Amongst a barrow in Derbyshire, England, he located a mummified figure within a fissure that had recently opened. Approximately 2 feet long and 1 foot wide, this piece of earth opened up and uncovered a small humanlike figure. As it was described in the article:
"The bones of its diminutive, humanlike skeleton were hollow, like a bird's, making it particularly light, an anatomical preculiarty whose contribution to airworthiness was enhanced by the body's extremely leaflike -- uh, lifelike -- wings."
This was amazing to see, and especially looking at the back of the fairy...the way her wings were breaking down. The remains were 8 inches long with skin, teeth, red hair, and were examined by anthropologists and forensic experts who confirmed the body to be genuine.
He told his wife about the find and opened a box to show her proof of what he spoke. She wanted to take it to a museum but he thought they could make money from it. They actually set it up on EBAY and rec'd the highest bid of £280 before one anthropologist in particular contacted the man and arranged a private settlement to take the remains for testing and verification.
It was this scientist that studied the subject along with his colleagues and Cryptozoologists to determine it was genuine. There were no other figures found in the area and the exact location was never disclosed although they did speculate for the state of mummification, it was likely more than 400 years old. It was also concluded that they were likely to live amongst tree tops, rarely walking along the ground and that they likely retreated either underground into caves or migrated during winter months.
"Whether they still exist is another question but the remains found in Derbyshire have laid thousands of years of folklore to rest."