Yes, a small figure wearing a pointy hat and "walking sideways like a crab". Making strange noises. Throwing stones.
Juan Alvarez and his other teenage friends were hanging out near a cemetery when they spotted the dwarf or "midget-like creature". They were scared—so scared that one of them had to be taken to the hospital. Other townspeople have since come forward with similar reports.
And so the panic spreads.
Luckily, he had his mobile phone handy and was filming his friends at the time of the incident. Watch the heart-pounding footage for yourself:
I would think that watching the movie 'Trolls' would have been a far more frightening experience, but I'm sure "you just had to be there".
Gnomes are actually taciturn mythical creatures from German folklore believed to live underground and guard buried treasure. They are commonly categorized as earth elementals, or creatures attuned with the ground.
Have gardeners finally gone too far? Is it a Travelocity gimmick? Have we pushed little people over the edge?