Fairy Sightings

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By fairy sightings we mean descriptions from individuals who have seen, heard or smelt (!) fairies (or believed they have); some of these deal, meanwhile, with actions by individuals who clearly believe in fairies and act on that basis.

‘Leprechauns’ in Limerick, 1938

A Banshee in Canada!

A Digest of Lady Fanshawe’s Brush with the Banshee (Co. Clare)

A Fairy Fiddle (Ulster)

A Golden Fairy in the Garden

A Kidnap Attempt? (Lanarkshire)

A Man Refusing the Solicitation of the Fairies (Wales)

A Methodist Boggart at Middleton (Lancashire)?

A Rose Fairy in Hampshire

Adventures at Cushendall (Co. Antrim)

Air Music in Staffs

Almost Insensible with Terror (Co. Clare)

Angel or Fairy?

Annalong Fairies (Co. Down)

Anne Bodenham and the Little Ragged Boys

Antrim Fairies Try to Steal Baby!

Baby at High Water Mark (Hebrides)

Baby Kidnapping in Stowmarket (Suffolk)

Back from a Visit and the Banshee (Co. Clare)

Back from the Dead (Co. Clare)

Banshee at the Window (Co. Roscommon)!

Barguest Encounter

Beautiful Nature Spirit (Preston, Lancashire)

Being Led Away by the Fairies in Wiltshire

Bilberry Hunting and Fairies (Co. Donegal)

Blackberrying and Fairies (Berkshire)

Blarney Fairies

Blind Fairies (Bristol)

Boggarts in the Barn (Blackstone Edge, Lancashire)?

Branksome Park Fairy (Dorset)

Brownie Memories from Durham

Buried Fairy Sham? (Co. Tipperary)

Burning A Fairy Son (Co. Cork)

Burning a Paralytic Fairy Child (Co Tipperary)

Calf-Riding in Suffolk

Calling Someone A Fairy (Co. Cork)

Car Sighting of Fairy (Hertfordshire)

Careful of that Stick! (Co. Antrim)

Careful of the Hikeys…

Cats or Banshees (Co. Roscommon)?

Changeling Drowning (Co. Kerry)

Changeling in Co. Clare

Changeling Tragedy at Roscrea (Co. Tipperary)

Chasing a Leprechaun (Co Derry)

Child Murder or Changeling Belief? (Co Antrim)

Child or Changeling Death (Co. Armagh)

Child Sees Fairies in Her Home (Yorkshire)

Child Sees Fairies in Sheepfold (Monmouthshire)

Children and the Manx Lanonshaa

Co. Clare Changeling at Carnelly

Co. Dublin Fairy Woman

Colonel at Virginia (Cavan)

Convinced by the Banshee (Co. Offaly)

Cornish Knockers

Dance of the Fairies (Co. Sligo)

Dancing Cumbrian Fairies

Dancing Fairies at Cottingley

Daniel O’Leary and Mistaken Identity

Death Coach and Headless Fairies (Co. Cork)

Death Coach at Maryfort (Co. Clare)

Death of a Fairy Child

Death of Bridget Cleary (Co. Tipperary)

Death of Fairy Patrick (Co. Cork)

Death of Fairy Patrick (Co. Donegal)

Death of James Cunningham (Co. Roscommon)

Defying the Fairies of Ballalona

Dervock Fairy Sighting (Co. Antrim)

Don’t Touch Fairy Strings! (Co. Antrim)

Dora Describes a New England Fairy

Fairies and Dirty Water (Highlands)

Fairies and Flowers in Warwickshire

Fairies and Milk

Fairies and Music in the Hebrides

Fairies and Shillings (Monmouthshire)

Fairies and Stone Walls (Co. Sligo)

Fairies and the Potato Famine

Fairies Anticipating Death? (Carmarthenshire)

Fairies as Butterflies (Co. Antrim)

Fairies as Lights? (Co. Kerry)

Fairies as the Dead? (Dromitree, Co. Armagh)

Fairies at Southend?

Fairies Attack Badger Hunters (Co. Clare)

Fairies Downstairs (Monmouthshire)

Fairies in Belfast!!

Fairies in Ecclesbourne Glen (East Sussex)

Fairies in Stowmarket (Suffolk)

Fairies in Worthing?

Fairies of Kea (Cornwall)

Fairies or Murder (Ulster)?

Fairies Seen from Hill (Co. Sligo)

Fairies Teach Herbalism (Co. Antrim)

Fairy Armies in Huntingdonshire?

Fairy Assault (Co. Donegal)

Fairy Assault (Co. Monaghan)

Fairy At Lupton House Devonshire

Fairy at Moneymore, Co. Derry, 1936

Fairy Battle in Co. Mayo

Fairy Boat Races (Lough Gur, Co. Limerick)

Fairy Butter Making and Fairy Rings in Cleveland

Fairy Cairn at Dunloy (Co. Antrim)

Fairy Child Poisoned in Co. Donegal

Fairy Death Coach (Co. Roscommon)

Fairy Deathbed Conversion (Co. Tyrone)

Fairy Doctor

Fairy Dog and Death

Fairy Dog Encounter (Pembrokeshire)

Fairy Dream or Vision in Kent

Fairy Farm Workers (Wales)

Fairy Fishermen Sighted Off Man

Fairy Flocks near Preston

Fairy Fly Battle

Fairy Glamour and Coal (Monmouthshire)

Fairy Hand Warming (Co. Donegal)

Fairy Hanging (Co. Sligo)

Fairy Healing Gone Wrong (Co. Tipperary)

Fairy Hosting! (Co. Limerick)

Fairy in Court (Co. Limerick)

Fairy in Search of Charlie (Co. Antrim)

Fairy Invasion (Hampshire)

Fairy Leaping (Monmouthshire)

Fairy Man in Regents Park

Fairy Man Kills a Boy? (Co. Kilkenny)

Fairy Music in Co. Sligo

Fairy or Ghost in Field (Dromitree, Co. Armagh)

Fairy Party in a Fairy’s Words!

Fairy Preserves (Co. Mayo)

Fairy Struck Son and Mad Mother (Co. Offaly)

Fairy Swindler (Co. Tipperary)

Fairy Swindler in County Fermanagh

Fairy Swindler in Court (Co Sligo)

Fairy Swindlers (Co. Longford)

Fairy Swindlers at the Door (Co. Tipperary)

Fairy Swindlers Kidnap Mary! (Co. Tipperary)

Fairy Swindling in Co Galway

Fairy Swindling in Cork

Fairy Thieves (Co. Tipperary)

Fairy Urban Planning (Co. Antrim)

Fairy Visitor in Stowmarket with Yellow Shoes

Fairy Water Tricks (Co. Derry)

Fairy-Haunted House (Co Cork)

Fairy-Struck, Magic Threads and a Fight (Co. Cavan)

Fairyland Under a Cycamore (Co Dublin)

Fake Soldier Fairy (Co. Westmeath)

Flower Fairies (Hampshire)

Frightening Voices in Monmouthshire

Furze Fires and Changelings in Western Cornwall

Gabriels Hounds (Staffs)

Goblin Shapes on High Legs (Wales)

Goodbye to the Aberystruth Fairies (Monmouthshire)

Graverobbers and Fairy Fears

Gremlin in the Turret: A Lancaster Pilot Remembers

Hampshire Banshee in Ireland?

Hand Punished by the Fairies (Co. Clare)

His People, the Fairies (Co. Cavan)

Hop Ground Fairies (Stowmarket, Suffolk)

Horse Racing the Fairies (Co. Down)

Hotel Fairies (Ayrshire)

House Fairy (Australia)

How Did John Get into the Crevasse? (Co. Antrim)

In Danger on Ben Bulben

Invalid Fairy? (Hebrides)

Jenny at Flamborough?

Jinny Burntarse in Huntingdonshire

John and the Prophetic Fairies (Co. Antrim)

Joshua Coslet Meets the Corpse Candle (Carmarthenshire)

Kendal Fairies

Last of the Banshees, 1905?

Leprechaun in Clare?

Leprechaun in Court

Leprechaun Sighting!

Leprechaun’s Shoe

Light on Monmouthshire Mountain

Lippin Wood Fairy Cake (Hants)

Liverpool Leprechaun Scare!

Lizzie Crowe’s Banshee (Co. Cavan)

Losing an Eye to the Fairies (Co. Clare)

Lough Neagh Changeling

Lovely Female Fairies (Lancashire)

Making the Butter Come (Co. Clare)

Manx Mountain Fairy?

Manx Sighting at Greeba Castle

Marjorie Remembers (Nottinghamshire)

Mary Ann and the Banshee (Co. Sligo)!

Meeting Them (Co. Antrim)

Michael Reddy and the Fairy Army (Co. Sligo)

Mr Lancaster on Seeing Fairies

Mrs McCrink and the Fairies (Dromintree, Ireland)

Murder or Changeling Belief? (Co. Tipperary)

New Forest Fairies (Hants)

Nihill and the Fairy Fort (Co. Clare)

O’Donoghue Floods the Mine! (Co. Kerry)

O’Donoghue Walks on Lough Leane (Co. Kerry)

Okeford Hill Fairy Encounter (Dorset)

Old Man, the Dog and the Fairies Under the Hill

Old Nannie Alnwick Recounts (Northumberland)

Phantom Coach at Corofin (Co. Clare)

Pixies on the Border (Cornwall/Devon)

Pixy Ridden (Lostwithiel)

Pixy Sighting at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, late 1950s

Pixy-Led on West Down (Cornwall)

Ploughman Visits Fairyland (Co Sligo)

Portrush Changeling

Portsmouth Bedroom Fairy (Hampshire)

Quinsy Fairies (Hampshire)

Race at Yetholm

Ralph and the Death Coach (Co. Clare)

Roasted Changeling (Co. Kerry)

Roses and Fairies (Lancashire)

Seals, Foxes and Banshees (Co. Donegal)

Seeing Geroid (Co. Limerick)

Shanven, The Old Woman (Co. Antrim)

Skellys and a Fairy Swindler (Co Laois?)

Snaefell Mountain Fairies

Some Late Co. Clare Banshees

Stolen Child and the Search for Fairies (Co. Galway)

Stolen in Co. Roscommon

Stone Walls Don’t Stop Fairies (Co. Sligo)

Struth Sees Fairies (Scotland)

Terrifying Encounter Near Carnforth (Lancashire), 1851

The Asiki: African Changelings?

The Banshee and the Bailys (Lough Gur, Co. Limerick)

The Bible and Brownie

The Changeling of Breage (Cornwall)

The Clergyman’s Son and the Corpse Candle (Carmarthenshire)

The Cursed Cow Shed (Co. Clare)

The Death of the Admiral and the Coach

The Fairy Glove (Co Down)

The Fairy of Slieve Gullion (Co. Armagh)

The Postman and the Fairies? (Man)

The Stone Thrower (Caernavonshire)

Thomas Philips and the Hell Dogs (Carmarthenshire)

Thomas Wood Hears a Pixy?

Three Fires and a Changeling Death (Co Limerick)

Tom Charman and the New Forest Fairies

Tom Tyrrell Sees Fairies in Yorkshire

Trance Fairies in Co. Sligo

Travelling Clairvoyance through ‘Fairy’ Agency (Co. Fermanagh)

Tunes from the Fairies (Co. Antrim)

Typewriter Fairy (Hants)

Unearthly Noises at the Piskey House

Warnford Fairies (Hampshire)

West Meon Fairies (Hampshire)

West Sussex Stone Fairy

West Sussex Wood Fairy

White Fairies in Norfolk

White Light at Llanddetty (Breconshire)

Wife Fairy Murder (Co Galway)

William John and the Corpse Candle

Wood Oven Pixie (Hampshire)

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