The Sacoman

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The Sacoman

We all have been told scary stories when we were little in order for us to be obedient and do as we are told to. This Latin American folktale is one of the best known among parents in order for them to have their kids obeying them and in bed at no time.

The Sacoman

Legend says that if you are not a good son or daughter and you don’t behave, this scary old man will come from where ever he is, put you inside his sack and take you away forever.

Some say he will punish you by eating you bit by bit and some others say that he will just keep you as a pet, serving him for all eternity. The truth is, no child wants to find out.

He is an old man around 50 years old, average height and always wearing worn clothes, a sack and a hat. He walks hunched and showing constant tiredness making people feel sorry for him and deceiving anyone from his true evil intentions.

People say this is just a legend originated by the bad reputation of some beggars or homeless people that wonder around the city carrying their belongings inside a sack. Some others say that The Sacoman legend is based on a true life story about an American serial killer that used to pose as a poor old man that loved children attracting them by offering them candy from his sack.

The truth is that no matter where the legend came from, it works wonderful when parents need their kids to be obedient, go to bed early, do their homework or even eat every single one of their vegetables.

So now you know, be obedient and never accept candy from strangers.

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Sarah Ellen

From Vampire to Saint

Sarah Ellen Vampire

Sarah Ellen was born on March 6th of 1862 in England.  Legend says she was accused of murder and witchcraft and condemned to be chained and sealed inside an iron casqued while still alive. On June 9 of 1913 while the sentence was being carried out and right before sealing the casqued she announced her curse “When 80 years have passed I will rise from my grave and get revenge from my murderers’ and all their descendants”

The English people afraid of this curse forbid her husband to bury her in British lands so he had to find another place for her remains.

Finally after months of traveling looking for a place that would accept them, he arrived to a small town South of Peru named Pisco and buried Sarah Hellen there.

In 1993, after almost 80 years had passed, a popular talk show hosted by Cuban hostess Cristina Saralegui aired an interview to an “expert” in “Vampires” that announced that there were 3 important Vampires in Latin America, one just about to wake up in the Southern part of Peru.

Peruvians were astonished by this news and many believers of the occult or people simply thrived by curiosity went to Sarah Ellen’s grave and monitored every move. They had watch groups formed for several nights before the “awaken” and on the 80’s anniversary of her death many where standing in front of her grave holding crucifixes and wooden stakes (just in case).

After nothing happened (obviously) some of the people started to believe that Sarah Ellen was not a Vampire but instead a Saint and she had being wrongly accused and tortured. Nowadays many people visit her grave bringing her flowers and asking for miracles.

Sarah Ellen

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