A strange figure has been caught on security footage lurking outside a home at night executing extremely bizarre behaviour.
The odd-looking character showed up on Vivian Gomez’s CCTV footage about 10pm on Saturday outside her home in Colorado, in the US.
Since uploading to to Facebook, hundreds weighed in with varied speculation on what they thought explained the “creature’s” odd appearance and movements.
“So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out...what the heck?” Ms Gomez wrote along with the post.
“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.”
While many suggested the figure might have been a mischievous child wearing a pair of shorts on his head, others were convinced there was a more sinister explanation.
Some pointed out the figure’s uncanny resemblance to famous house elf Dobby from the Harry Potter movie series.
“Dobby is free,” someone celebrated, while another said: “Dobby came to make sure you are safe”.
Others were convinced it was something extraterrestrial in nature and expressed this through posting small alien heads in the comments.
“They are among us,” someone wrote.
“It’s clearly an alien from another planet,” another wrote in a comment to a version of the video shared to Instagram.
Another person took a pragmatic approach and suggested Ms Gomez send the video straight to the police.
“If it is real it looks like it’s a child! I would be more concerned a small child is in danger than a ghost. The time frame seems too late for any child to be out. The behaviour is really strange too! Send it to the police,” they wrote.
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