The island of dolls

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Far away from mainstream of society – is a place which is far from being safe to stay overnight. The superstitions of people living in Mexico City are at an all-time high; in the canals of Xochimico, near Mexico City sits a small island, believed to be haunted by ghostly spirits. (In particular one spirit) This unusually strange island is decorated by dolls.

There is a reason for this and that reason is a man named Don Julian Santana, who first discovered the body of a drowned child in the canal some 50 years ago. He was haunted by her death; he decided to then collect any doll he could find including ones which have been tattered and torn.


When he found a doll floating by in the canal, he decided to hang it upon a tree to appease the dead girl. He hoped this would give her tortured soul some sense of comfort, which would protect the island from any further evil doings. (There weren’t enough canal dolls to satisfy Santana’s tortured spirit, so he would scavenging through more trash heaps on his trips away from home) Taking things to such an extreme, he began trading his home-grown fruits and vegetables for dolls.


Don Julian Santana did this for years as hundreds of dolls are draped across the entire island. These dolls are disturbing upon the human eyes, as they are mutilated with their decapitated heads and severed limbs. Even in daylight hours, these dolls are quite terrifying with their deadpan gaze watching as you approach the shoreline. At night, this rather creepy surrounding is even more hauntingly disturbing.

The Island of the Dolls, also known as Isla de las Munecas has an extraordinary amount of spiritual energy surrounding it – according to paranormal experts. The island has since become a tourist attraction for its rather strange story and ghastly sightings.

Many stories have surfaced over the years, associated with the island. One of them was that Don Julian had become quite mad, believing the dolls to be real life children whom he rescued from the waters and wastelands. His determination was also believed to be driven by an unknown force.


He spoke with his family and friends complaining that he was hearing voices from the water where this little girl had died. These voices seemed to call out to him, beckoning him to follow. He was later discovered dead in the same spot where he had found the drowned girl years ago.

Many people said that the dolls, inhabited by tortured spirits, conspired to murder the old man. Others believe that Santana’s death was an accident and that since his passing; the dolls have taken over his role as the island’s caretaker.

Is it creepy or what?

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