Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos encased in wax and plaster

Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos encased in wax and plaster
Key West, Florida
The Story: 

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 apparel. 

Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos encased in wax and plaster

By and by, she kicked the bucket on October 25, 1931, and he paid for her memorial service. At that point, with her family's authorization, he had a sepulcher built, which he went by consistently. One night, he stole her cadaver, recreated her body by appending the bones utilizing wire holders, silk material absorbed wax and mortar of Paris for skin, filled the inner parts with clothes, and enhanced it with garments and adornments trusting her soul would come to him.

Amid his youth in Germany, Tanzler guaranteed to have seen dreams of his genuine romance – a fascinating dull haired lady. Multi day in 1930, when functioning as a x-beam tech at the U.S. Marine Hospital, he met Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos, who was conveyed to doctor's facility to look for treatment for tuberculosis. Tanzler, who was in his fifties and furthermore known as Carl Von Cosel, immediately understood the dull haired excellent 21-year-old Cuban-American was his intimate romance he had seen dreams of.

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