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La Siguanaba: The Woman with the Face of a Horse



La Siguanaba: The Woman with the Face of a Horse. Photo: A Little Bit Human

La Siguanaba is the Central American legend of a beautiful woman spirit who lurks around the countryside looking for unfaithful men to prey on. She lures men away only to eventually reveal her face is that of a horse or a human skull.

The legend of La Siguanaba

La Siguanaba after revealing her identity. Photo: A Little Bit Human.

La Siguanaba, also known as Sihuanaba, Cigua or Cegua, is a shapeshifting vengeful spirit from South American folk lore. The exact details of her legend vary from country to country but the gist is the same.

La Siguanaba started out as a peasant woman named Sihuehuet, meaning “beautiful woman”. Her beauty was said to be so incredible that she could seduce the gods. She used her natural beauty to seduce Tlaloc, the lord of the storm. She became pregnant with his child but after the child was born she was a terrible, neglectful mother and continued to sleep around with many different men and gods.

Sihuehuet was desperate for power and plotted to kill Tlaloc and take his place on the throne of the gods. She crafted a poison to kill him but the plan backfired, turning him into a monster that inflicted destruction upon the community.

Tlaloc was furious with Sihuehuet and got the help of the almighty god Teotl to turn her into a horrible monster, forcing her to haunt the earth and prey on unfaithful men. Tlaloc changed her name to La Siguanaba which means “hideous woman”.

La Siguanaba lures men to her by appearing as a beautiful young woman bathing in a natural stream on a moonless night. When a man approaches with sexual intentions she will engage him and bring him to a private place to have sex with him.

When they are alone she will then reveal her true identity, showing her face to be that of a horse or a human skull. The man will be so terrified he will either die of fright or go insane.

If her victim doesn’t die La Siguanaba will take the now insane man out into the wilderness and leave him to wander until he dies.

Variations in the Legend of La Siguanaba

A similar legend is prevalent in Spain where ghostly washerwomen who kill and devour any men who approach them.

In El Salvador La Siguanaba is said to have married Tlaloc’s son Yeisun. When Yeisun was away at war she slept with many other men and neglected their son Cipitio. In this version she tries to poison Yeisun and take his throne for one of her lovers. The plan backfires and La Siguanaba is cursed to wander the earth forever looking for her son.

In Guatemala La Siguanaba is said to appear as a beautiful woman to lustful men or as the wife or lover of faithful men. The man will embrace La Siguanaba and then realize that she has sharp claws, a pale dead face, eyes missing from their sockets and wrinkled, green skin.

In Mexico, La Siguanaba is always seen either lying down or walking away so her face cannot be seen. She will get men to follow her into the woods and when they are deep within she will turn around and say “Do I still look beautiful to you”? She will then reveal her face to be that of a horse with glowing red eyes and sharp teeth.

In some versions of the story once La Siguanaba has revealed her identity she will reveal her huge misshapen breasts and beat them against the ground angrily.

How to ward off La Siguanaba

Biting a god cross necklace can ward off La Siguanaba. Photo: Unsplash.

The easiest way to avoid being killed by La Siguanaba is to not be creepy and hit on women who are trying to bathe in peace.

If you are unable to hold yourself back once La Siguanaba reveals her true identity it is said she can be scared away by pulling your hair, biting into a machete, a metal coin or a cross necklace.

She can also be scared away by yelling “no te vas a ir Maria, pata de gallina” three times. In English this translates as “you are not leaving, crabgrass Maria”.

Real Life Encounters with La Siguanaba

Many people in South and Central America claim to have encounters with a ghostly figure which resembles La Siguanaba. You can watch this video detailing a few of them. There’s some spooky ones in the comments too!

A video discussing real life encounters with La Siguanaba

Have you ever had an encounter with La Siguanaba? Let us know in the comments!

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Green Orbs Appearing in Photos?




Green orbs appearing in a photo

Have you been taking photos and discovered mysterious green orbs appearing? What could this mean?

Spiritual Meaning of Green Orbs

Green orbs are believed by many intuitive people to symbolize nature, love, and the heart. If you see one, it could suggest that you should be more open to love and enjoy the beauty of the world. It might also mean you need to focus on healing yourself or helping others with their physical, mental, or spiritual well-being. Green orbs could be a sign that a human spirit, like a ghost, is nearby and trying to communicate with people in the physical world.

Another green orb appearing in a photo unexpectedly.

Could a Green Orb Appearing in a Photo be a Spirit?

A green orb could mean that a spirit might be trying to tell you something. People think orbs are pure energy, possibly representing a spirit that has passed away or one that never had a physical body. If you spot a green spirit orb, it could be here to guide you or convey a message. This spirit could be someone you know or a stranger. Spirits might show up in meaningful places. Reflecting on why a location is important could help you understand who is trying to talk to you. Try meditating to connect with the spirit. If they want to communicate, they might reach out while you’re in a calm and thoughtful state.

Joey explains the significance of green orbs in photos

Possible Scientific Explanation for Green Orbs

When it comes to capturing unexplainable green orbs in photographs, the most logical explanation often lies in the behavior of light. These orbs can manifest due to a phenomenon called lens flare.

Lens flare occurs when light enters the camera lens and interacts with the internal components, causing artifacts such as orbs, streaks, or circles to appear in the resulting image.

Modern digital cameras, like the ones in our phones, have lenses coated with a thin film to reduce internal reflection and minimize lens flare. However, under certain conditions, intense sources of light—especially those emitting in the green spectrum—can still produce these compelling orbs.

This is especially true when the light source is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the camera lens, leading to internal reflections and refractions within the lens system.

Natural and artificial sources of bright light, such as the sun, street lamps, or flashlights, are common culprits leading to the appearance of green orbs in photographs. Even in low-light or night photography, the use of a camera flash can inadvertently cause the phenomenon.

As the flash interacts with particles in the air or small water droplets, it generates reflections and artifacts that materialize as vibrant green orbs in the final image. Therefore, while these green orbs may initially appear as mysterious or supernatural, they are sometimes the result of the complex interplay between light, lenses, and photographic technology.

Have you ever taken a photo with a mysterious green orb? Did it bring you comfort or cause fear? Tell us about it in the comments!

If you enjoyed learning about green orbs you might also be interested in how to know if there is a demon in your house or more about ghost orbs.

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The Pollock Twins




The Pollock Twins are thought to be one of the strongest cases in support of reincarnation.

In 1957, Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock lost their lives in a car accident. Their parents believe they were reincarnated the following year as their twin sisters.

The Tragic Death of Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock

In May 1957, in a small town called Hexham in England, two sisters, Joanna (11 years old) and Jacqueline (6 years old), along with their friend Anthony (9 years old), were going to church when a driver who was on drugs hit them. Sadly, the two sisters and Anthony died almost immediately.

The driver, a local woman, deliberately hit the children because she had been separated from her own kids. This incident became widely known in Britain, and the woman was later sent to a psychiatric hospital.

The Pollock Twins and Hints of Reincarnation

Armchair Investigator covers the case of the Pollock Twins

After Joanna and Jacqueline died, their mom and dad, Florence and John Pollock, were devastated. But when Florence got pregnant again, John had an unshakable belief the two girls would come back as twins.

Florence and John were Catholics and often fought about the idea of being born again. Florence didn’t agree with John’s thoughts, and it caused a lot of problems. It was even said that their whole marriage was in danger, and Florence almost wanted a divorce.

Neither parent’s family had a history of twins, and the doctor thought Florence would have only one baby. But surprisingly, on October 4, 1958, Florence gave birth to twin girls named Gillian and Jennifer.

Even though the twins looked the same, they had different marks on their bodies, which is uncommon. Jennifer had a small mark on her left hip, just like Jacqueline, and a mark on her forehead, similar to a scar Jacqueline had.

When the twins were three months old, the family moved to Whitley Bay, near Hexham. But as the girls grew up, they seemed to remember Hexham well, even though they didn’t grow up there.

When the family returned to Hexham when the twins were four, Gillian and Jennifer recognized and named places they had never seen, like the school Joanna and Jacqueline went to, the Hexham Abbey, and a playground their sisters used to love. They even seemed to know the way to the playground without ever having seen it before.

The twins could also recognize their late sisters’ toys and asked for them by name. Even though Florence had put away the toys, the twins remembered them as if they were their own. They knew the toys’ names, divided them exactly like their sisters did, and even mentioned that Santa Claus gave them the toys, which was true.

Florence and John noticed that the twins had similar personalities to their older sisters. Just like Joanna was protective of Jacqueline, Gillian took care of Jennifer and seemed more grown-up. The parents also observed that the twins liked the same games and foods as their sisters.

In the first few years, Florence didn’t believe John’s idea that the twins were “reincarnated.” But when she overheard them talking about the car accident that took their sisters’ lives, she changed her mind. Once, she heard the girls playing a game where they reenacted their sisters’ accident. Gillian was holding Jennifer’s head, saying, “The blood’s coming out of your eyes. That’s where the car hit you.”

Once, Gillian pointed to Jennifer’s forehead birthmark and said, “That’s the mark Jennifer got when she fell on a bucket.” It’s interesting that the twins also seemed scared of cars. When they were younger, they had bad dreams about getting hit by a car. Gillian and Jennifer would get scared and nervous around cars. When a car started in an alley, John remembered the girls holding onto each other, shouting, “The car is coming to get us!”

Around their fifth birthday, the memories of their ‘past lives’ slowly went away, and they started living normal lives. Even though they forgot about the accident, Gillian later remembered seeing herself playing in a sandbox at a house in Whickham. She had never been to Whickham, but she perfectly described the house and garden that matched where Joanna lived when she was four.

People often say the Pollock twins are “proof” of reincarnation, but some argue that their memories could have come from their four older brothers. John and Florence say they didn’t talk to the twins about their dead sisters until they were older, but it’s possible the twins heard about it from their brothers.

Do you think the case of the Pollock sisters is proof of reincarnation? Tell us your theories in the comments.

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