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3 Latin Foklore Tales That Will Give You the Chills

To properly say farewell to both Halloween and Día de los Muertos, I’m dedicating this entry to some spooky cuentos and leyendas I grew up with. Since Latin culture doesn’t view death as a final step, rather a transitory stage to the eternal world, we tend to have an odd relationship with the spiritual realm. Paranormal and supernatural happenings are commonly accepted as everyday life. So, stories of ghost appearances, spirits, duendes, Santeria and Voodoo rituals, and scary ass tales are common for most Latinos and also believed to some extent. Whether we choose to dive deep into the rabbit hole or not, Latin culture instills in us an intrinsic understanding and appreciation for the spiritual world. Here are three of the most popular tales or leyendas throughout Latin America: