Unicorns bring happiness to Spencer County residents


SPENCER COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — Even though times are uncertain and most people are at home right now, someone in Spencer County is doing their part to spread cheer in the community.

The Spencer County Unicorns travel throughout the county to nursing homes, neighborhoods and other areas with a speaker to dance and wave hello.

The person behind the unicorn wants to remain completely anonymous but tells Eyewitness News after seeing the reaction from the first video of them on Facebook, they decided to continue traveling through the community.

“The unicorn is so much fun, I mean it’s so happy and there’s nothing about a unicorn, that unicorn that you look at that doesn’t make you smile,” the person behind the unicorn said. “I laugh and smile just as much as the people do. I’m laughing the whole entire time I’m out there.”

The unicorns have a Facebook page where they post clues about where they’ll be along with pictures and videos from the day’s adventures.

“We needed something to get our minds off of all of the bad stuff right now and something that’s happy and fun and makes people smile and laugh, and what better way to do that than to have an 8 foot unicorn out dancing with music and being silly?” the unicorn says.

After seeing a video of the unicorns, Lana Bunner was determined to find them.

“My son has been practicing driving, so as we were driving I happened to see them and I was like ‘that’s it, we have to stop and greet these unicorns,” Bunner says. “I think after you get past the initial shock of seeing these large unicorns running down the road … you quickly realize what their goal is and you just kinda sit there and smile and see what happens next.”

Bunner owns Kairos Counseling in Rockport and says the unicorns have helped some of her clients.

“We see kids and adults and I’ve actually set them on unicorn hunts just trying to find them and it’s been a really big deal, you know when people get stuck inside for so long to be able to drive their car and to look for something unique, it’s been a huge deal for these kids,” Bunner said. “I’ve got families that have literally made an afternoon of unicorn hunting, so it’s been a much bigger deal than unicorns.”

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(This story was originally published on April 15, 2020)

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