Haunted Cozumel

Cozumel is a Caribbean island  just off the coast of Playa del Carmen.  Visitors to the Mayan Riviera can enjoy beautiful beaches, historical sites such as Mayan ruins, and breath taking diving and snorkeling.  You can choose between quaint Airbnb rentals or you can opt for all-inclusive resorts.  There is something for everyone here......including paranormal hotspots!

I will be in Cozumel at the end of next week, and I hope to check out some of these spots myself.  I have been to Cozumel a handful of times but I have yet to make it out to these sites.  I would like to check out San Gervasio and El Cedral for sure and, if I do, I will definitely post a video while I am there.

Photo from my last visit.

Photo from my last visit.

Paranormal Hotspots

El Cedral - The Caste War in the Yucatan forced many Mayan to leave the area in 1847.  Many settled in Belize and and area of Cozumel known today as El Cedral at the southern end of the island.  People report seeing unexplained fogs and mists floating about, and they hear voices and chanting that are believed to be in the Mayan language.   Naturally, because of the Mayan religion, it is believed that the alleged paranormal activity is from that time period.  Go to Mysterious Destinations Magazine for more details.  

San Gervasio - This archeological site is one that was a highly esteemed religious site.  Some people believe that the Mayans are so attached to the site so they return as a ghostly pilgrimage.  Employees at the temple have reported multiple ghost sightings including a large group of apparitions.  That sounds like residual energy to me but I can't help but wonder if and how many intelligent haunts there might be.

Carretera Costera Sur - In February 2011 a woman was found floating in the water along a popular beach and was believed to be a murder victim.   I was able to find a news article about a cruise ship employee that was found on the exact date that this woman's body was found, and she was found off the southern part of the island.

Photo at the cruise terminal from my last visit.

Photo at the cruise terminal from my last visit.

From the news article I found on CBSNews.com, her name was Monika and she worked on the Royal Caribbean ship Allure of the Seas.  How she ended up dead on the beach (with a head wound I should add) is anyone's guess but she might be the one that people see wandering the beach. My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.

For a lot of people, travel is about exotic locations, good food, and copious amounts of alcohol.  I prefer to blend in with the locals, live like they do while I am visiting, and really submerge myself into the culture.  This time I am cruising with kids, parents, and my honey so it will be less submerging and more touristy stuff.  No matter your preference, travel is still a hugely valuable learning experience.  

No matter where you find yourself today.........make this beautiful day count!