BANSHEES

by Arthur B. Reeve. fromTrue Irish Ghost Stories. Banshees haunt the countryside, waiting to claim the living! OF all Irish ghosts, fairies, or bogles, the Banshee (sometimes called locally the "Boheentha" or "Bankeen-tha") is the best known to the general public: indeed, cross-Channel visitors would class her with pigs, potatoes, and other fauna and flora of Ireland, and would expect her to make manifest her presence to them as being one of the sights of the country. She is a spirit with a lengthy pedigree--how lengthy no man can say, as its roots go back into the dim, mysterious past. The Continue reading