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La Llorona (The Weeping Lady)


This story goes way back before I was born, my uncle told us the story one Christmas day, when I was like 7 years old. He told us that when he and his work friends went to a bar to relax after a hard day at work, he saw the scariest thing in his entire life. All his friends went home before him and he stayed to drink more, it was already passing mid-night and he had to walk home, it was dark and it was a long way.

When he got near to the ravine, he saw a lady in white weeping and crying looking down, standing at the edge of the ravine, so he said "Are you ok? Be careful, you're going to fall" but no words came out of her. My uncle describe her, he said she was wearing a long white dress and she had no feet (actually floating in the air) he could only see her back. After a few seconds my uncle felt really bad and he started backing up, her weeping became louder and louder, then she turned around and my uncle scream, her face was indescribable and she had horse legs (she was part human and part animal).

After that, he never walked alone at mid-night around the ravine, he said that, at night he could hear her weeping soft in the air and he still gets the chills down his spine. People say that when you hear the weeping lady far far away, she is right outside your house or near you, and when you hear her really close and loud is because she is far away.

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Eazy-E (1 stories) (11 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-23)
Omg I also saw la llorona when I was about 5 years old
In Mexico. Be sure to check when my story is published I would love some feedback.
cece1215 (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-08-01)
Im making a documentary about La Llorona for a class. If anybody would like to discuss their experience with me please id appreciate and would like your info

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14 years ago (2010-07-18)
this is a good version but the part of her killing her children is wrong. Http://
14 years ago (2010-07-18)
la malinche is not the same as la llorona for those of you wondering many get them mixed up
14 years ago (2010-07-18)
yes whitebuffalo I am sorry and yes it supports the variety of stories but this is the true legend of the llorona I grew up in a part of mexico where you here a lot about her if you are interested you can google it just type la llorona this story has always interested me so if you come across any more versions please let me know I like reading all versions it's just very interesting call me weird but I love the unexplained
whitebuffalo (guest)
14 years ago (2010-07-16)
Not "wrong", per say, JOSEBELTRAN. Just a different version of the same tale. If you will look again at my comment, I explained that there are numerous variations.

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Thank YOU also, for YOUR supplied version. It would seem to very much support the "variety of versions" comment, right?
14 years ago (2010-07-15)
Sorry whitebuffalo your theory sounds good but is wrong she was a very beautiful lady who married a man who became a drunk and never worked so they were poor so when she had her first child her husband threw it in the river because they couldn't support it and she got pregnant 2 more times and he did the same except on the third one she ran in to the water to try and save the drowning child but she couldn't swim either then she came back the same night and the husband ran in after her in the water with a machete and drowned but every night after that she comes looking for her children at the same time weeping through the streets screaming mis hijos donde estan mis hijos - my children where are my children and she has no face and no feet and the part of horse legs is wrong also my father has seen her plenty of times where he comes from the teenagers stay out late to catch a glimpse of her
AlDaMa (1 stories) (5 posts)
14 years ago (2010-04-04)
Nice experience, I went through one myself, but I'll post it up l8er on my experiences. I believe it, I've seen her & other scary stuff in Mexico... Lot of stuff. 😊
Nely (2 stories) (2 posts)
14 years ago (2009-10-10)
Thank you for all comments and appreciations I love to hear all of your feedback 😁 ❀
spica (2 stories) (55 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-30)
Interesting story, I say... So, just keep praying and go to church on SUNDAYS... GOD Bless you and Have a nice day... 😁 I am totally creeped and I hardly touch the letters from the keyboard... 😨
Jennifer40 (20 stories) (202 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-03)
I have friends from Texas of Mexican descent who have experienced this same thing. They were in their home and could distinctively hear a woman crying. They opened the door and there was a woman standing out in the field. The strange part about it was that the crying was close while the woman was far away. Wow, it's really neat to hear that your Uncle had the same experience. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer ❀
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-02)
It does sound like an urban legend, but I enjoyed it very much and who's to say that legends don't spring from real sightings and experiences of various people.

Thanks Nely 😊
whitebuffalo (guest)
16 years ago (2007-12-09)
Hello Nely. To me, this is interesting for several reasons. One of the first recorded sitings of this woman was in 1502 in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. She is found on all continents and in every corner of the world. She appears still grieving for her children's lives that she took by her own hand, in a jealous rage against her man. There are conflicting stories on whether she was married to him, or just his mistress. In some places she was Maria, Sophia, Lorna, and a variety of another names. The number of children vary from two to four. The reasons for the jealous rage go from his employment, another woman, his past... But of all of the La Llorona's there is NO questioning the fact that she killed her children. She is always seen on the waterfront. She is always a weeping woman in white. Thank you for this version.
lifeisscary (2 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-15)
not to be rude though
but la llorona is not real
πŸ˜‰ its a myth that people say
mexico is popular for their scary stories but many of the la llorona y otras cosas are not real... But its a great story!
Emma (3 stories) (39 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
Being Mexican, I've heard many stories about La Llorana. She must get around, because I live in California and she's spooked people in my family here as well in Mexico. I'm not saying that she isn't real, but when you hear a story like that, it kind of sticks to you and you become afraid of it. You're tired, drunk and walking home in the middle of the night, chances are something is going to spook you and it's going to be what you're most familiar with. Considering he was drunk, it's really difficult to believe that it wasn't just a dream or hallucination.
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
Welcome back!
Thank you for your story, how frightening. If he had to much to drink, I bet this sobered him up quickly enough.

God Bless!
bossymiss (1 stories) (30 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
spooky that gives me the chills just reading the last sentences scares me have you ever heard the lady how do you know that if you hear hear her loud she is far away and if you here her far far away she is close keep me posted bye ❀ 😊 πŸ˜‰
melissagrove2000 (4 stories) (43 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
not to take away from your story or anything, as I have also heard of the La Llorona, but you sure your uncle didn't drink maybe one "too" many? Thanks for sharing your story.
Patch (3 stories) (91 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
Stories from Mexico are my favorite types of ghost stories. I do however agree with Bellissima.
evilblackwidow9 (6 stories) (132 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
Thank you for the welcome back Shane. I have finally found time to get online and hope to get to posting.
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
Well, Well the return of the long lost EBW9, good to see you back my friend. Looking forward to seeing you posting more.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
evilblackwidow9 (6 stories) (132 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-14)
I have heard stories about La Llorona when I took Spanish in highschool. But that is interesting that she was part animal.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-13)
Funny Bellissima! We wrote and posted at the same time and almost said the same thing! Wasn't copying. Promise! 😊~Shelby ❀
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-13)
What a creepy experience that was for your uncle. You sure he didn't tip too many of those alcoholic beverages? 😜It almost sounds like a legend, if there was a legend mentioned in the story of who or what she is. All joking aside though, it sounds like, from the way you described it, like this weeping lady in white tries to get peoples attention and then when they get close enough she turns into some kind of demon or I don't know what. I wonder what she wants or what she's weeping over? Has anyone bothered to ask around about this weeping lady, about who she is or what she is for that matter? You said people say things about her cries being closer or farther away so it's obvious to me that other people have seen her too. You should try and find out the history of who this 'Weeping Lady' might be and why she cries by the ravine. Thanks for sharing your Uncle's story! Creepy! 😊~Shelby ❀
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-13)
Nely, I'm not disputing your story, but it sounds like an urban legend, which all originated from something that actually took place (though maybe have grown considerably from the truth). Uncles certainly like to entertain their young nieces and nephews. Maybe he stayed too long having a few too many? Only your Uncle really knows.

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