There I was last night all cuddled up in my Egyptian cotton sheet on my toddler bed in my bedroom. I was writing some stories and doing research for my 31 Days of Spook – which I hope you are enjoying. Someone sent me a video about selfies. I opened it and watched the video. Oh.my.piggy.heavens. Are you kidding me?! I peed on my bed. I can admit it. It scared me that much. You don’t believe me? Well, why don’t you watch the attached video in its entirety. It’s relatively short. Don’t say I didn’t warn you though – it’s not for the weak. Maybe you’ll think about it the next time you take a selfie.
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
Dear Bacon – Do you need a kiss? Cause I’m here for YOU my sexy little piggy. When my human asked me what I wanted to be this year for Halloween, I knew. A kiss just for YOU. You help all of these people in the world and I want to help you. What do you say? You wanna dress up with me? Signed Chocolate Kisses
Dear Chocolate Kisses – What can I say? That’s a proposition that I just can’t turn down. And why would I, right? So I tell you what I’m going to do. I’m going to get mommy to dress me up as a giant peanut butter cup … cause you know chocolate and peanut butter go together, right? I’ll keep you posted on my outfit okay. Until then, Happy Halloween.
Dear Bacon – Why do humans want to dress us anipals up this time of the year? Can you answer that for me please. I mean I get it that they want to dress up, go door to door and have parties. But, why us anipals? Why do we have to get pulled in to their hysteria? Let us stay at home alone and do our thing. Cause what the humans don’t understand it that we will party our own way, am I right? Signed Ted in Disguise
Dear Ted in Disguise – AMEN! You said it perfectly. Yes I agree that the humans don’t understand that we will celebrate this Halloween holiday in our own right. Let them go out and do their thing – we will do our thing. Take for instance me. This little oinker has worked all month long on my 31 Days of Spook. By Halloween, I’m going to be exhausted and barely moving. When the humans go out for the night, I’m hitting the big bed, turning on the big television, setting the Select Comfort to around 65 and that’s where you will find me snoozing and snoring. Is it Halloween yet? Have fun on your night my friend. And let me tell you something – I think you are dressed up enough with those glasses. I love them!
Dear Bacon – Help!? My humans they watch Star Wars way too much. This is how they are dressing me up for Halloween. Lord help me. One of my humans will be Darth Vader and the other Luke Skywalker. Then there’s me in the middle. The nerve of them to make me go out in this attire! Signed Princess Leia
Dear Princess Leia – I got a couple of things to say my dear. First – hubba hubba. I love that outfit on you – you are gorgeous. I’m sure the real Princess Leia is full of envy with the way you wear that hair. Second up – you have to admit that the costumes will be original and that’s awesome. Just think you will stand out among your peers. Everyone will want to be you. And you know for doing this, you will probably get extra treats. I say wear it with style and look on the bright side you gorgeous babe!
Dear Bacon – The humans left the house – check. Got my bath in – check. Got my robe on – check. Got my snacks – check. Got the remote – check. There I was preparing to watch my show on television, America’s Top Bitches, then it happened. The humans came back home early. What the cream cheese?! What did they expect I was going to do while they were out – lay on the floor and take a nap? Signed Comfy
Dear Comfy – I’m with you on that one my friend. If my humans came home during my show, they would just have to pull up, sit down and shut up until the show was done. I mean we are talking priorities here.
Due to Halloween, we are repeating some of our more hilarious letters. Hope you enjoy my sweet friends ❤