Case of the Cottingley Fairies
Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:25 PM
Some sixty years later, the aging Elsie and Frances confessed to what had begun as a prank but soon got out of hand as the story was publicized. Paramount Pictures revived the case with the magical release Fairy Tale: A True Story. Unfortunately, the film failed to provide modern audiences with many of the incriminating details that are now known of the Cottingley hoax.
Cottingley Fairies via James Randi
Another Site About Them
This is the most famous fairy related story *I think* its always what comes to mind when I read/hear about them.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:06 PM
But, it's also the same as ghosts... right? There are ghost hoaxes.. a dime a dozen, in terms of photos and video.
Many would say both AmityVille and Summerwind-Carver Effect were both hoaxes.
So as much as I immediately think of the hoax, I guess it's not the end all to the debate.
And certainly wasn't saying your post was a debate..... mmmmmmm or was it!!? *suspenseful prairedog music inserted here*
Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:54 PM
It just really always suprises me that people*even after its been proven a hoax* will go all out to prove little things as truth. The women admitted it to be a hoax, saying these pics and their noterity is what got out of hand and made it a "real" incident. Just more proof that the media can be truly evil.
As with ghosts, I hope things like this dont deter believers
Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:09 PM
Faeries however, I have very, very limited knowledge of and I've spent a great deal of time outdoors in the woods and wilderness without so much as a hint of such creatures.
You would think ,that there would be a ton of evidence if such creatures exist, though some arguments would place them upon a similar plane as ghosts.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:33 PM
I am a yorkshireman and as kids i lived near the ladys and as kids mum would take us to the area of where the girls played, an with a little of imagination as children have we could see these little flighty ladys, but all this was in the childs eye and mind.
My Grandmother used to play with the girls when she was a girl to her they were true, to the girls it was true, to the world it was true, but to keep it all hush hush it was a fairy tale.
Even grown ups love a fairy tale i say let it be.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:40 PM
My people have a tradition similar to the fairies and there has been quite a bit of proof and evidence as Westerners would call it, but we are encouraged not to share that. My father was going to write a children's story about some of that, and was highly discouraged.
It seems the wee folk would be less likely to exist were they caught on tape rather than more so. Much like ghosts . . . they are more difficult than that. The hoaxes, though, do make for wonderful stories!
Eat, drink and be scary. ~Author Unknown
Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:06 AM
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