always very exiting to feel the earth roar underneath... one of the latest
volcano, which was born, it happen to be in south Mexico, may be less than 100 years.
Later this volcano was called “the Paricutín”… it was
said, that in that place existed before a corn field. One day one of the
indians was taking care of his field, when he suddenly heard a roaring noise,
like someone was digging underground with a big shovel… the indian guy,
was so afraid, since he had never heard such a strange sound under his field.
You ought to know, that indians are quite superstitious beings, they always
think, that everytime when strange things occurred around them, this can only
be explained as happenings of the worst kind of all, in this case of the
roaring field, he though it might be the very devil, who is trying to come out
of hell… and they don´t know how many other spirits might come with
him, in order to destroy and do other kind of silly things… As the
roaring sound grow bigger and bigger, his frightfullness made his nerves on the
edge… so he ran to search for the town priest, so he could take a near
look, to what was happening in his field..
As they both came
back, the roaring sound coming underneath the corn field, was thunder like.
They observed nevertheless, that a small hill of earth had formed, in the
middle of the field. Of course, they began to pray and to throw blessed water
all over the hill, but that did´t stop the roaring, nor did stop the hill
from getting higher and higher. They were alarmed. Two hours later, the small
hill was already 25 meters
and the noise had become stronger and stronger; so following their common
sense, they should better start to observe the happenings from the distance.
After 6 hours, the hill was a huge one and people started to gather to follow
closely the events and make a posible prediction, but every minute they were
convinced, they ought to flee as soon as posible, since the danger might be latent.
In the evening the hill was so high, that no one could see the top, just some
sparks came out; now they were definitely convinced, it was the very devil, who
wanted to come out.. “fire could be seen already”. Oh, la, la, my
goodness!, everybody was terrified. The fire or lava, started to come down
slowly, just right down the hill. Actually it was time to run, but the earth
moved so savagely that the people couldn´t walk straight.. they tried to
get their belongings, as quick as they could go away and of course, as long as
they had the time to do so.
The next day, they
could observed the hill from the distance and this one had already the form of
a volcano, which happened to be in full eruption.. The earth was still quaking
and the Paricutín, was still growing in high. People of course, could
escape on time, but it was the first time, which one could record: how a
volcano was born and also experienced this unusual situation that a common
person could see a volcano grow - out of the blue- in front of his very
eyes… and afterwards could also tell the story about it.