Faeries, Angels, Ghosts and Aliens

Faeries podcast - freeIn this 13-minute podcast, Fiona Broome discusses the differences and similarities among four groups of entities:  faeries, angels, ghosts and aliens.

For the purpose of this discussion, Fiona assumes that all of these groups are real, and descriptions in legends and folklore are accurate.

Faeries – Can be big or small, winged or not.  They like things tidy, or they’ll hide things from people.  Some of them seem to think it’s funny to tease or torment pets.  Except for leprechauns, there’s little evidence that faeries actually work.

Angels – Can be big or small, winged or not.  They seem to have tasks, but — like faeries — people rarely see angels doing manual labor.

Ghosts – Are usually the same size as people, and act like people, including work.  They’re never reported with wings.  They don’t seem to care if a home is tidy, but they prefer the house as it was when they lived or visited it.  Animals can seem fearful around ghosts, but ghosts aren’t likely to torment them.

Aliens – Appear in all sizes, but if they have wings, they’re not described as faerie wings or angel wings.  Animals seem frightened of them.  Aliens don’t seem to linger at a location as faeries and ghosts can.

There seems to be considerable overlap in some characteristics, and broad differences in others.  However, when people describe an encounter with an entity that’s the size of a human but seems from another time or realm — even if they want to insist that it’s a ghost — they could be describing a faerie, an angel, a ghost or even an alien.  More information is necessary.

With this kind of insight, it’s possible to look at popular TV shows differently, and consider that some “ghost encounters” are actually faerie experiences.

This may also explain why modern reports of aliens (UFOs, Bigfoot, etc.) are in the same areas where faeries were reported during eras when faeries were considered more “normal” in daily life than aliens.

Here’s what’s especially interesting:

We have a fairly reliable understanding of angels due to religious documents and interest.  Aliens and UFOs have been documented thanks to the interest of governments and scientific groups.  Ghost evidence is plentiful thanks to interest generated by TV shows.

However, if faeries aren’t real… why do we have so much cross-cultural information about them?  They’ve been described consistently for centuries, from every corner of the world.  If this was all make-believe, we might have “fairy tales,” but not the scope of faerie history and lore that exist around the world.

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Music: The Moods of Man, written & orchestrated by James Underberg

(Note: On February 19th, we’ll be back on schedule.)

2 thoughts on “Faeries, Angels, Ghosts and Aliens”

  1. Angels – Can be big or small, winged or not. They seem to have tasks, but — like faeries — people rarely see angels doing manual labor.

  2. I always thought we had ghosts but now I am not sure after listening to this podcast. Over the last couple of years our older dog has destroyed several door frames trying to dig his way through closed doors when we are not home. Now this is not an everyday occurence and he has always been afraid of thunder and firecrackers but there have been times where he has done this with neither being a probable reason. One day last summer he even jumped over the back of the couch (no small feat for him!) and tried to dig his way out of the doorwall ( which I had left open for a breeze) and then decided to just push the screen door off and into the backyard so he could get out. Our other dog who was just a pup this past summer also once took off over the couch into the family room and refused to come back into the kitchen when I got home. He kept looking up at the kitchen ceiling and backing away. But just recently while everyone was home the puppy started looking up at the ceiling and around the room like he was watching something move around. I tried to get him to come into the kitchen but he wouldn’t. Can you tell me what you think? Is it ghost or is it faery?

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