Mexico's president posted a photo of what he claims is a real Mayan wood elf.
· Mar 4, 2023 ·

Mexico's president posted a whopper of a tweet, claiming to have evidence of an "Aluxe" — a mischievous woodland sprite in Mayan folklore similar to a European elf or gremlin.

López Obrador said the photo was taken days ago by a railroad engineer. He ends the tweet saying,

Everything is mystical.

The railroad engineer was working on López Obrador's tourist train line through the Yucatan peninsula, which is where indigenous Mayan farmers still live.

Most construction projects in the region have little houses for mythical aluxes to live in, so they won't cause trouble for the workers, like this bridge:

Hotels there have them too, and if you ask the staff, they can usually point them out but tend to stay far away from them as a rule.

Superstitions in cultures are normal; however, it is a bit odd for a head of state to be issuing seemingly official, but very blurry, photos of mythological creatures and calling them the real deal.

What next? Will Biden post a grainy picture of Bigfoot? President Xi a pixelated Mogwai?

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