31 Days of Spook – La Pascualita

31 Oct

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?

Story courtesy of Greg Newkirk with Roadtrippers and Pictures from Pinterest


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16 responses to “31 Days of Spook – La Pascualita

  1. stephellaneous

    10/31/2015 at 1:21 am

    Highly disturbing tale!

    • Piglove

      10/31/2015 at 9:50 am

      I know. So mysterious. XOXO – Bacon

  2. speedyrabbit

    10/31/2015 at 3:24 am

    oh my she does look real doesn’t she,this needs investigating my friend….are you game?xx Speedy

    • Piglove

      11/02/2015 at 10:37 am

      Yes I am. Road Trip! Her hands look so real. It’s definitely worth investigating together. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    10/31/2015 at 7:13 am

    What do I think??? What do I think??? I think EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Piglove

      11/02/2015 at 10:38 am

      Snorts! Sorry cousin. This was one story I couldn’t pass up. Why all of the secrecy if there isn’t anything to the story. So weird. XOXO – Bacon

  4. lapaylor

    10/31/2015 at 8:07 am

    I think the father is probably sick, and wonder how the new wife felt, and it has to be easier to buy a mannequin. ewwww

    • Piglove

      11/02/2015 at 10:39 am

      I know! I just can’t imagine someone passing away on their wedding day. How very sad for her. XOXO – Bacon

  5. easyweimaraner

    10/31/2015 at 8:47 am

    the “pro’s” say it isn’t real, but I think it sure can be that the legend is true… and the poison of a spider works like botox, that would explain her perfect teint… :o)

    • Piglove

      11/02/2015 at 10:41 am

      It might brother. Her skin looks real – look at her hands and fingers. Most mysterious indeed. And why all the secrecy in changing her clothes? That’s weird too. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Sheila Englehart

    10/31/2015 at 11:23 am

    Legends are fun, but I don’t believe they could get away with it.

    • Piglove

      11/02/2015 at 10:43 am

      Mysterious isn’t it? I would love to see it up close and personal for myself. Would be a great road trip. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Angie

    10/31/2015 at 3:01 pm


    • Piglove

      11/02/2015 at 10:46 am

      I agree! XOXO – Bacon

  8. gentlestitches

    11/01/2015 at 12:06 am

    I would personally like to visit this shop, during daylight hours of course. ❤

    • Piglove

      11/02/2015 at 10:50 am

      I would love to go with you Auntie Sharon. This intrigues me beyond belief. One one hoof you think it can’t possibly be true. Then on the other hoof, look at those hands and fingers. WOW! XOXO – Bacon


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