Woman Hollering Creek
Alternatively known as Womans Hollow Creek, the creek's name is probably a loose translation of the Spanish La Llorona, or "The weeping woman". According to legend, a woman who has recently given birth drowns her newborn in the river because the father of the child either does not want it, or leaves with a different woman. The woman then screams in anguish from drowning her child. After her death, her spirit then haunts the location of the drowning and wails in misery. The legend has many different variations and there have even been occasional sightings of the restless woman's spirit. The legend also states that if you get too close to the water, the hollering woman will drag you in, hoping you are her child.
The creek is the subject of the song "River Called Woman Hollering" by the Electric Boy Rangers.
- Feature Detail Report for Womans Hollow Creek. USGS Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
- "Woman Hollering Creek's name evokes chilling explanations". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- Website devoted to the Legend of Woman Hollering Creek
- "River Called Woman Hollering" at garageband.com