7- Phantoms - The Weeping Woman - Guatemala/Nuevo Mexico
A greedy man will meet La Llorona, who will lead him to his death. After we talk about the origins of the weeping woman, we finalize with one more story.
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La Llorona is a well-known phantom that has been reported to dwell in the South West of the US, Mexico and Central America. Most versions tell us of a woman who drowned her children after losing her husband. Her crime sentenced her spirit to haunt the rivers and to give a good fright to unattended children or wandering man. This version tells us about the fate of one of those men that La Llorona punished.
Version by Carolina Quiroga-Stultz