Thats the word from cryptozoologist Scott Marlowe, who says that the mischief-making men are actually beings that most likely derive from the Homo erectus flores, or Hobbits.
He says, There may be some basis in fact for these creatures because there are stories of miniature people with magical powers all over the world, like the Duende in Central America. And the Homo erectus flores is proven to have existed, so its possible that Leprechauns may come from them.
According to Marlowe, Leprechauns are very hairy creatures, but their fur is not often seen because they wear little suits.
But searching for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow isnt necessary to find a Leprechaun.
Marlowe explains, I think they can definitely be out walking around.
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