How to Find a Fairy in Your House

Updated on April 15, 2016
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Kitty has been independently researching and studying the fae for over 15 years. She enjoys sharing what she's learned with her readers.


Be a friend to the fairies.

First and foremost, if you're hoping to find a fairy in your house you must know that you have to be a friend to the fairies in order to see them. They are finicky creatures, and so we must not expect a lot from them and we must be patient in our search for them.

Secondly, you must know that not all fairies are friendly or even like human contact. In fact, some of their kind despise our there are certain types of fairies that you should not try finding or attracting to your home.

Now that the basic fairy rules have been set, let's find out if you have a fairy in your house now!

Are there fairies in my house now?

If you've long been a friend of the fairies, it is definitely possible that you already have a fairy living in your house. There are usually a few tell-tale signs when a fairy is in your house that you won't miss.

Here are some signs that a fairy is either residing or visiting your home:

  • the cat or dog acts strangely, plays with someone/something invisible.
  • lots of food go missing without a logical explanation, particularly sweets (and you can't blame your kids for this occurrence all of the time).
  • strange noises at night: furniture being jumped on, very light footsteps on stairs or in hallways, tapping noises in closets.
  • doors opening and closing (usually quietly unless you've invited something darker into your home).
  • miscellaneous chores in your home get done without anyone's knowledge of doing it (don't we all wish for this type of fairy!).
  • jewelry and sparkly/glittery items go missing and then turn up in odd or obvious places.
  • milk or beer goes bad before expiration dates and with no explanation.
  • seemingly poltergeist-like activity (again this depends on the type of fairy residing/visiting your home).
  • new types of plants and vines begin growing around the outside of your home.


How to find a fairy in your house.

Perhaps you know all of the signs that there is a fairy in your home but you've yet to come across these signs. Don't worry. You might still have a fairy living in your home, he or she just might be a bit too finicky or shy to let you know they are there. The best thing to do is wait until the fairy is ready or willing to come out of hiding. Sometimes they might never be ready, as many of the fairies do not trust human beings as far as they can throw us. This is from many years of our kind not believing in their kind, and years of our ancestors calling them evil. You have to also think about the damage our kind is doing to the Earth, their sacred place...their Heaven, if you will.

Here's the thing. You won't be able to "find" a fairy in your home, because the fairies will only be found if they want to be. Once you've understood why the fairy in your home might be hiding, and you've given him or her some time, you could next try to coax the fairy out of hiding. Leave a sweet sweet treat as an offering to the fairy on one of the highest Pagan holy days (specifically the fairies are most active and more prone to coming out of hiding on May Day, Summer Solstice, and Halloween). Things such as fairy bread (as pictured below), cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and other sweets are usually the fairies' favorite type of food. Beverages such as mead, ale, milk, and sweetcream are the fairies' favorite things to drink (traditionally and from my experience, as well).

If you find yourself leaving offering after offering and there is no stirring, it is possible that you may never find the fairy. Just give him or her some time. It is also possible that he or she is scared of a particular person or being in your home. Wait until your by yourself in your house and try talking to the fairy. Give them a simple hello, let them know you're a friend, and invite them to show themselves when they are ready.

Sweet treats might coax the fairy out of hiding.

Fairy Bread
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No fairies in your house? Learn how to attract them.

Maybe you've tried to coax the fairy out of hiding, and maybe you've been talking and waiting for this fairy to show himself for years. It's most likely at this point that there is no fairy living or visiting your home. This could be for a number of reasons.

First, here are some things that fairies do not like:

  • Loud, clanging windchimes or bells
  • Loud, obnoxious children
  • A ton of Christian/Catholic paraphernalia (crosses, Bibles, etc)
  • Laziness
  • Clergymen
  • Iron horseshoes
  • Bowls of salt
  • Lots of noise and commotion
  • Lots of clutter
  • Stale air

Try to rid your home of these types of things (as best you can), as most fairies will not come around for these particular reasons among others.

Here are some things that the fairies like and are attracted to, that you can ensure is a part of your home:

  • houseplants, trees, and flowers
  • shrines and altars to the old gods
  • wine cellars
  • people with a reverence for nature
  • animals
  • sweet, imaginative children
  • people who believe in them
  • shiny, sparkly things (i.e. jewelry, crystals, etc.)
  • water (in a bowl or in a fountain)

There are more ways to attract the fay into your home and life. You can read more by clicking here.


The Best Kinds of House Fairies

As previously mentioned, just because you're dying to have some fairy activity in your home doesn't mean you need to invite in the next flow of energy that comes your way. This could be rather dangerous. You wouldn't just go up to any stranger on the street and invite them into your home that same day, would you? It's the same way with the fairies, they are just as finicky and vary from being to being as humans do. Perhaps even more-so. They are ancient, spiritual beings, you have to remember. They don't follow the same type of ethics and morals that the human race does (or so we think).

Probably the best type of fairy to invite into your home is the Scottish Brownie. The Brownie is actually known to be a house fairy, as it will occupy a deserving family's home for the entirety of the family's existence if it so chooses. The Brownie originates in Scotland, but has been said to have come to North America with the Scottish immigrants. He is short and stout like a gnome and tends to wear earth colors but it sometimes seen in red. The Brownie is the best type of fairy to have in your home as he enjoys helping with chores around the house when the family is asleep. Usually these are chores that the lady of the house could not get to during her day, and he will continue to help around the house as long as he is appreciated by the lady and her family. In some legends, Brownies are said to be friends with roosters. In fact, it is thought that the rooster's crow in the morning isn't meant to wake us up but is meant to warn the Brownie that daylight is approaching.

Sprites and pixies are other types of fairies that are commonly found around humans; however, they are not always the best type of fairy to have in your home. The reason for this is that they are generally capricious in nature, meaning they enjoy getting into trouble and sometimes playing little tricks on humans. They will be the ones to take your jewelry and hide them in random places, and they will also be the ones to hide your keys on your busiest mornings! It's best to keep the sprites and pixies invited to your garden and yard and not necessarily invited to the inside of your home.

Some fairies to watch out for (these fairies can be deceitful and downright mean): goblins/hobgoblins, trolls, ogres, kelpies, any from the Unseelie Court. These fairies are usually easy to identify, as you will get a sickening feeling in their presence. Be sure not to accidentally invite these buggars into your home.

To read more about fairies, click on any of the links below.

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    Jennifey 6 weeks ago from Indiana

    This is pretty on point, but they don't trust humans because of the way humans treated them, or, I should say 'mistreated'. Faeries and humans walked the Earth, side by side at one point in time. Faeries taught humans about plants and their (health) benefits, etc. But, humans and their egos, ruined a beautiful relationship between the two. That's why there are 'dark' faeries. They aren't necessarily bad, they just are disgusted by human beings and their selfish ways.

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    Tiana Mihajlovic 17 months ago

    I want to attract a fairy to my house, my mother is very spiritual and loves angles does that help with attracting fairies? Also I want to attract a fairy to my room but I don't know what should do to attract it to my room? Please help me

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    Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from the Ether

    meetthegods - Thanks so much. Let me know if you attract a brownie...I'd like to have one in my house again! :)

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    Ralph 3 years ago from Netherlands

    Lovely article, I will sure keep it in mind and try to attract one.

    Until now i've seen 1 once during a 'Procession' (a number of 'people' coming together to worship or celebrate). Now hopefully soon one can come to my house.

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    Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from the Ether

    rdsparrowriter - Thank you so much!

    hidesofpa - Ditto, my friend! :)

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    rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

    I must say that this is creative and interesting information for all who love fairies and the magical worlds :)

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    hidesofpa 3 years ago

    I would love to have fairies in my house, especially the fairy that could help me with kids.

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    funnybunny1055 3 years ago

    i am obsessed with faries this has lead me to the information thank you so much u brighten my life i might finally be able to find a real life FAIRY!!!!

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    It's always a possibility!

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    Janis 4 years ago from California

    I would love to have fairies in my house.

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    OllieTrolley 4 years ago

    Oh, this is so lovely! I wish with all my heart I could see a fairy, Just to dance or play with one would be amazing. Sadly I'm young and my mom frowns upon stuff like this. When I'm older, and move out, I'll definitely work on inviting fairies into my home and garden!

    ... These are going to be the longest 3 years of my life... .-.

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    very good info, kudos.

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    Thanks for reading and for sharing, WhiteMuse. :)

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    WhiteMuse 4 years ago

    I have to read this whole article later. I've seen fairies all the time. I have to stop too much communication. I saw them after Berkeley Psychic. It takes a time. But I know they are there. I am partly Irish and even though I didn't hear about it from them. I have had people ask me about the photos though and I don't think you can really photograph them but that is what they would look like sometimes.

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    MysticMoonlight 4 years ago

    Thanks kitty, I think I'll start leaving the doors to my jewelry box open and see what happens :) Think I have some moss agate, will have to give that a try as well.

    Much appreciation always.

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    MysticMoonlight - From my experience, the shinier and brighter the crystal or stone the better. They also like green stones, such as emeralds and moss agate. I've found that they like looking at my sparkly jewelry more so than the crystals I have on my altars! LOL. Thanks for reading!

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    MysticMoonlight 4 years ago

    Thanks for this information, kitty. I'm working on getting to know the Fairies better so your Fairy knowledge is coming in really handy! Do you happen to know what or which crystals or gemstones, etc. Fairies prefer? I'm curious if you've had any luck with specific stones or crystals, if you do not mind sharing that information with me, of course. Thanks so much, blessings to you.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Silverfish - Awesome! Straight from the mother-land of brownies! Hehe. It sounds for sure like you have one...leave him some treats to let him know you appreciate him. Thanks for sharing!

    cryptid - Could be fairies, could be never know. Thanks for reading, friend!

    scraw - One has to be very trained and in tune with the spiritual world to see fairies with the naked eye. Children are usually more prone to seeing them, and those who are adept to visiting the astral plane and otherworlds. I believe that fairies are able to step between the they are not bound to the astral nor the physical plane...they sort of skip between the two as they please. Hopefully that helps.

    heidithorne - Me too! I've yet to meet my brownie...I get a lot of pixies and such in my yard and sometimes in my house but never the brownie. Thanks for reading!

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    Heidi Thorne 5 years ago from Chicago Area

    I definitely want to invite the fairies that clean house. Maybe my dogs and houseplants will lure 'em in. :) Cute and interesting hub!

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    sean crawford 5 years ago from los angeles

    Hello my fellow hubber. Are these ferries inner Earth beings or are they from the astral plane. Can they be seen with physical eyes? I am aware of certain entities that can be harmful or helpful, but I am not familiar with these types.

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    cryptid 5 years ago from Earth

    My cat does act strangely, but the missing food is usually my fault. You always get me wondering about what might be living in my home, besides the critters I know about! Enjoyed this Hub, as usual.

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    Silver Fish 5 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

    This is lovely Kitty, I think I even have a Scottish Brownie living with me- I do live in Scotland after all. My house is a little cluttered for fairie folk, but I always have some seasonal offerings- my fresh easter tree has started to blossom, flowers and candles.

    I have noticed chores being done whan no family member has claimed to have done them. I may make his welcome more comfortable!!