Some difficulties for the investigator
Having seen a fairy, one is often under considerable pressure to provide photographic evidence to support ones claim. It is well known that fairies are notoriously difficult to photograph. This can result in the witness resorting to underhand, and perhaps dubious methods in order to satisfy the unwelcome demands of the doubtful.
Understandably this has lead to many people attempting to recreate fairies, with differing degrees of success depending on the creative abilities of those involved.
Notable successes include Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths of Cottingly. Together they produced a series of photographs which remained authentic in the popular view for many years. Until, that is, the eminent Fairy watcher Mr. Joe Cooper was made aware of the truth.