(House of Aunt Tona)

Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest)

Cumbres de Acultzingo 199

Lomas Altas, Miguel Hidalgo

Status: Former Residence; Murder Site; Urban Legend; Cursed


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This house is located in the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) called the Lungs of the City. The forest is considered haunted in it’s own right.

While this is one of three possible locations for this house; it is the one most people consider to be the correct one. To be completely transparent, there are also who think this house was torn down and replaced by a modern mansion.

My Spanish is not the best – and translation programs have terrible grammar – but legend says the rich widow of a business man – distraught over her husband’s death - took in 3 homeless kids to live in her in the mansion with the idea giving something back to the world.

Unfortunately, the kids did not get along and, apparently, she had some very serious emotional and mental health issues. Some stories say the children stole from her.

She eventually murdered the children – disposing of their bodies in a nearby river – and ended her own life. In some versions she beat them to death; in others she poisoned their food and then ate the poison food herself.


Paranormal Activity

The house and property have been cursed since the above events.

I can hear you now though, “oh wow just another curse” but there are verifiable reports of multiple people being both hurt and killed trying to enter this property. The police have admitted to a policy of denying any truth to the stories – not because it isn’t true - but, rather, because there have been so many accidents related to exploring the area.

More than one person has had to be pulled out by helicopter rescue after becoming seriously injured attempting to get to and/or enter the house.

Although it is, obviously, not recommended to attempt to investigate this property, some have. Their reports of paranormal activity include: apparitions of the children and the unstable widow; the sounds of children screaming; disembodied voices including loud arguments; powerful empathic sensations of fear, anxiety and loneliness; light anomalies; electrical disturbances; objects moving on their own and feelings of being watched and not wanted.

In the surrounding forest misty and shadowy figures are seen moving through the trees; people are touched by unseen forces; light anomalies are seen and photographed; electrical devices fail and batteries are drained and people feel as if they are not alone.