“Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door.I wanna go out, don’t know if I can ‘cuz I’m so afraid of the tommyknocker man.” – Steven King. Have you ever read The Tommyknockers? Maybe seen the made for TV movie? Well, did you know it was inspired by actual lore? Let us introduce you to the mining creatures known as Tommyknockers. A strange creature that, depending on where you are from, can be friend or foe. Some say they let miners known when a mine is collapsing, or some say they cause it. Some say they lure people in deep in the mines for folk to never be seen again. Or…they just steal your lunch.