Well, here we are again and I must thank all of the people that called the radio station, and my cell phone to say they enjoyed the article about the Loma de la Cruz. There was one lady who said she knew the person that it happened to and even though what I wrote was not all the facts they were pretty close.
That being said I am going to tell you about what happened one night at the West Lawn Cemetery.
I am not going to mention any names because some of the people involved have passed away.
My friend and I were told a certain movie was coming to town and they would be selling tickets in advance.
Now I knew it would not do me any good to ask my parents for money so we spent about five days walking the streets and hi ways looking for soda water bottles which we would wash them and then sell them to a
local grocery store.
We also had several yards to clean from people there in the project.
The day the tickets went on sale we had seventy-five dollars and we were ready.
We went down and bought the four tickets and when the time came the movie started at seven p.m. I do not remember all of the movie but it was like a cartoon and I did not enjoy it very much.
After the movie we ask the girls if they wanted to go to the carnival on Las Vacas St.
We spent about thirty dollars and did not win nothing but a small teddy bear but we rode a lot of rides. I hated riding the ferris wheel because I am afraid of heights.
After the carnival we decided to go somewhere quiet and spend some time alone.
We ended up at the west lawn cemetery.
We got out and were walking through the graves and we come up on a head stone that was laying long ways across the grave instead of the way they are standing behind the grave.
I remember reading the inscription on the grave and thought it was a good saying.
My friend said let’s lay down on it and I said you first so we decided to flip a coin to see who would go first. My friend said no. lets flip a coin and heads you walk barefooted on it and tails you lay down on it.
I flipped the coin first and I took off my shoes and walked from the bottom of it to the top and I told my friend it hurts to walk on it even though the surface is flat and smooth.
I sit down to put on my shoes and they were not where I left them.
They were about ten feet away from the stone, at the time I thought my friend had thrown them, he later told me he did not touch them.
Then my friend layed down on the stone and I hear him say I could lay here forever.
All of a sudden, he started yelling I can’t get up. HELP ME
I RAN OVER AND GOT HIM BY THE SHOULDER AND LIFTED UP ON HIM AND SOMETHING THREW ME BACK ABOUT TEN FEET.
HE SAID SOMETHING IS WRAPPED AROUND MY CHEST AND I CAN’T GET UP and I am starting to have trouble breathing.
By then we were all screaming and all of a sudden, a gentleman showed up with a flashlight and hollered what’s going on.
All of a sudden what ever was holding my friend down let him go and the caretaker ask if we needed medical help we said no and got out of there. My friend told me that when he said I could stay here forever a voice whispered, careful what you wish for.
What was it I do not know but it scared all four of us and I have never talked about it until today?
In closing let me say respect things like that and never take for granted anything, THANK YOU GOD BLESS AND ENJOY MY HOME TOWN DEL RIO TEXAS. Thanks to Victor Cirilo and the Val Verde County Library.