Gnome Terroises Town in South America

Submitted by: Dainty 9 years ago in Weird
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article902014.ece

A kid captures a walking gnome on his cellphone while hanging out with friends.
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Male 242
It was the Travelocity Gnome for sure...


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Male 44
"he`s a gold farmer, get some admin!" lol
"I swear to you, that is a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz. No contest." But where`s it`s wings?
"It almost looked like Tingle O.o" lol i agree

and i personally agree with the defensive anteater idea

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Female 2,927
now this one is way better than that stupid reptile woman.
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Female 173
he said penguino xDD
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Male 2,113
"nah, it looked like one of the grunts from Halo" a fellow halo fan! and it does look more like a grunt from halo
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Male 506
nah, it looked like one of the grunts from Halo.
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Female 84
Ya, pretty sure its just a monkey with a pointy hat on.
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Male 988
oh wow that is so creepy, and that scream made it worse for me - really, that was scary.
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Male 1,036
Fakers
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Male 455
Ah, man...that scream at the end made me laugh.
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Female 920
That was kinda creepy the way he walked sideways..? But why is the town scared of this guy? Does he really pose a huge threat to society for being short and wearing a pointy probably red hat?
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Male 738
Step 1: Videotape gnome
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit!
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Male 63
I had an awful gnome pun in my head just now, luckily I forgot it.
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Male 2,076
that`s a gnome all right! :D
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Male 162
That definatly isn`t a monkey or anything ¬_¬
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Female 3
Zomg! Must. Go. Gnome hunting!
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Male 444
that thing is hella creepy...

hospital wtf?

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Male 614
I`d run over and kick it. o.o
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Male 1,361
why is it always the colonies?
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Female 233
That was majorly creepy. But the Sun is a bunch os crap anyways. I don`t really believe them.
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Male 2,160
Damn right i woulda LoofahBoy,woulda had it on a spit over a good fire =)
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Female 341
lol`d so much at pabasa`s comment biting about kneecaps...
Anyhoo, when that whateveritwas starting shuffling across the road, I freaked out...
And I`d personally have to say I think it`s a gnome
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Female 121
hello pest control?
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Male 174
ye rite!
always on video
just ny sheer coincidence!?
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Male 174
this is so fake
i mean who the hell happens to be fiming when a terrorizing gnome just happens to walk past?
you never hear stories about this type of stuff
its always on video? coincidence? you decide!
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Female 275
wtf??? i can`t believe they screamed!
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Female 241
i believe it!
my family has told me so many stories about gnomes from south america. its just that they didnt have crappy cell phone cameras back then. bunch of pussies should have kept filming...
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Male 12,138
^^ It`s also on Fox News, which I think says a lot...
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Male 171
It`s an article from the Sun newspaper. For all of those who do not live in the U.K. the sun is regarded as toilet paper by most people, those who read it are generally the ones found on council estates.
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Female 24
it is probably a robot toy tih a cute little gnomes hat on hehe.

or maybe it is a retarted cat which has a hat and can walk on its hine legs!


whihc ever i`d love to have him as a pet!


x

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Male 50
FIRST!
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Male 1,092
Only in the sun. You have to wonder why it didn`t make more important news. Because it`s in the Sun newspaper. It`s full of silly stories like this.
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Female 137
You`re a long way from Mordor, Mr Frodo
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Male 92
That is a full blown gnoming they got right there, time to call terminix.
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Male 242
holy poo i woulda been scared that lil thing EWWWWW and im betting that guy who screamed was the guy who went to the hospiltal
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Male 270
"One of my friends was so scared after seeing that thing that we had to take him to the hospital.”


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

No really, hahahahahahahahaha.

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Male 12
Theres something genuinely weird about that
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Male 12
Its a garden gnome with frosty s magical hat on!!!
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Female 73
That was pretty creepy :|
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Male 3,296
niss mage plays yugioh!!

nerd

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Female 1,832
^^ you believe a lot of things?
SUCKER !!

This is complete crap.

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Female 695
I believe it. Then again, I believe a lot of things...But of course it could just always be a drunken Verne Troyer cosplaying as the Black Magician from Yu-Gi-Oh. We may never know.
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Male 3,301
"Why would you freak and run away from it?I woulda killed it to see what it really was =)"

YOU probably would have eaten it too, buddy. xD

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Male 2,160
Why would you freak and run away from it?I woulda killed it to see what it really was =)
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Male 4
looks a lot like a grunt. Im gonna play halo now.
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Male 328
am i REALLY the only one that noticed that terrorises is spelled wrong? or did i just miss a post of some1 already mentioning that
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Female 674
Yes, that is definitely the side-pass of a bipedal anteater.
*eye roll*
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Male 107
to all the star wars fans...doesnt it just look like an ewok doing its victory dance?....or was that just me? haha
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Male 3,431
The Plane! The PLANE!!!

It`s Ross Perot! He`s come out of hiding to make another run at the presidency, the pointy hat is so he can more easily stick his head up his ass.

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Male 290
looks like it has a turd stuck up its ass
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Male 83
I need to get rid of my lawn gnomes soon.
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Male 185
that was just freaky, thought it was fake at first but it looks so damn real
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Male 12,138
^^ It is real footage, it`s just not supernatural (it`s an anteater, not a gnome)...

It would take a delayed reaction to realise what you were looking at looked freaky. I would be more suspicious if the scream came immediately, then it would be staged.

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Female 54
if anyone thinks this is real, you have problems haha, this was funny as hell, why did it take so long for him to scream? he was looking directly at it for 10 seconds, then AHHHH
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Male 188
How is a gnome creeepy that is racism he just a midget looking for firends
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Female 317
That was creepy, but it is hard to be afraid of a gnome. I mean seriously, what is it going to go to you? Most anyone could easily outrun it.
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Male 17
It almost looked like Tingle O.o
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Male 1,556
yay i thought i was the only person who thought of the Roaming Gnome from Travelocity
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Male 1,556
Denouncer Of Travel Myths: Myth 26:Gnomes walk like crabs: No way! they walk like lobsters!
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Male 217
I just love the fact we`re linking to a smutty English Tabloid now. Check out the page 3 links.
Bravo
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Male 12,138
^^ Loofah, I`m sold on the Anteater idea. Probably not a Ssilky as you pointed out, but maybe a Giant Anteater.

A bit of googling tells me it`s range includes Argentina (specifically northern Argentina, where this village is located). Also apparently they`re mostly active in the daytime in the wild, but become nocturnal in more built-up areas affected by human activity. I reckon it was freaked out by the noise of the kids, and then proceeded to freak them out ^Infinity by scaring seven shades of yellow rubbery f*ck out of them.

Which is fair enough. Given the video, I would have promptly shat myself on the spot...

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Male 11,739
It`s just the leprechauns getting ready for St. Patrick`s Day. Get over it.
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Female 138
real or not.....that was freaky deaky
and the person who screamed......sounded like a girl
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Male 3,301
Link
"f the Silky Anteater feels threatened, it stands in a defensive posture, standing on their hind legs, holding its forefeet close to its face so they can strike, with its sharp claws, any animal that tries to get closer to it."
Example

Groogle called it first; after looking it up it kinda makes sense. I know the Silky breed lacks the long snout, but most other anteaters do and they could have similar behaviors.

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Male 297
i`m american but even i know not to trust the sun...
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Male 4,680
It`s from the Sun so i`d take it with a pinch of salt. But still OMG THAT`S FREAKY AS HELL
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Male 778
Absolute gold! It`s probably one of those people (like the Indian dude) who only grow to a foot or two tall. Probably doesn`t go out during the day for fear of social rejection and so instead goes out at night. Freaks people out, so to play on it he put on a cone hat and stalks people. lmfao props to the dude who`s doing it..

Unless it`s real.. THEN CATCH IT AND STUFF IT!
*loads the shotgun* Gnome season is OPEN.

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Female 579
It scared the hell out of me but I expect (hope) it was just a small person, deciding to freak some people out.
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Male 1,386
How is that even remotely scary?
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Female 2,220
OMG THAT`S SO CREEPY.


I am actually really creeped out...

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Female 415
even though I know its fake, I mean come on its `The Sun` for godsake, it still looks creepy walking sideways like that
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Male 12,138
^^ Groogle got it right on page 1... It`s an anteater in defensive posture with its head up!

BTW groogle your profile picture is creepy as hell

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Female 215
Funny fact, my father claims he saw a gnome when he was a young boy in Mexico=/
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Male 263
Bigfoot`s son Littlefoot. Who cares, it`s fake. So is Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, ghosts, UFO`s, etc...
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Female 322
"I don`t gnome what that is."
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Female 25
Wow....that`s creepy as hell.
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Male 3,296
lmao That was funny jay
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Female 1,572
....o_0....
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Female 288
that was strange, seriously strange.
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Male 592
"I`ve come to enforce the guaranteeeeeee"
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Female 455
Pissed bloke with a traffic cone on his head, I reckon. Still faintly creepy though. And hilarious, what with that scream at the end.
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Male 340
Oh, I didn`t think about the relevance to St. Patrick`s day which is like today or tomorrow. Good chance it`s fake.

I would`ve tackled the midget and used "testicular electrocution" to get it to tell me where it`s pot of gold was.

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Female 1,697
Ha, that`s in my cauntry, I`m also from argentina and I ain`t beliving this crap.

Really, a gnome?, this is only to make people go there and see the gnome, just like when there was a neighbourhood in usa saying that they`ve seen a gnome with green suit, all bullpoo!!

makes me look bad as argentinian to see that there are such jackasses living here.

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Male 340
Mmkay, all done.
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Male 157
and i rofl @ pepronipizzas reply.
i vote chuck norris for master chief.
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Male 77
Rawr. I`m making a new account, someone ripped on my internet user name of 3 years and it`s bugging me. Bye 76 posts!
I`ll be: Hydrolysate from now on.
Be back in a few.
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Male 9,305
COOL! THEY EXIST! :D DAVID! I WANT YOUR AUTOGRAPH! I LOVED YOU AND SWIFT!
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Male 157
THEYRE AFTER HIS LUCKY CHARMS!
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Male 77
Now that I read the article more thoroughly...
Let`s say it isn`t the naked drunk Travelocity gnome on a Friday night for a second.

I really don`t see how they could be so scared of something half as tall as them? The kid had the balls at least to chase the thing, and then he supposedly goes back to the paper and tells him how scared he was of it?

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Male 4,012
^ They can bite your kneecaps.
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Female 16
"just give him his lucky charms back" LOL! that`s great.

yeah, I have to say that this is really poor quality film to begin with, and the whole line about the guy having to go to the hospital....I don`t know. I like how it stopped filming once it was in perfect view.

anyways, what can it do to hurt you in the first place? I mean, pointy hats are dangerous, don`t get me wrong...

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Male 3,296
those news are never real
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Male 77
Isn`t the SUN the only place you see Bigfoot pictures anyways? I think it is, or used to be at least.
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Male 3,296
"wheres master chief" lol
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Male 77
Ok, talk about the little sexy hairy gnome man then if you want.

Oooh I think I know. The SUN`s Bigfoot suit shrunk in the dryer and they put it on a little person!

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Male 3,296
peperonipizza had to kill it
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Male 3,296
yeah i feel bad now that was low

am ashamed of myself

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Male 686
ITS A GRUNT FROM HALO!!!! WE ARE ALL DOOMED TO A WAR WITH THE COVENANT!!!!
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Male 77
WHAT? Tonyjet... What the hell did that post have to do with little sexy hairy gnomes? All I see are a few stereotypes and some discrimination. =(
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Male 3,296
impressive... they have cellphones in argentina.. wow... oh yeah i mean thats freaking stupid just kick him... i would understand if am by myself but the whole freaking town, come one grow some balls argentina


besides arent they good at soccer, they should be fantastic kickers, make them a football and play a match in the dark

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Male 77
^LOL I didn`t know the Travelocity gnome was THAT hairy, but hell the only contest I have for that is a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz.
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Male 77
Ok on a serious note...The article title has been redone to attract attention to it.
I mean how is this little gnome dude "terrorizing" a whole town by telling some punk kids to get the hell away from his hobbit hole?
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Male 107
no it wasnt a real gnome....it was just that travelocity was filming its new commercial and well he wanted to get a drink after the shoot haha
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Male 77
I swear to you, that is a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz. No contest.
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Male 3,301
Hahaha, Burton_Ian gets a cookie. xD
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Male 2,395
^^^^
I know!!
I`d just kick him..... you know, if he doesn`t have a weapon.
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Male 12
Why is the whole town afraid of him? Does he carry a knife or something?
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Male 258
real or not..

so.effing.creepy.

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Male 598
maybe its just a short person with a bad leg??
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Male 580
I liked it. Humorous with a touch of creepy.
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Male 2,199
lol... lets called the directors of lord of the rings so we can settle on what it is... hobbit? gnome? imp? fat fairy? drunken dwarf? or a magical midget?
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Female 113
That thing freaked me out.
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Male 791
he`s a gold farmer, get some admin!
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Male 815
well you know... travelocity does have great service... i swear, that little roaming gnome goes ANY lengths to make sure you have the best rates...

haha meh

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Female 79
thats fookin cool! lol
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Male 7,933
first, I speak spanish and I didnt even understand them
second, it seems more like an Imp with the motion that it displayed
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Male 2,172
It`s just some anteater in defensive position with it`s head up.

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Male 400
kind of even looked like a monkey.
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Male 400
it`s obviously a joke or just a midget.
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Male 7,933
BAD SPELLERS OF THE WORLD UNTIE!
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Male 120
gary coleman takes a nice evening walk and some kids lose thee minds. what is this world coming to? poor gary coleman
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Male 48
My guess is that gnome roams alone.
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Female 56
Lmao, wtf.

They probably have a midget friend and set the whole thing up.

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Male 38
Lotsa people film themselves doing lotsa stuff.

Like, sex, for instance.

But seriously, that little bugger was probably stealing their underwear and socks.

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Male 2,395
Hmm...... I think it`s fake. I mean, why would they film themselves if they`re only talking about a fishing trip???
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Female 223
Hey, people of short stature have every right to wear pointy hats and walk about in a crab-like manner without teenagers freaking out and snapping videos.

Why on earth would people be frightened to leave their houses? If it`s real then it`s obviously just a short person.

And if he`s malevolent, you can kick him or something..or just give him his lucky charms back

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Male 23
...?
Im not even going to vote on thisun

Maybe a druggie?

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Male 126
Im betting the person who screamed at the end was also the one who had to go to the hospital.
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Male 160
Poor guy had to go to the hospital?
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Male 1,036
It was probably the Amy Winehouse impersonnator.
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Male 91
Gnomes do exist! That one`s too big to be a gnome though....
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Female 364
...?
"so scared we had to take him to the hospital"

wtf.

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Male 6
this is creepy as hell
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Male 2,306
wtf?
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