The Ghosts of Antigua Guatemala

The Ghosts of Antigua Guatemala by NYChapin

Los Fantasmas de La Antigua Guatemala

Growing up in Guatemala, I was often scared down to the bones by tales of famous Guatemalan ghosts that frightened many generations of pedestrians that braved the dark streets of the City and La Antigua. La llorona, El Cadejo, El Sombreron, among them. According to my grandparents, many of these ghosts dissapeared with the introduction of public electric lighting. On recent trips to Antigua I have walked the streets late at night, imagining that they are still around. I was happy to encounter this “friendly ghost” on a wall during broad daylight.

Reader’s contribution by Eddie Deleon (NYChapin)

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