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

Phantom Trains and a Haunted Train Station

Nov. 25, 2022

Two tragic train accidents occurred, almost back to back in Chile. Ever since then, people claim to hear a train at midnight, but when the train is heard, there is none in sight. Today Cristina tells MJ about the San Bernard…

La Pascualita and Tlahuelpuchi with Technically a Conversation

Nov. 18, 2022

A mannequin so realistic it is believed to be a real corpse, La Pascualita can be found in a shop in Chihuahua, Mexico. Jose and Isela from Technically a Conversation joined Espooky Tales to tell the tale of La Pascualita, t…

La Pistolera and UAP Sightings

Nov. 11, 2022

How does a woman named Sharon Kinne end up a Mexican prison with the nickname "La Pistolera (the Gunslinger)"? In this episode, Cristina tells MJ about this wild true crime case and MJ brings recent UAP sightings in Mexico a…

Dia de Muertos Horror Stories

Nov. 4, 2022

Many cultures have a day to honor their loved ones who have passed, one of the most well known holidays is Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead. Where many people visit cemeteries with music and food, put up altars and more. On …

Duendes and Missing 411

Oct. 28, 2022

Tales of Duendes (gnome-like creatures) are found all over Latin America and they are usually considered annoying and mischievous, not malicious. Except for certain tales, in which duendes are blamed when children, men, wome…

Split Scream Volume 2- A Conversation With Cynthia Gomez & M. Lopes Da Silva

Oct. 21, 2022

A Shivering World is a unique retelling of a tale as old as colonial times and What Ate the Angels is a body horror story that centers queer love and GOO. Written by Cynthia Gomez and M. Lopes Da Silva, these two stories are…

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.

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…

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…