Well they are very pretty… bugs.
[...]Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer John Hyatt claims he now has proof the creatures are real and are residing in the Rossendale Valley.
John Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University snapped images of what he claims are the tiny winged creatures whilst out photographing the Lancashire landscape over the last two years.
And he has now put his photographs on display at a special exhibition.
John, 53, who was a member of the Three Johns punk band in the 1980s and 1990s insists his photos are genuine and have not been altered in any way.
The exhibition, called Rossendale Fairies, will be on show at The Whitaker Museum in Whitaker Park in Rossendale, throughout the spring.
He says they are not altered and not bugs. We’re supposed to believe they are tiny living human-like creatures? From just these pictures? That’s quite the stretch, Mr. Hyatt. Funny how these pictures are going to an art exhibit and not to scientists and photo experts to determine the validity of the creatures, if they are in fact real. Or that you haven’t found bodies or anything that looks less like insects. This instead looks exactly like hype and attention seeking to their exhibit. Hyatt notes he wants to “bring a bit of magic into their lives”. Yeah that’s not suspicious at all!
As we know with making obviously fictional mermaids purportedly real, people will believe this stuff. There is nothing wrong with the fairy exhibit but there is something yucky about calling it “proof”.
The story of the Cottingly Fairies. Note: they were not real either.