In 2018, after months of unusual phenomena in her London flat, a woman finally came face to face with the troublesome culprits. During a night time trip to the bathroom she was horrified to see two goblins, stacked one atop the other, peering at her from the threshold of the door.
Since that time, she has struggled to come to terms with the reality of what happened. In our western society, people are wholly unaccepting that these experiences take place, least of all that they could ever happen in urban areas.
We discuss the events that finally led to that night, her relationship with the flat, which had always unnerved visitors and how the decision to share her story was not taken lightly.
Is it purely location that invokes these visitations? What other factors are involved? We discuss aspects of liminality including thresholds, stages of life and geographical landmarks.
✨In the bonus episode on Patreon, I narrate several other modern encounters which bear a striking resemblance to our guest’s experience. Join us there for just £3 a month and get access to the Discord group and regular events.✨
Main image: Created by the guest as a close likeness of the one of the goblins she saw in her flat.
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Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.
Briggs, K. (1976) An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures. New York: Pantheon Books.
Bathing Fairies of Ilkley on Boggart and Banshee Podcast (Simon Young and Chris Woodyard)
Bord, J. (1997) Fairies: Real Encounters with Little People. London: Michael O’Mara Books
Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti (composed in 1859 and published in 1862)
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