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Man convinced pixies exist sits in woods with camera to prove his theory
Even those who don't believe in fairies can't help but be captivated by his video.
Jenny Brown
11.24.21

Fairies, pixies, and sprites — do you believe in them?

Pixabay|Sophia Nel
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Pixabay|Sophia Nel

As children, we heard different stories about kingdoms and worlds that are different or apart from ours. We encountered stories with many interesting characters, from princes and princesses to personified animals in fables.

We also encounter interesting stories of mythical creatures.

Pixabay|Willgard Krause
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Pixabay|Willgard Krause

These creatures are said to be among us. Some say these creatures lived on Earth before we, humans, entirely inhabited all lands. But knowing that this is fiction and are worlds in storybooks aimed at children to teach a lesson, we never believed they could be real.

But what if they are?

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Pixabay|KELLEPICS

A man named Erwin Saunders is trying to prove pixies exist.

YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders
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YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders

He dedicated an entire YouTube channel to his journey. He shows viewers how he “baits” them out using sweets and seeds because he believes pixies love them. In this particular video, he takes us to his first sighting of pixies.

This is not the first time he saw one.

YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders
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YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders

In the video, he starts by sharing when he first encountered pixies. He said he first saw them right in the spot where he shot the video more than a decade ago. His last sighting of the pixies was in 2016. During these years, Erwin hasn’t probably thought of filming it.

Now, his entire YouTube channel is filled with his pixie adventures.

YouTube Screencast|Erwin Saunders
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YouTube Screencast|Erwin Saunders

Doing this takes a lot of patience and endurance. You can see Erwin just sitting and waiting patiently until one would show up. Hours passed.

Then, he finally saw one and caught it on cam.

YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders
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YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders

They look just like how books described them.

Pixies are often described as small, wingless creatures with elf-like ears and are known to be colored green (or wearing green). They are often confused with fairies, but fairies have wings and look more human in appearance than elf-like.

Pixies are also said to be more mischievous in nature.

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Most folklores say that they often play a few tricks on travelers and lead them astray in their journey. They also pull some harmless tricks on humans like blowing candles, throwing small stones, and rapping windows.

Erwin caught none of that, though.

YouTube Screencast|Erwin Saunders
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YouTube Screencast|Erwin Saunders

In a short sighting of this single pixie, he just looked at where Erwin was sitting as if spying on what he was doing. You can see the pixie moving quite fast and left just like that.

This is a sight to behold for most of us.

YouTube Screencast|Erwin Saunders
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YouTube Screencast|Erwin Saunders

After all, it’s not every day that we see creatures we’ve only seen in storybooks. While we can all doubt this is real, what if it really is? Does this mean that there is indeed a realm unknown or unseen by us?

Some people commented on the video and shared their two cents.

YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders
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YouTube Screenshot|Erwin Saunders

But this top comment, in particular, stated a valid point on their existence. If indeed they are real, it is better that people stay oblivious about them rather than chance destroying a magical world. As for Erwin’s efforts, his videos didn’t disrupt the pixie’s habitat, and that’s what matters.

See what Erwin captured in his captivating footage below.

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By Jenny Brown
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Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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