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... traditions, they are simply small, misshapen, mischievous sprites or goblins (with pointy caps). Some sources claim they spend the daytime as toads instead of in stone and they are also said to have magical powers that make people feel sad or happy.
I've taken the liberty of photoshopping this pic to elaborate my points
Quite alright, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Originally posted by NoSuchAgency
Nice try, and good to see you spend much time to help solving mysteries, but I totally disagree with a few things you just said...
I'm sorry but when I saw a smoke-like substance in the photograph, I naturally assumed that it would be... smoke. The "stuff" looks nothing like bushes from the background. Plus, if you look to the left of the leprachaun, you will see a steady stream of smoke emitting from its feet. If you think that this stream of smoke is merely light reflecting off a bush, look again. How can this stream of smoke be light when it is in the foreground of the shadows behind it? If it were light then this "stuff" would reflect off the bushes and eliminate the shadow, but this is simply not the case. The shadow is in tact and the light does not have the natural properties of light, which should have eliminated that shadow, thus it is not light but smoke.
1. Why are you so sure that there is smoke everywhere? That stuff is not smoke, it's bushes from the background. It could have been a sunny day when this photo was taken, therefore you see a big color difference between the top of the bushes and the bottom of it.
If someone were trying to pick you up, would you be reaching your hand to their face? It seriously doesn't look like the guy is trying to pick the other guy up. If he were, he would be reaching for his hands, not his neck and abdomen. Even if they were not fighting, could you explain why the smoke is gathered right above them?
Also I don't really see if the guy in black has his hand on her(?) neck. Maybe she fell and he's trying to pick her up?
Fer sho. You're right on that part, NoSuchAgency, any amateur could have wanted to make a lawn gnome that didn't look like any other lawn gnome. Perhaps he wanted to deviate from the crowd. Perhaps he was the Andy Warhol of lawn gnome sculptors. But, when you look at something from an analytical perspective, it is not wise to rely on circumstancial evidence. Your argument is highly circumstancial and does not deserve to be used for this hilarious photograph. This photo could be actual, concrete evidence of existence of the supernatural, and you dismiss it because you're relying on some lawn gnome sculptor from the 1940's that may have never even existed?
There are no official rules to how a lawn gnome should look like, so if an amateur had a crazy idea of his own kind of lawn gnome, he could have just made that and put it right there
That's quite alright NoSuchAgency, I'm just here to present my viewpoint and I dont expect everyone here to agree with me 100%. Oh, and thanks FalseParadigm for the nomination of WayAboveTopSecret! ^_^
So, once again, nice try Bluesoldier but to me it just doesn't make any sense.
If someone were trying to pick you up, would you be reaching your hand to their face? It seriously doesn't look like the guy is trying to pick the other guy up. If he were, he would be reaching for his hands, not his neck and abdomen.
This photo could be actual, concrete evidence of existence of the supernatural, and you dismiss it because you're relying on some lawn gnome sculptor from the 1940's that may have never even existed?
Originally posted by realanswers
I don't think they had the technology back then to fake a picture.