London, Oct 17 : A 'creepy gnome' has been filmed running towards a panicky group of teen boys in the small northern Argentine town of Clodomira, according to reports.
And now the youngsters - who recorded footage of the freaky being on their mobile phone - said that the mini-monster has them "too terrified" to go out at night, according to the Sun.
The footage, taken by Juan Carlos Roldan, who was out skylarking with his brother Javier and five friends, all aged 15-22, show a shadowy indistinct small figure with a pointed head advance in a crab-like manner across a street as the boys beat a hasty retreat.
Juan referred the creature as "something that looked like a dwarf".
Another boy said: "It was walking sideways and was wearing dark clothes. But it was impossible to see its face because its face was covered in shadows."
"We were messing about - singing and dancing - when we heard a loud rustling noise from behind us.
"This tiny thing started running down Avenue San Martin at us. It had a pointy head and dark clothes.
"It was a person of incredibly low stature. We filmed it then got scared and ran off.
"This little thing was barking like a dog - but running sideways on two legs. It headed off towards the football stadium," the boy added.
Photographic expert Aldegonda Alvarz, of Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, said that the video shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.
"This video footage seems credible. We could be looking at another 'petido orejudo' - small being," News.com.au quoted him, as stating in the Sun.
According to rumour-busting website snopes.com, previous reports and videos of the creepy gnome were debunked as fabrications.