A lot of us have been there: we walk into a clothing store, and we are horrified by one of the mannequins in it. I’m sure a lot of you know that feeling.
If you’re easily scared of mannequins, then this story will definitely give you some chills.
This is the story of a bridal mannequin in Mexico referred to as La Pascualita
La Pascualita or Little Pascuala (the name translated in English) is, to the normal untrained eye, a bridal mannequin that has stood on the shop window of the La Popular bridal gown shop in Chihuahua, Mexico… for almost 77 years.
The story goes that the mannequin was installed on the shop window on March 25, 1930. The locals had noticed that the mannequin closely resembled the daughter of the then-shop owner, Pascuala Esparza.
Rumors began floating around that this was actually the embalmed corpse of Esparza’s daughter, who died on her wedding day after being bitten by a Black Widow spider.
The locals started showing disbelief, but by the time a statement could be released denying all these rumors, it was too late, as the locals already were 100% adamant that this was the owner’s daughter’s actual corpse.
For the next 77 years, the mannequin stayed on the shop window, being given the name “Little Pascuala” by the locals.
La Pascualita has attracted tourists from all over the US and Europe, who smidge their noses on the shop window, trying to figure out if it’s an actual corpse or just a wax figure.
And of course, as with everything in life, there are a ton of explanations on the internet as to why this can’t possibly be a very well-preserved corpse.
Honestly, I don’t believe any of this “embalmed corpse” stuff. I just think it’s a little urban legend around the Mexico area, and this is nothing more than a bridal mannequin wearing a gown that’s sold in that shop.
But what do you think? Let us know in the comments!