La Pascualita, the Eternal Corpse Bride

La Pascualita is a beautiful hyper realistic 1930s bridal mannequin on display in a shop in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Visitors are often surprised at how genuinely human she looks, as she has visible veins on her legs, thick dark textured eyelashes, soft skin with pores, extremely intricate hands and nails, and a penetrating, strange gaze that spooks passerbys.

She is believed to be the mummified corpse of a bride who died of a black widow spider bite on her wedding day in 1930. She was then supposedly embalmed and put on display by her mother, Pascuala Esparza, who owned the bridal shop.

There are some very outrageous and fairy-tale like stories about La Pascualita. Rumor has it that a French magician once fell in love with her, and cast a spell to make her come back to life so he could take her out for a night on the town, like some phantasmic Cinderella.

Employee Sonia Burciaga said that “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.”

Others have also claimed the alleged corpse bride’s eyes follow them around and that she moves positions through the shop at night. For now, we have no way of knowing whether La Pascualita is made of wax or flesh. But she is, quite literally, a mannequin with a life of her own.

Too lifelike to be synthetic

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