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posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 05:09 AM
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I don't know if anyone knows of any myths or stories about leprechauns, but i have encountered something that fits the description of a leprechaun twice now.

My first encounter was about 8 years ago, i was at a friends house one night and we decided we wanted to go egg someones house down the street. We walk out the front door and walk up to the sidewalk as we do, we look down the street and see a small shadowy figure ( probably about 3-4 feet in height) it was standing under a street light but we couldn't see and distinct features, i can only see the outline of its body, i could tell it had some type of pointy shoes on. Then all of a sudden it looks at us and starts running toward us, we turned and hoped the fence back in to my friends house and didn't go back out.

The second encounter was about 3 years later, i was with 3 of my buddies in the back yard drinking the few beers we could take from our parents haha, 2 of my friends decided to go to his dads house and try to get a couple more. After about 2 hours ( its now about midnight, they left around 10p.m) my other friend and i decided to go find them, we were walking up the street when we saw the same figure i saw a few years before, it was a small shadowy figure leaning down hovering over something, then it turned at us and started to run toward us. We ran down the street as fast as we could and we ran in to my 2 other friends running at the same time. We got back to my house and they explained to me that when they left they went up the same street and heard a dog moaning noise, as they looked up they saw the same figure stabbing a dog and it started to chase them as well.

I don't know if there is a real leprechaun out there, but what i saw was something i couldn't explain. If anyone knows anything about this subject please let me know.

(both times i saw the "leprechaun" was in about a 2 block radius, both times late at night)




posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:06 AM
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Hi Krazystronguy.

The ELFEN Project might be of assistance to you. It's based in Canada but they conduct research worldwide, re: the type of creature you describe. You can contact Professor Butler here: mailto
rofjbutler@aol.com

The ELFEN website has a questionaire you can complete online.

www.elfenproject.com...

www.elfenproject.com...

The website doesn't reflect what I've personally found to be Prof. Butler's scholarly approach to these creatures.

Like you, I discovered the creatures to be far less friendly than they're typically portrayed.

I'm not sure just when elves/gnomes/little people/leprachauns began to be regarded as cutesy-wootsy little critters filled with love for earth and mankind.

All throughout history, until relatively recently, these creatures were regarded in fear and horror or at very least, with extreme caution.

Professor Butler claims ELFEN is in contact with 60 or more families who literally share their homes with these creatures (with varying degrees of reluctance). According to Butler, the creatures form attachments to locations, rather than to people. Based on this advice, it's possible that were you to relocate elsewhere, you'd never see another one again. For which you'd probably be grateful !

Apparently, these creatures are known to residents of Hawaii, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, numerous Pacific Islands, Iceland, virtually all of Europe, etc.

The Native Americans were well acquainted with them and gave them a wide berth. They instructed their children never to speak with them and to avoid contact. They also felt compelled to leave gifts amongst their crops, in exchange for which the creatures agreed not to damage the crops.

I honestly don't know what they are. I had never given them a thought until I experienced them for myself. Certainly I didn't believe in their existence. Only saw them once: that was one time too many.

Professor Butler assured me I was lucky to have had the experience. My opinion differs.

The temptation to gather some friends in order to try to capture the creature you saw must be strong, but I'd advise against it. Even though I think it deserves to have its backside kicked to hell for torturing the dog.

Based in my own experience of these creatures, they possess the ability to manipulate us physically and mentally. In other words, if my experience is any indication, they are capable of at least partially paralysing your mind and body. That's not a great position to be in.

You're very fortunate insofar as there was someone with you during your second encounter: you have someone to corroborate your story.

I was alone when I saw them and because there was no easily available information at the time, I wondered if the creatures were actually disguised extraterrestrials, or if my mind had chosen to 'see' extraterrestrials as gnomes (not that I have any experience of aliens). But ELFEN's Prof. Butler believed otherwise and said the creatures I saw were in fact the 'little people' he studies.

The whole thing's incredible as I'm sure you'll agree. I'd never reveal my experience to anyone, apart from online, anonymously. I made the mistake of telling a very close friend once and you could hear the door to her mind clanging shut in a split second. She didn't give me 1% benefit of the doubt. If her expression had spoken, it would have said: 'Liar. Crazy person. Get away from me ! ' And to be fair, I would most likely have felt the same if the positions had been reversed. Very few people actually believe in ghosts or extraterrestrials. They enjoy speculating and discussing them, but it's a different matter if someone claims to have actually experienced them. And these are relatively accepted phenomena these days. The world just isn't ready for gnomes, leprachauns or whatever they are. And those who do profess to believe in them choose to regard the creatures as sweet little earth spirits or 'guardian angels' etc.

But as you've discovered for yourself, these creatures are a nightmare. And they tend to specialise in giving humans -- particularly children -- nightmares. They do not like us.

If you have time and the inclination, you can email an account of your experience to ELFEN. It would be welcomed. They're compiling a data base of sightings, so by submitting your account, you'll be assisting others who have a similar experience. Every bit of information helps.

In closing, I've included an excerpt from a website I discovered the other day while searching for information for another poster who'd also seen one of the creatures. It was written by yet another witness who'd discovered these little creatures to be frightening.


"When we were on holiday in Cornwall my daughter and I came down a winding lane, and all of a sudden there was a small green man by a gate watching us. All in green, with a pointed hood and ears.... We were cold with terror. We ran for the ferry below... I don't think I have ever been so frightened."
www.gothicimage.co.uk...

Oh -- and there are several threads about these creatures in these forums: try looking for 'gnomes' or 'little man' etc. Good luck.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:07 AM
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What part of the world do you live in? What is the "natural" landscape like?



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:13 AM
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HI again Krazystronguy

Don't know which key I hit to cause that tongue-poking smiley in there amonst Professor Butler's email address. And don't know how to remove it. Needless to say, it shouldn't be there, so please ignore it.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:23 AM
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Hey? did it look anything like this?

www.moonbattery.com...





posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:41 AM
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XphilesPhan: do you have any other pictures of them: some in repose, rather than animated?

The picture you've posted is similar in some aspects to those I saw, but:

* their bodies were more in proportion
* they were not hirsute
* their bone structure was uniformly more robust: broad chests and waists
* large, strong noses
* wide, strong jaws and cheekbones
* clothing was more modest and plain
* their wrinkles were not as pronounced, although their skin was coarse and weatherbeaten



[edit on 1-3-2007 by Dock6]



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:46 AM
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That picture is from the horror movie series "leprechaun." I meant it as satire, but being part Irish, I know my ancestors believed in such creatures.

errrrmmm could do like darby o'gill and get the wee man drunk,
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posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 10:02 AM
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Xphiles: ok, thanks. It would have been handy to have you around the night I saw them :-)

If I'd had my wits about me, it might have occurred to me to point them towards the liquor cabinet. Unfortunately, they 'stole' my wits for the larger part.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 11:55 AM
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There's was one sighted in America last year(?). Didn't come to much though, apart for a very poor drawing which sold on ebay for quite a bit, and humorous ideas about what it really was...


The woman who said "Its just a crackhead" still makes me laugh.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:10 PM
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I am gonna have to say that for the lack of a better term..this screams hoax only for one reason......

The original poster joined YESTERDAY and instantly comes on board with wild claims of "little green men" which we here at ATS have seen TOO MANY times...will the poster vanish like all the rest ??? my guess is yes.


No offense...but if you join ATS...wait a little while before you post some tale of "little green men" Ebe's or whatever.........let us at ATS get to know you better before you post your "tale". the better we know you...the more likely it will be taken seriously instead of scorn.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:21 PM
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is the ELFEN project serious with the following image of an apparent gnome hut?





posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by Alpha Grey
I am gonna have to say that for the lack of a better term..this screams hoax only for one reason......

The original poster joined YESTERDAY and instantly comes on board with wild claims of "little green men" which we here at ATS have seen TOO MANY times...will the poster vanish like all the rest ??? my guess is yes.


No offense...but if you join ATS...wait a little while before you post some tale of "little green men" Ebe's or whatever.........let us at ATS get to know you better before you post your "tale". the better we know you...the more likely it will be taken seriously instead of scorn.



It's always a consideration of course.

But then, we were all new members once.

And I have no doubt that many people have had an experience that's troubled and intrigued them ...... but have had no-one with whom they could discuss it.

This may lead them to search online and to discover ATS.

They may read threads for several weeks or months.

Then, finally feeling confident enough, they post their experience.

Others respond, or not.

Yes, there's always the possibility an account may be false or exaggerated and I'm sure people have been tricked and so have become cynical to varying degrees.

But at the end of the day, what's the worst that can happen to those who accept a story as genuine and respond in kind? A waste of ten minutes?

Rather that, than refuse an opportunity to learn something or contribute to someone else's knowledge, don't you feel?

And for all that, what if the poster is genuine (despite all those who weren't) ? Wouldn't it be worse to reject them than protect your own pride?



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
is the ELFEN project serious with the following image of an apparent gnome hut?




Crakeur: as I said in my initial post, the ELFEN website doesn't reflect what I've found to be Prof. Butler's scholarly apprach (to the topic).

I'm not sure what ELFEN is trying to achieve via its website. Maybe it's trying to have a bet both ways; attract both serious and New Age interest in these creatures. Maybe some misguided but well-intentioned volunteer designed the website?

Personally, I'd prefer ELFEN to have a more confidence-inspiring site, but it is as it is. I'm always aware when I refer someone to the ELFEN site that they're probably going to recoil or laugh. At the moment though, it's all there is, or the only site I'm aware of. But .... it was helpful to me at the time and may be to others. Just as 'alien' sites with illustrations of cute little 'greys' and paranormal sites with sheets and holes cut for eyes don't really do justice to their subject matter or those with an interest in them. Just not a perfect world.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by Dock6
It's always a consideration of course.
But then, we were all new members once.
And I have no doubt that many people have had an experience that's troubled and intrigued them ...... but have had no-one with whom they could discuss it.
This may lead them to search online and to discover ATS.
They may read threads for several weeks or months.
Then, finally feeling confident enough, they post their experience.
Others respond, or not.
Yes, there's always the possibility an account may be false or exaggerated and I'm sure people have been tricked and so have become cynical to varying degrees.
But at the end of the day, what's the worst that can happen to those who accept a story as genuine and respond in kind? A waste of ten minutes?
Rather that, than refuse an opportunity to learn something or contribute to someone else's knowledge, don't you feel?
And for all that, what if the poster is genuine (despite all those who weren't) ? Wouldn't it be worse to reject them than protect your own pride?



I have no pride to protect !
But yes you are correct !! If the OP is sincere the we should take his tale more seriously. All I was trying to say is that the formula of:

new member + their tale = wary skepticism

That being said.....if the OP is for real....and manages to not vanish in a cloud of smoke after awhile.......then we here at ATS are better for it.

Peace Out !!



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:42 PM
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on the plus side, they didn't put the lucky charms guy on their site.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
on the plus side, they didn't put the lucky charms guy on their site.



Thats because he's "magically delicious !!"








(sorry for single post !)


















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posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 01:33 PM
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You need to do a better job..This many opportunities and you still haven't stolen the pot of gold?????

Then again maybe he's got the American Express check card now



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by Dock6
HI again Krazystronguy

Don't know which key I hit to cause that tongue-poking smiley in there amonst Professor Butler's email address. And don't know how to remove it. Needless to say, it shouldn't be there, so please ignore it.


That tongue smiley is produced when you type a colon then a p with no space between them. When you typed "Mail to:" then the letter "P" it generated the smiley, which you won't see on preview. I've had that similar thing happen to me. It's the BB code and you can generate it inadvertently, as you've seen.

Just sayin'.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 01:55 PM
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Here's what I know about leprechauns. They are very much tricksters and their tricks range from benign to down right evil. There are all kinds of legends about if you trick a leprechaun he is supposed to give you wishes or gold.

They are also supposed to be lousy drinkers
. They love to drink, but cannot hold their liquor, as far as I have been told, it helps coming from an Irish family.


I have also heard that if they pester you, leaving them a small cup with wine, beer, or whisky in it will get rid of them.



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by JackofBlades
There's was one sighted in America last year(?). Didn't come to much though, apart for a very poor drawing which sold on ebay for quite a bit, and humorous ideas about what it really was...


The woman who said "Its just a crackhead" still makes me laugh.


Yeah that was quite a funny story, the video can be found here.

www.youtube.com...






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