10/28/2015 17:41 EDT | Updated 10/28/2015 23:14 EDT

The Most Terrifying Latino Urban Legends, Illustrated

And you thought your nightmares were bad. 馃槺

Jake Reeves

To many people, Halloween is all about black and orange themed decorations, pumpkin carvings and sure, a few favorite horror flicks.

But for those who want to be truly terrified, Latin American folklore has a much more sinister take on horror. There are some absolutely grotesque and horrifying stories to fill your celebrations (and nightmares) floating around. But these stories aren't just about people's active imaginations, some are actually known to make headlines as people continually find "evidence" of their existence.  

To really bring horror back this Halloween, we compiled 6 of the most terrifying tales in Latin American and Latino folklore. And in the dead spirit of bringing these characters to life, we also decided to illustrate them. Take a look below: 

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