In 1917, two young girls in England caught fairies on camera in their garden. The photos looked so real that they even convinced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, that fairies existed. He wrote a book called ‘The coming of the Fairies’.
The two teenage girls, Elsie and Frances had taken the photographs themselves, and there were no signs that the negatives had been tampered with, leaving everyone to believe these fairies were real. Then decades later the woman admitted it was a hoax – the fairies were just paper cut outs pinned to bushes in the garden.
These photographs caused quite a stir at the time, but it’s very clear to the modern eye, those that have been exposed to the likes of Avatar and such, that they are fake.
These girls sure had vivid imaginations didn’t they…