Hey guys, my name is Laura.
I remember when I was little, my grandma was like, he's an angel
that protects you and you have to pray to him.
And I'm like, so there's a ghost hovering over me and you want
How does it protect me?
I didn't understand the concept.
I was like, I don't want a guardian angel.
I'm good after she tells me there's a guardian angel already
She's like, and I'm like, what in the hell is?
Apparently that's the devil in Colombia.
They call him the feet.
If you don't pray to your guardian angel, he grabs you by the
feet and he drags you down to hell.
So now I have to pray to this guardian angel.
So that the doesn't get me.
Do you understand what that does to a little girl?
I was traumatized for a very long time.
By the time I started trusting my guardian angel, I was in second
grade and I was like, ok, I'm cool with my guardian angel.
You know, he protects me.
But then I caught a glimpse of the movie Chook, the worst movie
any child could see.
First of all, he comes out flying out the closet trying to kill
I'm freaking out because I have like a million dolls in my bedroom
I would take all of my dolls, no doll left behind.
And I would put them in my parents' closet, let them deal with
They're grown ups, they'll know what to do.
I don't know what I'm about to do with the killer doll in my room
So I'm like, you know what they're gonna be in your possession
Now, then in the morning, what I would do is I would wake up.
Everyone take back my dolls, play with them.
Everyone put them back.
I couldn't sleep with dolls in my room after I watched Chuy
I just couldn't, I'm not trying to get killed by my barbies
This went on for about five years from when I was seven years
old until I was 12 years old.
I thought that all my barbies were out to kill me.
You know what it was also that now that I think about it, my mom
had just married my step dad when I was seven years old and usually
I slept with her and then when they got married, my mom started
sleeping with my stepdad and not with me.
So I guess I used subconsciously chook, I'd be like, mama,
you have to sleep with me.
Chuy's gonna kill me.
She's like, Lou dad Chuy is not going to kill you.
I'm like, how do you know he's not gonna kill me?
You don't know that you're not there.
You don't listen to the sounds of night.
There was no sounds.
I was ratchet as a little girl.
I just didn't want my mom to sleep with my stepdad.
Oops, finally, when I was 12 years old, I was introduced to
Christianity and someone was like, oh, come to my church and
then I became a Christian and I was like, you know what, I'm
not gonna be scared of anything because Jesus got my back.
And so, you know, I believed that for a really long time until
I was like 18 years old and, you know, real life started happening
as I grew basically, I just figured there was a lot of worse
things out there than, or and ghosts didn't scare me.
What did your parents tell you when you were little to scare
Were there any ghosts?
I remember my mom had a story about that.
Apparently she appeared to her watch it.
Oh, and Happy Halloween.