It has been recently hypothesised that many of the alien and UFO sighings that are being constantly reported, are actually sightings of faeries. Cultural tracking, first brought to our notice by Jacques Vallée in his 1970 classic Passport to Magonia , demonstraits the similarities between abduction by fairies, who were taken to ‘fairyland’, and modern kidnapping by extraterrestrials. Is it a coincidence that toadstools, supposedly domain of the fairies, resemble modern saucer shape craft? One answer is that witnesses in previous times described extraterrestrials and their flying machines in terms of fairies and toadstools.
There are some striking similarities between the two types of sightings that seem to lend creadence to this theory. First, the descriptions of the “aliens” are almost invariably of a creature smaller than a man and very thin, with a large head and eyes, a lack of body and facial hair, and often pointed ears, somtimes surrounded by a bright light. This description shares many common features with faeries, who are also smaller and thinner than humans and often possess various mutations, such as enlarged ears, eyes or limbs, and a complete lack or excess of hair. The glaymor of a faerie can easily explain the abilities of aliens to appear and dissappear at will as well as the light which often surrounds them. And instead of stealing babies, as the faerie tricksters are likely to do, the aliens abduct humans of all ages for various lengths of time. Connections can even be made between the faerie rings of old and the strange crop circles that appear (first dicovered in England…). A hovering alien spaceship moving in ways that nothing made by a human engineer could, are nearly identicle to the will-o-wisp which would lead unwary travelers into the moors.
The similarities seem to be too numerous to be a coincidence. It seems quite likely that faeries and aliens are one and the same; as our culture had advanced into the space age, so has our view of those who lurk in the shadows. Science has tried to rationalize the myths, but they still remain.