Faeries likes and dislikes

You do not have to believe in faeries. You must be willing to objectively see what’s going on around you, but you don’t have to believe.

The faeries are real, whether you believe in them or not. They won’t stay where they’re ignored or ridiculed, but they are very, very real.

I fully realize how odd it sounds, to say that I see faeries and interact with them. I mean, I would never mention this in conversation at a corporate cocktail party, and expect to be taken seriously!

However, I really do see them, and others do too, regardless of how they explain them. Even complete skeptics notice the flitting lights and shadows in our home, and often ask what they are. Sometimes I say, “I don’t know,” which is true. At other times, I’ll admit, “We think they’re faeries.”

Regardless of the explanation, the visitor will usually comment that he/she is still seeing these odd little things, later.

So, if you raise an eyebrow as you read this, it’s okay. I know that, whether or not you believe in them, you will see them if they’re nearby.

It will take an open mind to accept their reality.

How to attract faeries

How do you attract faeries? Like other beings, faeries have their own likes and dislikes. It’s difficult to say, “Oh, this will definitely work,” because they’re just like you and me in that respect.

We have our own reasons for going places.

For example, I love libraries but if the librarians are snooty, I won’t go back a second time.

So, if you don’t let the faeries know that you are aware of them and appreciate them, they may not return.

Here are common likes (and dislikes) of faeries:


  • Tidiness, order, and cleanliness, especially in the kitchen
  • Bread and cake – little bits set out in the evening
  • Something that clearly invites them. The faerie door is a good example.
  • Milk or water, set out in the evening, perhaps in a nice thimble (but not one made of iron or steel)
  • Glittery and shiny things – small bells, marbles, jewelry (no iron or steel)
  • Music – light, happy music, even singing in the shower can help
  • Low lighting – they are most often seen at dusk and dawn, but a small candle (electric is okay) can guide them to your home


  • Iron things. Especially scissors left out in plain view. Pins, knives, anything made of iron will frighten them, sometimes.
  • Clutter, disorder, stacks of things that haven’t been sorted, and so on
  • Bells. I know that some faeries like bells, but they are their own bells. If your cat wears a bell, or you have a very rude alarm clock, or something like that, the noise may drive away the faeries.
  • Water. Many “psychic” experiences are attributed to a deep, hidden stream under a building. Some faeries are the opposite: They don’t like to cross a stream, hidden or visible. (Then again, we have plenty of faeries who live in or near the water, so this isn’t a firm rule.)
  • Looking them in the eye. It is said that you can gain control over a faerie, especially a Leprechaun, if you look him/her straight in the eye and hold that gaze.

Forest illustration by Timo Balk
Used with permission.

202 thoughts on “Faeries likes and dislikes”

  1. What the hell is this crap… To everyone out there- Faeries ARE NOT REAL! Neither is Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny!

    “You do not have to believe in faeries. You must be willing to objectively see what’s going on around you, but you don’t have to believe.” – this is a bunch of crap, no one believes in them! Morons!

  2. To Rob:

    A friend of mine, Janet Farrar, once told me how she deals with the frightening faeries. She imagines herself much bigger than them, and then she bellows, “**** OFF!” (If you’ve ever met Ms. Farrar, she’s petite and usually very polite. I’m not sure that the faeries are afraid of her, but they’d certainly be startled!)

    I’ve used something similar, but simply imagining myself huge seems to be enough.

    I’ve also heard people recommend imagining the negative faeries as “pretend” and not real. That seems to diminish their power, although those faeries are very real.

    Iron will usually drive away all faeries. It might be the best way to start, if you have a problem with the negative faeries. You can remove the iron and invite the kind faeries back, later.

    I’ll write an article about this, later. It’s a good question. Thanks for asking!

  3. To Kay: I browsed the site and it looks lovely… and original. That’s refreshing!

    (If you want to annoy the faeries, “borrow” art or articles from a site that the faeries like. *shudder* I wouldn’t do it.)

    Thanks for sharing that link!

  4. To “Ted Williams”:

    If the faeries aren’t real and “no one believes in them,” I’m not sure why you bothered to post this comment at all.

    Of course faeries are real. If they weren’t, people like you would just shrug off websites by believers.

    (And, for the record, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny have roots deep in “the old ways” and — in their original contexts — very real as well. There may not be entities delivering commercially manufactured gifts on their respective holidays, but those of us who connect with earth-based spirituality will affirm that we can receive wonderful gifts. Like the faeries, it’s all a matter of knowing what to look for.)

  5. Hi Fiona,

    I like your website very much…lots of good information here. I especially like the suggestion you got from Janet Farrar for dealing with unpleasant (bad) faeries, excellent idea!

    Thank you for your nice comment about realfairies.net – we really appreciate it.

    Natalie Lynn

  6. Do you know what hypodermic needles are made of?

    I’m looking to attract faeries, but I’m diabetic, and any energies that appear to build seem to almost completely dissipate whenever I do anything related to my health. It makes me wonder if my needles are made of iron?

  7. Wow. It’s nice to see a site this nice and plausible! Certianly a nice change of pace. May I ask, as someone interested in further research, what book(s) would you suggst to start with?

  8. What a beautiful site! I’ve also heard that putting thyme on window sills and door thresh holds will attract faeries and I agree with Fiona. It’ kind of like an atheist. They have to know that there is some type of higher being to not believe in it.

  9. Thanks for the concise article about attracting fairies. I’m applying some of these principles as soon as I get off this computer! Even the skeptic must admire the beauty of nature and fairies are manifestations of nature’s beauty.

  10. How do you become one? I read on the internet that you get there dust & add milk & mix it up than you drink it…. But than someone else said that thats not true. So idk….

  11. This is for the People that say this is crap….

    why did you take time to Post a comment for it being Crap when your the one who wanted to read this in the first place?
    i think that deep inside you know they are real but you dont Do alot of Effort in showing them you want them to come

    trust me
    i know they are Real but i am lazy and i wont do alot of things but i start now

  12. If you don’t believe in Fairies (or the magick of the Fae Folk), then why are you here on this site? It’s very rude to come into someone’s space and insult them, and that’s why you CAN’T see them, because you won’t open your mind.

    I found this information helpful! Thank you so much. I can’t wait to make my own Faerie Door!

  13. I believe that the fey do exist. You just have to know where and when to look. I have a friend that can see them as well, and one in particular has taken quite a liking to her. I have seen all of her documented evidence and personally, I say if ghosts have been proven to exist, why not faeries, dragons, mermaids, skinwalkers, werewolves, vampires, or anything else out there? I mean how do you explain all the recorded data of several eyewitness accounts dating back to before the Dark Ages? Call those that believe in them what you will, but I do have my own experiences. I was left with a deep gouge on my left arm after I made a joke about a lupine fey attacking one of my friends and it had appeared not long afterward out of no where. I am Wiccan and am used to weird things like this, but not quite as violent.

  14. Even so, ones beliefs have to be respected weather or not it’s the Easter bunny, Santa Clause, Yahweh, Jesus, the tooth (or any) fairy, etc, etc. Religious wars start over ridicule of other peoples beliefs. Magellan said to a Native “My God is the only one! ” He came back and the “Heathens” defeated him.

    Besides there needs to be a respect between minority faiths as the abrahamic majority oftentimes discriminates against Atheist, Wiccans, Scientologist, etc alike.


  16. To Ted Williams

    Keep your thoughts to yourself, this is someones belief. If you are only spreading that you think it’s crap, why come on at all?

    Beautiful, really interesting site!! x

  17. wow this is a nice site ^^ ive been looking for a website for a little over an hour but all that stuff just doesnt make sense! i was reading the books Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. i was wondering if the stuff in there could be real facts on fairies.

    also is it true that faeries dont like iron and steel cuz its poison to them and it burns their skin?, (er not literaly in flames!! but like when u touch the hot stove)

  18. this was really insitful for all the sites i’ve been to find out this are just about the disney kind of faeries. they usually say that they are nice carming things that are born from a baby’s laugh. this could be true for certian faerie courts.

    thank you so very much for this i needed to know that someone out there actually knew about faeries the real deal.

    to ted williams, if you do read this i must tell you that i have seem asrai (which are small faeries) playing outside my grandmothers house when i was a little girl they would aften get tangled in my hair. i was eight of nine. they don’t seem to like to play with 12 year olds. but maybe it was just that i was a yong women then and so for they thought that i forgot about them. i might not have lefting my child hood behind but i do seem them once in a while. i also feed them. milk with honey and bread on top, they love it.

    and did you know that everytime someone says they don’t believe in them, one dies!!!

  20. I’ve had faeries around me all my life…not to mention the sames ones have lived with me for all my 19 years of life. Also I love them to death…but what about Pixies…is there a difference between them and faeries or do I just have tricksters among my friends?

  21. Fiona, I recently have begun studying the craft and have some of Farrar’s books. Very wonderful. As for Ted Williams, he sounds bitter and angry so I will try sending some positive enery and blessings his way so he may be enlightened and find peace soon. Blessings to all!

  22. Kassie, I believe that needles are made from steel, which is related to iron. However, I think it’s more likely that the faeries are conscious of your health issues and don’t want to do anything that would cause an adrenaline surge or upset your sugar balance.

    In your situation, I think it’s important to be very patient with the faeries, and assure them that you’re okay.

  23. Megan, Among modern books, I recommend anything by Katharine Briggs. There are many wonderful 19th century books, as well, but some can be very difficult to read and wander into fantasy. Briggs’ works are among my favorites for genuine research.

  24. Destiny, thanks for sharing that information about thyme. Some herbs definitely attract the faeries, and it seems likely that thyme would appeal to them.

  25. May, I’ve heard several “recipes” that are supposed to help a person become a faerie. However, I think it’s a little silly. People are who they are, whether they’re part faerie or not. Feeding my cat “people food” won’t make him a human, but I like to think that many of us (and our pets) are close to the faerie world, without changing anything.

  26. Samy, I think you’re right, and I can only be sympathetic when someone insists that faeries aren’t real. To me, it’s like insisting that rainbows aren’t real, either. There may be people who’ve never seen a rainbow (or encountered any evidence of faeries), but what’s real is real, whether people believe or not.

  27. Viviana, I’m not sure that anyone knows why faeries avoid iron and steel, but your explanation is as good as any.

    There are also people who feel that the iron symbolizes the Iron Age, which is when people began to ignore or deny the existence of faeries.

  28. Felicity, I’m delighted that this website has been helpful. I’ll have more time to add to it in 2010, and I look forward to sharing more information, then. This site is definitely the real deal, and I hope to reach more people with this kind of information. I think our world needs it more than ever, now.

  29. Cosmic elf, thanks for your comment. However, there are no records of faeries actually dying. A 19th century writer observed a faerie funeral once, but he soon realized that they were just pretending… mimicking a ritual they’d seen in our world.

  30. Jonathon, pixies are generally regarded as one kind of faerie, just as leprechauns are faeries of a different kind, and so on. Pixies can be pranksters, and that can set them slightly apart from some more serious faeries, but… they’re still faeries.

  31. Fiona, is ther any chance that I could see a faerie?
    I am 15 so of course i live with my parents and siblings and my house is ussualy a mess, and there are certainly many objects made of iron. Is it adamant that I will not see them If the house is like this? Also, we have no garden and I can not make a garden. The most we have is a backyard where chickens are in a coop. I have been wanting to see them for a long time but never really been able to make my house suitable to contact them.

  32. Faerie tales have been around for ages. People liked to make up things. People still do today.

    I personally believe that these ‘faeries’ that you see are devil spirits, fallen angels that have come only to confuse and get you farther away from God. But not everyone believes in God mostly because the Adversary tricks people into believing things that really aren’t what they are.

    All supernatural things are devil spirits or fallen angels or demons. Ghosts or Taihbs(Which is ghost in Gaelic) are all devil spirits.
    I’ve seen them how they truly are. It is in the Bible. As an Unorthodox Christian we run fellowships and we do not go with popular beliefs given by churches. We are nondenominational, and we do what the Bible and God tells us to do.

  33. Gywnivere (or did you mean to spell it Gwynivere?),

    Thanks for sharing your opinions. Let’s agree to disagree. This isn’t a forum for religious debate.

    This website discusses faeries. If you think they don’t exist, that we “make up” faeries, or that they’re “devil spirits,” you’ll probably enjoy other websites far more than this one.


  34. I have always been fascinated with Faeries and Pixies. I have always wanted to see one and i hope i do. Where is it most commom to find them? Can they do anything special? Abilities I mean? That would be terriffic to know. How do you communicate with them? A chant? Or some kind of phrase? I am just so interested to know. Thanks:)

  35. Thanks for producing a very fine website. And I’m very glad that you’ve chosen to continue with your podcasts. As of 2007, I’ve had many encounters with the Fair Folk, fortunately all have gone well. With that said, I wish you many good times, and keep up the good work!

  36. fiona, i absolutely love your website, its simplicity is perfect but full of great facts that i enjoy reading, i love gathering more information on faeries…
    i also share the same problem as Arkro… and i would love to have some advice on helping me see a faerie…i know i have seen faeries before and i still do but i would like to befriend one if possible… this is a great love of my life and i would love to embrace it… but i need your help.

    i would also like to thank you for having this website up for people to read and enjoy…it very helpful!
    as to people like Ted who dont believe in the magnificent magic around us, why did you bother reading this and then writing a comment…this is our space to enjoy not yours so please dont spoil it for people who embrace it.

    thanks again fiona for having a wonderful website up for me to appreciate…

  37. Have you ever heard that fairies can’t lie? Probably, huh? I wonder why. I hope to become an author one day (I’m 14 now) and I had this character state why he thinks his own kind can’t lie (haven’t written the story down yet though…). Why do you think they can’t lie, if you think they can’t. ^^ Thank you.

  38. Annabelle, I’ve never heard that faeries can’t lie. Of course, they seem to care so little about people’s reactions — and they’re so often mischievous — I’m sure that some faeries never lie.

    It’s a good device for a story. Keep writing! I look forward to seeing your stories in print, some day.

    Cheerfully, Fiona

  39. bekee,

    Thanks for your comments! I’m always happy to meet others who are as fascinated with faeries as I am.

    Cheerfully, Fiona

  40. Whitefoxx,

    Thank you! I’m continuing the podcasts every two weeks, and I’ll be delving more deeply into faerie facts and folklore in future podcasts.

    Cheerfully, Fiona

  41. Sam,

    There are no simple answers to your questions. Faeries seem to connect with the land, so any place in nature is probably a good starting point.

    Different faeries behave in different ways, with different abilities… the same as humans are very different, one from another.

    Most communication seems to be telepathic, but that’s just a guess.

    I hope that helps!

    Cheerfully, Fiona

  42. I just want to make this clear for those who think faeries are actually demons or evil spirits fooling people.
    Sure, there are , no doubt, demonic entities who DO Pretend to be faeries and DO fool people. Demons also imitate angels as well- and yet both angesl and faeries actually exist.

    I am a non-denominational Christian– and I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior– and hope to accept Him even more– After praying to Jesus to allow me to meet one of these Nature Guardians– I left the timing up to Him as to when , how , where, etc..
    Well guess what!! a month later, my prayer was answered unexpectedly. My sister and father got into a huge family argument which left our household very quiet and depressive. I was very sad that following Monday and while just staring in my hair in the morning sunlight– I was taken off guard by someone looking at me with empathy and compassion — I looked towards that section of my hair and –gawking in complete shock, looked right into the eyes of a sweet Faery Being- very delicate and thin– soft cocoa brown skin and wide set eyes tilted up a bit. small delicate mouth, nose and chin– and high cheekbones and a high forehead. Her hair was pulled back. Her eyes were totally all dark chocolate brown with no irises. She looked very soft , regal and humble at the same time. I will never forget this encounter and how the Lord answered my prayer to meet one of these Beings. Her eyes had Christ’s light and empathy reflecting out of them.

    Sure, there are no doubt those in the faerie realm who work on Satan’s side. The devil knows how to seduce anyone- wether humans, aliens, faery, gnomes, elves, angels, whoever.

    I found out that morning, back on May 31, 2008 that God also has His Helpers of all Beings– not just humans– Many work on His side too. He allowed me to encounter one.

    I can’t share this experience with my Christian friends– they are not ready to accept this — maybe after they die they will be shown– God permitted me to see. Maybe because I was ready for more truth.

    Even those in other realms can’t wait to see Jesus’ High priestly prayer come to pass- the one He prayed with His disciples saying, “On Earth as in Heaven”.

    After my beautiful encounter , I’ve also seen flying colored lights fly over our apple tree, dance at the ceiling of our living room after playing some music for the faery, and seeing a red light fly over some cars and head into a wooded area while I was coming home from our shopping mall… They are very real.
    Be careful Christians, in judging these Beings as being of the devil. Many work for our Creator and they work hidden and do not normally call attention to themselves.

  43. I find iron is uncomfortable, like a buzzing or itching sensation, not really a burn, but I don’t think I’m all faery, just part. Maybe it’s stronger for one of more fey blood. I’ve also always been messy, and I see shadows or lights of faeries about my room sometimes, like they’re trying to clean up, so no, I don’t think you have to be well organized for them to come near you. I do have lots of shiny things in my room, though, including wind chimes of a high tone that remind me of faeries, because I like shiny. Faeries have good taste ^-^.

  44. I think I’ve been attracting faeries lately. Though I fear I may have driven them away because I’ve always been uneasy with the idea of faeries being around me. I’ve always kind of thought they were bad luck since they like to play pranks and stuff and I don’t like pranks. I’ve had a rough experience lately with psychosis which made me fearful of any kind of spirit. The faeries came around to help me and I wasn’t sure whether they were truly there to help me or not, but some bad stuff happened and I automatically blamed them. I feel bad and I wish I could make it up to them somehow. I’d like to communicate to them that I’m scared and I feel too frail for pranks right now, but I’m not really sure how. Any input would be appreciated.


  45. Colleen,

    It’s best to wait until you feel stronger. There are dark faeries and light ones — good and bad — and I wouldn’t recommend risking an encounter with one of the darker ones.


  46. dear coleen,

    Fiona is right. i am not sure, but i have a feeling that if you try to call them while you are weak, the ones who work for Satan will take advantage of you. I have been trying to call them because i do believe. However, i am young and live with my parents. They would think that this is ridiculous and send me to a shrink. So, i attract them in secret. My family are very catholic, andI have been awaiting a worker of God. I believe that i do have some fae blood. i am 60-65% Irish, and have traced my bloodline back to old Ireland. I can sense dark presences, ( a dark presence feels very heavy and cold in a random spot, and can vary in size. they can even take up a whole room, which is not uncommon.) I wait in anticipation for one, and have seen them before, but paid them no regard. now that i know what they are, i want more to come. Just please wait to be stronger.

  47. I absulotly agree with everything you have said. Fearies ARE real they may not be seen, but they are. It takes an open mind to see them so, to those who think fearies are fake, forgive me but, try to gain an open mind, there is most defidentally more than what meets the eye.

  48. Very useful. I think it all depends on the species and Court (Unseelie vs. Seelie) though. It’s a wonder I even see them in my room, it’s so messy in here.

  49. Hi there
    I really do believe in faeries and I think this website is cool.
    Do you know if animals can always see faeries?

  50. Aww – this is such a nicely compiled website.

    You have done a very good job Fiona – I am most definitely bookmarking your site, I found it fun to read so far, and made me conscious of my surroundings again, which is always a good thing.

    Thanks for putting this up for all of us.


  51. Wow i love your site :) Its very refreshing and interesting :). Would the Janet Farrar that you are friends with be the famous Wiccan author? If so i am currently reading and studying some of her work, i would dlove it if you could tell her what a big fan i am :) Also i am going out to a woodland nearby me home that has always been special and magickal for me and setting up a few things to try and attract faries. Also the name i have used is an alias (sorry, but some past friends of mine are trying thier best to humiliate me) My real identity is the name of my email address. :D :D Thanks so much :D Your site has given me a nice ending to my hectic day :D

  52. Yes, animals can see faeries- A friend of mine’s puppy kept playing with something invisible in my friend’s faery garden in Arizona- and so she kept taking photos with her digital camera in those areas at night- A glowing white winged Being appeared in all of her photos!

  53. Hello, faeries do exist, along with all kinds of things. Those who violently deny that they live may be the decendants of those who thought the first match was evil. Time to open your mind for all kinds of possibilities in this world. These lovely creatures are my helpers, and I thank them. By the way, they really love a freshly baked cookie. :^)

  54. Hi Fiona,
    I kept seeing flitting shadows out of the corner of my eye, it almost looks like flapping wings. It started in the last few days, and the other night I had a very vivid dream about butterflies.
    In fact, I did a bit of a spring clean on my house in recent weeks which may explain why they might be suddenly around.
    I’ve believed in fairies for quite a while, but this is the first time I’ve really seen anything (well once I saw a green light in Glendalough – it’s in Wicklow, Ireland and has an abundance of fairies).
    Anyway just wanted everyone to know that it is possible to see them!
    Fairy Blessings :)

  55. I just wanted to share an experience that my cousin Emily and I had one night. Okay, in my backyard we we have a pond with a dry rock river bed leading from trees on the left side of the yard (looking from the backdoor) that leads into the pond. On the right side of the pond we have our trailer which is closer to the right side of the wall. The pond is a kinda centered along the back wall of our yard, though there’s space to walk behind it without touching the wall. On the left and right side we have two willows that hang down slightly. In front of the pond we have a brick fire place a bit away. You kind ofhave a mental image now so you’ll get what I mean easier when I explain what we heard.

    It was really late, two or three in the morning, and we were sitting by the fireplace. My back was towards the trailer and angled slightly towards the willow on the right. Emily was sitting to my left and with her back towards the back door a bit more. We had both of our feet propped up on the edge of the bricks on the fireplace. I have an ocarina and I wanted to show her a couple of songs that I was working on so I played Mercedes’ Lullaby from Pan’s Labrynth. After I finished we just sat there for a moment and then we kinda started to hear footsteps coming from behind me, near the tree the gravel was crunching like slow footsteps, almost like someone was creeping up or trying to get a look without being caught. I sat and stared straight ahead, I never turned to look behind me but Emily turned to look over by the trees. I turned to herand asked ifshe heard it too. Sh said yeah and asked if the dogs were outside. The dogs were inside sleeping in my parents’ room so it wasn’t them. But then we started to smell herbs or something, kinda like sweet grass and vanilla? So we both turned to look at the tree and I could just feel eyes staring back. I turned to Emilyagain and asked if she could smell anything, she said it smelled like vanilla and then we heard the gravel shift again like someone was just moving their position. So I just looked at her and smiled, asking if she wanted to go in and she just laughed and said “Yes please!” When we got inside we went into the kitchen to to make tea. We have a window that juts out a kittle from the wall and into the back yard. After a few minutes I started to hear tapping on the wall near the window. Emily didn’t hear it at first but she heard it when something started tapping on the side of the window. We gave a soft smile and I waved out the window before we walked into the living room to talk and watch tv.

    We thought it was an interesting experience considering the full moon, the scent, the pond and that I had just been playing music. By the way an ocarina is a type of wind instrument, the closest thing I can think of would be a flute but it’s shaped differently. We thought you might have wanted to hear our story, there’s been other things that were odd but I’ll save those for now.

    I love this site, it’s had things that I was able to add to my notes on folklore and such. Emily and I are now working on creating a door for each of us to put in our houses, so we’re pretty excited to see how these turn out. Thank you so much for all of the information and time you put into your site :)!

  56. I want to start a fairy garden and have been drawing up some ideas for faerie houses. One of my ideas would need a soup can as the home’s main structure. Would the metal from the soup can repel faeries? Also I have seen many people who decorate the inside of these homes. Is it a must or can I leave it empty to allow the faerie to make it their own.

  57. Let us not hope that Ted has slain a faerie. Of course the fay folk exist. There are a large number of them in the woods near us, well, dryads at least. From what they tell me, they are long ago displaced by some event, which threatened their home of Palmyra. Perhaps the Withered Aegis? At any rate, many of them left the old country to venture to new, peaceful lands where they now propagate in safety.
    Having saved one, I have become friends and welcome with advance notice to many of their haunts. I have walked their halls and met a few of their queens. Phaedra has taken me flying and Naomi watches over my garden. My home is open to them despite their sometimes being a little pesky with their “borrowing” of certain things. But, I hold nothing against them, for this is simply how they are.
    I am told that a little girl in England was once allowed to photograph them, but since her, none but I have been allowed that they know of. I feel privileged.

  58. fiona i live in the countrey side in ireland and there is a hill when we go up there just beside the second gate there is a crack shaped like a square . one day i went up there and vines were there the next day i went up there and they were gone and just below it and no where along the rest of the rock their were cut signs and every saturday night their is a glowing light i do belive in faeries but is there one there.

  59. How do you know if you are part fae? Iron doesn’t burn me, but my body rejects it. I have been anemic my entire life and cannot take iron supplements without getting sick. Doctors have no idea why. My body builds up large amounts of static electricity. Anything with a battery (especially watches) go dead near me. I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes I just know things. I met my husband because I knew where he would be without any explanation. I tend to be a perfectionist and a little OCD about things being in order. I have always felt different from everyone else, but have never been sure why. After reading the info on your site, it just got me thinking…

  60. Kelly,

    A fae connection might explain some of what’s going on. In fact, your “symptoms” are consistent with what many other people — people who feel a fae connection — have said.

    It’s impossible for me to say whether you actually have faerie ancestry. I can only reference Irish traditions, where almost anyone with Milesian Irish ancestry probably has some Tuatha De Danann in his or her family tree.

    However, there are similar Scandinavian traditions regarding faerie ancestry, and I’m sure you’ll find other fae links in additional ethnic histories.


  61. Hello Patrick,

    The best way to find out about that location is to ask some of the older people in your area. They probably know all the local faerie sites and homes, but they may not expect anyone to believe them… so they often keep that information to themselves.


  62. Brie,

    The best way to decide if the soup can will work… is to try it. Though the can many have some iron content, it might not bother your faeries.

    Mostly, it’s good to experiment and see what happens. Decorate it if you like; leave the inside “as is” if that seems right to you.

    Fiona Broome

  63. you are out of your mind!!! your all a bunch of freaking idiots to believe in such rediculous idiocracy. I came acrostyour site by accident and continued to browse it for hours just to make fun of how stupid it is.

  64. Well, Bob, if you have time to “browse [this site] for hours,” you have my sympathy. On many levels.

  65. Thank you for your response. As a matter of fact, I am of Irish and Cherokee Indian heritage. I guess it is possible I could have some Fae blood in me somewhere. Do you know of anyone who is part Fae? I am just wondering if there may be other things I could do that I am not aware of.

  66. This is all very interesting. I have recently had a revelation of sorts that I probably have fae blood also. I am severely anemic, now at a life threatening stage and my body has been rejecting iron in all forms for about 2 yrs. My levels are now just under 8 and the Drs are trying pills but have very little hope and its not going well. I wonder what a persons to do… I am in the process of hiring someone to temporarily fill my position at work because my Dr doesn’t want me working around stress since my heart could fail at any point. So what happens once my levels drop even lower. I can hardly function on a day to day basis as is and it only gets worse almost daily. Any suggestions from other fae that have experienced this? I have a 13 yr old son and death simply isn’t an option. I need to fix this… yesterday.

  67. O my gg im like crazy about faeries ive never really seen one for certain can you tell me a way to get them to like me?:)

  68. Dear Fiona I have seen things out of the corner of my eye since i was little,I’ve had dreams about faeries,I live in the middle of some woods, and I’m an artist so maybe I’ll see a faery some day.:)You said there are faeries in your house what is it like to live with them? P.S This site is AMAZING!

  69. I saw real fairies for the first time, that I remember in this life, that is, in 2011. They were the most gorgeous delicate beings I’ve ever flickered. . .they gave off a beautiful white glow that blinked on and off, NOT LIKE FIREFLIES. . .they were quite different. One appeared to me with delicat features that were barely visible with the human eye, and only for a short few seconds. . .I saw a fragile outline of a body, almost see through, like the sun shining through a katydid. The fairy was approximately three inches long with wings very like cicadas. . .I was enchanted!

  70. I’ve had two bus cards mysteriously disappear from my room. The second one broke within a day of use (they are magnetic cards that save me money on the bus), and when I woke up today with the intention of calling the company to fix it, it’s all of a sudden gone.

    I have a strong feeling that some cheeky pixies or some other are behind this, and I can’t seem to get them to stop!

    Do you have any recommendations if you feel your things are being taken or hidden by the Fae? I hear they don’t like being disrespected but we *are* much bigger than them. I’ve said many times aloud in my room, “This ISN’T funny! GIVE IT BACK YOU LITTLE [email protected]#[email protected]!S!!!”

    So… I’m at wit’s end! I don’t even want to buy a new card!

  71. Thankyou so much, I do have a question. A faerie has decided to hide my sunglasses. I know faeries love shiny and sparkly things these particularly had crystals imbedded in the ear pieces. Is there anything I can do to find them or to retrieve them? And to all those that dont believe in faeries, they are real if you just open your mind. There are so many things that people are closed minded to that they miss the magical and wonderful world.

  72. hi i rly like your website even though im only 11 i want to get to know the faeries more but im afraid ill run into a bad faerie,could you give some advise………………………….also im not very good with tidiness

  73. are there any kinds of certain herbs the faeries would like? i have been reading brian froud a lot do you think his facts are true?

  74. There are so many amazing books that have to do with faeries, good and bad. I’ve read and loved two of the many series I’ve read. One is Tithe, and the other is 13 Treasures. In the second one, there are various ways that the human characters use to ward off both courts (Seelie and Unseelie), including using the colour red to disguise oneself or something one does not want the faeries to discover. I’ve been searching far and wide in the Internet, and I can’t seem to find another site that says the same thing. So much of the lore around the fair folk is contradictory, and I would like to know if the red thing is correct, or close to correct. I also found someone say (internet) that the faeries dislike people wearing green. Any answer to this would be awesome…and any other ways to repel the fae would be of help. My reason is that I write stories, and I want my facts to be straight. Well, as straight as possible when it comes to the Fay. Please help? Danke~

  75. Ted Williams, you should get off this site. And plus if you don’t believe in them then why are you here in the first place. It would make anyone believe that you have no life and only go on these sites to give you stinky opinion that no one cares about.

  76. I have recently have discovered my faerie blood, and need to know more… Does anyone have any names of good books on Faerie Magick or Faerie lore in general?

  77. I have recently become intrigued by the fair folk, not sure why as I never have been into them much, though have had a fascination with the paranormal and fantasy since I was little. My intrigue is both from an entertainment aspect (I blame the 80’s movies Troll and Labyrinth, and in wondering of their reality as I have had some different life experiences that have broadened my already open mind. I want to be friends with a good folk, but see, I am not all human myself kind of a mutant. A predatory one. It is hard to explain and I’m still working on that self discovery journey and connecting, communication, and control with a couple special but quiet mentors to help in what ways they can and who have their own extra bits of unique abilities. One is my boyfriend who is a generation older than I. He’s kind of like Gandalf character but without the f/x and props. He isn’t allowed to share about lots cause of something that he has learned to listen to tells him it wouldn’t be advisable… Long story…and true, at least to our shared reality. He says fair folk are probably to afraid of my inner beast to want to be friends, but surely they would be able to detect I don’t wish to harm to spite my nature? Also about 16 yrs ago I might have physically changed for a few hrs. But I don’t know how and it hasn’t happened since. I don’t expect to be believed by Nyone and to have my sanity questioned but it is as I’ve shared, honest. Aren’t predators still of the natural world where a fair folk could be friends with them and learn to not be fearful of them?

  78. Hello,

    I posted a question late last night I believe under this section.
    The question and a bit of background to explain/support it was fairly eccentric sounding I don’t doubt, but heartful and true – now upon checking back to see if it has received answer it appears to have been deleted. I don’t think it was inappropriate or anything?
    I will present it again here and hope for the best. If it is something on my part that had my question go away I understand and meant no trouble.

    My question was how does a predatory being (a meat eating one, not another form of predation) befriend the fair folk without potentially scaring them off?

    I believe I am a mutant human because I no of no other term to label the complexity of what I have as my nature and abilities. I have a boyfriend who has abilities and shares a similiar mutant trait though different branch of the same tree so to speak, plus, could be considered a wizard but without the F/X, props, or common views of such people influenced greatly by the entertainment industry and to an extent some faiths.I am still on a journey of self discovery with his help and another mentor to communicate, connect, and control that part of myself which is primarily subconcious to act. I’ve recently become intrigued by the fair folk. I’ve always been into the paranormal and fantasy since I was little. I never paid the fae much interest or mind, but for some reason now am quite interested in their reality outside of myth and entertainment as well as within those areas too. My boyfriend due to an overseer of his powers isn’t allowed to verify that the fae exist to me, but he says he thinks they might not want to meet me because they would be concerned about my predatory nature. He did say though that perhaps I could win over their trust if I tried which I am going to do. Do you guys think a fair folk would accept my friendship even though I have a large, predatory beast inside me? Predators are still part of the natural world, right. Also, about 16 yrs. again (I’m 37) I think I may have physically changed for a few hrs. I’m not sure how and it hasn’t happened since. I’m not a wereanimal or skinwalker that I know of but have been told I can be liken to such hence my attraction with that interest also. I don’t know if it relates to the fair folk or not, but wonder if they would know or be able to say anything. Although I really just want to meet one. A good one. So that’s that. Appreciate your time and ears.

  79. Fairies are real, and I have said so at numerous parties. Maybe that’s why I don’t get invited to parties anymore… I love fairies…I love how sweet they can be and I never want them to stop visiting me. So I build them gardens and leave them gifts and sing them songs. I hope they like my songs, and I will never stop leaving them gifts!

  80. To Ted Williams, you are being ridiculous. Don’t just ASSUME that fairies aren’t real. How can you KNOW? Have any PROOF? Because I have proof that they are real. I talked to one. Sure, Santa and the Easter bunny are stories, (but ever heard of st. Nicholas?) but fairies are real. You think nobody believes in them? Chech out fairyhouses.com, there’s a club of over 1,000 people that all believe. I have my own club too with almost a dozen believers. You are the moron, and this is no crap.

  81. Poor poor Ted Williams, some are not able to exp. life in all it’s mysteries. I can account that Faeries are very real, most would call me crazy or stupid etc but I myself have direct ancestry to the Tuatha de Danaan(Danann). If my family is real, guess what that makes Faeries. BAAAM!!

    Ps if you’d like to know my direct ancestor is Danu.

  82. @ Megan: Some good books about faeries I would recommend are;
    Faeries Brian Froud and Alan Lee
    The Faery Teachings Orion Foxwood
    Meeting The Other Crowd Eddie Lenihan
    The Sidhe John Matthews
    Fairy Faith In Celtic Countries Walter Evan Wentz
    ‘Creatures Of Faerie’ chapter from Monsters John Michael Greer
    ‘The Wee People’ chapter from Out Of The Dark Brad Steiger
    ‘Nature Spirits:Devas Or Devils’ and ‘Sacred Places Of The Deiform Spirits’ chapters from Shadow World also from Brad Steiger
    As Fiona recommends, any book from Katherine Briggs

  83. Hi , Everyone
    Please contact me if you would like any fairy furniture built .I have done lots of custom orders locally , I will soon be on Etsy and Shopify .I hope to here from you all soon . Don’t leave them in the cold and rain .

  84. I do believe about fairies
    And I want to make the fairy house with thermecol and fix the furniture in the thermecol

  85. Most communicatin I’ve had with the fairies has been telepathic. Usually when I’m laying down resting at night before I go to sleep I’ll speak to them calling to them and then ask a question and then still my mind and listen for them if they choose to answer or not. I can recognize when they speak into my mind, I also feel it too. If you guys want to believe this or not it’s up to you but I received a telepathic message once and I sensed two spirits speaking together simultaneously and they said…”Yea, but we don’t like to be called demons though; we’d rather be called…”the spirits” or “fairies.” Then I heard it again as confirmation. I sensed that the energy from this message was certainly not my own and that it came from some far out place from somewhere within the universe. Since fairies have access to the heavens or multiverse too.

  86. Dear Fiona,
    I absolutely love the website!!! I was just wondering if faeries like honey?
    My sister has a faery friend named Daisy. She has written to us a couple of times, which is pretty cool.
    There is a chant to help you find the things you lost. You have to be alone somewhere and it has to be quiet. The chant is ‘Faery, Faery, help me find, what is lost and that is mine’. You have to say it three times.
    Thank you for making a wonderful website!

  87. Hi, Fiona. I’m only ten ,(and I also have the same name…), and I’m wondering… I have a secret grotto, but it’s in the desert. The flowers near it always have hummingbirds near, and I read that they like nectar from flowers hummingbirds like. It’s shaded with desert trees, so it’s always cool there. And there’s no cacti! Could faeries possibly live there?

  88. Here’s a tip about fairies they like to eat and drink honey cakes, honeyed milk, plain milk and sweet butter. How to find a fairy,
    looking in the sky or near the bottom of trees. Look at a butterfly. It could be faery. Also, faeries like to travel on the backs of dragonflies and hummingbirds, so watch every flying thing that goes by. I always dress very colorfully. That’s all I could tell u ohh and they LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! Hope u find a fairy! Good luck!!!

  89. Ohh and sometimes books don’t help and nether douse the Internet but you’ll just have to see for your self now don’t you???

  90. Thank you Fiona for such lovely information. And may the Fey Folk bring abundance of peace, love, happiness and blessings to your home and life. As for you Mr. Ted Williams, why is it that a non believer has to force people to believe the way they do? You have to realize that people believe in Magick and the supernatural, because it brings them inner peace, and takes their minds away from the daily sorrow, hatred, religious fanatic, racism, discrimination, war, and dirty politics. All in all in takes us away from the ugly humanity has created on earth, to the beautiful that has always existed since before time. I rather live a life where I believe in the spiritual realm, and know that, that realm will guide me to inner peace and enlightenment. Then to live a life of sorrow and anger like your showing us you live.

  91. Hello Fiona! I am 11 years old and I do believe in faeries after reading 13 treasures and the mortal instrument series. My name isn’t really Stella, it’s just a fake name to put on here. I want to meet a good and kind faerie but I am afraid the bad ones like in 13 treasures will prank me. Is it true that if you wear your clothes inside out it will repel bad faeries? Or if you wear red you can camouflage your self? Please answer :) I really want to know . Thanks Fiona. ( but I live in the city and no where near the woods to forest :( )

  92. Stella, it’s a very good idea to use a fake name when you’re online. Protecting your privacy is extra-important when you’re under 18.

    I’ve heard the legend about inside-out clothing, but I can’t confirm that it works.

    Also, “good” faeries and “bad” faeries are usually terms related to whether you like what they do… or not. A faerie who turns your lemon-lime soft drink to soda water might be “bad,” but you might laugh (and consider the same faerie “good”) if he or she turns an enemy’s soft drink to soda water.

    (Yes, I’ve personally seen a lemon-lime soft drink turned to soda water with magick. I’m not sure that the person who did it was actually fae, but he may be.)

    If you’re bothered by a “bad” faerie, carry something made of iron with you, and leave it on your nightstand at night. That will repel all faeries.


  93. Fairy tale life,

    Thanks for the compliment. Also, some people wander between belief and disbelief. Faeries aren’t quite as easy to “prove” as ghostly activity, so a lot of people choose to pretend faeries aren’t real.

    That’s okay. Maybe it’s a safer path for them. The sky is usually blue, whether or not the viewer is color blind. Likewise, faeries are real, whether people believe in them or not.

    The fact that “Ted Williams” commented here shows that he was interested in the subject of faeries, whether he wants to admit it or not.

    The fact that he felt like he had to comment here… well, I’m guessing that made him feel better, at least for a few minutes. (I don’t envy the mischief he’s probably received from angry faeries, since then.)

    Usually, the people who protest reality the loudest are the same people who most want to believe. I feel sorry for them. They’d feel so much better if they just let go of their skepticism and allowed themselves the magic of believing.


  94. Hey I’m new here and 9 times out of 10 on quizes like ” what fairy elament do you have ” i have been a water fairy . On a website it gave 2 different ways to go to the fairy world and for the first one a I didn’t have all the ingredients to make a mixture . For the second way I couldn’t stay up past midnight to go to fairyland . I don’t know how to go to the magical world . PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN !!!

  95. Rebeca, online quizzes are fun but never take them seriously. If you feel drawn to an element, that’s great. In a related study, feng shui, you can learn how to improve and balance symbols of water around you. That may empower someone who identifies with water.

    Also, water is never a good access to the faerie world. Far too many people have drowned making that kind of mistake. According to many reliable resources, water empowers many darker forces as well as lighter ones. That’s why I like feng shui; it keeps the elements in balance (and darker forces in check), while providing the healthy empowering energy you seek.

    In general, visiting the fae world can be dangerous. The surest route I know is with the guided meditations of R. J. Stewart. Stay with his script and you’re as safe as you can be, in the fae world.

    Potions (especially from online recipes) can be dangerous, full stop, even if you’re not attempting to visit the faerie realm. If a potion can reliably take you to the faerie realm, I’ve never heard of it.

    Staying up past midnight…? I have no idea why that’s supposed to be helpful.

    The “veil” between the fae world and ours may be thinner at “between” times. That can mean midnight itself. It can also mean dawn, noon, dusk, the three nights before the new moon, the turn of the seasonal wheel (like the Winter Solstice, just past), and so on.

    But, there’s another legend: 3 A.M. is supposed to be a moment of power for demons (the bad kind), the Devil, or whatever you want to call an intentionally malicious, ruthless, and controlling spirit. So, anything that leads you to that time of night is very bad advice.

    The magickal world can be accessed through many means. Some are physical, such as entering an active faerie ring. Several stories in folklore make it clear: that’s a dangerous choice.

    Nature can be an access point. I like the way that’s presented in the recent book “The Door Home,” by Kira Flynn. Some of Brian Froud’s work offers different insights, but along the same very natural means of travel between the worlds.

    Other means exist. All of them intuitive and based in some sort of visualization or meditation. (Also, that’s engaged with full consciousness; use no potions, drugs, or alcohol to cloud your judgment. The fae world can be treacherous and deceptive if you land in the wrong company. Think in terms of Nocturne Alley v. Diagon Alley.)

    I hope that’s helpful.

    Fiona Broome

  96. This website is very good. I live in india, here people hardly believe in fairies. I used to believe in them when i was a kid, but all turned to a hoax for others. I now have again started believing in them.

  97. Dear Fiona,
    I absolutely love the website!!! I was just wondering if faeries like honey?
    My sister has a faery friend named Daisy. She has written to us a couple of times, which is pretty cool.
    There is a chant to help you find the things you lost. You have to be alone somewhere and it has to be quiet. The chant is ‘Faery, Faery, help me find, what is lost and that is mine’. You have to say it three times.
    Thank you for making a wonderful website!

  98. Hello Fiona! Thanks for replying. Do you remember I am
    “Stella”? At first I forgot I’ve commented on here
    So I’m like .. Whoa! This Stella girl has the same story
    As I do! And then realized it’s actually myself ..
    Haha, I’m very silly! Hmm.. And this morning I’ve tried again to attract a faerie. I put sugar on my plants and sing, but it hasn’t work. I’m still waiting, though.
    And what you said about the soft drink turned
    Into soda water is funny

  99. Sammy, most faerie lore includes stories about faeries liking sweet, light, and very simple foods, like bread (better made slightly sweet, like Hawaiian bread), milk or milk with some honey mixed in, and fresh, sweet foods like strawberries.

  100. i realy believe fairies..i love them and has even plan to name my fairy “TINA” but i have tried and tried to get even just one but its not working…plzzzzzz help me plzzzz i beg

  101. Okay Ted Williams(aka usingtotallyinappropriatelanguageontheinternet) fairies Are real and they probably hate you right now!

  102. Kassie, I tottally understand your problems. I have diabetes and believe in fairies too!

  103. This is a very nice website. Many things that exist can’t be seen under “normal” circumstances but that doesn’t mean they aren’t real.

  104. Fiona, I told my best friends that I believe in fairie , I was so afraid they’d think I’m crazy and then leave me, but thank the stars they also believe in faeries! So we made a faerie house and put a faerie flag on it, but to this day.. There are no faerie yet. Also , can we communicate with faeries through dreams? I tried- I had a vague dream about talking to a knight with long hair under a big tree, but it’s very vague and short that I don’t remember talking to that knight. I’m turning 12 in a few days, I would be so glad if I get an answer:)) thanks Fiona, xoxo from me! XX :)

  105. I actually have encountered 2 fairies in my life the first one was when there was a big storm and i saw a light om my tree and i got my dad and mum and they saw it and the next morning there was glittery stuff on the tree so i collected it and here was a note on my pillow saying may i have my dust back
    the second one is when i lost my ball at a park i got it and a orange flying creature flew over my head and it had some sort of dress on it was a beautiful sight.

  106. I have all my life believed in faeries. I even have a right ear that is pointy. About three years years ago I had a 100 year old Elm that died. I salvaged the big limbs and built the most beautiful faerie house out of it. My 3 grand children helped build it along with their grandfather. Every time they come over, they run to the house to see the note they have left or the little gifts waiting to find. Like a tiny jingle bell or acorn or feather. We always hear something or think we see something out of the corner of our eyes. Well I could go on and on. ʄąɛཞıɛʂ ąཞɛ ཞɛąƖ ąŋɖ ʂơ ıʂ ɠơɖ

  107. To “Ted Williams”:

    How appropriate was Fiona’s reply to you!
    What were you doing reading this if you don’t believe in the Faerie World?
    And, how terribly sad your life must be without any sort of magic in it, and also by the fact that, just because you don’t believe you need to respond in such bitter and derogatory manner to this wonderful article and to people’s beliefs and dreams of a beautiful world.

    Of course Faeries exist!!!! You are missing out Ted!

  108. There is a problem, if I put food, cats visit me every night, they grab it up! Any tips for me?

  109. I find it ironic that Ted Williams would decry the far. Considering that’s the name of a faerie realm writer.

  110. Fiona, I’ve heard in some places that Faeries don’t like people ‘gossiping’ about them, and may even react negatively to those who do so. Should we lean on the side of caution when discussing the details of our experiences with them?

  111. The Irish are among those who go out of their way to remain silent about the faeries. They even call them things like “the Gentry” and “the Little Folk” to avoid saying “faeries.”

    I think it’s important to trust your “gut instincts” when discussing your experiences. That sixth sense — or whatever you want to call it — might be your most reliable guide in terms of what’s okay and safe… and what isn’t.

  112. If animals are getting to the food before the faeries do, use (or create) something that the animals can’t get into. (For ideas, see bird feeders designed to keep squirrels out.) If that isn’t practical or doesn’t work, you’ll need to attract faeries in other ways. Music, happy laughter, and a tidy home are among the things we know appeal to faeries.

  113. wow foina this sight has been very helpful but still cant see fairies but i will be patient and wait , if its cold do they come out

  114. Hi am not sure what am. I once was called a fey protector but really I can’t say. I had a fey friend when I was just a child but around 15 or 16 she faded out slowly as if I when blind and deaf to her. I never stopped believing either just sorta fell in to a depression. I just wanna see her one last time too make sure she’s OK. Also I’d like to know is it weird to be pulled into avolon against or at will? II astral traveled to the wood there aa couple times but was pulled in late time unexpectedly and not to the wood either but some place else. I thought some one might know as it is one of may realms that house fey.

  115. Thank you for this page! I just have one question; I sometimes leave some candy for the fairies on a little table, but what should I do after I have left it there one night? I know they dont literally eat it like we do but what do I do with the leftovers? Can I simply throw it away or would that annoy them?

  116. This comment is aimed at Ted williams, I hate to burst your delusional bubble, but the faeries ARE REAL, I witnessed them bring my nephew back after he stopped breathing right in front of me. so take your negativity and go elsewhere please, those of us who believe in it share a bond with the fae that people like you will never understand. tell Selina fenech they are not real when they helped cure her cancer

  117. Sophie, some people go ahead and eat the candy. Others are uneasy about that, and prefer to flush it, bury it (at the base of a tree), or simply place it in the trash.

    Follow your instincts. They’re probably correct for your situation, and your faeries.

  118. Hi:
    I have a “healer” who taps into to many types of Beings and I often receive messages from them through her. During one session, fairies “came through” and told me I would find my lost wallet near a “seat”. They also asked me to get to know them and learn to hear them (so that I may write some of their truths for them). They said they were not mischievous and that I would know them in the woods I like to walk in. I have not been diligent in trying to focus on them, however much I know they exist.( I did sense them shortly after the session on a particular path, but have not walked it since winter set in.) Now, I had already done a thorough search of my wallet, and then again after this session…near car seats, baby seats, toilet seats, couches, benches, etc. to no avail. No problem..whether I find my wallet or not does not change my knowing they exist. A friend suggested I ask them …. explain how I could really use the cash in the wallet especially now… to help me find it or to bring it into view. I kind of laugh, thinking they were pranking me, but know they specifically said they weren’t mischievous, so I go back and forth. .I have no problem “letting go” of my wallet, but would love to find it. Perhaps this was their way of enticing me to get to know them…like my finding the wallet would be a reward of some kind. I believe they were genuinely trying to help me. So…. have people asked and received…or have lost items appeared…or perhaps the answer is to really do what they asked and find a way to communicate with them? Any comments would be appreciated.

  119. Has anyone ever heard how faeries like or dislike bagpipes? I imagine they do like music, but I am wondering whether they are especially drawn to or repulsed by bagpipe music.

  120. Okay, I know this will most likely sound weird, but here goes. For a while now, seemingly small things have been happening around my home: food goes missing (today two jars of sauce went missing, two packages of meat about a month ago), an unopened package of sponges was buried in the bottom of the trash, windows open and close, and things just seem to be hidden or disappear. Is it possible that a gnome or some type of fairy could be doing this? And if so, is there a way to make it stop or make the entity go away?

  121. Cheyenne, that sounds exactly like faeries. When it happens at our house, we usually interpret it as a sign that the faeries want us to reorganize our belongings so they’re more tidy. So far, over at least 10 years, that’s always reduced the pranks — items taken or hidden from us — or at least given us a break from objects turning up in ridiculous locations.

    The window issue might be something different. First, try reorganizing and tidying and see if that helps.

  122. Hey Fiona.
    This website was really helpful and I want to try and make a fairy house.The problem is that I don’t know what to put in it. Should I put a bed, a table, some chairs, mini clay bowls, and that kind of stuff that you would have at your own home?

  123. Kay Anne, I recommend some small furniture, either dollhouse furniture or — much better — things you make yourself from twigs and dried flowers, and other natural materials.

  124. Hi!
    I have heard from many different stories that faeries can’t lie, I believe it to be true but there is always a chance I’m wrong so please don’t be offended. I read many things about them speaking in riddles so they’re not lying but it’s also confusing to the listener
    I absolutely adore the author Holly Black and I feel that her modern fairy tales are grey at portraying the unseelie court of faeries
    Considering that all faeries arnt all sweet and happy and there is a dark side to every tale

  125. Ugh, I cannot believe that people aren’t believing in fairies.They are real and I totally know it. I have gotten letters from them.I am 10 and I believe in them no matter what.

  126. I am 10 years old and I love faires, I have been building homes for them since I was 7 , it is nice to know other people share my intrests.

  127. I have learned by setting out herbs and strawberrys in my fairy house that faires are very smart, I put the food in a cuboard and the next morning they are gone, sometimes the faires will move things around. They have even left little pinecones, and we don’t even have a pine tree. I have one question though, I sometimes hear little voices and little bell sounds in my room at night, could it be faires?

  128. First of all I’d like to say that anything that doesn’t have some truth to it eventually dies and passes away, lost somewhere in the annals of history. I personally have never seen a Faerie but, have seen the grim reaper, So I believe all is possible.
    I would love to talk to one, maybe They could guide me away from my difficult life.
    Is there any chant or phrase that may help them appear?

  129. Hello. You seem to know a lot about fairies. I got to say, though, I don’t know what to do about having someone that lives with me who makes hand made things. So she has lots of scissors and pins. I’m afraid this will frighten the fairies. Also, I’m not going to yell at the frighting fairies. This could make them angry at them, but I don’t know what else to do. I AM afraid they will hurt me, although I just want them to be happy. What should I do?

  130. I know this is an older post, but I love it! I don’t know if faeries are real, but I’d like to think so, as would my 7 year old. As for people who say it’s not believable because we haven’t seen them, nor have we seen God, but we believe in Him. I believe in this world that most anything is possible and plausible. I would love to be fortunate enough to see a faerie but if not, it still never hurts to believe in something beautiful! Thank you for posting this!

  131. Ummmm…
    Your confusing me. You said they like milk and water but then in the dislikes you said they don’t like water!

  132. I have to admit, I’m surprised that such an old page still has comments coming. Looks like I’ve found a place to post my question :)
    Yesterday, I got this curious feeling about something, and started looking up the word ‘fairy’. Before I realized it, the day was already over! Today, I tried to communicate with them, and I prayed under a tree in my backyard that I would be able to see one one day, if fairies were real. I left one of my favorite crystals there. Here’s the thing: I was planning to find a four-leaf clover when the summer ended. Half an hour later, I went back outside and found a four-leaf clover in the same spot. I wonder, is that left over from fairies? I feel like it is. The thought of it makes me very happy.

  133. To tell the truth, before I read this I didn’t know if I believe if I believe that They are real, but this has given me a lot of confidence that they are real and now I can’t help but wonder if They really steal children and replace them when they are babies or if that is just a myth?

  134. They dont care about things being tidy, that’s an old wives tale told to children so they will tidy their rooms.
    They love to play in clutter, it’s fun for them.

  135. Nice site! Also, I play the flute, if I went out at around evening, maybe In a forest, and start playing it, will they like it?

  136. Also, I once left out some milk and bread, and a week later, a random plum tree was in my yard? Would a faerie do that?

  137. Hi i love this it is so nice but that other guy is really mean to say that(he said fairies arnt real)do fairys like honey and i think i saw a fairy at school once

  138. If a plum tree appeared in your yard, someone (not a faerie) probably planted it. Ask the person who owns or manages your property.

  139. Alex, thanks for the compliment. Regarding the flute: I’m pretty sure they’d like the music. Whether they’d actually let you know that is another matter, but it probably won’t do any harm to entertain them. (Nevertheless, take a friend with you. Don’t wander into any forest on your own.)

  140. Ella, I haven’t a clue where you got that idea. If you can provide a reference — a respected resource — to dispute what I’m saying, I’d be very interested in reading it.

    If you leave your room messy, and I think the faeries will make their disdain clear. Either they’ll hide things from you, or they’ll avoid your room (and you) altogether.

  141. Anna-Garlin, I’m glad you’re enjoying this website.

    Regarding the “changeling” concept — babies being replaced with gnomes, and so on — I haven’t found any references to support that idea in modern times. The most recent serious references were from before 1850. Even those are more about parents being afraid of a baby being replaced by a changeling, not something actually happening.

    Given the ancient provenance of the changeling concept, I’d wonder how many so-called changelings were victims of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.

  142. Flora, the coincidence — if that’s all it is — is such fun, and since it makes you happy, I think it’s best to assume the faeries left it for you.

    The fact is, we have no solid proof of faeries. In most cases, the best evidence is what you feel makes sense.

    Personally, I believe in faeries, but I can’t prove that to anyone. It’s the result of many experiences that are best explained as faeries, rather than anything else.

  143. Jaimee, diluting milk with water is very different from water. Most cats will drink diluted milk. If you try to get them into the bath, they’ll screech, scratch, and bolt.

    Or, to put it another way: I like soft drinks like 7-Up. However, I only like diluted 7-Up. If someone were to serve me 7-Up syrup (they way it’s delivered to many restaurants, or for SodaStream owners), undiluted, I’d say that I hated it.

    In addition, it’s difficult to make generalities that apply to all faeries, as if they’re a homogeneous group. Some cultures (and individuals) include dragons and mermaids in the fey world. I can assure you that dragons have a very different diet — as well as likes & dislikes — than mermaids, in most cases.

    If you’re looking for “fairy” rules that are consistent for all faeries, I recommend websites that specialize in fictional accounts of the fairy world, not a site like this one.

  144. hello Fiona i like your page here i am pagan and have taken part in beltane and we sumonded some fearies and i had one follow me home and now i have one watching over me nice but abit of a trickster

  145. Hello, nathanael!

    Faeries are often tricksters, and they can be mischievous. However, when summoned at a festival like the one you describe, it’s rare for one to do anything mean or deliberately upsetting. Usually, they’re very kind and watchful. I’ve often wondered if they’re part of the “Guardian angel” tradition.


  146. Fairies are real some people doesn’t believe but they are so so so so true it’s because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist maybe be if u believe more they will trust you and it is true fairies love sparkle stuf 🤗 Fairies are usually found some where deep in woods like Forest because some people will think it’s a bug and kill it and fairies are not found in every gardens ……… But I really believe in fairies because they might be around u didn’t see them cause u can think it’s a bug😝😜😜🙂 I love fairies ❤️❤️💗💗💖

  147. Hello Fiona!
    I absolutely love your site, and it’s inspiring to hear from another true believer. I have been connecting with the fairies ever since I was 5- (I’m 11) My fairy friend is quite distant now, and the last time I recieved a note from her was in Febuary. I miss her immensely, and all though I’ve tried writing to her again, she doesn’t reply or leave signs that she has been in my fairy village. What should I do?

  148. OK. Everybody is trying to be negative or saying something aggressive… can somebody explain to me why just 30 minutes ago I woke up and floating no more than 12 inches atop me was this beautiful almost transparent creature floating on the air? And the only reason I opened my eyes was the strong smell of strawberries? And the weird factor is my CAT was laying next to me “watching” the little thing? I am open to all kind of possibilities.. after all humans have only been here for a little fraction of time..yet we have destroyed almost everything in Earth…

  149. Sonny, you won’t find much negativity here. Healthy skepticism at times, but that’s the limit.

    Your vision sounds lovely. The aroma is an added feature I’ve not heard of before, and it’s intriguing.

    Also, in all paranormal research, I’ve seen pets — dogs and cats, especially — react when (or sometimes before) humans do. I’ve seen some scientific studies that suggest why that is (same reason dogs hear some whistles that seem silent to us), but I haven’t explored that angle yet. On the surface, it seems a credible explanation for their sensitivity.

    The good news about past destruction is that much of what’s important and beautiful can be restored. For example, cloning is one option, for lost species.

    In some cases, we can’t recover the original of whatever-it-was, but we can do a considerable amount to make amends for past, foolish acts.


  150. To Ted Williams
    Fairies aka Fae are real so are jinns and djinns I have them, along with other spirited items aka haunted. Your obtuse and it’s an attitude like that prevents you from communicating with them. Believe or not it’s up to you some won’t ever believe, because it goes against they were told in church.
    Do more research join a paranormal team with an open mind.

  151. Leo, I doubt that “Ted Williams” has been back to this site. People like him… they’re trolls, as far as I can tell, but not the quirky, fun, curmudgeonly kinds of trolls we know from faerie stories. Generally, I don’t approve comments like his, but I do let a few through, as a reminder that skeptical critics and uneducated people will try to spoil things for others.

    Nevertheless, your points were very well-stated. Thanks!

  152. Love it , I am making a poem about I am making a poem about about fairies for my English class . Thanks for some info

  153. I would just like to say that fairys are real. They are I have seen them before. They don’t just pick any person to by seen by them. It is truly one of the mis special spiritual things you will ever experience. You just need to believe.

  154. I have photos! Would you like to see them 😊 There isn’t an option to be able to post it to this thread, but let me know and I’ll share.

  155. Thanks for the kind offer, Joann, but it’s best if you join one of the many faerie forums, or create a Pinterest board or something, and share your photos there. (I’m not able to host or review photos, here.)

  156. This info was helpful and interesting. I didn’t know at first that fairies were repelled from iron. But now I know that. I’m guessing that’s why no fairies came to my fairy house. Thanks so much Fiona. 😋😋😜.

  157. Hi Fiona! I love this site. So I am terrified of bad fae, I’ve have experienced negative entities in my early twenties when I was doing bad things, I am kind of creeped out about the paranormal, considering all the folklore about fairies killing people for cutting down their trees, or building houses on fairy huts, and the most terrifying is the baby/child stealing or kidnapping especially considering I have a small toddler. I bought Faeries’ Oracle
    Book by Brian Froud and Wild Wisdom of Faery Oracle by Lucy Cavendish. (I haven’t used them yet) I’m thinking of selling them because after reading about evil fae, I’m so creeped out. Also I don’t think I’d appreciate pranks. I love unicorns and Dragons I don’t really know why I’m so creeped out by fairies. Also reading about Leanhaum-Shee, Fachan, Sluagh, and more I just don’t know what to do. Can having the oracle cards around attract unwanted fae visitors? I guess I just don’t like the idea of tricksters and evil disguised as something ethereal? Please Fiona your opinion and advice would be very much appreciated.

  158. Thanks for the compliments, Kris, and I’m sorry to hear that you’re creeped-out by bad faeries. Oh, I think it’s a well-grounded attitude, as they can be dangerous. However, your best defense is to think of yourself as bigger (physically) and stronger than them. Trying to avoid offending them might be a big red flag that lets them know you’re someone they can taunt.

    Also, iron repels faeries. Some link this belief to the arrival of the Iron Age, which marked the beginning of the diminishment of faeries’ command over nearly everything in this world. So, anything iron tends to keep faeries away. This may be one of the origins of putting a horseshoe (usually upside-down “to keep the luck from running out”) over doorways and windows. But, from my experience, anything iron — especially old-school wrought iron nails (you can find them at many hardware/DIY stores) — will keep them away. You can put one over each window (tape it up, or conceal it in a curtain) and exterior door, far away from a toddler’s reach.

    It’s a remedy I’ve recommended for people with intermittent computer problems, and — so far — people have reported 100% success with this.

    Just think of mean and prankster faeries like bullies. Don’t show fear. Stare them down and make it clear that you canNOT be intimidated.

    The more attention you give to specific faeries, the more power they have. (See the old 1998 Sam Neill TV mini-series, “Merlin,” for how much faeries — good and bad — depend on human attention. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130414/ )

    Meanwhile, keep the cards. Remember, they include many symbols of good (and more powerful) faeries, as well.


  159. Merry Meet Fiona, when I was a little girl in Holland around 60 years ago, we lived in a house boat. Tiny people used to live under my bed, at night I would hear the laughter and stick my head over the side of the bed and watch them play. they would ask me to play with them and I always had to say , no I am not allowed out of bed. then I would hear my fathers say, put your dolls away Rika and go to sleep. I would whisper my goodnight to them and lie there wishing with all my might that I could play with them. Then we came to Australia and things changed and I never saw them again. After a while I just stopped looking for them but never forgot them. Now in my sixties I am learning to be a Green Faery Witch. Maybe one day soon I will have the pleasure of talking to them again. I can only hope. Love and Light, Lavender Rose . xo.

  160. Dear Fiona, as I lay in bed in the early hours of this morning trying to sleep I heard some noises in the hallway. the first one was what sounded like someone squeezing a frog or the like. the second was the same only softer. the third sounded like a church bell, only very softly as if in the distance. my husband did not hear anything, neither did the animals. (the dog sleeps on the foot of the bed and the cat on a chair beside the bed). could it have been the Fae, or my imagination? please give me your opinion. I have been very active of late with my Faerie oracle deck, and also my Book Of Shadows.

  161. Hi Fiona, I’m disappointed in this website, my reply and question from this morning has been ignored as well as taken off the site. might as well take my first reply off as well, I don’t need to be treated disrespectfully.
    I will sort things out for myself . .I knew there was a reason I went solitary . thanks for nothing. I wont bother you again. Rika.

  162. I apologise sincerely as for some reason my comment had disappeared from the site and I thought it was taken off from your end. so you can imagine how that made me feel. please accept my apology. sincerely Rika

  163. Hendrika,

    Like many websites, this one is set up so comments are reviewed before the public can see them. And, at this site, I usually go through comments about once a week. This is because so many comments are posted by jokers, spammers, and so on.

    I’m rarely online during weekends. Right now, since it’s October, I’m juggling my everyday work with comments at my ghost hunting sites and media inquiries for seasonal articles. So, it’s a fluke I saw this, today. (I was not awake for your first comment in today’s thread, at 3:25 AM.)

    Your apology is accepted, of course. But, if you comment again in the future, keep my schedule in mind. Especially from around mid-September through mid-November, it can be a couple of weeks until I have time to review comments at this site, and reply to them thoughtfully.

    The noises you’ve heard could be anything at all.

    On the “yes, it’s a faerie” side of the scale: your reaction is probably the most important evidence. In my experience, when someone thinks they’ve encountered something paranormal (in this case, a faerie), that weighs heavily in favor of it being whatever they think it is. The emotional connection outweighs almost anything else. (Note that I said “almost.”)

    On the “no, it’s not a faerie” side: the animals didn’t wake up or respond to the sounds. Something very quiet that doesn’t disturb animals usually indicates a normal sound, not something of paranormal origin.

    You’re the only one who can evaluate the connection you felt, if any, and decide the odds of the sounds being entirely normal, versus fae.

    Fiona Broome

  164. Just after my sister died in 2016…………..I sat outside and observed the most amazing small flickering and dancing white lights I had ever seen in my life before. They appeared approx 2 to 3 meters away and right in my vision……Everywhere I looked they were there twinkling around me and dancing around my vision. Even when I went to the toilet they followed me, I turned and looked and their they were just with me all the time. It never scared me, in fact I was comforted by their beautiful presence upon me. They stayed for three months then I noticed so many were not appearing anymore, and then they were gone.
    I spoke to people about this and they described angels were around me but I do not know anymore, I just know that they have gone. Sometimes I saw some in my bedroom when I thought they had gone, just in the ceiling I saw them again. However, they are now gone and have not seen them for several months. I really miss them XX Bye

  165. I don’t know about faeries, but this post has certainly generated a magical following! Who would have thunk? On librarians though: very few are unkind these days. Librarians are the new guardians of knowledge and privacy, bringers of light, levelers of playing fields. Hope you forgive whatever unkindness you found and return.

  166. Dear Fiona I’m Shawn and defore August 25,2017 I was a none believer of fearie ,because being the places I’ve been never seen one I would laugh and think they were seeing things. And wow I was so wrong It was aug 25 2017 I was sitting out back deck fa ring south 03:30 pm nice day when a small cloud movied from top of tall alder tree pass two small gardens paused and four small brown limbs fell out on the bottom and the forward lembs made a motion and flew into an old Chinese Apple tree I told everyone it looked like a spider one month later I found a stone shaped sacred hart I feel them outside and inside no I never gave food to them I keep that for my anamils I’m 54 years old and love nature big time I keep the snow off the grass so the birds have a plac to come and will not hurt a mouse what is your opinion

  167. Shawn, you sound like someone the faeries would reach out to. Your connection with Nature, and your kindness to the birds, are things the faeries would appreciate. Thank you for all that you do!

  168. To those who question if the fae are real. Yes they are. I’ve seen them. So did my late husband. He was so shocked it took him three days to talk about it.

  169. I like to know that we live in a world layered with an invisible one.
    I do believe in the fey and spirits and I see and feel them every day, it’s the most amazing thing one can imagine. I’ve been open to this since I was a small child and even though my family does not believe, they accept that I do and sometimes they experience very strange things too. They stare at me then and in this moment I know they question their believe ;)

  170. I see a lot of talk about “good” and “bad” faeries. Seelie and Unseelie isn’t a real thing.
    All faerie are in between. They are not black and white. Good or bad.

  171. Agreed. It’s easy (perhaps too easy) for us to throw labels on things we don’t fully understand. I’m not sure “faeries” are all one thing. For all we know, they may be a wide range of entities that don’t see themselves in a single category.

    I guess it’d be like someone in another reality, on another planet, describing people, honeybees, and lions as “Earthlings” because we’re all in this reality and on this planet.

    Getting stung by a bee the entity had annoyed, or losing a friend to a hungry lion… it’d be easy to categorize Earthlings as “bad,” when what’s needed is a deeper grasp of other entities, their cultural contexts, their standards, and what they do as survival… or even for entertainment.

  172. hi I have been hassled off and in by fairies for the past twenty years I have hundreds of photos of them Glasgow University’s Analytical society in Scotland is publishing my book soon it’s called welcome to my world
    My experiences with them have been good and bad
    They actually have been sitting on my shoulders for over a year now they entered my house a week before my father passed away as orbs I thought it was my dead relatives coming for my father and to say it’s okay I started to film the orbs
    Then I realised it was demonic fairies
    I don’t dislike them I just dislike the pain in my neck
    fairies are very real and nothing like the Disney movies they can be very frightening some of them
    The ones in my home range from a inch small to over 2 ft
    I have nomes sprites and pixies too
    All my photos have been checked and proven to be real by forensic scientists

  173. I may be a little late to comment haha but I was just wondering, because the fey do not like iron, does that mean any piercings or anything will scare them off? I have about 12 of them, three on my face and 9 on my ears.

  174. I am twelve years old, and I think that I have some far blood. I don’t think it is very much, but salt can give me headaches, and I have a sense of premonition. My friend is burned by salt and has some supernatural abilities. We have both noticed strange things going on in our houses, such as random green things being moved and going missing. We also think that our friend’s cat was eaten by a goblin. I have been trying everything to keep the faeries away. I have red curtains, wear my socks inside out and carry around some iron things. I think that they are mad that we are researching them and want us to stop, but I love researching the far and I want to learn more. Please advise. P.S. I am a descendant of Charlemagne. If I have far blood, does that make me a fairy princess? ;)

  175. I’ve often wondered about that sort of thing, Haley G. I wonder if they view “pretty” iron differently…? So many great questions to ponder! Cheerfully, Fiona

  176. Ava Mae, I always encourage people to research topics that interest them, especially the fae. And yes, traditionally, the fae don’t like people talking about them, writing about them, researching them, and so on. Is that true…? I have no idea.

    And, in my opinion, if you feel like a fairy princess, you are one! :D

    Cheerfully, Fiona

  177. Me and my daughter just saw one today I swear I never believe in this but today we both saw one on top of us flying it look just like the ones on the movies exept clothes gray color skin 10/12/2018

  178. I have enjoyed the company of the Unseelie for years now. Its not always pleasant, but they have offered me no real pain or discomfort. They speak very seriously amd look unkindly on the Seelie. I have heard they were the first and will be the last. I want to plan a trip to search for more in darker Europe. Advice?

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