A curious report of North America Nature Folks came out of Alaska, May 31, 2008.

The basic story is:

“Nick Andrew Jr.  found a boy all alone in the marsh. The
boy was disoriented, dazed and confused. He recognized the boy and took
him home. The next day, the boy said he was “brought into” Pilcher
Mountain, where he was questioned and saw other “little beings.” He
also said that he had met a girl there that had been abducted 40 years
before. The ircenrraat released him after that and shortly thereafter
Mr. Andrew found him.”

I hope the boy is okay and they find out who abducted him or at least get to the bottom of the mystery of who he thinks abducted him.
If ‘Little People’ abducted him,  I  wonder what the reason would be as to why they did it and then decided to let him go…
I also wonder if maybe they didn’t actually abduct him, but instead found him wandering & lost and took him in until they could find a way to get him back home.  Do you reckon that could be what happened?

I had never heard of the ‘Ircenrraat’ before reading the media-article.
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‘Little people’ e-mail zips through rural Alaska

by Mike Dunham / Around Alaska

An intriguing e-mail hit Bush Alaska in May. In it, a hunter from
Marshall recounted how he found a boy alleged to have been abducted by
the ircenrraat.

Ircenrraat (singular: ircenrraq; say “irr-chin-hhak” with a harsh hh
and you’re getting close) are a recurring theme in traditional
Yup’ik teachings and legends, “little people” who dwell in the tundra,
usually underground. They disorient, discomfort and trap unwary humans.

Read Full Article:
‘Little people’ e-mail zips through rural Alaska

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I emailed the journalist, Mike Dunham about this article 11-1-08 and asked about any updates on it.

Mike Dunham’s reply:
“No further word; Marshall is far from the beaten path and getting word from there is not easy. I have received interesting and similar stories from various readers around the country, some with a veneer of credibility, others less so.”

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The mystery continues.  I hadn’t considered that the remoteness of some areas in Alaska would be an issue with getting information or news out of an area.  The internet has spoiled me in that regard.

I would love to read the stories that he’s received in response to his article.

I found another article on the Alaskan Little People, the spelling is different, but I think it’s the same type of ‘little people’.

Here’s an article by a Conley Stone McAnally living in Alaska 2006. It’s an interesting narrative about the beliefs surrounding ‘little people’ by the citizens in the village where he resides.  Conley believes in leprechauns but doesn’t believe in the ‘little people’ that live around the Arctic Circle.  I find that interesting. lol

Here’s Conely’s description of the ‘little people’:

“Ircinrraqs, (if you are Yup’ik) or Inukun (if you are Inupiaq)
apparently are very tough, resilient, full of mischief and sometimes
mean.”

Conley speaks of the villager’s belief that the ‘little people’ come out in droves on Halloween night to terrorize the village and any citizens who are outside after 8pm. Trick or treating dead stops at 8pm because everyone goes home to avoid encountering the ‘little people’.

Here’s a link to the article:  Little People

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edited in: 10-30-2009: It’s been a year and it’s annoying that no one has done a follow up story on the Boy’s well being or story. ~sigh~

edited in: 8-23-2010: Still haven’t heard a follow-up story.

😦