Y’all got different things that go bump in the night over here. Like bears and moose and shit. If I was a fairy that got immigrated over here in mass flittings I’d stay in the other realm too. Fucking moose. Jesus Christ, have you seen those things up close? Fuck that.
Y’all have terrifying endless corn plane there too… So… I think you are even.
I’ve never experienced claustrophobia and agoraphobia simultaneously until we had to drive through 400 miles of endless corn occasionally interjected by great swaths of nothingness.
The fae realm might be the believable terror of things back home with our forests and iron age burial mounds jutting above ground but the US has it’s own eldritch terrifying charms.
Usually Tumblr has this aesthetic going where they act all terrified of fairies, so this post has me like yeeeahh
Come get us, you little bastards
What’s the matter? I’m right here
Meet me at this totally legit barn if you want to steal some babies or smth
Fae, at least when manifesting in the mortal realm, usually adapt to the environs of that realm, much like any living creature. Take for example, the barn above. There are faeries. Same for the corn fields. You will get lost in a corn field no matter how you orient yourself against the sun.
I was raised around barns and cornfields like those for the better part of my young mortal life, and can assure you that we are in all of the places above. The fae of America are not fundamentally different from those in other parts, but they do adapt to the environment and culture in which they reside.
Also, there are functional and legit faerie rings in America and other places in the world, but not all rings of mushrooms/rocks/flowers are faerie rings. In some places there are many fae but none use faerie rings as a gate. Also faerie rings are not the exclusive way to pass into the other realm (the fae around the Shasta Cascades in California FAR prefer cave systems for example). Faerie rings are actually mostly a forest fae thing. The greatest concentration of forest fae I know of in America is in Tall Timbers in Central Pennsylvania, but I also have not been everywhere. Keep your ears and eyes open. I will give you some hints.
- Abandoned barns. If its just filled with hay and old lofts and rafters, enter freely without fear. Whatever fae are there will be ok, if not welcome to your presence.
- If it is filled with old butchering tools or lots of chains, sharp items or implements, close the door and go away.
- If you open the door and more than 50 mice or rats scurry away as you open the door, conduct your business and leave.
- Corn fields, or any fields where the plants are taller than you: Expect to get lost. If you want to get lost, enter it. You may not return from the corn field but you won’t necessarily die in there either.
- If you want to explore and not get lost, bring a phone with a GPS. Bring extra batteries. Your phone will discharge faster in there. Just warning you.
- Native American sacred sites: I am not going to engage the argument of whether or not their spirits are a type of fae or not, I have my own opinions and others have others. All I will say is the first time you disrespect them or their lands, they warn you. The second time, they kill you.
- Deep forests: For the most part, follow European protocols.
- The coastlines: You’ve probably heard about lamia and merfolk off the coasts of Cape Cod, the Hamonesset and off the coasts of California, but they also hang around other places not commonly mentioned, such as off the coast of Brunswick, GA, Virginia, and any place with a good concentration of sea-caves and coves. Not so much for the coast of New Jersey, or any other coasts where the mortal populations are too high or mortals have just trashed the place with garbage.
- Florida: The greatest concentration of Unseelie I know of in the US is in the Everglades. If you want to meet fae and don’t mind dying to do so, try the Everglades. The rest of the state is mostly seafaring fae.
- Mountains: They’re relatively safe, pixies and sprites, and phouka, especially if the area is both high up in altitude and also wooded or forested.
- California. While you can find fae anywhere, the more north you go, the more fae you see. San Francisco has more fae than Los Angeles. The highest concentrations of fae in California are in the Shasta Cascades, you will find as many there as most places in Europe excluding Ireland.
- Wildlife preserves: Unicorns love these places, in fact in some cases, places are wildlife preserves BECAUSE of unicorn influence.
- Colorado: It would be biased of me to speak too much about Colorado because I live here, I will just leave it at, yeah we’re present, and types of fae are pretty evenly distributed, tho more mountain preferring ones than others.
This got longer than I intended it to be, but there, feel free to use it as a guide.