Tag: irish folklore

Selkies: The Other Kind of Mermaid

Researching lore of different cultures is another area of research that I feel is important if we were to understand why hauntings and myths exist. From sightings of Nessie to understanding why paranormal activity is occurring in a certain area. Often, this ends up with me going down some sort of rabbit hole where I…


The Legend of the Leprechaun

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Several of our members here at Association of Paranormal Study are very interested in Irish folklore, so we thought we’d discuss the legend of the Leprechaun today! According to Irish fables, the Leprechaun is a tiny entity that normally takes the form of a miniature version of an old man wearing…


Banshee: The Omen of Death

Written By APS Founder & Mid-South Director: Alex Matsuo The banshee is probably one of the most famous of Irish folklore.  Contrary to popular belief, the banshee is not a ghost, but instead part of the faery world.  The word “banshee” actually means “faery woman.”  Whether there is just one banshee, or several banshees has…