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#106 Simmy

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 07:11 PM

Here is that very first pic that everyone talks about.. a small story accompanying it. This one claims the pic was real. Firstly Heres the link to where i got it (fairy gardens)

The First Photographic Evidence?
In the summer of 1917, two young girls - Elsie Wright and her cousin, Frances Griffiths - claimed to have spotted and photographed a group of fairies by Cottingley beck, a small brook in rural England. The photos, one shown to the right, captured the nations imagination. It baffled the experts and seemed to be absolute proof in the existence of little people. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was convinced.

It wasn't until decades later that Elsie admitted that the photos had been faked - with images cut out of magazines. Her cousin, Frances, also admitted to faking some of the images, but contended until her death in 1986 that one of the photographs was indeed genuine. It appears that, in the end, the matter is not so cut and dry as the skeptics would like you to believe!

The incident continues to inspire modern folklore and story telling. LADY COTTINGLEY'S PRESSED FAIRY BOOK, a whimsical book by Terry Jones and illustrated by Brian Froud, acknowledges the significance this event still has on our collective imagination.

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 07:13 PM

For all interested, apparently this site is UP FOR SALE

http://www.fairygardens.com/index.htm

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:35 PM

Neat photos that you found Simmy! I'll take a closer look at them tomorrow (I'm so beat tonight I can't make anything objective about anything).

However, the first one with the accompanying story....my husband is very familar with Tory Hill, his grandfather lived out that way, his dad grew up there (and got into a LOT of trouble), my husband spent a chunk of his childhood up there. I know there are mines and the like up that way, but not heard about fairies in that area. Frankly, the stories I hear have to do with motorcycles and other 'adult' fare....lol. But next time I talk to my father in law, I'll pick his brain for any local stories.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:30 AM

Yeah they are arent they vampie! I love fairy pics, bring on more more more proof i say!!

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:56 AM

I believe they is a fairy realm somewhere and that one day in the future someone will find proof that fairies and the fairy realm really does exist.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 03:26 PM

:lol: I hope that I am not still persona non grata on this board.

I happen to have an original on the Cottingley Fairy book with, of course, the original illustrations. The one sister always claimed that both she and her cousin had played, or at least interacted with fairies in the local woods.

There are one or two photos that never made the book though. These are the ones that are the most likely to be genuinely of paranormal interest. I have a copy of one, does anyone have copies of the unpublished set?
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
This much let me avow---
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream:
Yet if hope has flown away In a night,
Or in a day, In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 03:54 PM

i do. i don't know exactly why i do. but i do. :lol:

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:13 PM

In Scotland faeries were divided into the Seelie Court and Unseelie Court depending on whether or no they were kind. The Seelie Court is where all good faeries such as brownies are while redcaps belong to the Unseelie Court. Seelie is an old Saxon for "blessed" which is what they tend to do.

Kind faeries travel, spreading good and help where ever they go while the Unseelie hurt, frighten and sometimes even destroy mortals. Though it is not safe to offend those of the Seelie Court, the punishment from members of the Unseelie is much, much worse, and you dont even have to try to offend the Unseelie.


Unseelie-

Bogies
Brag
Duergar
Dunters
Goblins
Nuckelavee
Redcaps
Hags like Black Aliss
Jenny Greenteeth
amoung others

Seelie-

Blue Cap
Boggart
Brownie
Hobgoblin
Etc.

Courts

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:54 AM

I LOVE the Fairy Encyclopedia site you have given miriavas, bookmarked it and will have to give it a looking over later. In browsing it I did happen to come across Robin Goodfellow and can remember my grandfather telling stories about him, also spotted the Bean Tighe Fairies, that had to be my favorite legend as a child and as an adult, who wouldnt want to believe in lil fairies that come at night and do all your household chores!
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:41 PM

I Love Fairies, and yes I believe

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:35 PM

Do I believe?
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 10:33 AM

Do I believe?
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This is not a hostile question, but why do you believe?
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
This much let me avow---
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream:
Yet if hope has flown away In a night,
Or in a day, In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:28 PM

I thought the majority of fairies like Boogarts, Phooka's red caps, brownies etc. were solitary fey, attached more to the land than a court...
The court fairies are the gentry and the rest are the common everyday fairies.
While the everyday fairies are pretty dangerous (though usually just pesky) the court fairies are more powerfull, more sophisticated. It's said the courts ride out in a big parade on certain days- Samhain for one- and if you meet their parade you'll be forced to join it for all time. On other days if you come across a fairy hunt you could be forced to serve the King or Queen present (usually Queen) until you are either rescued or you die, or else you become the hunted.
It's generally wise to avoid the fairy courts, and only in a few tales do we hear of favours being given from a court rather than misfortune (Thomas the Rhymer being perhaps the most famous benefactor of a Fairie Queen).

The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 03:58 PM

I ride my bike on paths in the woods and take random pics. After looking at your photos, I decided to go through some of mine and found this. I loaded it to putfile since I couldn't figure out how to post it. There is the sun coming through the trees but at the base of the tree in the center left, there is something shining on its own. Could it be a faerie?
http://putfile.com/p...00831.jpg&s=x11
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 04:17 PM

Interesting picture, but could it be reflection?
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