The Crichton Leprechaun (known alternatively as the Mobile Leprechaun) is a leprechaun purported to have been sighted in March 2006 by the residents of the Crichton neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama. The Crichton Leprechaun rose to international prominence after a news story on the creature was aired by the local NBC affiliate, WPMI-TV, filed by reporter Brian Johnson, and shot by photographer Kevin Sibley. The news story soon spread to internet video sites such as YouTube and Google Videos.
In popular culture
The news story on the sighting was parodied in the South Park episode "The Coon".
The story was also autotuned by the YouTube channel Schmoyoho, also known as the Gregory Brothers. 
- ^ Brouwer, Julian (2007-04-01). "Leprechaun Spotted in USA". Sunday Mirror.
- ^ Heffernan, Virginia (2006-04-05). "Comic shorts, home on the Web; The young stars of a new medium". International Herald Tribune. "Finally, a funny video that deserves more views on YouTube is Leprechaun in Mobile, a local Alabama news segment that seems too hilarious to be real."
- ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DAkW4VwfA, Schmoyoho's autotuned music video "I Want The Gold" based on the news story on the Crichton Leprechaun.