Espooky Tales

Espooky Tales

Latin American folklore, myths, legends, haunted places and espooky cuentos del rancho. Hear the stories you grew up with like La Llorona, as well as true stories from listeners and guests. Join friends, Cristina & MJ, every Friday as they share these tales and have a few laughs. Stay espooky! This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5931957/advertisement

Episodes

September 29, 2023 49 mins
Prisons seem to hold a lot of dark energy, especially older ones. It's no surprise that they are some of the most haunted places. On this episode, Cristina talks about ex penal Garcia Moreno, in Quito, Ecuador and the prison at the end of the world in Ushuaia. MJ shares the story of Lecumberri prison in Cuidad Mexico. First, they share a listener story.

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Since the early 2000s, at least 8000 people around the world have claimed to see the same man in their dreams. He's been called "this Man", ever since.

On today's episode, Cristina tells MJ about the creepypasta THIS MAN and shares some this man stories from Latin America. Then, our lovely guest/fellow Espooky Azriel tells us an amazing story! She was adopted, but her dreams always told her otherwise. Since she was a child, she dre...
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September 16th is the Mexican day of Independence. All over Mexico, the US and wherever there are Mexicans, there's a parade and a celebration. El Grito, the cry of Dolores, can be heard everywhere, but according to legend, the spirit of Hidalgo himself, can also be heard on this day.

This is an Espooky Story episode, a short narrated story. Listen every Monday for an episode of Espooky Stories and every Friday, for regular Espooky...
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September 15, 2023 57 mins
Kid ghost stories are creepy! On today's episode, Cristina shares a story of a ghost boy rescuing people from a plane crash in Colombia, MJ shares a Black Eyed Kid story and our guest Dkon, shares a creepy childhood story and more!

First, they read a listener story!

Dkon's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@dkonvsthedark/featured

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail....
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September 8, 2023 54 mins
Puerto Rico is a beautiful island, but of course it's also full of paranormal stories! Puerto Rico is apparently UFO hub central, with tons of sightings occuring in places like the Yunque National Park. On today's episode,MJ shares several paranormal experiences that took place in Puerto Rico and Cristina shares UFO sightings in El Yunque, as wel as the alien abduction of Carlos Mercado. First, they share a listener story.

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September 1, 2023 50 mins
Do you ever see a statue and think to yourself, yeah, that's haunted. There are many statues that spawn legends, on today's episode, Cristina shares the legend of el Diablo del Jardin (the Devil in the Garden) from Argentina, the legend of las 7 cabecitas in Chihuahua, Mexico and the haunted statue in Bakersfield, California.

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.co...
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August 25, 2023 83 mins
Join the Espooky Tales Book Club for Busy People: https://substack.com/@espooky?utm_source=profile-page

Listen to Carmen and Cristina's other podcasts Historias Unknown and Novelas Con Cafecito

The next book club read is Silver Nitrate by SIlvia Moreno-Garcia, if you want to purchase the book, check out our bookshop link https://bookshop.org/lists/espooky-book-club-list

If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com...
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There are some stories that are told again and again, across different Mexican towns and even different Latin American countries. All involve the same thing: the devil. There's the story of the young woman, who just wants to dance and ends up dancing with the devil. The crying baby in the field that ends up being the devil and not a baby. There's another story told in Durango, Mexico one of a man, who played for the devil.

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August 18, 2023 41 mins
There's a figure that countless people have seen across the world, usually during sleep paralysis, but not always. Today's listener tells Cristina and MJ about her shadow person encounter and MJ shares an encounter of her own.

Thank you so much for sending your stories!

If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Disco...
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August 14, 2023 9 mins
On this episode of Espooky Stories, Cristina tells you about the clown at Kidzania. Listen to Espooky Stories every Monday and check out the regular Espooky Tales episodes with Cristina and MJ every Friday.

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486.

You can also submit it on Discord!

For more spooky st...
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In 1983, Mundo Corono had a strange dream. He pleaded with a man from above to save his wife and daughter, but the man had a condition, Mundo was to build a pyramid. That pyramid can be visited today in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. On today's episode, Cristina and MJ bring the tale of Mundo, who claims an alien instructed him to build a pyramind, a UFO sighting by a Mexican pilot and more UFO stories. First they read a listener stor...
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El Cadejo is a big, black dog, with red eyes, matted fur and a chain that hangs from its collar. It roams at night and is deadly to encounter. On this episode of Espooky Stories, Cristina tells you about a man's encounter with El Cadejo. Listen to Espooky Stories every Monday and to regular Espooky Tales episodes with Cristina and MJ every Friday.

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story to share, email...
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Don't we all have a tio, tia, cousin or friend that has heard La Llorona? On this episode of Espooky Stories, Cristina will tell you the story of a child, who stayed up to late and heard a cry, they will never forget. Listen every Monday for an episode of Espooky Stories, short narrated episodes and every Friday, for regular Espooky Tales episodes with Cristina and MJ.

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July 28, 2023 69 mins
The Legend of La Siguanaba can be heard in El Salvador, Guatemala and other parts of Central America. She was once a beautiful woman but was cursed to become the horrifying horse-faced woman, made to roam the country side, luring men to their deaths for eternity. On today's episode, Cristina and MJ are joined by Ruthie, who has family members who encountered La Siguanaba in Guatemala, as well as a Llorona sighting in Arizona and a ...
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UFO sightings are the most experienced paranormal events across the world and it seems like US congress is taking UFOs seriously. With the UFO congressional hearings yesterday, Espooky Tales decided to go off schedule and release our UFO episode sooner! On today's episode, Cristina is joined by Chaz, who shares his UFO sighting and they read 3 different listener stories.

Find Chaz and his work on his website: https://chazofthedead.c...
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July 21, 2023 55 mins
According to legend, a nahual (or nagual), is a person that can transform into an animal, through magic. They are associated with evil, though prior to colonization, this was likely not the case. On today's episode, Cristina and MJ share different encounters with Nahuales. First, they read a listener story.

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voi...
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July 14, 2023 50 mins
The Red Book or El Juego Del Libro Rojo is a game from Mexico. It's strongly discouraged by the Catholic church, but if you decide to play, there are rules you must follow. Never play alone, always play in a group of 2 or more, use an old red book and ALWAYS ask permission to leave, you must have permission to end the game. On today's episode, MJ explains the rules of the red book game and Cristina shares a red book game story from...
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July 7, 2023 50 mins
Whenever tragic accidents happen in the same place, again and again, many start to think the land could be cursed. In Cartago, Costa Rica locals attempted to build a church, three times and each time, something caused the building to fall. We also have a couple of bruja stories from Mexico and a listener story about brujas.

TW: MJ'S STORY INVOLVES SEXUAL HARRASSMENT/GROOMING ATTEMPT

If you have a spooky story to share, email Espooky...
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June 30, 2023 61 mins
On May 1, 2023, a small airplane took off from Araracuara Airport in Colombia. There were 7 on the flight in total. The pilot, Hernando Murcia Morales,Yarupari leader Herman Mendoza Hernadez, Magdalena Mucutuy Valencia and her four children. Shortly after that, there was radio silence and the plane could not be contacted. The children were missing for 40 days and their grandmother spoke of duendes carrying them through the jungle. ...
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Tales of now abandoned asylums that are haunted can be heard all over the world. When these "insane" asylums were open and treating patients, the treatment received are terror inducing, it's no wonder all these places are allegedly haunted. One of the worst asylums in Mexico was La Castañeda and though this building no longer exists, where it stands, people claim to have all sorts of strange paranormal experiences. On today's episo...
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