The video above is a walk through tour of La Llorona Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Certainly a memorable staged horror experience sure to scare the hell out of you but the media did not tell the whole paranormal story of this Halloween attraction. It seems the damned spirit La Llorona did not take kindly to her name, and tragic story being used as an amusement for silly humans. In response she made a nightmarish appearance at the haunted house.
Her story begins hundreds of years ago in Mexico, New Spain at the time, when she was a woman named Maria who fell madly in love with an evil man. A man who demanded she get rid of her kids permanently if she wanted to be with him. Some say he was a practitioner of magic who bewitched Maria into blind love that caused her to drown her children at night in a river. That man was none other than the diabolical Sorcerer Dimitri Diablo who was just beginning his terrifying trek into the world of dark magic. Tricking the woman into killing her kids was clearly a sacrifice to Demons in order to grant him paranormal power. Such dastardly child sacrifices to demons only work if done by the parents since the parents have domain over the child’s soul.
After Maria did the damning deed she was promptly rejected by Dimitri which caused her to commit suicide providing the final seal of the sinister sacrifice. In the afterlife she was denied entry into Heaven until she produced the souls of her children who wandered the Earth in a confused ghost state due to the trauma of being murdered by their mother in a river. In addition she was denied entry into Hell as the Devil saw the future, and knew Diablo would be a threat to him. Therefore he didn’t want him accumulating power from his demons. So the sacrifice in fact failed as the entire family was left in Earthly ghost limbo.
This left Maria to be damned to wander the Earth herself as a poltergeist in search of her kids. Along the way she torments those she comes into contact with. The darkness, and rage grows in her dark soul with each passing century as her ghostly children hide from her. Every so often her power peaks to the point of solidifying her metaphysical energy form, and becoming a dangerous temporary corporeal being. Devoid of Heavenly hope she abducts random children who make the mistake of venturing out at night near bodies of water. Rivers in particular where she expects to find the ghosts of her kids floating about. Any adults who stand in her way receive the terror of her violent wrath!
She is called La Llorona, aka The Weeping Woman, due to her constant weeping over the guilt of killing her kids. A guilt that is actually worse than the real Hell. When near her children’s souls they can be heard crying as well
in unison with her. Her spine tingling wales bellow throughout the night, and legend has it that anyone who hears it is marked to receive her terrifying torment, or be kidnapped if they’re a child. Where these kids end up nobody knows. Some say she kills them, steals their souls, and then attempts to deliver them to Heaven in place of her own kids. Naturally the kids would be taken from her by Angels, and she would be banished back to Earth. Let’s hope that is the happy ending for these poor children. Certainly there is precedent in the supernatural world for kidnapped kids to be help in various forms of supernatural stasis with the hope of eventual release, and a return to their normal lives again. However there is some evidence to indicate that she grows weary of imprisonment on Earth, and has begun sacrificing innocent children to demons in the hopes of delivering souls to them so she can gain entry into Hell which she sees as better than her ghostly existence in this plane of reality. If she pleases the Devil she could see a future promotion to demonhood status.
Now that we have the back story we must report the past incidents at the Universal Studios haunted house in her name. Witnesses have reported a female specter screaming in agony one minute then cackling maniacally the next. She has attempted to drag children away, and has caused injury to adults since she has amassed power allowing her to take temporary physical form. Luckily the good folks at Universal immediately called in various paranormal experts, including exorcists from the Catholic Church, to cleanse the Halloween horror attraction from the La Llorona menace. Naturally they also saw the public relations nightmare, and promptly covered up the unfortunate incidents. Even if they hadn’t the government, aka the US Paranormal Defense Agency, would have most likely done it for them. We are confident that everything is safe, and under a protection spell from all manner of supernatural beings in the popular theme park.
Next Urban Legend: The Lancaster Haunted House Pentalpha Poltergeist