In this well-traveled urban legend, a parent returns home from a shopping trip to find her mentally-challenged son in a very excited state. Upon investigation, she finds that the "troll" is a very short census taker who just happened to knock on the wrong door at the wrong time. The story starting circulating online around a decade ago. Here is one variation of the tale that appeared in an online message board early on. One of the hallmarks of an urban legend is variability. The specifics of the story change depending on who's telling it, where, and when.
A developmentally disabled adult captured a delivery person, Jehovah's Witness, or salesman after mistaking him for a troll. The woman ignored the nonsensical call until she got off work, when she checked her phone and found that she had several missed calls from her brother. She called him back, and he repeated the story. When she went by his house to check on him, she discovered he had a midget locked in his closet! The man was understanding, telling the apologetic woman that he knew her brother meant him no harm, and simply waited for someone to come let him out. Our friends wanted to take some other friends out for dinner.
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Leprechauns are creatures from Oireland , who are often portrayed completely unlike the Irish legends on them. Irish myth agrees on these basic points: They're the size of children and wear green coats. Leprechauns can become invisible, but if you happen to see one, catch him quick and make him tell you where his pot of gold is hidden they all have one If you take your eye off him for even a moment, he'll vanish again and you'll never find him. They may also use trickery or act as Jackass Genie to weasel out of giving it to you.
They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If captured by a human, they often grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom. Alternative spellings in English have included lubrican , leprehaun , and lepreehawn.