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La Llorona

Gary, Indiana

After drowning her two children in the Calumet River, this woman has been grieving. She begs for a ride to the site of her children’s death and upon arrival, she vanishes. She has been described as a Mexican woman with pointed fingernails and long black hair. Other similar stories have arisen at the Yellowstone River in Montana, the Rio Grande in Texas, and the Guadalupita in New Mexico.

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VERO says:

October 28, 2005, 5:56 pm

Yep that’s true I have also heard about that and it’s said to be true !

JJ says:

December 27, 2005, 3:52 pm

this is a true story cause i’ve seen her at night with my cousin by the river and she always screams “mis hijos” (don’t know how to spell)

Roxy says:

January 4, 2006, 5:20 pm

Yep dat is defently true!!….heard that when my english teacher was talking about it!!……it’s scary….!…..

carolina galvan says:

January 19, 2006, 12:55 pm

that story is true i’ve hearded so many times, my dad even saw her one time when he went to go visit my grandma Guanajuato,Mexico he told me he was so scared that he didnt sleep for days cause he thought he was going to see right in front of his face. My mom heard her crying mis hijos like shes looking for her children she drown. I heard if theres little kids out side at night and she comes that night she takes them away and drowns them. That happend to one of my friends little couzin when she went to go visit he aunt. My aunt told me that when shes ready to come out the wind starts blowing real hard and it starts rainning and when you hear shes far away well she close to you and when you hear her close to you she far away crying i know so many stories so who ever goes to mexico watch out for LA Llorona.

Samantha says:

January 27, 2006, 3:34 am

I have never been able to completley debunk this one even though it seems to be more popular among people who don’t live in our region. This actually derives from a mexican folk tale of sorts. As the story goes, a beautiful Indian princess, Dona Luisa de Loveros, fell in love with a handsome Mexican nobleman named Don Nuna de Montesclaros, The princess loved the nobleman deeply and had two children by him, but Montesclaros refused to marry her. When he finally deserted her and married another woman, Dona Luisa went mad with rage and stabbed her two children. Authorities found her wondering the street, sobbing, her clothes covered in blood. They charged her with infanticide and sent her to the gallows.

There are no records that collaborate the common story that floats around about the woman drowning her two illigitimate children in the river. However there have been numerous children die in the Calumet River. In fact just last week a two year old was ejected from the car during an accident into the river where she drowned. I will not claim this false as there have been children and adults die in the river over the years.

Gloria says:

February 15, 2006, 12:21 pm

I HEARD THAT SAME STORY AND ITS LIKE THAT IN SOUTH BEND ON THE OLD ROLLER COASTER RD. ONLY ITS NOT A PERSON IT IS A PHANTOM CAR THAT CHASES YOU DOWN AND THEN VANISHES. THIS SPRING BREAK ME & MY SISTER & MY FRIEND SAVANNAH ARE GOING TO WEST VIRGINIA TO GO TO MOUNDSVILLE PENITENTIARY TO TAKE A TOUR THROUGH THE HAUNTED JAIL IT COST $8.00 FOR ADULTS AND $6.00 FOR KIDS (I THINK) BUT YEAH I CANT WAIT WELL CAN YOU ALSO SEND ME THE DIRECTIONS TO THIS PLACE. THANK YOU

kOLIPOKI kAMASUTRA Cansada says:

June 7, 2006, 3:00 pm

soy la mas macha del grupo me pidieron un ride y ni tenia carro!!! creo que me gusto se parecia mucho a mi y nos hicimos mas amigas mucha gente nos ha confunde!!

Christy says:

July 20, 2006, 11:20 pm

I had heard the same story of a lady in a hill in Ciales, Puerto Rico. At nigh if you pass real slow thru this hill she will get into the back seat of your car, if you look thru your front view mirror you will see a lady sitting down and when you look back, there is nobody there.

Clinton says:

August 19, 2006, 5:35 am

Ok what happends if you dont take her to the site of her childrens death. What if you try to take her out to a bar or something. Does she get pissed off and try to kill you?

mZ dimpleZ says:

September 14, 2006, 11:04 pm

all ma life i’ve heard a bunch of wierd a$$ stories bout la llorona and la quija board….pretty freaky…i beieve it all even tho i’ve never had an experience wit either of them…but i know ppl who have..so yeah…and wat everyone needs to know also is that la quija board is NOT A GAME…serio..i don’t know why the fu

R. Vargas says:

October 16, 2006, 6:31 pm

I’ve lived in Gary all of my life and heard all about this woman and have actualy known several men who worked at the steel mills and used that road everyday that claim to have seen this woman.

kathy howard says:

October 27, 2006, 3:15 pm

I dont think that you put enough details in it ,but,
I do think that it is true, and maybe if you had more details it would make a reallty good story.

la muneca says:

December 7, 2006, 5:46 pm

Decen que tambien sometimes you’ll hear her crying for her kids.Tambien their is this thing que se llama la mona and if you hear her from far , far away its that she’s close.They say that she’ll try to take you away.If you hear her far, far away is that she is really close.I

charlene says:

March 15, 2007, 12:58 pm

Can anyone tell me where this place is. Visiting “haunted” sites is one of my passions. Thia story is very intriguing and i have to know all the details. If anyone has any info on Rollercoaster Rd. that’d be cool too. thanx.

charlene says:

March 15, 2007, 12:59 pm

Can anyone tell me where this place is. Visiting “haunted” sites is one of my passions. This story is very intriguing and i have to know all the details. If anyone has any info on Rollercoaster Rd. that’d be cool too. thanx.

jamesy says:

March 24, 2007, 6:24 am

Nice site. You are doing a great service to the web

snoopy says:

August 6, 2007, 3:44 pm

my cuzins granma has a pix of her and la llorola and she killed her aunt

Debbie says:

August 30, 2007, 6:14 pm

I know thia ia true, as I have seen this woman while I was in my teens. I am 45 years old. The place to see her is when you drive over the bridge on Cline Avenue. It does not matter if you are going northbound or southbound.

bad intentions says:

September 1, 2007, 1:52 am

This strange and frightening phantom has been making appearances in the old Gary neighborhood of Cudahee for many years. She is usually seen near Fifth and Cline Avenue. Years ago, Cudahee was made up of mostly Mexican immigrants who came north to find work in the steel mills. Many people believe that the legend of La Llorona came with them….The original story tells of a young widow who lived with her sons in a small town near Mexico City. It seems that she fell in love with a young nobleman who refused to marry her because of her children. The woman went mad and one night she savagely murdered her children. She ran to her lover to tell him what she had done but he was repulsed and frightened by her and threw her out of his house.

Now completely insane, she roamed the streets, her children’s blood on her hands and dress, weeping and screaming. Before she could be apprehended by the authorities, her body was discovered face down in a pool of muddy water.

For hundreds of years, the story of the bloody, woman in white has been told in Mexico City and she was called “La Llorona, the weeping woman”. Some believe this spirit came north with the immigrants but others believe the Mexican population simply gave the name of their legend to a ghost that already existed in Cudahee.

They claim that the ghost is actually that of a woman whose children were killed in an auto accident in the early 1930’s. After their funeral, she returned to the spot many times and wandered the area crying for her children. She died, completely insane, many years ago, but her spirit still continued to wander.

Despite the frequent sightings of La Llorona, she has remained an elusive ghost. Many researchers and investigators have tried in vain to track her down but she remains one step ahead of them, still roaming the night, crying over the loss of the children whose blood still stains her hands.

La LJorona has been reported in the Cudahee section of Gary, Indiana in the northwest comer of the state. She is most often seen near the comer of Fifth and Cline Avenue.

Jeremy says:

November 14, 2007, 2:33 pm

I heard this story, but it originated in Mexico, hence the name. Best I can tell it was just an old folk tale. And now it has immigrated to the states. Also, they have made a movie about it with the same name, check it out!

coolfool says:

March 12, 2008, 5:43 pm

this is a stupid story butt there are more stupid stories about this same point.I dont no wich STUPID STORY to believe

caro says:

March 12, 2008, 5:44 pm

this story is wrong.i know it!

caro says:

March 13, 2008, 3:34 pm

This story is true my grandpa had a ranch in Mexico my uncles and my mom all heard her saying ay mis hijos. is scary.My grandpa’s ranch was surrounded by rivers.

caro says:

March 13, 2008, 3:44 pm

in the first comment i ment the story is missing some stuff.As i said my mom heard la llorona and so did the rest of her siblings.even when it stops raining
and their is puddles u can hear her . like my grandparents, they had family over at their house
they where in the last room in the house because that’s the game room it was like about 5:00pm
and it stoped raining for a second everybody was quiet and they heard la llorona saying ay mis hijos. i know this story pretty well because i lived in that ranch for about 2 months.it’s really true

caro says:

March 13, 2008, 3:51 pm

hey la quija and la llorona r true. i’ve played that game b4 and started crying i was soooooooooo scared.
all my family has played it b4 es tan raro. i freaked out!toda mifamily lo jugo.en serio it works!LA QUIJA IS NOT A GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lupe says:

March 19, 2008, 8:26 pm

My grandfather past away about 1 1/2 ago and he told my mom that when he was living in Nayarit, Mexico he had expirienced acouple of huntings of his own. He was a man that loved to drink alot and one day when he was walkin home from a cantina (bar) he saw a black dog following him, he looked in his eyes and saw that they were red he said that the dog had attaced him so when he got home my grandmother asked him what was wrong and he told her what had happend. my mom still remembers that day she says that he was coverd in blood and scraches all over and that he sobered up real fast. My mom also remembers that when she was a kid growing up in Mexico she and my oldest aunt would accompany each other to the bathroom that was out side their house and that they would hear horse carrages and that they would go see what it was and that nothing was there.

I had a an expirience when i was like a year old. I still remember even thought my brothers say i could not remember cause i was only 1 but i still do. I was born in LA, Cali and my family had owned a house befor i was born i really don’t remember quite much but i think they had bout another house near East LA and when we moved in i remember (and still dream) that every night there was a shadow of an old lady with her hair up in a bun, she always used to point at me and tell me to go to her but with her finger, every night i would go but never really open the curtains, i say that because i slept in a room with my mom and dad and my crib was close to there bed so i would climb out and go to the window which was beside their bed, so that night all i remember was climbing out of the bed and going to the window and opening the curtains and i felt her scrach me on my left hand my om says that the next day she took me to a catholic church and the prist prayed a little and gave her a jar full of holy water and told her to spray all over the house i still tell that story and she says that every thing i say is true that i really did tell her that when i was a little kid i can’t believe it myself at time but it is true. she also said that there was a picture of the old lady and her 3 sons and her husband hung on the wall in the living room and that every time she would take down the picture that the picture would be back on the wall the next time she past by…..yeah i know it’s a little freaky and unbleivable that i still remember but it’s true that happend no lie thats my word. =}

LA DIAVLA says:

April 1, 2008, 8:59 pm

I HEAR THIS STORY IN MEXICO WHEN I WAS LITTLE I LIVE IN MONTERREY MEXICO PEOPLE HAD ALWAYS SCARED THERE KIDS WITH LA LLORONA THEY USE TO TELL THEM IF U DON’T GO 2 BED LA LLORONA IS GOING 2 COME AND GET U OR IF U DON’T BEHAVE WELL SHE GOING 2 TAKE U WITH HER.THEY USE TO SAY THAT IN THE LAST STREET OF THE TOWN THAT SHE COMES OUT EVERY NIGHT AT 12:00AM I REALY DON’T KNOW TO BELIVED THIS I HAD WALK AT 12AM AND I NEVER SEEN OR HEAR ANYTHING BUT STILL I DO BELIVED IN GHOST ALOT OF THINGS HAD HAPPEND IN MY GRANPARENTS HOUSE DOWN IN MEXICO.NOW I LIVE IN INDIANA ONE OF AY GRANMOTHER LIVES HER WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER SHE USE TO WALK AT NIGHT FROM WORK BY HER SELF SHE SAID THAT ONE NIGHT SHE WAS WALKING AND SHE SAW A LADY IN WHITE WITH BLACK LONG HAIR THAT SHE FEEL NO FEAR TO SEE HER THAT SHE STARED TO FOLLOW THAT LADY THAT SHE WALK AND WALK BUT SHE COULD NOT REACH HER THAT THE LADY JUST DISAPPEARED. SO THE STORY OF LA LLORONA STARED IN MEXICO BUT PEOPLE HAD SEEN HER EVEYWHERE LIKE I SAID I DO BELIVED IN GHOST WHO KNOW WHAT REALY HAPPEND GOD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT KNOWS.

Jessica says:

April 9, 2008, 4:41 am

Is this really true?????..Let me know!!..Cause i also do believe in ghosts and supernatural things!!..But i was just wondering if this is really real!!..???

me says:

April 24, 2008, 5:33 am

if u want to know if it is true y dont u check it out for yourself? I’ve lived in Hammond all my life (which is nextdoor to gary) and I have seen her several times on Cline ave. U have to try a few times, she is not always there. but when she is it is really creepy.

Valerie says:

May 3, 2008, 11:55 am

In Vieques Puerto Rico there is a true story about a women that killed her kids on a road side. My Cousin saw her one nigth coming back from the beach. The story is that back in the day this women had 3 kids, her husband leaves her for another women so she goes and looks for him taking her 3 kids with her, and on that road side there isnt no light post, only in the conors, there isnt no houses there either just a dark road, she was trying to get to the beach area which was a spot to hang out till to this day its the place to be at night, the lady he left her for leaved in that area, anyway in the dark road she kills her 3 children just to get back at her husband then she killed herself and every other night she appears to men driving alone, she asks for a ride, or sometimes she said that she needs help looking for her kids, and if u keep on going she appears in the back sit in your car, she tell u not to look back if u look back she looks all ugly blood on her then disappears leaving you crazy, there have been 3 teens that went crazy cuz they said that they saw her. My cousin said that he pulled over to help the lady, when he got out she asked him to help her look for her kids not thinking he said yea, she walked in where the tree’s was, my cousin said he didnt go in then he realized where he was then drove off like a bat out of hell. Sometimes she will not appear you just hear crying as you pass the area with the music off where she killed them. I heard it one night it was me and my whole family (U kno when people fit in to a pick up truck lol) as we drove by all you hear is crying my aunt got scared and told my grandpa to speed up lol

Stefani says:

May 14, 2008, 10:52 pm

so true man once i saw her myself she scared me half to death i was like “WTF, OMG UR LA LLORONA” I was screaming and running away and good thing i found people near by. phew thank god she didnt mistaken me for her children. although i do feel pity for. 500 years as past and she will never go to heaven unless she finds her children. how awful…

Stefani says:

May 14, 2008, 10:55 pm

how tragic… just hearing the story over and over makes me feel so srry for her. poor Maria (La Llorona)…i wish i could help her look for her children so she could finally rest in peace with her two children…

Gaskinmoo says:

June 23, 2008, 8:36 am

Hey this story is just a rip off of the pilot supernatural episode (very cool show). I very much doubt its true. Here in england we stopped believing in life after death and god in the 1980’s. We now only worship Nintendo and tomato ketchup.

Nellie says:

July 17, 2008, 9:04 am

lA LLORONA IS A MEXICAN MYTH. i BELIEVE ITS TRUE,BUT IT DID NOT HAPPEN IN INDIANA. IT HAPPENED IN MEXICO SOMEWHERE. I’M 25 YEARS OLD AND I GREW UP LISTENING TO THAT S***. AND MY MOM WHO IS 48 YEARS OLD ALSO GREW UP TO THAT S*** ALSO. BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT IT WASN’T IN INDIANA.

Akatsuki Shinigami says:

July 25, 2008, 1:53 pm

I’ve heard another variation of this story, only this one takes place somewhere in Mexico/Southwestern US, and doesn’t involve dead children (although I think that’s part of the actual legend) In this variation I read, she appeared as a beautiful young woman who hitched a ride with a man travelling late at night and she turned into a skeletal demon. But I think they’re basically the same story, only with the emphasis on two different aspects of the legend

juan montoya says:

October 13, 2008, 7:32 pm

that is creepy

norma says:

December 12, 2008, 4:40 pm

Yup that’s a very true storie but just so yaw’ll know she still haunts the rivers

Yanet says:

January 5, 2009, 9:56 pm

she was a drug addict and when she was high she killed her children
then she passed out when she woke up she had noticed what she had done and she has been looking for her children since then because now she got no one to go buy her mariguana… :]

Yanet says:

January 5, 2009, 9:58 pm

she was a drug addict and when she was high she killed her children
then she passed out when she woke up she had noticed what she had done and she has been looking for her children since then because now she got no one to go buy her mariguana.. :]

silent says:

March 19, 2009, 12:43 am

well im origainl from mexico im 15 yrs. old but i was raised since 3 yrs. old in columbus, georgia well i believe in this sort of stuff cause in columbus it seem like a demon all in black floating around would try to scare me once in a while and i started believing in this stuff and maybe be a investigator anyone has information bout ”la llorona” or any other kinda of ghost, spiratually, and demons kinda of stuff hit me up at georgia_folk@hotmail.com

brandon says:

April 2, 2009, 11:55 am

she want her kids so she goes to the river were she killed her kids i heard her screams when i was campn out by the rivers with my freind.

jagg says:

April 16, 2009, 11:25 pm

man after haerin dat i feel freakd my cuzin lives by there she sayz she never seen it.

roxna says:

May 17, 2009, 3:54 pm

ma friend saw la llorona siting in her coach
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mariana leon says:

June 9, 2009, 2:03 pm

OK this is very very scary and do you know what i had many of these strang things happing to me and do you know what i also have seen la llorona and iv herd her say

“mis higos,donde estan mis higos”i know scary uh.

JimmyBurge says:

January 24, 2010, 5:49 am

the roller coaster is actually on sycamore road in south bend. i guess theres a phantom car. sounds like scooby doo

Manuel Morado says:

February 10, 2010, 12:16 am

la llorona is so scary i’ve hered her voice before.

R.Kelly says:

February 20, 2010, 6:59 pm

Ive actually had an excperience with several ghosts includin diz one.Out of all of my experiences la llorona,bloody mary,and ouija board are the weirdest.when i went to mexico to my grandpa’s ranch in michoacan there was a river near by and i had walked over there.the sun was setting and i didn’t know about this cry woman at all.I had stayed forr a while more and my parents didn’t believe in this stuff.I was walking back to the ranch and i heard someone crying i turned back and there she was.I decided to go over there but i didn’t get too close.All the sudden i looked at her hands and her finger nails were VERY POINTY AND LARGE.I got freaked out then i asked if she was ok and then she started saying mis ejos or something like that.She looked up and screamed at me and thats when i started running.Im never gonna go to that river ever again.

kaela says:

March 4, 2010, 1:06 pm

ive heard it all and i think its true but seeing is believing but i dont wanna go through the experience if it is true. have any of yall ever seen her or anything? my mom has her her moan and yell. and ive seen the movie and it wasnt scary it was okay i guess

Pedro says:

June 27, 2010, 3:29 am

That story is so true that some people have sound recorded tapings of her screaming “MIS NINOS” which means “MY KIDS!” Its scary. I read this story that these 3 boys were near the Rio Grande river were messing around and it was sunset. 2 of the boys said that they should leave because of her. They left but only 1 boy stayed. Then the boy who stayed saw her. He was so terrified that he couldn’t move. La Llorona had her icy cold grip on him, but then a church bell rang and her grip got weaker each time it rang. And soon enough, the boy was free. He ran home to an agry mother. She yelled at him and when she asked where he was, he couldn’t speak. So he drew pictures on what happened. And then he showed her the red hand marks on is arm.

Shelly says:

July 16, 2010, 1:54 pm

Yup,Thats So True ! Im Mexican && ihave heard of those stories ! I Get Thee Chills When ii Thinkk ii hear sum1wailinq !

nautyka says:

July 16, 2010, 10:52 pm

i do not know if it is ture at my school threre was this book about her in spanish in non-fiction

cierraa says:

August 3, 2010, 1:59 am

If someone has had an encounter with her can they please email me lilmissy1215@yahoo.com I’m making a documentary for class and would love to hear your encounter. This is one of my favorite stories i do believe in her.I have been doing so much research and looking for the perfect stories.

unknown says:

October 20, 2010, 11:04 am

OMG!!….lik soooo crazy how can yu kill your kids over some man if he wants to leave let em leave and move on…and wow then yu grieve for then now…ugh soo scary!!!

SONNET says:

October 23, 2010, 10:26 pm

THIS STORY IS ALSO POPULAR IN GUATEMALA. I KNOW PEOPLE THAT HAVE CLAIMED TO SEE HER AT NIGHT BY A RIVER. SHE IS NAKED AND HAS LONG, BLACK HAIR, AND HAS THE FACE OF A HORSE.

yenni says:

October 27, 2010, 1:50 pm

that is true my mom has heard her cry…thats one story to really believe

Rhianna says:

January 27, 2011, 1:38 pm

my freind and her cousin were at the edge of a cliff to talk and they heard a scream and they ignored it and they went back to talking and they see big huge rock fall and then they heard where are my kids in spanish and they got freaked out and then more rocks fell so they ran way got in the truck and went home well she went in her room and then she found allher glass all broken and her window was a little broken and her favrite jewlery box was broken and her mirrors was broken and when she told us it the other day she got a pencial and she found broken glass in her back pack and we cheaked her back pack early and nothing was in it and the miorror was not there earlier and we said la liorona was getting back at here and she got scared and got freaked out we even got freked out then we keep telling it to everyone so they would tell there friends

itz me says:

February 18, 2011, 5:53 pm

my fren has told me her n her cuz.n have heard her cry for her children wen dey were walkn by a river

christma says:

April 21, 2011, 11:59 am

well.. yeah i had heard about her to and my dad told me that one time she wanted to take him when he was a baby ..but my grandma scared her away by saying “this is not your kid! this is minee! and she left.. freaky stuff right! >.<

kathalena arredondo says:

August 14, 2011, 2:22 am

One day I took my 2yr old son to mexican park in houston tx. Barrio of magnolia it was 1am iwas swinging my son angel then I heard a cry coming from the bayou across from the park I decided to walk across the closer I got the louder it sounded! I had heard stories my mom told I never believed her but just know I’m a believer now!

Mizz Marie says:

October 24, 2011, 11:47 pm

La Llorona Is Real I Grown Uhpp Hearinqq All Dhiss Bullshitt And Everytimee Someonee Tlkk’s Boutt’ Her I Ghett Scared A/F And Dhatt’s Why I Dontt Walk Around Ahtt Nightt Only If Adult’s Are Out There Withh Me !. . . . :O

Maria de La Guardia de Santa Maria Guadalupe Peche Lopez Gonsalez Gomez Magana Perez de Alamilla says:

December 14, 2011, 10:34 pm

do u want to go uot with her fine she wiil kill u n then they will find u by a river DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAN TAN TAN TAN

A boss says:

November 25, 2012, 5:23 pm

Didn’t she wander the streets of California and Texas and whatnot looking for her LOST child???

RIck V says:

June 18, 2015, 11:36 pm

The story may very well be just an urban legend carried over from Mexico. I grew up in the area, and back in the day, there was a neighborhood called Cudahy (I’m sure I misspelled it) and there were a lot of Mexicans who lived there which is in the area near Industrial Cline Ave and near the river. The neighborhood is long gone, but you can still see some structures remain even today.

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