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 Where are the modern faeries?

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PostSubject: Where are the modern faeries?   Thu 04 Oct 2007, 4:44 pm

only the names have been changed it seems - in the past faeries were accused of abducting people, returning them afterwards with tales of missing time and life in fairy rings, stolen children and fairy children, paranormal activity and lights in the sky. Sounds familiar? Aliens and UFO tales seem to be the new interpretation of such events. So what tales exist of faery sightings - do they still happen? Do they exist in places that are now the haunt of aliens and ufo sightings?
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PostSubject: Re: Where are the modern faeries?   Fri 05 Oct 2007, 11:09 am

I suppose this also rings true with sleep paralysis as well then. In the past it was the succubus/incubus, a type of demon (or faery, since they are really interchangeable terms anyway, traditionally), whereas now, more often than not they seem to be recalled as alien abductions.


Or could it be more that instead of faeries being extraterrestrials... could it be that the aliens we percieve are actually faeries, their essence altered by our perceptions due to modern media??
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PostSubject: Re: Where are the modern faeries?   Sat 06 Oct 2007, 2:36 am

I'd forgotten about the incubus/succubus - although I think that would cover sleep paralysis and hypnopompic/hypnogogic visions whilst in bed etc accompanied by visions of aliens - funny how the imagery is so alike between people! Dark hooded monks and women in white etc yet no specific detail.

The faery tales though seem to occur on lonely woodlands and the like, outside - certainly the interpretation of aliens could be mistaken for something else, as could the faery imagery - after all the images are still of humanoid forms - maybe something older. But with the talk of aliens so often these days, I do wonder if anyone still reports sightings of faeries instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are the modern faeries?   Sat 06 Oct 2007, 6:23 am

In our culture today we are brought up not to believe in Faeries, the term Fairy Tales refers to made up stories for children. However we are constantly being exposed to ghost stories, horror films and tales of aliens. Therefore anything witnessed is likely to be associated with what the viewer can relate to, ie Aliens, Ghost etc. I do not think anyone has come to me reporting the sighting of a faery.

I did find the film Pans Labyrinth a breath of fresh air.
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