Sir A. Conan Doyle and the Fairy Photographs

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Sir A. Conan Doyle and the Fairy Photographs is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in The Northern Whig on 12 may 1925.

Sir A. Conan Doyle and the Fairy Photographs

The Northern Whig (12 may 1925, p. 5)

To the Editor of the Northern Whig.

Sir, — In your issue of to-day I notice some allusion to the "Fairy Photographs" as if they had been in some way explained or discredited. This is not so. A number of inquiries both as to the girls and as to the negatives, the latter conducted by some of the best experts in Great Britain, have failed to shake the evidence in any particular, while fresh facts have appeared which strengthen the case. Prominent among these is a letter written by one of the children, Aged 10, to a friend in South Africa, telling the story at the time — though it only leaked out to the public some years later. What these little figures are, and how far they may be thought forms is, as I state in my book, an open question, but the honesty of the girls is assured, and the evidence has never been in any way shaken. Of course the matter has nothing to do with spiritualism, which is concerned only with the destiny of the human soul. — Yours , &c.,

Midland Station Hotel,
May 10, 1925.