Quotes for 2020 #38

An on going series of a quote a day from those most worthy of individuals, writers…  Disclaimer: Not all quotes are meant to inspire… Not all comments I make upon them are entirely honest either, occasionally Hannibal writes them…

Today’s quote comes from the creator of Sherlock Holmes, a singular minds from the mind of a singular mind. Sir Arthur was occasionally a bit of a strange pickle. For all his most famous characters skepticism of the unexplained, Doyle himself was a professed spiritualist and one of the grand dames of the heyday of the spiritualist movement. He believed in ghosts, the afterlife, he even believed, or wanted to believe, in fairies at the bottom of a garden in Cottingley, near Bradford…

Yes the great Yorkshire fairies hoax of 1917 perpetrated by the advance special effects department of ‘Two teenage girls’ who were board, had some paper cut outs and a box brownie camera, that managed to fool the man who brought us Sherlock Holmes… Because when you have eliminated the impossible, ie that two teenage girls with paper cut outs and a box brownie camera could be perpetrating a hoax, what ever is left, fairies in Bradford, must be the truth….

But then it would be a dull world without a little madness


The Cottingley fairies …. it’s possibly my favorite hoax of all time


Unless of course they were real…. because who doesn’t want to believe in fairies in the grim industrial north, in the middle of a world war…





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