Fairies stop developers' bulldozers in their tracks!

fairy - animated fairy
United States
January 11, 2007 9:52am CST
I found an article in the TimesOnline. It's about this developer that wanted to build a houseing estate. He was stoped by the townspeople because they believed that fairies lived under a rock that he wanted to move. I think this is Kool, & sure to bring a smile to all who read it. Let me know what you think about the article & about fairies. Do you believe? (or at least want to believe?) Here's where you can find the article: http://www.timesonline.com.uk/article/0,,2-1881612,00.html I rate all who respond. If you like this discussion, please rate me too.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I think believing in magick and faeries are the key to their exsistance! If we do not believe, the magick will die. And if they believe that there are faeries under that rock, then there probably are. Because believe and faith are a very strong emotion! I hope the townspeople win. I would hate to see their beliefs flicked away like a little bug that is a nuisance! Do I believe in faeries? Sure! Why not? I love faeries! I collect faeries! But what I want and believe most is the House Brownies. Which, one can not confuse with a faerie. They are little magickal people that seek employment by doing household chores. And their form of payment is a saucer of milk. I keep telling myself that I believe because I hope to one day hear a little knock on my door that will turn out to be a House Brownie coming and looking for employment. :)
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• United States
11 Jan 07
LOL, if you read the article, the faries did win. LOL
• Ireland
11 Jan 07
I think thats wonderful!!! SO pleased to see the fairies won!!! No seriously, I think its great that some of the 'nicer' older customs and beliefs of communities are allowed to still remain and be heard. The world is becoming too much like one big boring housing estate, and all signs of history are rapidly being wiped out. If you think about it, most tourists to foregin countries want to look at, amongst other things, sites of historic and cultural signinficance, so why would people want to build over them all? It takes away a societies 'spirit' I think! As for fairies, I 'want to believe'. In fact I think I do believe! Well done fairies! :)
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• Ireland
11 Jan 07
Oh - just a ps for future people wanting to read the article - the link should be timesonline.co.uk and not timesonline.com.uk
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• United States
11 Jan 07
AHHHHHHH, that's where I messed up, Sorry, "gray hair moment" LOL Here's the correct link: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1881612,00.html
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• Ireland
11 Jan 07
LOL - I'm even worse - I have 'blonde going gray' moments! :)
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• Sri Lanka
12 Jan 07
Fairies Photographed? Late proved to be a hoax! - Fairies or not? They are not.
The article was interesting. Back in the early 20th century some girls actually took photographs of fairies in their back yard. Sir Arthur Connan Doyle the famous author of Sherlock Holmes inspected them and concluded that they were authentic. How ever towards the 1970s with the advancement of scientific techniques the photographs were proved wrong. Then the girls who were old ladies now admitted to the hoax and revealed how they created the photograph.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Yea, I've read that story. Too bad it was a hoax
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
12 Jan 07
That was a great article to read. It was nice to see that tradition won out against the big company. I believe in fairies and that they are a part of this world even if we can't prove it. I think the fact that the people of the village didn't want the rock to be moved just in case should mean something to the builders even if they don't believe in such things. You never know when tradition might have some truth to it after all.
• United States
12 Jan 07
I agree, better safe than sorry. ;) btw, I LOVE your avatar. :)
@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
Your discussion is good, I am going to rate it, I too liked the fairty tales in my childhood
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• United States
12 Jan 07
LOL, I still like fairy tales. ;)
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Aww that ius so cute and cool. I love to think they exist. :)
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Me too. I really want to believe.
• New Zealand
13 Jan 07
Thats good that they didn't move the rock. Fairies may or may not live there, but its right that the rock stays, especially if it has a lot of history attached... such as having kings crowned on it. I believe that fairies exist in another dimension to us, so we can only sometimes see them... but they are all around us, where ever there is nature there is fairies. What a lovely article. Thanks for sharing that with us all.
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
12 Jan 07
I really think this is a lovely story! Fairies or no, its important that local traditions and sensibilities are taken into accountin any new houseing development and too often our folklore is lost or discounted because people don't take the time to record it before the landscape is changed. I'd love to see more people bringing up this kind of local belief in planning disputes, the world would be a much nicer place if they did!
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
Wow!! Like in those stories, I believe that fairies and other mythical creatures become true when you believe them. They thrive on people's belief on them. Personally, I don't think I've seen a real fairy yet, but I believe that there are fairies out there. Maybe they just show themselves to innocent children, I don't know. But I'm thankful that the people from that place protected them and won in their fight. =)
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Fairies is the only way I have to explain some of the strange things that are happening in my house. lately we've been finding large amounts of dog food in really strange places where the dogs can't even go. My wifes sock droor, my daughters toybox, a closed make up case under the bathroom sink and several other places around the house have all been found filled with dogfood. Its crazy... At first we were thinking rat or chipmonk, But a closed plastic make up case? Fairies... gatta be
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@atul01 (26)
• India
12 Jan 07
well that was really amazing and fantastic it is really very obvious to find such beautiful stories somewhere
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@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
12 Jan 07
What a wonderful story,I'm so glad the fairies won the battle.I definately believe in fairies,I think we all have fairies living in our gardens.We may not see them but they are there!.
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
12 Jan 07
How wonderful...Fairies 1, Developers 0! How great that local beliefs must be taken into account in that beautiful country..wish it was the same here! I personally hate to see so many natural areas be so over-developed so that business owners can make money..hopefully the Fairies will reward the townspeople will health and prosperity.. what a nice thing for a town to be known for!
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@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
lol... in my opinion fairies are superficial thingy....
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@wathanjim (2215)
• United States
12 Jan 07
That was a great read.As far as believing I believe in everything until it is proven Not to be real.Even if its not true at least the townspeople are preserving a part of their history.
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@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
i've responded to the same discussion once...
• United States
12 Jan 07
LOL, yea, you have. a few pages back. LOL