Right. I'm glad to find this site and learn that there are others who have had this experience. I am going to share my fairy story, something I've never told a single soul, even though it happened almost 40 years ago. I had had a nice lunch with some friends, and afterwards we strolled over to Hampstead Heath, and sat on a blanket, to enjoy the warm sunny day and digest. My attention drifted away from the conversation, and I was gazing at some beautiful tall trees at the edge of the clearing. Suddenly, I saw a fairy! Honestly! It was small, maybe a foot or 18 inches, it was slender and graceful, dressed in a green tunic, and winged. It's body was vertical as it flew, not horizontal, and it flew in a manner very much like a hummingbird, zooming quickly, then stopping and hovering. It was working its way up the trunk of a tree, and it seemed to be inspecting it. I stared in disbelief. (Wldn't you?) After reaching the top of the tree, it suddenly zoomed off and disappeared into the trees. I was stupified. I wanted to tell my friends, but I could just imagine what they'd say, and what a ribbing I would have to take. So I said nothing, and have said nothing ever since until now. I don't mind telling people that I've seen or sensed spirits, but I feel a complete idiot talking about fairies!
But now, "they're back"...... When we moved into our present house, I sensed "entities" for lack of a better word, in a cedar grove by the river. Then I dreamed of little flame-like beings,, and then of little people in the same place, like another world superimposed over ours. Two friends who are very psychic visited me independently, and I asked them to walk that area and tell me if they sensed anything, without telling them of my own feelings or dreams. This was two separate visits by two separate people who knew nothing of each other's visits.) Both of them came back to tell me they had sensed "little people" in the area. Still feeling silly, I got every book I could on fairies and read up. One thing I learned is that they like offerings, so I put some heavy cream in a little bowl I had made myself (the bowl, not the cream!) and took it down to the cedar grove and left it on a little table for them. (The little table had been there when we bought the place.) The next morning I went back, expecting to find the bowl and the cream, but both were gone!! The cream AND the bowl! Now, I can imagine a wild fox or other animal taking the cream, but the bowl? I searched everywhere for it - it's gone. So I leave the grove mostly to them.
Phew! I finally told somebody!