A local legend tells of Goblins that would sneek in the Village at night to steal from the Villagers and kill pets that would come in their way. The legends also says that they would sometime snatch children from their bed at night and replace them with goblin offsprings. In order to get their child back,the familly would have to leave a ransom in gold in the craddle with the goblin offspring. The goblins would then come back to switch the goblin and the human babies again, taking the ransom with them. Nobody would ever see the goblins.
The Goblins would be lead by a monster called the Bugbear.
Old people say that Fraggle Fred is a goblin offspring who was placed in a familly to poor to pay the ransom.
Baby snatching stopped years ago, around the same time the last gold piece was seen in the Village. But that’s another story…