Get your damn pictures and move along. I can’t hold this pose forever…
Mechanical Devil (1400s)
Displayed at Applied Arts Collections Museum in the Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy, this automaton is carved from wood. From the Wunderkammer of Ludovico Settala.
You could make these mechanical devils stick their tongues out, howl, and make creepy faces by turning the device.
Only the Strong Survive - Elizabeth Keithline. (Photos: Michele L’Heureux, Peter Goldberg).
For the past 75 years, a tiny bridal shop in Mexico has been the subject of some pretty crazy rumors. But the creepiest rumor centers around a bridal mannequin sitting in the window; a highly detailed dummy that many say is a perfectly preserved corpse. Eventually, people began to notice the similarities between the mannequin, nicknamed La Pascualita, and the daughter of La Popular’s proprietor, Pascuala Esparza. According to legend, Esparza’s daughter had tragically passed away on her wedding day, victim of a Black Widow spider bite. Locals whispered that the beautiful figure in the window was, in fact, the embalmed body of Esparza’s daughter. Of course, Pascuala Esparza formally denied the allegations, but by that point, it was too late - the legend was set in stone.Today, La Pascualita still sits in the window of La Popula, and the rumors have only become more pervasive. Of all the employees who work at the popular bridal shop, only two are allowed to change her clothing, and only behind closed doors. It’s a practice that makes some of the employees pretty uncomfortable.
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Bunny Vol. 1 No. 5, October 1968