More info here (ignore the title, the original claim was debunked):
The Russian documentary here actually seems to imply that this is footage from the US air force, here is what they are talking about when it is shown:
"Contact with alien race had begun a long time ago. The US establishment had their first contact in the previous century at North Carolina."
"Researchers believe that in October 1941 in North Carolina an alien egg-shaped craft had crashed there. [SKINNY BOB FOOTAGE STARTS PLAYING] The crew consisted of 4-high humanoids with milky-white skin. Those who survived were taken to a secret bunker where they died a few weeks later."
The North Carolina / Cape Girardeau 1941 story seems suspicious (I am surprised that there isn't a dedicated thread here) but the Skinny Bob footage certainly feels related.
I think the gist of the story is a UFO crashes, 3/4 (depending on where you read the story) aliens are found on the scene, one is kept alive for some time by the air force and the rest die. All evidence, footage etc. was taken away by Area 51 people and the only thing that remains is the testimony of a lady's grandfather, a pastor named William G. Huffman, retold by the lady with some photographic evidence with unknown origins.
Strikingly the aliens in the photos from this event and similar ones look a lot like the Ivan YouTube stuff (this might not be ground-breaking as they look like fairly classic aliens):
Here's is what we know about them:
https://www.isaackoi.com/alien-photos/koi-alien-photo-10.htmlIn fact, the "alien" in Koi Alien Photo 10 is a prop produced by Don Post (apparently dubbed by many as "The Godfather of Halloween" most famous for creating rubber masks for commercial sale and use in movies - including the Star Wars and Halloween film series), as discussed below.
The photograph was taken at the "Aliens: Worlds of Possibilities" exhibition developed by the Pacific Science Center, which opened in Seattle in 1998 and has been traveling the country ever since.
The Manager of Exhibt Development of the Pacific Science Center was kind enough to generously answer a few questions I posed to her about the photograph back in 2007, including:
(1) Stating that the "alien" was purchased for $160 in 1997 at a local party supply store.
(2) Indicating that, prior to my email in 2007, the Pacific Science Center was unaware that a photo of their alien was being used as "evidence" of extraterrestrial life.
(3) Stating that the relevant exhibit was designed with a chain link fence/corrugated metal fence surrounding the space so visitors could not get near the case. This caused her to suggest that the individual in the photo may have been someone would have had access to the set before it was completed and sealed off from the public.
Her comments also included the following:
"I imagine someone posted the image as a joke and it has just taken off. The thing looks so incredibly fake it’s hard to believe any serious discussions have taken place as to its authenticity. I can tell you I have personally always been disappointed this cheap and tacky doll has been the focus of newspaper photos and stories about the exhibition since we opened the show here in Seattle. We spent considerable time, money and effort to create 5 incredible, imaginative robotic aliens (1 no longer travels with the show), that are grounded in scientific theory, and they hardly ever get photographed." (Email to Isaac Koi dated 1 May 2007).
From Don Post's Wiki:
Knowing that a very similar looking prop made by the 'Godfather of Halloween' has been making the rounds since at least the 90s makes these scenes from Skinny Bob less impressive.
As for the blinking video I'm not sure how that was made but it would seem pretty easy with puppetry, here is a guy doing a pretty good blinking in 2015.
The alien does move quite strangely but so do puppets, if you play with speeding up and down this video you can start to get a sense of how they can look similar (who knew I'd be spending my Friday night looking at puppet videos).
The footage has clearly been slowed down to 0.5x to give this weird movement effect:
If I were making an alien puppet I'd probably not want to go to all the work of making an entire body. Probably why this alien is wearing a turtleneck!