By Tim Binnall
An eerie piece of footage out of Colombia appears to capture a wailing woman seemingly standing atop a tree and some suspect that she could be the infamous 'La Llorona.' The strange scene was reportedly filmed in the town of Monitos at some point last month and became something of a viral sensation in the country shortly after Christmas. Although the details surrounding the video are scant at best, one story that has been attached to the incident as it has spread online is that residents in the community are afraid to leave their homes due to the ghost sighting.
Specifically, it has been suggested that the entity in the video is a frightening figure from Latin American folklore known as La Llorona or 'The Weeping Woman.' Legend has it that this proverbial wandering spirit was a woman who was spurned by her husband and, in response, drowned their children and then herself. Refused entry into heaven due to her misdeeds, La Llorona is said to now walk the Earth in spirit form, crying about her predicament and killing any youngsters who are unfortunate enough to encounter her.
Much like many a video of potential paranormal phenomena that goes viral here in America, response to the spooky footage in Colombia has been largely mixed. While some people on social media have said that they found the scene to be rather terrifying, more skeptical observers have lambasted the video as a not-too-clever hoax. With that in mind, what's your take on the bizarre footage? It is a genuine sighting of La Llorona or simply a woman standing on a mountaintop? Share your thoughts with us at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.