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President of Mexico posts up bizarre photo of mythical elf-like creature

By T.K. Randall
March 2, 2023 · Comment icon 20 comments



Obrador seemed to think that the image was real. Image Credit: Twitter / Andres Manuel
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sparked puzzlement and intrigue when he posted the image up on Twitter.
In a bizarre Tweet published on February 25th, Lepez Obrador - who is certainly no stranger to eccentricity - posted up what he seemingly believed was genuine evidence of a mythical creature.

His post included two images - one of a strange creature in a tree that he claimed had been captured on camera by an engineer three days earlier and a second of a Mayan sculpture.

The creature, he claimed, was an 'aluxe' - a type of mischievous elf of Mayan folklore.

"I share two photos of our supervision of the Mayan Train works: one, taken by an engineer three days ago, apparently from an aluxe; another, by Diego Prieto of a splendid pre-Hispanic sculpture in Ek Balam," he wrote. "Everything is mystical."
It wasn't long before other social media users pointed out that the image of the alleged creature had previously appeared online two years ago and was not thought to be genuine.

Exactly why Lepez Obrador had made the decision to post it up on Twitter remains unclear.

"Even by AMLO standards, I think it was received as one of his most bizarre sort of interventions," said Prof Pablo Calderon Martenez of Northeastern University London.



Source: Washington Post | Comments (20)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by Tatetopa 18 days ago
What could be more important than preventing the elves from cursing your nation?
Comment icon #12 Posted by HollyDolly 18 days ago
Well, it could be a monkey of some sort, depends on where the photo was taken. It does appear to have some sort of long white hair though. They do take such things as witches(brujas) and other such things seriously. After all , on All Souls Day they have altars to dead relatives. As a Hungarian-German Catholic, I think that's odd, but okay,whatever floats your boat.Plus Drug Cartels and other criminals worship Santa Muerta, or St.Death WHICH IS NOT A SAINT IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, and quite a few Mexican priests and bishops have denounced as being not christian at all but more satanic. Just as ... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by flying squid 18 days ago
It may be the escaped japanese snow monkey.
Comment icon #14 Posted by jasmin_13 18 days ago
Silly. It would be more of a shocker than the elf photo.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Unusual Tournament 12 days ago
Comment icon #16 Posted by Trelane 12 days ago
No calls for a vote of no confidence with this clown? It's good to see the US doesn't necessarily have the market cornered on ridiculously stupid presidents.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Tatetopa 12 days ago
How many Americans including high ranking politicians believe in Bigfoot and UFO's based on crappy photographs? We neither have the monopoly nor are we immune.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Abramelin 11 days ago
That happened just before his head was chopped of by the Frisians.
Comment icon #19 Posted by ExoPaul 9 days ago
The photograph was taken in 2021, 2 years before the President claims it was taken. There are other photos of it climbing up/down the tree. AI analysis suggests it is a Raccoon or a similar animal to one.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Trelane 9 days ago
By and large we manufacture stupid and irresponsible politicians a much a higher rate.


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