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Gnome sighting in Pennsylvania
Author Keith Sniadach set up a camera in the woods behind his summer cabin in western Pennsylvania, programming the camera to take photos when it detected heat or motion. And recently he found something unusual in the photos it took — a creature that appears to be a "gnome, troll or brownie of some sort."

When I first saw the headline for this story on Cryptozoology News I thought it was meant to be a joke. But no. I think Sniadach genuinely wants people to believe that he photographed a gnome. As in, not a garden gnome statue that you might buy from a garden supply store, but a living, breathing gnome. He's provided more details about his gnome photos to Linda Howe of

Could it be that someone (perhaps Sniadach himself) simply put a gnome statue where it would be photographed by the camera? For whatever it's worth, Sniadach says, "I believe this creature is a real one and not a hoax."

Sniadach also says that he frequently hears Bigfoots screaming in the woods behind his cabin. So that place seems to be quite a hotspot for paranormal activity.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 27, 2014

Here, Judge Floro has to weigh in.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Thu Aug 28, 2014  at  02:04 AM
To me it looks like a deer with a sack over its head. The back-part is very deer-like, if you look carefully you can make out a tail. Also fits the very thin legs relative to the figure.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Thu Aug 28, 2014  at  02:13 AM
Or a horse with a Klu Klux Klan wizard on it.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Thu Aug 28, 2014  at  02:17 AM
Especially the third image (earthfiles dot com link) looks very much like a small horse with someone dressed in purple (raincoat?) sitting on it.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Thu Aug 28, 2014  at  02:20 AM
I really dislike the Cryptozoology News site, and Earthfiles is also a collection of mostly unverified stories. Neither are reliable sources. So I'm glad they are showing up on the hoax site. grin

I would strongly discourage people thinking too deeply into the "news" from those sites. I wouldn't trust them as far as I could toss a dwarf (or gnome).

Love the new site, Alex.
Posted by Doubtful News  in  United States  on  Thu Aug 28, 2014  at  10:00 AM
>>I really dislike the Cryptozoology News site, and Earthfiles

But they do have some humor value!
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Aug 28, 2014  at  09:58 PM
I found the story on Whitley Steiber's website 'Unkown Country', another one that's good for laughs.
Posted by Dan  in  south west England, UK  on  Mon Sep 22, 2014  at  09:52 AM


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