A Real Live Unicorn

March 24, 2013

I just saw the cutest video of a little girl crying her eyes out because she wanted a real live unicorn.  Her mother kept saying that she would like to give her one but she couldn’t find one.  And she kept asking her daughter if she was just tired, and each time her daughter would cry and sob and beg her for a real live unicorn.

Within minutes of watching that video, there was a link to another video on YouTube of a unicorn running through the forest with millions of viewers debating its authenticity.

The Science Centre said it is reviewing the footage frame-by-frame to determine whether the claim is legitimate.  They said that with closer examination they hope to establish whether or not a genuine unicorn sighting has occurred.

They even warned the public to use caution if they think they see a unicorn, and to not make any sudden movements or attempt to use flash photography.

They issued a statement saying, “Although legends of unicorns state they are peaceful creatures, scientists worry they may harm themselves or others if they end up on a road or highway.”

An emergency unicorn hotline was also set up for further information on unicorns or to report any unusual or questionable sightings.

Some keen-eyed spectators reported that they knew the video was a fake by the way the unicorn’s tail moved and by the fact that the unicorn was not pure white.

This whole scenario made me smile because I went through a unicorn phase and I was an adult.

I loved the thought that these beautiful animals once roamed the earth even though there has never been any proof of their existence.

I still have a large collection of unicorn bookmarks and unicorn coffee mugs.  I might even still have a couple of books on unicorns.  In fact, just recently, I used a picture of a unicorn playing with a couple of fairies in a grassy dell in a book I wrote.

So, now in retrospect, I guess I haven’t quite grown out of my unicorn phase.  For all I know, they may even be alive and well and just waiting for me to find them.

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