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Wow, I just learned that there is a place in Mexico City called "The Island of Dolls".  Read this:

"The Island of the Dolls is perhaps the creepiest tourist attraction in Mexico. Located within an extensive network of canals, south of Mexico City, the island is a place of mystery and superstition.

Almost every tree growing on the island is decorated with old, mutilated dolls that give anyone the feeling that they’re constantly being watched. The story behind the Island of the Dolls began when a hermit by the name of Don Julian Santana moved here. Although he was married he chose to live the last 50 years of his life alone.



Don Julian used to say he was haunted by the ghost of the little girl who had drowned in one of the canals around the island. Some say he used to fish the dolls from the water because he though they were real children, but the truth is he was collecting and placing them around his home as a shrine for the spirit that tormented him. At one point he even traded home grown fruit and vegetables for old dolls.

Ironically, in 2001 Don Julian Santana was found dead by his nephew, in the same canal that he said the little girl drowned in. Now his Island of the Dolls is one of the world’s weirdest tourist attractions. Some tourists who visited this place claim the dolls whisper and you must offer them a gift upon setting foot on the island, to appease their spirits."















I must visit this place in my lifetime!

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[User Picture]From: theirea
2010-04-20 09:53 pm (UTC)

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oh wow, creepy!
strange how some of the plastic gets all spotty like reptipe skin. first picture especially.
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[User Picture]From: alotus_poetry
2010-09-08 04:39 am (UTC)

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I was thinking of Chucky when I saw these photos!! Aaaahh!! Creepy indeed!
[User Picture]From: blueduende
2010-09-27 10:41 pm (UTC)

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Me too. D:
[User Picture]From: xvmoonchildvx
2010-04-20 10:08 pm (UTC)

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Words can not express how awesome I think this is. Road trip!
[User Picture]From: ashanachronism
2010-04-20 10:10 pm (UTC)

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This place is really creepy, it's been featured on a few of those paranormal shows.
[User Picture]From: washie
2010-04-20 10:16 pm (UTC)

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That is bad ass. I want to go!
[User Picture]From: 0ra3ng_sp0rk
2010-04-20 10:19 pm (UTC)

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I almost had a heartattack when I went past this post in my flist.
[User Picture]From: clooney
2010-04-21 12:13 am (UTC)

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Same.
[User Picture]From: argentazure
2010-09-11 08:52 am (UTC)

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I MUST know what painting is in your icon!
From: dig_your_self
2010-04-20 10:22 pm (UTC)

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This is so creepy/cool.
[User Picture]From: albear
2010-04-20 10:24 pm (UTC)

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No! that is NOT an an awesome place gave me goose bumps. ;)
[User Picture]From: sadeyedartist
2010-04-20 11:27 pm (UTC)

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What the heck is crawling on the last one?
[User Picture]From: blueduende
2010-09-27 10:42 pm (UTC)

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Looks like slugs. D:
[User Picture]From: 0x0_kate_0x0
2010-04-21 01:39 am (UTC)

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♥♥♥
[User Picture]From: despairfaery
2010-04-21 02:01 am (UTC)

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I believe Destination Truth did an episode on this very island and one of the dolls eyes opened and it made everyone freak the fuck out, including me and my husband.
[User Picture]From: karinalynn
2010-04-21 04:42 am (UTC)

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My roommate and I were watching this episode, and just as the one doll opened its eyes, my cell phone rang, loudly, and both of us jumped and screamed. That episode still gives me nightmares!
[User Picture]From: blueduende
2010-09-27 10:43 pm (UTC)

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D: Im afraid of looking at this post, expecting the same thing to happen.
[User Picture]From: jenzay
2010-04-21 04:10 am (UTC)

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Ahhhh my eyes DX The first photo scarred me so much that I'm afraid to look at the others. I guess it's a pretty unique place but I don't want to go there >.
[User Picture]From: xxxnevermorexxx
2010-04-21 05:13 am (UTC)

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that is creepy as shit. thank you.
[User Picture]From: scribbled_mess
2010-04-21 10:22 am (UTC)

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Cripes, that is seriously scary. I find dolls scary anyway but that one with the cobwebs on it and no eyes... I'd pee my pants if I saw that in real life.
[User Picture]From: dancingeyes_
2010-04-22 12:16 am (UTC)

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Doll dude so scares me. LOL
[User Picture]From: terra_wah
2010-04-22 04:31 am (UTC)

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Wow
[User Picture]From: bohemianbanshee
2010-04-22 06:40 pm (UTC)

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Ew, some of those are really creepy!
[User Picture]From: missmoonlight74
2010-06-12 07:51 pm (UTC)

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Creepy!!!
I wouldn't sleep there....even for money...
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2010-09-06 08:50 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: murderfanta
2010-09-06 11:02 am (UTC)

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I so want to go there!
[User Picture]From: sevvysnack
2010-09-08 04:46 am (UTC)

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I'm pretty sure they just featured this place on the 1OOth episode of Anthony Bourdain; No Reservations.

It's creepier in picture form.
From: msmixalot
2010-09-08 04:48 pm (UTC)

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this is beyond creepy & disturbing!
[User Picture]From: blueduende
2010-09-27 10:44 pm (UTC)

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The origin story is so sad... but the dolls are so creepy that it just makes me afraid to ever go there.