Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Creepy gnome' terrorises town

Article Shared from The Sun

A TOWN in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a 'creepy gnome' that locals claim stalks the streets at night.

The midget - which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk - was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters.
Teenager Jose Alvarez - who filmed the gnome - yesterday told national newspaper El Tribuno that they caught the creature while larking about in their hometown of General Guemes, in the province of Salta, Argentina.

He said: "We were chatting about our last fishing trip. It was one in the morning.

"I began to film a bit with my mobile phone while the others were chatting and joking.
"Suddenly we heard something - a weird noise as if someone was throwing stones.

"We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid."

Jose added that other locals had come forward to say they had spotted the gnome.
He said: "This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out - just like everyone else in the neighbourhood now.
"One of my friends was so scared after seeing that thing that we had to take him to the hospital."
Why is the gnome so creepy? It doesn't look very scary but it doesn't look like it can walk to well either. This story has got me thinking where did gnomes originate?
Gnomes first appeared in the works of Paracelsus, who lived in Switzerland during the 16th century. He was a doctor, astrologer, alchemist, and botanist. Paraclesus used gnomes as another name for pygmies, which are beings from mythology and one of the four elements. The elements are earth, air, fire, and water. Gnomes are earth elements, sylphs are air, salamanders are fire, and undines are water. Read More

Some info according to the Fairy Chronicles: }
Real gnomes are earth spirits who make flowers, plants, trees, crystals, and minerals grow. They add colors to nature and work with fairies to ensure the protection of the earth’s treasures. Gnomes have the ability to disguise themselves so they can go about their business undetected. To regular humans, gnomes look like an ordinary object such as a tree stump, a watering can, or an acorn squash. Therefore, there have never been any real gnome sightings by humans!
 well maybe they need to update their website :)
 Isaac just asked me after seeing that video if it was Santa or one of his elves? lol See he wasn't scared! hahaha
Kirky x

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