Gnomes!! Not really a cryptid, but tangential. Though we rarely talk about them here in North America, gnomes and fairy folk are still sometimes seen in other parts of the world. In Latin America sightings of “duendes” are reported more often and go by many names. Here’s a story from earlier this year where the Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador claims to have obtained photographic proof of an Aluxe:

https://thehill.com/homenews/ap/ap-strange-news/ap-mexican-president-posts-photo-of-what-he-claims-is-an-elf/