Recently, in the comments discussion in our post about Little People’s Village in Middlebury, reader Heather commented:
Whether the legends of Little People Village are true or not I have pictures of what many people have called fairies. I’ve been to Little People village probably 3 times and on one occasion one of my friend was messing around telling the fairies to come to her and sit on her hand, when she was doing this I took a picture and against a solid concrete wall there is a bright figure with tiny arms, legs, and wings. Another picture one of my friends took is of one of the little houses. This was on a clear day but in his picture there is a mist surrounding the little house and if you look at it you can see a little girl with wings and she looks like she is praying.
If the legends of Little People Village are not true, then maybe all the visitors who believe in the legends have attracted something to that spot. All I can say, is after seeing these pictures its hard to deny that something is not there.
Heather then graciously offered to send us the pics to post here on Damned Connecticut, and of course, we said “Yes!”
Within a day or two, Heather sent us the images, which you can see below.
In the accompanying e-mail, Heather says,
The first picture is the original, the second is the same picture with the areas where the fairies are circled. Picture 3 and 4 are close ups of the larger fairy. Picture 5 is of the 2nd fairy. The close ups are the best i can do with my computer and knowledge of paint and its magnifying glass (which is none). That is why i included the original. The last 2 pictures are of a fog in which you can see a little girl praying, one i outlined for you.
In my opinion the 1st “fairy” looks like what i would image one would. The second could be a bug.
The last pictures were not taken by me, however i was there when it was taken and this was on a perfectly clear dry day in front of one of the little houses.
The girl in the pictures is Heather’s best friend Angelee.
Obviously, there will be those people who look at these images, roll their eyes and say, “Fairies? Those are bugs or dust! Fairies just don’t exist.” Then there will be those who say, “Wow, amazing pictures — I totally believe they exist!”
Fairies have long been part of human culture. Some believe that they are mythological beings or spirits, or possibly angels and demons. In Ireland and other Celtic nations, stories of the wee folk and leprechauns have circulated for centuries. Others believe that they are inter-dimensional beings with whom we share this planet. And of course, there are those who believe they only exist as magical characters in our imagination. To each their own, I suppose.
Again, I’d like to thank Heather (and Angelee) for taking the time to share their story and images with us.
As always, if you have some unusual photos or a story you want to share with Damned Connecticut, please feel free to e-mail us!