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In a country, such as Ireland, that is characterised by an arrestive and wildly beautiful scenery, it is not at all surprising to find something in the nature of a ghost harmonising with the general atmosphere and surroundings, and that something, apparently so natural to Ireland, is the Banshee.

The name Banshee seems to be a contraction of the Irish Bean Sidhe, which is interpreted by some writers on the subject "A Woman of the Faire Race," whilst by various other writers it is said to signify "The Lady of Death," "The Woman of Sorrow," "The Spirit of the Air," and "The Woman of the Barrow."

It is strictly a family ghost, and most authorities agree that it only haunts families of very ancient Irish lineage.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Elliott O'Donnell (27 February 1872 - 8 May 1965) was an author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He was said to have seen a ghost when he was five years of age, and to have also been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin.

He was born in Clifton, Bristol, England, the son of an Irishman, Reverend Henry O’Donnell, who later travelled to Abyssinia while awaiting preferment to a new parish and was attacked by a gang, robbed and murdered.

Elliott O'Donnell was educated at Clifton College in Bristol, England, and later at Queen's Service Academy, Dublin, Ireland. After originally intending to take his entry exams at Sandhurst with a view to joining the Royal Irish Constabulary, he later became a ghost hunter, but first travelled in America, working on a range in Oregon and becoming a policeman during the Chicago Railway Strike of 1894. Returning to England, he worked as a schoolmaster and trained for the theatre. He served in the British army in World War I, and later acted on stage and in movies.

His first book, written in his spare time, was a psychic thriller For Satan's Sake (1904). From this point onward, he became a writer, specializing in true stories of ghosts and hauntings, which were immensely popular. He became known as an authority on the supernatural and was called upon as a ghost hunter. He also lectured and broadcast (radio and television) on the paranormal in Britain and the United States. On 8 May 1965, he died aged 93 at the Grosvenor Nursing Home, Clevedon, North Somerset, England.

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