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Woman Records La Llorona Waiting in the Mexican Night

If she sounds close, she's far. If she sounds far, she's close...

La Llorona, or the weeping woman, is a spirit out of Latin American folklore, a vengeful ghost who takes the form of a loudly sobbing or wailing woman. Depending on which origin story you hear, she is the tormented should of a woman who drowned her children, or a demon out to kidnap others. The story is commonly told to young children to scare them into good behavior, especially at night or around possibly dangerous bodies of water. If they don’t stay inside, or listen to their parents, or remain safe, they might be taken by La Llorona.

One of the sayings about this spirit is that if her voice sounds far away, she’s actually closer than you think, and if she sounds close, she’s more safely far away. Judge for yourself how close she sounds in this video.


“I heard something horrible,” says the woman in the video in Spanish. “Listen, listen, my friends.”

In the background, an unholy wail can be heard echoing through the streets of this Mexican town. That is, if it is actually a town in Mexico. The woman and her companions are taking back alleys through the darkness, trying to avoid whatever it is making this horrific noise.

In the comments, people criticize the woman’s Spanish, saying that her accent and terminology bear more similarities to a person from El Salvador. But this point fails to recognize that it could very easily be a Salvadoran who happens to be in Mexico.

Besides, ghosts don’t exactly recognize borders.