Paranormal video! Are the scary ghost stories of Woman Hollering Creek real? We investigate the haunted trail to catch the creepy spirit on tape!
Woman Hollering Creek
There are several versions of this story, but most involve a ghostly woman heard weeping at night for her lost children, drowned or otherwise killed and thrown into a river. This is similar to the “La Llorona” legend from Mexico. Among the tales is of a pioneer family living near its banks is attacked by Indians. Seeing her husband killed brutally, a mother drowns her children in the creek to “save” them from a still more painful fate. When the attackers find the only surviving member of the family, she frightens them off with her maddened screaming. From then on, she wanders the creek banks, sobbing and crying. (A nicer story says a farm wife in the vicinity was known for the carrying power of her voice when she would “holler” her family home for meals.)
The Ghost Hunt
This paranormal investigation was a major challenge. I did an investigation of a haunted farm near Woman Hollering Creek and the owner agreed to take us down to the creek before we started. Anytime you investigate outdoors you risk contamination of evidence. Even as we followed remote trails to the creek, you could still hear vehicles in the distance. In addition, the owner said he had seen mountain lions off that trail. Even though he carried a shotgun in case a mountain lion attacked us, you never felt safe (I really had to wonder if the owner had the reflexes needed to react to leaping cat in the middle of the night). When we came across a horse in the creek itself, we started to realize we had no control over this investigation. So did we catch the ghost woman of the creek? Watch and find out!
The Haunted Farm
Later that night we investigated a hundred year old farm house that never had electricity and water. The family that owns it reports shadow people and strange mists around the farm at night. In fact they believe their land is cursed! I filmed an isolation ghost hunt in that farm for another video. Check out “Scary Haunting of a Curse Farm”.
Special thanks to Shadowlight Paranormal for the invite to join him on this case.