The Green Children of Woolpit

A Medieval Encounter with Aliens, the Fae — or Orphans of War?

Charles Christian
6 min readMay 31, 2022

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In the middle years of the 12th century, two green-skinned children mysteriously appeared in a field in Suffolk. But who or what were they and where did they come from? Theories range from aliens and the Fae to orphans of war and naughty children.

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Charles Christian

Journalist, editor, author & sometime werewolf hunter. Writes, drinks tea, knows things. (he/him) www.urbanfantasist.com + www.twitter.com/urbanfantasist