By now, you have almost definitely seen the video of the mysterious creature that I am for now referring to as the La Junta Goblin. Captured on CCTV outside the home of a woman named Vivian Gomez in beautiful La Junta, Colorado, the footage shows something that looks a lot like Dobby the House Elf from Harry Potter doing the chicken dance in thongs.

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.

Posted by Vivian Gomez on Thursday, 6 June 2019

My first thought was that this was something fake someone was posting in the hopes of going viral. My second thought was that it was some sort of covert marketing campaign. My third (and most hopeful) was that maybe it was aliens. The truth, I am starting to believe, is substantially more mundane.

This video of a weird, skinny creature moving in a funny way while doing the chicken dance seems very much like it is the entirely the product of Gomez’s 9-year-old son, Bobby, being strange for a laugh. It explains where the creature came from, how it came from inside the house, and why it is wearing what appears to be underwear on its head, but Gomez is not buying it.

When Gomez appeared on Inside Edition to talk about the strange apparition in her driveway, she agreed that, yes, Bobby “likes to play around and joke around and likes to dance.” But she vehemently denied that it could be him, saying that she wouldn’t let him out at dark by himself.

Lady, it was Bobby.

You can watch the clip below, and marvel at how this woman simply refuses to accept that maybe it was a child and not a goblin.

Image: Facebook / Vivian Gomez