MYTH LEGEND AND THE PARANORMAL

In about all societies, myths, urban legends and tales of the Paranormal usually serve as cautionary tales. Many are anecdotal narratives created from actual things and events but linked to the supernatural. This article talks some myth, legend and paranormal tales from around the globe.

MYTH LEGEND AND THE PARANORMAL

THE MYTH OF THE WEEPING WOMAN – NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

According to the Hispanic myth, a beautiful lady named Maria drowned her kids so that she can be with the man she loved. When he rejected her, she drowned herself in a lake in Mexico City. Unable to tell the whereabouts of her children, she was not permitted into heaven. Maria was forced to wander the Earth for all forever searching for her dead children. She is called the “La Llorona” or “weep lady” because of her constant weeping.

In Mukilteo, Washington there have been stories of sightings in the woods around Clearview Drive. She is said to try getting a ride from drivers at night or stand in the center of the road pointing before suddenly vanishing. There have also been reports of sobbing and screaming around the waterfall on Clearview.

THE LEGEND OF THE TOMB OF THE TWO BROTHERS – SERRA DE SINTRA, PORTUGAL

Situated in western Portugal, Sintra has been viewed as a land shrouded in mysticism since the start of recorded time. Myths, Legends, and Paranormal tales have been passed orally through the ages. The legend of The Tomb of the Two Brothers has it that a Moorish young lady was saved by Henriques’ (the first king of Portugal) army. She was so beautiful that most men courted her, including two siblings who had fallen for her charm. One night, the two brothers happened to end up at the window of this lady. Incensed with envy, one of them took out his sword and spilled his brother’s blood. Misery-stricken at seeing his fallen brother, he slit his own stomach and killed himself. The two brothers are said to be buried in São Pedro de Penafrim, and their tomb marked on each end with two circles the size of human heads.

THE DEMON HOTEL PARANORMAL TALES – WINNIPEG, CANADA

At 44, Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, lies the over a century old apartment block which is now known as The Demon Hotel. People speculate that the building was haunted by ghosts dislodged from the old Edwardian Dalnavert house right down the road when it was converted into a museum. Kenilworth Court, the actual name of the building, is rumored to have been plagued with misfortune, negative events, and deaths, before its final closure.

The Demon Hotel

The building has been empty and gutted for a long time, leading to numerous local stories and legends, such as stories of a mysterious “Cat Lady” and scary faces on the broken windows, sightings of spirits, dreadful blood-red graffiti, bizarre noises from inside, and reports of other paranormal events.

The creepy apartment building was destroyed in a fire in 2015. Individuals reported seeing demonic faces and ghostly figures in the flames. Five teenagers have since been charged with the fire. In spite of the fact that vandalism and arson (common in Winnipeg) are the most logical explanations for the fire, many seem unable to dismiss the likelihood of a more underworldly cause. The name of the street, Hargrave, can get you thinking twice.