About Us

“This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the faerie folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof. ”
Neil Gaiman

The Centre for Unseen Research, based at The Institute of Mythical Studies, is searching for empirical evidence that faeries exist. We are an exploratory science group seeking evidence of faeries in the world by gathering sightings, stories, poetry, photographs and encounters from the faerie world.

Our current understanding of faeries origins on Earth suggests that given a suitable environment and sufficient time, fairies and their communities continue to grow and thrive.

Finding evidence of faerie civilizations however, requires significant effort. Currently, the Centre for Unseen Research is developing a catalogue of sightings, added by members of the public, to identify potential faerie hotspots and search for evidence from faerie civilizations in our world.

Work at the Centre is divided into two areas: Research and Development (R&D) and Projects. R&D efforts include the development of new signal processing algorithms, new search technology, and new Unseen search strategies that are then incorporated into specific observing Projects.

The algorithms and technology developed in the lab are first field-tested and then implemented during observing. The observing results are used to guide the development of new hardware, software, and observing facilities. The improved Unseen observing Projects in turn provide new ideas for Research and Development. This cycle leads to continuing progress and diversification in our ability to search for faerie life.

The Centre for Unseen Research at the Institute of Mythical Studies is funded entirely by donations from individuals and grants from private foundations.


The Team

Professor F. E. Wayne, Head Wrangler


Dr. D. Demuchamp, Senior Faerie Ethnographer 


Dr. J. Beamtree, Faerie Care Specialist

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Professor. S. Stevenson, Faerie Logistics


Dr. L. Yearling, Faerie Research Operations Manager