The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast

Ep 69: Beckoned by Forest & Lake: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

October 03, 2023 Jo Hickey-Hall Season 7 Episode 69
The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast
Ep 69: Beckoned by Forest & Lake: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Show Notes

Our guest describes his extreme childhood experience in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, involving musical enchantment, levitation, loss of time and senses and deep connection to raw nature.

We hear how he was enchanted into the woods and ended up in a potentially life-threatening situation. Despite the intensity of the experience, he hold the view that it opened him up to a new way of seeing the world. A truly remarkable story and a much treasured share.

A second experience was described during our conversation. It is just as amazing as the first and will be released nearer winter solstice.

This story contains descriptions of a child finding themselves alone in the forest and getting into potential danger in water. Although thankfully they were not harmed, it may be a trigger point for those who are sensitive to these subjects.


In the bonus episode I read from Yeats' The Celtic Twilight and a story collected by 19th century folklorist, Thomas Crofton Croker. To hear that bonus, hop over to Patreon where you can join the community and support the show.


Image on website shownotes:  'Place of Ghliocais' kindly permitted by Merle Oberon at Moth Creative

Content warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.

Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Green Man Artwork: Peter Hall Studios

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