15 Oct The Banshee vs. The Grim Reaper on Halloween Night
Here at Thrillvania Haunted House Park in Dallas, Texas we pride ourselves on our ability to scare, frighten and terrorize our visitors, but it’s all in good fun. We know, in most cases, you’re going to leave here alive
with a big, silly grin on your face. However, if you happen to meet up with a Banshee or The Grim Reaper after you leave here… well, that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms! We can’t control what happens
after you leave the park.
When you hear the Banshee’s mourning call, someone is about to die
A Banshee can appear in a number of forms. Most often she takes the form of an ugly, old hag, but sometimes she appears as a beautiful young woman, a hooded crow, a rabbit or a weasel. She often appears near the woods, late at night.
You’ll know you’re seeing a banshee by her mournful crying and piercing, ear-shattering wail. Why is she crying so? Because the appearance of a banshee foretells the imminent death of someone nearby. Don’t worry. It won’t be you. But it will most likely be someone near and dear to your heart.
When you see the Grim Reaper, that ‘someone’ will be you
Unlike the Banshee, the appearance of the Grim Reaper usually means you’re about to meet your maker. He’s often referred to as The Angel of Death or the Angel of Dark and Light, but it doesn’t really matter what you call him, he’ll answer to just about anything.
The Grim Reaper also differs from a Banshee in that he typically appears as a man. Generally, he’s dressed in a long, black hooded robe that almost covers his face, but you can tell by his long, bony fingers that you’re looking at Death personified.
In some cases, the Grim Reaper can actually cause someone’s death, which leads some people to believe they can bribe him, trick him or make a deal with the old codger. But he wins – he always wins – in the end.
On Halloween night when the veil between the here-and now and the hereafter is thin and almost non-existent, anything can come through from the other side. Stay away from the woods. Stay away from tall, skinny strangers in robes. And do your best to survive the night.