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The Daily Mail reports:
"A group of Argentinian children have been left too terrified to play football after they believe they spotted a goblin in their pitch.
"Eerie footage filmed by one of the youngsters shows the group running happily around the pitch after the ball until the filmer suddenly spots what appears to be a mysterious figure at the side.
"The small, dark shape crawls slowly forwards, moving awkwardly, seemingly neither man nor beast.
"The child zooms in on the unusual being, which advances steadily, and cries out in alarm.
"Moments later the boy beings screaming at the top of his lungs and he and his pals run madly away from the creature in a desperate bid to escape.
"The alarming incident took place in the city of Santiago del Estero in the northern Argentinian province of the same name.
"Local media also described the strange figure as a goblin and reported that the children's parents said that they were too frightened to return to their pitch to play football.
"One mother described it as a 'paranormal phenomenon.'
"Goblins are monstrous mythical creatures first mentioned in European folklore in the Middle Ages.
"They are usually described as small and grotesque, mischievous or evil, and greedy, especially for gold and jewelry. They often have magical abilities."
As for what the kid filmed in the video, I can't say as it is too blurry to make out what it is. The one thing that stuck me, though, is it really does sound like genuine terror in is voice when he is screaming. Maybe they really did see a "goblin?"