Lisa Wildgoose, 42, has always believed in fairies and now she says she has proof to back up her beliefs. While reviewing photos she took in Bluebell Woods in Towcester, Northampton, England, she noticed what she believes is fairy hovering by a flower.
“As a little girl I grew up believing in fairies and 'Tinkerbell' is my favorite film so I would love it be a real-life fairy,” she told the Daily Mail. “I don't know if Tinkerbell would really wear trousers but with the blond hair and shiny shoes it's too much of a coincidence.”
She showed her 5-year-old twin daughters the photo and they agreed that their mother had captured a fairy on camera.
“I was really shocked and freaked out at first. I thought it was probably just a fly, which it might well be, but when the girls saw it, there was no doubt in their mind,” she said. “They don't have to try and convince me. In their mind their mum has always believed in fairies. They have often asked me if I believe and I always tell them I do — I suppose it's just the little girl in me that would love it to be true.”
She says some people outside her family see a fairy in the photo too. “All the mums at the school have said it is a fairy — I think everyone just likes to believe in that bit of magic that reminds them of being a child,” she said. “It certainly made my day capturing the image.”
Wildgoose, a professional photographer, acknowledges some people may not see what she does. “People have said it's just a mosquito or a midge and they are probably right, but I just think it's too much of a coincidence that it is wearing what looks like trousers and shoes.”
Fairies, which are generally considered mythical creatures, are most likely versions of pagan nature gods and goddesses. They primarily exist in the realm of children’s stories.
Image: Wildgoose Photographics via Daily Mail