Fran Drescher: Aliens implanted me with chip

Jan. 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM ET

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Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher, star of "The Nanny" and owner of one of the most distinctive voices in Hollywood, now has a distinctive story to go with it. According to The Huffington Post, the actress said that both she and her ex-husband saw aliens as children, and matching scars on their hands mark where the extraterrestrials embedded some kind of chip. (Tracking, not potato, we assume.)

It's hard to read this story without wondering if The Huffington Post is using it as a test run for a possible Onion-like publication, or if Drescher is putting them on -- she is a comic actress, after all -- but writer Rob Shuter says Drescher told him the story "in all seriousness."

The Huffington Post headline says Drescher was "abducted" by aliens, but in the quotes from her, the actress only says she "saw" them. But when discussing the fact that she and her husband both have a scar in similar places on their hands, she seems to hint that she was not only abducted, but implanted with the chip.

Drescher's ex-husband says she got the scar from either a drill bit or burning herself by holding a cup of hot water. But that's not what she says. "I said to him, that's what the aliens programmed us to think," the Huffington Post quotes the actress as saying. "But really, that's where the chip is."

On Friday, presumably after seeing the Huffington Post story, Drescher tweeted: "Must b a slow wk in huffingtonpost 2 rite an alien abduction story on me! R they goin tabloid?" She doesn't deny or confirm the story itself.

OK. We saw "The X Files." We want to believe. But for now, we're going to believe that this entire interview was performance art on Drescher's part, and she thought it would be funny to pull the reporter's leg.

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