The Battle of the Fairies
In St. Fillans, Perthshire, UK, a development company is having a different kind of wildlife clash...
Marcus Salter of Genesis Properties is learning firsthand how determined native residents are concerning with protecting the colony of fairies believed to live under an ancient monolith. The St. Fillans countryside is well known for being home to many sets of mysteries rock formations, believed to be strategically placed on top of ley lines for their mystical powers.
As Salter and his crew were digging to begin construction of a new residential development, they came across an ancient rock near the mountainside. Salter said, " A neighbour came over shouting, ‘Don’t move that rock. You’ll kill the fairies’. Then we got a series of phone calls, saying we were disturbing the fairies. I thought they were joking. It didn’t go down very well.”
So far, this run-in with the fairy protectors has cost Genesis Properties £15,000. Salter and his company have attempted to work around the rock formation and not disturb the fairies. It seems that his efforts might not be enough.
“I went to a meeting of the community council and the concerns cropped up there,” Salter reported. It seems the people are fighting any further development, for the sake of the fairies.
The rock and it's surrounding area has historical and religious significance. There, Celtic Christians worked to convert Pict natives from their Pagan practicies. Residents believe moving the rock would curse the area and its inhabitants. The power of the fairies could bring doom and misery to all those nearby should the powerful monoliths be disturbed.
Salter has completely re-worked the plans of the development, and has moved his construction to a new site. It looks like the fairies have won this round versus the developers. Curiously, at the site of their new construction, a small rock outcropping sits smack dab in the center of the development.
I don't think the builders have heard the last of the fairies.
After reading this story, I was able to come across some documents pertaining to these St. Fillans fairies, confirming that a colony did indeed live underneath the ancient monolith. British intelligence has been doing surveillance of the area for decades, and I was able to procure the following photograph - concrete proof that fairies do indeed reside in the mysterious countryside of Perthshire:
These fairies are willing to fight to the end.