Thursday, June 10, 2010
At the end of the in CD there is an interview with the Artist who tells a story about one of the many ghost stories along the Gulf Coast. This one spoke about seeing Selena's walking along the shores of Corpus Christi Beach on hot, quite summer nights. According to people who knew Selena's history, she had led a very troubled childhood, after her father forced her to quit school in order to work and support the family. Anyone who has met him, knows he is large man with a pine apple complexion and looks like Panama's Dictator Mannel Noriega. He had dreams of being a big time promoter and obligated his kids to perform, then treated them harshly. He literally stole Selena's childhood from her by forcing her to perform in the family business which he ran like a dictator. He forced her to drop out of high school, so she never got to experience all the thrills of being young, carefree and happy. He was protective and jealous, so she never had boyfirends. He was alleagedly overly jealous of any male that came around. He was so protective, to the point of causing people to wonder if there wasn't anything inappropriate going on between himself and Sweet,beautiful Selena. No one may ever know that for certain.
What is certain is that he got rich off his children, especaily Selena who is now a legend in the music culture of Texas. We are also asked to believe she was murdered by Yolanda, the woman who worshipped her. The father accused her of stealing, but this is suspect, others suggest there was a sexual relationship between her and Yolanda. It is noteworthy to remember Yolanda claimed Selena's father sexually assulted her with a loaded pistol, which led her to buying a gun for protection. Again, this may never be known. What is known is that Selena was killed by a bullet fired from a gun Yolanda was holding, the rest is music legend. Alleagedly the Mexican Mafia placed a bounty on Yolanda's head and she went into hiding after being released from prison. The details of what led up to her murder, and sexual nature of their relationship may never be known.Many are hoping Yoland leaves her story behind someday.
The legend of Selena's ghost begins shortly after she was buried at Sea Side Memorial park, less than a block form the ocean, along Ocean View blvd. in Corpus Christi, Tx. People who come by the thousands to view her grave have reported hearing her singing just as the sun sets,on hot, quite summer nights. People have reported seeing her walking on Corpus Christi beach along the sea wall, near the T-heads and the Holiday Inn.
I had given up the idea of Selena's Ghost until I read a book called The Sorcerer's Secret's, at The Toltec Institute which mentions's the same story, by a completely different person.Iwas so impressed by the book, that I decided to go visit Selena's grave at Sea Side Memorial Park. After sharing the story with friends we planned to park near the burial grounds then sneak over the fence and stand vigil by her grave. It was easy, there no guards,no dogs and no one was there. I was not prepared for what happened next. We had not been there longer than an hour when we noticed a shadowy woman's figuer moving form the road onto the grave itself, standing still, sitting, standing then raising. It was spooky as hell, then we heard a woman's voice crying. The strangness of the sound made it difficult to recognize the voice, but it was clearly a woman's voice and she was crying. We stood there transfixed in awe, a little scared but completely blown away. The legends of Selena's Ghost is true. After a few moments it disappeared. I got the nerve to walk up to the grave and take a little of the dirt from her grave. I wanted to take a little bit of her with me, I guess.
The next day all of us were still stuned by what we'd experienced. I felt bad about taking the dirt. I wanted to take it back but didn't want to risk it, so we took the dirt to Corpus Christi Beach, and left it there. It was then I realized why Selena's Ghost had also been seen along this beach. Other people had done the same thing, and Selena's ghost and energy are clearly connected to the earth and sand of the area. Her grave site is only a few miles form the beach, plus other people must have brought dirt form her grave site and left it here, so she appears here as well.
The nights along the gulf coast are very dark, quite and muggy. During the summer when there is no breez coming in off the sea,it gets very humid and mist forms. Sometimes a melodic. agreedable sound is heard, humming sweetly carried by the humid, hot night. Some say its only music floating in from passing cars, I believe it's Selena's sweet voice which lingers over the beach she loved so much. For those of you who wish to hear her voice,you should know Corpus Christi is a beautiful city, with lots to do. They have a small statue of her not far from where she's been seen walking along the shore.
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