In astonishing scenes in Washington today, Presidential candidate Barack Obama was kidnapped by alien beings from outer space.
Obama was holding a open air address when the alien spacecraft suddenly appeared and proceeded to remove the Senate member from his chair on the dais by what some commentators believe to be a form of mysterious osmosis.
Within 30 seconds of the aircraft's appearance, Obama was secreted out of his earthly bounds and held securely in the flying ship's cabin. No one could believe the scenes before them and many people were treated for shock afterwards.
National Guard and even Army units were mobilised to begin searching for the Presidential hopeful however nothing has come to light so far.
Within hours of the hostage taking, a message was relayed from the leader of the Alien group responsible for the disappearance who announced that John McCain was now their next target and that goal would be achieved shortly.
Meanwhile, in Alabama today it rained.