From: Angelina (SMJPrincess12@aol.com) Story type: Ghost Location: Unknown Source: Form Submission
Ever since I was a little girl my mother used to tell me stories about a beautiful maiden named La Llorona. Here's the story she told me:
There once was a beautiful maiden named La Llorona. One day she was walking through the market when she saw a handsome man. He noticed her instantly and they were planning their wedding that night. They wed 3 months later. The marriage was good. They had 2 children and were very happy.
One day, 7 years after they'd wed, she caught her husband making love to another woman. She went crazy with anger and hatred. So crazy that she went down to the river and drowned her 2 children in it. After she had realized what she had done she was torn with grief. She finally jumped into the river herself and drowned.
Now legend has it that she is not aware she died in the river. It is said that she walks around the villages at night and cries for her lost children. If your out at night, the legend says, she captures and takes you to the river and drowns you.
Well one night last december I was out. I had completely
forgotten about La Llorona. I was out with my boyfriend, Josh. We were
messing around in the ditch and we heard someone behind us. I turned
around and saw her. She was almost like a skeleton in white robes. You
could hear her breathing. She grabbed Josh. I got her to let him go by
distracting her. I hit her with a stick. When she looked at me I ran,
with Josh running in front of me since he was hurt. We got home and
never left the house till the morning. I don't know what would've
happened if she had caught us.