WHAT IS THE BANSHEE?
This article is about the banshee of Irish folklore. For other uses, see Banshee (disambiguation).
The banshee (// ban-shee), from Irish: bean sí, pronounced [bʲæn ˈʃiː] ("woman of the barrows") is a femalespirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from another world.
In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. Alleged sightings of banshees have been reported as recently as 1948. Similar beings are also found in Scottish, Welsh, Norse, and American folklore.