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How did The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast come about? 🐛🦋
In around 2007 I had my own fairy encounter. It was a fascinating experience, one which I previously thought was ridiculous and impossible. I immediately wanted to know more and I began working in a group, with landscape and ritual. With a background in social research, I undertook a Masters in History in 2014 alongside Professor Ronald Hutton, focusing on the portrayal of the Fae. In 2016 I co-authored, ‘Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies 500AD to the Present’ and began researching contemporary accounts. In lockdown 2020, I realised it was time to speak publicly with others about these sorts of experiences. Hence, the Podcast was born!

Why is it important?
For those who have experienced similar encounters, it helps to hear others talk about it.
When I first saw a fairy, I had no one to immediately discuss it with. There’s a kind of taboo around these experiences. People often assume that you’re mistaken, under the influence of substances or delusional. But ordinary people, with no interest in fairies are regularly having extraordinary encounters all over the world that they cannot explain or discuss for fear of ridicule or fear of the unknown.

What are the aims of this Project?
To allow people to share their own fairy encounters, so that their stories can be witnessed.
⭐︎To provide validation for others who have encountered fairies, so that they don’t feel alone with that experience.
⭐︎To aid further understanding about this mysterious Universe.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a membership platform where fans can support projects. When you sign up to become my patron you become one of the Podcast’s ‘Curious Crew’.  You’ll be directly supporting me to continue making podcasts and research further into this area and I’ll keep you updated with news and insights. Your support also helps to pay for podcast/website hosting costs. In return, you become part of this project, helping with decision making and sharing your ideas. Depending on which tier you choose, you’ll also get access to extra material, personal updates, merchandise and a private community.

Tell me about the different tiers!!

You can support at four different level choices:

£1 supporters will receive my quarterly behind-the-scenes posts and also get to vote on future content.

£3 – ‘Fair Folk’ tier will receive my fortnightly personal update posts plus lower tier benefits.

£9 – ‘Wyrd Folk of the Woods’ will get an exclusive Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast sticker(!) plus a shout out on my show when they join (if they want this!). They’ll also get access to the Podcast’s exclusive Discord community for private discussions, plus all lower tier benefits.

£15 – ‘Curious Enchanters’ will receive bonus new material every quarter. These might be personally read, hand-picked folklore that resonates with the modern encounters, extra podcast interviews or personally created videos! You’ll also receive a Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast Mug and all the lower tier benefits.

£25 – ‘Shining Ones’ these folks will receive an exclusive Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast T-shirt, plus all the lower tier benefits.

£50 – ‘Fairy Kinfolk’ will receive an exclusive Modern Fairy Sightings Hoody and a special quarterly YouTube video update from me, plus all the lower tier benefits.

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