On Christmas Eve, residents of the small town of José de San Martín in Argentina reported sightings of a bizarre creature locals are calling “el duende” (the goblin). Security camera footage from a police officer’s home shows a dog barking frantically as a small, fast-moving figure darts past in the background.
The grainy video spread quickly on social media, stirring speculation about what the creature could be. Some residents believe it may have been a goblin, elf or other mythological being. Others note similarities to alleged extraterrestrial beings or cryptids like the chupacabra.
Additional sightings in the area suggest this may not have been an isolated incident. Comments on social media indicate a number of nearby towns and villages have stories of strange creature sightings going back many years.
As the video goes viral, it is sparking renewed curiosity and speculation around mysterious creatures possibly lurking in the countryside of Argentina. While inconclusive, the footage adds to a growing body of reports of unexplained phenomena in the region.