A Fairy Encounter – The Plastic Beetle

During a visit three or four years ago, my young nephew gave my daughter a large black plastic beetle which was very realistic looking.  Why he gave it to her, I’m not sure–he probably thought it was cool and she’d appreciate it, which she definitely did.  After he left, she put it on a moulding above a stairway in our house, thinking it was funny that people might see it, think it was real, and be a bit creeped out by it.

Months went by, a year or so, I think.  One day, with company coming, I decided the joke was over and it was time to remove the beetle.  As I removed the beetle from the moulding, I was astonished to discover that the plastic beetle was gone and a real but dead beetle the exact same size and shape had been put in its place.  After I got over the surprise, I checked to see who had been responsible for the swap.  No one came forward to enjoy their clever joke.  In fact, everyone in the house was rather shocked and fairly squeamish about handling the real beetle.  A plastic beetle is one thing but a real beetle of that size is another story.

I was at a loss to explain what had happened until it hit me–FAIRIES!  This is exactly the kind of thing they would do!  Here, we had the plastic beetle up there as a joke but they thought it would be much more amusing to turn the tables and have the joke be on us!  I imagine they got a good laugh out of it and I have to admit it was pretty funny and very clever, just like them.

This is the real beetle I found, almost 1 1/2 inches long--looking a bit dusty after a few years!

This is the real beetle I found, almost 1 1/2 inches long.

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78 Responses to A Fairy Encounter – The Plastic Beetle

  1. Hunter October 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    Fairies are very funny and love jokes as other people had said. Trading the fake bettle for a real dead one is very clever or an innocent gift depends on how you look at it. Pixies like metal. Plastic is not natural to them and therefor they dont understand it. And dante if you ask nicely i think they will go with you. But ask very nicely.

  2. Gloria October 10, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    Thats cool. Fairy’s like natrul things.

  3. MiMi October 23, 2009 at 7:15 pm #

    Hi! i have seen this pretty yellowish sparkly figure, i didnt want to ausume it was a fairie. I did some reasearch and i see that people are describing things similar to the ones i see. A few days went by when one day i was walking near my house and i saw the little light again, it was very quick so i ignored it. When i came to my house to my surprise there were a few flowers arranged it what looked like a circle and when i lift it the floating figurine flew from below it… Im still very confused because this happened recently. Why will they do this? i appreciate it but i dont know what it means i told my friends but they dont believe me :( Why now? why me? are they trying to say something? should i fear of the unknown? Please give me as much advice as you can because im very confused and scared.

  4. admin October 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    Hi MiMi,

    Yes, this sort of thing can be surprising and it can make you feel a little off balance and maybe even scared but I don’t think you are in any danger. This does not sound like a negative being, in fact it sounds just the opposite. I know it can be upsetting but, truthfully, many people here would think you were very lucky to see what I think is a fairy of some type.

    She/they may be trying to communicate with you so if you want, you can talk out loud to them (when no one is around, probably) and tell them you know they are there and would like to talk with them. Listen for a response either out loud or in your mind. This could be a wonderful experience for you once you realize that they aren’t there to hurt or scare you.


  5. MiMi October 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    Thank you so much natalie! Now that i look at the breight side i feel better. I am going to try what you recommend. Hopefully they will be able to communicate with me. Do you think i should do something to attrack them? anyways thanks :)

  6. admin October 24, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    Hi MiMi,

    You are welcome! I doesn’t sound like you need to attract them – sounds like they are already there but you might want to print out the fairy flag here to let them know you are a friend of the fae. That should invite only the positive fairies to your home.


  7. brenda s October 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    im not new in beliving in the wonderful faries but ive never had money to purchase the amulets or anything so i can communicate with them. can i get contact with visualisations alone and ask them to give me a sign i do know and a read by this popular author that they are creations from god too so that makes me very happy and comftrable im a newager and i belive in all good if its from the light excuse my spelling and punctuation english is not my first language and i struggle a tiny tab.im wodering do the faries like help out with life situations.

  8. brenda s October 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    hi its me again im greatful for this web site i can talk about the faries and i apreciate all belivers thank you

  9. Antonette November 1, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    woah i saw i realy big blace beetel JUST like that one time when i was goin on a walk with my friend! ahh i still get chills

  10. MiMi December 15, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi natalie! I’ve tried what you recommended, I printed the flag and I put it in my window. Yesterday I went to sleep really late and I had to wake up early for school. So at night I flashed a light near the door of my room. I washed my face and went in the bed when i looked to the side up in the wall was that beautiful and magical ship of light floating. And i didnt feel scared at all. In the morning i told my parents, they insulted me and told me that i was big enough to be believing on those things.I felt very sad cause i told pretty much every person I know and no one fully believed me. Still I know what i saw and im glad to be able to see such creatures! i’ll leave another message soon!

    Lots of love

  11. jordan December 24, 2009 at 3:10 am #

    Good Story definitly Pixies.They get up to alot of pranking.

  12. Ava February 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    Do the fae folk respond to notes ? I have never been able to see or hear a fairy , but I believe . What do I do ?
    catch ya later,

  13. Katherine Acuna March 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    I have a question. I’ve been trying to figure out this vision for so long and yet I can never seem to find the answer to it. I was in middle school, 8th grade, (now I’m a senior in high school) and I was sitting very bored in math class. I was completely zoning out the teacher and all of a sudden, my vision zoomed into a blackness and I could hear my heart beat. In the dark of it all, I could see my veins as it traveled all the way until it reached my heart. Within my heart, was a beautiful glowing blue sphere that looked like a jewel and it made a bell like sound. When I came back to normal, I regained my hearing and vision and I saw my teacher in front of me, telling me to pay attention or I would get sent out. I really do hope you tell me what this means or if you can ask Mr. E if he has any clue on what this has meant since sometimes the same vision comes back. I’ve had just one dream with fairies which was last week but that’s it. Please help me out Natalie! I would with all my heart appreciate it!

  14. Fae June 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    HI, well i just wanted to say you are so cool!!! the way you can talk to fairies and actually see them!!! I’ve tried to communicate with them i even made a small house for them, put honey out, and made my own rhyme to get there attention but nothing has worked!!! I just wanted to say i admire you and what you do !!!

  15. Fae June 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    I HAVE A QUESTION FOR ADMIN!?!?!?!?! How did you become involved in fairies? Did you try to consult with them first or did they go to you?

  16. Fae June 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi, I have notice in a ot of post like How to Attract Fairies you mention putting a fairy flag on a shelf or give them a space in a corner or anything to feel welcome. Well can i put a flag outside or put a fairy home outside instead of in my house?

  17. Fae June 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    OMG I JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU!!! Okay well I think I have been visited by a fairy!! Well last night I printed out the fairy flag and i drew a few amulets on a piece of paper, well that night i went out side said another chant. Went in and i put the flag in the window close to the woods near my house, i shined a light in the window just to make sure they would notice it. As i was on the computer (www.realfairies.net) i noticed something fast moving and it glowed a little, when i looked its way it moved fast. Then a little later at night i was sitting in a chair and next thing i know i see the same figure again but in my room!!! I got a little scared so i went to bed… the next morning i was looking for my flash light i use to light up the window… it wasn’t there!!!!! i still haven’t found it… could this be a fairy? should i be scared?( sorry i dragged my story out)

  18. Michael June 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    I really enjoy this website and the comments I am reading, i am although a bit frightened to try attracting a Fairy. At first I was excited. Made a house from something I made in a Building Lesson from Home Depot. It has big holes and i put a note pad,pencil,see shell, and a cloth inside. What would this attract? I am still frightened about them. If I was to go near a forest and try talking with a fairy would I get a Nice Fairy, or an evil one? I also wonder, would they invade privacy like if I went in the bathroom or was changing clothes? Also if i was to like go over my friends house or grandma’s for a sleepover, would it be mad at me for leaving? Would it follow me? Please Answer ASAP :) :) :)

  19. Penny July 21, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    I think I saw something fly thru my bedroom last night. I had the lights on and went in to get my dogs ball and when I bent to pick it up from the floor, this..sort of brown butterfly thing, flying pretty fast went by. I didn’t hear any noise from it, but it frightened me and I kinkda gasped and ducked out of the way..but then it was gone. It really freaked me out…scared me. I got out my flashlight and looked for it but never found anything. I told a couple friends about tonight and they both said it was probably a fairie. Do you think this could be possible??

  20. Emily August 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Oh My Gosh! I just remembered I must of had a faery encounter! I was 6-8 then( I’m 12 now) and it was in a dream. I started to dream about this pixie named Blue. He had pale skin blonde hair and was wearing blue clothes. He came to my dreams every night. But one night he didn’t come. I never saw him again after that and I just forgot about him till I came to this website. What do you think the reason he left was?

  21. Fairygirl121 October 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Hi emily, the reason he left was most likely becuase you were growing, and as you know unfortunately most people stop believing the older you get, and he knew that you were getting older and were going to soon stop believing.
    Or, maybe you moved, or changed your bed frame to iron or somthing (some folklore says that faeries can’t stand iron, it makes them week).

  22. chloelovesmagic October 25, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    im afraid to meet a fairy i herd it can be danguros they could kill me and there eyes are completely brown or whatever color is that true

  23. Kerigan November 14, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    This is VERY interesting… I love the idea of Fairies being real! And I completely and totally BELIEVE They’re out there somewhere… Truly hidden in the easiest places. They could be right under our nose, and we wouldn’t see an thing. I Agree… They CAN Be a bit mysterious and DO love to joke with us Humans.
    -Kerigan, 11

  24. eva November 29, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    do u know wat shadowz r?

  25. Tat January 2, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    Emily’s story reminded me of a dream of sorts I had when I was around…13 years old (I’m 18 now). Now, for some reason, I dreamed about this one teen guy for a week straight in one form or another. He had tan skin, dark hair, and these blue/green eyes that seemed to swirl in their irises plus a yummy body to boot! (I know, gotta keep it PG for some of the kids lol) Anyways, he would always visit my dream each of those nights but would never talk. I would communicate with him but he usually smiled and gestured for me to go somewhere. On the last day, we were in this strange zoo/museum of sorts and we were on a bridge underneath an alligator exhibit and he stroked my cheek and finally said something: “Goodbye, Tatiana”. I felt sad and choked out “why?” and tried to call him back but he just smiled sadly and left amongst the crowds. I still remember him to this day because it was one of the strangest things I’ve ever experienced. The funny things about my dreams is usually I feel completely apart of it to actual feel and touch of objects and emotions. I never thought much of it except for it being the brain working but…that encounter just seemed too bizarre (especially to have the SAME GUY for a week straight). I used to be a full-time believer in faeries and sometimes when I’m alone, I still talk to myself and sing when in nature (like a park or my backyard) but I don’t think anyone except I can hear me. Still, it’s wonderful to know that others can see these beautiful beings and realms :) I’m personally dreaming about selkies and fae, myself now ;D

  26. Emerald January 19, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    Hi I live in North queensland ,Australia and I have never had a fairy experiance.Is it to do with the place I live in?Or the fact that I have a cat?Please help!

  27. Cheri August 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    I was sitting on the porch last night with my dogs near, at dusk, watching fireflies and bats as I have done for 20 years. I am 65, am moving from my beloved farm in the laurel highlands of Pennsylvania, in a few weeks. To my left , about 4 feet from the ground came a very fast moving transparent creature, slightly erratic in its flight pattern, 4 or 5 inches high, I thought it to be a huge mayfly except for the speed. It was over in a second. I woke up in the middle of the night and realized I had perhaps seen a fairy, there is a giant hyacinth bush with dinner plate sized flowers lots of them, is where it appeared to have come from. I hope to see it again but was too fast to get any detail of what I saw.

  28. Natalie Lynn August 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    That’s fascinating! It could be something from the fae realm so you might want to watch for further signs of them for the next few weeks while you are still there. Let us know if you have any new experiences!

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