Why is everyone talking about Harry Potter’s Dobby and CCTV?

The house elf was caught managing mischief on a muggle driveway

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Somebody send an owl to SPEW: looks like a lost and confunded house elf has been roaming through muggle neighbourhoods.


A least that’s according to new CCTV footage from American Vivian Gomez, who caught a Dobby-like creature walking on her driveway and flapping its arms like a chicken. And just to make things weirder: Gomez claims the creature doesn’t appear on her other cameras.

So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out…what the heck?? 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.

Posted by Vivian Gomez on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Now muggles across the world are convinced: Dobby IS a free house elf and actually survived the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

However, some say we’ve identified the wrong elf.

And to those claiming that this video must be a fake as the creature disappears in the clip’s last frame: um, have you ever heard of apparition?

Yes, there are plenty of sceptics that point to “reasonable” explanations, namely that the figure was either computer generated or a robot/puppet. The two shadows at the film’s four-second mark and the truck parked to the right certainly raise some questions something is awry.


However, to us, the mystery of this video is easy to clean up: it isn’t Dobby – there’s no way he survived that knife to the heart. Instead, it’s obvious the CCTV creature is the actor who played Dobby. Anyone who says otherwise clearly doesn’t know how cinema works.