The President and the Aliens

The President and the Aliens

May 6, 2010, 7:58 AM |

The FIDE president that is! Many chess players have little or no interest in the murky business dealings of the world chess governing body, FIDE.

However, even if you have no interest in chess politics you may be interested to know that the current FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (pictured) is also infamous for his claims to have been visited by aliens.

He recently re-iterated these claims in a TV interview with a Russian talk show, which has resulted in some incredulous headlines on the internet, and in newspapers around the world.

As far as I know, Ilyumzhinov's presidential rival Anatoly Karpov has made no claims to have been visited by aliens, but perhaps he was out when they called. Laughing

UK Telegraph

BBC News

Sydney Morning Herald

The Moscow Times

ABC News