|La Isla de la Munecas
||[Apr. 19th, 2010|05:00 pm]
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!
oh wow, creepy!
strange how some of the plastic gets all spotty like reptipe skin. first picture especially.
I was thinking of Chucky when I saw these photos!! Aaaahh!! Creepy indeed!
Words can not express how awesome I think this is. Road trip!
This place is really creepy, it's been featured on a few of those paranormal shows.
That is bad ass. I want to go!
I almost had a heartattack when I went past this post in my flist.
I MUST know what painting is in your icon!
No! that is NOT an an awesome place gave me goose bumps. ;)
What the heck is crawling on the last one?
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.
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!
D: Im afraid of looking at this post, expecting the same thing to happen.
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 >.
that is creepy as shit. thank you.
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.
Doll dude so scares me. LOL
Ew, some of those are really creepy!
I wouldn't sleep there....even for money...
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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.
this is beyond creepy & disturbing!
The origin story is so sad... but the dolls are so creepy that it just makes me afraid to ever go there.