Strange Figure Caught on Camera
Thursday, June 6th, at 11:37 PM, Facebook user Vivian Gomez posted a strange video that she alleges that her security camera caught on the night of June 2nd around 8:59 PM. The video shows a diminutive figure, shuffling along outside of her home.
The strange video appears to be a peculiar creature that may have activated a motion sensor on Vivian's security camera as it was rummaging around near the entrance to the home. Obvious comparisons to the character of Dobby from the Harry Potter series come to mind. However, many of the viewers have not found this video to be cute or friendly in nature.
Vivian posted the following comment along with the video: So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out...what the heck?? First I saw the shadow walking from my front door then I saw this thing....has anyone else seen this on their cameras?? The other two cameras didn’t pick it up for some reason.
The figure appears to be quite small and gaunt. It hobbles about with a strange stance; its legs moving unnaturally, shuffling around with the knees jutting forward. At one point beside the car, it begins to twitch its arms about, before moving ahead once more. Also, the head of the figure seems to have large ears, or could be either adorned with an unusual head dressing.
Vivian claims to have no idea what this figure was, nor why it was picked up on camera in such a strange way. She said that there have been no additional visitations or strange sights on her security cameras since the incident. However, there may be a few context clues by Vivian as well as the other commentators to help piece together a few explanations for this eerie footage.
Vivian mentions not being "tech savvy' in several of her comments and replies. The video appears to be rather raw in nature, without the appearance of alteration to the images themselves. Although, this does not explain the randomness of how the video cuts on and off at very specific moments. The video concludes conspicuously quickly, so we do not have the opportunity to see where the figure goes from there. If the figure had turned around and come back towards the house, more of the figures facial features might have been visible. These cuts might have been intentional and do not require much effort in video editing. She continues to claim that this is merely how the cameras picked up the footage and that no changes had been made.
Also, as Vivian noted in one of her comments, the area across from her house was an open field. This has lead several viewers to comment that it could have been a homeless person that could live in that unused lot across the street. Labeled as a 'tweaker', they suggest that the person was a drug addict, which might also explain why they were rummaging around at night, or possibly trying to enter the home. The shadows on the right side of the screen along the fence do appear as if a door had been opened and closed.
One comment asks if it was "Bobby", implying the shuffling figure might have been her child walking around outside with a strange gait. This theory is backed by several other comments where the people believe the figure looks somewhat like a child in their underwear and flip-flops when the video is played full-screen. From the pictures that Vivian shares publicly, she does appear to have a young son, although he does not appear to be as diminutive or as emaciated as the shambling figure in the video.
The video continues to be a perplexing mystery, with a enigmatic figure moving about with only the briefest of clips to make out what it is. With the handful of explanations presented by the public, it is still an unexplained sight that gives an eerie feeling and poses more questions than it answers. At the time of this posting, the video has over 16 million views on Facebook with 179 K shares and 59 K likes.