Do you believe in fairies?
Well, if you do, then you may be interested to hear that a lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University in England, claims to have photographic proof those legendary mythical creatures of Disney films and childhood imagination actually do exist. Okay.
John Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design at MMU has taken a series of photographs which he says depict these miniature creatures. The photos were taken in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, over a period of two years.
Mr. Hyatt, 53, a former member of the Punk band The Three Johns, told the Manchester Evening News that the photographs are genuine and have not been altered in any way. He also said that many adults who have seen the photos have reconsidered their opinions about the existence of fairies.
“It was a bit of a shock when I blew them up, I did a double take. I went out afterwards and took pictures of flies and gnats and they just don’t look the same.People can decide for themselves what they are. The message to people is to approach them with an open mind. I think it’s one of those situations where you need to believe to see. A lot of people who have seen them say they have brought a little bit of magic into their lives and there’s not enough of that around.”
Mr. Hyatt is well aware of previous claims about photographs of fairies, and has therefore put the images on display for the public to make up their own mind.
“Everything gets stereotyped, whatever it is. But there are stranger things in life than fairies, and life grows everywhere. I don’t believe they are just smaller versions of us and go home and have a cup of tea at the end of the day. And one is suggesting they have any special powers. From my experience they were just enjoying themselves and there was a little dance in the sunlight going on. They are just beautiful pictures and beauty can make people believe.”
Now, here’s some fairies someone else filmed earlier.
Via the Manchester Evening News