In the area of Chihuahua in Mexico, a rather creepy mannequin has stood on display in a store window for over 80 years.
This mannequin made its storefront debut in 1930 on March the 25th and became an instant hit with the locals.
But according to local legend, this impressive mannequin isn’t a dummy at all, but the perfectly preserved corpse of the previous owner’s daughter…
La Pascualita – The Haunted Mannequin
The mannequin (La Pascualita) became an instant hit with the public back in 1930 due to the fact it looked the spitting image of the female shop owner.
But many of the locals did not realize that the female shop owner had recently lost her daughter in a bizarre wedding day incident (she was bitten by a black widow spider hours before she was due to wed her sweetheart).
Once the people within this town found out about her tragically deceased daughter they started to believe that this mannequin was not a mannequin at all.
They all thought that the impressive dummy was the corpse of her dead daughter (it didn’t help that both husband and wife decided to dress the mannequin in a wedding dress!).
From Far and Wide…
Word spread….fast. People from all over this area of Mexico turned up to check out this rather creepy figure in the shop window.
It was also met with a large degree outrage.
People were convinced that this was indeed the corpse of the shop owner’s daughter but she insisted it was not.
Instead she claimed that the object had been made in honor of her dead daughter, as she was very heartbroken as she missed her terribly.
The locals did not believe her…but they had no way of proving that the mannequin was in fact a dead body.
Within weeks of the mannequin’s controversial storefront debut, strange stories began to surface involving the shop and it’s owners.
Many witnesses would claim that the husband we re-enter the shop late at night and begin talking to the elaborate dummy. They also claimed that the mannequin would talk back to him!
At times it was reported that he was seen dancing with the mannequin in full flow around the shop’s ground floor.
People also began to notice that the creepy shop display would change positions with no one near it. There were also reports of her eye’s changing direction to look right at passing onlookers.
These days, the regular shop workers at the store are not a happy bunch…and rightly so (imagine being the last one to leave the building!)
Sonia Burciaga, a shop worker says:
“Every time I go near Pascualita my hands break out in a sweat. Her hands are very realistic and she even has varicose veins on her legs. I believe she’s a real person.”
This is an account from a person who has actually changed the clothes of the mannequin on numerous occasions….
Makes you think…doesn’t it?
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