ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Religion and Philosophy»
  • Paranormal Beliefs & Experiences

Real Fairy Encounters

Updated on March 30, 2017
kittythedreamer profile image

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

Fairies are everywhere in nature.
Fairies are everywhere in nature. | Source

Do you believe in fairies?

I guess the question isn't just "do you believe in fairies" but the question is "have you seen fairies?" An insane question by society's standards? Yes. But is society really sane? We've gotten away from our ancestors core beliefs and spirituality. Does that really make us a sane society? I find it ironic that many people (or most) people in this world, particular in the Western hemisphere, have a quite easy time believing in God and other supernatural things such as angels and even "UFOs", but they simply cannot believe in a thing like fairies.

Fairies and the belief in fairies have existed for centuries...even for thousands of years...before Christianity was established. Why has this belief diminished, totally faded from its ancient roots? We live in a world where science and religion reign supreme. Unfortunately they both tell us that things that aren't a key part of these practices are not real and therefore anyone who believes in them is "nutty". I would put money on it that if we travelled back in time to when these scientists and religious fanatics' ancestors were alive and well and when their ancestors were leaving out pails of milk and bowls of honey to appease the faeries...they wouldn't criticize their ancestors for these rituals. But today, the criticisms would be ubiquitous.

In spite of the ridicule, there are those who still believe in the wee folk and the fay. Why would they be unbelievable but angels or demons or aliens are believable? Faeries aren't all like Tinkerbell. They aren't cartoon characters. They are spiritual beings just as any other spiritual being is. Whether you choose to believe in them is ultimately up to you.

A real captured screenshot of a video in which I was talking about the wee folk and one flew right by me! Notice the bright green "bug"?
A real captured screenshot of a video in which I was talking about the wee folk and one flew right by me! Notice the bright green "bug"? | Source

Fairy in My Hair

The house I lived in previous to the one I live in now was a very magical place. The land it sat on was what made it magical. It didn't look like much to the naked eye, but the backyard has a large grapefruit tree, bougainvillea plant with bright magenta blooms, and an oak tree that was home to many birds including a family of screech owls. I had many spiritual experiences in this house, and quite a few of them involved the wee folk (fairies).

One of the most memorable encounter with a fairy was when I was sitting in the backyard making a video. Ironically, or maybe not so ironically, I was talking about my thoughts on the fairies when a large, speedy bug whipped by me and literally flew through my hair. I went to swat at it but it was already gone. In the video itself you hear me say "whoa, what was that?" Or something to that effect. At the time I thought it was nothing more than an insect of some kind. In fact, it had a green tint to it, so I thought it was a dragonfly.

Later, after posting the video to my then YouTube channel, a subscriber commented and said she saw a fairy fly through my hair in the video. I didn't believe her. Then she sent me a screenshot of the fairy and I nearly fainted! The "bug" was bright green, round, and large. And so fast it was almost impossible that it could've been a flying bug. I researched extensively on what kind of bug could've been that color and flown that fast, but found absolutely nothing even close. Conclusion? It was the fairies saying hi or possibly even messing with me because I was talking about them so openly. I no longer have the video, but I do still have a screenshot which you can see to the right.

Fairies will be kind to you, if you are kind to them.
Fairies will be kind to you, if you are kind to them. | Source

Mouse in the Cabinet? Or Fairy?

Following my blatant encounter with a fairy, I had many more magical experiences with the wee folk in that house. One year, on Mother's Day, I was sitting in my living room writing an article about fairies. My husband and daughter had given me an orchid as a present, which sat on a cabinet in the kitchen. As I wrote about the fairies, I said "I wonder if fairies like orchids?" Directly after writing this, a scuffling sound came from the cabinet directly below the orchid.

I stopped writing immediately to listen. It sounded like a mouse was shuffling around the cabinet, but I thought that was strange because the cabinet itself was separate from the other cabinets. It was one of those rolling cabinets you can buy to add extra storage to your kitchen. I listened for a moment as it scurried around the shelves in the cabinet, and once it stopped I got up from my chair to inspect. I thought if it was a mouse I'd either catch it in the cabinet or somewhere in the kitchen. I opened the cabinet and found nothing odd. I searched for a hole or crack in which a mouse could enter and exit the cabinet...again...nothing. Did a fairy visit me that day? Perhaps they do like orchids.

Why is it that many people believe in angels, ghosts, and aliens but not in nature spirits?

— Nicole Canfield

Invisible Footsteps

It seemed every time I discussed the wee folk or thought of the fairies at this house some sort of encounter would take place. Once, while in the backyard with my daughter, I watched as she played in the kiddie pool. I sat in a lawn chair and gazed up at the clouds and the bright blue sky. I remember thinking, I haven't been visited by the fairies in a while. I might even have said it out loud. Not ten seconds later, I heard an animal near the shed. I froze in place. I'm not sure why I didn't turn around to look, but I listened as it crept closer to where I was sitting.

I swung around to face the squirrel or rabbit (as we had plenty of those in our yard), and saw nothing of the sort. The sound had stopped too. Then I saw a spot in the yard where the grass was smooshed down...as if something was standing there. I stared at the spot and went to stand up from the chair. As soon as I rose, the grass moved and I literally saw something invisible run through the grass and back towards the shed! The grass was smooshed down in spots as if an animal with two feet was running away from me. Invisible footsteps reminded me I was never alone in that yard. Once again, I knew I was visited by the fairies.

Fairies often appear in other forms - insects, bird, and small woodland animals.
Fairies often appear in other forms - insects, bird, and small woodland animals. | Source

Fairies in the Cemetery

Perhaps one of my most beloved and healing spiritual experiences occurred in a cemetery. Sounds odd, right? This particular cemetery is serene, peaceful, and surrounded by nature. There are large oak trees with Spanish moss, a lake, and multiple plants and flowers throughout the old gravestones. This cemetery is tucked away behind a neighborhood and no one would know it was there if you didn't search it out.

Sometimes I would stop and visit this cemetery on my way to work in the morning, simply to have a moment of quiet to myself. One particular morning, I decided to stop and clear my heart and mind over some recent emotional turmoil I'd been dealing with. I asked Mother Earth and Spirit for healing as I sat on a stone bench at the edge of the cemetery, staring out over the water. Out of nowhere, I began to cry. Cleansing, purifying tears. At this point in my life, it was odd for me to cry. I typically hid my emotions, bottled them up and forgot about them. They were all surfacing and I let the tears flow. Once I'd finished crying and felt better, I stood up and turned and smiled. All around me were hundreds of flying creatures. To the naked eye they looked like bright dragonflies, but to me I knew what they were. They were an answer to my prayer and hope for the future. They were the joy I needed at that very moment. The wee folk.

You can leave offerings for the wee folk to make friends with them where you live.
You can leave offerings for the wee folk to make friends with them where you live. | Source

© 2012 Nicole Canfield

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • Lilleyth profile image

    Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

    First, I want to say what a beautiful young woman you are "in person". Enjoyed the video which made me think about all the things I'm not noticing, but are probably "out there". Looking forward to more videos.

  • kittythedreamer profile image
    Author

    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Oh, yes let me know right away!

  • flashmakeit profile image

    flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

    I have not seen any since. I hope I will see one again before the summer ends and then I will try to take a picture of one.

  • kittythedreamer profile image
    Author

    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    CR Rookwood - Ahhh, the gray people...you know this already because I've commented on your hub on them, but I definitely believe the experiences with gray people could very well be with the fay and not "aliens" from another planet. But anything is possible still. They could very well be showing themselves to people that they believe might be able to help change the world, but some of those people might not be able to handle the visions/mission. Thanks for sharing!

    onegreenparachute - Wow! Loved that excerpt..thanks for sharing. That is quite lovely. Thanks for watching/reading and blessings to you and your open mind!

    bborrello - Awesome! Thanks for your support, I think you've helped me open the door to more contact with the fae.

    Lipnancy - Me too! Happy to meet another faerie-lover. Are you of Irish descent?

    Seeker7 - Thanks for your encouragement, as always. You are so wise and I'm happy to have you as a friend here on Hubpages. I was VERY afraid to post this video on Hubpages for fear of being mocked. Some people say I'm nuts for believing these things, but if I'm nuts, at least I'm open-minded and having fun, right?

    flashmakeit - wow! What an amazing experience. Have you seen any since?

    FIS - How gorgeous! Stunning, really. Thank you so much!

    OldWitchcraft - So happy to see you're enjoying my hubs. I am of Irish descent on my maternal grandmother's side. So I guess that only makes me about a quarter Irish...maybe less maybe more. But I've always felt drawn to Ireland, like it's my home even though I've never been there (in this life). It's quite possible that Irish people are more prone to seeing the fay, but I've known the Scottish and English to see them, as well.

  • OldWitchcraft profile image

    OldWitchcraft 5 years ago from The Atmosphere

    I see interesting things with my physical eyes (other paranormal type experiences go with it sometimes, like being able to hear others' inner monologues) - but, I don't think they're faeries. I got into my particular branch of occult studies years ago when I began seeing demonic-things, not ghosts, but actual physical beings.

    But, I used to have a lot of bookstore customers tell me they saw faeries, especially around plants and trees. I have a theory - here it is: All the people who told me this were of Irish descent. Maybe there is something energetically different that puts them on this wavelength.

  • FIS profile image

    FIS 5 years ago

    My favorite doorway to the fae lies in a poem called Thomas Rhymer, don't know if the author is known

    ‘O see not ye yon narrow road,

    So thick beset wi thorns and briers?

    That is the path of righteousness,

    Tho after it but few enquires.

    37A.13 ‘And see not ye that braid braid road,

    That lies across yon lillie leven?

    That is the path of wickedness,

    Tho some call it the road to heaven.

    37A.14 ‘And see not ye that bonny road,

    Which winds about the fernie brae?

    That is the road to fair Elfland,

    Whe[re] you and I this night maun gae.

  • flashmakeit profile image

    flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

    Last year while cutting my grass I saw an obscure diminutive human formed arthropod that was larger than my foot staring at me from the side of my house. It was not a bird and it was too large to be a dragonfly or any other insect so I assumed it was a fairy because it began to follow me. Of course I got scared and stop cutting my grass until it fly away. It wasn't very beautiful it the same appearance as this real fairy.

    http://funstuffcafe.com/img/funny-images/fairy/fai...

  • Seeker7 profile image

    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Another fabulous hub Kitty and a great PR job for the wee folk.

    I guess for many people the reason they don't want to believe in fairies and similar, and you've already hit the nail on the head, is because they immediately think of Disney movies, fairy stories and nursery rhymes. For them to believe in these beings is to believe in child- like beliefs and this means having a naieve and gullible mind. The sceptics would also say that people who believe in fairies are ignorant and basically stupid people. However, it's the other way around. As you have said, fairies are not 'tinkerbells' they are spiritual beings and so it's the non-believers who are the ignorant ones. In addition I wouldn't knock childhood perceptions or beliefs. Kids frequently see things that are unseen or unheard by most adults - but as we know Kitty, these things do exist - and children are often more perception wise than most adults. The population in general are brain-washed into the view of fairies being cartoon and book characters and nothing else.So anyone believing in such things are sniggered at or given a wide berth. Most don't realise that the Sidhe's origins go back to the beginning of time and their history is as old, if not older than ours.

    As for fanatics, well my friend, we all know that these poor, pathetic souls, only have evil, intolerance, closed minds and coldness in their hearts, and are no closer to their own god than the people of other beliefs they so readily spout their hate at.

    A wonderful hub Kitty and an excellent presentation of what is a very diffiucult subject to get across. Voted up everything!!

  • Lipnancy profile image

    Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

    I love my fairies. I often see them around my plants both inside and outside.

  • bborrello profile image

    bborrello 5 years ago from Oregon, USA

    Nice Hub...Glad to hear you are getting more contact from the Fae. One of these days I'll have to share more of my experiences too.

  • onegreenparachute profile image

    Carol 5 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Very interesting Kitty. This is my first experience with a video hub and I enjoyed it very much. I thought of one of my favorite poems while I was reading the rest of your hub - you might enjoy it. It's by Annie Dillard:

    The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind. Hone and spread your spirit, till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff.

    I'm not a disbeliever. After all I've seen during my life I won't shut the door on anything. Voted up & interesting.

  • CR Rookwood profile image

    Pamela Hutson 5 years ago from Moonlight Maine

    So cool. (I laughed at the 'birds crapping all over the place' from your husband since I've been through that too, but not lately--it seems to be something guys say in regard to birds.) Anyway, yes I believe I've had multiple encounters, but they aren't the cute greeting card fairies, I guess they are more what you call The Fay.

    It started with dreams, very vivid, very strange dreams that ended up getting interwoven with my daily life. I guess I should write a hub about it but it's kind of private and even though I love to write about weird stuff, I hate to be laughed at. In the dreams they are kind of golden, their skin color, and they have the huge alien eyes and a series of wrinkles or fine lines where the nose and mouth should be. Definitely androgynous.

    In one very vivid dream they were wearing long red robes with ornate embroidery and hoods and one was carrying a very thin rod with a light on the end. This detail seemed so bizarre that I figured I must be losing my mind, but many years later I saw a drawing by a woman who said she could 'see aliens' and there were the same robes same wands. So I emailed her and asked her, WTF? You know, why did she draw those robes and the wand, and she emailed me back and said, "I don't know. Because that's what they were wearing."

    THAT freaked me out.

    So over time I've come to believe that at least some of these 'gray alien' encounters are really the Fay. I think they have a purpose in their contacts with humans, but it isn't totally clear to us what it is. I don't think it's malevolent, I think they are trying to change the way we think and perceive. I also think sometimes it doesn't 'take' and it CAN drive some people mad.

    Great video and hub. Brave of you to share so openly. Thank you!