Oh my friends. This tale today is scary unbelievable. It makes you want to do a double take… and possibly a triple take. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. You see working on my 31 Days of Spook takes month of advance preparation. All year long, I’m looking for just the right stories to bring to you. Stories of the macabre, ghosts, strange tales, paranormal and things that go bump in the night. But this story, it caught my attention and I’ve been waiting for some time to share it.
This is something that is strange. It takes place in Chihuahua, Mexico. There’s a well known bridal shop in the town called La Popular. In the bridal shop, there is a mannequin nicknamed La Pascualita that is wearing a wedding dress in the store window. Sounds all innocent enough, right? Well here’s the twist. Some say that La Pascualita might be real. Do I have your interest piqued now?
You see, for the past 75 years this bridal shop has had rumors flying around about La Pascualita. Some believe that this mannequin is actually a perfectly preserved corpse!
La Pascualita was placed in the window on March 25, 1930. Locals saw it and knew that something just wasn’t right about it. Look at the pictures to the left. Do you know notice anything odd?
According to the legend, La Popular’s owner Pascuala Esparza had a daughter. His daughter tragically passed away on her wedding day from the bite of a black widow spider. Some believe that Esparza had his daughter embalmed and that she is now the famous La Pascualita in the shop window. Of course Esparza has denied such rumors.
Funny thing though – if La Pascualita isn’t Esparza’s daughter why all the secrecy. What secrecy you ask? Well, of all of the employees of the shop there are only two that are allowed to change her clothing and that is only behind a closed door.
Other employees of the shop so that La Pascualita’s hands are very realistic and some say you can even see wrinkles and varicose veins on her legs. Other employees say they come into the shop in the early mornings only to see that La Pascualita has changed positions on her own. And then there are other employees that say La Pascualita ‘watches’ them during the day.
You be the judge. What do you think?
10/07/2014 at 12:43 pm
I’m sure the rumor is true…. and she changed her positions?… Brother, it’s the first time that I’m glad to be single …. lol
10/07/2014 at 1:16 pm
Snorticles. Wouldn’t you just love to go check this out in person? Why all of the secrecy in changing her clothes? Those hands look so real! XOXO – Bacon
10/07/2014 at 12:55 pm
10/07/2014 at 1:16 pm
For sure! XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
10/07/2014 at 2:20 pm
OMD so out of the Hammer House of Horror’s House Of Wax. Nice one Bacon. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
10/07/2014 at 2:33 pm
Thank you sweet Molly! XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
10/07/2014 at 5:24 pm
Now this dudette scares me….. She looks so real and probably is…man, her father had her stuffed. Ewwww…I know mom loves me but I sure hope she doesn’t stuff me so I’d scare little kits and children….I’m gonna have horrible dreams.
10/07/2014 at 11:07 pm
I know right! Every since I came across this story, I stare at every mannequin I see. Shivers to mergatroid! XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
10/07/2014 at 6:16 pm
that would be scary to have such a life like model
10/07/2014 at 11:08 pm
There’s just something about this model that sends shivers up and down my piggy spine! It’s way too life like for me. XOXO – Bacon
10/07/2014 at 6:52 pm
Oooooh dolls and mannequins scare me a bit anyway… let alone ones so REAListic! *shudder* … Oooh Bacon, I read this just before bed too!!
Hugs, Carrie and pups x
10/07/2014 at 11:10 pm
Snorts. Now you know why I haven’t been sleeping the past couple of months. Finding these stories for my 31 days of Spook has spoiled me beyond belief! XOXO – Bacon
10/08/2014 at 3:02 pm
Oh wow!! Bacon you sure struggle for your art, my friend! x
10/07/2014 at 8:05 pm
HISSSSSS! *(Darts under bed- AGAIN)!*
10/07/2014 at 11:12 pm
Maybe these stories explain why I keep my piggy night light on that my cousin Sammy got me. Shivers to mergatroid! XOXO – Bacon
10/08/2014 at 5:30 pm
I definitely would!*(shudders)*
10/08/2014 at 2:10 am
creepy story! I shared it with my teens!!! Apparently a lot of people who live in that place believe it.
10/08/2014 at 6:49 am
So true Auntie Sharon. It’s so mysterious – especially when they change her clothes. Why behind a closed door and limited people? And her hands look so real. I don’t want to be locked up with her. No way! XOXO – Bacon
Three Well Beings
10/09/2014 at 11:13 am
Very, very creepy! I think the hands are unbelievably realistic if just a mannequin. And all the secrecy? I’m totally creeped out. *shudder*
10/09/2014 at 11:23 am
That’s what we thought here at the Hotel Thompson too. Why all the secrecy when changing her outfits. The hands look so realistic for sure! XOXo – Bacon
10/14/2014 at 8:24 pm
Mum said she haz herd diz storey n she beeleevez it reelly iz an embombed lady n in Mexico anyfing iz pawssible!!
me haz to agree; her handz n face look reel n nuffin like a manny-quinn….
Okayz ME iz offishallee spooked now Bacon…pleeze come snuggle wif me 😉
Lub yer scaredy kitteh furgurl, Nylablue ❤ ❤
09/16/2015 at 11:58 pm
Delightful ancedote.I love it! I miss the Cable close to Halloween. I’ve decided to follow you instead. You are the television takes away too much time from other pursuits. Thank you for the contemplative diversion. Cheers
09/17/2015 at 9:14 am
aaww thanks so very much my new friend. Soon October will be here and I again will be doing my 31 Days of Spook. I look forward to seeing you here 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
12/16/2015 at 2:51 pm
I’d read about this story before and it freaked me out then and seeing the close ups it freaks me out even more. I do find it creepy weird that they change her behind closed doors. Mannequins and dolls freak me out so hearing that she moves about the shop I’d be out of there even before you say who ya gonna call?
12/16/2015 at 3:24 pm
Snorts – I’m right with you my friend. Why all the secrecy if there’s nothing to it. It does make you wonder and think about it. Just looking at her hands and her ‘skin’ looks weird. XOXO – Bacon
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02/03/2017 at 1:35 pm
Downright creepy about the mannequin. Thank you for the follow and it’s nice to meet you.
02/03/2017 at 4:10 pm
Thank you sweet new friend. XOXO – Bacon