‘Goblin fetus’ discovered in Mexican town
Hopefully he’s not trolling the public.
The discovery of an apparent “goblin fetus” in Mexico has baffled the internet with users debating the identity of the freaky folkloric-looking find.
The bizarre specimen was reportedly unearthed during construction work on a dilapidated warehouse in Santa María Regla, northeast of Mexico City.
“Samples have already been taken to establish a scientific explanation,” Francisco Mayoral Flores, the mayor of the city where the alleged orcling was found, told Jam Press.
As attached photos show, the mummified corpse sports a small body, pointy ears, oversized shnoz, and gnarled claw-tipped hands and feet, much like one of the evil emerald imps from “Lord of the Rings.”
In keeping with that, Flores was quick to call the remains a “goblin or a nagual.” To the uninitiated, the last creature in Mesoamerican mythology is described as a human with the ability to transform into an animal.
The “goblin baby” is currently on display at the Museo de los Duendes – which literally translates to Goblin Museum – in the municipality of Huasca de Ocampo, where the pol serves as mayor.
While his analysis may sound bizarre, Flores suggested that it’s actually quite reasonable given the magical realm he rules over.
“If it had been found in another municipality, it would not have been relevant,” said the mayor. “But because of the themes of goblins and the mystical here, there’s a cultural and social demand to give it importance.”
Needless to say, social media wasn’t exactly “goblin” in Flores’ fairy tale statement, with an incredulous viewer deeming it “ridiculous.”
“Is this a joke?” another wondered, while a third snapped, “Good thing it’s a magical town!”
Meanwhile, an attentive viewer discovered that the proportions did not match the description of the goblin in the cryptozoological canon. “Are you telling me that goblins are born human-sized and get small as they grow up?” They wrote.
Meanwhile, “doctors and veterinarians have declared it to be a deformed fetus of a cat or dog,” said Mayor Flores, noting that samples have been taken to confirm the identity.
He eventually concluded that “everyone can value himself according to his beliefs and traditions.”
Flores isn’t the first to swear he’s seen a mythical creature.
In 2021, three men in Australia claimed they encountered an apparently Bigfoot-like “Yowie” while traveling home from work, leaving them terrified.
In the past, people have even been guilty of creating mythological hybrids via taxidermy and other tricks.
One of the more notable chimeras in American mythology is the legendary Jackalope: a rabbit with the horns of a pronghorn antelope.