Myths for Monday -- La Mechuda
In Santander (and also Antioquia), today's department, there is a myth about a woman with LONG, messy hair. She covers herself with her long hair, that reaches down to her feet. She wears a LONG dress and has, you guessed it, LONG fingernails. Her name is La Mechuda, though some do call her La Cabellona.
According to the men that have seen her, she is beautiful, with a beautiful face.
She seems to appear and disappear randomly, but always seems to be in a hurry. Those that have seen her report that it appears like she is floating.
In Santander, when she appears, it is with the distinct purpose of scaring only women.