Leprechauns, Menehunes, and Tommyknockers. – Chuck Zukowski UFO/Paranormal Investigations : Chuck Zukowski UFO/Paranormal Investigations – #ufo #unusual
Leprechauns, Menehunes, and Tommyknockers, what do all of them have in frequent?
The Leprechaun derives from Irish folklore and are recognized all through the world. Even immediately in Eire there are Leprechaun sightings, and a few don’t imagine it to be a fable.
The Leprechaun is a part of Faerie folks, also called “wee folks” or the “little folks”. The “Tuatha De’ Danann” folks, decedents of the Neimheadh folks, about 2 toes tall, had been led by King Nuada. With a fleet of 300 or extra ships, they settled in Eire lengthy earlier than the arrival of the Celts. The Tuatha De’ Danann folks migrated from the other-world and are thought of quick-witted, very smart, and might stay for lots of of years. Some historians imagine the Leprechaun’s to be the true natives of Eire.
Leprechauns stay in underground caves within the rural countryside, with entrances typically hidden as rabbit holes. With the love for music and dance and professional musicians, they’re thought of to be Eire’s primary partiers.
In 1989 Carlingford resident and pub proprietor, P.J. O’Hare was working in his backyard at dwelling when he heard a excessive pitched scream coming from close by Slieve Foy Mountain. After investigating the placement of the scream, he came across a well-known cavern to him on the aspect of the mountain. When he entered the cavern he discovered a small part of burned earth that contained tiny charred human bones surrounded by a inexperienced go well with and hat. Contained in the pockets of the inexperienced go well with had been 4 gold cash.
Shocked and amazed, he ran down the mountain to his pub telling the story of the discover. A neighborhood novice historian and researcher, Kevin Woods, heard his story and adopted him again to the cavern. Mr. Woods was startled when he additionally noticed the charred bones and go well with. Guessing it was a Leprehan and never figuring out why one died in such a way, scared and confused, they gathered the objects and took them again to O’Hare’s pub for show.
In fact the Carlingford residents had been divided over what the 2 males had discovered and a few stated it was nothing greater than a hoax they created. But, again in 1989 the very first Leprechaun hunt was organized. After months of looking out, the Leprechaun hunters didn’t discover any proof of the existence of the wee folks.
Since then through the years, some folks have reported to have heard excessive pitched singing coming from the peaks of Slieve Foy mountain the place it’s believed among the Leprechauns nonetheless stay.
In 2002 researcher Kevin Woods made one other discovery close to a stone wall on a pathway exterior of Carlingford, the place he discovered a small bag of gold cash. Native skeptics had been fast to say Kevin planted the cash there searching for publicity but additionally puzzled how he acquired strong gold cash of early medieval origin.
Kevin Woods turned often known as “The Leprechaun Whisperer” of Eire and claims he can talk with the remaining 200 plus Leprechauns in that area via an entity known as, “Carraig” who’s a Leprechaun elder.
Due to the potential for the existence of the remaining Leprechauns on this space, in 2009, Leprechauns turned protected underneath the, European Habitats Directive. Indicators like this one could be seen close to Carlingford and yearly on the second Sunday in Could, there exists the, Carlingford Nationwide Leprechaun Hunt.
Because the Leprechauns are protected on this space, when you ever come throughout one, bear in mind, you possibly can look, however don’t contact! And when you ever go to Dublin, don’t neglect to cease by the Nationwide Leprechaun Museum on Jervis Road. I’ll be going there later this yr. Can’t wait!
Hawaiian folklore talks a couple of very small uncommon mischievous sort of people that had been about 2 toes tall often known as, Menehune. Legend says centuries in the past, the Menehune lived on the islands within the valleys and forests lengthy earlier than the primary settlers arrived from Polynesia.
The legend of the Menehune is as outdated as the start of time when the Polynesians began occupying the islands about 1500 years in the past. Again then, the Polynesians had been sea vacationers, (aka Moana) first arrived to the Hawaiian islands and located finely engineered dams, roads, fish-ponds, canoes and homes all via the totally different islands. These superior constructions mystified the ocean vacationers they usually realized the islands they found had already been occupied by another person. When these constructions, the Polynesians realized, not solely had been the individuals who constructed these constructions grasp craftsmen, however the constructions themselves appeared to accommodate a a lot smaller group of individuals, too small in measurement for the common Polynesian traveler at the moment.
In line with the Polynesian tales, these little folks, the Menehune, would disguise within the shadows and watch the brand new occupants. Occasionally, the Menehune helped the brand new comers survive by constructing roads, canoes and homes. Legend goes, there was specialised teams throughout the Menehune those that had been masters of a selected craft, if a construction related to that specific craft wanted to be constructed, these craftsman would set out at nightfall and construct that construction inside one night time. If for some cause the Menehune constructing the construction had been found by any human, they might simply abandon the mission.
Sure constructions believed to have been constructed by the Menehune, nonetheless exist immediately. Kikiaola, also called the Menehune Ditch, is a construction that funnels water from the Waimea River on Kauai for irrigation.
One other construction is the Alekoko Fishpond on Kauai. This fish pond is used for harvesting meals, archeologists estimate it to be round 1,000 years outdated. The craftsmanship of the fish pond is way extra superior than the Polynesians constructions of that point interval.
When the Tahitian invasion occurred round 1100 AD, the sooner Polynesian folks settled on different islands, and the Menehune folks, fled to the mountains.
Immediately Menehune sightings nonetheless happen all through the islands. When my spouse and I had been on the large island of Hawaii in 2021, I heard a couple of Menehune sighting from an area who lives in Hilo. He instructed me the place the final space of the sighting was.
The Knocker, Knacker, or Tommyknocker is a legendary subterranean elf-like particular person whose historical past has been handed down from Cornish and Devon folklore far again because the eleventh and twelfth century. The “Knocker” stands round 2 toes tall with a head a bit of bigger proportionally to their physique when in comparison with a mean particular person’s head measurement to their physique. The Knocker is normally depicted as a wrinkled pores and skin man with lengthy grey hair and beard, sporting commonplace miner’s attire, however some tales communicate of youthful wanting ones with several types of attire. The Knocker may be very mischievous like a Leprechaun, and can typically steal the miner’s meals, instruments, and even blow out the miner’s candles. However the one factor the miners at all times preferred concerning the Tommyknockers was, if there was an opportunity of a looming mine collapse, the miners would begin listening to knocks, and that was their cue to evacuate the mine. Over time the miners enormously revered the Tommyknockers.
The Cornish miners out of Cornwall, England, which metropolis pre-dates Roman instances, started mining within the early Bronze Age, about 2150 BC. Across the 18th Century, Cornwall was the mining middle of the world, well-known for its many various base metallic productions. The Cornish miners believed the Titties would assist them discover veins of ore like, Tin, Copper, and Zinc, by typically leaving a path of stolen meals or instruments to the vein. If a vein was discovered, then miners would begin throwing the final chunk of their deserts into the depths of the mine for the Titties, as a type of gratitude.
The Titties turned so vital to the miners, that some miners would refuse to enter the mine until the mining firm assured there have been Titties on obligation to guard them. The follow of claiming, “Tommyknockers had been on obligation”, turned an everyday saying amongst mine homeowners.
The Tommyknocker legend migrated to the U.S. across the early 1800’s, when their tales had been introduced over by Welsh and Cornish immigrants. Mining firms would immediately rent the Cornish immigrants attributable to their world famend experience in mining however would first must persuade them, Tommyknockers had been current. When a mine would shut and the mining firm would hand out last paychecks to the miners and a few sort of discover of completion, the identical sort of discover could be left within the mine for the Tommyknockers, so that they knew the mine was closing.
Immediately the legend nonetheless lives on not solely right here within the US, however in mines all around the world. In 2011, I really picked up a faint Tommyknocker “knock” whereas capturing a teaser-reel pilot for a TV present on the Phoenix Gold mine, in Idaho Springs, Colorado. I additionally picked up a transparent EVP (digital voice phenomenon) probably from somebody who had died attributable to a collapse in a bit of that mine. The proof I acquired landed me an look on Ghost Adventures. I used to be the one who initially launched Tommyknockers to the Ghost Adventures staff.
Leprechauns, Menehune’s, and Tommy Titties, what do all of them have in frequent?
1. Dimension. All three common about 2 toes tall.
2. Places. All three come out of mountains, caves or mines.
3. Tradition. All three have been imbedded inside our social tradition for hundreds of years.
4. Sightings: There are nonetheless sighting experiences.
So what do we’ve? The identical sort of paranormal-type humanoid who has been seen for hundreds of years in several elements of the world. Did all of them migrate from one place on this planet similar to the people did? And what’s their precise function?
1. To work with people?
2. To only co-exist with people?
3. Or have they got their very own agenda, and typically we get in the best way?
Additionally, all three similar-type beings have had destructive run-ins with people.
Leprechaun tales communicate of 1 evil Leprechaun who wreaked havoc all alongside the nation aspect along with his sizzling mood and spiteful trickery. Some say Leprechauns are even decedents from evil spirits, others say when you fail to please one, they might simply kill you.
Menehune folklore communicate of the Alakoko Fishpond incident by which it says the little folks constructed the rock across the fishpond for a royal prince and princess. They made just one demand, nobody may watch them working. Nicely, the prince and princess grew curious, hid close by and watched them. The following day neither may very well be situated, and their our bodies had been by no means discovered. Legend says the Menehune turned the royal pair into two stone pillars that you would be able to nonetheless see on the mountain immediately, overlooking the pond.
Some Tommyknockers tales point out that after they had been unhealthy, they had been actually unhealthy. They’d result in distress, harm, and even loss of life to those that made enjoyable of them or doubted their existence.
It seems all three sorts of these very small folks (Beings?) might not be so unhealthy until you cross them. There’s even a Native American Cherokee legend of little folks. Their story states the little folks had been about knee-high, and good-looking with lengthy darkish hair. Although the Little Individuals would do good deeds for the Cherokee folks once in a while, when you occur to cross one or look destructive upon one, it might lead to a untimely loss of life.
One other Native American tribe, the Mohegan folks, speaks of the, “Makiawisug” or, “the little folks”. Similar to the Cherokee Little Individuals tales, the Makiawisugs had been additionally about knee-high and would additionally assist the Mohegan folks, however would even be very harmful when you crossed them.
There are numerous Native American tales of Little Individuals seen all all through North America. The Little Individuals lived within the woods, or the hills, or in mountains and in addition close to massive our bodies of water just like the, Nice Lakes.
The North American Native People communicate of the Little Individuals as, Protectors of the Earth. It seems all three, Leprechauns, Menehunes, and Tommyknockers, fall into that class. Are all of them the identical species?
All through many centuries there have been encounters with several types of unusual little folks. Some say they’re magical, and a few say they’re legendary, however no matter what folks say, there nonetheless seems to be sightings immediately.
So bear in mind, when you occur to see a wee little particular person, anyplace on this planet, be very good to them, be very respectful and, attempt to not piss them off, otherwise you simply might find yourself lacking!
Word: On a mean, 1600 folks go lacking with out a hint yearly in Nationwide Parks throughout the USA.
My weblog video concerning the 2011 Teaser reel for a TV pilot:
Weblog information hyperlinks:
Leprechaun information hyperlinks:
. Nationwide Leprechaun Museum in Dublin, Eire.
. Your Irish Tradition
. The Irish Submit
. P.J. O’Hare Pub in Carlingfor, Eire.
Menehune information hyperlinks:
Tommyknocker information hyperlinks:
. wikipedia Knocker
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