I’m not quite sure yet about my belief in the existence of the Fae or Faery folk. I do understand that there are many out there, pagan and non-pagan alike, that believe in these other realm folk. I did a bit of internet rummaging yesterday on the subject because I had the strangest thing happen to me the other day which left me looking for an explanation. There is tons of information out there in regards to the Fae. Some of the information is more fantasy, while others are almost scholarly in their explanations of the Fae. The information I gathered appeared to have a general consensus that the Faery folk like to play games with us in this realm. Examples of Faery hiding items from sight, to leave us looking all over, and then that item reappearing right where we left it in the first place are common on the internet. The other day this prime example happened to me.
I had an incense stick that I had resting on the edge of my kitchen sink about half burnt. While I was in the kitchen I spilled some water, so as I was grabbing a paper towel I accidentally knocked the incense stick onto the floor. I saw where the incense landed and made a mental note to pick this up when I was finished cleaning up my spill. I threw the paper towel into the trash and went to pick up the incense and it was gone. At first I thought I must have perhaps kicked it under the kitchen mat. I lifted the mat and it was not there. I scoured the floor and could not find the incense.
At that point, I called in my fiance and asked her to look on the kitchen floor to find the stick of incense. So there’s both of us very purposefully looking for the incense stick. Neither her nor I could find it. We looked under the oven and in any other crevice that perhaps the incense could have been kicked under. Nothing. I finally started to think that maybe I did throw it away when I tossed the paper towel into the trash. I looked in the trash can and no incense stick. I was completely and utterly confused.
Where did the incense stick go?! After a few minutes we finally gave up looking and just assumed that it was buried in the trash. I told my fiance there is no way it’s buried in the trash. I would have just tossed it in the trash, and as a result, it would be lying on top of anything in the trash can. We both decided to call off the search and just assume it was in the trash since it could not be found on the floor.
Yeah this became the obsession of our lives for at least ten to fifteen minutes. You should have seen us; it was a literal head-scratcher!
We both go back into the living room to watch television. A couple minutes later, I get up to get a drink of water from the kitchen. It’s then and there that I find the incense stick lying on the kitchen floor in the exact spot I remember seeing it when it fell on the floor. I called my fiance into the kitchen and said, Look! I asked her if there was any way in the world she would have missed this when looking. She said no chance it was plain as day. I thought, exactly, there is no way that two of us very purposefully looking for the incense would have had any chance of missing that. The incense could not have been any more in plain sight. We were literally on our hands and knees looking on the floor not more than fifteen minutes ago.
My fiance instantly chalked it up to the Fae without a doubt in her mind. She is a green witch and also believes in the realm of the Fae. She stated that this is a very common prank that the Faery like to play on humans. For some reason, they have graced us with their presence, and this is their way of making it known.
I have always been one to view this realm with a bit more skepticism. However, two nights ago, I began to question my view of this realm. Could this realm actually exist? Should I welcome the Fae into my home? If I don’t acknowledge their presence will their pranks just keep on coming? After the events of two nights ago I am left pondering that this realm, in fact, could be as real as ours. I have questions.
What do you think? Do you believe in the realm of the Fae? Have you had similar experiences that you knew for sure was the Fae playing a prank?