This Island In Mexico Is Covered In Mutilated Dolls And Is Quite Possibly The Creepiest Place In The World
Well isn't this pleasant...
If you're scared of dolls, look away now - and don't say I didn't warn you.
This island in Mexico could quite possibly one of the creepiest places in the world.
La Isla De Las Muñecas aka The Land of the Dolls is an island near Mexico City that is literally covered in MUTILATED DOLLS.
This small island was never intended to be a tourist attraction but has been created from a sad story.
It is dedicated to the lost soul of a poor girl who met her fate too soon after drowning in island's canal.
It is said that the girl was found drowned in 'mysterious circumstances' many years ago on the island and that the dolls are possessed by her spirit.
A local legend says that the dolls 'move their heads and arms' and 'even opened their eyes'.
Some witnesses claim they had heard the dolls whispering to each other, while others who were on a boat near the island said the dolls lured them to come down to the island.
But how do all these creepy dolls get on the island?
Don Julian Santana Barrera (pictures bellow) was the caretaker of the island and the story goes that Julian found a little girl and was sadly not able to save her.
Not long after the death, Julian saw a floating doll near the canals, which he presumed belonged to the girl.
As a mark of respect he picked up the doll and hung it to a tree, supporting the spirit of the young girl.
Others question even the existence of the drowned girl and reports conclude that Julian had made up the story about the girl in his solitude.
Julian continued to be haunted by the spirit of the drowned girl and continued to hang more and more dolls across the island in an attempt to 'please her spirit'.
After 50 years of collecting dolls and hanging them on the island, Julian was found dead, drowned in the same spot where the young girl had drowned.
The locals believe the Isla de las Munecas is a charmed place and so, after Julian’s death in 2001, it became a tourist attraction, where visitors bring more dolls.
Would you visit the Land of the Dolls?
Feature image credit: isladelasmunecas.com