Boo! La Pascualita

30 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

Posted by on 10/30/2017 in 31 Days of Spook


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15 responses to “Boo! La Pascualita

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/30/2017 at 2:39 am

    I would say real… even when it sound like an impossible thing…

    • Piglove

      10/30/2017 at 11:25 am

      I know. It makes me shiver just thinking about it. She looks so real! XOXO – Bacon

  2. CarolMaeWY

    10/30/2017 at 3:11 am

    I think she will use smell funny after all these years. . .

    • Kinley Westie

      10/30/2017 at 3:50 am

      BOL, I would think so too!

    • Piglove

      10/30/2017 at 11:25 am

      You would think so. Shivers. So weird. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Deborah Boza Valledor

    10/30/2017 at 6:30 am

    She looks pretty real to us too….spooky!

    • Piglove

      10/30/2017 at 11:25 am

      Can you imagine seeing her in real life? Shivers. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Sheila Englehart

    10/30/2017 at 8:05 am

    This has always been a great story. But I think the reason only 2 employees are allowed to attend to her is to keep the mystique alive. It’s easier to keep a secret when fewer people who know the truth. I think a very talented sculptor made her look real and perhaps she is inhabited by a spirit energy. Did you know that dolls were created for that purpose after someone died? They were said to house the soul.

    • Piglove

      10/30/2017 at 11:26 am

      Oh yes! So strange. I would love to see this in person, wouldn’t you? XOXO – Bacon

  5. Charles Huss

    10/30/2017 at 7:12 pm

    People do weird things. You never know.

    • Piglove

      10/31/2017 at 9:37 am

      This is very true. Weird but could be true. Makes you wonder. She looks so real in the details. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Ladybuggz

    10/31/2017 at 4:12 pm

    She does look pretty real, ok, that is a bit creepy! Happy Halloween! 🙂

    • Piglove

      10/31/2017 at 5:05 pm

      Isn’t it though? Can you imagine seeing her in person. Gulps. XOXO – Bacon

  7. NylabluesMum

    11/04/2017 at 1:58 pm

    Need mee say more Unccle???
    **shivurrin** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    • Piglove

      11/06/2017 at 8:39 pm

      I think you said everything sweet nefkitty. Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon


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