Fairies are all around us if you just know where to see, hear, smell, and feel!
It is extremely difficult to actually see a fairy but if you are patient, you can sense their presence by some of the signs that they leave for us. There is an expanded list of signs that you can see, hear, feel or smell at the end of this Cache Description. But I know you are anxious to find the Fairy Light Quest Number III so I’ll get directly to the directions.
One of the most common ways fairies are noticed is as spheres, flickers or glints of light. Also the Eyes in the Woods are looking out for the fairies. The listed coordinates for this cache will take you to a Monument (DPCO FL-5-0) placed by the Duke giving the fairies permission to occupy the surrounding land. Stand at the Monument after sundown (dark) and look on a bearing of 232 degrees SW on your compass.) Shine a bright flashlight on the projection line 20 feet away from your base to catch a glint of light from the Eyes in the Trees. Your torch works best if held at eye level. The glowing eyes are part of the Fairy Light Cache and not a Park fitxure.
Walk towards and arrive at the the eyes and you will find where a fairy likes to visit. She has left you her picture, The Hazel Nut Flower Fairy, in the Fairy Box that is part of the cache. Please take one of the the picture cards and start collecting the pictures of all her fairy friends that are left in other locations where fairies like to visit. You will need to save these cards for use in later caches in the series. I am told that this fairy is low on Pixie Dust so a tiny bag of glitter would be appreciated! This Fairy, I am told, likes Blue Glitter. Be sure to leave a note in the log book.
While on your quest, be sure to enjoy the paths and grounds of this enchanted place. This Fairy is only present during the Posted Park hours that end at 9:00 PM so time your search accordingly. And be very quite as fairies are studying about muggles at this Fairy University!
"As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot's in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable."
The Promised List of The Ways that Fairies Like to Try and Contact Humans:
(Thanks to the Alchemist for publishing this list.)
1. Spheres of Light
One of the most common ways fairies and other ethereal beings are noticed, is as spheres, flickers or glints of light. It's very common to see it around mushrooms, blooming flowers and springs. People associated with fairies (children of fairies) can watch these lights anytime. You may also notice unexplained movements out of the corner of your eyes.
2. Chilling Sounds and Music
Once you've entered the fairy Realm nothing is the same. Soft sounds may greet the strangers who enter the fairy land. Whether it's the sound of various wind instruments – like the flute – or a simple sound – like the welcoming sound of tiny bells – it”s absolutely the same. Allegedly, if you ring a bell over a spring or pond you may see the reaction of fairies responding to your invitation.
3. Fairy Rings
It's long believed that fairies love to sing and dance at night. They usually dance around a circle. Many who stay in forests at nights claim to have heard wonderfully enchanting songs, while later in the morning they find mushroom circles, circles of flowers or trace of footprints of human-sized nymphs dancing known as the Fairy Rings. Many believe that the “Fairy Rings” are the Gateways to the Fairy World. Respect the fairy rings and always ask for permission before entering the Circle.
As Fairies are – almost always – described as cheerful creatures, when you are close with these entities it very likely to hear laughter or feel the urge to laugh. The feeling of joy fills your heart and lasts long!
5. Scent of Flowers
You are walking down a path, or even a road while your nose is filled with an overwhelming scent of flowers like Iris or Violets, or even the scent of the grass like it just rained or maybe it smells like walnuts, apples or grapes. As fairies are often associated with flowers, plants and trees, this could be the work of a playful Fairy sprinkling scented fairy dust to you, blessing you or trying to catch your attention.
6. Deviations of the Air
The “fairy wings” may cause a light breeze on the area around a fairy. Whether it's actually the wings or the energy shift around the ethereal being does not really matter. Pay attention to the leaves around you. A gentle whirlwind may be a solid proof that a fairy (or fairies) like your company.
7. Animals Around You Act Weird
You notice that you are being followed by birds like ravens, your cat acts weird, staring at something for minutes (with no apparent reason) or play with the air while your dog is nervous or probably bark at something you do not see. As Fairies could be described as the Souls of Nature they can easily cause phenomena like this.
8) Milk Goes Bad and Candies are Missing
Your milk has gone bad before its actual expiration date. You may also notice that milk is less as if someone drunk it while you are certain that no one would ever drink from your milk. This could be a sign of a fairy who entered you house. Try to contact them rather than getting angry.
9) Jewelry and Shiny Objects are Missing
Before you call the police try to look around if you can find them in other places. Fairies love to play with humans in this way. They enjoy “stealing” stuff like this and hide them in different places. It is said that Fairies love all shiny objects and that”s what they love to take first. Keys or with fancy keychains is a “fetish” for this wonderful creatures. Be kind to them. They -almost- always return them!
10) A Sense of Warmth on your Skin
The energy of the Fairies – when is in close contact with your aura – can be felt like tiny vibrations of energy on your body, or heat on your skin. You may actually feel the warmth of the beloved creature as a gently tingling or tickling on part of your body.
11) Flowers (and other plants) Sprouting From Bizarre Places
This is another phenomenon that is often associated with the presence of Fairies. You may notice that from one second to another a flower has bloomed while you could swear that you have not even seen it at all! If this happens in your house it means that you have a winged visitor… or maybe visitors!
12) The Eyes of the Woods
Have you ever felt that trees are watching you as you walk down the path in a forest? Have you ever felt the presence of something really strange when you are alone and the night-sky is full of dazzling stars? The Trees may – indeed – have eyes of their own, as they are probably inhabited by magical creatures as Fairies (of course it can also be elves, gnomes or other entities). Greet these trees and ask for guidance and protection.