane, played by John Hurt, as a host.
Expert Stuart Hine, who runs the Natural History Museum’s Identification and Advisory Service, said: “I believe it is six inches long so it’s either a rat or mouse.
“The skull is backwards which gives it this fantastic alien shape and the cocoon-like nest Mr Rea mentioned is probably fur, skin and webbing from the feeding of moths.
“The front legs and shoulder blades are missing, probably because moths have carried them away.”
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