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Family Claims Ring Camera Caught a Fairy Flying By Their Home

Is that a trail of stardust?
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In the early years of the twentieth century, in the village of Cottingley, England, a pair of girls set the nation on fire by supposedly taking a series of pictures of themselves playing with fairies in their garden. The pictures were wildly popular in the press, the plates and negatives were examined by experts, and even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, was fascinated by these fairy photographs and what they could mean for humanity.

Eventually, the two girls responsible for the series, he cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, admired that most of the work, which features them alongside tiny, feminine forms in flowing dresses with giant butterfly wings, had faked the pictures using cardboard cutouts. However, during their production and subsequent fame Wright’s father scoured the entire household for any sign of these cutouts. However, they each maintained until their deaths hat they really did play with fairies in the garden, and that the fish and final photograph, which featured the creatures on their own and was far more ethereal than the others, was the real deal.

In a way, it’s possible we’ve been trying to recapture that magic ever since.

Perhaps that’s the reason so many people claim to see fairies in their yard every time they turn on their porch camera. 


I seriously wonder who it is that is looking at all their porch camera records like this, but it must be someone else who hopes to find a fairy in every scrap of footage. Here, a glowing bug (possibly a firefly?) is seen trailing up from the grass.Not as detailed as what the Cottingley pictures achieved, but hey, keep trying! We all want to see a fairy.