NC Man Discovered Pixie Skeleton in Rocky Mountains: Fact Check


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NC Man Discovered Pixie Skeleton in Rocky Mountains

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A North Carolina Man Discovered Pixie Skeleton in the Rocky Mountains

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1. James Cornan of Wilmington, North Carolina, discovered the remains of a Pixie in a falcon’s nest while exploring the Rocky Mountains in 2017. Scientific tests have concluded the bones are indeed real.

2. Mystery Cornish Pixie Remains Discovered in Bird of Prey Nest

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Fact Check:

Certain messages doing rounds online carry pictures claiming to show a North Carolina Man Discovered Pixie Skeleton in the Rocky Mountains. The pictures appear to show remains of a tiny skeleton that can fit well-within a human palm. Allegedly, James Cornan of Wilmington discovered the remains of a Pixie in a falcon’s nest while exploring the Rocky Mountains. The messages also claim scientific tests have concluded the bones are indeed real. Despite the claims and the accompanying pictures, the story saying NC man discovered Pixie Skeleton is not true.

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What are Pixies?

Pixies are mythical creatures of folklore resembling tiny humans and having strange features. Interestingly, some people claim the Pixies have mischievous habits, like playfully harassing unsuspecting travelers. They are considered to be prevalent more in high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall Counties of England. Pixie is somewhat similar to the modern day Fairy and Sprite.

Has a North Carolina Man Discovered Pixie Skeleton?

The pictures and stories of the tiny skeleton in the palm of someone’s hand circulated heavily on social media platforms like Facebook and other websites. Facebook page Historical Pictures shared it in February 2018. However, the pictures appeared earlier on Dan Baines’s website lebanoncircle.co.uk in a March 2015 article published with the title “Disturbing Discovery in Falcon Nest“.

Image of The message on Historical Pictures Facebook page
The message on Historical Pictures Facebook page

The article on Dan Baines’s website states a mysterious, anonymous man in Cornwall, England found the Pixie Skeleton. Note, stories about such Cornish Piskies (Pixies) are part of local fairy folk. More importantly, at the end, the article mentions a Podcast discussion whether the Pixie Skeleton is genuine or not. Shown below is a video of the Pixie Skeleton in question.

Not a Real Pixie Skeleton

Firstly, one of the pictures from the alleged story from Cornwall actually shows a nest box for Kestrels and Barn Owls installed in October 2012 in Duhallow, situated in County Cork of Ireland. This in fact questions the authenticity of the story published in Dan Baines’ Blog in – Imaginarium section.

Picture of the Nest Box originally installed in Duhallow, Ireland
Picture of the Nest Box originally installed in Duhallow, Ireland

There are no credible reports validating the claim saying a NC man discovered Pixie Skeleton in Rocky Mountains or anywhere else in the world. Since the alleged find in 2015, there are also no scientific studies or validation of the Pixie Skeleton. On the other hand, Dan Baines is the same sculptor and illusion designer who was behind the famous Mummified, Derbyshire Dead Fairy Hoax. He created the art piece as part of April Fools’ Day prank in 2007 and later sold the mummified fairy on eBay auction.

Mummified, Dead Fairy Found in Derbyshire: Hoax

So, considering the aforementioned facts and flaws, the claims saying a man discovered Pixie Skeleton in a falcon’s nest are just hoaxes. The tiny skeleton is most probably a creation of art.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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