The Cottingley Fairies appear in a series of five photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, two young cousins who lived in England. In 1917. When the first two photographs were shown, public reaction was mixed; some accepted the images as genuine, but others believed they had been faked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN3DpHDKFMg

In the early 1980s Elsie and Frances admitted that the photographs were faked, using cardboard cutouts of fairies copied from a popular children's book of the time. However, Frances maintained that the fifth and final photograph was genuine. Do APUG members have any thoughts on this? If we tried to replicate this on film today, could we do a more convincing job?