Tagged with: morbid

Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos encased in wax and plaster

Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos encased in wax and plaster

1940

Carl Tanzler, or Count Carl von Cosel, was a bacteriologist at the United States Marine Hospital in Key West, Florida. He asserted that amid his youth and later life, he had dreams of a dead precursor who uncovered to him the substance of an outlandish dim haired lady as his intimate romance. On April 22, 1930, Maria Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos came to him for an examination and he was persuaded that she was the lady in his dreams.  In any case, Hoyos was determined to have tuberculosis, which was deadly in those days. Tanzler wound up fixated on her and endeavored to cure her with an assortment of pharmaceuticals, notwithstanding bringing X-beam and other electrical gear to her home. He proclaimed his affection to her and gave her blessings, adornments, and... Read More

La Pascualita: The living Dummy

La Pascualita: The living Dummy

March 25th, 1930

For years, the story of La Pascualita has been drawing loads of visitors, including media personalities, from all over Mexico to Chihuahua. Now, people from South America, the US and Europe have also started paying visits to the corpse bride. People smudge their noses up against the shop window, staring at the dummy, trying to figure out if she is real or not. They are taken in by her mesmerizing gaze and realistic-looking features. Most people walk away convinced that she has to be real. La Pascualita or Little Pascuala is a bridal mannequin that has “lived” in a store window in Chihuahua, Mexico for the past 75 years. That is quite a long time for a bridal gown shop to retain a mannequin, but then the dummy has a rather strange history behind... Read More