La Pascualita, The Corpse Bride

Is This Bridal Shop Mannequin Actually A Preserved Human Corpse?

Chihuahua Mexico has a famous bridal shop. The business can attribute it’s popularity to the startlingly lifelike mannequin that has stood in the window for the past 75 years, La Pascualita.

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According to a local urban legend, people say the mannequin in the window of the bridal gown store is really the embalmed body of the former store owner’s daughter.

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The former store owner was called Pascuala Esparza. The mannequin is nick-named La Pascualita or Little Pascuala. La Pascualita means ‘Little Pascuala’ (i.e. her daughter).

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According to the legend her daughter died from the bite of a Black Widow spider on her wedding day, so Pascuala embalmed her and stood her up in the window of the store.

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Pascuala denied that the mannequin was her daughter. But the rumor had already taken on life and no one believed the woman. Could the legend be true? Take a look at the images below and decide for yourself. The detail you’ll be able to see on this corpse bride is incredible.

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Some say that La Pascualita will sometimes shift positions in the window during the night, and during the day, her eyes will follow wary customers around the store.

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Her gown is frequently changed and only the owner and a few close employees are allowed to dress and undress the life-like figure.

Some locals and brides-to-be pray to her or leave gifts for her with the shop workers, considering La Pascualita to be a saint.

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Of course not everyone is convinced La Pascualita is a corpse. Some say she may actually be a wax dummy.

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Posted on http://www.viralnova.com/corpse-bride/
(H/T: Reddit)

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