Anyone who has read Kathleen Ernst's Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery, has read about the weeping ghost La Llorona. This Hispanic legend tells of a ghostly woman who searches for her dead children. She is said to wander the earth, crying out and searching for them. Some versions of the story say that to hear her cry is a harbinger of sickness or death. Some versions of the story say that if she finds a child while she is wandering, she will take them in place of her own kids. That legend of la Llorona has been told for many years in Spanish speaking communities, as a warning to children.
What do you think of this endurinng legend? Do you think La Llorona is real, or is it just a tale to scare children from staying outside after dark? Have you ever heard of her, or even seen her?
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