reading books on folklore
June 19, 2012 10:33pm CST
I have know about a lot of mexican saying about different things. some are true and others are not. i used to live in this old house(i grew up poor) and it happened to be right beside a river and almost every night i would hear this woman crying out for her kids. it was very VERY frightening and i never wanted to go to sleep alone so i would sleep with my sister and together we would pull the blankets over us and she would sing to me and her beautiful voice to make me forget that there was a lady crying right outside our window... there was also this story my mom and aunts would tell us and i would hear everyone in town talk about this supernatural woman that had half human and half bird face. and the story behind this is that she would fly up high in the sky and if u wore white clothes she would come down really close to u and whistle 3 times and if u whistled back 3 times she would swoop down and gouge out ur eyes and take u away and offer ur body as some kind of sacrifise to the dark side...my cousins friend actually died because this creature....my cousine and her friend were sitting on our popo's front porch and her friend was wearing a white nightgown and she was laying down. all of a sudden they heard a puppy crying in the back of the house and my cousin went to check it out and when she came back to her friend her insides were taking out it looked like something clawed her stomache and she died. and to this very day my cousin had bruises from that thing and her mom said one day she will come for her. thats how they mark u. anyone heard of this??
20 Jun 12
I've never heard of that before, I guess it's because we're from different country. But we have some 'mythical creatures' like that as well here. We call them Aswang and they have variety too. The most known aswang is called Tik-tik, their victims are pregnant woman. It was said that they drink the blood of the babe inside the mother's womb, thus killing the child. They usually hover over the windows or the roofs of the houses where pregnant women are. They use their tongues that are as thin as threads to sip the blood of the unsuspecting mother, and because of how much thin it is, it could easily slip between little openings in the structures of the window or any part in the house. It's really scary actually because they could turn to big black bird, dog or boar when they're trying to escape people who are chasing them. Well, that's how the folklore said. There are many frightening folklores in our country too and it's a favorite subject during holloween season too. ^^ I've also some stories about college students doing a research about them and some tv shows as well, it's pretty interesting but really scary.
• United States
20 Jun 12
I've heard of many similar things. When I was in Texas the little girl across the street told me a story that her uncle had told her. It was similar, it was about a bird who would turn into a woman and carry you off for whatever reason. I never have been quiet sure of what to believe with any of these stories. Because while I'm pretty open minded, and accept that their is much to our world that science can not explain, well, science can't really explain half of whats here and that's just the part they admit to knowing about.