Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Argentinian Gnome A Red-Hatted Hoax

PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Strange gnome sightings in Argentina are pointing to evidence of a red-hatted hoax.

Last Tuesday (Mar. 11), footage of a weird, tiny, sideways- walking gnome in General Guemes, Argentina, made its rounds on the Internet, leaving people to wonder whether it’s a real sighting or just a hoax.

According to cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, the answer may lie on the gnome’s noggin.

He explains, “What makes me scratch my head is that the gnome is wearing a pointed hat, like a garden gnome or the Travelocity gnome. The hat is more of a pop culture reference, so I have to be suspicious of it.”

Coleman also says the gnome looks more humanized than typical hairy gnomes, leading him to believe that it’s just a little Argentinian who, as he puts it, “ate too many tacos.”

He also insists the video is nothing more than a great story for St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17), or maybe even travel website Travelocity’s attempt to get higher sales, since their mascot is a gnome.

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