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!

Episodes

June 14, 2024 62 mins
In Puerto Rico, it is said La Llorona haunts the Puente de las Calabazas in the town of Coamo. But, that's not the only haunted bridge. 

In this episode, MJ shares 3 legends from Puerto Rico and Cristina shares the case of Luis Angel Diaz Castro, a trans man from Puerto Rico. 

Before that, Carmen reads a listener story and they listen to the rest of it. This listener story is a little longer than usual, but it is a weird one. What ar...
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Homero Gómez González was a Mexican environmental activist, agricultural engineer, and politician. He was a manager of El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve, and he was very vocal about saving them. Untl the day he vanished. He was found dead about 3 weeks after his disappearance and many believe he was targeted because of his activism. Before the case of Homero, Cristina reads a few stories from a listener and just a warning, they...
May 24, 2024 49 mins
Nursery rhymes are told to kids for fun and learning but some of them have some intertesting origins and strange words. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the possible origins of Sana Sana, Colita de Rana and other dark nursery rhymes that neither one of them had heard before. But first, Carmen reads the listener story.

If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Es...
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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! Thank you so much for sending your stories!


Check out Cristinaa's new daily podcast A Little Bit de Todo wherever you listen to podcasts

Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unknown on any podcast app: https://www.historiasunkno...
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MJ shares three different legends from the Mexican state of Zacatecas and Cristina shares the case of Victoria Pamela Salas, a femicide that took place 2017 in Cuidad Mexico. First, Carmen reads a listener story and they end with spooky recommendations. There are some tangents involving Kendrick Lamar, Drake and the Canadian teen drama, Degrassi. 

If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicem...
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MJ shares the Legend of the Tree of Life and the Legend of the Black Monolith from Zacatecas, Cristina talks about a true crime case from Chihuahua, known as the Chihuahua Ripper and in the beginning, Carmen reads a listener story. 

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! Thank you so much for sending your...
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May 1, 2024 90 mins
Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia blends together Mexican horror movies and dark occultism. We follow Montserrat, who has always been overlooked. She's a talented sound editor, but she's left out of the boys' club running the film industry in '90s Mexico City. And she's all but invisible to her best friend Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, even though she's been in love with him since childhood.

Then Tristán discove...
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Flordelis Dos Santos De Souza was a famous gospel singer, pastor, congresswoman and known as the Mother of Brazil. A supermom who saved kids in need, she adopted 55 kids. One day, her fame and fortune came crashing down. 

On this episode of Espooky Tales, Cristina shares the story of Brazil's supermom, MJ talks about a haunted house in Chile and Carmen reads the listener story. 

If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales...
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The LeBaron Cult murdered people from 1974 to 1988 and it has roots in Chihuahua, Mexico. 
On today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen and MJ about the murders committed by LeBaron cult and the cult's downfall. MJ shares different legends about solar eclipses and Carmen reads the listener story. 

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...
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The LeBaron Cult murdered people from 1974 to 1988 and it has roots in Chihuahua, Mexico. 
On today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen and MJ about the history of the LeBaron cult and how they ended up in Mexico. MJ shares three stories, one from La Mano Peluda, another from her parents and the third from Podcast Extranormal. FIrst, Carmen reads the listener story. 

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story...
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This week we’re exploring the haunted history of Port Townsend, WA at the Point Wilson Lighthouse in Fort Worden State Park, with Cristina from Espooky Tales. The current Keeper of the Light, Mel, guides us to the top of the lighthouse. Sharing history, paranormal encounters, and some exciting things currently happening here. Join us as we share what we encountered during our stay in the Keeper’s Duplex, and delve into the paranorm...
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The First Omen is a prequel to the 1976 movie, The Omen. In the First Omen, a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, but she encounters a darkness that causes to question her faith. We get the answer to how Baby Damien came to be and what is up with Father Brennan. Watch it in a theater near you April 5th, 2024!

Espooky Tales had the opportunity to talk to Arskasha Stevenson, director of the F...
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On this episode of Espooky Tales, Cristina, Carmen and MJ share different legends from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Including El Baca, the Loogaroo and La Rubia de las Americas. First, Something Scary podcast shared an espooky story for us and then Carmen reads a story from a listener. 

Check out Something Scary on your podcast app or on YouTube

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story to share, ema...
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March 22, 2024 52 mins
Miriam Rodriguez was born and raised in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. Miriam's youngest daughter, Karen, was taken by the cartel and even though the Rodriguez family payed the ransom money, the cartel did not return Karen. Miriam then took it upon herself to find those responsible for her daughter's disappearance. On this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the case of Miriam Rodriguez and at the end, they read a listener story. 

Every...
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March 15, 2024 54 mins
Erica Alonso was last seen February 2015. A few months later, she was found dead off of the Ortega highway. Her death was ruled an overdose, but her family continues to seek justice.

change.org petitition for Erica Alonso's case: https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-erica-alonso
Facebook page for Erica Alonso: https://www.facebook.com/WeLoveEricaAlonso

Every March, Espooky Tales covers true crime cases involving women thaat remain un...
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Edwin and Michelle of Scary Mystery Surprise join Espooky Tales today to tell their paranormal experiences, which are espooky! Tales of haunting hands, creepy houses, shadow people and paranormal experiences while recording podcasts. First, they read a listener story.

Don't forget to check out Cristina over on Scary Mystery Surprise and check out all the other amazing and scary shows on the Scary FM network. Just search Scary FM in...
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March 1, 2024 41 mins
On this episode, Cristina tells Carmen different legends from the Mexican state of Michoacan. First, they listen to a longer 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 voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord!

Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unkno...
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Guadalajara, Jalisco is known for many things, including it's historic landmarks, which are super haunted. On today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen about different haunted places in Guadalajara. Including Hospicio Cabanas, El Palacio de las Vacas and the Clover lawn house.

First, they read a listener story and end with spooky recommendations, but there's also a tangent about cakes.

Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you...
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Did you know the terryfing character, Hannibal Lecter, was based on a real person? Alfredo Balli Treviño was born in Tamaulipas in 1931. He's suspected to have killed and dismembered 20 hitchhikers in Mexico but was convicted for the murder of his boyfriend.

On today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the real life case that inspired the movie Borderlands (2007) and the Mexican killer that inspired Hannibal Lecter. Carmen reads...
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On this episode, Carmen talks about Capi's haunted puppets. A story from Guanajuato, Mexico. Cristina tells Carmen about a horrible true crime case from Peru, known as the apostle of death. 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 voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord...
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