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Fairy Reports from the Paranormal Database

Fairies are mythical creatures that are believed to have inhabited the UK and Ireland long before humans arrived. The name fairy can be confusing, as it can refer to the collective of all metaphysical or preternatural creatures (including pixies and goblins), or a specific type of entity within that group (popularly believed to be human-like, small and capable of flight). What follows is a list where fairy encounters have (or are likely to) occur.

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Water Fairies

Location: Furzebrook (Dorset) - Blue Pool
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a clay pit, the hole was left to fill with water. Some say that it has become bottomless, and that fairy folk live within the water waiting to drown those who are too curious. Others say it the Devil who pushes people in.


 


Lavina

Location: Fyfield (Essex) - Gypsy Mead
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Dawn
Further Comments: Lavina, a female elf, can be heard singing on the site at sunrise.


 


Hay Maker

Location: Glaisdale End (Yorkshire) - Hart Hall
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dab hand around the farm, this hob left when (like so many of his other helpful friends throughout Yorkshire) the owners tried to give him new clothing to replace the rags that he wore.


 


Fairy King

Location: Glastonbury (Somerset) - Glastonbury Tor
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local legend has it that St Collen visited the head of the fairy royal family on this hill. A woman, named by some to be Queen Guinevere, is also said to manifest over the Tor, and possesses golden hair that illuminates the area.


 


Falin

Location: Glen Aven (Aberdeenshire) - Mountains
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This demonic creature, whose head is twice the size of its body, is so evil that anything which crosses an area where it has walked is doomed to die soon after.


 


Piper

Location: Glen Esk (Angus) - Waters of Lochlee
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 19 June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A great and popular piper was once taken by little folk donned in green across the waters here - once a year we mortals have the chance of listening to his tunes.


 


Urisk

Location: Glen Lyon (Argyll and Bute) - Inbhirinneoin (Burn)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Evidence that shows this part fairy, part human hybrid still to be in the area occasionally turns up. A barrow known locally as the 'Mound of the Dead' is thought to be an entrance to Hell.


 


Goblin

Location: Glen Mor (Highland) - Glen Gloy
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pesky little fellow his said to be half as high as the average person, and twice as vindictive to any trespassers caught on 'his' land.


 


Wife Seeker

Location: Glen Roy (Isle of Man) - Nikkesen's Pool
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The home of a beautiful male water spirit, the creature sometimes emerges from the pool looking for a young maiden to kidnap and take as his bride.


 


Mother Stealing Fairies

Location: Glenmoriston (Highland) - Dundreggan
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The population of little people located here were constantly trying to kidnap mothers who had recently given birth, to act as nannies for their own fairy children.


 


Sewing Fairies

Location: Gloucester (Gloucestershire) - Exact location unknown, old tailor's shop
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The tailor who owned this shop left the mayor's clothing unfinished on Saturday and found it completed on the Monday morning. He used this event to advertise the shop, claiming that the little folk had done the work, though it soon transpired that an assistant had worked on the Sunday to avoid going to church.


 


Hyter Sprites

Location: Great Melton (Norfolk) - Area once known as Blow Hill, aka Coldblow Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Hyter Sprites were said to be a beneficent type of fairy, though their homes were avoided after dusk. Hyter Sprites were once believed to live in this part of Great Melton.


 


Army of Small People

Location: Greeba (Isle of Man) - Greeba Castle, road outside of, & St Trinian's Church
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The fairies here are said to ensure that no one ever builds a roof on the nearby St Trinian's Church. A witness watched a long line of little people dancing down the road, coming from the direction of the church.


 


Dancing Folk

Location: Grindleton (Lancashire) - Catsteps
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Knee high fairies were once said to use the steps as a stage, dancing along them between sunset and sunrise.


 


Pixie Place

Location: Hackpen Hill (Wiltshire) - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hill is still reportedly a home for fairies and other little folk, whose music can be heard as it drift around the area.


 


Tidying Pixies

Location: Haytor (Devon) - Jay's Grave, near the Hound Tor Inn
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young woman who took her life, Jay is buried in a roadside grave. The burial spot's neat appearance is said to be the responsibility of local fairies and pixies.


 


Hyter Sprite

Location: Hempnall (Norfolk) - Area around Hempnall and Topcroft
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to resemble little people, this area was another home to the fairies known as Hyter Sprites.


 


Fairy Tunnels

Location: Hoghton (Lancashire) - Underground in the area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The rabbits and fairies in this village are said to live side by side in the warrens.


 


Boggart

Location: Horbury (Yorkshire) - General area around the village
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Two people were attacked within weeks of each other by a creature they reported as being ice cold, hairy, with glowing eyes. The area is said to have reports going back hundreds of years of a Boggart creeping around, trying to kill the unwary. This creature shouldn't be confused with the white shuck-like dog, which also haunts the neighbourhood.


 


Angry Little Men

Location: Hoy (Orkney) - Cliff top at Torness
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: Seen by a witness throwing themselves off the cliff edge in a mad dance, the witness said that these small men looked 'primitive', with long dark hair.


 


Boggart

Location: Huddersfield (Yorkshire) - Lascells Hall
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A nature spirit has been reported haunting the hall.


 


Agile Green Folk

Location: Ilkley (Yorkshire) - Area near the well
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1815
Further Comments: Described as fast moving little folk in green, the fairies that lived in this area were once found in the single village bath - they scarpered when discovered.


 


Red Capped Fairies

Location: Inchigeela (County Cork) - Close to a stream?
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of fairies dancing around in the moonlight ran away after being told they should talk to a priest to have their question of 'will they go to heaven' answered.


 


Singing

Location: Inchiquin (County Clare) - Cahernanoorane (fort)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Fairy song was said to have been heard coming from this fort.


 


Lile Hob of Blea Moor

Location: Ingleton (Yorkshire) - Road between Ingleton and Hawes
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pixie like creature would loiter on the roadside and leap onto passing carts, in order to blag a free ride. The Hob vanished when a shepherd stumbled upon three little silver armbands left in a field, one of which he lost and the others he sold.


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