The Crichton Leprechaun (known alternatively as the Mobile Leprechaun or Alabama 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 fame after a news story on the creature was aired by the local NBC affiliate, WPMI-TV. The news story soon spread to internet video sites such as YouTube and Google Videos. The video was posted on March 17, 2006, and as of October 4, 2013 was clocked at 23,115,955 views.
^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."