For those of you who are not familiar with the Crichton Leprechaun of Mobile, AL, I thought I’d take a few minutes and give you a St. Patty’s Day laugh.
When the story first hit in 2006, it became a web phenomenon even bringing Daniel Tosh to Mobile to investigate the sighting for Tosh.O.
Though it’s been nine years since the sighting, no pot of gold has been found, and the leprechaun has not returned. At least not as far as I know.
We here in Mobile have enjoyed the story, especially the amateur sketch of said leprechaun and the theories which emerged as people came down to the tree to try and catch a glimpse of the little guy.
I’ve seen t-shirts for sell sporting the amateur sketch leaving me to believe there might have been a little gold up in that there tree.
So grab your green beer, your Irish coffee or your celebratory drink of choice and enjoy this very funny St. Patty’s Day happening. And if you have a two-thousand year old leprechaun flute and a nearby tree, maybe you too will get a visit from our local legend.
Just one more reason I LOVE MOBILE!