Doyle contacted Gardner in June to determine the background to the photographs, and wrote to Elsie and her father to request permission from the latter to use the prints in his article. Clarke's World of Strange Powers. Years later Elsie looked at a photograph of herself and Frances taken with Hodson and said: Faked photographs of fairies by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths. Legendary Photographic 'Proof' of Fairies and Gnomes".
Elsie and Frances were interviewed by journalist Austin Mitchell in Septemberfor a programme broadcast on Yorkshire Television.
Frances died inand Elsie in The photographs became public in mid, after Elsie's mother attended a meeting of the Theosophical Society in Bradford. At Last the Truth", The Unexplained On the evidence I have no hesitation in saying that these photographs could have been "faked". On the back she wrote "It is funny, I never used to see them in Africa. He again brought cameras and photographic plates for Frances and Elsie, but was accompanied by the clairvoyant Geoffrey Hodson.