This Little Girl Has Been Dead For 100 Years. But Why She Still Blinks Her Eyes In Her Coffin Remains a Mystery...

By | May 19, 2016

The Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, house some of the world’s best preserved mummies. The most famous being the body of a little Italian girl, Rosalia Lombardo, who died in 1920 from pneumonia at the tender age of two.

However, Rosalia is most talked about not only because she's the most well-preserved body amongst the 8000 mummies in the catacombs, but also because many have “witnessed” blinking her eyes several times during the day.

The “blinking” of Rosalia’s eyes inside her coffin has been the subject of several speculations for some years now.


Dario Piombino-Mascali, curator of Capuchin Catacombs, offers his own explanation for this creepy phenomenon:

“It’s an optical illusion produced by the light that filters through the side windows, which during the day is subject to change.” He further added that Rosalia’s eyes are “not completely closed, and indeed they have never been.”


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