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The Derbyshire Mummified Fairy

The story of the mummified fairy hoax, why it was done and the the strange repercussions that followed.

Up there with The Fiji Mermaid, the Area 51 Alien Autopsy film and The Cottingley Fairies, the Derbyshire Mummified Fairy is considered to be one of the greatest hoaxes of modern times. Still 'going viral' and stirring people's imaginations globally, the hoax creator Dan Baines gives a full account of what he did, why he did it and the strange repercussions that followed.

Those expecting a talk on the non-existence of fairies and how he fooled millions of believers think again. Dan's cautionary tale presents a modern account on what can happen when one unexpectedly opens a door to a long forgotten world and the secrets it can uncover.


Dan Baines | talks | www


Date and Time:

30 April 2015 at 7:45 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



The Vaults at Dirty Dicks
202 Bishopsgate

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Organised by:

London Fortean Society
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£3 / £2 concessions

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Liverpool Street & Aldgate East stations

7.45 for 8pm start.

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