The Cottingley Fairies are a series of five truly puzzling black and white photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, two young cousins living in Cottingley near Bradord in England, depicting the two in various activities with supposed fairies. In 1917, when the first two photos were taken, Elsie was 16 years old and Frances was 10.
Hoax Admission Was Coherced After Years Of High Pressure
In 1981 the two women admitted to faking all but one of the photographs (after almost certain constant pressure of 60 plus years to do so) but insisted that they really had seen fairies. The confessions are extremely difficult to accept since wing transparency is noted in the photos.
Fakery Exists Only If Transparent Cardboard Does Which It Does Not
Even cardboard cutouts of that era were not transparent. Wind is named as the culprit when it comes to fluttering wings of the fairies. Strange how that same wind did not affect the girls in a similiar manner. The energy cone photo is truly puzzling.
Energy Cone Photo Beyond Scope For Schoolgirls To Fake
Folklore indicates that fairies utilize such energy on rainy or overcast days. The day was overcast the day this photo was taken. Skeptics got what they wanted. Basic deathbed confessions which can never be recanted.
Hoax Tag Too Easily Applied To These Unsettling Images
Believers and those with open minds are left with the photographs. Do fairies exist? That is up to each individual to decide.