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Does anyone believe in fairies?

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posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 01:17 AM
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OK I know it sounds wierd. Fairies right? but I was reading this book one time that said that fairies are real and most people who encounter "ghosts" are really having expieriances with fairies. It was all pretty far fetched but I want to know if anyone belives in them.




posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 12:19 AM
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Hi kklover, as a matter of fact I do. So does my ex-wife. Information about the Fey is one of my chief obsessions, but there is very little of it available. At least with the exception of old wives tales and myths from the UK. Most of what I find on the net and in books is just stories about Trooper Fairies, Brownies, Pooka and the like. I believe that there are real fairies out there not just because I believe that all myths are usually based in some fact, but because this is one phenomanon I have had experiance with. Most people who have reported having a paranormal experiance of some kind usually describe an encounter with ghosts, UFO's, Alien abduction, Bigfoot, Nessie, etc. But there have been very, few especially in this day and age, who report seeing fairies. There are some Ufologists who theorize that aliens and fey are one and the same, and that it is only our culture that defines how we see them. They say that our brains can't explain what our eyes are seeing and that the mind tries to explain what we are seeing by basing it on something it closeset resembles that we can understand. I myself have never seen a fairie, but I have had some puzzling experiances when I was a kid and teenager which leads me to believe that they are real. When I talk about the Fey I don't just mean Fairies, but also elves, leprechauns, imps, tricksters, and the like. Btw, I saw the ridiculus Mobile Alabama video about the Leprechuan, and that I very skeptical about. I don't take that seriously.



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 01:17 AM
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My own theories are so complex I should probably put them in a blog.

I believe people have experienced paranormal phenomena throughout history, and built up a body of legends regarding them.

And you are on to the truth, with the idea that modern, tech-savy people will interpret any pale diminutive hominid as an "alien." And if he waves a metal wand at them, it must have been a "mind-control device," because afterwards they lost their volition.

And the stories of alien abduction are hardly materially different from the ancient tales of the folk: They abducted people, especially women, because their own women were barren, and they sought to intermingle with humans for their own survival. Precisely the claims made about Area 51 and Dulce. Same with the claims of the unseelie court drinking human blood.

Interestingly, there is an old motif that, if you're being abducted, you can "ransom" yourself with a small, personal object, that has no real value to you; they must take it, and are usually quite greatful for it. You hear about mothers rescuing their babies from them with a coin or a piece of bread or a pitcher of milk. John Keel wrote in the mothman prophecies about a "man in black" who was mollified by a give-away type ballpoint pen.

Is there a supernatural creature that people are interacting with? And if so, what has happened to them that they have decreased in contact frequency?

First, I'll say that I believe that certain inputs into your brain are hallucinogenic, in that they cause hallucinations. Stimuli can be chemical; but they could also be magnetic, subsonic, or lighting effects, light a strobe light causing siezures in an epileptic.

I believe I have witnessed a "UFO" with a group of people, and that we were all being affected by a "hallucinogenic field." People who were driving past us in their cars were unaffected; but those of us who got out of our cars and crossed the road to look down into the valley immediately saw something---but we didn't agree afterward on what it was.

Now, I also believe that a non-physical creature could use an environment like that to take advantage of humans. If there are certain times or places where humans are more open to contact from the non-physical realms, then such entities would seek out those places, and use them to communicate, or even to feed.

I believe in "Psychitecture," that a building or space can have a psychic effect on people. Certain rooms make people uncomfortable; certain arrangements of furniture, or lighting. Some places have a negative "feel" that sensitive people can agree on.

Now, in ancient times, our ancestors learnt that certain natural locations could have the same effect. If you've ever studied altered states of consciousness, you now that the "gonzfeld effect" of sensory deprivation uses "white noise" to induce a trance. And what is the natural source of white noise? A waterfall. Known world-wide as a magical place where two worlds meet. And this same sound of falling water can induce a trance-state in large segments of the population.

So, if you were a disembodied entity that wanted to contact the living, wouldn't a waterfall be a good place where you'd eventually catch someone alone, in a state of heightened receptivity?

I can speculate on a similar set of circumstances involving marsh gases and corpse-lights, or mountainous craigs and troll-spirits.

Now, add on a layer of human expectations. Where generations of folktales have built up a whole mythos, where people have sought out contact with the supernatural for aeons. Like an old house that is said to be haunted, some locales will naturally be the site of bizarre events, simply because they are expected there.

Say, a ruined castle, where a brave knight made a desperate last stand. Or a standing stone where young women came to find a cure for infertility. What about an old barrow, beneath which an ancient hero is said to lie sleeping? Each of those spots has a set of myths swirling around it, so that people going there automatically begin thinking about the supernatural, and thus opening themselves up to paranormal encounters. My thread about my experience in the Bell Witch Cave is an example from my own life.

So, why don't people see them trooping like our ancestors did? One reason is because we never go into the wild wastelands our ancestors used to. Modern man has withdrawn from nature, and hides in his cities. For instance, I have a book on deer hunting in the US that states that 80% of all deer hunted are taken within an eighth of a mile of a paved road. In other words, modern people are not willing to penetrate as deeply into the forest as our grandparents did. And certainly not alone. If a modern person did, he'd carry a cell-phone, a compass, and a GPS locator. All of which enforce a particular viewpoint, a particular state of consciousness, that excludes the paranormal.

But the forces are still out there. Waiting. And if the lights ever go out, if the generators ever screech to a halt, if the motors ever drag down to a standstill, then there will be only silence.

And in that silence, who knows what sounds will assert themselves? Sounds and sights older than the human race, vistas our ancestors fled from, and so created all the trappings of civilization in order to protect themselves from that silence.

But we'll be even more vulnerable, since we won't remember how to protect ourselves. Whether by iron or running water, or a cross or a pinch of salt, we'll be as innocent and helpless as babes in the woods.

Which is what we'll be; babes in the woods of a very dark and ancient forest. . . .

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posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 02:25 AM
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Hi werecoyote. I get most of my information from metaphysical stores. You kind of have to take the time to really search but u can usually find good info tucked in there. And it's good stuff like elementals and elves and changlings. um you can usually find stuff explaining encounters and how to comunicate with the Fey.



posted on Mar, 21 2007 @ 02:51 PM
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I believe in fairies. Like i said in a previous post, I think there are multiple levels of our world, super-imposed on top of it, and other entities exist there. Every once in a while, these entities can "bleed through", and thats where we get all these wierd beings from.



posted on Mar, 21 2007 @ 05:44 PM
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I think they could exist. Just like dragons, I think that perople have seen/heard so many of these fairy tales I believe that they think that they are just not real...that goes the same with dragons.



posted on Mar, 21 2007 @ 06:05 PM
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I have no idea if the fey exist or not. I'm not going to say they don't though. I once saw a Bigfoot with my own eyes.

Now, If someone tells me they saw a fairy, Not a problem, i tell them about the time I saw a Bigfoot. If someone says they saw a UFO, same thing.

I can never tell someone that they did not see something paranormal or supernatural when I myself have.

[edit on 21-3-2007 by mrwupy]



posted on Mar, 22 2007 @ 02:24 PM
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Hmmm....well, i don't know how much you could relate bigfoot to fairies, but i believe in both!



posted on Apr, 1 2007 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by mrwupy
I have no idea if the fey exist or not. I'm not going to say they don't though. I once saw a Bigfoot with my own eyes.

Now, If someone tells me they saw a fairy, Not a problem, i tell them about the time I saw a Bigfoot. If someone says they saw a UFO, same thing.

I can never tell someone that they did not see something paranormal or supernatural when I myself have.

[edit on 21-3-2007 by mrwupy]


I have a question, you seem vague, as if you've possibly seen something
possibly with your own eyes and you may have possibly related to somebody.
What did you see and did it resemble a dragon?



posted on Apr, 1 2007 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by CTDarkWoe
I believe in fairies. Like i said in a previous post, I think there are multiple levels of our world, super-imposed on top of it, and other entities exist there. Every once in a while, these entities can "bleed through", and thats where we get all these wierd beings from.


Your post very aptly described an instance I experienced in Golden Gate park one summer evening.

I was walking thru the park in a deep forest like part of it when I began to *see* a world of fairies. They were all around in the trees and flora. I sensed their world "bleeding through" to my world and was able to experience them. I wasn't thinking about it or expecting it, it just was. It was very real to me and I will always remember how it felt, very natural and relaxed it was as if a veil was lifted and I was able to see what is usually not available through my ordinary senses.

So now I do believe, because I saw their world in my world.



posted on Jun, 29 2007 @ 10:16 AM
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Yes, I do belive in faeries. The place where I live (Newfoundland) is rife with faerie lore. Faerie paths, ghosts, will'o'wisps and sea beasts are everywhere. If you build on a faerie path you'll be chased by the Fey Folk, the woods are spooky and bogs are the haunting grounds of Jacky Lanterns. Hundreds of stories of being 'fairy led' are true. As the final proof, 2 houses in Grand Bank are protected by either 7 horseshoes or 13 bibles in window frames.



posted on Jul, 2 2007 @ 04:13 PM
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I haven't heard of anybody having fairy encounters ,whoever has must have been drinking a little too much or just really saw what they had seen.I'll keep an open mind on these fairy encounters as more posts come in, see ya later.



posted on Jul, 2 2007 @ 05:31 PM
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Wow, I had no idea there were that many people who believe in fairies, this is wonderful!
My mother taught me long ago when I was a little girl that fairies are real. She's 87 and still believes in them.
I have seen fairies a number of times. They can be quite mischievous, depending on what type they are, some are more mischievous than others. When I went to Cornwall and England back in '99, I saw lots of fairies. You can feel their energy better than actually seeing them. Here are some things to rememeber about fairies (who aren't always nice to humans):

- Never turn your coat inside out when in fey territory. You could end up permanently in fey land, or worse yet, you could end up dead! I know of at least one person who actually did this and died mysteriously that same night. They never did find out what exactly happened.

- It is always a good idea to be on good terms with fairies. They love cream and you can put a saucer of cream outside for them. They also love sparkly things, small musical instruments (they love to make music and dance), lots of flowers (especially small delicate ones like Sweet William).

- If you get lost in fey land you can be there one day or 100 years and not know the difference until you finally leave.

- They love to dwell in woods and forests. If you see them, or feel their energy, ALWAYS ask permission of them before you enter. It's just common courtesy, after all, you wouldn't just barge in to a strange person's home unannounced would you? Be respectful of their space.

- It's important to understand that they do not have a favorable opinion of humans, as a whole. This is understandable, as humans have been taking fairy territory away from them for thousands of years. We build tract housing in their woods, are loud and noisy, and as a whole are very disrespectful of them.

- Finally, there are fairies that are attached to the land all over the world; For example, in Cornwall (a place with lots of fairies because the people firmly believe
in them) you will see "piskies" as they are called there. In Ireland you can see leprechauns, but you won't see them anywhere else, as they are specific only to Ireland.
If you are rude or mean, they can make your life miserable by hiding objects you use all the time, or by turning your household upside down in some other way.

Be nice to the fairies and they won't harm you.

[edit on 2/7/07 by forestlady]



posted on Jul, 2 2007 @ 07:51 PM
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very interesting theories on faeries.

But, where do faeries live? I once heard that they live in toadstools or underground...



posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 06:14 AM
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Hi there,
Faires... ok i read some stories that faires can be hostile to people, can someone confirm that? i mean what ticks-them-off?



posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 09:48 AM
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I believe in the Fae. To be honest, I think most of the old stories of the Fae, and quite a few about the ancient Druids for that matter, make more sense than not. There are stories about them all over the world. Unfortunatly, a lot of the stories linked to North America were not "allowed" to continue.



posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by codex code
Hi there,
Faires... ok i read some stories that faires can be hostile to people, can someone confirm that? i mean what ticks-them-off?


Yes, some can be quite hostile to people. As to what ticks them off, it could be a number of things, but something like destroying their habitat is a real big one for them. Bothering them for any reason will get them upset with you, as well. They do live in the woods and forests, some under toadstools, some underground, some other places. It all depends on what type they are.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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kklover, hi. I do believe in them, yes. I’m 33-years-old and have had paranormal experiences of varying sorts for as long as I can recall. Twice when I was growing up I saw what looked to be the stereo-typical “pop culture” type of faerie - the small humanoid with wings. I saw the first when I was about 4-years-old and the second, after moving to another town, when I was maybe 6-years-old or so. I sometimes see beings of some sort or another to this day. Most, I can’t even begin to classify. Are they ghosts? Spirits? Faeries? I don’t know. Most of these things I see once and never again. One thing showed itself to me twice several years ago. Both times I saw it were at the place I was working at the time. The thing appeared human, but slightly taller than me. I’m 6’ 1”. This thing was maybe 6’ 2”, 6’ 3” tops. It looked male, yet borderline androgynous, wore white robes and glowed with white light. The only other thing I’ve seen multiple times, other than shadow people, was something that, bizarre as it sounds, looked like a giant garden gnome. I saw him four times maybe two years ago.

The first two times I saw him I happened to be at work. The third time, a few weeks later, was here at home. The fourth time was at work. Each time, he would be either hiding behind a doorway or equipment at work, or in shadows as was the case here at home, and watching me. The only movement he made was to duck out of sight when I spotted him. When I would go to look closer, he would be gone, when there would have been no way for him to leave without me seeing him coming out of his hiding places on two of those occasions. He never spoke, and just watched me quietly with large, dark eyes. As I said before, he looked like a giant garden gnome. He wore clothing that was mostly brown and looked hand-made. He looked to be nearly as tall as me, but with the tall, peaked cap appeared taller still. When these sightings took place I posted about them in a faerie forum I’m a long-time member of. Someone replied, saying that, years ago, she had seen several beings like what I was describing, only hers looked younger, smaller, and lacked the beard that mine had.

Yes, based on personal experiences, I do believe in faeries.

Scott Harper



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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I'm not really a believer in Fairies. As a kid I believed and used to try and see if I could see one. Devon, Cornwall, New Forest etc. Much like noticing a Dunnock, Thrush or Blackbird (UK birds) keeping still in the undergrowth, kinda hoped to spot a little fellow. Never did.

Reason I reply is that I recently read a story that Icelandics have a cultural belief in the 'Little People' that can dictate where a new road will be built. I couldn't find the same story I read to show you. Instead, here's a couple of similar links that you might find interesting


Icelandic roads rerouted for Elves

A Course on Elves

Celtic Encyclopedia

All three are interesting. The third is more so
I love whimsy.

Edited for not paying attention to the age of this thread
Embarrassed


[edit on 12-1-2009 by Kandinsky]



posted on May, 23 2009 @ 04:06 AM
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Way back on the medieval times, the fairies have the size and endowment of human beings. They are very fair creatures and they also tried to be with human beings. Some of them even marry human beings and bore child with them, but often, the love affair between mortals and fairy won't last not unless the human would agree to go and live with the fairies in fairyland and not to see his world again. Sad it was, I also have a fairy or nymph who was been my lover but I refused to be spirited away so for now, I don't know what this affair would lead us through. Our family has a very strong connection with the faires; my grandmother also had a nymph as a friend who always dressed in red gown and lived in an old bougainvilla bush and a cousin of mine who named Danilo who fell in love with a fairy who lives in the brook where they used to fetch water for drinking and decided to marry the fairy and he went away with her to their world. I also had a male fairy who wanted to be my friend but I refused since I can't stand his presence it makes me panic and fearful since I was still young that time and I don't know how to handle myself. I was invited to his company but I refused and that hurt his feelings and he retreated I never saw him again. I don't know why I'm so attractive to the fairies, maybe it's because I look like them also and maybe it's because my ancestors where europeans who settled in Philippines and married natives. Fairies are really seeking for human company whom they are delighted with, they might fall in love with us and befriend us.

Be one with the nature, go to a place close to a natural habitat. Be cheerful and happy because fairies are very attracted to the aura of positive joyful beings and try to make it at dusk (twilight) at 6pm when the sun is setting. They tend to go out at times wherein boundaries of between to places or time like twilight which is neither night nor day and also at dawn and 12noon and 12midnight. 3am and 3pm is also an enchanting hour and they are also present when it's drizzling but not raining hard, you might have the chance to have a glimpse of them under the shelter of leaves and trees. They are also very potent and powerful when the moonlight is very bright and friday is also the day wherein the veil that separates our world to theirs is very thin. Try to impress them with beauty and art and music and dance. When the season changes, they feast with the human beings.



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