Posts Tagged ‘fairies’

I’m Here to Fill your Krampus-tide Stocking

Krampus likes lots of odd, pointy, and weird things, so let’s go . . . . • Was a genuine 11th-century Norse penny found in Maine dropped by a Norse explorer, or is it part of a long-time hoax? But would   “Egil Ketilson” have been carrying money? Where was he going to spend it, Skraeling-Mart? […]

More Confirmation about Bigfoot

I read this article in the Colorado Springs Independent and a paragraph jumped out at me: She learned about her [Nepalese] people’s animistic prayer traditions, and had shamans explain to her that yeti aren’t the silly abominable snowmen of cartoon legend, but actually shape-shifters and guardians of the mountains. At their urging, Lepcha now carries […]

How Do You Feel about Faeries?

NOTE: The survey is now closed. Prof. Magliocco received more than 500 responses quickly, and they exceeded the number that the university’s Institutional Review Board “allowed.” From Sabina Maglicco at California State University, Northridge, comes this request for help with a survey: My latest project involves research into the lore of fairies, fae, sidhe, and […]

Fairies Infest British Woodland, Control Measures Planned

From the BBC: Hundreds of fairy doors have been attached to the bases of trees in Wayford Woods, Crewkerne. It is claimed the doors have been installed by local people so children can “leave messages for the fairies”. Can something be too twee? Yes, it can. And remember, fairies are not always your friends.

Why “Aliens” Might Be Invisible

Magonia, the review blog of esoteric books (0r should that be, books on esoterica?), recently revisited two books on Unidentified Flying Objects from the 1950s by Morris K. Jessup, the first writer, they say, to use the term “UFO” in a commercial publication. Ah, those were the days, I take it, when the assumed evidence […]

A New Investigation of Fairy Encounters

This request for help with a compilation of contemporary Fairy encounters and lore comes from Simon Young of the re-launched Fairy Investigation Society. The FIS was founded in 1927, died in the early 1990s, and in late 2014 it came back to life. The survey (‘the fairy census’) is split into three parts: (i) for […]

Fairy Houses, Bee Houses, and Garden Products to Avoid

Some fairies are said to live in boulders, others perhaps in purpose-built housing. In this blog post, a professional gardener in southern Colorado moves from greenhouses to fairy houses (with her dad as maintenance man) to bee houses. And please scroll to the bottom — it’s a long post — for a list of bee-killing […]

Where Are the Hidden Folk?

  My little patch of the southern Colorado foothills may not be great agricultural land, but it does (or because it does) have boulders. Big ones. Ever since I posted about the Icelandic huldufólk (hidden folk) documentary, I have been scrutinizing them. Is this one . . . um . . . inhabited? It is […]

The Hidden Folk of Iceland

“Two nations live in this country — the Icelandic nation and this invisible nation.” Huldufólk 102 is a wonderful 2006 documentary about Icelanders’ relationship with the Hidden Folk (elves, fairies) in their landscape. You can watch it online here (74 min.) Here is the trailer. One of my favorite parts starts eight minutes in, when a […]

The CIA, UFOs, Fairies, etc.

I am reading Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Pyschological Warfare, and UFOs, by Mark Pilkington. (There is a related documentary film.) Small disclaimer: I met Mark Pilkington a few years ago in England. We did not talk about UFOs nor about the fact that he was one of the people making crop circles […]