MYS109: In 1917, two English girls claimed to have photographic proof that fairies–tiny, human-like creatures–lived in the woods near their home. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, agreed that it was proof. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine whether the photos prove fairies exist and look at the implications if they do.
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Links for this episode:
- Arthur Conan Doyle’s book The Coming of the Fairies
- Edward Gardner’s book Fairies: A Book of Real Fairies
- Book Reflections on the Cottingley Fairies: Frances Griffiths – in Her Own Words: With Additional Material by Her Daughter Christine
- Children’s book The Fairy Ring: Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World
- Illustrated children’s book Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real
- Terry Jones’s book Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book
- The movie FairyTale: A True Story
- Link to the photos (incl. alleged unretouched version)
- Cottingley Fairies
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1920 article
- Arthur C Clarke’s World of Strange Powers (Fairies)
- Princess Mary’s Gift Book
- Joe Cooper’s 1982 article “Cottingley: At Last the Truth”
- Daughter’s 2009 interview
- The Grand Chain in The Lancers
- History of Catholicism in Japan
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