The Girl Who Never Was “Book Extra”, The Legend of Cottingley

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Cottingley

In the early twentieth century, two little girls caused a massive media event when they claimed to have taken photographs of faeries near the brook in their backyard in Cottingley, England. The photographs caught the imagination of the country, and celebrities like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, descended upon the area, hoping to spy faeries themselves.

Eventually, the little girls admitted it had all been a hoax, and that they had set up the photographs using paper cutouts of faeries from a catalog.

Good thing, too, because all the attention was really cramping the style of the faeries who liked to pop over to Cottingley for a visit.

Do you think there is any truth in the legends? What mythological creatures do you think might be hiding out there? Unicorns? Bigfoot? The Loch Ness Monsteottingley

In the early twentieth century, two little girls caused a massive media event when they claimed to have taken photographs of faeries near the brook in their backyard in Cottingley, England. The photographs caught the imagination of the country, and celebrities like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, descended upon the area, hoping to spy faeries themselves.

Eventually, the little girls admitted it had all been a hoax, and that they had set up the photographs using paper cutouts of faeries from a catalog.

Good thing, too, because all the attention was really cramping the style of the faeries who liked to pop over to Cottingley for a visit.

Do you think there is any truth in the legends? What mythological creatures do you think might be hiding out there? Unicorns? Bigfoot? The Loch Ness Monster?

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