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Welcome to the Hacienda Tabi. Built in the 1600s, Tabi was one of the most distant colonial outposts in the Spanish empire, forcing the people who lived here into an uneasy relationship with the Mayan villages that surrounded the property. Spanish soldiers arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula in 1521 and began a brutal conquest of the Mayan empire. The Mayan people had an incredibly complex and sophisticated civilization, making significant discoveries in astronomy and developing an amazingly accurate calendar. Their religion and social structure were as developed as any in Europe.

At Tabi, the relationship between the Mayans and the Spaniards was one marred by constant conflict, specifically because of the conversion attempts by a Catholic missionary named Juan Rogel. This tense situation eventually escalated to a brutal and violent native rebellion that led to the death of many Mayans and Spanish. Psychics believe the horrific events that took place here have trapped the spirits of these people, both guilty and innocent.

Hacienda Tabi is in one of the remotest parts of the Mexican jungle and the hacienda has lain abandoned for decades. Paranormal specialists believe Tabi is filled with spirits, many of them vengeful and dangerous.

FATHER JUAN ROGEL
Father Juan Rogel came to Tabi for an extended stay in the mid 19th century. Rogel was the most notorious follower of Diego De Landa, a priest who believed in the Christian conversion of the native population. Eventually, Rogel was murdered by the natives, and his angry spirit haunts the location. He is considered the most evil ghost at Tabi, and locals fear his vengeful spirit the most.

DON FRANCISCO GARCIA
Don Garcia was the Spanish overseer of Tabi and lived here with his wife Gabriela, his 15-year-old daughter Elena, and his 6-year-old daughter Maria. The ghosts of the Garcia family are known to haunt the estate.

ELENA GARCIA
Elena Garcia was the teenaged daughter of Don Garcia. Her murder remains a mystery. Elena's body was found at the bottom of the hacienda cistern. She had been raped before she was killed. Elena's restless spirit is said to haunt the hacienda cistern.

CHAC TUL
Chac Tul was a beloved Mayan warrior chief who hated the Spanish colonialists, believing that they were destroying his people's culture. Chac Tul swore an oath of vengeance before his death, and his ghost is known to haunt the premises of Tabi. The local natives avoid Tabi out of fear of encountering this violent spirit.




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