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The path of death

In one of the most beautiful areas of the capital of Santafesina there is the legend of the path of death. A tragedy would have given rise to the myth.

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Those of us who live our  childhood  in the southern part of the capital city have known or, at least, heard of the death path of the  South Park lake .

The park in question is one of the most beautiful green  spaces  that Santa Fe has. Its beautiful lake is artificial, created as a waste of the Riacho Santa Fe. It has a very important  function of leisure  , being surrounded by sports clubs, squares, a spa and being a few meters from the   historic center of Santafesino   . 

Children and teenagers in the area, at a time when it was still possible to be with friends  on the streets  without the parents present,  spent long afternoons playing  in the park and their immediate vicinity. There is a trail that runs along the lake, along a considerable distance. They called it the path of death. I thought the name was because of the  danger of the route . Truly, it had  steep ravines  and stones, so the latent chance of falling could cause significant damage. Nothing happened to me and my friends, but frankly, I think we were lucky.

The story

It was not until recently that I learned that the path of death was not known only by my environment, but is  a true  urban legend    Santafesin . There are people who claim to have seen, at night, a curious teenager circulate in that area. The story goes that, in the early 1980s,  a 13-year-old boy, who was doing the same antics as   my friends and I , stumbled on that road and hit his head against a rock, and then fell into the water. His companions laughed, believing that it was a big  joke .  The impact had caused her death  and had given free rein to the myth.

Publication Date: 09/09/2020

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