Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pukwudgies

Pukwudgies are fairy or troll-like beings in the folklore of several Native American tribes, but especially of the Wampanoag people in and around Massachusetts.

Appearance: Pukwudgies appear as small people, approximately three-feet tall and having a large nose, large, ears, and long fingers. Their skin color is either bluish-grey, or ashen, and according to some sources their skin glows in the dark. Pukwudgies may also be part-porcupine and may possess porcupine quills on their backs. Pukwudgie clothing is made from items taken from nature and may serve as a form of camouflage.

Lore: In the distant past Pukwudgies were friends of humanity. Unfortunately some Pukwudgies are now quite hostile toward humans. Pukwudgies delight in kidnapping children, like their European Fairy counterparts, and use their magic to lure people to their doom, such as to fall into a body of water and drown or to walk off a cliff. They also shoot magical arrows that will sicken and kill a person with time. If that wasn't enough, Pukwudgies trap and control the souls of anyone they kill. Not all Pukwudgies are evil and sometimes beneficial Pukwudgies do good things for people but one should show caution when dealing with them because they are tricksters and delight in making mischief.

Powers: Pukwudgies have the power of invisibility, the power to shape-shift into animals, especially porcupines, as well as balls of light. Pukwudgies have the magical power to confuse people in order to lure them to their deaths. Additionally, Pukwudgies shoot magic arrows that will cause the victim to sicken and die with time. Pukwudgies enslave the souls of their victims. Pukwudgies are also said to have power over fire or to delight in setting fires.

Defense Against Pukwudgies: If one encounters a Pukwudgies the best thing that person can do is to simply ignore it. Because Pukwudgies are extremely similar to European fairies, it is possible that salt, the Lord's Prayer, and Iron may be helpful in repelling them.

Pukwudgie Sightings Today: People continue to report sightings of Pukwudgies to this very day. Be cautious when out and about in the woods and out of the way places near the Great Lakes region or New England.

See Also: Fairies

Freak Encounters - Pukwudgies


Chris Balzano On Pukwudgies


"Fairy" Sighting In Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia is close to Massachusetts, So These "Fairies" Were Probably Pukwudgies.)


Pukwudgies: Myth Or Monsters

Legendary Native American Figures: Pukwudgie

8 comments:

Metal Missionary said...

I know that Pukwudgies are believed to be in the eastern United States, but I'm convinced there is at least one in Utah.

In the small town my grandparents are from, Santaquin, UT, is a restaurant called The Family Tree. It has been said to be haunted for as long as my grandmother can remember. Legends of a Native American curse on the land are local folklore.

There is an entity that brings harm and even death to people and uses their spirits to make itself stronger. It is not human. I've attached a link to Travel Channel's The Dead Files investigation of the restaurant. In the scene the only thing that seems to not be similar to Pukwudgie characteristics is the size she describes it to be.

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/i-saw-a-gremlin-thing

I'm most likely the only person to think a Pukwudgie is in Utah. Call me crazy, but I'm convinced.

Anonymous said...

Pukwudgie is actually a spirit or ghost of a Grey or Grey's (aliens)
this is how they appear magical. However they can't actually trap a soul unless they can control it with fear. (Another reason they hate Christians)

DocConjure said...

@ Anonymous at 7:04 PM,

NO.

Anonymous said...

Skinwalkers shape shifters

Anonymous said...

There are other Native American Fairy like entities in United States besides Pukwudgies. Some are travellers from Europe but there are still others that are very native to these lands.

Ralph Hutchinson said...

I have recently began the process of publishing a book dealing namely with my observations and close study of Puckwudgie creatures in New Hampshire. These creatures are living breathing animals and not ghostly spirits. I have been lucky to have had numerous encounters with Puckwudgie having made detailed observations. I was raised in New Hampshire where I still reside. Hopefully by early next year spring of 2014 my book will be available for interested readers titled "Puckwudgie (Legend of Sunset Hill)" By Ralph S Hutchinson
This story I have imparted is a true review of facts about my personal encounters with the creatures. I perhaps may be the only person in the world to have physically examined a living Puckwudgie, the details shall be contained in my book. They are the most fascinating creatures on the planet, nothing compares to the Puckwudgie due to very unusual anatomy, high intelligence and danger to humans.
If anyone is looking for a great story and willing to feature a new author please contact Dorrance Publishing Company Inc.

Ralph S Hutchinson
Field Research Scientist, Author

Ralph Hutchinson said...

Recently viewed Concord New Hampshire supposed Puckwudgie three toe prints in mud, sorry boys you are sadly mistaken as your prints are clearly that of a moose. A real Puckwudgie track will be difficult to find and will look somewhat bigger than a turkey track if a large male. Young Puckwudgie tracks will appear like most larger bird tracks. They are so smart they seldom make mistakes in the woods where detection by humans could occur. They are smarter than a human because they instinctively know about the thinking process of all of their prey animals. Puckwudgie by natures design imitate thus the shape shifter tries to look like birds when young, as they get a little older the prey becomes bigger so they imitate bigger prey such as coyote, fox, groundhogs, racoons, beavers and small deer. When the Puckwudgie becomes an adult the prey becomes bigger still preying adult deer, moose, wolves, black bears, forest dwelling humanoids such as little foot, big foot, Mothman are all potential prey. The Puckwudgie are omnivores eating berry's, fruits and vegetables. They will raid garbage cans as was once reported in Franklin NH. They are expert throwers and will throw rocks and sticks. I have seen them throw apples at me from a long distance. As example of their high intelligence they can make weapons mostly wooden darts which they blow from their mouth. If you check the tracks in the picture closely you will see the tell tale signs of the moose track and not that of a Puckwudgie!

Ralph Hutchinson said...

Visit face book Puckwudgie Legend of Sunset Hill if you would like to be a part of a real science expedition into the New Hampshire Forests with my reality event documented "Hunt For The Puckwudgie"

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