What are burials and what is the legend
According to ancient stories, by the time of the Spaniards, it was a custom to bury the riches underground to avoid assaults by bandits. Over time, these funders have passed away and have left these treasures hidden in an absolute secret. It is believed that “chosen” people begin to see lights at night and that depending on the color was the treasure. That is, red lights refer to gold and white lights to silver.
According to the legends to be able to unearth them, you must comply with certain conditions. Must be brave to be able to make the discovery in the dark of night, without greed because otherwise, the burial is changed. The place where there are burials occur certain paranormal events such as lights, sparks like fires and even sightings of spectra and metallic sounds; that yes, only happens before people to those who have been chosen or decided to give them the treasure.
According to they indicate, they can only go to unearth it, a maximum of three people and male, of having a woman in the group, must dress with his clothes backward. Another thing is that it is not allowed to mention God, or the Virgin, or any saint because the treasure will move from the place and whoever finds it carries a curse because these treasures belong to the devil. The curse involves the sudden death of a relative and the searcher must move immediately, as far as possible, and can not use the treasure until at least one year after the discovery.
There are some myths and legends that claim that these burials are protected by goblins. According to this legend, you must have a witch mat, a candle that has illuminated a deceased and a shovel. A candle is lit and when the mate turns on its own, it will indicate that it is the exact place of the burial.
Once the treasure has been extracted, it must be sprinkled with holy water and wait a year before using it. Another important fact is that you should not be so greedy to take everything because ambition would lead to death.
Legends of burials in Latin American countries
In Chile, the legend is told that by 1819 some wealthy Spaniards contacted some compatriots in the village of San José and took their riches in carts to the Laguna Negra. They thought to hide it and later to look for it or to leave it to their descendants. Already in the vicinity of the lagoon, they decide to bury themselves with carts and treasures since they understood they had no escape and would be reached by the Patriots. It was an act of meanness and greed for what is believed that still at night the screams and lashes are heard and that even the souls of these Spaniards continue to protect their treasures.
Supposedly this story was told by a great-grandson of one of the servants of the Spaniards who escaped so as not to die with their masters. Another legend tells us that in the city of Santa Cruz, Chile, where oral literature is still intact, there was the last cacique of the resistance of Tampo, who buried in two very thick walls an oyota (shoes like a sandal, made of leather or vegetable filament worn by the Indians of Peru and Chile) of gold that his grandfather had left him. They have tried to find this treasure, but some black dogs prevent them from approaching it.
There is even a legend in which some Jesuits who lived in Colchagua, Chile, and who were owners of the Yaquil hacienda, when they were expelled from the country and did not know what to do with their fortune, buried her in a hill called Nenquen, placing her a flat stone on the surface, they called it La Mesa. Given the weight of the rock, it has not been possible to remove the treasure, in addition to which it is said to have sightings of an old, thin and tall lady who takes care of the burial.
On the other hand, in Venezuela, there is a legend that for colonial times, wealthy families burial their treasures mostly in their yards avoiding robberies or looting war. Once they died, their specters remained, protecting their treasures. They warned the new occupants through noises, shadows, dreams or lights (green, blue or white) that float and move at great speed. When they got the treasure, they had to pray that the soul of these ghosts could rest in peace.
In Mexico, for the times of the Mexican Revolution and the Cristiada, assaults to haciendas and others were common, so it was customary to bury their treasures in floors, wells, pots, and patios using pots or wooden boxes to accommodate them before hiding them. Sometimes they died without informing relatives about their safeguards. Some myths indicate that if the money came to the hands that should not be, it turned into ashes. But there is an explanation for this, and that is that some containers were filled with ashes and others contained treasure so that when they found ashes they went with the deception and stopped looking for the treasure.
Another myth was that whoever found the treasure died, but this is refuted or explained with the assertion that gold and silver eventually generate a lethal gas. There are those who debate the veracity of lethal gas or whether it is truly harmful to human beings. It is said that it is the same owner of the pots, already deceased, who facilitates the way to find the treasure and thus rest in peace.
Another belief is the signs that the soul of the deceased leaves to who should locate it. In addition, there is a ritual that the digger must supposedly do so that it does not harm him. Some say that there are good spirits guarding the treasure and there are also malignant to the slope of these riches, so the demons that guard it should not be aroused.
Myths or legends are spread over an infinity of territories and countries with respect to treasure burials and paranormal events related to it, dating from both remote and recent dates. Here only have been mentioned some of these cases so it is recommended that for those interested in this topic seek more information as there are more cases and more countries in which this event supposedly exists according to its residents.
Everything becomes a cultural aspect of each territory, framing an era, customs, etc. so it still remains in force. The existence of burials is kept alive over time. It has been debated and in some, it has not been possible to have a logical explanation of the findings that took place in that place. It is, therefore, that I leave here some data to arouse your curiosity on this subject and at the same time cause you to scrutinize more about it.
Judge yourself and come to your own conclusions.
- Leyendas de entierros en Chile| A la luz de la Verdad
- Ollas enterradas con ORO en México- Taringa!
- ¡Tierra de Cristeros! – Capítulo XXIII: Tesoros que existen enterrados – Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
- Los entierros- Revista Dedal de Oro