San Juan de Lurigancho It is the most populated district of Lima and hides myths and legends that to date remain unresolved. This is the case of the Señor Botija nightclub and its relationship with the appearance of the ‘devil’ at a night party.
Residents of San Juan de Lurigancho and neighboring districts affirm that ‘the devil‘ appeared at the Señor Botija nightclub of Canto Grande and took the life of a person more than 10 years ago. Next, he learns more about this urban legend that had a tragic outcome.
‘The Devil’ at the disco: what happened at Señor Botija?
According to those attending the Señor Botija discotheque, a nightclub that was very popular in San Juan de Lurigancho in previous decades, a very handsome man entered the premises and caught the attention of a young woman that she decided to dance with him because of his mesmerizing eyes.
Moments after having danced to a few songs, the young woman noticed that the man began to change the shape of his legs and these were transformed into creepy goat legs. Those attending the Señor Botija nightclub were interrupted by the girl’s screams and immediately afterwards the lights went out.
When the lighting returned, the man had disappeared and the girl lay dead on the floor. What most caught the attention of the public was that the song that was heard was “The Lord of the Night” by Don Omar, published in 2006.
Although there are other versions such as that the man took the young woman to the bathroom to kill her and then fled through a window and one more that indicates that the girl did not die, but that she fainted due to drug use and was assisted in an emergency, the neighbors of San Juan de Lurigancho agree that Don Omar’s song was played that night, because it was very popular at the time.
The legend of the ‘devil’ in the disco It spread by word of mouth in San Juan de Lurigancho until eventually the Señor Botija nightclub closed its doors, despite the fact that it was one of the best-known clubs in the district. Today, this legend continues to spread beyond SJL.
Other users point out that the same thing happened in other clubs in Peru and Latin America, so it would be a legend referring to the appearances of the “devil” in places of excessive celebration and night parties, according to El Tiempo.
When did ‘the devil appear’ at the Señor Botija nightclub?
Although legend has it that ‘the devil’ appeared in 2006, some neighbors have the theory that this happened precisely at a party held on Good Friday of that year at the Señor Botija nightclub; however, there is no exact official date.
In what other countries did the devil ‘appear’?
Citizens of other countries such as Colombia, Spain and Mexico also reported the same anecdote, although with minor variations, about the “appearance of the devil” in nightclubs.
A notorious case of a ‘devil’ in a nightclub was in Colombia. Legend has it that more than 20 years ago on Holy Thursday a handsome man appeared in a Cali nightclub and danced with a young woman. However, when he began to smell sulfur locally, the man turned into an animal with the characteristics of a goat.
Although it is said that the attendees fled the nightclub, the cars did not start. The bravest who returned to the disco found the young woman already deceased with burns on her body. To date, there is also no confirmation of the case.
A similar case was reported in Ibagué, a city in Colombia. Unlike the ‘appearance of the devil’ in the Señor Botija nightclub and in Cali, on this occasion after a rumor spread of a demonic presence in a nightclub, the owners of the premises placed images of saints, angels and more figures to bless the place.
‘El diablo’ and the song “Macarena”
Network users also relate the legend of the ‘devil’ in the disco with the song “Macarena”. Legend has it that every time the popular song was heard in nightclubs, there was the possibility that an evil entity would appear to claim a life.
Why are some roads known as ‘the devil’s curve’?
In Peruvian culture, there are portions of highway considered deadly by citizens, which is why they are known as ‘the devil’s curve’. For example, in Villa el Salvador, the intersection of 1 de Mayo avenue with Micaela Bastidas avenue was renamed “the devil’s curve” due to the constant traffic accidents that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.
Another well-known ‘curve of the devil’ is the Serpetín de Pasamayo, located on the Panamericana Norte. The unfortunate accident of January 2, 2018 occurred on this road, leaving 52 dead and six injured.
One of the first fatal accidents recorded on the Pasamayo road was in 1990. In February of that year, 18 people died in a tragic car accident at kilometer 54.
In Jauja there is also a popular ‘devil curve’. Between Sausa-Tambo and Miraflores on the Central Highway there has been a large number of car accidents with fatalities in recent years.
Brujas de Cachiche: why is this place called that?
The real name of this place is Santa Rosa de Cachiche, but later it began to be called Brujas de Cachiche. This modification arose with the arrival of European migrants after the colonial era, in the context in which a considerable number of women were accused by the Holy Inquisition of practicing sorcery.
What is the history of ‘The Devil’s Stone’ found in Barrios Altos?
The most widespread version of the origin of ‘The Devil’s Stone’ found in Barrios Altos says that it all began when this feared character encountered the procession of the Lord of Miracles in colonial times. While trying to escape, he tripped over this object. It was so, in a moment of desperation, he decided to make a hole to cross it and hide in said rock.
What is the legend of Brujas de Cachiche?
The best known local legend tells that a group of women with supernatural powers guarded the walls of Cachiche. Presumably, this mystical ability allowed them to eliminate evils from the body, as well as prepare potions to bewitch people.
Is there an enchanted city in the mouth of the Black Widow?
Due to the fact that the waves are intense in the Boquerón de la Viuda Negra, the citizens of Huacho indicate that their entry is too dangerous. Due to this, theories have emerged on social networks about a possible entrance to an enchanted city; however, this has not been confirmed.
Who was Sarah Helen and what is the myth that is told about her?
According to this urban legend, Sara Hellen was a British woman who in 1913 was accused of engaging in witchcraft and the occult. She even went so far as to say that Dracula himself seduced her on a trip to Transylvania and turned her into a vampire woman.
Faced with these facts, the inhabitants of their native blackburn she was put on trial and sentenced to death. After being executed by a stake through her heart, her family was forbidden to bury her in England. She thus arrived at the Peruvian coast and she ended up buried in the municipal cemetery of pisco.