Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal

Season 2 Episode 10

The Damned

Aired Saturday 5:00 PM Dec 01, 1997 on



  • Trivia

    • Goof - In the original cast bios Lindsay's father was noted as "a notorious Kansas City Police Detective." His character was changed later, as we see in this episode, to a highly respected and well known scientist.

    • At the beginning, Lindsay Donner did not expect this to be a paranormal case.
      Lindsay Donner was reminded of her father Williams Donner when he was trying to freeze dry cholera for the military.

  • Quotes

    • Lindsay: (about banshees) Well, they're a Celtic myth. Spectral demons with long flowing hair; they sit up on your walls at night combing their hair with the bones of their victims. And they howl.
      Matt: Sounds like my second wife.

    • Dan Aykroyd: There's an abundance of evidence which suggests that some human spirits may operate after death, in a realm as yet unknown and inaccessible to the living.

  • Notes

    • One of the most famous of the "omen ghosts" is the Irish banshee. The word banshee comes from the Gaelic 'bean sidhe', meaning "woman of the fairies".
      The banshee is heard but not seen, and the noise of her wailing is said to be heard before a death, not by the person about to die, but by a family member or friend. Despite the association with death, The banshee is not heald to be an evil spirit. According to legend the banshee is a protective spirit, watching over family members, giving guidance in its own way. The banshee, unable to express itself in human language, has to warn of impending death by wailing. The banshee is unable, by fairy law, to let her presence be known at other times. Some of the older Irish families still consider themselves to have a banshee as a guardian watching over them.

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