Hello to all,
Especially to my nephew with answer to his question. You are correct in hearing of this sort of thing from the past as one of the stories I am working on at the moment mentions such a thing. it is from the story of a young girl from Sae Jirra and her dealing with the spirits of our world. You may have read some of my notes at one time or another. I do hope to publish the story I am titling "Land of the Spirits" as well some others some time in the near future. As I have mentioned this before but yet again I will keep all posted on when this will finish. I hope that was help in where you heard it but I am afraid I have no understanding of its origin.
Professor Philander signing out.