A Florida man vacationing at Lake Tahoe claims he caught a tiny, elf-like figure dubbed the "leprechaun-alien" on film as the creature was fleeing a forest.
The figure — who looks no taller than three feet — can be seen running from the trees just as 41-year-old Lloyd Deneau whipped out his camera to take a picture of the forest.
Deneau swears the image has not been doctored.
"When I took the picture I'm sure there was no one there," he said. "It was only when I downloaded it on my camera that I saw it. I showed it to my friends and family but no one can explain it. My kids coined it the 'leprechaun-alien.'"
He added: "I have a military background and don't really believe in aliens, but I can't explain this."
As well as an elf, leprechaun and alien, the figure has even been described as a baby Bigfoot.