I’ve read several stories that had references to little people. I’ve heard from† those who claim to have seen them when they were children or have relatives that had direct dealings with them. Here is one from a place that all of the residence still hold to certain beliefs. One of which is Deer woman, and little people.
When I lived in “Kenwood” Oklahoma for a short time the Cherokees, (this was an all Cherokee town, but not a reservation. Located in north eastern Oklahoma), believed in little people they called junstees (sp?, That’s how it sounded when they said the word). The closest definition on the net I found is located below; Many people there had junstee stories.
(Inserted by CareTaker) “The Little People of the Cherokee are a race of Spirits who live in rock caves on the mountain side. They are little fellows and ladies reaching almost to your knees. They are well shaped and handsome, and their hair so long it almost touches the ground. They are very helpful, kind-hearted, and great wonder workers. They love music and spend most of their time drumming, singing, and dancing. They have a very gentle nature, but do not like to be disturbed…” ~ http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore132.html
One that was recent (then) happened to someone I knew. During the summer He would take his bed out under the carport where it was cool at night and he got a good breeze. He said he never really believed in junstees (little people). One night just after laying down he heard and felt a “Ting ting ting” like someone banging something on the side of his bed frame. He had a metal bed frame. He sat up putting his feet over the side of the bed. Immediately he heard a “ting ting ting” like someone rapping on the back of the house. They had a brick home.
He walked around back, which by the way was only right around the corner maybe ten feet from where he sat on his bed. He told me all of this starting under the carport and walking me through just what he did that night. As soon as he went around the corner of the house he heard a “ting ting ting” on the shed that was at the back of their yard right on the edge of the forest that went on for God only knows how far since it is in a wooded part of Oklahoma.
He walked out to the shed, (which was approx. 100 feet from the back of the house. At least. Too far for a human to have ran after hitting the house in the short time it took to step around the corner of the house). As soon as he reached the shed he heard the same “ting ting ting” deep in the woods. He Said he almost went out in the woods searching for the source of the noise, then remembered what his grandmother told him of the junstees and how they lured people into the woods.
He went back to the carport and took his bed back into the house. I looked out into the forest as it was growing dark while he told me this story. It was eerie. I didn’t want to venture out there alone after that. At least not in their neck of the woods. There be junstees.
Written by Tony L., Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com