The ferry to Xunantunich.
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Stephen King
Xunantunich is named after a ghost.
The legend of the Stone Woman started in 1892, when a researcher saw a Mayan maiden ascend the staircase of El Castillo, the main pyramid of Xunantunich. She was wearing a flowing white gown and a crown of long, dark hair. When she reached the top she stopped and turned, revealing penetrating, blood red eyes. Then she disappeared into the stone. The research crew searched the ruin. She had vanished without a trace. No one knows the ancient name of this Mayan city near modern day San Ignacio, Belize. So they named it Xunantunich. The moniker means: Sculpture of a Lady. The Stone Woman.
We didn't see the woman in white when we climbed El Castillo back in January. But she still scares lucky tourists to this day.
The view from the top of El Castillo is breathtaking - even without a ghost.
"I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch." John Malkovich
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