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Old 06-17-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: el paso texas
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I had read somewhere, dont recall where, but i had read that the "LLorona" story originated in El Paso. My great grandmother used to live in a little apt. by the Franklin Canal, she would always tell me storys about seeing the LLorona, "hovering" over the canal waters, she said that she could hear her everynight at around 12'o clock. Have any of you seen the LLorona, or provide info on the legend, as it pertains to El Paso.


La Llorona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [this wiki page mentions el paso]

really cool page on "la LLorona" The Cry - La Llorona

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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The heck with that, i don't wanna see La Llorona!
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I always use to hear about the LLorona, its popular in New Mexico.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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One thing about El Paso, there are ghosts everywhere that people are seeing and hearing. It's amazing how many restaurants and bars have some kind of ghost, and ghosts that follow employees from one place of employment to another, ghosts in stairwells, ghosts for hospitals rooms, elevator shafts. I've heard people of talking about ghosts that wander around on transmountain road.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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My mom and I owned the Eagles Nest bar on Dyer, and before we moved to its current location, we had a ghost that would move stuff around in the office and close doors. Also would drop the balls in the pool table every now and then. One of us had to always be with our bartenders there, because they refused to be there alone at any time. Never saw the ghost, but we knew it was there.. the building where the bar was has been torn down, I wonder what happened to the ghost.. hope he/she is ok.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Van Nuys, CA
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I had read somewhere, dont recall where, but i had read that the "LLorona" story originated in El Paso. My great grandmother used to live in a little apt. by the Franklin Canal, she would always tell me storys about seeing the LLorona, "hovering" over the canal waters, she said that she could hear her everynight at around 12'o clock. Have any of you seen the LLorona, or provide info on the legend, as it pertains to El Paso.


La Llorona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [this wiki page mentions el paso]

really cool page on "la LLorona" The Cry - La Llorona
Levow....I don't want to "Pee on your parade" but that legend has been around for years. Its origin is in France, however it has made its way over to the Americas. I don't know if it was brought over by the French when they came to Mexico or by the Spaniards when they were here. But whichever way it got to the Americas, it did not originate in this part of the world much less in El Paso. I really believe our parents would tell us those stories just to shock us into behaving.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Van Nuys, CA
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If you guys are interested in stories such as "La Llorona" and all that. Well, try this one on for size. This happened back in the 1930's or 1940's. During those days money are tough to come across. Well, this kid wanted a bicycle for Christmas so bad that he decided that he was going to ask Christ for a bicycle afterall, Christmas is the celebration of Christ's birthday. So the little guy took it upon his own to walk to Mount Cristo Rey. On his way out there a motorcycle officer came across the kid and they started talking. The kid told him that he was going up to Mount Cristo Rey to ask Christ for a bicycle for Christmas. Eventually nighttime came around and by then the family had reported the little boy missing. The motorcycle officer remembered the boy and what the boy had told him where he was going. So the officer drove his motorcylce up the road to the top of Mount Cristo Rey. The following is a statement made by the officer. When the officer reached the top where the cross now stands, the light from his motorcycle shone on the boys face as he layed there asleep. The little boy was startled by the light and started to move, unfortunately as he moved he started to fall off the edge of the mountain. According to the police officer, a very bright light eminated from the cross from what seemed to the officer was Christ's arm. After the light was gone, the little boy was standing by the cross unharmed. Had the little boy fallen off the mountain it would have been certain death. The question is, "Did the boy get his bicycle for Christmas?" You can find the answer, the officer's details of the incident, and what I've told you in the newspaper of that time at the El Paso Library. My stepfather had told me that story when I was an alter boy and used to help Monsieur Lourdes serve mass during the Mt. Cristo Rey yearly celebration. To be honest with y'all, I believed it when I read it myself on the newspaper at the Library.
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