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As a kid, did you believe that faeries were just a real part of life? When I was a child, I daydreamed of meeting fairies, and I always knew that their existence wasn't just a "fairy tale" but that they were spirits just as any other spirits in the world (ghosts, angels, demons, etc.). Now that I've grown up, I've come to realize that I'm not the only person who truly believes in the faeries' existence. Check out the real fairy pictures (or speculated fairy pictures) to the right, as you enjoy reading some real fairy stories told by modern folks below.
There was one real fairy story that I read awhile ago where a woman had taken a trip into the countryside somewhere in England. She was with her family and they visited an old ruined castle, and while they were there, her family took a picture of her standing in front of the castle ruins. When they developed the picture, they noticed a tiny person with a red cap poking up from behind one of the walls of the ruins. The woman researched "red cap" and "fairy" and found that there was and still is a belief in a type of fairy known as "red caps". Red Caps are actually said to have been malevolent fairies...even described as dangerous or "murderous". The legends even say that they resided in castle ruins mostly and were solitary fairies. Good thing she got away from that red cap quickly, because they also say that red caps have to kill in order to stay alive and that they can outrun a human any day!
This particular real fairy story is a story of my own. In our backyard, we have a beautiful, large grapefruit tree. The grapefruit tree has a personality all its own, and if you ever saw it...you would agree. I always thought that it would be a wonderful place for fairies to live, and one night my thoughts were verified. My family and I were sitting in the backyard by a fire, close to the Winter Solstice mind you, when I saw a shadow sitting in the tree. It was perched at the base of the branches, where the branches meet the trunk of the tree. I watched it for about ten seconds, and it seemed to be looking at me though I couldn't see any definitive features...I knew it was one of the fay. After a few seconds of staring, the fairy jumped down out of the tree (nearly scaring the daylights out of me) and ran off on the other side of the house. Could it have been a cat or a possum? Of course, it could have been...but if you're a believer in the fairies like I am, you would have known that it was a real fairy just as I did. The fairies like fruit trees and playing in the moonlight...both of which we had in our yard that night.
One young girl about the age of fifteen saw a bright, fluttering creature outside of her window one morning. She opened the window and claims that the being flew into her room and into a box on her dresser. There was a tapping inside of the box and once opening the box to let the "hummingbird" out, there was nothing inside and the tapping stopped.
Many people all over the world still have sightings and experiences with real fairies, many of which consist of seeing either gnome-like fairies or flying/fluttering fairies that shine with great brilliance. It seems to be a pattern that young girls have eyesightings of fairies...is that because they believe in what they are seeing and don't dismiss it with scientific "logic"? Science can only explain so much at this point, and until science disproves the existence of fairies...I will continue to believe. Will you?
Read about the time I was visited by a pixie...apparently pixies love new orchids! Read that real fairy story here. You can also read Nell Rose's newest hub where she interviews a leprechaun by clicking here.
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