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‘Alien hand’ spotted on estate agent website: ET sell home? – Telegraph

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‘Alien hand’ spotted on estate agent website: ET sell home?

This photo spotted on estate agent’s website is exciting discussion on the web. Just who or what is opening the door?


The photo was one of several posted on an estate agent's website

The photo was one of several posted on an estate agent’s website Photo: OIKOTIE.FI

The image was one of several posted online to advertise a vacant one-bedroom apartment in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

But it is now circulating around the internet after an eagle-eyed flat hunter noticed the mystery figure opening the door on the far left of the picture.

From where the photo was taken it appears that the rubbery, pink hand reaching for the knob has only three fingers.

The mystery has sparked a number of theories, with some people suggesting that aliens may have moved to Scandinavia.

Others have insisted that the claw-like appendage must belong to a giant chicken, while a few people have just used the opportunity to make cheap jokes at the expense of estate agents.

"Don’t make fun of that realtor’s manicure," wrote one commenter on, the property advert oddity blog where the image was posted. "It’s a rough economy and her hands reflect that sad reality."

Readers of the popular technology and web culture blog Boing Boing fed the rumour mill, suggesting that the hand may belong to one of the members of Lordi, the Finnish heavy metal band that won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest.

Another commenter summed up the mystery with a pun: "ET sell home.


September 22, 2009 - Posted by | Blogroll, Entertainement, Funny, People, Weird


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