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Fictional Character
    Mummified remains of an 8 inch, winged fairy
    Discovered by a dog walker near Duffield in Derbyshire, England
    Revealed as a hoax a few days later by David Baines, a magicians' prop maker (April 1, 2007)
    Reportedly, anthropologists and forensic scientists verified the remains were real.
    The man who discovered the body conveniently remained anonymous.
    Hundreds of people fell for this April Fool's Day prank.
    Some wrote Baines claiming they'd also seen fairy remains.
    Conspiracy theorists believe Baines was forced by the government to claim the body was fake.
    The fairy is referred to as 'she' even though no sexual organs are apparent.
    The incident recalls the Alien Autopsy hoax of the 1990s.
    Inevitably, the dead fairy ended up on eBay.
    The fake fairy looks pretty realistic.
    Baines quickly admitted the discovery was a hoax.
    The prank was played to determine if people still believed in fairies.
    The online photos of the mummified fairy were an overnight internet sensation.
    Baines received threats for disturbing a fairy grave.
    An American collector bought the remains for 280 pounds.
    Baines consoled disappointed believers with the statement 'the magic created by the possibility of the fairy being real is something you will remember for the rest of your life.'

Credit: Georgina

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