Sunday, April 1, 2007

Real Fairies

Here’s an item for the Cabinet, sent to me by Tinkergirl over at Brass Goggles: a mummified fairy has been found in the countryside near Derbyshire, UK. The fairy, delicate and clearly well-preserved, was one of several found when a crack opened in the side of a barrow (burial mound). It is exquisite, with skeletal wings, and immensely detailed: eyebrows and fingernails are still intact. The barrow where it was found appeared to contain more than twenty bodies.

The article says:
”The 8-inch remains, complete with wings, skin, teeth, and flowing red hair have been examined by anthropologists and forensic experts who can confirm that the body is genuine. X-rays of the ‘fairy reveal an anatomically identical skeleton to that of a child. The bones, however, are hollow like those of a bird, making them particularly light.”

Wow! Such an important discovery has not been made since the ground-breaking Piltdown Man, and can be compared with the surprising and pivotal Archeoraptor, as well as the discoveries of Reiner Protsch and Shinichi Fujimura.


Anonymous said...

i don't know if you know this is a hoax:

Heather McDougal said...

Ah! I hadn't seen this article, thanks for the link.

However, check the date on this post...and read some of the links, you'll find some interesting stuff.


Anonymous said...

Omg you people are crule why would you want to put a dead fairy in your cabinet for? = o ='[ made me wanna cry!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other anonymous. You should give the fairy a decent funeral.

Anonymous said...

I would not leave this amazing discovery in a cabinet I would make it known and have a place for people to come see it, it is not something that needs to be hidden. They where here and I'm certain that they are still some living in the world.