A CREEPY STORY: "LA LLOROSA BRIDGE"
The "Llorosa Bridge" is located on highway 14 from Aibonito to
Coamo about half a mile from the center of town. For generations children
of Aibonito have been exposed to the legend of "La Llorosa" (loosely translated
-the crying one) .Very few would cross the bridge on foot during the day
without first making the sign of the cross and only the bravest would cross
it at night.
The story goes that Moncho Luna was riding out of town shortly
after midnight. As he passed the bridge he heard baby cries coming from
under the bridge. He dismounted his horse and walked towards the crying
sounds. There he found a baby wrapped in a blanket. He picked it up, mounted
his horse and continued his journey home. As the baby had been crying,
Moncho figured that the baby must be hungry. He had purchased a loaf of
bread and decided to give the baby to eat. He cut off a piece of bread
and was about to wet it so that the baby could swallow it. As he was about
to wet the bread he heard the baby say "Don't wet it, I have teeth". Moncho
astonished at the baby speaking, stopped to give him a good look. At that
moment, the moon shined on the baby's face and Moncho saw not only the
baby's teeth but two huge protruding fangs. Moncho panicked, dropped the
creature and spurring his horse sped home. Storytellers say that Moncho
never had a drink after that and swore never to ride in the night again.
Music: El Jibarito by Rafael Hernandez
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