Fairies who frolic at the bottom of gardens in New Addington, near Croydon in South London. Mrs Bacon, 55, said she was not even looking through the camera at the time she took the picture. Instead she simply clicked the button while holding it at arm's length out of the back door while chatting with relatives in her kitchen after dinner. Astonished by what she saw when she glimpsed at the picture, she has spent months seeking a rational explanation. But after scouring the internet for pictures of butterflies, moths and beetles that might match it, she has drawn a blank. 'I think it must be a fairy,' she said yesterday as she made the picture public for the first time.
'I used to like fairy stories as a child, but I can't claim to have ever seen one before or since,' she said.