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31 Days of Spook – La Pascualita

11 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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Posted by on October 11, 2016 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacons Tales of Terror

 

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14 responses to “31 Days of Spook – La Pascualita

  1. lifewith3dogsblog

    October 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Very realistic hands. No matter the circumstances I have never been a fan of mannequins, especially from Doctor Who.

     
    • Piglove

      October 11, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      I know! I keep looking at the hands expecting them to move any minute. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. katsrus

    October 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    That is creepy. She sure looks real. I don’t care for wax figures and such. They look too real.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      October 12, 2016 at 9:11 am

      They really do! And why all of the secrets when changing her clothes. It does make you wonder for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. CarolMaeWY

    October 12, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Poor sad girl. . .
    👻👻👻

     
  4. easyweimaraner

    October 12, 2016 at 4:43 am

    that is super scary… the mama never liked dolls as she was a child, she always feared they are alive somehow… think she was right…

     
    • Piglove

      October 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

      I think your mom may be right brother. This is one scary mannequin for sure! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Amy

    October 12, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Beautiful girl, er, mannequin. *shudder*

     
    • Piglove

      October 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      I agree. Mysteries do exist. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. sheilaenglehart

    October 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Same idea as taxidermy. Creepy to keep anyone who was once alive around looking like they are still alive.

     
    • Piglove

      October 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      YES! So mysterious for sure. Why all of the secrecy when changing clothes, right? XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. Tails Around the Ranch

    October 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Well if she is real, let’s hope she dusts or takes out the trash. 😉

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Snorts! So true. Gotta do your errands and take care of the place. XOXO – Bacon

       

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