Live woman acting as a doll or just a joke? The creepy story behind a mannequin that moves
One of Mexico´s most famous legends is that of “La Pascualita” a bride who was stood up the day of her wedding who fell in a state of depression from which she never recovered, eventually turning into a mannequin.
According to Red+, the mannequin is on display in a store for brides-to-be and “quinceañeras” located in the city of Chihuahua, and the place is always visited by tourists and people who want to take a look at the eerie figure.
The myths about the origins of “La Pascualita” differ from one another, but all have one thing in common: they all claim that the mannequin was once a living human being. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
Debate shared one of the versions of the legend on which the bride wasn´t stood out at church but died before the day of the wedding, making her devastated mother having her mummified and turned into a life-sized doll.
The aforementioned version of the story claims that the name “Pascualita” comes from the unfortunate bride´s mother´s name, Pascuala Esparza, who allegedly was the original owner of the famous shop.
Truth or legend, the present owner of the shop, Mario González, is very interested in keeping the myth alive, and he changes the mysterious mannequin´s clothes twice a week to keep people coming back to check on it.
González explained that only a few trusted employees are allowed to dress and undress “La Pascualita,” as a form of respect to a figure considered a saint by a number of people who believes she can perform miracles.
Recently, “La Pascualita” made the news once again after the mannequin appeared to move its eyes in a video captured by one visitor of the shop, sparking a renewed discussion of whether the horror story is true or just a hoax.
Evidence of another alleged supernatural presence was also caught on video by Adam Ellis, a social media personality who claims to have been haunted by the ghost of a young boy he calls “Dear David.”
Watch the chair. pic.twitter.com/jXtIxpkVxD— Adam ElIis (@adamtotscomix) August 29, 2017
Ellis has posted a series of videos of strange occurrences in his home, with one of the clips showing a chair moving without explanation in his room.
Also a cartoonist, Ellis has said that he doesn´t expect to convince anybody of the veracity of his story, and the fact that he announced an upcoming movie about “Dear David” it is easy to suspect that the entire thing might be just a publicity strategy.