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 and hear these tales. Stay espooky!

Recent Episodes

La Bruja Cleo (Cleo the Witch)

May 20, 2022

Cleotilde Grand Perez is known as Honduras' first woman serial killer, she was said to have been a witch and was more commonly known as La Bruja Cleo. Today, we bring you her tale, while MJ shares one of her abuelita's stori…

The Taotao Mona with Six of Canceled for Maintenance Podcast

May 13, 2022

The Taotao Mona are ancestral spirits that walk among the living. They are protectors of mountains, jungles and the land of the Mariana Islands, but if you disrespect them, you are in for a bad time. Our guest Six joins us, …

Haunted Houses Part Five with Letty of Lettylovesyou

May 6, 2022

La Casa de los Tubos (the House of Tubes) remained abandoned for many years and was the subject of a famous urban legend. Today we bring you the tale of la Casa de Los Tubos in Mexico, an abandoned haunted house in Honduras …

La Carreta de la Muerte (the Wagon of Death)

April 29, 2022

La Carreta de la Muerte, La Carreta Nagua, La Carreta Chillona. There are many names for it and the tale is heard all over Latin America. It is a wagon, one that you do not want to hear past midnight. This week, listen to di…

Haunted Mines: The Devil Under Cerro Rico & San Antonio de Lipez

April 22, 2022

In Bolivia, in a mine that eats people, Cerro Rico, conditions are so unsafe, there is no room for God inside. Instead, mine workers worship an entity known as "El Tio" and leave him offerings to stay safe. San Antonio de Li…

The Mummies of Guanajuato

April 15, 2022

The mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico have been called some of the most gruesome mummies in existence. How did they become mummies? How were they discovered. We tell you the tale of the mummies of Guanajuato, as well as some leg…

Recent Blog Posts

3 Terrifying Haunted Houses in Latin America

Here is a list of three terrifying haunted houses in Latin America. No one lives in these, but they can be visited today.

Mothman Sightings in Latin America

Many hear the name Mothman and think West Virginia, but there are many Mothman sightings outside of the United States, including various countries in Lat…

Witches in Mexico

Scary stories involving witches are endless in Mexico. There's even a common saying "las brujas vienen de Zacatecas", which translates to "witches come f…