The old people of the place says that Esteco was a very rich city. That all that there was was made of gold and of silver. That people were bad and proud. That when someone predicted them that the city will get lost for a tremor they deceived and they went to the stores to buy bands of color tremor. When they dropped something of silver they didn't bend over to pick up it. It is said that God came and predicted the punishment and asked for somewhere to stay at. Only a very poor marriage only put up him and they believed him. When Esteco got lost, God left the city with the marriage. He had told them that they didn't give turn, but the woman turn to have a view of the city and she became stone.It is said that she has the form of a woman with a baby in the arms.
Twice Esteco has gotten lost, the city has been in two parts. They say that the first Esteco has collapsed in a lagoon. Until Talavera it is said that it was Esteco. It is said that an old mill, can be observed , in front of the farm, property of the first Esteco.
The other Esteco has collapsed in the earth for an earthquake and now there is not but that mount. They say that they cannot exploit the forest because the workers are afraid of entering, because they say that many noises are heard, mainly when the nap. They say that they cannot be dug the earth because it is crumbles.
And it is said that the treasures and the wealth of Esteco cannot be taken out that are buried. It is said that the workers found a silver "paila" and that people that took it could not leave the road, because they got lost in the mount. And they have left the "paila" and they have been able to leave. That is the mystery that there are in the ruins of Esteco it is believed that it is damned. All say that at twelve in the night bells are heard, they say that they were made of gold and of silver and that they sing the roosters.
Many things of city of Esteco told Mrs. Alcira Moreno that has died as a hundred years ago.She said that the stone woman had left The Meeting and that every year she takes a step, to go to Salta and that when she arrives to Salta, it will get lost.
It is also said that an old man came out saying to people that Esteco will get lost for an earth tremor. Then it is said that when the old man came out, the girls had left to buy tapes of color tremor, like jeer.
Then the old man came out on the city, where there was a ranch. In that ranch a marriage lived with a single son, It is said that they were very poor. It is also said that they had a single hen. Then it is said that the man has told to the woman that kills the hen to invite the old man that that had gone with the news. The lady was anger, but she killed the hen. After they cooked the hen. When the dinner that the old man had not eaten he told them that tomorrow at first hour they will leave the city, because it will get lost. And he told them, feel what you feel, do not turn your selves. And to the dawn that they left, at the time, they felt the noises that seemed very strong thunders and shakes that made shiver. It is said that it seemed that the world finished.
As the woman it is always curious, when they had already walked a good distance she turned herself, and she became in stone, with the form of a woman that a boy took in her arms. According to a boy that lived close to them, he says that the stone woman walks. That in one year it is here, later further on. He says that she goes in address of "Salta". That when it arrives to Salta it will get lost.
He says that in place of this Salta, there is a lagoon. That at night they feel to sing roosters, to speak to people, to scream and all noise class like a city.
He says that this city is among the "Galpón" and "Metán". He says that is like a buried town, in some parts.
But, it is said say that it was the richest city that there was.It is also said, that the horses had the horseshoes of gold. It is believed that when it rained, those that lived there, put the bread in the floor for not getting dirty the shoes. That when they dropped some thing they never lifted it. That they were very superb and proud and of bad heart.
It is also said that there a white horse appears, so full with foils of silver that shines in the moon nights. There they saw that man near the lagoon. And others say that the one that enters to the lagoon doesn't come out more. He/sheIt is said that it is without end.
Of the man it was not known more. This old man that was God has survived.
And all the people say that it has been the punishment of Esteco.