MEET THE PROFESSORS
Dr. Theodore Thales Laxity
FOUNDER OF NLFRRL
Born on April 1, 1979, Theodore Thales Laxity grew up in the small community of Rye, East Sussex, England. He is the son of former parliamentary secretary Thomas Laxity and Lady Bernadette Laxity (nee Blythe).
The oldest of three children, Theodore spent most of his childhood seeking solitude reading science and philosophy works while also infamously conducting outdoor science experiments around the family’s 25 acre village farm – including a now local legendary incident that saw the family’s outside stables burn to the ground in 1988.
In 1993, Thomas Laxity – seeking distance from the United Kingdom - moved his family to rural Newfoundland after an unfortunate political upheaval. While Laxity Senior encouraged his son to follow in his footsteps and enter politics, Theodore chose another path shortly after his 16thbirthday.
After being in Newfoundand for just over a year, in 1994, Theodore went missing for three days during a family camping trip. The frantic Laxity family called in The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary after Theodore did not return to the family’s camping site and, despite an all night search, remained missing without a trace. The family had just about given up hope of finding Theodore alive – by the third day. However, just as quickly as Theodore had disappeared, he reappeared early evening on the third day.
Theodore claimed that while he was walking in the woods he had heard his name being whispered over and over again – and followed the sound - thinking it was one of his younger siblings in trouble. He then became disoriented and it took him over three days to find his way back to the camp site.
While family and police chalked this incident up to a simple “getting lost in the woods” episode, locals in the area were adamant the fairies has led Theodore astray. Theodore, captivated by this experience, made it his life work to find proof of this incident and study the supernatural experience.
Dr. Theodore Thales Laxity graduate with a doctorate in Fairy Supernaturality in 2009. The following year he formed the NL Fairy Rescues and Research Laboratory (NLFRRL) with colleagues. His specialty remains Fairy Geo-Sightings and Tracking along with Lost By Fairies Prevention (LBFP). Dr. Laxity has recorded getting lost an average of 100 times annually.
Professor Rocky Earl
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: FAIRY CATCHER/CATCHING
Born in 1975, Richard Michael Earl – known as “Rocky” – grew up in outport Newfoundland. He is the only child of Marjorie Earl – who passed away after succumbing to what at first seemed like a minor flesh would on her leg from a scrape while hiking. However, this wound quickly festered and spread to her blood stream before medical attention could be sought.
At the age of two, Rocky was an orphan and raised by his maternal grandmother. His father is unknown.
The loss of his mother and advanced age of his grandmother forced Rocky to become independent at a young age. At 16 he left school to provide for his grandmother – taking odd jobs on construction and drilling sites. In 1995 Rocky’s hard life went from bad to worse when he was injured while walking home from work and took a short cut through a nearby bog. Rocky fell through loose terrain and subsequently injured his lower leg. The ordeal found him trapped overnight unable to lift his footing. By the time Rocky was found the injury had proven so extensive doctors were unable to completely repair
Unable to meet the physical demands of his work, Rocky eventually returned to school where he received his diploma – and then degree in specialized physiotherapy.
In 2005 he met colleague Dr. Theodore Laxity and Rocky learned his plight years ago may not have all been his own doing. Throughout the years Rocky had stuck by his belief that he did not fall in the bog – but pushed by a heavy gust of wind – though wind speed reported during that day was only 10 km hr. ON the advice of Dr. Laxity, Rocky began researching his encounter and finally deduced he may have been a victim of the fairy wind – which for many people has resulted in minor and major injuries. Rocky also investigated his mother’s superficial wound history – deducing perhaps she too had been a victim of fairy mischief.
With this history – Rocky moved from his regular physiotherapy work and began concentrating on applying his expertise to the fairy world. He obtained his specialty-certificate in Fairy Phenomenon in 2007 leading to a number of fairy expeditions through the Newfoundland terrain and the development of his “Fairy Catcher”. He is co-founder of NL Fairy Rescue and Research Laboratory (NLFRRL) which was established in 2009.
Dr. Conroy Bowman
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: SCIENTIFIC REASONING/RESEARCH
Conroy Bowman – known just as Con by colleagues, was born near Canada’s smallest town – Tilt Cove – a small quiet area in a small corner of Newfoundland's Baie Verte Peninsula.
Con was born on March 16, 1994. It’s a birthday most are perplexed by when first meeting Con. Conroy Bowman looks more like a 65 year old than 25. It’s a long forgotten mystery for those remaining in Tilt Cove and surrounding areas. Dr. Bowman was a victim of the mysterious fairy changeling in which fairies cause an infant to grow old in a matter of hours.
An early study subject of Dr. Theodore Thales Laxity, founder of the NL Fairy Rescues and Research Laboratory (NLFRRL), Conroy was invited to join the lab team in 2011 based on his first-hand encounter with fairies. Conroy is an ongoing asset to the Fairy Rescue and Laboratory team in his specialties of mathematical theories and fact based deduction.