The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

This article will be taking a look at the Mexican legend of La Llorona – a simple folktale…or a legend based on fact?

Let’s take a closer look…


The La Llorona Ghost Story

There are several versions of the 500-year-old Mexican ghost story…and all of them start with the most beautiful woman in Mexico…

The woman’s name is Maria, and she is very adapt at using her beautiful ‘assets’ to get what she wants from the male population of where she lives. It’s no surprise really that she ends up marrying the most eligible and wealthiest bachelor in town.

Unfortunately for Maria, her rich husband lost interest in her after she had given him two young sons. Legend points to the fact that he began disappearing on ‘business’ trips for months at a time.

Before long she realized that he was having numerous affairs…and she began to blame her sons for her husband’s bad behavior.

The La Llorona Ghost Story


The River

One night Maria decided to take her two young sons with her for a walk along the local river banks. After a couple of miles of their stroll, her estranged husband pulled up in a horse drawn carriage…with a younger woman!

Maria’s husband was not happy about the fact that his sons were out this late, and that they were walking in such a dangerous area.

He demanded that the two boys get in the carriage with him.

When Maria saw her children with her husband, and his new conquest, she realized that they now had the love she so desperately wanted from her man.

In a possessed rage, she dragged the two boys out of the carriage and threw them into the river.

Her rage suddenly disappeared…and she realized what she had done…

She ran down the river bank frantically trying to catch up with her drowning children…but she was too late.


The Weeping Woman

Maria never got over what she had done…and slowly went crazy through extreme grief. She would roam the river banks for weeks on end, her white gown began to soil and deteriorate, gaining her the horrifying signature look.

The Weeping Woman

She refused to talk to anyone, and she refused to eat. She spent the rest of her life walking along the river bank weeping uncontrollably for her lost children.


The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

Rumor has it that you can sill hear her restless spirit weeping and still mourning the loss of her children around the banks of the Santa Fe River.

There have also been numerous sightings of her weeping spirit between Mora and Guadalupita.

Locals to the area are dead set on the idea that Maria’s ghost, La Llorona, is a real entity, and it has been haunting the area for centuries.

Skeptics believe that La Llorona is nothing more than a tale created to frighten young children away from the river…a tale that has somehow now turned into a bit of an urban legend.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Haunted Mannequin – La Pascualita

The Haunted Mannequin - La Pascualita

In the area of Chihuahua in Mexico, a rather creepy mannequin has stood on display in a store window for over 80 years.

This mannequin made its storefront debut in 1930 on March the 25th and became an instant hit with the locals.

But according to local legend, this impressive mannequin isn’t a dummy at all, but the perfectly preserved corpse of the previous owner’s daughter…


La Pascualita – The Haunted Mannequin

The mannequin (La Pascualita) became an instant hit with the public back in 1930 due to the fact it looked the spitting image of the female shop owner.

But many of the locals did not realize that the female shop owner had recently lost her daughter in a bizarre wedding day incident (she was bitten by a black widow spider hours before she was due to wed her sweetheart).

Once the people within this town found out about her tragically deceased daughter they started to believe that this mannequin was not a mannequin at all.

They all thought that the impressive dummy was the corpse of her dead daughter (it didn’t help that both husband and wife decided to dress the mannequin in a wedding dress!).


From Far and Wide…

Word spread….fast. People from all over this area of Mexico turned up to check out this rather creepy figure in the shop window.

It was also met with a large degree outrage.

People were convinced that this was indeed the corpse of the shop owner’s daughter but she insisted it was not.

Instead she claimed that the object had been made in honor of her dead daughter, as she was very heartbroken as she missed her terribly.

The locals did not believe her…but they had no way of proving that the mannequin was in fact a dead body.


Strange Happenings

Within weeks of the mannequin’s controversial storefront debut, strange stories began to surface involving the shop and it’s owners.

Many witnesses would claim that the husband we re-enter the shop late at night and begin talking to the elaborate dummy. They also claimed that the mannequin would talk back to him!

The Dummy's Hands

At times it was reported that he was seen dancing with the mannequin in full flow around the shop’s ground floor.

People also began to notice that the creepy shop display would change positions with no one near it. There were also reports of her eye’s changing direction to look right at passing onlookers.


Modern Day

These days, the regular shop workers at the store are not a happy bunch…and rightly so (imagine being the last one to leave the building!)

Sonia Burciaga, a shop worker says:

“Every time I go near Pascualita my hands break out in a sweat. Her hands are very realistic and she even has varicose veins on her legs. I believe she’s a real person.”

This is an account from a person who has actually changed the clothes of the mannequin on numerous occasions….

Makes you think…doesn’t it?

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.