Posts tagged
‘banshee’

The Old Lady with the Nails

The Old Lady with the Nails An old lady with a hammer and nails menaces a dormitory of schoolboys in a nightmarish vision.

The Ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots Wails of Death on Christmas Eve

The Ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots Wails of Death on Christmas Eve A Christmas ghost story from the Tower of London with an omen of death for Queen Victoria.

Rocky Mountain Cry – A Colorado Banshee

Rocky Mountain Cry – A Colorado Banshee Two girls in Colorado follow a strangely human wailing, which leads them to a bizarre giant apparition.

Creature Feature: A Banshee at Sea

Creature Feature: A Banshee at Sea The crew of a windjammer far from land hears a “howling out of the darkness a most frightful, wailing cry, ghastly in its agony and intensity.” Was it a banshee?

Burying His Toes in the Sand: A Strange Funeral

Burying His Toes in the Sand: A Strange Funeral A complicated tale of premonitions of death, amputation, uncanny prophecy–and a cure for corns.

Clarion Calls: An Actress’s Shrieking Phantom

We return again to eighteenth-century France in the first of a two-part story of post-mortem obsession, of an ongoing banshee-like persecution, and of a phantom shooter.

A Prolonged Wail of Horror: A Banshee in England

A Prolonged Wail of Horror: A Banshee in England As a rule, however, the Banshee is not seen, it is only heard, and it announces its advent in a variety of ways; sometimes by groaning, sometimes by wailing, and sometimes by uttering the most blood-curdling of screams, which I can only liken to the screams a woman might make if she were being done to death in a very cruel and violent manner….