10 Eerie Photos Of The Bridal Mannequin Believed To Be A Well-Preserved Corpse

La Popular is a very famous bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico. However, it is not known for its beautiful bridal gowns, but a certain mannequin that has “lived” there for over 70 years. She even has a name – La Pascualita, or Little Pascuala.

According to an urban legend, La Pascualita is in fact an extremely well-preserved corpse of the daughter of the shop’s original owner, Pascuala Esparza.

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When the mannequin was first installed in the shop window on March 25, 1930, people were immediately taken by how human-like she looked.

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She had real hair, fine expression lines on her face, and even varicose veins on her legs.

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The locals noticed her resemblance to the owner’s daughter, who had recently died on her wedding day, and concluded that it was her embalmed body.

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Looking at these photos of the mannequin, it’s not hard to see why people would jump to that conclusion.

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Her hands are extremely realistic, with fine lines and small hairs.

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An urban legend like this isn’t complete without a few supernatural stories of its own.

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Some people claim that her mesmerizing gaze seems to follow you around, like Mona Lisa, and swear that she shifts her positions by herself.

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Only the owner and a few close employees are allowed to change her dress behind closed curtains.

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