La Pascualita or Little Pascuala is said to be a perfectly preserved corpse of the previous owner’s daughter. The ‘alive’ mannequin has been attracting many a visitor from around the world. Many people think she is real.
La Pascualita was first installed in the store window on March 25th, 1930, dressed in a spring-seasonal bridal gown. It didn’t take long for them to come to the conclusion that the dummy was in fact the embalmed body of her daughter, who had died recently on her wedding day after being bitten by a Black Widow spider.
There are many unusual accounts narrated by the locals living nearby. Several odd incidents have been reported around the dummy, none of which have been confirmed, of course.
However, 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.”
On the contrary, there are explanations to it, defining the event unreal. The Museum of Hoaxes, for example, states that “it would be impossible to embalm someone and have their flesh be preserved that perfectly. For some reason, people tend to think that it’s easier to preserve a body than it actually is”.