12 Reasons To Believe Leprechauns Exist

The evidence is basically irrefutable. Check out DoubleDown Casino’s resident leprechaun.

1. Leprechauns have been a part of history for hundreds of years.

 

On the left, an early leprechaun etching. On the right, a modern rendering. They look identical. Coincidence? Unlikely.

2. Dozens of leprechaun sightings have been reported over the years.

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Most recently, a leprechaun was spotted in Mobile, Alabama.

3. Dublin, Ireland is home to a Leprechaun Museum.

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And you know what they put in museums? Scientific facts, that’s what.

4. People have even begun to hunt the magical creatures for sport.

On the prowl for ‘chauns.

5. Many ingenious leprechaun traps have been built…

…and the sneaky creatures have left very telling signs around the traps.

But a ‘chaun has not been caged… yet.

6. The police, the news media, and other governing bodies report on their existence.

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If it’s reported in the news, it must be true.

7. Leprechauns also have their own holiday – St. Patrick’s Day.

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Just like George Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr., who were totally real people.

8. Some believe the popular website Reddit is actually operated by leprechauns.

They give gold for top comments you say? In-ter-rest-ting…

9. The city of Portland, Oregon created a real-life leprechaun sanctuary.

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It’s very small, just like the leprechauns that live there.

10. A leprechaun named Lucky has been employed as a mascot for a popular children’s cereal since 1963.

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How can you employ something that doesn’t exist?

11. Leprechauns are even listed as a protected species by European law.

Check out the official signage at Carlingford Mountain. Seems legit.

12. And legend has it, leprechauns only appear to those lucky enough to catch a glimpse.

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You never know when or where one will pop up…

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