Here are some scary stories to chill your bones!
A beautiful young woman with two small children was living in the poorest section of Juarez, Mexico, the town across the
border from El Paso. She was madly in love with a very rich man. He felt the same way about her, but he, having no
interest in children, refused to marry her. So, late one night, the woman took her children to a bridge over the Rio
Grande river. In the dead of the night, she heartlessly stabbed her children and threw in the river to drown. Still
wearing her bloody nightgown, she went to her lover's home to show him the great lengths she had gone to be with him.
The man, seeing her blood-streaked nightgown, was horrified and rejected her. Then, finally realizing the horrible
mistake she had made, she ran back to the river screaming, crying, and tearing at her hair, desperately trying to save
her children. But it was too late. The woman stabbed and drowned herself in the same river. The legend has it that as
punishment for her unspeakable sins she was given the head of a horse, and was to wander the banks of the Rio Grande for
all of eternity looking for her lost children.
Now I have heard that one night, two young men were out driving in their car one summer night with the windows down when
they heard a terrible wail. It sounded like the desperate cry of a baby or perhaps an injured tom-cat. Beside the road,
a white mist began to gather. It moved in front of a grove of palm trees and became the figure of a lovely young girl
dressed all in white. Long dark hair hung loose down her back. She began to weep and wring her hands in agony, and the
men realized that they were seeing the ghost of the Llorona. The driver gunned the engine and they drove away as fast as
they could. The glowing figure of the Llorona remained visible in the rear-view mirror until the car turned the corner.
The men were upset by the vision, afraid that the rumors about her might be true. But nothing happened to them the rest
of that night. After a few drinks to calm themselves, they were able to laugh away the incident. And in the golden light
of the next morning, the young men decided they had imagined the whole thing.
The night after the ghost sighting, the two men were riding home passed the place where they had seen the Llorona when
their car spun out of control. The automobile hit a tree in the palm grove where the Llorona had appeared the previous
night, and both men were killed instantly.