|Calle del Fantasma, or Ghost Street, in La Candelaria.|
Thanks to its age and the many bloody dramas it's experienced, it seems likely that there are ghosts anywhere, they're here in La Candelaria.
|Estela Monsalve, who told ghost stories.|
|The Calle del Sol apartment buiding, |
once the secret police HQ.
|The side of the Calle del Sol, |
once the location of the dungeon.
|Carrera 2. Russi's home is the yellow one on the right.|
Around the corner, on Carrera 3 and Calle 10, some people say that clothing left dirty would be found the next day mysteriously washed and hung on the line. The phenomenon continued until one day while repairing a house workers found a woman's body buried in the wall. The woman was properly buried and to everybody's disappointment the ghostly washings ceased.
On Calle 13 and Carrera 5, it's said, there lived a woman who was pregnant, but single - a scandal in the 18th century. She gave birth and killed the child, whose spirit supposedly still haunts the neighborhood, grabbing unsuspecting women by their legs.
Supposedly, a ghost haunts the Gilberto Alzate foundation building on Calle 10 and Carrera 3, once the residence of the Virrey, the Spanish king's representative for the region. Today, it's said, employees sometimes hear a ghost wandering its halls.
|A ghostly figure on the wall of the Gilberto Alzate Foundation.|
|Callejon de las Brujas, or Witches Alley, off of La Plaza del Chorro.|
|Martyrs Plaza near La Candelaria. Many patriots were executed here and it's a likely haunt for ghosts today.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours