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Sightings of Fairies & Their Kin

Troll Home

Location: Whaness (Orkney) - Dwarfie Stane
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: Several stories exist around this stone. One says it was thrown into location by an angry giant and became the home of a passing troll. Another says it was the home of a giant and his wife, while a third names the occupant as a dwarf named Trollid.

Rabbit-sized Demon

Location: Willoughton (Lincolnshire) - Country lane
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This sober witness stated that, while cycling, a small bipedal creature with horns ran out in front of him, travelling just as fast as the bicycle. It disappeared as it hopped on a grass verge.

Pixie Party

Location: Wold Newton (Yorkshire) - Willy Howe barrow
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A human gatecrasher reported joining a pixie party that was occurring within this barrow - he soon ran off, not wanting to fall under a fairy spell. Another man was said to have picked up a golden coin each day from the barrow, left there for him by a fairy who liked him, although she stopped her act of generosity when the man told others of her. Finally, another story says there is treasure here, although it can never be removed.

Fairy Wishes

Location: Wooler (Northumberland) - Pin Well, Horsdon Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Well still present
Further Comments: By dropping a bent pin or money into this well, visitors to the well would appease the fairy which lived nearby, and maybe have their wish come true.

Butter Makers

Location: Worsthrone (Lancashire) - Jam Hole Well
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fairies and other little folk would use this area to churn their milk into butter.

Bobby Griglans

Location: Zennor (Connacht) - Area referred to as Trendraen Hill, although likely to be Trendrine Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1869
Further Comments: A man cutting gorse on the hill discovered a thirty centimetre long fairy. The man took the fairy home and allowed his children to play with it, who named the creature Bobby Griglans. After a few days, the fairy's parents came to take it back, referring to the fairy as 'Skillywidden'.

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