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The night of November 16, 1974, all the dogs began to howl. We went out and saw the Weeping Woman floating over our houses. We entrusted ourselves to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and thanks to her this vision vanished in the night.

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My daughters, instead of sleeping, secretly went to look on the newborn calf. When they came to the corral they saw the ghost of the Weeping Woman who started to chase them. They ran to the house and got sick with fear. For the next two days they were sharing and having nightmares. I prayed the Virgin of the Rosary, and she worked a miracle. Their fear has gone, and the girls sleep well now.

The people in the village were saying they had seen the Weeping Woman at night. Filled with fear, they shut themselves in their house from early evening. But I didn’t believe in those stories. The other night, I went to gather some fruits in the field and I heard her crying. I got so scared, I got goosebumps. I entrusted myself to Saint Michael and ran away from there. Thanks to the saint’s help nothing bad happened with me. I promise to not laugh at the legends anymore.

Petra Lozano ~ State of Mexico

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Rosa Telles was reading fairy tales to her kids when suddenly the Weeping Woman appeared in the window and tried to take them away. Rosa thanks Saint Ignatius of Loyola with the present retablo for they managed to escape.

On their way back from the celebration in Lagos de Moreno where they got pretty drunk, the Vasquez ran into the Weeping Woman ghost who blocked the road. They prayed to the Blessed Sacrament for protection from the ghost. The brothers managed to ran home safe and sound but got so scared they stopped drinking ever since.

Marcela and her boyfriend Armando were kissing under a tree when the ghost of the Weeping Woman appeared to them. She approached them and began weeping and crying. Marcela was so scared she got sick after the scene. She couldn’t stop stutter for three days. sSe didn’t want to die because of the stutter, and she got pain in her stomach also, so she prayed the Holy Child of Atocha. Thanks to the saint she got recovered, the fear and the stutter have gone.

The people in the village were saying they had seen the Weeping Woman at night. Filled with fear, they shut themselves in their house from early evening. But I didn’t believe in those stories. The other night, I went to gather some fruits in the field and I heard her crying. I got so scared, I got goosebumps. I entrusted myself to Saint Benedict and ran away from there. Thanks to the saint’s help nothing bad happened with me. I promise to not laugh at the legends anymore.

Clementina Perez
State of Mexico

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1920, Cayetano Ruiz was crossing the Ovando bridge in Puebla and met the Weeping Woman. He prayed to the Holy Child of Atocha. Since he protected him, Cayetano brings this retablo in gratitude.

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My daughters Carmita and Rosalia, instead of sleeping, secretly went to look on the newborn calf. When they arrived to the grove near the cattle-pen they saw the Weeping Woman who started to chase them. They arrived at home sweating from fear. I prayed the Virgin of the Rosary to cure them because even next two days they were shaking and pale. The Virgin worked the miracle, and the girls forgot about their fear. They are alright now.

Amalia and Roberto were kissing under a tree and suddenly heard a crying. They saw the Weeping Woman who was coming in their direction in search of her children. They knew that the ghost sometimes took people thinking they were her children. Amalia and Roberto were scared that she would grab them with her long nail and would take them to the world beyond. But thanks to the Virgin of Zapopan, whom they entrusted to, the ghost didn’t noticed them and passed through. They only heard how her crying fade away in the woods.

May you be blessed, my God and my Virgin of Guadalupe. One night I couldn’t sleep because I felt the presence of the famous Weeping Woman. I was so scared, and my husband, Amador Ramirez, was calmly sleeping and didn’t help me. I start praying, and suddenly I felt how instead of a fear, a peace came to my heart. Nothing bad happened to me.

Rosa Maria Lopez
Ranch Alegre, Jalisco, Mexico
November 2, 1966


The Weeping Woman is a legendary Mexican character, a ghost of a mother weeping about her dead children.