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Mystery gnomes keep appearing in couple's garden

By T.K. Randall
August 16, 2022 · Comment icon 15 comments

Is it even possible to have too many garden gnomes ? Image Credit: Pixabay / Stux
Stephen and Christine Lock have been plagued for years by garden gnomes inexplicably showing up outside their house.
Garden gnomes - which typically resemble small bearded characters in pointy hats - are quite a common sight in gardens across the UK and Europe, but for one couple, these innocuous little characters have been turning up unannounced outside their home for the last 18 months.

Stephen and Christine, who happen to be the mayor and mayoress of South Molton Town Council in Devon, first became aware of the phenomenon when they arrived home one day to find that there was a gnome sitting in their garden with no indication of who had left it or where it had come from.

Over the next 18 months, several more would suddenly appear without explanation.
The couple never saw anyone leaving the gnomes and no notes were ever left to explain them.

"I just remember coming home one day and didn't take much notice," said Christine. "I just thought, 'Oh well, someone got rid of a gnome and didn't know where to put it'."

"So I left it in the garden, but shortly after another came along."

"I posted on Facebook to say thank you to the person delivering these little creatures to our home - implying that if they wanted them back they were more than welcome to come and collet them - but nobody ever has!"

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by ouija ouija 1 month ago
Thing is, gnomes aren't cheap.
Comment icon #7 Posted by ercbreeze 1 month ago
I'm thinking it's election time there, and they just want to be gnominated again!
Comment icon #8 Posted by acute 1 month ago
You can buy them pre-owned from gBay.
Comment icon #9 Posted by NCC1701 1 month ago
Hoax 90% Paranormal 10% Extraterrestial 0%
Comment icon #10 Posted by the13bats 1 month ago
The ones who hang around truck stops come pretty cheap.
Comment icon #11 Posted by openozy 1 month ago
I believe the gnomes are from another realm and come alive at night to dance around their garden.
Comment icon #12 Posted by the13bats 1 month ago
You might be right i work on cars at night and while all crawled under one i believe an ornery gnome took a whizz on my foot.
Comment icon #13 Posted by openozy 1 month ago
I knew a guy who did that, we called him the Satanic Mechanic, lol. He would seriously work in the dark and fix things by feel mostly, A total car nut and brilliant mechanic.
Comment icon #14 Posted by openozy 1 month ago
I was joking about the cement gnomes, lol.
Comment icon #15 Posted by the13bats 1 month ago
Me too... I use lights and not a $atan worshipper but i believe he has been to a couple of our club nights, i just did car wrenching it at night as it was cooler and quiet out but oddly i would do stuff eyes closed, i did get into a weird one a new neightbor behind me ( back in orlando ) didnt know i did this and i was welding one night about 3am she calls the law tells them the mothership was landing the cop who came out knew me and we had a laugh.

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