Professor John Hyatt, a lecturer on art research at Manchester Metropolitan University, claims that he has proven the existence of fairies in real life with photographs. Hyatt asserted that his photos, in which small winged beings that look like insects can be seen, prove that these magical creatures do exist in the Rosendale Valley, Lancashire County, England.

The professor has been taking pictures around Lancashire for around two years and was blown away by this discovery. He told the Manchester Evening News: “It was a bit of a shock when I blew them up, I did a double-take. I went out afterward and took pictures of flies and gnats and they just don’t look the same.” 

“People can decide for themselves what they are. The message to people is to approach them with an open mind. Let the world decide for itself. It is my job, as an artist, to open people’s eyes to the wonders through which they walk every day,”

John Hyatt

As the director of the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD), he has showcased photos taken around Lancashire at the Rosendale Fairies exhibition, which he opened at the Whitaker Museum.

Mr. Hyatt posted the images on social media and displayed them at a private exhibition titled “Rosendale Fairies.” He confirmed that his photos are genuine and have not been altered in any way.

Since then, he has received many supportive messages and magical photos from people claiming to have spotted the tiny mystical creatures in over 15 countries around the world. The lecturer has been touched by the sheer quantity of images coming from Argentina, Finland, and France, among others.

He said: “Many have sent me their photographs and stories of their encounters with fairies. Parents from around the world have thanked me on behalf of their children and themselves.”

“The whole thing is more than a touch magical. I think it is entirely appropriate that the beauty of the artistic form enables people to open up their world and to see it with fresh eyes.”

In 2009, Phyllis Bacon, 55, believed she took a photo of a fairy at the bottom of her garden in New Addington, near Croydon in South London

Spirits Of The Air – taken of air in pump of his goldfish bowl John Hyatt

John now wishes to open the world’s eyes to a another phenomenon, which he calls Spirits Of The Air.

“There are stranger things in life than fairies, and life grows everywhere,” he said.

“These other pictures reveal the hidden, momentary wonders of a simple every day occurrence.”

He said he has a photo which was taken of air passing through the pump in his goldfish bowl and eerily the artist has since been sent an image of Lady Macbeth which appears identical to his snap.

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