Social media in and around Temecula went crazy on Wednesday night as a photo surfaced showing what many believed to be a g-g-g-ghost haunting the middle of a busy intersection.
Lmao rancho cal and ynez, Temecula is crazy pic.twitter.com/ssrWayjOgx
— kalis d (@dyakanoff) July 8, 2016
This caused everyone to freak out:
everyone in Temecula rn pic.twitter.com/icnPR5THSW
— nicole ⚯͛ (@nihole) July 8, 2016
there's a ghost wandering around temecula and my boyfriend decided that it's a perfect time to go outside…awesome????
— mal???? (@malyeaschafer) July 8, 2016
Many began to state that the figure was “La Llorona” – a ghost from Mexican folklore – who is described to have a similar appearance and haunts rivers and lakes calling out for the children she drowned – yeah, it’s not exactly a Disney movie.
Naturally, everyone was terrified:
Me after reading about the "La llorona" tweets about her being in Temecula pic.twitter.com/YewTevNaqv
— Ysabelli (@Ysvbelli) July 8, 2016
i've always been soo scared of la llorona & now this bitch might be roamin around temecula!!?!??!!!!
— daisy (@escalantedaisy) July 8, 2016
Out of all the places La Llorona is in Temecula???? she's from Mexico so why she gonna be in Temecula ain't nothing here
— gaby (@_gabydean) July 8, 2016
But, those fears were for not according to Temecula Police.
“It was a male adult dressed in a long robe who was walking through traffic. We got a lot of calls about him between 9:10 – 9:17 p.m. and our officers were able to locate him in the intersection of Ynez and Rancho California. He was transported to a facility for mental health evaluation,” Temecula Police Chief Jeff Kubel told the Press Enterprise.