In 1950 Marjorie T. Johnson became Honorary Secretary of a resurrected Fairy Investigation Society, which had been founded by Capt. Quentin C. A. Craufurd, and she collected accounts of fairies and also angelic beings from many of the members.
"Johnson's catalogue of purported fairy phenomenon...would easily rank alongside any serious ethnographic study, and accurately documents a serious-if not strange-set of folk beliefs among the inhabitants of the British Isles that persists even today." - Micah Hanks, Mysterious Universe"It is rare that we can announce the coming of the fairies. But here they are, some thousands of fairy folk, in over 400 reports from around the world...This unique assemblage of fairy sightings is essential reading for forteans, folklorists, fairyists, and, in fact, anyone who researches the unusual or the psychology of those who report the anomalous...Whatever we call them, and whatever guise they wear, it is fascinating to see the points at which the worlds of the fairies and other supernatural entities intersect. The reports in Seeing Fairies add to our knowledge of paranormal patterns, which perhaps may, someday, solve the mystery of fairy sightings." - Chris Woodyard, Haunted Ohio"Reading these strange accounts one after another is a disturbing experience. They give the impression that the countryside is heavily populated with little people who live alongside us but are never seen by most of us. Can this really be true? Common sense tells us that it isn't, and that there must be some other explanation. How can we find out what it is? ...the true value of Marjorie's efforts in collecting these reports is that we now have the raw material for a proper, unbiased, study of fairy sightings, and it is to be hoped that someone with the knowledge and ability to tease out all the clues can come up with a plausible explanation. Wherever the truth is to be found, this book is essential reading for anyone with the slightest interest in fairies and the Little People." -Janet Bord, Magonia