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BANSHE

IN IRELAND EVERYONE IS AFRQID OF THE NAMED CREATURE CALLED
THE BANSHE. THEY WERE FAIRY WOMEN AND WHEN ANY PERSON WAS NEAR DEATH
THE BANSHE CAME AROUND THE HOUSE CRYING THREE NIGHTS BEFORE THE
PERSON DIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BANSHEE ; NUMBER

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-18-1970

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SCOTTISH GHOST BELIEF

IF YOU SEE THE BANCHI [BANSHEE] YOU WILL DIE.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A GHOST IN SCOTLAND THAT IS FEARED BY THE PEOPLE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BANSHEE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 04-01-1971

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BANSHE

IN IRELAND, EVERYONE IS AFRAID OF
THE BANSHE. THEY WERE FAIRY WOMEN AND WHEN ANY PERSON WAS NEAR
DEATH OR DYING THE BANSHE CAME AROUND THE HOUSE
CRYING THREE NIGHTS BEFORE THE PERSON DIED.

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BANSHEE IS SPELLED IN GAELIC ON THE ORIGINAL CARD.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BANSHEE ; IRELAND ; Legend ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-18-1970

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When my grandmother was alive, she would always refer to the
banshees, which were spirits returning to give warnings to
the living. One afternoon when her mother was very ill back
in Ireland, the only photograph of her mother suddenly fell
off the wall and the glass shattered. It was the very same
day that her mother died and it was believed that the
Banshees used this as a warning to my grandmother.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): banshees

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Supernatural Being

Date learned: 00001940S

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BANSHEE

IN IRELAND, WHEN YOU HEAR THE WAIL OF THE BANSHEE,
YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE IN THE HOUSE WILL SOON DIE.
THIS WAILING PRECEDES THE COMING OF THE COACH OF DEATH
WHICH IS DRAWN BY FOUR BLACK HORSES. THIS COACH CARRIES THE ONE WHO
IS TO DIE TO THE UNDERWORLD.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BANSHEE ; DEATH ; Haunt ; IRELAND ; OMEN ; SIREN ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Underworld

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00001968 (FALL)

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