A strange camera video footage is making the rounds online. The footage appears to show a small, skinny ‘alien’ meandering through a car-port.
Vivian Gomez – who posted the video online – was left stunned after checking her home security cameras on Sunday and found a creature resembling an elf on her driveway.
“So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out,” a stunned Ms Gomez wrote on Facebook; sharing the video.
“First I saw the shadow walking from my front door then I saw this thing….has anyone else seen this on their cameras??”
She added that her other two security cameras “didn’t pick it up for some reason.”
The video which Gomez shared online shows a creature walking up her driveway. While some in the comments section say it resembles an elf or a goblin, others compared it to Dobby – the magical house elf of the Harry Potter universe.
Some eagle-eyed Twitter users pointed out that at one point in the video there appears to be two shadows, and mused that someone could have created the elf-like puppet and set it off.
Another explanation offered was that the weird figure was superimposed onto the footage using some clever camera trickery.
In order to crack this mystery, Inside Edition spoke to forensic video analyst Conor McCourt about the video to get his opinion.
“It could be a lot of things. … Security videos can cause a ghostly effect,” McCourt said; explaining that infrared, which is used to see at night, can be misleading.
He also added that his real suspicion is that it’s a child and that the highly reflective area in the head could be ponytails or it could be something else.
Futhermore, McCourt doesn’t believe the strange video is a fake. “What I’m seeing is a normal setup for a normal surveillance video. There’s nothing to indicate that it’s doctored,” he said. “… The more probable explanation is that it’s just some kind of normal circumstances.”
Asked whether the footage could show the house elf, McCourt didn’t rule it out.
“We are seeing a lot of similarities between the character Dobby and this ghostly image, so that must be looked at.”
Watch the video here.