Talk:Cottingley fairies

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Should the F be capped or not? The WP article is. The link in hoax is but the one on the "to do" page is not. Confuddled. Scarlet A.pngnarchist 13:20, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I just followed the red link. I'm more than happy for those who know more wiki lore than I do to amend, or not, as necessary. Silver Sloth 13:23, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Ever since[edit]

Um, the sisters admitted the photos were a hoax back in 1980. Totnesmartin 20:54, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Oops, I thought it was 1981 and edited it to say that. By the way, I have a couple of old Arthur Clark debunking videotapes (the package sells them as pro-woo, but all the bits are anti-woo, the opposite of ghosthunters or whatever it's called), and one of the segments is on the Fairies in question. ħumanUser talk:Human 21:12, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I have some stuff on them in some of my many paranormal books. I think *somewhere* I have a picture of the original illustrations that the girls cut out. Totnesmartin 11:53, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

"As with the Fox sisters..."[edit]

What on earth does that refer to? ħumanUser talk:Human 01:41, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

I took it out - the reference to the Fox sisters only works if you know who they are, and I bet hardly anyone reading this article does. Totnesmartin 10:55, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Would it make sense to have an article on them, too? I didn't recognize what the CFs were on the to-do list, and I own a video that talks about them! ħumanUser talk:Human 21:04, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
But if you hadn't watched the video for years it'd be easy to forget. The fame of the Cottingley fairies rests mainly on Conan Doyle's involvement - they were even the main crux of a book of his, The Coming of the Fairies. Without him the whole thing would be a footnote in psychic/folklore history, and even WP wouldn't have an article on them. Talking of Wikipedia, Wikiproject paranormal had Cottingley Fairies as their collaboration of the month - for two years!

The Fox Sisters, for anyone interested, were the founders of Spiritualism. Maybe include them in that article, no real need to split one off. Totnesmartin 23:08, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, WP has a pretty long article on them. I think they deserve one here... I'll add them to the to-do list! ħumanUser talk:Human 23:55, 13 June 2009 (UTC)


Came across this - relevant? Anna Livia (talk) 18:18, 1 July 2019 (UTC)