Mexican man captures live fairy

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Jose Maldonado, a 22-year-old bricklayer in Guadalajara, found a live fairy.

“I was picking guavas and I saw a twinkling. I thought it was a firefly. I picked it up and felt that it was moving; when I looked at it I knew that it was a fairy godmother,” Maldonado said.

Sadly, it died, but he pickled it in formaldehyde and allows the curious to take a peek for a fee.

Gentleman captures live fairy

UPDATE: Looky here. (Thanks, Thoma!)

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  1. I do believe that is a pixie-fairy figure from Kenzer and Company’s Hackmaster miniature line. If this were Coolminiornot, I would give it a rating of 2. [/comicshopguyvoice]

    1. Really?  Do you think?  Do you think that maybe he doesn’t have a real fairy, because none of us were sure.

  2. I guess it’s kinda obvious, but local media has already published it is a hoax. The “fairy” is a Disney toy of some kind. Here’s a link in spanish from last week:
     http://www.cooperativa.cl/el-misterio-de-la-hada-madrina-en-mexico-llego-a-su-fin/prontus_nots/2011-08-12/163841.html

  3. Oh, ye of little faith.  Clap your hands together and repeat after me.  I do believe in fairies.

  4. Fairies only die if you don’t believe I them. So clearly this man doesn’t believe in fairies. Therefore this must be a scam.

  5. Another tragic victim of LSD.

    See what happens to minorities in drug wars?

    At least this time it wasn’t a shark.

    The Avengers are going to be mighty pissed when they find out what happened to the Wasp..

    Not to mention Oberon.

  6. A fairy or not a lot to drink anything could be a fairy as fairies go
    so did we drink or is this a fairy we did not know
    for a man with a fairy could he be the fairy himself
    or did he catch a fairy and we just do not know ????

  7. UUUU, reminds me of the Goiania thingy, where for a small fee the curious could take death – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goi%C3%A2nia_accident

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