If you live in a rural community without a tragedy or long history, you may have a fairy causing ghostly activity. It’s a rare for a fairy to haunt big cities, but it can happen. Let’s take a look at where fairies live and their similarities to ghosts.
Fairies in Cities
In general, you don’t get many fairies in big cities. Since they’re nature spirits, all the concrete, pollution and man-made structures keep them away. Plus, they tend to be shy and that’s too much humanity for them!
You can still have fairies in an urban setting, but, from what I can tell with research, they live in really old houses or abandoned houses that seem to stay in good shape.
Another thing to look out for is urban animals. Some fairies can disguise themselves as birds, raccoons, squirrels, deer and the common brown mouse. I haven’t read anything to say fairies could become rats, or even want to. Elves are known to become deer and venture into the city. Some cities have nature preserves and nature spirits could be active. If you see the shimmering lights in the woods at night, it could be fairies playing. If you have a forest animal frequent your home, it could be a fairy looking to move in with you!
I haven’t done any exploring near zoos, but I think this may be a very good place for urban nature spirits to live. It’s a natural ‘oasis’ in all that concrete and humanity.
Fairies in Rural Settings
This is where most fairies will interact with people. It’s also where most activity happens. Many times, it’s fairies doing their chores and people think it’s a ghost because they make strange sounds and move objects around.
Brownies are the most common fairies in homes. They live in the unused part of your home. These are good nature spirits, who only want to help. They can become angry with you if you don’t appreciate their work. Brownies can really get angry if you leave money for them. It’s better to leave something sweet behind like honey or oatmeal with brown sugar. They can be destructive if you upset them.
Other fairies will be underground in a nearby forest. You may find one of their portals by very big and old trees. Usually, there’s a big mound by a tree and that’s the doorway into their world. Fairies can use magic to disguise their underground homes. Also, they don’t take kindly to uninvited guests, so I would say leave them alone. Fairies will protect themselves. You could get attacked by a swarm of bees that’s been started by fairies!
Fairies and Fairyland
Some fairies, like elves, don’t even live in our world, but come to visit us. They live in a fairyland called Arcadia and use portals to enter our world. Elves do this quite a bit and they can be mistaken for ghost portals. Instead of spirits coming through, you could get all sorts of bright shimmering lights, strange animal sounds and you could even see animals from through it. We’ll cover Arcadia in a later post.
With fairy portals, your psychic senses won’t trigger. Remember, fairies have never been human and most psychic abilities will respond to human emotions. Some people who are clairvoyant will notice it, but they won’t ‘feel’ it like a psychic.
In summary, when you think you have a ghost, it could be a fairy. It usually happens in rural areas and brownies are the most common cause. Be nice to them and leave out something sweet for them. Fairies don’t like to be bothered by humans and you may think you’ve been cursed, but it’s a fairy showing his displeasure.
“Fairies: Mysteries, Folklore and Facts,” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
“The Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Spirits,” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
“Monsters,” by John Michael Greer
“Is Your House Haunted?,” by Fiona Broome
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