In 1917, 16-year-old Elsie Wright and her nine-year-old cousin Frances Griffiths took photos with the “Cottingley Fairies” in the village of Cottingley, near Bingley in West Yorkshire. (30/77) List item Submitted to "Bizarre Photos from the Past That Show How Weird our History was" Approved 1.4k Views One of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th century, they only admitted the photos were faked in 1983. Item navigation Previous submission Next submission View full list Written by Jacob Aberto Sincere, friendly, curious, ambitious, enthusiast. I'm a content crafter and social media expert. I love Classic Movies because their dialogue, scenery and stories are awesome. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.