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The Reason This Bridal Shop Mannequin Is So Disturbingly Realistic Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Sometimes mannequins are incredibly realistic - on occasion, it's easy to mistake them for actual people. One particular mannequin in Chihuahua, Mexico, though, is possibly a real corpse bride. The figure in question resides in a bridal shop's window. Many refer to her story as the legend of La Popular's La Pascualita.

Some people believe the mannequin is perhaps a mummified corpse, as photos prove she is, indeed, quite lifelike. It's suggested La Pascualita is the daughter of the original shop owner, and allegedly died shortly after her wedding.

Stories about dead bodies mistaken for mannequins or props come out periodically, but the intentional use of a corpse in a display is a whole new level of creepy.

  • The Mannequin Seems Identical To The Original Bridal Shop Owner's Dead Daughter

    In 1930, La Pascualita made her first appearance in the Mexican bridal shop's window, put up by the store owner, Pascuala Esparza. Allegedly, customers couldn't ignore the strange resemblance between the owner and the mannequin.

    According to lore, Esparza’s daughter perished on the day of her wedding after a black widow fatally bit her. The mom was so upset she had her daughter embalmed, dressed as a bride, and displayed in the shop's window.

  • Some Employees Believe The Doll Looks Real

    Not only did the community in Chihuahua, Mexico, think the bridal shop mannequin was a real person - Pascuala Esparza's employees thought so, too. It's possible La Pascualita looks so real because she is a wax mannequin, much like the figures in Madame Tussauds, the renowned wax museum.

    However, people believe La Pascualita's veins look varicose-like and incredibly similar to a human's.

  • She Might Change Her Position When No One Is Around

    Some suggest La Pascualita shifts her poses and positions at night when alone. Other people claim the bridal shop mannequin's eyes seem to move and follow patrons through the store.

  • She May Dance Around Town With A French Magician

    Some people claim a French magician visits La Pascualita when darkness falls. Purportedly, the two mystical figures dance around the town of Chihuahua, Mexico, enjoying the evening and each other's company. The magician allegedly brings the mannequin to life each time he arrives, but no one knows when the rumor started.