Hello Espookies! Welcome to episode 8 of Espooky Tales.
El Padre sin Cabeza (the Headless Priest) is a legend that has become part of Salvadoran folklore, but it is a tale that can be heard in almost every Latin American country, though each version varies. We share the version from El Salvador, as well as Mexico and Guatemala.
In El Salvador, this legend originates from the Spanish Inquisition and In Mexico it originates from la guerra de los cristeros (the Cristero war).
We do share some thoughts on the 1/6/21 attack on the capitol building, so if you want to skip that and go straight to the legend, go to 5:35