Mysterious Universe has an interesting article:
‘Bizarre Real Encounters with Fairy Tale Creatures’
It has many stories of encounters:
America gnomes, elves & leprechauns,
Argentina duendes & gnomes,
South Africa elves,
Also the article doesn’t disappoint on the imagery, it has some fun & some unsettling artwork of places and beings.
*note from me
I would like to put an added thought here. In my opinion, the encounters that went on for an extended length of time to several different folks should have been investigated and could have possibly been resolved.