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Boy Abducted by Ircenrraat
An email doing the rounds in Alaska tells of a boy who was abducted by "ircenrraat" -- which (from what I can gather) are the Alaskan equivalent of leprechauns. The email is written by Nick Andrew Jr., who says that he found the boy standing in the middle of a field. From Anchorage Daily News:

The boy said he was "brought into" Pilcher Mountain, a site often associated with ircenrraat encounters. There, he was questioned and saw other "little beings."
"He said he made contact with a little girl abducted over 40 years ago," Andrew said. "She told him who she was and she wanted help."
After that the ircenrraat decided to release the boy. "And that's when he came to, I guess, a few minutes before I found him."
Andrew maintained calm perspective about the experience. "Is this kid telling the truth?" he said, leaving the answer open-ended.

Being a skeptic, I'd say that someone is either inventing a tall tale or is letting their imagination run wild. But the real reason I posted this story is that it reminded me of my late great uncle who (so I've been told) once designed a camera that could photograph "the little people that live on plants." I never saw this camera nor any of the pictures taken with it. But I wish I had. (via The Anomalist)
Categories: Email Hoaxes, Paranormal
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 03, 2008
Comments (4)
I'd like to thank all the Little People out there...
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  01:07 AM
people ck out the actual article-no fields here were not in Kansas anymore. It is a trip-true? not a clue but I will say since I have been here 1975 or so people from up north have always truly believed in it or them true fact
Posted by breeze  in  alaska  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  10:57 AM
It may not seem likely in "the lower forty-eight" (as Alaskans say), but in Alaska this sort of thing happens all the time.
At least, Alaskan newspapers going back to the Gold Rush have reported these things pretty frequently, and if you can't trust what you read in the paper, what can you trust?
Posted by Big Gary  in  San Juan, Texas  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  12:18 PM
I am from a little village in Alaska and we have them there they are all over in the Delta, if you were to go to many of the villages and towns in Alaska they will tell you stories of them they are almost like the natives there they have their language they talk and dress from that region of Alaska. On the coast in the Delta I speak Yupik people in the East have their own language so their ircenrrat's would speak that language. We have found carvings in the rocks and under ground that people live or have lived their. In my area we took over their land and they had to move we have seen the way they lived they used the land just like us.
Posted by A Kaganak  in  Alaska  on  Tue Apr 19, 2011  at  08:15 PM
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