Why Is 'Dobby' Trending on Twitter? Woman 'Freaked Out' By Walking Figure Caught on Home Security Footage

Some are spooked, some are convinced its photoshopped and others are wondering if the beloved Harry Potter creature Dobby was real this whole time.

Facebook user, Vivian Gomez posted a short clip of her home security footage Thursday and the 10-second video has garnered over 5.5 million views.

"I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out...what the heck," Gomez captioned the video. "First I saw the shadow walking from my front door when I saw this thing....has anyone else seen this on their cameras? The other two cameras didn't pick it up for some reason."

While many were quick with the Dobby lookalike comments, others seemed genuinely frightened by what they saw.

"I have chills! That is definitely not human," fellow Facebook user Audri Martinez wrote.

"I've watched it over and over and keep lights on inside now," Gomez responded.

Since the initial posting on Thursday, the video has circulated across social media platforms. On Friday, Twitter user @jadynbee_ posted the video asking for her followers to tell her what they "think this is."

Twitter users viewed the clip over 16 million times and @jadynbee_'s post are amassed nearly 200,000 retweets.

"There could be genuine alien life roaming our planet and ppl be making dobby memes I WANT ANSWERS," one Twitter user wrote.

"Am I the only one freaked tf out by the "Dobby" video trending? What is that," @darylsconnie questioned.

Newsweek reached out to Gomez for comment but didn't hear back at the time of publication.

It's not yet clear what the Dobby lookalike creature is, but it looks like Harry Potter fans are excited by the possibility that their favorite house elf is alive and well.

"Y'all are so dumb just because Dobby died in the movie doesn't mean Dobby the actor is dead in real life," one Twitter user sarcastically wrote. "Gosh some people don't understand how movies work clearly."

Dobby died during the sixth installment of the wizard series, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows–Part 1. Many fans were initially angered by Dobby's surprise death because author J.K. Rowling looked to have strayed away from the fan-favorite books.

"This year, I apologize for killing someone who didn't die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf," she wrote on Twitter in 2018.

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Participants dress up as Dobby on the Halloween weekend in Shibuya district on October 28, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Taro Karibe/Getty Images