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Hidden Camera Will Catch Leprechaun

Location of Leprechaun Cam in Ireland

Location of Leprechaun Cam in Ireland

Thursday, March 11, 2010 17:19 GMT

BELFAST, Ireland (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If a real leprechaun is ever spotted, it’ll be caught by a hidden camera in Belfast, Ireland.

For more than 10 years, leprechaun researcher John Murphy has been running a webcam on irelandseye.com that’s set up in a remote farmland known as the “fairy ring.”

The area is said to be enchanted, the perfect place for a leprechaun to live.

Though the camera has yet to catch a clear image of a little man in green, Murphy is sure it will someday.

He thinks the leprechaun will be a two-foot-tall man wearing rustic clothes, though he isn’t sure about the top hat.

Murphy says alleged webcam sightings spike around St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17) – probably because the booze is flowing.

He’s seen more interest in leprechauns since the recession and figures everyone is after that elusive pot of gold. He calls dibs on it, though.