Isobel Haldane - 1613, Perth, Scotland: Abducted by fairies
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
As quoted in Wonders In The Sky - Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times - and Their Impact on Human Culture, History, and Beliefs - Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck
Isobel Haldane testified that she was carried out of her bed, "whether by God or the Devil, she knew not," to a hillside which opened before her. She went in, and stayed three days in "the fairy kingdom." Eventually she was brought out by "a man with a grey beard" who taught her to cure diseases and foretell the future.
Far from being rare, such reports of abductions by non-human creatures became commonplace during the 17th century, eventually giving rise to accusations of commerce with the Devil. Unfortunately many of these stories did not include a date or a place. This one is an exception.
Source: Robert Pitcairn, Criminal trials in Scotland (Edinburgh, 1833).