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Forget M3GAN, this life size mannequin is a creepy “real” doll

For some reason, Mexico is like an epicenter for paranormal activity and other legends that defy science. From their cryptozoological oddities to UFO sightings to a variety of ghostly legends, the country seems to be standing on some sort of portal to hell.


But it’s not just metaphysical horrors that plague Mexico, it’s their tradition as well. Take his story for example Pascualitaa life-size mannequin looking into the real world from the confines of a dress shop window. People have seen it come to life, doing things that inanimate objects are not supposed to do.

For nearly 100 years, Pascualita has given her curious onlookers something to talk about. In 1930, local store owner Pascuala Esparza bought the wax figure to display in her Chihuahua bridal shop window. It has since become a phenomenon of supernatural folklore. Even the creators of TikTok have their theories:

@horror_v.ip OMG 🥶🥶🥶#horror #fyp #Hot #viral ♬ Creepy Simple Horror Background Music (1070744) – Scream Indicator

But before we get into Pascualitahis supposed ghostly abilities, let’s look at the figure himself. It is so realistic that people have speculated that it is not a mannequin at all, but a real person mummified in wax.

From her realistic hair, fleshy skin tone and expressive eyes, it looks like this oddity belongs in the uncanny valley and not a shop window. But what people really focus on are her hands and nails, which are so anatomically correct they look like they could reach out and grab you.

Image: @past_mortems on Instagram

A legend suggests that the figure is actually the preserved body of of Pascuala Esparza deceased daughter. You see, her betrothed daughter died just before the wedding, and the figure appeared on the screen shortly after. A “Corpse Bride” if you will.

While I’m no expert, keeping a deceased person perfect for nearly a century would require constant maintenance. And it’s probably more laborious to preserve a wax figure, not to mention Pascualita stay in the sun all day. A corpse would quickly decompose in the heat and the wax would melt. Just listen to what the YouTube Undertaker’s Resident, Caitlin Doughtymust say:

But even if science denies its corporeal existence, there’s still that pesky word “supernatural” to get around. Stories circulated that PascualitaHis eyes move or cry. Some people have even reported that the white figure will follow you home if you look at it too long.

Whatever you think, this is another of Mexico’s most popular mythical folktales. Maybe not as terrifying as their most famous ghost, La LloronaPascualita literally stands as a manifestation of such legends who, unlike other ghouls, can be seen in the light of day.

@imnotawizard7861 Her hair is even said to be real human hair… #the legend #creepy ♬ Mysterious – Andreas Scherren

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