American Vivian Gomez was left baffled after looking back over her home security footage and shared the bizarre video to her Facebook page. The short video shows a small creature that looks exactly like Dobby the House Elf from Harry Potter.
Watch the video here:
On the Facebook post, Vivian wrote:
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.
People were quick to spot a second shadow in the video and call out the video as a prank.
Soon after the video was posted Dobby the House Elf was trending on Twitter. Shrewd Twitter users observed Dobby looked as if he was slightly under the influence.
Why does “Dobby” look like he just stumbled out of the bar at 3am ? pic.twitter.com/cYzqmjvKdw
— Josh Thomas (@milehigherjosh) June 9, 2019
Wherever #dobby is goin’ he’s lit
— Akida Dancer (@ShinyJumpSuits) June 9, 2019
One user was pointed out that it may not be Dobby.
You guys, don’t be stupid. This is clearly not Dobby.
This is obviously Kreacher.pic.twitter.com/eiLcrBDU9F
— dondarrion-mifflin, this is beric (@CrypticPinecone) June 8, 2019
Of all the many deaths throughout Harry Potter, Dobby's emotional death hit viewers the hardest. So much so writer J.K. Rowling took to Twitter in last year to apologise to for killing off the free elf:
It's that anniversary again. This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn't die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2018
Whether this is irrefutable proof that Dobby is lives on or an elaborate hoax, we may never know.
We will continue to keep our eyes peeled for possible drunken Dobby sightings.