22 episodes

Most people are baffled at any idea that fairies could exist...and telling people you've had a fairy encounter is a major taboo. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast hears from people who’ve had experiences and want to share them. Whether you’re already a believer, or full of intrigue, come open-minded and open-hearted…simply listen, and make your own mind up. But take heed, these are not winged Tinkerbells. These are real fairies. Please note: this podcast is not suitable for children as it may contain some unsettling, frightening or creepy material from time to time. Artwork: Peter Hall Studios Music: Transmutate by Snowflake.

The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast Jo Hickey-Hall

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Most people are baffled at any idea that fairies could exist...and telling people you've had a fairy encounter is a major taboo. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast hears from people who’ve had experiences and want to share them. Whether you’re already a believer, or full of intrigue, come open-minded and open-hearted…simply listen, and make your own mind up. But take heed, these are not winged Tinkerbells. These are real fairies. Please note: this podcast is not suitable for children as it may contain some unsettling, frightening or creepy material from time to time. Artwork: Peter Hall Studios Music: Transmutate by Snowflake.

    S2 Ep 20: Encounter at the Creek

    S2 Ep 20: Encounter at the Creek

    This episode offers a very gentle conversation with an Australian woman who encountered an orb during a very beautiful and intimate event, whilst in nature. The experience drew her ever closer to nature and into environmentalism. We discuss her relationship with the Fae and how that connection was originally initiated through visiting her grandmother’s magical garden with her siblings, as a child. 
    There is an accompanying FREE PATHWORKING MEDITATION on Patreon which is available to anyone. It's a gentle guide to recentring yourself and it's particularly aimed that those who need a bit of help during this difficult time to let go of anxieties and focus on what's meaningful. You can find it by searching for 'free meditation' or 'recentring' on Patreon.

    For more information, further reading and show notes go to:
    https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/episode-20-occurence-at-the-creek/

    Content warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.


    Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
    Artwork: Peter Hall Studios
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themodernfairysightingspodcast)

    • 43 min
    S2 Ep19: The Longing

    S2 Ep19: The Longing

    In this episode, my guest shares an experience which invoked a sense of indescribable longing. There are many stories in folklore of those who visited Fairyland never to return and those that did, often pined for Fairyland ever after (see 'The Fairy Dwelling on Selena Moor' on Episode 18 show notes). Some stories speak of a deep sense of yearning that draws folk to the precipice of no-return before something snaps them out of a trance. In many cases they are drawn in by a strange Otherworldly music and it was this form of enchantment that our guest experienced during lockdown last year.

    There’s a bonus episode on Patreon, where our guest shares another couple of strange occurrences and I offer her some advice in relation to her main experience of feeling enchanted.

    For more information, further reading and show notes go to: https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/episode-18-the-longing/

    Content warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.


    Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
    Artwork: Peter Hall Studios
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themodernfairysightingspodcast)

    • 50 min
    S2 Ep18: Chat with Thomas Freese: Researcher of the Strange

    S2 Ep18: Chat with Thomas Freese: Researcher of the Strange

    In this episode I speak to a fellow researcher, Thomas Freese. Thomas is also an author, a storyteller and an artist. To date he’s written 11 books and 200 articles.  Much of his research is focused on people’s extraordinary encounters with ghosts, nature spirits, angels, fairies, and multidimensional beings.

    In his storytelling role, Thomas visits schools and finds that  children often want to tell him about their own strange experiences.  We discuss this and some of the many Otherworldly encounters that he has collected over the years. 

    There’s a bonus episode on Patreon, where we discuss Thomas’s own fairy experiences and he also shares some very unnerving encounters with paranormal creatures known as black-eyed children.

    For more information, further reading and show notes go to:
    https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/episode-18-chat-with-thomas-freese-researcher-of-the-strange/

    Content warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.


    Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
    Artwork: Peter Hall Studios
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themodernfairysightingspodcast)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    S2 Ep17: Red Winged Warrior

    S2 Ep17: Red Winged Warrior

    Jo talks to an Australian lady who recalls her first fairy encounter as a very young child. She had experienced deep trauma and found herself in some dreadfully sad situations.

    Warning: Some of the content may upset people so please be aware of background themes of drug abuse and child neglect.

    As a listener of this Podcast, she very much wanted to share her story. It's an incredibly powerful and magical experience. There are discussions around how people feel about sharing these encounters and how important it is for those to be received with respect, sensitivity and an open mind.

    A bonus episode available on Patreon features extra material from the conversation and a further encounter.

    For more information, further reading and show notes go to:
    https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/episode-17-red-winged-warrior/
    Content warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.


    Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
    Artwork: Peter Hall Studios


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themodernfairysightingspodcast)

    • 52 min
    S2 Ep16: The Green Lady and The Nacht Mare

    S2 Ep16: The Green Lady and The Nacht Mare

    Jo talks to a folklore storyteller who experienced two contrastingly different encounters during his twenties. The first epitomises the very essence of a beautiful nature spot and the second, the stuff of nightmares. They explore how each event played out and the potential meanings behind them.

    A bonus episode available on Patreon features extra material from the conversation and further explores possibilities.

    For more information, further reading and show notes go to:
    https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/episode-16-the-green-lady-and-the-nacht-mare/

    Content warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.


    Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
    Artwork: Peter Hall Studios


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themodernfairysightingspodcast)

    • 47 min
    S2 Ep15: The Books of Dreams and Visions

    S2 Ep15: The Books of Dreams and Visions

    This episode includes excerpts from The B.O.D.A.V.'s (The Books of Dreams and Visions). It's a personal collection of fairy encounters and vivid dreams,  experienced by a young man from the age of 11 to his late teens, provoked by night time forest walks with his father. Having had some awareness and interest in the Otherworlds himself, his father had encouraged him to journal these experiences.

    Our guest, now in his mid-twenties and undertaking a Master's in biological science, talks to Jo about re-reading the journals and some of the events that took place.

    For more information, further reading and show notes go to:
    https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/episode-15-the-books-of-dreams-and-visions/
    Warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themodernfairysightingspodcast)

    • 1 hr 5 min

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