Internet weighs in on eerie viral video of ‘Dobby the elf’

A viral video posted to Facebook has triggered fierce debate between fandoms of science fiction and fantasy, as netizens debate whether the strange ‘creature’ is indeed an alien or is actually Dobby the elf from Harry Potter.

Vivian Gomez posted the truly strange video to Facebook last Thursday, in which a small, skinny figure wanders menacingly down her driveway in the middle of the night. Gomez claims that it “wasn’t altered or photoshopped and no trick photography.”

So far, the video has accrued over 6.6 million views and 120,000 shares, most likely thanks to the strong opinions and deep debate in the comments section. Hundreds speculated on the video, arguing whether it was a magic elf or an alien being, or possibly even Gomez’ own son in flip flops with underpants on his head.