The Museo de Momias de Guanajuato caught me by surprise. I had heard from my Mexican friends that they all visited as kids, so how creepy and shocking could the Mummy Museum be? Very actually… This is one of the most intense and scary things I’ve seen, and I’m not generally shy to check out haunted, abandoned, or freaky places.
In the 1970’s, a Mexican wrestler/celebrity called “El Santo” fought these Mexican Mummies off with his side kick the Blue Demon making them famous across the country. These are the cut scenes in the beginning and end of the video of this movie. Since, there has been many other spin offs like the animated La Leyenda De Las Momias
Unlike most other mummies, these bodies are naturally mummified. What’s the difference? In ancient Egypt the deceased were disembowelled, their skin treated with different solutions, and body positions set into less fightening poses. Here in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, nature did it’s thing without any human intervention. It’s actually a pretty simple phenomenon. Unique in Mexico, the dry salty earth in this area acts like a giant desiccator, perserving the bodies before they can properly decompose.
Really, it’s not too far off the process of making Beef Jerky; add salt, remove the moisture quickly, and the meat doesn’t rot. Morbid, but the science is the same.
If you’re part of the crew that loves horror, the paranormal, or ghost stories, this one’s for you… except this is real life… and there are hundreds of these scattered across the state in 2 different museums. We happened to visit the one in Celaya because of it’s proximity to the Exploding Hammer Festival. If you haven’t seen that video yet…. wow, make sure to check it out.
I’d thought I’d throw this scary movie together to see what you think. Creepy or cool? Would you go?