There are a lot of mummies in The Capuchin Catacombs in Sicily. This place is famous for its biggest mysteries associated with the dead.
In the YouTube video (below), one can see a Christian Mummy opening and closing her eyes. YouTube features the Italian girl Rosalia Lombardo (Christian Mummy) who is known to blink her eyes from time to time even though she died nearly 100 years ago.
YOUTUBE SHOWS REAL LIFE ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’
Little Rosalia died in 1920 at the age of 2 from pneumonia complications. As a result, her heartbroken father requested to have her mummified. For the most part, Rosalia’s body has remained intact and well preserved yet there was something eerie about her. Known as the “Sleeping Beauty” of the catacombs, she seems to open and close her eyes from time to time.
CHRISTIAN MUMMY MAY STILL BE ALIVE
While this YouTube video may just be going viral now, the strange events surrounding the Christian mummy have been a subject of mystery for several years. As you can imagine, witnesses have immediately gone to paranormal explanations. Additionally, myths surrounding mummification date back to ancient Egypt. This has caused some to blame the occurrence on evil gods and even aliens. Thankfully, we live in an age where logic is easily accessible. Despite how creepy these images may appear, there is a sound explanation.
OPTICAL ILLUSION SCARES MILLIONS
According to Dario Piombino-Mascali, curator of the Capuchin Catacombs, what we see on YouTube is nothing more than an optical illusion. When light filters through the side windows during the day, it produces an optical illusion that looks like the Little Rosalia’s eyes are shifting. To help deter this problem from happening, the Christian mummy was shifted into a new position so her eyes can be seen easily. Apparently, they are not completely closed nor have they ever been. Hopefully, now tourists will put aside their wonderous stories and see Rosalia the Christian mummy for what she really is: a prime example of amazing preservation.